East Carsaig Cottage
Carsaig Bay, Isle of MullGuest Rating
Of all the islands off the west coast of Scotland, the Isle of Mull is arguably the most popular as a holiday destination. It has a wonderful mix of mountain and sea, with some quiet and fabulous beaches.
|Sleeps: 6||Bedrooms: 3|
|Changeover Day: Sat||Pets Allowed: No|
|No smoking||Bathrooms: 1|
One of the most spectacular parts of its coastline is at Carsaig, where there is both a beach and dramatic cliffs. So impressive are the surroundings that a School of Painting flourishes just outside the Estate, where artists come from all over the world to capture the glories of this particular corner. Tucked away at the end of a little single track road, 4 miles off the main thoroughfare (also a single track road) between Craignure and Fionnphort at the southwest corner, it is a place of blissful quiet and tranquillity.
East Carsaig is a semi detached white cottage, that is simply but comfortably furnished. With its mirror image, West Carsaig, it stands quite alone, facing south to the distant isles of Jura, Colonsay and Islay.
Inside the cottage has been considerably upgraded with new furnishings and double glazed windows for warmth. The elegant sitting room has comfortable seating grouped cosily round an open fire at one end and a dining area at the other end by the window. Beyond that is the well-equipped kitchen that has plenty of room for cooking and also has a further dining area.
Upstairs are three bedrooms, a double and two twins all of which are attractively furnished with slightly coombed ceilings and large windows from which to admire the surrounding countryside. A family bathroom completes the indoor accommodation.
A small burn runs down by the side and front of the cottage (care should be taken with young children) and across the 250 yards of grass and rocky foreshore which leads to a beautiful long sandy beach. Those who appreciate somewhere to relax in most beautiful surroundings will find this spot truly idyllic, while children will love the freedom to play far from traffic and other constraints.
This area is teeming with wildlife in land, sea and air - seals, otters, sea eagles, deer and even the occasional whale, to name but a few.
The nearest shop and restaurant are 6 miles away. If you can bear to leave this little slice of heaven for a day, however, you will find another at the end of the road at Fionnphort, for where you can take the little foot ferry across to Iona.
The wondrous island of Iona has been a place of pilgrimage for over 14 centuries and it’s amazing aura remains unaffected by the crowds of tourists who descend on it daily - something definitely not to be missed. From Fionnphort too, you can take boat trips to view the remarkable rock formations of Staffa and the puffin colonies on the Treshnish Isles.
While these are the nearest attractions, Mull has a great deal more to offer. It is only a 45 minute drive back to the ferry terminal at Craignure, which is where the fast road begins which takes you up to Salen and the ‘capital’ Tobermory. This charming and picturesque little town (all facilities) with its brightly painted houses that are recognisable from a zillion souvenir calendars, clusters round its harbour which is usually well populated with sailing boats. From there you can cross the top of the island to Dervaig, home of the Mull Little Theatre, then ‘stampede’ on to the wonderful beach at the original Calgary, as different from its Canadian namesake as day and night.
A drive up the entire west coast of the island is another wonderful experience. From the Craignure road, turn on to the B8035 to Gruline and the ‘Scenic route to Salen’. This coast road affords breathtaking views away to Coll and Tiree. There is riding at Gruline, and it is worth continuing up the coast to the memorial Cross at Ulva, the Eas Fors waterfall and on once again to Dervaig. You will then be able to say that you’ve pretty well ‘done’ Mull!
Please note: while we make every effort to be as accurate as possible, the actual position of the cottage indicated on the map above and the proximity of the amenities in the Local Info section cannot be guaranteed to be precise and should be used as a guide only.
Sitting/Dining Room with open fire
Kitchen with washing machine, microwave, electric cooker and fridge/freezer, etc.
Bathroom with bath, WC and wash basin.
- Linen (Double Bed)
- Linen (Single Bed)
Bed linen INCLUDED and towels are available to hire. Electricity is INCLUDED. Heating is by electric storage heaters, electric fan heaters and open fire (starter pack INCLUDED). Water is from a private source which is UV filtered and regularly tested; however (as is typical in many parts of Scotland) it can become discoloured, particularly after heavy rainfall. Guests may therefore prefer to bring bottled water to drink. Sorry, pets are not accepted. No smoking.
The weekly guide prices for this property are shown below. Use the availability & book sidebar on the right to select your holiday or calculate short break rates (where available).
- 2 Week Discount (£25)
- Save 15% - Half Term 2017 From 11/02/2017 to 17/02/2017
- Easter Holidays 2017 From 08/04/2017 to 21/04/2017
Changeover Day: Sat
|Rental - Date Range||Sleeps 6|
|18 Feb 2017 - 03 Mar 2017||£345.00|
|04 Mar 2017 - 07 Apr 2017||£345.00|
|08 Apr 2017 - 21 Apr 2017||£465.00|
|22 Apr 2017 - 05 May 2017||£345.00|
|06 May 2017 - 26 May 2017||£465.00|
|27 May 2017 - 02 Jun 2017||£565.00|
|03 Jun 2017 - 30 Jun 2017||£465.00|
|01 Jul 2017 - 01 Sep 2017||£565.00|
|02 Sep 2017 - 22 Sep 2017||£465.00|
|23 Sep 2017 - 13 Oct 2017||£345.00|
|14 Oct 2017 - 27 Oct 2017||£465.00|
|28 Oct 2017 - 20 Dec 2017||£345.00|
|21 Dec 2017 - 27 Dec 2017||£565.00|
|28 Dec 2017 - 06 Jan 2018||£565.00|
|06 Jan 2018 - 05 Jan 2019||POA|
|06 Jan 2019 - 05 Jan 2020||POA|
Please note: Prices are calculated based on your party size at the time of booking. If your party size changes for any reason after booking please let us know so we can ensure the accommodation provided meets your exact requirements.
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To be honest the cottage would get an excellent just for the view from the window! Lovely open fire, and fantastic seclu...Read More
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The unsurpassed location lets some minor faults appear negligible. These were the state of parts of the kitchen equipmen...Read More
Good cottage. However, overall impressions were spoilt when we found we had to hire towels and even more so when they w...Read More