West Carsaig Cottage
Carsaig Bay, Isle of Mull
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. 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.
West Carsaig is a semi-detached white cottage that stands quite alone, with its mirror image East Carsaig, facing south to the distant isles of Jura, Colonsay and Islay.
Inside the cottage has been substantially upgraded and completely refurnished, with double glazing for extra warmth. The sitting area has stylish corner seating with the cheerful open fire as a focal point that also keeps it cosy. There is also a dining area by the large window so you can keep an eye out for the local wildlife.
The kitchen area is through an open doorway and is well-equipped with appliances, with plenty of space for cooking. It also has a further dining area so the cook doesn’t have to miss out on all the fun.
Upstairs there are three bedrooms, a double and two twins, that are all modern and attractive with slightly coombed ceilings and large windows from which to take in your scenic surroundings.
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!
Local Events and Attractions
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, electric cooker, microwave 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% - w/c 12 Aug 17 From 12/08/2017 to 18/08/2017
- Save 15% - w/c 19 Aug 17 From 19/08/2017 to 25/08/2017
- Save 15% - w/c 26 Aug 17 From 26/08/2017 to 01/09/2017
Changeover Day: Sat
|Rental - Date Range||Sleeps 6|
|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|
|07 Jan 2018 - 09 Feb 2018||POA|
|10 Feb 2018 - 23 Feb 2018||POA|
|24 Feb 2018 - 02 Mar 2018||POA|
|03 Mar 2018 - 30 Mar 2018||POA|
|31 Mar 2018 - 13 Apr 2018||POA|
|14 Apr 2018 - 04 May 2018||POA|
|05 May 2018 - 25 May 2018||POA|
|26 May 2018 - 01 Jun 2018||POA|
|02 Jun 2018 - 29 Jun 2018||POA|
|30 Jun 2018 - 31 Aug 2018||POA|
|01 Sep 2018 - 21 Sep 2018||POA|
|22 Sep 2018 - 05 Oct 2018||POA|
|06 Oct 2018 - 26 Oct 2018||POA|
|27 Oct 2018 - 20 Dec 2018||POA|
|21 Dec 2018 - 27 Dec 2018||POA|
|28 Dec 2018 - 05 Jan 2019||POA|
|06 Jan 2019 - 05 Jan 2020||POA|
|06 Jan 2020 - 05 Jan 2021||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.