Pier Cottage is idyllically situated just yards from the shore near picturesque Carsaig on the southernmost side of the Ross of Mull, with glorious views across the sea to the misty isles of Scarba, Jura, Islay and Colonsay.
|Sleeps: 4||Bedrooms: 2|
|Changeover Day: Sun||Pets Allowed: Yes (2)|
|No smoking||Bathrooms: 1|
While the immediate shore is rocky, there is an extensive sandy beach just quarter of a mile away at Carsaig Bay. This traditional whitewashed stone cottage is conveniently arranged on one level. Having been in the McLean family for over 45 years, it has a homely, lived-in feel.
The cottage has a huge fan club of devoted visitors who return year after year to revel in the wonderful situation, the plentiful local wildlife on land, sea and air (which can most often be viewed without even leaving the cottage) and the quirky, unique character of the house itself. The large living room has an open fire and wood-burning stove and there is also a large sun-porch with a luxuriant vine. There is also a double bedroom with wood-burning stove and a small twin bedroom.
The careful upgrading which has taken place in the form of the new kitchen and bathroom and new flooring in the sun porch, has made it much more practical and comfortable. It still retains some of the original features such as the wood panelling and exposed walls, which give it its charmingly rustic ambience.
Children will revel in the freedom of the surroundings - there is a lawn in front of the cottage leading down to the rocks and the sea, a wooded area and a wild garden. At Pier Cottage it will clearly be a continuing case of ‘book early to avoid disappointment’!
The cottage is reached by a private road from Carsaig Pier and is under an hour from the ferry terminal at Craignure.
In the other direction is lovely Iona and in summer there are boat trips from Bunessan (15 miles) and Fionnphort to Fingal's Cave on Staffa and the Treshnish Isles.
This beautiful area is ideal for walking, fishing, painting and spending long lazy days on the beach. Those in search of history will enjoy Duart Castle, the ancestral seat of the Clan MacLean, in its dominating position above the Sound of Mull.
It is worth making the 50 mile journey to Tobermory, Mull's only town, with its famous coloured houses clustered round the harbour. You might combine that trip with a memorable visit to the Mull Little Theatre at Dervaig. There is a Post Office/Shop, Pub and hotel at Pennygael (6.5 miles).
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 Satellite TV/Video/DVD (basic channels), portable iPod speaker dock, open fire and wood-burning stove
Kitchen with electric-cooker, fridge-freezer, microwave, washing-machine, etc.
Double-bed room (king-size) with wood burning stove
Small twin-bed room.
Bathroom with bath/power shower, WC and wash basin
- Stair Gate
- Linen (Double bed)
- Linen (Single Bed)
- Towels (per person)
Bed linen and towels are available to hire. Electricity is payable by meter reading at the end of your stay. Heating is by electric convector heaters, halogen heaters, open fire and wood-burning stoves (starter pack and 1 basket of logs INCLUDED). WiFi is INCLUDED (subject to a fair usage policy). 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. A maximum of 2 dogs are welcome at an additional charge (2 large, 2 medium or 2 small). If you wish to bring any other pets please contact us and we will see what we can do. 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% - Christmas 2016 From 19/12/2016 to 27/12/2016
- Save 10% - New Year! From 27/12/2016 to 03/01/2017
Changeover Day: Sun
|Rental - Date Range||Sleeps 4|
|30 Oct 2016 - 19 Dec 2016||£395.00|
|20 Dec 2016 - 27 Dec 2016||£625.00|
|28 Dec 2016 - 05 Jan 2017||£625.00|
|05 Jan 2017 - 11 Feb 2017||£395.00|
|12 Feb 2017 - 18 Feb 2017||£475.00|
|19 Feb 2017 - 04 Mar 2017||£395.00|
|05 Mar 2017 - 08 Apr 2017||£475.00|
|09 Apr 2017 - 22 Apr 2017||£575.00|
|23 Apr 2017 - 06 May 2017||£475.00|
|07 May 2017 - 27 May 2017||£575.00|
|28 May 2017 - 03 Jun 2017||£625.00|
|04 Jun 2017 - 01 Jul 2017||£575.00|
|02 Jul 2017 - 02 Sep 2017||£625.00|
|03 Sep 2017 - 23 Sep 2017||£575.00|
|24 Sep 2017 - 14 Oct 2017||£475.00|
|15 Oct 2017 - 28 Oct 2017||£575.00|
|29 Oct 2017 - 20 Dec 2017||£395.00|
|21 Dec 2017 - 27 Dec 2017||£625.00|
|28 Dec 2017 - 05 Jan 2018||£625.00|
|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.
'Each morning we watched the sun rise behind Luing and on some days a sea eagle soared through the sky. Most of the week we could not tear ourselves away from this magical pocket of hill, woods and sea.'
'We spent most of our time sitting in the sun room with eyes glued to the rocks and were lucky to see otters daily. Seals were regular visitors too, rolling and playing near the garden rocks.'
'The weather was glorious. We sat on the rocks by the pier watching a pair of otters playing and fishing and went snorkelling off the rocks at the bottom of the garden. A wonderful holiday.'
'Blissful to be back at this pocketful of paradise. The cottage and garden look wonderful and recent developments in the sun porch/sitting room add cosiness, comfort and style.'
'We have just dragged ourselves away from the cottage. Thank you such for a wonderful holiday. It must be one of the most beautiful places on earth. '