The Library

Carsaig, Pennyghael, Isle of Mull

Book Now

The Library is a large Scandinavian log chalet which stands amid woodland at the end of a private road from Carsaig Pier, on the beautiful southern coast of the Isle of Mull.

Quick Info

Sleeps: 6 Bedrooms: 3
Changeover Day: Sun Pets Allowed: Yes (2)
No smoking Bathrooms: 1
  • No Smoking
  • Pets Allowed
  • Open Fire/Solid Fuel Stove
  • WiFi

Quite alone apart from nearby Pier Cottage, The Library is only yards from the rocky shore with splendid views out to sea towards the Islands of Jura, Islay and Colonsay.

Inside, there is a large open plan living area with a well-equipped pine kitchen, a central wood-burning stove and two sofa beds. Part of the room can be curtained off to form a second double bedroom should you require the extra space. The staircase leading to the double and twin bedrooms upstairs is open and therefore not suitable for young children.

The Library has the ambience of a well-loved retreat. The pine panelling in just about every room gives the house a very homely and rustic feel, with the interesting layout lending plenty of character. It is comfortable, with all ‘mod cons’, right down to the iPod docking station.

Its location is spectacular and includes an enclosed garden and large decking area which reaches out almost to the edge of the water from where you can sit on the patio furniture and enjoy the fabulous views whilst you have your morning coffee, midday snack or evening meal. Be sure to have your binoculars at the ready so you can see what is swimming past, foraging on the shore or winging its way into the garden.

Map & Local

This is a spectacular area, with a wild and varied coast, ranging from the dramatic Carsaig cliffs to the long, silver sands just quarter of a mile from the cottage. There is abundant wildlife with otters, red deer and eagles often in evidence.

Painters flock to this part of the world and you will soon see why. There are excellent walks to be had or you can cycle the 5-odd miles over to the nearest shop and hotel at Pennyghael.

When on Mull, a visit to historic Iona, where Columba first brought Christianity to Scotland in 563, is an absolute must and it is less than an hour's drive from the cottage. Leave the car at Fionnphort and go across on the little ferry which chugs back and forward every twenty minutes or so (no booking necessary). You can visit the Abbey and quarter the island in a few hours; its haunting atmosphere of peace and holiness will surely affect the most sceptical visitor.

From Fionnphort and Bunessan, you can also take boat trips in summer to famous Fingal's Cave on Staffa and the Treshnish Islands, with their seabird and seal colonies.

In the other direction Duart Castle, the historic seat of the chiefs of the Clan McLean, is well worth a visit. For serious shopping, Tobermory (50 miles), with its brightly coloured houses clustered round the harbour, is the only town on the island.

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/Kitchen with electric-cooker, fridge-freezer, microwave, washing-machine, dishwasher etc, satellite TV/DVD, portable iPod speaker dock and wood-burning stove
Bathroom with bath/shower, WC and wash basin
Double bedroom (King Size bed)


Double-bed room (King Size bed)
Landing with twin beds

What's included


Available Extras

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 and open fire (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 calendar below shows dates which are either available or booked for this property. Use the Book Now menu above to select your desired holiday dates.

Changeover Day: Sun

Booked Available

Weekly Prices

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% - Easter 2017 From 09/04/2017 to 22/04/2017
  • Save 10% - March 2017 From 12/03/2017 to 01/04/2017

Changeover Day: Sun

Rental - Date Range Sleeps 4 Sleeps 6
05 Mar 2017 - 08 Apr 2017 £475.00 £495.00
09 Apr 2017 - 22 Apr 2017 £575.00 £595.00
23 Apr 2017 - 06 May 2017 £475.00 £495.00
07 May 2017 - 27 May 2017 £575.00 £595.00
28 May 2017 - 03 Jun 2017 £625.00 £650.00
04 Jun 2017 - 01 Jul 2017 £575.00 £595.00
02 Jul 2017 - 02 Sep 2017 £625.00 £650.00
03 Sep 2017 - 23 Sep 2017 £575.00 £595.00
24 Sep 2017 - 14 Oct 2017 £475.00 £495.00
15 Oct 2017 - 28 Oct 2017 £575.00 £595.00
29 Oct 2017 - 20 Dec 2017 £395.00 £450.00
21 Dec 2017 - 27 Dec 2017 £625.00 £650.00
28 Dec 2017 - 06 Jan 2018 £625.00 £650.00
06 Jan 2018 - 05 Jan 2019 POA POA
06 Jan 2019 - 05 Jan 2020 POA 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.


Refundable House Holder's deposit required