Tarbat House

Bunessan, Isle of Mull

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On the lovely and magical Isle of Mull the attractive, detached Tarbat House sits with uninterrupted views across open country to the sea.

Quick Info

Sleeps: 2/7 Bedrooms: 3
Changeover Day: Sat Pets Allowed: Yes (2)
No smoking Bathrooms: 2
  • No Smoking
  • Pets Allowed

It is situated just 1 mile from the village of Bunessan (with shops and hotel) and 6 miles from Fionnphort (Iona Ferry) in the south of the island. It offers a cosy and comfortable 'home from home' and en route from the ferry you will pass through some of the most spectacular scenery that the Western Isles have to offer.

Contemporary houses can sometimes be lacking in character, but that is certainly not the case at Tarbat House, which is presented with considerable style and makes you feel instantly welcome. The large and well-furnished sitting room is made very bright by all the large windows, which afford views both towards the sea and of the plentiful local wildlife, while at night the flame effect fire will give a cosy ambience. It also has French doors that lead out to a small outdoor decking area.

In addition to being eminently practical, the modern and well-equipped dining kitchen is very attractive and there is an additional utility room that provides useful back-up. There are two double bedrooms on this level, one of which has a king-size bed and en suite bathroom with a luxurious corner bath.

Upstairs there is a family room consisting of a double and a single bed along with a separate shower room and WC. Outside there is parking for two cars and a fully enclosed grass garden.

Quality, cosiness and comfort are the keynotes at Tarbat House, and, given its lovely situation as well, it cannot fail to be a winner.

Map & Local

This area is noted for its numerous secluded coves and fine little beaches and you may catch sight of seals, dolphins, basking sharks and even the occasional Minke whale in the surrounding waters.

There is plenty of wildlife to be viewed on land and air as well, including white-tailed sea eagles, golden eagles, merlin and peregrine falcons, with hen harriers and short-eared owls nesting in close proximity to the house. Deer are also seen regularly from the cottage.

For those wishing to learn more about the island's history, the Ross of Mull historical centre is located in the village. No visit to Mull (and particularly this part) would be complete without taking the little foot ferry to Iona from Fionnphort.

It was on Iona that Columba first landed in the country when he brought Christianity to Scotland from Ireland in the 6th century and, with its abbey and silver sands, it remains one of the most atmospheric and peaceful places in all of Britain. Also from Fionnphort, boat trips run to Staffa with its amazing hexagonal rock formations and the legendary Fingal's Cave and the Treshnish Isles, that are home to spectacular seabird colonies.

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 room with TV/DVD.
Kitchen/Dining room with electric cooker, microwave, dishwasher, fridge and TV.
Utility room with washing machine, tumble dryer and freezer.
Double bedroom (king-size) with TV and en-suite bath/shower, WC and wash hand basin.
Double bedroom.


Family room (double and single bed) with TV.
Shower room with WC and wash hand basin.

What's included

Linen (Double Bed)
Linen (Single Bed)

Available Extras

Towels (per person)


Bed linen INCLUDED and towels are available to hire. Electricity is INCLUDED. Heating is by oil central heating (INCLUDED) and living flame electric fire. 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.

Please note: For Tarbat House, the tariff for 2 persons is based on 1 bedroom only being made available.



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: Sat

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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% on Christmas 2017! From 20/12/2017 to 23/12/2017
  • Save 15% on New Year! From 27/12/2017 to 30/12/2017

Changeover Day: Sat

Rental - Date Range Sleeps 2 Sleeps 7
28 Oct 2017 - 20 Dec 2017 £345.00 £395.00
21 Dec 2017 - 27 Dec 2017 £650.00 £650.00
28 Dec 2017 - 06 Jan 2018 £650.00 £650.00
07 Jan 2018 - 09 Feb 2018 £345.00 £395.00
10 Feb 2018 - 23 Feb 2018 £395.00 £450.00
24 Feb 2018 - 02 Mar 2018 £345.00 £395.00
03 Mar 2018 - 30 Mar 2018 £395.00 £450.00
31 Mar 2018 - 13 Apr 2018 POA POA
14 Apr 2018 - 04 May 2018 £495.00 £550.00
05 May 2018 - 25 May 2018 £495.00 £550.00
26 May 2018 - 01 Jun 2018 £650.00 £650.00
02 Jun 2018 - 29 Jun 2018 £495.00 £550.00
30 Jun 2018 - 31 Aug 2018 £650.00 £650.00
01 Sep 2018 - 21 Sep 2018 £495.00 £550.00
22 Sep 2018 - 05 Oct 2018 £395.00 £450.00
06 Oct 2018 - 26 Oct 2018 £495.00 £550.00
27 Oct 2018 - 20 Dec 2018 £345.00 £395.00
21 Dec 2018 - 27 Dec 2018 POA POA
28 Dec 2018 - 05 Jan 2019 POA POA
06 Jan 2019 - 05 Jan 2020 POA POA
06 Jan 2020 - 05 Jan 2021 POA POA

Please note: Prices are calculated based on your party size at the time of booking and where more than one tariff is shown, the number of bedrooms made available may vary. This is allows us to offer larger properties at lower rates for smaller parties. 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.

For Tarbat House, the tariff for 2 persons is based on 1 bedroom only being made available.


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This was a very comfortable cottage, well equipped and was large in size.


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Well appointed property and very comfortable


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