Near Bunessan, Isle of MullGuest Rating
A dear little lodge in a heavenly lochside situation on the beautiful island of Mull will surely whet the appetite of many a visitor to Scotland. Such is Assapol Lodge, near Bunessan on the Ross of Mull, close to the south western tip of the island and the magical island of Iona.
|Sleeps: 2||Bedrooms: 1|
|Changeover Day: Sat||Pets Allowed: No|
|No smoking||Bathrooms: 1|
Standing quite alone, with only the croft farm up the hill for unobtrusive company, it is a newly built, trim and compact timber lodge. Its decking veranda is right above the waters of Loch Assapol, so you can sit in perfect peace and look across the water or watch the sun go down. The fact that the lodge is surrounded by 3 acres of ground which is a corncrake conservation area is bound to prove a huge attraction for lovers of wildlife and birds in particular.
Inside, the living accommodation is open plan, with a well-fitted corner kitchen-dining area and a cosy sitting area with electric stove in the corner. This, plus its electric heating, ensures cosiness all year round.
A double bedroom and shower room complete the present accommodation, though a ladder stair leads up to a higher level, not presently in use (however it might be possible to create a second bed space there for parties of two who are not couples).
There is parking just above the lodge, leading down to it by a quite steep path. The lodge is, therefore, not really suitable for those of limited mobility.
There is the possibility of some ad hoc fishing in the loch and guests can simply roll out of bed to cast their line! Bunessan (1m) has a shop/PO, hotel and cafe, with more facilities a few miles away at Fionnphort.
At Fionnphort you can take the little foot ferry over to Iona, or catch the boat for trips to the Treshnish Isles (seabird colonies) and the amazing island of Staffa with its dramatic hexagonal rock formations and famous Fingal's Cave.
This coastline is famous for its mix of secluded sandy and rocky coves, where in the surrounding waters you may see seals, porpoises and even the occasional minke whale. Driving back eastwards (the direction in which you will have come from the ferry), you can explore the amazing coastline at Carsaig, a long-time favourite with artists, or continue to Duart Castle.
Alternatively, if you turn left just past Pennyghael, you can take the scenic road up the west side of the island, past Ulva and Gruline (riding) and on up to the breathtaking beach at Calgary, with views away to the Isles of Coll and Tiree.
Tobermory, the 'capital' of the island, with its brightly painted houses clustering round the harbour, should not be missed, and if you fancy a bit of culture while you're there, this can be provided by the famous Mull Little Theatre on the road to Tobermory. Music enthusiasts will probably already be aware of the Mull Music Festival, featuring rock and traditional music and held every year in the last week of April at venues across the island.
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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.
Open plan living area with TV/DVD, CD player, electric stove, electric cooker, fridge and microwave, etc.
Room with shower, WC and wash basin.
- Linen (Double Bed)
- Sets of towels
Bed linen and towels are INCLUDED. The first £15 of electricity INCLUDED with any additional usage payable by meter reading at the end of your stay. Heating is by electric panel heaters and electric towel rail. 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)
- Christmas 2019 From 21/12/2019 to 23/12/2019
- Save 15% Half Term 2019 From 19/10/2019 to 21/10/2019
- Save 15% Half Term 2019 From 26/10/2019 to 28/10/2019
- February Half Term From 22/02/2020 to 24/02/2020
- New Year 2019 From 28/12/2019 to 30/12/2019
Changeover Day: Sat
|Rental - Date Range||Sleeps 2|
|12 Oct 2019 - 01 Nov 2019||£425.00|
|02 Nov 2019 - 19 Dec 2019||£325.00|
|20 Dec 2019 - 27 Dec 2019||£465.00|
|28 Dec 2019 - 05 Jan 2020||£465.00|
|06 Jan 2020 - 07 Feb 2020||£325.00|
|08 Feb 2020 - 03 Apr 2020||£365.00|
|04 Apr 2020 - 24 Apr 2020||£425.00|
|25 Apr 2020 - 08 May 2020||£365.00|
|09 May 2020 - 22 May 2020||£425.00|
|23 May 2020 - 29 May 2020||£465.00|
|30 May 2020 - 26 Jun 2020||£425.00|
|27 Jun 2020 - 28 Aug 2020||£465.00|
|29 Aug 2020 - 18 Sep 2020||£425.00|
|19 Sep 2020 - 09 Oct 2020||£365.00|
|10 Oct 2020 - 30 Oct 2020||£425.00|
|31 Oct 2020 - 18 Dec 2020||£325.00|
|19 Dec 2020 - 27 Dec 2020||£465.00|
|28 Dec 2020 - 05 Jan 2021||£465.00|
|06 Jan 2021 - 05 Jan 2022||POA|
|06 Jan 2022 - 05 Jan 2023||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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Staying at Assapol Lodge was a lovely, quiet, relaxed experience.
Definitely worth every penny.
Very pleased thank you. Would have preferred that the photographs did not exaggerate the size of the size of the accomm...Read More
Relaxing, beautiful, quiet retreat
Lovely cottage, beautiful scenery access down steep bank a slight negative