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Pier Cottage

Carsaig, Pennyghael, Isle of Mull

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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.

Quick Info

Sleeps: 4 Bedrooms: 2
Changeover Day: Sun Pets Allowed: Yes (2)
No smoking Bathrooms: 1
  • No Smoking
  • Pets Allowed
  • Open Fire/Solid Fuel Stove
  • WiFi

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 50 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 a 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. Be sure to keep an eye out for some of the local wildlife as nesting eagles, otters, seals and dolphins are often spotted out in the bay. At Pier Cottage it will clearly be a continuing case of ‘book early to avoid disappointment’!

Map & Local

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).

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.



Single Storey

Sitting/dining room with wood-burning stove and 40" TV (basic satellite channels)/DVD
Kitchen with electric cooker, fridge/freezer, microwave, washing machine and access to tumble dryer, etc
Double bedroom (king-size) with wood-burning stove
Twin bedroom with single bed and pull-out bed underneath
Bathroom with bath and shower over, WC and wash basin
Sun porch.

What's included

Stair Gate

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 and wood-burning stove (starter pack and 1 basket of logs INCLUDED). WiFi is INCLUDED (subject to a fair usage policy) for email checking and general web browsing only. It can be intermittent and should not be used for large downloads or high bandwidth applications (such as Skype, YouTube, Netflix, iPlayer/video streaming, etc). Water is from a private source which is regularly tested. 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

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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).

Changeover Day: Sun

Rental - Date Range Sleeps 4
20 Sep 2020 - 10 Oct 2020 £495.00
11 Oct 2020 - 31 Oct 2020 £595.00
01 Nov 2020 - 19 Dec 2020 £395.00
20 Dec 2020 - 27 Dec 2020 £695.00
28 Dec 2020 - 05 Jan 2021 £695.00
06 Jan 2021 - 06 Feb 2021 £395.00
07 Feb 2021 - 03 Apr 2021 £495.00
04 Apr 2021 - 24 Apr 2021 £595.00
25 Apr 2021 - 08 May 2021 £495.00
09 May 2021 - 22 May 2021 £595.00
23 May 2021 - 05 Jun 2021 £695.00
06 Jun 2021 - 26 Jun 2021 £595.00
27 Jun 2021 - 28 Aug 2021 POA
29 Aug 2021 - 18 Sep 2021 POA
19 Sep 2021 - 09 Oct 2021 POA
10 Oct 2021 - 30 Oct 2021 POA
31 Oct 2021 - 18 Dec 2021 POA
19 Dec 2021 - 27 Dec 2021 POA
28 Dec 2021 - 05 Jan 2022 POA
06 Jan 2022 - 05 Jan 2023 POA
06 Jan 2023 - 05 Jan 2024 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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Great facilities in an idyllic location


The location was five star - unbeatable if you like to ‘get away from it all’.
A view of the sea from the sofa. Dol...

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We had a brilliant time at Pier Cottage. The location, beside the sea but far from the madding crowd, suited us with an...

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Pier Cottage is beautifully located and is a wonderful place to spend time enjoying the beauties of the Isle of Mull. Th...

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Well kept cottage. Lovely location. Clean and had everything we needed. Only complaint was how cold it was particularly ...

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