Carsaig, Pennyghael, Isle of Mull
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 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’!
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.
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
- 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 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 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).
From 02/02/2020 to 04/02/2020
From 09/02/2020 to 11/02/2020
From 16/02/2020 to 18/02/2020
From 23/02/2020 to 25/02/2020
Changeover Day: Sun
|Rental - Date Range||Sleeps 4|
|06 Jan 2020 - 08 Feb 2020||£395.00|
|09 Feb 2020 - 04 Apr 2020||£495.00|
|05 Apr 2020 - 25 Apr 2020||£595.00|
|26 Apr 2020 - 09 May 2020||£495.00|
|10 May 2020 - 23 May 2020||£595.00|
|24 May 2020 - 30 May 2020||£695.00|
|31 May 2020 - 27 Jun 2020||£595.00|
|28 Jun 2020 - 29 Aug 2020||£695.00|
|30 Aug 2020 - 19 Sep 2020||£595.00|
|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 - 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.
'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. '