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The Library

Carsaig, Pennyghael, Isle of Mull

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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: 2
  • 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 large sofa bed. There is also a handy downstairs double bedroom and bathroom with bath and shower over on this level. 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 that is comfortable throughout and has 'all mod cons'. 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.

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. There is a drop beyond the decking that is protected by a cargo net so care should be taken and children should be supervised at all times. The property may not be suitable for those with young children.

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 - eagles, otters, seals and pods of dolphins are just some of the wildlife you might be lucky enough to spot.

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.

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/kitchen with wood-burning stove, electric cooker, fridge/freezer, microwave, washing machine, dishwasher, 40" satellite TV/DVD and portable iPod speaker dock, etc
Bathroom with bath/shower, WC and wash basin
Double bedroom (king-size).


Double bedroom (king-size)
Landing with twin beds
Shower room with WC and wash basin

What's included


Available Extras

Towels (per person)


Bed linen is available for overseas guests and and towels are available to hire. The first £25 of electricity is INCLUDED with the balance 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 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 6
29 Oct 2023 - 18 Dec 2023 POA
19 Dec 2023 - 27 Dec 2023 POA
28 Dec 2023 - 05 Jan 2024 POA
06 Jan 2024 - 03 Feb 2024 POA
04 Feb 2024 - 30 Mar 2024 POA
31 Mar 2024 - 20 Apr 2024 POA
21 Apr 2024 - 04 May 2024 POA
05 May 2024 - 25 May 2024 POA
26 May 2024 - 01 Jun 2024 POA
02 Jun 2024 - 22 Jun 2024 POA
23 Jun 2024 - 20 Jul 2024 POA
21 Jul 2024 - 24 Aug 2024 POA
25 Aug 2024 - 14 Sep 2024 POA
15 Sep 2024 - 05 Oct 2024 POA
06 Oct 2024 - 26 Oct 2024 POA
27 Oct 2024 - 19 Dec 2024 POA
20 Dec 2024 - 27 Dec 2024 POA
28 Dec 2024 - 05 Jan 2025 POA
06 Jan 2025 - 05 Jan 2026 POA
06 Jan 2026 - 05 Jan 2027 POA
06 Jan 2027 - 05 Jan 2028 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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