Isle of Iona, Near Fionnphort, Isle of Mull
A trip to the magical island of Iona is certainly one for the memory books and a traditional Hebridean welcome awaits at Darach Beag, a detached house with awe-inspiring sea views set just a quick stroll from the harbour.
|Sleeps: 6||Bedrooms: 3|
|Changeover Day: Sun||Pets Allowed: Yes (2)|
|No smoking||Bathrooms: 2|
In the heart of the house, the elegant, contemporary kitchen/dining room, is a large range cooker that is perfect for creating delicious meals for everyone. Eating at the dining table by the window allows for full appreciation of the expansive vista across the fields to the bay and sea beyond.
An inviting open fire keeps the sitting room toasty and off it is a charming sunroom that has been cleverly positioned facing the amazing view with huge picture windows and a glass door that show it off effortlessly. Hours are easily whiled away stretched out on the chaise longue gazing across the every-changing outlook of the water to the Isle of Mull in the distance. A twin bedroom and family bathroom are also laid out on this level.
A steep, narrow wooden staircase (may not be suitable for those with limited mobility) leads upstairs where, past the cute little port hole window on the landing, are two spacious double bedrooms with king-size beds and sunny sea outlooks can be found.
Watch the world go by whilst sipping a morning coffee out on the porch seating as the idyllic scene of boats bobbing in the sparkling waters drifts by. The pretty, fenced garden is ideal for pets and kids to run around in and storage for sporting equipment is provided.
Please note: Vehicles cannot be taken over to Islay so cars should be parked up at the car park in Fionnphort on Mull prior to boarding the foot ferry.
Tranquil Iona is reached by passenger ferry only and has a refreshingly different, slower pace of life that is felt immediately on arrival. Cars can be left at Fionnphort on Mull and the ferry arrives into the harbour less than 5 minutes’ walk from the house.
The Iona Craft Shop is chock-full of delightful knitwear, tweed and beautiful jewellery that make great souvenirs to keep as holiday mementos of give to loved ones. They also offer traditional bicycle hire which is a great way of getting around as the island is only 1.5 miles wide and 3 miles long.
Right across the road a stone’s throw away are the ruins of the medieval 12th century Iona Nunnery that are fascinating to wander around in the footsteps of the original convent of nuns. The ruins lead through to the impressive Iona Abbey that was founded by St Columba and is still used as a place of worship to this day.
A well-stocked grocery shop can be found a couple more doors away and the St Columba Larder has lots of artisan food and spirits that are produced on the island. The coastline of the island is dotted with gorgeous white sandy beaches that are ideal for soaking in some sun or keeping an eye out for wading and sea birds, otters and even golden and white-tailed sea eagles.
There are a couple of options for eating out with the St Columba Hotel to stop at for a drink, meal or delicious afternoon tea and the Argyll Hotel that uses locally sourced ingredients as well as plenty of fresh seafood that is not surprising considering its setting.
Boat trips run out to the incredible Fingal’s Cave, a huge sea cave on the uninhabited island of Staffa that at low tide has a natural walkway that provides access all the way inside (appropriate clothing and footwear required). Huge, hexagonal basalt columns make up the cave and as the waves lap inside they create an almost musical sounding echo. On the way to and from the island colourful puffins can often be seen nesting on the cliffs above.
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 open fire and TV
Kitchen/dining room with electric range oven and hob, fridge/freezer, microwave and dishwasher, etc
Hall with washing machine
Bathroom with bath and shower over, WC and wash basin
Shower room with WC and wash basin.
Double bedroom (king-size)
Double bedroom (king-size).
Outbuilding with tumble dryer.
- Linen (Double Bed)
- Linen (Single Bed)
- Sets of towels (per person)
- Travel Cot (excluding linen)
Bed linen and towels are INCLUDED. The first £50 of electricity is INCLUDED with any additional usage payable by meter reading at the end of your stay. Heating is by electric panel heaters. WiFi is INCLUDED. A maximum of 2 dogs are welcome at an additional charge (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: Vehicles cannot be taken over to Islay so cars should be parked up at the car park in Fionnphort on Mull prior to boarding the foot ferry.
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 2||Sleeps 6|
|26 Jun 2022 - 23 Jul 2022||£1,595.00||£1,595.00|
|24 Jul 2022 - 27 Aug 2022||£1,795.00||£1,795.00|
|28 Aug 2022 - 17 Sep 2022||£1,495.00||£1,495.00|
|18 Sep 2022 - 08 Oct 2022||£895.00||£995.00|
|09 Oct 2022 - 29 Oct 2022||£1,495.00||£1,495.00|
|30 Oct 2022 - 17 Dec 2022||£795.00||£895.00|
|18 Dec 2022 - 27 Dec 2022||£1,595.00||£1,595.00|
|28 Dec 2022 - 05 Jan 2023||£1,595.00||£1,595.00|
|06 Jan 2023 - 04 Feb 2023||£695.00||£795.00|
|05 Feb 2023 - 01 Apr 2023||£795.00||£895.00|
|02 Apr 2023 - 22 Apr 2023||£1,295.00||£1,295.00|
|23 Apr 2023 - 06 May 2023||£795.00||£895.00|
|07 May 2023 - 27 May 2023||£1,295.00||£1,295.00|
|28 May 2023 - 03 Jun 2023||£1,495.00||£1,495.00|
|04 Jun 2023 - 24 Jun 2023||£1,295.00||£1,295.00|
|25 Jun 2023 - 22 Jul 2023||£1,495.00||£1,495.00|
|23 Jul 2023 - 26 Aug 2023||£1,595.00||£1,595.00|
|27 Aug 2023 - 16 Sep 2023||£1,295.00||£1,295.00|
|17 Sep 2023 - 07 Oct 2023||£795.00||£895.00|
|08 Oct 2023 - 28 Oct 2023||£1,295.00||£1,295.00|
|29 Oct 2023 - 18 Dec 2023||£695.00||£795.00|
|19 Dec 2023 - 27 Dec 2023||£1,495.00||£1,495.00|
|28 Dec 2023 - 05 Jan 2024||£1,495.00||£1,495.00|
|06 Jan 2024 - 05 Jan 2025||POA||POA|
|06 Jan 2025 - 05 Jan 2026||POA||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.