Top locations in Scotland – Isle of Mull

Nestled close to the western mainland of Scotland lies the magical Isle of Mull – an island of rugged coastline, remote bays and wonderful wildlife.

It doesn’t take a person long to fall in love with this wonderful Scottish island. It is the third largest island off the mainland and one of the most accessible with three different ferries transporting holiday makers from all over the world. The Isle of Mull is full of so many incredible possibilities whether you plan to pop over for a day trip or you are staying for a week or two.

Isle of Mull, Puffer & Smiddy Cottage views

You can spend time exploring the islands’ main town ‘Tobermory’ which is well known for its brightly painted buildings that line the peaceful waterfront. Hours can pass by as you hunt out small independent businesses, sample the local chocolate shop, treat yourself at the bakery, browse the art gallery, buy those souvenirs and eat at some great pubs – there is plenty to keep you busy!

Isle of Mull, Tobermory

Photo credit: Karen Appleyard

After sampling local town life you will probably want to venture out into the wilderness to see what you can find out there. One thing the island can promise is loads of wildlife, from land creatures to sea creatures there is so much to spot and enthuse about! Mull is one of the best places to spot rare white-tailed sea eagles. Keen twitchers travel from all over the world to see them and if you are lucky you will experience one too. There are opportunities for boat trips for a chance to spot whales, dolphins, basking sharks and lots of other sea life and taking a guided tour means you can learn all about their natural habitat as well as taking in splendid views. What a marvelous way to spend a day!

The Isle of Mull, Kayak with seal

Photo credit: Rupert Kirkwood

The Isle of Mull, white sand beach

Photo credit: Rupert Kirkwood

If you are interested to read more about the wildlife on Mull make sure you take a look at this guest blog written by Rupert Kirkwood on his adventures by kayak. The wildlife he comes across is fascinating and his photos are amazing too. Check it out HERE

There is miles of coastline to explore abundant with secret caves and coves, beautiful white sand beaches like Calgary Bay in the north and if you venture to the south you will discover ancient landmarks like the sea arches of Carsaig. A geologists dream! Carsaig Bay is a beautiful small cove on the Ross of Mull where days can be spent enjoying picnics, beach games or scenic walks along the cliffs. If you wanted to continue the discovery of beautiful places you could take a boat trip to Staffa, home to Fingals Cave – a 227 foot natural sea cave – and make new friends with some puffins. Or why not hop over to the enchanting Isle of Iona, another peaceful haven, where there are more beautiful bays and an ancient old Abbey.

The Isle of Mull, Puffin

Photo credit: Rupert Kirkwood

The Isle of Mull, Otter

Photo credit: Rupert Kirkwood

With so much to do this really is the perfect holiday destination for a family holiday or those groups of outdoor enthusiasts, but also for a romantic break. You could literally come over to this island and spend your days exploring the wilderness together. Where to stay? Look no further!

We have three gorgeous properties on the island in two different locations and we feel it only fair to share them. Check them out…..

Killunaig Church House – Pennyghael, Isle of Mull.


The Isle of Mull, Killunaig Church House

The Isle of Mull, Killunaig Church House

This self-catering holiday home is set in a fabulous position overlooking the shores of Loch Scridain with Mulls highest mountain, Ben More, as a back drop. This much-loved Scottish family holiday home is filled with charm and lots of character and the traditional country-living style furnishings add to its homely appeal. It’s just gorgeous! Check it out HERE.

Sleeps 10. From £780/week. Pet friendly, wifi included and short breaks welcome.

Puffer Cottage and Smiddy Cottage – Salen, Isle of Mull

The Isle of Mull, Puffer Cottage

Isle of Mull, Smiddy Cottage

These two adjoined cottages are situated in the quiet and idyllic village of Salen. They are delightful holiday cottages, both nice and bright with a homely and welcoming interior. This is the ideal location for those wanting to visit all corners of Mull. This charming and historical village overlooks the Sound of Mull and is set half way between the ferry terminal at Craignure and the island’s main village of Tobermory. Check them out HERE

Puffer: Sleeps 2. From £350/week. Pet friendly, wifi included and short breaks welcome.

Smiddy: Sleeps 2. From £350/week. Pet friendly, wifi included and short breaks welcome.

So, surely it’s about time you booked that holiday to The Isle of Mull? If you need any help just give us a call on 01738 451 610. For our full list of self catering holiday cottages visit our website HERE


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