Apartment | 1 bedrooms | sleeps 4
Ardachy House offers self catering accommodation on the Isle of Mull that sleeps up to four people, has free Wi-Fi, ample parking and its own private entrance.
There are stunning views from this ground floor holiday apartment over the Sound of Lorn to the Paps of Jura.
For an additional fee, self-catering guests are welcome to join guests at Ardachy House for a Full Scottish Breakfast, packed lunch, drinks, or a pre-ordered dinner.
The kitchen is modern and well-equipped with all you should need for your stay.
There is an electric cooker, grill, microwave, fridge, freezer, toaster and a kettle.
There is a double bedroom with an en suite bathroom.
All linen and fluffy towels are provided for your stay, along with complimentary toiletries.
The bathroom is en-suite and has a shower, a hand basin and a lavatory.
The living room is large and has a double fold-out sofa bed that can sleep two people.
There is also a television with freeview and a dining room table with chairs.
|Size||Sleeps up to 4, 1 bedrooms|
|Will consider||Corporate bookings, Long term lets (over 1 month), Short breaks (1-4 days)|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: Glasgow, Nearest railway: Oban|
|Family friendly||Great for children of all ages, Suitable for people with restricted mobility|
|Notes||Pets welcome, No smoking at this property|
Features and Facilities
|Luxuries||Internet access, Sea view|
|General||Central heating, TV, Wi-Fi available|
|Standard||Kettle, Toaster, Hair dryer|
|Utilities||Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer|
|Rooms||1 bedroom, 1 bathrooms of which 1 En suites|
|Furniture||1 Sofa beds, Double beds (1), Dining seats for 4, Lounge seats for 4|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided|
The Hebrides/Skye region
The Isle of Mull is an island of breathtaking beauty, dramatic scenery and unspoiled landscapes that lies just off the west coast of Scotland. It is also the home to a wonderful array of wildlife including red deer, bottlenose dolphins, minke whales, harbour porpoises, basking sharks and most famously, the white tailed eagles, the rarest bird of prey in Britain.
This fascinating Scottish island has attractions for all the family and has more recently become known by viewers of the BBC programmes Coast, Springwatch and Autumnwatch.
Also, fans of the children's television show Balamory will recognise the scenery and coloured houses of Tobermory where most of the BBC show was filmed.
Some of the most popular places on the island include any of the 6 castles of Mull, all of which are very different but equally impressive.
The highest peak on the island, Ben More, provides spectacular views of surrounding islands that will definitely take your breath away.
Isle of Mull
There are many beautiful walks up the mountains of Mull. Ben More is a Munro (mountain over 3000ft) and is the highest peak in the Inner Hebrides which can be tackled from north or south. Ben More is a prominent feature and has many incredible views overlooking Mull and surrounding islands. There are also many Corbetts (over 2,500ft) and Grahams (over 2,000ft) to test the most ardent walker. Maps and guides available from Ardachy House Hotel.
Most of the roads on the Isle of Mull are single track and offer the perfect setting for cyclists of any discipline whether mountain biking or road cycling. Mull has some exceptionally quiet roads round the coast and over the hills all of which are fun to cycle but for the more adventurous cyclist there are many tracks and paths to follow off-road including cliff top tracks and forest tracks. Bikes can be hired at Ardachy House Hotel if needed.
While the coastline is breath-taking just to look at from the shore, it is better still from the sea. Sea kayaking can be done around the Ross of Mull, Iona and other parts of the southern coast of the Isle of Mull. There are caves and cliffs as well as an extraordinary chance of seeing wildlife including otters, whales and seals. The stunning scenery, sandy beaches and pink granite cliffs make Mull the perfect place for a sea kayaking adventure. The tides and currents are very challenging so care needs to be taken.
The Isle of Mull and surrounding islands are home to a variety of wildlife including rare birds such as the Corncrake and the white tailed eagles. The coastline is home to the reclusive sea otter which is a massive thrill to witness, long lenses are essential on your camera if you want a shot of them. Mull is one of the best areas in Europe to see whales and dolphins, with much of the surrounding water receiving regular visits from minke whales, bottlenose dolphins, seals, harbour porpoises, basking sharks and even killer whales and Atlantic white-sided dolphins. Many of these incredible creatures can be spotted as you enjoy the sheer pleasure of a beachcombing walk where few others have been. Red deer and wild white goats are also regularly spotted in the forest areas of Mull, along with lizards, dragonflies, grass snakes, adders and plenty of frogs.
Rock climbing on the island of Erraid, which lies just off Mull near Iona, is host to a variety of amazing short and steep climbs. The single pitch climbs on the astonishing pink rock here is an experience never to be forgotten on a sunny day. You can lie on the beach for a lunch time rest and take a brisk walk around the coast line past Tinkers Hole, a popular anchorage on the western edge of Erraid. Guide books are available.
From Fionnphort take a boat to Staffa Island and Fingalls Cave where the basalt columns are breath-taking. You will also see Clamshell Cave near where your boat will moor and the basalt columns here are certainly unmissable. Also from Fionnphort, visit Iona where the Abbey is so uniquely positioned. It was a centre of Irish monasticism for four centuries and is today renowned for its tranquility and natural beauty. On a rough day, cross Iona and enjoy the Spouting Cave in all its magnificence. This natural phenomenon can easily be seen from the beach at Machair and at low to medium tide, with a decent swell and north westerly winds, a fountain of spray bursts above the cliff.
The Isle of Mull has very little light pollution which causes the nights to get extremely dark. On a clear night, the sky over Mull is great for star-gazing where you can see some truly spectacular sights. As the skies are so clear over the Isle of Mull, it is possible to witness the phenomenon of the Northern Lights which can be seen annually in the Northern regions of Scotland. The Northern Lights, or Aurora Borealis to use its correct name, are regularly visible during the winter months, early spring and late autumn.
The Sound of Mull has a variety of different dive sites suitable for divers with a range of experience. The main ship wreck sites include Hispania, Shuna, Thesis, Rondo and Breda, all of which allow you see the beautiful marine life up close. If there is a bad weather day, don't panic! There are some extremely interesting and eerie sites at Loch Etive including the Falls of Lora and the fishing boat wreck at Bonawe Quarry. If you fancy being adventurous, venture outside the Sound of Mull and check out the stunning Canna wall and the Firth of Lorn. These dives are usually deeper and more tidal so would be suitable for the more experienced diver.