Achadh – a’Mhullaich
is a renovated cottage built of solid stone walls re-constructed from a former crofter’s house and outbuildings. It is tucked away in a secluded valley close to Croig harbour and the sea in the North West of Mull.
From the house there is a lovely view across meadow and hills. There are also pre-historic standing stones nearby. The water for the house is electrically pumped from an underground spring. Just yards from the door there is a small stream and from the hill opposite the house a superb sea-view north-west to the Ardnamurchan Peninsula and the other Isles.
Within walking distance is the shore-line with Croig harbour and a range of pebble and sandy beaches. The night sky in the valley is spectacular with the clear atmosphere giving you a real planetarium of stars. From Croig westward there is excellent coastal walking by low basalt cliffs along idyllic shell-sand beaches with haunting views North to Ardnamurchan, the small Isles of Rhum, Muck and the Cuillin mountains of Skye blue on the far distant horizon. Or you can just enjoy the peace, abundant wildlife and farm animals around the house where life takes on a slower pace.
The house has been rebuilt with extensive use of wood, in the paneling to the walls, exposed beams and some of the furniture and fittings. It has a authentic character of its own, which some have described as a unique back-woods cabin/cottage. The layout of the house is suitable for a group of up to six people, but also it can be intimate enough for a quiet holiday for two.
Downstairs it has a entrance hall with an adjacent fully equipped laundry space on the left, leading to an open plan kitchen extension. This area has a dining and sitting area, looking out to the valley through fully glazed double doors to a paved patio.
On the right of the entrance hall, you have an open plan lounge with a feature stone wall and a real coal stove, colour TV, video, CD, audio, WIFI and payphone. On this ground floor there is a bathroom with bath, shower and basin and a double bedroom with also a double bunk bedroom which is suitable for children or adults.
An open pine staircase leads to a quiet room upstairs for reading, contemplation and conversation. There is a large open area on the landing with games, puzzles and constructional toys designed for children of all ages. Adjoining this space is a further double bedroom furnished in pine, with windows looking out over the valley to the far hills surrounding the house. This bedroom has an en suite bathroom with bath, basin and bidet. There is also the option of a child’s adjustable cot available on this floor.