A dramatic and remote setting on Mull’s wild northwest coast for this 1,900-acre slice of nature where cattle and sheep roam happily alongside birds, orchids and wildlife. Two bumpy miles and four gates from the road, in a cluster of three sea-facing crofters’ cottages (a mile from the owners’ farmhouse), your open-plan traditional ‘blackhouse’ melts into the landscape.
Stock up for your whole stay and it’s a magical place for a couple or a small family – and blissfully free of mod cons with no TV but plenty of games and books and a wood-burner to keep you warm. You’ll see red deer on the hill by day and shooting stars at night – if you’re lucky you may see the Northern Lights.
The coast is a ten-minute ramble and Calgary Beach is three miles away; build sandcastles, swim in the ocean, and watch for otters and red throated divers.