Oakfield Cottage is converted from part of Oakfield House, a magnificent Victorian mansion set in extensive gardens located in upper Tobermory which has been under the ownership of the same family for three generations. The cottage, which has been tastefully modernised to a high standard is located only a few minutes walk from Tobermorys iconic multi coloured Main Street. Luxuriously furnished and very well equipped, the cottage offers the perfect base for exploring the beautiful Island of Mull or just relaxing and getting away from it all.
The small secluded and sunny garden situated to the rear, provides a peaceful and pleasant environment for relaxing and gives spectacular views over the Sound of Mull and the mountains of Morvern beyond.
The cottage is available to rent on a weekly basis throughout the year and includes all bed linen, towels and electricity.
For larger parties you could also consider booking Oakfield House which is adjacent to the cottage and sleeps up to 10 guests.
The Island of Mull (pop. 3000) is, of all the Hebridian Islands, the most accessible, yet remains a world apart from the hustle and bustle of the mainland: 300 miles of unspoilt coastline with beaches, fossil rich cliffs, mountains and caves; wildlife everywhere – Golden Eagles, Sea Eagles, deer, seals, otters, Basking Sharks, dolphins, whales and orchids too; 200 miles of quiet roads with castles, gardens, beautiful beaches and museums to visit or for the more energetic there are two golf courses. Hill walking, fishing, shooting and horse riding are also popular pastimes for the holidaymaker on Mull. However the most popular are without doubt sailing and diving with the waters surrounding Mull being world renowned for both.
Mull also boasts many fine eating establishments which can be found all around the island.
To the south west of Mull lies the historic island of Iona and to the west the tiny Hedridean island of Staffa, made famous by the spectacular Fingals Cave, which was the inspiration for Mendelssohn’s Hebridean Overture.
Tobermory (pop. 1000) is the capital of Mull and the town itself plays host to frequent music festivals, sailing weeks, regattas, drama festivals, the Mull Highland Games and one of the best run car rallies in the UK (The Mull Rally). The main street is also world famous with its colourfully painted houses and bustling harbour and with several excellent pubs, restaurants and shops within a stones throw of each other the town is a perfect base to explore Mull in its entirety.
The crossing from the mainland to the Island of Mull is made by Caledonian MacBrayne car ferries, which run from Oban to Craignure (45 minutes crossing time) or Lochaline to Fishnish (35 minutes crossing time). Oban can be reached either by road, there is a frequent bus service running to several large towns and cities throughout Scotland, or by train, Oban has its own railway station and the trains run regularly to and from Glasgow. For more information on ferry times and costs please contact Caledonian MacBrayne direct on:- 0800 066 5000 or visit them online at www.calmac.co.uk.
Once on Mull it is a very scenic 45 minute drive to reach Tobermory and Oakfield Cottage.