Isle of Mull

Fern Cottage

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Welcome to our very first retreat on the glorious island of Mull, a true wilderness escape away from it all. Set on a family estate on the Croggan peninsular, Fern Cottage lies nestled close to the seashore and is surrounded by untouched land, inhabited by sheep and cows as well as a plethora of wildlife including deer, otters, eagles and sea birds. Step through the doors of Fern Cottage and you'll receive a warm Scottish welcome, where traditional cottage features blend effortlessly with modern comforts, and where natural colours and fabrics complement the extraordinary views, creating a homestay that's in sync with its surroundings whilst also offering luxurious sumptuousness. Perfect for families and couples alike, this is an escape for those who want to get away from it all; no WiFi makes this an ideal spot for a digital detox, whilst the surrounding habitation makes it a paradise for wildlife lovers and walkers. It's also dog friendly, meaning your four-legged companion can come along too. Please note that due to its remoteness, shops and restaurants are quite a drive away, ideal for those wanting a truly wild experience. Mull is a stunning Scottish island with so much to see, whether it's the beautiful sandy beaches, taking the ferry across to the smaller island of Iona, donning walking boots and hiking the untouched landscape or visiting the colourful town of Tobermory with its picturesque buildings.


Living and eating

Fern Cottage boasts a spacious open plan living, kitchen and dining space, making it a lovely communal space to come together. With fresh green wood panelled walls in the traditional style of Mull, a vaulted ceiling and warm wooden floors, it's a bright, airy space.

At the far end of the room, you'll discover a wonderful wood burner set in its own exposed stone fireplace, flanked by two comfy cream sofas - the perfect spot for unwinding after a day's exploring. There's a TV and DVD player for film nights, whilst a fab record player with Bluetooth is on hand for when you want to create a soundtrack to your holiday, plus games, toys and books lie in the wooden chest for a more traditional evenings' fun. There's also a pair of Zeiss binoculars for you to use to spot otters, sea eagles, golden eagles, deer and seals as well as a host of bird life.

At the other end of the room lies the kitchen complete with a Rangemaster electric cooker, large central island with Butler sink, fridge and freezer, dishwasher and washing machine, plus a cafetière for coffee and all the other essentials you'll need to rustle up feasts. We just love the vintage pieces that adorn the shelf above the stove, plus the pretty window overlooking the garden.

In the centre of the room lies the wooden dining table, the perfect spot for breakfasts on the go and long leisurely dinners. Make sure to check out The Old Post Office nearby to pick up meat bred on the estate and other excellent island produce to make your stay a truly authentic Scottish escape.


Sleeping

Fern cottage has two lovely bedrooms to choose from.

The first is a beautiful, welcoming room with a super comfy king-sized bed. With warm, earthy tones used throughout with red accents, this is a rich, cosy escape at the end of the day and comes complete with a chest of drawers, hanging space for clothes and seating.

The second bedroom has a bed which can be a super king double or an oh-so-sweet twin bedroom (perfect for little ones or friends), for flexible sleeping options. Calming colours and warm oranges create a tranquil ambience whilst there's a chest of drawers and hanging space for clothes.

Fern's tucked away, tranquil location means that you'll fall asleep to nothing but the sound of the sea and the wind through the trees, and you'll wake up to birdsong and the occasional lowing of the cows - what could be more perfect?


Bathing

The spacious family bathroom boasts both a bath for long soaks - perfect for unwinding muscles after a day's hiking - and a large walk-in shower, ideal for helping you wake up after a blissful nights' sleep. There's a heated rail to ensure towels are kept warm and fluffy.


Outdoor space

With no boundaries to speak of, Fern Cottage sits comfortably within the wilderness, with a grassy slope leading down to a single track road and the water's edge beyond. Surrounded by trees, it's idyllically tucked away. There's a table and chairs for you to sit outside and gaze over the sea, whilst a bench sits close to the cottage wall, a perfect spot for morning coffee or pre-dinner drinks, watching the extensive views. With no fences, you can certainly expect a visitor or two, be it a grazing cow or the resident peacock!


Parking

There is plenty of off road, private parking.


Babies and children

Babies and children are most welcome at Fern Cottage. Please bring your own baby equipment with you. Children will need to be supervised outside, as the garden is not fenced and there is a road and cows nearby as well as the seashore within a short distance.


Dogs

Up to two well behaved dogs are welcome at Fern Cottage. We charge £35 per dog per week or short break. Please be aware that Fern Cottage may have cows grazing immediately outside the property and there is also a resident peacock, so please ensure dogs are supervised at all times.


WiFi

Please note that due to its gloriously remote location, there is no WiFi at Fern Cottage but 4G reception is generally good.


In the Area

Fern Cottage lies on the Croggan peninsular which lies in the southeast of Mull, making it perfectly situated to explore this wonderful island. It's an easy drive to traverse the island, with exquisite mountain views and gloriously sandy beaches on your route - just pack your boots and your swimming costume, if you're feeling brave! To the north of the island lies the island's main town, Tobermory, a photographer's delight with multicoloured houses along the harbour. There are plenty of boat trips too, such as taking the ferry over to Iona, a gorgeous island home to an Abbey and Nunnery, nine stunning white sandy beaches and art and craft shops. Staffa and the Treshnish Islands are well worth a visit too, with Staffa home to Fingal's Cave (made famous by Felix Mendelssohn's Hebridean Overture) whilst you can also spot plethora of seabirds here such as puffins during the nesting season.


Escape it all at this little piece of paradise, nestled within the wilderness of Mull, where otters and eagles are your only companions and where you'll discover your own inner peace…a stunning dog friendly escape for couples and families alike.

At a glance

From £1,112 for a long weekend or mid week break.

Sleeps 4 | 2 Bedrooms | Dogs welcome

Key features

Autumnal escapes

Boutique Hideaway

Family friendly

Hidden Havens

Ideal Honeymoon spot

Off the beaten track

Rolling countryside

Sandy beach nearby

Short drive to beaches

Stone's throw from the sea

Coastal

Dog friendly

Sea views

Wood Burner

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Short breaks:

  • Mid Week Breaks (Mon to Fri) cost 75% of the weekly rate.
  • Long Weekends (Fri to Mon) cost 75% of the weekly rate.
  • Short breaks are not available at Christmas and New Year.

Payments:

  • A 13 deposit & £38 booking fee secures your dates.
  • Payment of balance is due 8 weeks before your holiday starts.
  • There is a charge of £35 per pet per week or short break
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We know how gorgeous our retreats are, but don’t just take our word for it – here’s what previous guests say about Fern Cottage:

Fern Cottage is the most amazing place to stay on Mull. The location is remote but beautiful and there are fabulous views from the cottage itself. The cottage is tastefully decorated, extremely clean and very well equipped.

Fabulous cottage in a tranquil setting, ideal for wildlife spotting including resident otter.

Fern cottage is a stunning property which has been stylishly and tastefully renovated. The location is excellent with an open view, great for spotting wildlife and for admiring the scenery. The welcome pack was a lovely touch containing local goodies. As this was our first time on Mull we wanted to explore the island which resulted in a fair bit of driving, returning to Fern cottage though was a real treat.

Perfect holiday. Nothing to improve.

Fern Cottage is in a beautiful location, perfect for getting back to nature and away from the madness of the world. It was spotlessly clean on our arrival and we just loved how it was fitted and decorated - it's very, very chic. Within an hour of our arrival we saw an otter swimming past, and seals were regular visitors to the loch. If you've got an adventurous nature then Mull has a lot to offer with a wide variety of very stunning mountain and coastal scenery. We spent most of our time walking the coastline, paddle boarding and simply gazing out of the window.

Aesthetically stunning, whilst uncompromisingly practical and comfortable. The perfect retreat both inside and out.

Fern cottage was absolutely stunning. Authentically restored with all modern conveniences. Everything we needed to cook a Sunday roast and then relax by the open fire, listening to the gramaphone playing. This cottage is located in a beautifully quiet spot with all the islands wildlife to photograph close to the front door. Woud love to rebook!

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