Achnadrish is at the North end of Mull, surrounded by woodland gardens, (with a waterfall) and hidden amongst trees and moorland at the head of a valley which opens out to Loch Frisa. It dates from 1695 and was once a shooting lodge for the Quinish estate. Now it is the home of Michael Story who welcomes guests to stay for bed and breakfast, and there are also two self-catering holiday cottages available for weekly rental.
This is a real gem...a real Scottish country house, lovingly restored by Michael, who will make you more than welcome to this little piece of paradise. The three bedrooms are beautifully furnished with thick snug duvets under which you'll discover a welcoming hot water bottle. In the bathrooms you will find lots of thoughtful little extras and the views of the stream and waterfall add to an enjoyable way to relax at the end of the day.
Breakfast is served in the dining room, is a truly memorable experience, where you will be treated to a 'Highland Feast' including local venison sausages, bacon, black pudding, grilled mushrooms, tomatoes and any eggs in any style and quantity. Or you may just wish to have a light breakfast of Spanish omlette with garden vegetables and herbs.
The sitting room has a log fire and this comfortable room also offers great views of the garden and Mull. Specimen trees and shrubs, Rhododendrons (late May) and beautiful birds and you may spot a Great Spotted Woodpecker or two.
The Isle of Mull has plenty to offer guests with Duart Castle, Torosay Castle and gardens, loch fishing, Whisky Distillery at Tobermory, The Macquarie Mausoleum (which all Australians should visit), waterfalls, mountains and sheer beauty.
The West Coast of Scotland has some of the most beautiful and romantic island retreats in the world, and Mull is one of the best (certainly the most accessible 40 minutes ferry from Oban which is 2 hours from Glasgow). Mountains rise from the sea to over 3000 feet, there are deserted sandy beaches, old woodlands and fertile sheltered valleys where tender plants thrive and waterfalls tumble among mossy rocks.