On the sheltered south-east coast of Mull, between Craignure and Iona and overlooking the River Lussa and Loch Spelve, these three wonderful properties enjoy a glorious secluded position within the 4,000-acre Ardura Estate. Bordered by the River Lussa to the north and east, and protected to the west by the masses of Ben Fhada and Glas Ben, the estate is home to highland cattle and sheep, as well as an abundance of other wildlife, including red deer, eagles, buzzards, seals and otters. The estate has been recognised as a European Heritage Site for its otter population and ancient Caledonian oak forest.
An ideal gathering place for all the family, the impressive and spacious Ardura Lodge has a very large living room with fireplaces at each end, a piano, lots of family games and plenty of space to dance a reel during the festive season. The refurbished Ardura Cottage provides single-storey holiday accommodation for couples and families. The renovated But ’n Ben - the old fashioned name for a Scottish rural cottage of two rooms - is cosy and comfortable, originally the shepherd lived here. All are perfect for lazy days indoors, or as comfortable retreats after energetic outdoor pursuits.
Excellent hill walking can be enjoyed in the area – the view from the top of Cruach Ardura is well worth the 45-minute climb. Craignure (6 miles) provides a food shop, garage, post office, tourist information centre, pub and restaurant, and is the car ferry port to Oban. Ardura is a great base for visiting Iona, Tobermory and the local castles of Duart and Torosay, with its beautiful garden. Also nearby you will find a swimming pool, gym, health spa, miniature railway, golf courses and sandy beaches. Shops 6 miles.
- Elec, bed linen and towels inc
- Estate grounds of 4,000 acres
- Fishing by arr
- Secure cycle storage
- Natural spring water supply
- NB: Farm machinery in vicinity of properties.
Step to entrance. Open-plan living/dining room with open fire, rugs on tiled floor and fitted kitchen with tiled floor. Utility. Steep stairs to first floor: Two bedrooms; one double and one twin, each with built-in wardrobes and Velux windows. Bathroom with ¾-size bath and toilet.
- Open fire - fuel inc
- Full ‘Econ 7’ NSH inc
- Small garden with furniture
- Parking (for 3 cars)
- Friday to Friday
- NB: Stream in garden
Customer Reviews of But 'n Ben, Isle of Mull - Sleeps 4
1st comment: Although we were aware there was no shower, the bath is rather small with high sides and may be difficult to use for some people. There is an excellent selection of quality games, jigsaws etc for use. June 2012.
2nd comment: Lorraine got the cottage ready early for us as we were passing on our way to the RSPB Eagle watch so we could put some foods into the fridge. Always a friendly welcome and the cottage is a real delight. May 2012.
3rd comment: Fabulous cottage in beautiful surroundings. Located in a beautiful area surrounded by woods, hills and mountains and close to a loch. Comfy cottage with everything you would need to have a great holiday. Wood burning fire on chilly days was lovely. Lots of wildlife to see on and around the island. Boat trip to Iona a must. St. Columb Hotel on Iona very welcoming to day trippers especially on chilly wet days! Eagle watching with the RSPB a treat. May 2012.
4th comment: A beautiful little cottage in a great location. Perfect for those who like to be outside of town. Aug 2011.
5th comment: We had an excellent time on Mull and we could not have asked for anything else from our cottage. Lorraine was very helpful and it was great to turn up and find the key in the door, that told us everything about the island and its people. We will definitely return next year. May 2011.
6th comment: This is a very comfortable and well equipped cottage. Its open fire makes it very cosy on dark nights and the rooms are an excellent size. It is well positioned for travelling around the island. We will stay there again. Oct 2010.
7th comment: Good location on the island, convenient for the ferry terminal, swimming pool etc. Charming property, lots of character yet warm and comfortable. Sept 2010.