The Bunkrooms are 1 mile from the village of Fionnphort, the ideal location for exploring the Ross of Mull Peninsula with its dramatic cliffs, white shell-sand beaches, unspoiled natural environment, exciting wildlife and rich history. Fionnphort is also the ferry departure for Iona, making a visit to the island very accessible, as well as the point for day trips to the islands of Staffa and Lunga in the Treshnish Isles Bunkrooms accommodation.
The Cottage sleeps 8 guests in two new 4-bed bunkrooms, ideal for small groups and families. The bunkrooms and the two bathrooms are newly refurbished and the kitchen is well equipped. The dining /sitting room is spacious with a wood burning stove and a view of Loch Pottie (Loch Poit na h-I) and the standing stone in the garden.
The bunkhouse is modern, cosy and comfortable with everything you need for your stay. 2 bunkrooms each sleep 4 people with bed linen supplied 2 newly furbished bathrooms with lots of hot water Spacious dining and sitting area with woodburning stove and a library and games Self catering kitchen, well equipped Drying room
Ingredients for a self-serve breakfast; cereal, toast, oats, milk, tea, coffee. Free parking on Towel hire Laundry facilities on site and cycle storage.
The Bunkrooms setting
Surrounding the cottage is 6 acres of land which is excellent wildlife habitat. A pair of hen harriers which hunt on the moors behind the cottage are seen on a regular basis. Owls, sparrowhawks and kestrels also are frequent visitors. The more common woodland birds such as chaffinches, great tits, blue tits and coal tits can are often joined at the bird feeders from tree creepers and yellowhammers. Loch Pottie is visited by several duck species including teal, widgeon and tufted duck with little grebe often sighted. In winter, whooper swan and geese arrive.
Just outside the cottage is a standing stone which is reputed to have been erected as one of a series of signposts to the Isle of Iona. It is a lovely object, standing 2.5 metres high and home to many lichens. Interestingly it seems to have magical powers - touching it is the only way to get a vodaphone mobile phone signal in and around Fionnphort! The Ross of Mull The Ross of Mull (An Ros Mhuileach) is the largest peninsula on the island of Mull, located in the south west of the island with the Isle of Iona at its tip.
Low-lying rounded knolls of pink granite, which look particularly striking at sunset, characterise the landscape of Ross of Mull. The northern coastline is edged by the spectacular sea loch, Loch Scridain and in the south by the Firth of Lorne. The whole area has dramatic coastal features separated by beautiful sandy beaches with tantalising views out to sea of other islands on the horizon.
Anyone with an interest in walking, kayaking, cycling, rock climbing, history, culture, nature, wildlife and geology will find plenty to absorb them in the Ross of Mull.
The two main villages are Bunessan and Fionnphort with several smaller crofting communities scattered throughout the area, providing local food produce from the land and sea.
Unsuprisingly the area is an inspiration to artists and musicians and this is evident in the life of the locals.
Hillwalking / mountaineering
Near the sea
Tel 07759 615200
The Craignure - Fionnphort bus stops at the Ross of Mull Bunkrooms. We are located 1 mile from the Iona ferry