“We stayed with our daughter and two friends for a week.”
The house was spacious, clean, warm, comfortable and a delight to stay in. The setting is idyllic with panoramic views over Black Mill Bay and the sound to the islands of Scarba and Lunga with Jura in the distance. The house really is a home from home and as well as, or better, equipped than most family homes, we did not want for anything or feel that anything was lacking. Thoughtfully, there was a bowl of fruit, plus milk and tea waiting for us on arrival. Tooti made us very welcome and has given the house a very special feeling, even putting binoculars in the sun room to help enjoy the views and wildlife. The area is quiet and walker-friendly, the roads are good and easy to take a wheelchair or pushchair along. The hills are of moderate height and easy to navigate away from the tracks to enjoy the views to the west and to catch the sunset over the sea and small islands in the direction of Mull. Wild flowers, orchids and cotton grass abound on the slopes overlooking the sea. We saw an otter in Black Mill Bay near the old jetty, seals near Cullipool, deer and a fox about a mile north of Ardlarach Lodge. Luing cattle and sheep roam the area giving it a special feel. A boat trip down the sound and around Lunga with Alistair from Cullipool was particularly enjoyable. We only left the island twice in the week, just walking around and enjoying the peace, looking at the flowers and wildlife, taking pictures and coming back to the comfortable house. Bliss!