If you're looking for bed and breakfast accommodation on the Isle of Mull, you can find it here at Wild Cottage in Lochdon, "the birdwatching capital of Mull"!
A warm and friendly welcome awaits you at Wild Cottage Bed and Breakfast; the start of a perfect holiday in Lochdon and the Isle of Mull. Our regular guests call it “home from home”! And because we're centrally located our accommodation is ideally suited as a base for touring the whole island. Wild Cottage is open from March to October.
Lochdon is a small rural village on the shores of Loch Don in the south east of the Isle of Mull and is surrounded by moorland, lochs and glens. It is only three miles from the main ferry port of Craignure (46 minutes from Oban) and just eight miles from Fishnish (15 minutes from Lochaline on the Morvern peninsular).
Lochdon is situated mid-way between Tobermory and Fionnphort and is the ideal centre for touring our beautiful island. Simple routes lead to all parts of the island and walks start right from the doorstep; the birding begins at the breakfast table!
Wild Cottage has one ground floor double bedroom [standard double bed], with en-suite shower room. The bedroom is equipped with a TV [with built-in DVD player], tea & coffee making facilities, a hair dryer, dual voltage shaver point etc., and is warm and comfortable. There is ample off-road parking for your vehicle, and bicycles can be stored in our garage.
Wild Cottage Bed and Breakfast is a non-smoking establishment and unfortunately we are unable to cater for your pet. See the accommodation page for more details.
We are normally open all year, except for Christmas.
In addition to a superb breakfast, we can, if you wish, provide you with an evening meal and even a packed lunch for those 'all day' birdwatching trips. Special dietary requirements are no problem - we are familiar with vegetarian, gluten-free, low fat diets etc. - just let us know.
Mull is very popular throughout the year. We recommend that you book sooner rather than later to avoid disappointment. Check for the latest availability here.
Making an advanced booking is really easy, simply e-mail us from the availability page; or if you prefer you can telephone us on 01680 812105.
Please remember that we have just the one double bedroom, we have no twin rooms or family rooms. Please note that bookings for single night stays cannot be taken more than two weeks in advance.
Our prices for 2016 are from £33 per person per night bed & breakfast. We regret that we are unable to process payments by credit or debit card. We accept cash (Pounds Sterling) and cheques raised on a UK bank account.
View the full 2016 Tariff here.
Trips to view the Sea Eagles are available all year. Please telephone 01680 812556 to book a tour. See the side panel on the right for a link to Mull's White-tailed Sea-eagles and the Sea Eagle Blog. Photograph of White-tailed Sea-eagle [Haliaeetus albicilla] © Iain Erskine.
If you're a frequent visitor to Mull why not become a member of the Mull Bird Club? You don't have to be a resident of Mull to join. For full details please click on the Club's logo.
Diana and Andrew Oldacre
Wild Cottage, Lochdon, Isle of Mull, Argyll & Bute, PA64 6AP
Plenty to see.
The Isle of Mull has many attractions, not least its wildlife, but also fine scenery and places of historical and geological interest. So don't forget your camera!
If you're interested in photography why not treat yourself to a photographic tour or workshop? View the IslandScape website.
The wildlife on Mull is excellent at any time of year. But with newly arrived migrants in late April, breeding in May and June then these are the prime times for bird watching. Late July into August are good for Basking Shark and whales. If it's an Otter or two you're after then any time is good!
How long for?
Remember that although Mull is a small island, to fully appreciate all that it has to offer, you will require a minimum three nights stay. A seven night stay will give you the best chance to see most things - and it's the most economic too!
Public transport (buses) is limited and expensive and only really operates on the main Tobermory to Fionnphort road via Salen and Craignure.
Several taxis operate on the island but they too are expensive.
We recommend that you bring your car or your bicycle or both!
If you're bringing your bicycle then you might be interested in the Isle of Mull Cycling Club.
There are several companies offering guided wildlife tours on the island. Bryan Raines runs one of the better tours. Visit the Wild About Mull website.
The Oban to Craignure ferry requires pre-booking during the Summer months and we recommend that you do so at least two months in advance.
The alternative crossing from Lochaline to Fishnish cannot be booked; simply turn up and sail.
The ferry from Fionnphort to the Isle of Iona is foot passenger only. Leave your vehicle at the Columba Centre car park (free).
View the CalMac website for routes, times and costs. CalMac Website
Scottish Outdoor Access Code
Enjoy Mull's outdoors. It's a great place that contributes to your quality of life, your health and your awareness and enjoyment of your surroundings. Everyone has the right to be on most land and water for recreation, education and for going from place to place providing they act responsibly. These rights and responsibilities are explained in the Scottish Outdoor Access Code. View the Code website here.
Sea Eagles on Mull.
The Royal Society for the Protection of Birds [RSPB] are tracking white-tailed eagles on the island of Mull. Follow the highs and lows of their journey at the RSPB website. Get the latest news on the Sea Eagle Blog.
The Real Visitor's Book.
New guests are simply friends we've not met yet! The Wild Cottage “Visitor's Book” is full of wonderful comments about us but don't just take our word for it. Go to the website of “The Real Visitor's Book” and see for yourself. Enter “Wild Cottage” as your search term. Or view the latest entry here.