Ardfenaig Lodge

Self Catering

Ardfenaig House, By Bunessan, Isle of Mull, Argyll, PA67 6DX

    Ardfenaig Lodge, a traditional stone cottage, offers beautiful surroundings inside and out to create an ambiance of warmth and welcome for guests looking for an authentic Highland experience where the cares of everyday life can be left behind.

    Once the stone gate house for the Duke of Argyll’s shooting lodge, Ardfenaig Lodge has been lovingly renovated and extended as a self catering cottage accommodating six guests. Great attention to detail and a passion for preserving original features has resulted in a comfortable and luxurious cottage that will make for cherished memories of your stay on the magical Isle of Mull.

     Situated along the shore of Loch Caol in 30 acres of forest, lawn, garden and moors, the Lodge is surrounded by natural beauty, abundant wildlife and a great variety of birds. A large deck overlooking Loch Caol invites you to linger, marvelling at the quality of the light and the peace and stillness surrounding you. A picnic table for al fresco dining is at the centre. The deck is off a sunroom with floor to ceiling windows and two comfortable club chairs perfect for reading a good book or just taking in the view. The dining area is located there and opens onto the kitchen that features a Rangemaster Classic range cooker and everything needed to prepare hearty Highland fare after a day of walking, exploring or just relaxing.

    The heart of the cottage is the large but cosy sitting room furnished with antiques and chairs and sofa upholstered in Ralph Lauren fabrics.  A stone fireplace with multi-fuel stove rises to the vaulted and beamed ceiling. The sitting room also has a large flat screen television with SKY TV and a DVD player as well as an iPod dock.  On the ground floor are two en suite bedrooms, one with a king sized bed and the other with twin beds whilst upstairs is another bedroom with two single built-in beds (one 2’6” wide and the other 3’) and an en suite shower room. Hair dryers are provided in all bedrooms. A laundry room with washer, dryer, airer, small Belfast sink and loo is also on the ground floor, and Wi-Fi broadband is available throughout the Lodge.

     Our location is midway between two villages each with a well-stocked shop.  Several good restaurants are located nearby including the nationally acclaimed Ninth Wave Seafood restaurant just over two miles away. And a bit farther down the road at the village of Fionnphort is the ferry to the historic Isle of Iona. Here in 563AD St. Columba landed from Ireland and established a monastery bringing Christianity to Scotland. Today there is the restored Abbey given life by an ecumenical community that live, work and worship within. The Abbey Church and cloisters are open to the public with tours provided throughout the day by Historic Scotland. The Abbey cemetery is the burial place of the Lords of the Isles and many of Scotland’s kings, and the ruins of the ancient nunnery are close by.

    From Iona there are daily boats trips to the incredible Isle of Staffa where seabirds abound and friendly puffins fearlessly mix with visitors. Made entirely of hexagonally jointed basalt columns, Staffa is uninhabited and belongs to the National Trust for Scotland. Fingal’s Cave, an enormous sea cave, inspired the composer Mendelssohn to write his famous Hebrides Overture because of its large size and naturally arched roof and the eerie sounds produced by the echoes of the waves.

     From the Lodge a turn in the opposite direction will take you to the village of Bunessan and beyond to the rest of Mull where you can explore castles, standing stones and stone circles, visit a sea eagle hide and stroll along the colourful harbour in Tobermory, the capital of Mull. A picnic on one of the many pristine white sand beaches is a favourite activity especially with children.  Whether driving the scenic route to Salen along the Gribun Rocks and Loch Na Keal or through the moonscape scenery of Glen More, the views are astounding. Planning your outings is easy with the good selection of maps, booklets and information available at the Lodge.

     Our hope is that your holiday here will far exceed your expectations and that you will return again to savour the freshness of the air, the clarity of the light, and enter into the quiet peacefulness of a bygone era here on the beautiful, unspoiled Isle of Mull.






    5 Self Catering
    Opening Times
    Opening times 2016
    23 Apr 2016 - 8 Oct 2016

    Room Information

    Number of Rooms / Units
    Room / Unit Type
    Room / Unit Tariff*
    Ardfenaig Lodge
    £1185.00 per unit per week

    mid-April to mid-October £1185/week October £1075 Christmas & Hogmanay £1200

    Note: Prices are a guide only and may change on a daily basis.

    Accommodation Type

    • Activity Holiday Walks of all kinds, climbing, beaches, fishing, tours (wildlife, photography, whale watching)
    • Cottage
    • Farm We have a large number of rare breed, free range chickens supplying all the fresh eggs you can eat.
    • Self Catering Holiday


    • Children Welcome Children 8 years old and over are welcome.


    • Internet Access
    • Level Access Wheelchair access to house
    • No Smoking Permitted
    • Picnic Area There is a large Amish picnic table on the deck and an insulated picnic basket and rug for picnics off the property.

    Leisure Facilities

    • DVD Player
    • Garden
    • Radio
    • Satellite / Cable TV
    • TV Lounge
    • Television 40" flat screen TV with remote arm positioning, SKY TV, good variety of DVDs
    • WiFi

    Payment Methods

    • BACS
    • Cash
    • Cheque We also accept BACS. Please contact us for details.
    • Internet Banking Transfer
    • No credit cards accepted We accept BACS. Please contact us for details.


    • Bike Storage Available Indoor storage is available across the drive from the cottage.
    • Private Parking


    • Eating Out Facilities within 2 miles The 9th Wave Seafood Restaurant is nationally acclaimed. Just over 2 miles away. Reservations essential.
    • Shop within 2 Miles / Mobile Shop Rosie's Garden in Kintra supplies a huge variety of fresh organic vegetables. The Ferry Shop in Fionnphort about 2.5 miles away has groceries as does the Spar in Bunessan, 3 miles away.


    • Bath Ensuite
    • Dishwasher
    • Drying Facilities
    • Electric Cooker
    • Freezer
    • Fridge
    • Hairdryer Available Available in all bedrooms.
    • Heating Throughout Property Central and under floor heating in cottage.
    • Indoor Drying Facility Clothes dryer and pulley airer in laundry room.
    • Iron Available
    • Ironing Facilities
    • Kitchen Classic Rangemaster cooker, fridge, freezer, dishwasher, large Belfast sink, coffee maker, electric kettle, French press, blender, electric can opener, good quality and ample cookware
    • Laundry Facilities on Complex Cottage has washer, dryer, pulley airer, hand washing basin, iron and ironing board.
    • Linen Provided
    • Log Fire Multi fuel stove burning wood, coal and peat.
    • Lounge The large sitting room has an open, beamed ceiling and a stone fireplace with a multi fuel stove. Lots of comfortable seating upholstered in Ralph Lauren fabrics make for a warm and cosy place to relax with a good book or to watch TV on our 40" screen.
    • Microwave
    • Multi Fuel Wood Burning Stove
    • Private Bathroom The Lodge has 3 en suite bathrooms and a toilet and sink in the laundry/utility room.
    • Shower En suite shower room in upstairs bedroom.
    • Shower Ensuite
    • Telephone A cordless phone is available. Docking station for mobile phones and iPods.
    • Toilets Three en suite toilets and one in utility/laundry room off entrance.
    • Towels Provided
    • Tumble Dryer
    • WC EnSuite
    • Wash Hand Basin The is a hand wash basin in the utility/laundry room as well as a small Belfast sink for washing delicate items not suitable for the washing machine.
    • Washing Machine

    Health & Wellbeing

    • Traditional Massage A professional massage therapist is available in Bunessan, just over 3 miles away.


    • Coastal Location
    • Island Location
    • Lochside Location
    • Remote Location
    • Rural Location
    • Sea/Loch View
    • Waterfront Location

    Special Requirements

    • Groups Welcome We can accommodate groups of 10-12 persons using both of our self catering cottages, The Coach House at Ardfenaig and Ardfenaig Lodge.
    • No Pets Allowed
    • Non smokers
    • Single Travellers

    Road Directions

    Transport within Scotland

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    Access to Public Areas

    • Level access (i.e. no steps or thresholds), or access by ramp, lift or stair lift
      • to a public toilet
      • to one or more bedrooms
      • to the lounge

    Building Entrance

    • There are steps to the main entrance
      • Number of steps 1


    • Designated parking provided for guests with disabilities
      • Within about 50 metres from the main entrance
    • Drop-off point for guests immediately outside the main entrance
    • Route from the parking area to the entrance is :
      • flat, (i.e. without steps)

    Bedrooms and Bathrooms: General

    • Bedrooms with no fitted carpets available
    • Bathrooms available with :
      • bath
      • level entry shower

    General Questions

    • Non-smoking policy throughout establishment
    • Proprietors/staff available 24-hours

    This information is self-assessed; therefore we accept no liability for its accuracy. Please contact the venue for further information.

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