Callachally House

Isle of Mull, Argyll & Bute
Bed & Breakfast


A charming timewarp of a house on Mull – books, curios, family antiques – where the food is delicious and the hill walking remarkable

Bedroom

3 rooms

Sleeps

Rooms sleep 2

Children welcome
Pets welcome

The Experience

By the small fishing river at the mouth of the Glen, settled into its own wooded grounds, is a big Scottish farmhouse (once a drovers’ inn) where on a still summer night you can hear the lapping of the sea. A fine, traditional, cultured place, it’s been in Ian’s family since time began and brims with colour and character. Bedrooms share bathrooms, books overflow from shelves in corridors, a Nespresso machine sits in the dining room and you help yourself to milk from the fridge – this is a fuss-free, front door thrown open sort of place.

Ian cooks a very good breakfast: freshly squeezed orange juice, bacon, sausages and eggs from the island, smoked salmon from a smokery down the road and homemade marmalade with toasted sourdough. Head off to walk, sail, fish, swim or jump on a ferry to island hop, pootle round Tobermory to admire the boats, cross to the other side of the island for three fabulous waterfalls and another long beach.

It’s a 10-minute walk to a good pub, or you could try Cafe Fish in Tobermory – they have their own fishing boat and bring back the freshest catch – booking is essential. Return to sprawl in an armchair by the log fire with a dram from the island distillery.

Callachally House - Gallery

We think you'll love

  • Heading off for drives, walks and cycles in stunning scenery
  • Swimming from a white sandy beach
  • Dipping into all the books and gazing at the art in the house
Callachally House - Gallery

You should know

  • You may hear the odd barking sheep dog from the farm down the drive
  • It's not for those who prefer the comfort of rules
  • The bathrooms are not en suite

Essentials

  • Swimming pool
  • Hot tub
  • Garden
  • Open fire / woodburner
  • Breakfast included
  • Breakfast available
  • Meals available
  • Vegetarian meals
  • Oven
  • Parking on premises
  • Free parking nearby
  • Accessible by public transport
  • WiFi
  • Television
  • Spa
  • Central heating
  • Limited mobility
  • Wheelchair access
  • Mobile reception
  • Hob
  • Bar
  • Barbecue
  • Licensed premises
  • Paid parking nearby
  • Air conditioning
  • Relaxation areas
  • Washing machine
  • Tennis court
  • Microwave oven
  • No smoking
  • Credit cards
  • Working farm
  • Owner has pets
  • Dishwasher
  • Pets welcome

Family friendly

  • Baby monitor
  • Books and toys
  • Children welcome
  • Babies welcome
  • Stair gates
  • High chair
  • Cot available

Nearby

  • Pub/bar within 3 miles
  • Restaurant within 3 miles
  • Shop within 3 miles

Activities

  • Bikes available
  • Food courses
  • Kayaking
  • Other courses
  • Sailing
  • Surfing
  • Wild swimming

Information
& pricing

Booking information

Check in
From 4pm
Check out
By 11am
Closed
December - March.
No smoking
Smoking not permitted anywhere in the property.
Property
This property is part of a working farm or vineyard.
Meals
Restaurants 2 miles away.

Pricing

Nightly price
from £90
Surcharges
Singles £75.
3 Doubles
From £90

Accommodation

Reviews

A fuss-free B&B with few rules. Come and go pretty much as you please but you'll want to be out exploring - ferries to Ulva, Staffa and Treshnish for bird watching, whale watching trips, exploring colourful Tobermory, eating the freshest fish.

Nicola, Sawday's inspector

We had a 2 week trip with another couple to Scotland and Ireland. By far, Ian's house was my favorite lodging. The family memorabilia made the house so much more than a twee B&B. Each item contributed to an aesthetic whole which was entirely satisfying. The sitting room fire in the evening remains a very happy memory. Nuts and bolts---beds were comfortable, breakfast very good, and I was deeply appreciative of Ian's allowing me to do laundry! One of the most charming artifacts was the fish outline in the kitchen. I wish the best of luck to Callachally, and hope to return.

Ann

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Location

The neighbourhood

Mull is simply lovely. Heather-covered hills swoop down to the sea, the little coloured houses of Tobermory cling to the cliffside, and the walking is sublime. From the house you're a 10-minute walk to a good pub and a beach, so on fine days you'll just need a towel and a good book. There's plenty to see and do from the ferry point at Oban (10 minutes in the car) with trips to Staffa and Treshnish for spectacular bird watching. Inland you'll find forest, little hamlets, dramatic peaks and long views.

Local points of interest from Ian Mazur

  • Callachally is the perfect place from which to explore the Isle of Mull, 15 mins from the ferry, 5 mins from Salen, with its Spar shop, Pub, petrol and Italian restaurant. A 10 min walk takes you the beach and sound of Mull and my local Pub and restaurant.
  • A 20 minute drive takes you to the picturesque town of Tobermory, full of bars and great food (including the freshest seafood), with harbour views, cosy cafes, a good arts centre and whiskey distillery - lots to do!
  • The magical Isle of Ulva is 25 minutes away for really great varied walks, with seafood heaven in the shape of the boat house, which serves fresh oysters, lobster salad, and crab pate; perfect after a good walk.
  • The wild life is all around you, from Sea Eagles, to Otters, Dolphins, Whales and giant Basking Sharks. There are tours by boat or land rover, or, best of all, just you and a pair of binoculars.
  • Beaches are in plentiful supply: sandy white ones, tucked away and hidden ones, black beaches and picnic beaches - all within an hour of the house.
  • The island is full of history: Duart Castle, a true Highland stronghold, Iona and its famous Abbey, ( and some of the best beaches on the west coast), with the award winning Ninth Wave restaurant on your way home.

Introducing

Ian Mazur

Ian is friendly without being effusive – he sleeps in a tin hut in the garden so you may come and go as you wish. Use the sitting room as your own, watch telly in the attic if you like, help yourself to tea and coffee. The house has been in his family for generations and it is filled with history and personality.