– Property Information –
We bought Maple Cottage nearly twenty years ago. We have had a connection with the Ross of Mull for all our married life and for Morag, since her very early childhood.
During the last couple of years we have extensively refurbished the house
Over the years we have grown to love it here and it is an intrinsic part of our lives. Our own family and now grandchildren share that with us. We have spent many happy times here summer and winter, sun, rain, wind and even snow. We hope that the magic works for you too!
We hope you enjoy our cottage please look after our house for us and future tenants!
The bay is a haven for wild life with heron, geese, oystercatchers and the odd seagull being frequent visitors. We have seen sea otters at very low tide at the mouth of the bay and have watched basking sharks and dolphin from the point at the north west of the bay.
The picturesque village of Kintra was created in 1790 by the then Duke of Argyll to house 12 families of crofters ‘cleared’ from Sutherland. It was set up as a trial fishing village to specialise in the catch of Flounders which were then very common in the surrounding waters. The rather improbable names of the houses (next door is “Sunlight” and further along the village there are “Primrose” and “Rosevale”) are, we think the names of the fishing boats which each household used. Originally a row of single storey black-houses in the 1930’s grants became available to develop the dwellings and about half of the put on second storeys. There are some old photos of the developing village in the kitchen above the table. Currently there is one set of long term tenants but no residents in the village which is a mixture of holiday homes and self-catering lets.
You should make the most of the Ross of Mull’s wonderful beaches (Knockvologan (4), Fidden, Seal bay, Market bay, Traigh Gheal , Ardalanish, Uisken, Scoor and many other ‘secret’ beaches which you can find around the coast.) A visit to Iona is a must and trips to Staffa and the Treshnish isles are available from Fionnphort all through the summer (Phone Davie Kilpatrick 700358 or Gordon Grant 700338).
The shop and post office in Fionnphort have a good selection of goods, gifts , cards, toys (and even some DIY materials!!). Eating out locally is at the Keel Row 700458 or Ninth wave (more specialised) 700757 both in Fionnphort or the Argyll Arms Hotel or the Bakehouse in Bunessan.
The property is securely fenced and there is parking space beside the house within the fenced area
A sun-trap patio at the back of the house has seating and barbecue facilities (please bring own fuel)
beyond the immediate garden there is an extensive meadow area with interesting paths, additional seating and a play area for children
We normally do not allow pets in the house but are happy to accommodate one dog on request and at a small extra charge.
MAPLE COTTAGE, KINTRA, FIONNPHORT, ISLE OF MULL, PA66 6BT
Tel: 01681 700441