Callachally is 2 miles from the small village of Salen, with its well stocked Spar shop, post office, petrol station, pub and Italian restaurant. The Glenforsa Hotel is a 10 minute walk from the house serving good meals overlooking the sound of Mull.
There is also a great food truck round the corner at the head of Loch-na-Keal, not to mention a wonderful restaurant at Ballygowen, on the road to Torloisk, with its tables in the front room of a cottage overlooking loch Tuath and the Isle of Ulva.
The gray sand beach on the sound of Mull is a 10 minute walk away, and if you are lucky you may spot the resident otters.
There is good walking from the house, up Glenforsa you will find Benn Talaidh, (2496) at its head, affording wonderful views from the summit, into the interior of Mull and up Loch Linnhe and the Nevis range
The Isle of Ulva, 20 minutes from the house has some of the best walking around, with its daytime seafood restaurant sitting in the sun, it is a great day out. It is also from here that you can take trips out to Staffa and Fingal’s cave and the Treshnish isles,
Tobermory, the colourful Island capital, is a scenic 12 mile up the sound of Mull, it is well served by a good selection of shops, an extensive bookshop, bakery, bank, pubs and restaurants, especially noteworthy is Cafe Fish in the old Caladonian Macbraynes building on the Pier. The town is also home to the well respected Mull Little Theatre, and the An Tobar Arts Centre.
Whale and basking shark watching, deep sea fishing loch fishing, and scuba diving are all available from Tobermory
There are about 5 great beaches all within a 45 minuet drive from the house, a day trip to Iona is highly recommended, with Duart Castle, the ancestral home of the clan Maclean on the way.