Callachally is 2 miles from the small village of Salen, with its well stocked Spar shop, post office, petrol station, (open until 6), pub (the Salen Hotel) and Bakery, serving Coffee teas and light meals during the day.The Argyll House also in Salen is home to the Coffee Pot, serving teas and coffee through the day. The Glenforsa Hotel is a 10 minute walk from the house serving good meals overlooking the sound of Mull. (01680300377)
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, (Taurus Mara 01688400242)
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(01688301253). The Mishnish Hotel, has a pub and 2 restaurants, (01688302500) Macgochans is a large pub with a terrace, (01688302350) The Galleon Bistro (01688301117) Just outside of the town is theThe Glass Barn, on the road out to Glengorm serving light meals tea’s and coffee throughout the day, It is also home to the famous Isle of mull cheese. (01688302627) 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
In Dervaig is the Bellachcroy a 17 century coaching inn serving local cuisine, a bar and a beer garden. Ar Bord is a tiny restaurant in the front room of a bungalow, and is open from Wednesday to Sunday (01688400647) and is great fun…On the road out to Calgary is Am Birlinn (01688400619)
In Craignure is the revamped Isle of Mull hotel (01680812544) and the excellent Pennygate Lodge (01680812333)
Lochbuie has The Old Post Office, serving local food, tea’s and coffee during the day (01680814153) and has made this magical lost part of Mull a destination.
Croft 3 has opened on the road just before Torloisk, in a wonderful conversion of an old Mill, its probably the most scenic restaurant on the Island…..
In Fionnphort is the Keel row and a good seafood shack by the pier, just before the village is the excellent Lazy Cow Cafe. Ninth Wave is now doing lunch only 01681 700 757
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.