Self Catering Holidays

Ivybank Cottage is perfect for your next self catering holiday on Mull. The cottage caters for up to 6 in comfort, and has a high chair and travel cot.  It makes the perfect rural retreat for nature lovers, an amazing family hideaway to get the kids in the great outdoors and a romantic hideaway thanks to some of the most stunning scenery in Scotland right on your doorstep.

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If you are coming for a family holiday there is so much for the kids to do and blow off steam. There are many child friendly activities on the Isle of Mull so be sure to pop into the Tourist Information Centre in Craignure for plenty of ideas, and here are a few more…

Yes, BBC’s Balamory really was filmed here in Tobermory. You can pick up a leaflet to guide you through the streets to find all the cottages in the programme, with the exception of Archie’s Castle which is in North Berwick.

The Quest is an adventure quiz especially designed for children aged 7-12, by the tourism operators on the Island. The Quest, for 2015, is a series of 16 challenges that will take you and your young adventurers to all sorts of unexpected places as you seek to complete your tasks.  Your reward on completion will be a signed certificate, plus a unique insight into what Mull has to offer, both from its past and its present.


Mull is teeming with wildlife and there are plenty of opportunities to see it. You might like a half hour boat trip with Sealife Surveys across Tobermory Bay to the seal colony on Calve Island or perhaps a full day land based tour such as the excellent Isle of Mull Wildlife Expeditions to see much more. Mull Eagle Watch at Glen Seilisdeir offers a very rare and exciting opportunity to see Sea Eagles from a specially constructed hide. Open all year, there is plenty of expert help at hand to answer all those questions.

And if you are looking for indoor activities, Mull now boasts the brand new Mull & Iona Community Swimming Pool at Craignure with spa, treatment rooms, leisure club, outdoor hot tub, and so much more.

The beaches on Mull are among the best in Scotland with stretches of clean silver sand and crystal clear blue water – when the sun is shining, which it does often! Calgary Bay is the most well known beach but there are many other smaller, hidden beaches to discover especially in the Ross of Mull and on Iona.

After all, the Isle of Mull does have a coastline of 300 miles so there is plenty to explore.