Mull, Self-Catering Accommodation
Three stars, 2 miles from Bunessan, 8
miles from Iona. Sleeps up to 5 comfortably, 6 at a squeeze.
to provide clean, comfortable,
well equipped accommodation with an authentic island atmosphere, in a
beautiful setting, at a reasonable price.
availability / special prices: weeks beg. June 15 & July 6. See https://sites.google.com/site/blackknockan/home/availability-and-prices
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do people with no Mull connection come to a place like Knockan? Leave
aside that it is now extremely comfortable. Leave aside also Iona, Staffa,
scenery, sea eagles, golden eagles, puffins, otters, seals, to start an
endless list. There is something else:
round-cornered croft cottage, built originally by refugee crofter/weaver
John Black during the Highland Clearances, proudly displaying some of its
original timbers, mollusc tunnels betraying their origins as driftwood
from the shore, has a sense of peace, place, history, heritage and
wholeness woven into its fabric.
has been described as a ‘thin place where heaven and earth are not far
apart’. Many have found that describes Knockan too." (from
The House that Black built.)
Some other great reasons to holiday on
(Follow the links below)
Mull boasts the only Munro on an island other
than Skye (Ben More), one Corbett (Dun da Gaoithe) and one Corbett top
(Ben More - A'Chioch). But there are other
amazing routes to suit all abilities. Knockan has a drying room
for wet gear.
Knockan has secure, dry storage for bikes, and a drying room for
wet gear. Bike
hire and local routes,
A Mull holiday might not qualify for the category 'lively'
(in the sense of one where you might worry about your youngsters
getting their extra-curricular education prematurely completed), but
it has just about everything else -
mountains and machairs, spectacular beaches and awesome sea cliffs, a
sense of the past and a sense of the 'now'. And Knockan, with its location,
and selection of books and board games is an ideal base.
Lochs, rivers, permits and advice.
list and where to see them.
EAGLES: Mull is home to around 11 pairs. How
to view them.
EAGLES: "A great place to see these birds is the
Isle of Mull which has a very healthy population." (Wildlife
are about 30 eagle ranges in all, both in the mountains of central
Mull, and along the rugged sea cliffs of the south coast as far west
in the Da Vinci code or Mary Magdalene?
in the Arandora Star? Click
in Scottish history and heritage? Ross
of Mull history; Ardtun local history
; Mull history in general; Clans;
The Highland Clearances; Crofting
Life, Mary MacDonald, "Child in a
manger" and "Morning has broken"; Forgotten
Staffa, or Treshnish
Isles bird sanctuary. Ferries are only a few miles away at
Thought of walking the
Stevenson Way? Have a look here.
walks by the Mull and Iona Ranger Service. 2012 programme here.
unsolicited recommendation via Linked-in
"An exemplary, in my view, provider of holiday accommodation. What is
advertised is EXACTLY what you get. Which is rare in my experience. In
addition, which is even rarer, the whole experience from reserving,
booking, staying, leaving and making repeat reservations is a warm, stress
free and pleasurable undertaking. Rentals are appropriate and reasonable
for the property and area. The accommodation is comfortable, welcoming and
immaculate. I have no hesitation whatsoever in recommending this holiday
accommodation provider to anyone at all. NB. I am not related or
beneficent in any way! I struggle to 'get in'."
Year first hired: 1994 (hired more than once)
Top Qualities: Personable, Good Value, High Integrity
A selection of visitors'
comments from 2011
Selected to give a spread throughout the year.
Just had to show this one as it was written.
5 November 2011
"Another wonderful stay in the beautiful Knockan Cottage,
which we find so cosy and comfortable from the moment we arrive."
Theresa and Kevin
20 August 2011
"Yet again for the third year we've had an amazing week in our
favourite place in the world."
Brendan, Kate, Tom, Henry and George.
"A blissful week in Knockan ... It seems as if whatever we
thought might be useful has already been anticipated and supplied."
Mike and Gwen
"What a wonderful cottage and location! Seals and sea eagles
on the rocks out front. Highlights - trip to Staffa and the puffins; meal
at the Ninth Wave, Fionnphort."
Keith & Jacqui
"Fantastic local history/info/books. A lovely, well equipped
cottage in a beautiful place. A great week. Many thanks."
The Munoz family.
29 Dec 2010
“Thank you for another wonderful stay at Knockan. We had a peaceful and
relaxing Christmas again this year, enhanced by snow and ice outside,
contrasting with the cosy cottage.”
Myles, Charles and Emily (our Labrador)