Oakfield House is a magnificent example of a classic Scottish Victorian country house that has been in the ownership of the same family for three generations. The house, which has been recently renovated to an extremely high standard, still retains all of its original features as well as a tasteful mix of antique and modern furniture/decor to ensure a comfortable and relaxing stay for our guests.
The house comprises two large comfortable sitting rooms both with wood burning stoves and a large dining room with seating for up to 14 around the room’s centrepiece mahogany dining table. All these rooms have spectacular views over Tobermory Bay and the Sound of Mull.
Guests have a choice of five large double bedrooms, four with ensuite facilities and the fifth has its own separate private bathroom. The bedrooms feature modern Super King, king size or twin beds and therefore there is a range of sleeping options.
Large fully fitted and well equipped bespoke kitchen with Everhot range cooker, utility room with washing and drying facilities, full central heating, WiFi throughout and private parking.
For larger parties you could also consider booking Oakfield Cottage, which is adjacent to the main house and sleeps up to 5 guests.
The Island of Mull (pop. 3000) is, of all the Hebridian Islands, the most accessible, yet remains a world apart from the hustle and bustle of the mainland: 300 miles of unspoilt coastline with beaches, fossil rich cliffs, mountains and caves; wildlife everywhere – Golden Eagles, Sea Eagles, deer, seals, otters, Basking Sharks, dolphins, whales and orchids too; 200 miles of quiet roads with castles, gardens, beautiful beaches and museums to visit or for the more energetic there are two golf courses. Hill walking, fishing, shooting and horse riding are also popular pastimes for the holidaymaker on Mull. However the most popular are without doubt sailing and diving with the waters surrounding Mull being world renowned for both.
Mull also boasts many fine eating establishments which can be found all around the island.
To the south west of Mull lies the historic island of Iona and to the west the tiny Hedridean island of Staffa, made famous by the spectacular Fingals Cave, which was the inspiration for Mendelssohn’s Hebridean Overture.
Tobermory (pop. 1000) is the capital of Mull and the town itself plays host to frequent music festivals, sailing weeks, regattas, drama festivals, the Mull Highland Games and one of the best run car rallies in the UK (The Mull Rally). The main street is also world famous with its colourfully painted houses and bustling harbour and with several excellent pubs, restaurants and shops within a stones throw of each other the town is a perfect base to explore Mull in its entirety.
The crossing from the mainland to the Island of Mull is made by Caledonian MacBrayne car ferries, which run from Oban to Craignure (45 minutes crossing time) or Lochaline to Fishnish (35 minutes crossing time). Oban can be reached either by road, there is a frequent bus service running to several large towns and cities throughout Scotland, or by train, Oban has its own railway station and the trains run regularly to and from Glasgow. For more information on ferry times and costs please contact Caledonian MacBrayne direct on:- 0800 066 5000 or visit them online at http://www.calmac.co.uk
Once on Mull it is a very scenic 45 minute drive to reach Tobermory and Oakfield House.