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Caol-Ithe Guesthouse, Fionnphort, Isle of Mull, Argyll and Bute, PA66 6BL

Offers Over - Sold


Oban Office - 01631 566 122

An exciting lifestyle opportunity to acquire a successful bed and breakfast, comprising a five-bedroom guesthouse and two self-catering cottages on the idyllic Isle of Mull

To make an enquiry, arrange a viewing or request a free market appraisal of your own property call Andrew Fuller on 01631 566 122 or contact Andrew via Email.






  • Established holiday business
  • Large detached bungalow with cottages
  • Popular holiday destination
  • Great lifestyle opportunity
  • Rural island location
  • Substantial income potential
  • Close to local amenities
  • EPC Rating D59
  • Extending to approximately 0.39 Acres (0.16 Hectares)


Caol-Ithe Guesthouse

Situated in an elevated position on the outskirts of the popular village of Fionnphort on The Isle of Mull, Caol Ithe is a substantial detached bungalow, maintained to an extremely high standard. The property is of a painted, harled finish, sitting under a tiled roof and offers comprehensive family living with the kitchen dividing home from the guest accommodation over a single level.

Caol Ithe has established itself as a successful bed and breakfast business over recent years and is popular with tourists looking to visit Mull and Iona, especially those looking to explore the many outdoor pursuits and water sport activities on offer. More details can be found https://www.holidayisleofmull.co.uk/.

The main property is accessed from the generous parking area through a glazed vestibule, leading into a large central hallway. Three en-suite guest bedrooms are located to the right, along with a fourth guest bedroom with separate stylish family bathroom.

An open plan dining room enjoys views across the rugged landscape and offers seating or around 14 guests. The room also extends into a generous sitting area, providing a place for guests to relax in comfort.

Family accommodation occupies the remainder of Caol Ithe house, comprising of a well-equipped, modern kitchen, study / bedroom, art studio, master bedroom complimented by a stylish en-suite bathroom, utility room and a large combined lounge/dining room. French doors open from the lounge to give access to a new sun room, providing an attractive addition to the living space.

Cala Sith, Self-Catering Cottages

Adjacent to Caol-Ithe Guesthouse, Cala Sith Cottages each offer high-quality self-catering accommodation over two levels.
The two cottages are independent from the main house, with both properties comprising of a comfortable living/dining room, a fully fitted kitchen and a family bathroom on the ground floor, with a staircase leading up from the hall to the upper bedrooms. Velux windows in the roof provide natural light to the staircase and landing.

Each cottage has a large patio door to the front, with paved area and external seating areas located outside to enjoy the ever-changing scenery that Mull has to offer. The cottages remain popular with holiday makers, with many returning to enjoy the many visitor destinations available across the islands.

Figures on the income per annum can be made available by request to Bell Ingram.

Externally, the property is accessed from a double gate to a dedicated private gravel driveway, offering off-road parking for several vehicles. Much of the large garden is laid to lawn, with other areas benefitting from the planting of mature shrubs and bushes. A large garage is attached to the cottages, offering storage, workshop space and convenience in equal measure. A ladder in the garage also gives further access to an upper floor attic room, offering further scope for conversion to provide extra accommodation, subject to the necessary planning consents.


Caol-Ithe is located in Fionnphort, a traditional small village situated on the Island of Mull. The busy ferry port, just a few minutes' walk away from the house site, provides sailings to Ionaand marine and wildlife trips to the Treshnish Isles. Fionnphort supports local shops, post office, a pub and the Award Winning '9th Wave Restaurant'. The village has a thriving community, bustling with tourists from around the globe who have come to visit the famous Isle of Iona, known as the "cradle of Christianity". Iona is Scotland's second most popular tourist attraction and one of the most visited destinations in the UK. Fionnphort hosts a white sandy beach and is popular with dog walkers and kayakers. The village offers a lifestyle change and a slower pace of life.

The Isle of Mull is the second largest island within the Inner Hebrides. The island is accessed via a regular car ferry service from Oban to Craignure. Services from Lochaline and Kilchoan on the Morvern and Ardnamurchan peninsulas respectively are also available. There is a small airstrip at Glenforsa suitable for private aircraft and a main line train service operating several times daily between Glasgow and Oban - some connecting directly with the ferries.

Mull boasts an extraordinary and diverse range of scenery, wildlife and leisure activities which brings large numbers of visitors throughout the year. The island also hosts a number of music and arts festivals plus the annual Tour of Mull car rally.
The colourful harbour town of Tobermory is a popular tourist destination and provides an excellent range of dining and shopping opportunities as well as offering primary and secondary schooling, a medical centre, churches, a golf course and a distillery.



Caol Ithe is located in the ever-popular village of Fionnphort on the picturesque Isle of Mull. Travelling from Oban, take the car / passenger ferry to Craignure. Upon disembarking the ferry, turn left and follow the scenic island road south for around 35 miles through the sleepy villages of Lochdon, Pennyghael and Bunessan before arriving at the coastal village of Fionnphort. Caol Ithe is located on the left-hand side upon entering the village, with the property clearly marked by a signpost. A bus service is also available from Tobermory and Craignure.


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