Here is some information on Mull
Situated on a peninsular in the north west of the Isle of Mull, Grasspoint cottage is where we spent a week of our Honeymoon in September 2007, with a view of the sea out of every window and hardly a soul in sight it makes for a perfect romantic getaway.
Grasspoint is a spectacular place with stunning views, rolling hills and remote peace. Although it can feel isolated, the cottages and accommodation are really cosy!
The cottage is basic but has everything you could need , the wood burning stove let us make it nice and cosy in the evenings and when the Scottish weather wasn't so nice. Whilst we we're there we had 2 days of sunshine and the rest of the week there was an atmospheric grey drizzle, just like i'd imagine Scotland would be. The cottage was 2 miles from the main road that runs around the whole of mull, and Tobermory was another 45minutes along the one lane road (you had to pay careful attention or you'd find yourself heading straight for a land rover of bus) - so we had to make sure we stocked up well when we left co-op.
Wildlife Grasspoint was a haven for wildlife, the guest book mentioned all sorts of sightings. After reading about the possibility of watching an otter swim by we spent a few evenings sitting on the craggy rocks staring hopefully at the horizon. In the end we had two otter sightings, excellent. Grasspoint was obviously one of the best spots on the whole of the Isle of Mull for wildlife, every day a land rover would park up nearby and twitchers would pile out with their giant telescopic lenses. Being a very old, and isolated cottage, everything drained into the sea. One twitcher was given quite a fright when the toilet was flushed past them as they were intently watching for wildlife.
Grasspoint cottage cost £300 for the first week of September, it sleeps 2. One of the most incredible places ever stayed. This is Scotland's original island passenger railway. The terminal at Craignure is reached by the 80 car/1000 passenger Isle of Mull ferry from Oban and the crossing is only 40 minutes. Oban lies just over 100 miles (160 km) from Glasgow on Scotland's west coast. The Railway Timetable links in with most ferry sailings.
The railway is 1¼ miles (2 km) long and operates steam and diesel hauled trains to Torosay, where you can visit Scottish Baronial Torosay Castle and 12 acres (4.8 hectares) of prize-winning gardens and woodland walks. There is also a footpath from Torosay to Duart Castle (about 3 miles (4.8 km)), ancestral home of the Clan MacLean.
The train journey is one of great beauty and the 260 mm gauge trains potter slowly alongside the Sound of Mull with extensive views of Ben Nevis, the Glencoe hills, the island of Lismore and the mass of Ben Cruachan, and the journey is completed at Torosay station. The wild flowers along the way can be spectacular, particularly the primroses, wild garlic and bluebells. VIRGIN TRAINS organise an annual visit to Scotland for transport journalists and photographers , this year MullRail featured as it is 20 years since it was opened by CHRIS GREEN then in charge of SCOTRAIL and now chief executive of VIRGIN TRAINS and shortly to be Chairman .
14 journalists disembarked from the Isle of Mull and made their way to Craignure station to catch the 13.10 to Torosay.They were lead by Mr MacLean of Virgin trains and guided by Mr John Yellowlees SCOTRAIL`S Director for External Affairs. Lunch was provided at Torosay Castle the railways destination where they had the chance to eat estate venison and a desert of locally grown fruit pie after which they were free to explore Torosay Castle and its gardens or find out more about the railway . The weather was superb and they finally departed on the 16.10 train to catch the 1700 sailing to Oban.