Wednesday, April 10, 2013

Lovely Words

“I never got a chance to write in the visitors book; but I would have written about the magic and peace of Cuckoo Inlet, sitting out at night seeing more stars than I thought possible, hearing the hunting owl, and the belling stag… finding his hoofprints in the morning, and being entranced by the everchanging view, as the tide so gently rose and fell and the interplay of light and cloud; truely a place to find peace and soul….

I will have to come back sometime when Jhn is better, (but selfishly, without guests in tow so we can just sit and ‘be’).
So thanks again.”

Posted by Quinish on 10-Apr-2013 at 12:00 PM Guest Comments

Tuesday, April 09, 2013

Dreamy Sunsets


Posted by Quinish on 09-Apr-2013 at 07:44 PM

Monday, April 08, 2013

So super cute

Managed to get a little closer this time!


Posted by Quinish on 08-Apr-2013 at 07:32 PM

Sunday, April 07, 2013

Patterns in the sand

I’m pretty sure black sand beaches are volcanic in origin. Hot lava flows into the sea and turns black upon contact with the cooling effect of the water. As it cools it breaks up into smaller fragments. The constant pounding of the surf and waves over time causes these fragments to form smaller and smaller particles, until sand is produced. Around 60 million years ago, the region was volcanically active, with Ben More being the remnant of a volcano, and it was in this period that the famous rock formations of Staffa and the basaltic columns of “The Castles” on Ulva came into being. So there you go!


Posted by Quinish on 07-Apr-2013 at 06:13 PM

Friday, April 05, 2013

Cute Calves!

Completely in love with the calves too - trying to convince the farmer to let me name one, but strangely he’s sticking with his numerical approach!


Posted by Quinish on 05-Apr-2013 at 10:06 AM

Thursday, April 04, 2013

Little lambs!

I’m in love with all the little lambs around - unsurprisingly the mama sheep are very protective of their young so it makes it hard to get close enough to get a pic!


Posted by Quinish on 04-Apr-2013 at 06:18 PM

Tuesday, April 02, 2013

Mull Music Festival

Makes for good lunchtime reading! Fish n’ Chips from the van on Tobermory Pier. Yum.


Posted by Quinish on 02-Apr-2013 at 01:00 PM

Monday, April 01, 2013

Seashells and clear as crystal water

Feel like it’s going to be a good summer!


Posted by Quinish on 01-Apr-2013 at 11:06 AM

Sunday, March 31, 2013

Perfectly peaceful


Posted by Quinish on 31-Mar-2013 at 10:42 PM


Sunset at the shore.


Posted by Quinish on 31-Mar-2013 at 08:02 PM

Friday, March 29, 2013

Shore Cottage


Posted by Quinish on 29-Mar-2013 at 02:50 PM

Afternoon walks

Spring is slowly making it’s way.


Posted by Quinish on 29-Mar-2013 at 10:46 AM

Thursday, March 28, 2013

Blue skies are here!

The rest of the country is still under a blanket of snow and we have blue, blue skies!


Posted by Quinish on 28-Mar-2013 at 12:32 PM

Tuesday, March 26, 2013

Al Lewis and Paper Aeroplanes

An Tobar has a ton of exhibitions and gigs going on. Two amazing recent events were
the dreamy sounding Al Lewis and and Sarah from the Paper Aeroplanes who are possibly my favourite band.


The accompanying exhibition was by Emma Herman-Smith. Emma spent a year as artist in residence at An Tobar - she created these beautiful ceramic bricks with impressions of wild flowers. I was so taken by them that I bought a tiny one!

Posted by Quinish on 26-Mar-2013 at 06:06 PM

Sunday, March 24, 2013

Pretty pastel skies


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Friday, March 22, 2013

Windy weather at Calgary Bay

The rest of the country has snow!


Posted by Quinish on 22-Mar-2013 at 08:47 AM News

Thursday, July 07, 2011

Undiscovered Scotland

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Posted by Quinish on 07-Jul-2011 at 06:24 PM

Tuesday, July 05, 2011


We love Quinish!  Hope to come back soon. 
Jessica and Jacob. 

Posted by Quinish on 05-Jul-2011 at 11:50 PM Guest Comments

Monday, July 04, 2011


I had a fabulous time here, it is very quiet and peaceful. The scenery is outstanding and I love the fact that we can walk by the seashore in about two minutes as it is right by us.  Had a great time and look forward to returning. 
Suzanne, Digby, Katie, Richard, Bill and Tessa. 

Posted by Quinish on 04-Jul-2011 at 08:09 PM Guest Comments

Friday, July 01, 2011


A really great space, which gobbled up us, our children and our gear. Fantastic acces to the loch; out daily in canoes, with sightings of otters and of course the seal colony.The best time for boating is sunset – perfect. The children loved seeing the seals. The solitude, lack of email and mobile access make it a real ‘switch off’ holiday. 
Paul, Jacki, Dylan, Ruth, Rick, Xavi, Paula, Max, Jasper. 

Posted by Quinish on 01-Jul-2011 at 08:48 AM Guest Comments

Wednesday, June 29, 2011


Wonderful week – weather very kind. Will be back in May for more peaceful surroundings. 
Andrew, Catherine, Francis, Margo, Elizabeth. 

Posted by Quinish on 29-Jun-2011 at 09:48 AM Guest Comments

Tuesday, June 28, 2011


I think you have a great house and the sea was great. I hope we come back again. The Isle of Mull was really cool. 
Richard age 10

Posted by Quinish on 28-Jun-2011 at 05:47 PM Guest Comments

Saturday, June 25, 2011


I love this house. 
Alex age 4

Posted by Quinish on 25-Jun-2011 at 07:14 PM Guest Comments

Friday, June 24, 2011


My favourite bit of the holiday is when I went to the beach and flew my kite.  And had a paddle in the sea. 
Andrew age 8

Posted by Quinish on 24-Jun-2011 at 09:44 AM Guest Comments

Wednesday, June 22, 2011


Fabulous relaxing accommodation in beautiful tidal setting.  Loved the wildlife.  Weather was excellent.  A lovely holiday in prospect, at the time and now in retrospect. 
David, Caroline, Dominic, Benedict and Orlando. 

Posted by Quinish on 22-Jun-2011 at 05:45 PM Guest Comments

Monday, June 20, 2011


Had a wonderful time in the peace and quiet. Saw dear, ducks and sea eagles. Shooting star display for our last night was magic.
Janice, Kerry and Wizz

Posted by Quinish on 20-Jun-2011 at 10:44 PM Guest Comments

Saturday, June 18, 2011


We loved the cottage really rustic and cosy and particularly liked the isolated location. We’ll be back!
Mike and Emma.

Posted by Quinish on 18-Jun-2011 at 05:52 PM Guest Comments


Wonderful stay at Woodside, beautiful surroundings and worth a walk up to the standing stone on the estate.  Whilst we were there we had an evening meal at the Bellachroy Hotel and can recommend the food, good quality well cooked and great atmosphere. Restaurant was busy so recommend booking if you want a table in the restaurant.  We ate in the bar which was fine.  Can recommend visit to Calgary bay and boat trip to Staffa’s wait. Can’t wait to return to Mull and would recommend the cottage to anyone.


Posted by Quinish on 18-Jun-2011 at 05:42 PM Guest Comments

Wednesday, June 30, 2010

Wildlife on Quinish

These gorgeous pictures were taken by photographer Matthew Wharf, who has now visited Woodside cottage on Quinish for two years running.





Posted by Quinish on 30-Jun-2010 at 08:09 PM

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