LIVE LIKE A LIGHTHOUSE KEEPER
Rubha nan Gall lighthouse is located on the Isle of Mull in the Scottish Inner Hebrides. In Scottish Gaelic the name means “Stranger’s Point.” The lighthouse was built in 1857 and automated in 1960. Since then, the nearby keepers’ cottages fell into disrepair, but in 2013 they were sold, completely renovated and one was turned into a rental property for up to eight guests.
Getting to the cottage may be a little challenging. You can only get there by hoofing it over a 2-kilometer footpath from Tobermory, the one town on the island. That means you’ll have to carry your own clothes, food and drink, so you may want to leave that large suitcase behind. The trip should be well worth it, though. The cottage has a contemporary kitchen with a woodstove, a lounge with an open fire, four bedrooms with en suite bathrooms, a solar powered battery bank, a spring-fed water supply and wireless internet access.
The location also provides ample tranquility, spectacular scenery and an abundance of wildlife, including puffins, otters, and seals.
If you get bored, you can always walk back to Tobermory and visit the Mull Aquarium, go on a whale-watching trip, hit the local cafes and restaurants or, if all else fails, the Tobermory Distillery, where you can sample their single malt whisky. Slˆinte. rubhanangall.com