SUMMER & AUTUMN 2019
Jo and I have been residing at Pennyghael for over a year now – and how quickly has the time gone!
Hello to you all and welcome to this our Summer/Autumn Pennyghael Estate newsletter.
Jo and I have been residing at Pennyghael for over a year now – and how quickly has the time gone! We have had the chance to explore the island, even venturing north once or twice when friends have come to stay, and really cannot believe how beautiful the area is.
Having been here for all four seasons, and learnt that each weather element can happen within the space of one day, we have realised that there is no point in visiting Mull just at a certain time of the year – Pennyghael is just as beautiful in the snow with its winter magic, as it is in the spring with its abundance of bluebells and wild flowers; the only difference being that possibly it will be warmer during the summer months – but our most spectacular weather days have been enjoyed in the Autumn and Spring.
Ably assisted by the Team, we have had a busy few months with property maintenance. Being a perfectionist, and my understanding that attention to detail makes all the difference means that I am constantly looking at what needs to be done next and how best to achieve it.
It has been a very positive winter/spring for the birds, from the golden and sea eagle’s (we have had numerous sightings of our resident pairs), along with buzzards, north throated divers and oyster catchers breeding well.
The deer and game numbers have also increased, appreciating the milder winter.
The three properties on Pennyghael – Killunaig Farmhouse, Torrans and Beach have all undergone some structural as well as cosmetic work … with Torrans and Beach both benefiting from new “kardean” flooring in part of the cottages.
Myself and the Team have been busy with the chainsaw at Beach, chopping down neighbouring trees allowing greater light to filter into the house. Each property, with their distinctive and spectacular views, has their own identity and suit varying groups, whether it be family, friends or a couple.
Imagine, in the winter months, waking up each morning to a different vista from your bedroom window, as the colours change depending on the mood of the sky, the cloud formations and the colour of the water – so special!
Both Killunaig and Beach Cottage have open fires, where you can sit after a days exploring the island. The wood burning stove in Torrans ensures that it, along with the other two properties, enjoys a warm and cosy feeling as the sun sets over the Loch.
With a variety of things to do, and places to venture, when visiting Pennyghael why not add the new craze of “wild swimming” to your list, with Loch Scridan and Carsaig proving an ever-popular destination for this new “sport”.
Have I made you feel like you are missing out? That’s because you are! Why not look at visiting us here in the coming months – go to our website to see if any of our cottages are available when you are...
And give us a call if you have any questions – 01681 704232 or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org. Our changeover day is Saturday, entry after 4pm.