Scottish Thistle awards accommodation on Mull
Visitscotland 4 star Gold, Green Gold B and B accommodation
2019 UK Enterprise Awards Bed and Breakfast Accommodation.
"Seaview" The Red Granite Cottage by the Sea"
Our 4 star gold Bed and Breakfast accommodation on Mull, superbly situated in Fionnphort.
Firstly, Seaview the closest bed and breakfast accommodation on Mull to Iona, Iona Abbey and Staffa and Iona boats. Stay with us in Fionnphort,"Gateway to the Sea Kingdom" on the magical Isle of Mull. Magical Mull the Hebridean island that has everything that the other Hebrides have and much more! Mull's Jewels, Spiritual Iona with its Sacred Abbey and the wonder of the Isle of Staffa and Fingal's Cave!
"Complete Hebridean Experience- Mull"
Secondly, Seaview is a unique accommodation allowing you to explore "The Seakingdom". "The Red Granite Cottage by the Sea" is "Your Complete Hebridean Experience" when visiting Scotland.
Bed and breakfast accommodation at Seaview
Bed and Breakfast accommodation on Mull at Seaview in Fionnphort, comprises of five comfortable modern "Island "bedrooms. Our B and B accommodation is decorated and maintained to a high standard. Comprising of two double en suite rooms and one king size double en suite room with seaview. One ground floor twin en suite with view to Fionnphort Beach. Lastly a single room with a fabulous "seaview" to Iona and a large private shower room. See below
History of Seaview bed and breakfast accommodation on Mull
Seaview special and unique bed and breakfast accommodation on Mull, a traditional Hebridean cottage built in 1870s from Fionnphort's red granite. Consequently with three foot thick walls, cosy Seaview, protected from the Atlantic gales that sweep in across the Iona Sound.
This building was constructed by the stonemasons that constructed the famous Stevenson rock lighthouse, Dubh Artach. Resulting in a building constructed sturdily of solid granite The neat front face of Seaview shows off the superb dressed red granite blocks tightly bound together; A testament to the lighthouse stonemason's skilled workmanship. The granite was quarried from the far side of Tor Mor hill, opposite Seaview. The quarried granite went all around the world, see Fionnphort Page read more
First Fionnphort shop and Post Office
Furthermore it is believed that Seaview was the first shop and Post Office in Fionnphort owned and operated by the Cameron Family. As a family they owned Seaview for about 100 years! The Noddings family purchased Seaview in 1990 and are the 3rd owners of this historic cottage. John has a photo of a shop sign above the left ground floor window (Erraid bedroom) with a horse tied up outside!
Our commitment to you.
We personally maintain all aspects of the B and B accommodation at Seaview. Likewise we personally host guests at our boutique cottage. Absolutely a hands on personal service by your hosts!
Furthermore we are ably assisted by our lovable labrador Lainie our meeter and greeter.
Both of us thrive on a busy life running the bed and breakfast accommodation at Seaview on a daily basis. We enjoy welcoming guests into our Hebridean cottage home. Consequently we take a keen interest in our visitors who travel to stay with us from over the world. Hence our philosophy at Seaview B and B accommodation is: Let us do the hard work so you don't have to.
Therefore if you need a helping hand pointing you in the right direction regarding “what to do and see” whilst you are here, then we are more than happy to help. Any wee problems that crop up, we are here to help smooth them out for you. Above all, our hands on service allowing you to have a carefree and relaxing holiday.
"Standing still is going backwards, our aim is to innovate to achieve our best for you. This is our commitment to you."
Working hard offering quality Bed and Breakfast accommodation, a professional, first class service whilst creating a homely welcoming feel and atmosphere. Reflected in the high Tripadvisor Seaview .Accepting we're not perfect, sometimes we do get things wrong but we always try to do our best. Host John, front of house offers a warm and genuine Hebridean welcome, in comfortable ,quality accommodation.
Our bed and breakfast accommodation Awards Latest awards
Good news for Seaview and our customers. Seaview has been awarded " 2019 UK Enterprise Awards B and B of the year in Argyll and Bute, Scotland." Seaview is also 2020 Travellers Choice B and B accommodation for the Isle of Mull. Thank you to all our guests for their patronage and positive support over the years. Importantly a big thank you to all our helpers whose hard work make "Seaview" the destination that it is for the enjoyment of our lovely guests year after year.
In July 2012, Seaview B and B was awarded 4 star gold by Visitscotland read more. Therefore by staying at Seaview bed and breakfast you know you are in safe hands of true industry professionals. We not only understand the importance of good customer care and service but will consistently deliver it too.
Not only is Seaview a quality assured accommodation provider. In August 2005 (again in 2007, 2010, 2012 2014, 2016,2017), we received Gold Award, Green Tourism Business Scheme. This was in recognition of our excellent management and environmentally and ecological business practices. We care about and love where we live and how we affect our natural surroundings. Consequently we take personal responsibility of the effect our business has on our fragile environment. Visit our Green Tourism page to find out what we do and what it means. read more .
Our B and B accommodation Offer
Seaview B and B operated as a family business since 1990. Also from day one our priority is to offer you, our guests, a warm welcome, comfortable clean accommodation and a cracking good breakfast.
Caring for guests from all around the world for many years, we want you to feel welcome and at home. If you know the story of Fingal the giant who strode from Ireland to the nearby Staffa, certainly you will know why our Fingal's Breakfast and extensive mouth watering breakfast menu, is remembered by all who pass this way. Cracking choice for vegetarian and vegan diets. Try our "Big Veggie Breakfast". Special diets catered for with notice.
Absolutely the perfect start for days of discovery and exciting adventures to be had right from our doorstep. If,as reputed to happen, the weather turns a little stormy, you are welcome to pass the time gazing out across to Iona from our sitting room.Our sitting room hosts an excellent library on Mull, Iona and surrounding area.
Fingal's Breakfast Provenence
Our butcher meat is the finest quality supplied by Mearns T McCaskie. Noteworthy, McCaskie is traditional, Award Winning, west coast, quality, Master Butcher. His meat is personally sourced from specially selected farmers herds, providing the finest outdoor, grass fed, Scottish meat. Reared with passion, matured to perfection, and prepared with pride. Scottish Craft Butcher 2019, Scottish Haggis Champion 2018,West of Scotland Pork Sausage Champion 2018,West of Scotland Black Pudding Champion 2014 and 2017. We are supplied, pork and venison sausages, haggis, black pudding and meat. Established 1935. You can order online!
Bed and Breakfast Accommodation
Firstly, our b and b on Mull has four en suite bedrooms and one single occupancy bedroom with a superb seaview and a private shower room. Secondly all of them are named personally after local islands on Mull's west coast and described below.
Described by review article of "Scotland on Sunday" as 'designer boutique style bed and breakfast accommodation'.
Seaview's extensive facilities
The bedrooms individually decorated to a high standard, providing all the home comforts you would expect. Facilities include, double glazing, thermostatically controlled central heating, wifi, alarm clock and modern fully tiled shower rooms. Guests can catch up on favourite TV programes, bedrooms have, 23" digital flat screen TV, digital radio, DVD player.
Welcome tray selection of teas, fruit teas, filtered coffee & hot chocolate and Organic Biscuits. Wine glasses, water tumblers and colourful mugs for the much needed 'cuppa'.
The Details or Wee Bits
The bed linen is all 100% gingham cotton. For added comfort the double rooms have king size quilts and the twin rooms have double quilts. Warm Hebridean sheep wool blankets (woven at the local organic Ardalanish Farm read more )are provided. Hair dryers, hot water bottles and torch and corkscrew are included for your convenience. Fresh milk and chilled, bottled tap water are brought to your room if required. House guests have access to an extensive collection of DVD's. We also offer a laundry service, scrumptious made-to-order picnic lunches.
Our quality cottage bedrooms
Lunga King Size Bedroom
Lunga is a first floor, front facing, king size double room (for 2 people) with an ensuite shower room. Most importantly Lunga has a stunning sea view overlooking Fionnphort beach and Fingal's Rock, and Iona with its Abbey. Views of Burg and Ben More can also be enjoyed from this room. Decorated throughout in soft restful muted blue and cream tones, with 100% cotton gingham bed linen. Enjoy the added luxury of super king size double quilts to keep you cozy.
Furnished with bespoke solid oak bedroom furniture comprising a wardrobe with shelving, bedside cabinets and oak chest of drawers. A stunning large otter photo completes this room.
The en suite shower room, recently refurbished comprises of a large fully tiled shower cubicle. With basin and toilet and a thermostatically heated towel rail warming bath sheet size, soft, fluffy white towels. Floors, tiled with terracotta Spanish stone tiles. Complimentary toiletries are provided for your convenience including organic hand and shower gel.
Staffa single bedroom with seaview
Staffa is a first floor front facing single occupancy room. Boasting a fabulous Seaview overlooking Fionnphort beach and Iona with its historic Abbey. Grand views of the Burg cliffs and Ben More can also be seen from this room. A spacious bright private shower room and toilet is located 3 meters from the room. Furthermore Staffa has been refurbished to a high standard for the single traveler recently.
The private shower room comprises of a large fully tiled shower cubicle with a good shower. A hand basin and toilet. a thermostatically heated towel rail to warm bath sheet size, soft, fluffy white towels. A soft white bath robe is provided. The floor is stone tiled and complimentary toiletries are provided for your convenience including organic hand and shower gel.
Iona double bedroom
Iona is a cosy double room ( without a sea view) with an ensuite shower room and is decorated with soft and mellow creams and a warm summery primrose yellow. We also offer this room to single travellers. Comfy Iona is furnished with new solid oak furniture. Comprising of a super duper comfy double bed (spring base and mattress) with solid oak headboard. An oak console, bedside tables with drawers and a gentleman's oak wardrobe with two storage drawers. Blackout blinds depicting scenes from Iona ensure a restful nights sleep. Billowing voile panels give Iona a light airy feeling.
The en suite shower room has a large fully tiled shower cubicle with a powerful electric shower. A hand basin, toilet and thermostatically controlled heated towel rail to warm bath sheet sized soft, fluffy white towels. As always complimentary toiletries are provided for your convenience including organic hand and shower gel.
Erraid ground floor twin or king size double room
Erraid is a spacious ground floor room with 3' twin zip lock beds which can be converted into a super king size (6 ft) double bed. This second option is available for stays of 3 days or more. There is a spacious en suite shower room. A front facing view overlooking Tor Mor granite hills, Fionnphort's powder white beach and the Iona Sound to Iona. Burg cliffs and Ben More can also be seen from this room.
Furnished with bespoke natural coloured solid oak bedroom furniture. Comprising of a 5 drawer chest of drawers and a small wardrobe with shelves and a drawer and bedside cabinets with a comfy tub chair. The walls are hung with vibrant red canvas prints of poppies and lilies consequently giving Erraid colour and vitality. For added comfort each bed has a double quilt instead of single quilts and the bed linen is beautiful crisp 100% gingham cotton.
The ensuite shower room has a large fully tiled walk in mixer shower. Also a hand basin and toilet and a thermostatically controlled heated towel rail to warm those soft, fluffy white towels. Complimentary toiletries are provided including organic hand and shower gel.
Soa double bedroom
Soa is a charming restful double room (standard double bed for 2 people) with an ensuite shower room. With views across the back garden; Spring daffodils are abundant and during summer there is an explosion of colour as the perennial garden bursts into life. Watch garden birds feeding at the bird table, listen to evensong of thrushes and blackbirds as they roost.
Restful Soa is furnished with solid oak furniture including a standard sized double bed with a wooden board. Also 5 drawer chest of drawers, bedside cabinets and a built in wardrobe. The quilt in Soa is king sized for added comfort and the bed linen is again beautiful crisp 100% gingham.
The ensuite shower room comprises of a large, fully tiled shower cubicle with an electric shower. A hand basin with a vanity unit, eco-flushing toilet and a heated towel rail to warm those soft, fluffy white towels. Complimentary toiletries are provided including organic hand and shower gel.
A wee potted history
John a west coast islander hails from the Isle of Bute. Bute is a small island off the west coast of Scotland in the Firth of Clyde 70 miles from Mull. After school he worked in Butcher's shop then catering college. Afterwards working in the hotel and hospitality industry for several years on the mainland Scotland. After this, 5 years in a public service role in Greenock on the Clyde.
Thereafter John returned to the west coast and decided to follow his yearning for fishing and the sea. John moved to the Isle of Mull in 1989. Firstly, worked as a commercial fisherman learning the catching crabs from a Bedfordshire man with a doctorate in geology! After skippering MFV Gradely for Peter, he worked on a trawler, "Golden Sceptre" for a year with Skipper Alexander Wood. Finally in 1996 John started out on his own and bought his own small Orkney Fastliner called 'Wanderer' catching 'velvets' (crabs) and lobsters for a living. 300 creels some days!
In 1990, John bought Seaview and started to run the B&B alongside his own small fishing business. In 2003, John gave up full time fishing to look after his children and run Seaview. John's affinity with the sea has meant that 'Wanderer' remains a 'pleasure' boat. Consequently he spends many hours pottering around the rocky coastline enjoying the coves and beaches. Furthermore his loyal First Mate Megan and her daughter Lainie who was born at Seaview in October 2010 often accompany him on sea adventures. John loves walking dogs, photography, football, rugby, home brew and is partial to a fine wee dram of malt whisky.
Megan, aka Kenmilleven Melting Wispa and was Seaview's official 'Meeter & Greeter'
Megan was a local lass, born in August 2007 on the Isle of Iona. Her mum is Jura (also a chocolate Labrador) who lives over on the west side of Iona on the road to the golf course; Sidney, Megan's dad used to live at The Columba Hotel with Megan's sister Peggy, but went to live in Sydney, down under.
Both of Megan's parents were chocolate Labradors and so were all her litter mates - pure chocolate heaven! Megan's favourite pastimes included people watching! You would often see her on the front porch watching the comings and goings in the village. Doing impressions of a big sad teddy bear, looking cute especially if she is on the lookout for a wee biscuit. Oher hobbies included sun bathing, walking, hunting, catching voles and mice, paddling in the sea, flushing the bracken, doing impressions of Teenage Ninja Turtles, eating 'dead' things she finds on the moors.
The list went on, she would go to sea with John in his wee boat Wanderer, snoring like a piggy whilst snoozing, and doing 'bum tuck' runs around the front garden. She also loved 'dancing round her handbag' (rawhide chews) in the garden. Megan loved people and was an affectionate and loving dog with oodles of patience. She had us, as her owners very well trained indeed. Sadly our lovely Meggie passed away in 2019. Such a sweet soulful girl we miss her so much.
Lainie Seakingdom Lassie of Mull; Stress relief belly rub a speciality
Introducing Lainie: On 1 October 2010, Megan had her first (and only) litter of pups at Seaview - seven beautiful chocolate and black puddings (3 chocolate boys, one black boy and three black girls). The pups are scattered across Scotland from Benbecula in the Outer Hebrides to Edinburgh. Our only black boy, Jock the Laddie went south over the border to join his new family in Nottinghamshire.
Meeter and Greeter
Seakingdom Lassie of Mull, Lainie is black and has white fur underneath three of her paws. She is a wee besom but great fun. She learns quickly and joined Megan on 'meet and greet' duties. Her natural retrieving instincts means she brings us many surprise gifts during the day, including socks, underwear, tea towels, cardboard boxes, shoes, plastic bottles to name but a few. She can spin on a top and is very adept at hunting mice, voles, rabbits and hares!
We hope you'll enjoy meeting Lainie during your stay with us - she will make you very welcome and love her cuddles!
Updated 29 March 2021
Seaview, Visitscotland 4 Star Gold Green Tourism Gold Mull bed and breakfast 1990-2021