Good Hotel Guide Review
‘A wonderful and special place from which to explore this magical island,’ a trusted reader, wrote after ‘a very relaxing, enjoyable stay’ at this Victorian country house overlooking Loch Scridain. It stands in 56 acres with a burn running through. The ‘warm, friendly’ hosts, Laurence and Katie Mackay, ‘generate a relaxed country house feel’ (‘a glass of champagne welcomes guests on arrival’). Loch-facing bedrooms are the most sought after; others overlook orchard and hills. All are traditionally furnished, supplied with White Company toiletries. ‘Dinner was relaxed (just come when you want to).’ Katie cooks seasonal Scottish produce ‘simply but with ﬂair’, maybe Argyll beef sirloin; West Coast smoked haddock fishcake; local venison cottage pie. ‘A nice touch was a board of Scottish cheeses with grapes from the vine that grows over the dining room roof.’ A light Sunday supper brought ‘wonderful lasagne’. An ‘excellent breakfast’ includes ‘poached kippers – so much nicer than grilled’, porridge, croissants, ‘a good fruit bowl’. Wildlife spotters are in heaven: ‘We saw whitetail and golden eagles, buzzards, seals, otters and red deer.’ ‘An exemplary hotel of its type.’ (DB, CT)
Isle of Mull
Argyll and Bute
7. 2 on ground floor. 4 self-catering cottages. 1 suitable for disabled.
‘seldom closed’, special breaks and events in winter, restaurant closed Sun pm.
lounge, breakfast room, dining conservatory, dining/bar area, free Wi-Fi, in-room TV (Freeview), 17½-acre gardens in 56-acre grounds, beach with mooring, wedding facilities, coffee shop, public rooms wheelchair accessible.
sometimes in bar/dining area.
all ages welcomed.
allowed in 2 bedrooms.
per room B&B single £75–£160, double £185–£245. À la carte £25–£50.