10. 2 on ground floor, 4 in annexes, plus 2 self-catering cottages.
all year except Nov–Feb, open New Year.
2 sitting rooms, dining room, conservatory, free Wi-Fi, in-room TV (Freeview), 17½-acre gardens in 56-acre grounds, beach with mooring, wedding facilities, licensed tearoom, unsuitable for disabled.
all ages welcomed.
allowed (not unattended) in some bedrooms and tearoom.
 per room B&B £175–£245. À la carte £35–£45.
Good Hotel Guide Review
Arrive to a complimentary glass of champagne, at Laurence and Katie Mackay’s Victorian country house hotel on the Isle of Mull. The small 54-acre estate encompasses a waterfall, an old Victorian trout pond, a private beach and woodland walks beside a tumbling burn; the ‘wonderful garden’ is ideal for ‘relaxing in, and admiring the eagles’. ‘We were welcomed with grace and enthusiasm,’ say regular returnees this year. ‘Laurence and Katie are continually updating the place – there are improvements every time we visit.’ In the house, its annexes and its self-catering cottages, traditionally furnished bedrooms look on to garden, loch, orchard or hills. Each room is supplied with biscuits, bathrobes and smart toiletries. Meet fellow guests at pre-dinner drinks (perhaps enjoy a glass of the house’s Whitetail gin), and take dinner in the newly-refurbished conservatory restaurant with its relaxed house-party atmosphere. And enjoy lunches or traditional home bakes in the newly-converted barn, the ‘Whitetail Coffee Shop.’ Katie Mackay has developed a more extensive menu for 2018 using the best local and Scottish produce. You can take a wildlife or sea safari trip, visit neighbouring Iona and Staffa or take a drive up to Tobermory. The Mackays will point you in the direction of the best beaches, walks, climbs and otter-sighting spots. (Dr Gillian Todd)
10% discount voucher
This hotel accepts discount vouchers which entitle readers to a 10% discount off their normal B&B rate for a single night’s stay. To take advantage of this offer, you must present the voucher at the time of booking.
This hotel accepts discount vouchers which entitle readers to a 25% discount off their normal B&B rate for a single night’s stay. Each printed copy of the Guide contains six vouchers worth in total about £150.Buy the guide