Tiroran House

Arrive to a complimentary glass of champagne, at Laurence and Katie Mackay’s Victorian country house hotel on the Isle of Mull. More

Contact details

Tiroran House
Tiroran
Argyll and Bute
PA69 6ES
Scotland
01681 705232

Hotel information

Bedrooms

10. 2 on ground floor, 4 in annexes, plus 2 self-catering cottages.

Open

all year except Nov–Feb, open New Year.

Facilities

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.

Background music

none.

Children

all ages welcomed.

Dogs

allowed (not unattended) in some bedrooms and tearoom.

Credit cards

MasterCard, Visa.

Prices

[2017] per room B&B £175–£245. À la carte £35–£45.

Other reviews

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)

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Tiroran House
Tiroran
Argyll and Bute
PA69 6ES

Guest comments

'A wonderful and special place from which to enjoy this magical island. Its remoteness brings challenges (no mobile signal). Its success is due to the warmth, local knowledge and enthusiasm of the owners Vey good food with an emphasis on local ingredients Our bedroom had everything we could wish for. ' - David Birnie - August, 2017
'Laurence was an excellent host. The setting is stunning, particularly if you want to get away from it all. The hotel and grounds are beautiful. Dinner was good - though not cheap. ' - Diana Goodey - June, 2017
'This gem of a hotel has a beautiful situation.The owners are exceptionally helpful - chatty without being intrusive - and the hotel has the atmosphere of a relaxed country house. The meals are high quality. My one comment would be that the menu could perhpas be more varied but when we commented one night that mussels hadnt been on offer they duly (and deliciously) appeared the following evening. The breakfast has black pudding to die for. The bedroom was spacious and comfortable. The mobile signal is weak and the wifi only works in the main hotel, and is weak at busy times - but that helped us really get away from it all. ' - Caroline Thomson - May, 2017
'Lawrence and Kate welcomed us for our seventh visit with grace and enthusiasm. The hotel improves every time we visit and their continual upgrading, decorating and changing provides perfection. The food was very imaginative, with a new menu each night, and now light lunches for those who just wish to relax in the wonderful garden and admire the otters and eagles. ' - Dr Gillian Todd - October, 2016

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