Druimnacroish is a large stone building, set in three acres of gardens, on the flanks of Glen Bellart in the north west of the Isle of Mull. We are almost two miles from Dervaig on the road to Salen and around ten miles from Tobermory.
"Off the beaten track", yet within reach of all parts of the island, the glen is peaceful, and the views and sunsets are superb. The rural setting provides a tranquil and restful atmosphere.
There has been a settlement here since at least the 16th century; the current building was restored as a hotel from the ruins of a large 19th century farmhouse and mill. There are six ensuite bedrooms in the Guest House which we let for Bed & Breakfast; these all have views west, across the glen. The conservatory looks out over the gardens and glen and down to the sea (Loch Cuin) at Dervaig.
In addition to the Guest House, one wing of the building is let for self-catering holidays. This apartment also enjoys clear views up the glen to the south.
The owners, Neil and Margriet, have been here since 1998 and live with their family in a further, separate wing of the building.
There are six bedrooms available for Bed and Breakfast at Druimnacroish, all ensuite and all enjoying views across the glen. They are simply but comfortably furnished, with individually controlled heating in each room. Tea & coffee making facilities include a wide selection of Fairtrade products and Island Bakery Organic biscuits on arrival. Wi-fi is available throughout.
The largest guest bedroom is on the upper floor and has a king size bed, single bed and seating area. Three further upper floor guest bedrooms include two standard doubles and one twin. Two slightly smaller rooms are on the ground floor (one double, one twin). All rooms are ensuite with walk-in showers.
The premises are non-smoking throughout. Pets are accepted in some guest bedrooms, and may come into the lounges at the discretion of other guests. An additional folding bed suitable for a child can be added to some bedrooms.
You can see approximate layouts in the next image. Rooms 1 & 2 are on the ground floor. All the windows face west.
Note the UK bed sizes : a single is 3’ x 6’3” (91x191cm); a standard double is 4’6” x 6’3” (135x191cm); and a king-size is 5’ x 6’6” (152x198cm)
Residents have exclusive use of two lounges and the conservatory. Guests are welcome to borrow from a wide selection of maps and books of local interest, as well as sample a wide range of general fiction and board games. Tea and coffee are complimentary, snacks, alcoholic and soft drinks are available from an Honesty Bar.
There is ample parking in the grounds. The premises are protected throughout by automatic fire detection and alarm systems.
There is no television in the Guest House, historically because there is no reception, but also to help you get away from it all and really enjoy the peace and quiet.
Newspapers arrive on the island in the late morning (later on Sunday).
We provide an internet connected computer in one of the lounges and wi-fi is available throughout the buildings.
Pets are welcome in some bedrooms by prior arrangement only. The premises are non-smoking throughout.
Mobile phone reception on Mull is limited, the best coverage in the north is with Vodafone or EE. A signal can sometimes be achieved within the building, or more reliably in the garden or car park.
A laundry service is available : we will wash and tumble dry a single load and return it within 24 hours for a charge of £8.
Breakfast is served in the conservatory and always includes fruits, cereals, porridge and traditional cooked dishes. The breakfast menu includes as much island produce as we can, including sausages from one of two nearby farms, free range eggs and Tobermory Smoked Salmon and Trout. You can round off setting yourself up for the day with our homemade oatmeal toast, homemade jams and marmalades, top quality coffee and a wide range of teas.
There are a number of great places to eat out on the island, between 5 and 30 minutes drive and ranging in style from pub/bistro to formal dining.
Neil and Margriet are keen that you have the opportunity to eat well while you are on the island and will offer up-to-date advice and recommendations, based on our own experience as well as that of other guests.
Druimnacroish is licensed for residents and we operate an honesty bar where guests may help themselves and settle on departure. A selection of beers, wines and spirits and soft drinks are in stock. Complimentary tea & coffee is available in your bedroom and also in the lounge, along with a range of snacks.
If you would like to take a packed lunch with you in the morning, we are happy to provide sandwiches, fruit, Island Bakery biscuits and fill your flask with coffee or tea. Please order the evening before, in case we run short of bread.
We normally have vegetarian options available and can cope with most dietary requirements, but we do ask that you give us advance notice if you have particular preferences.
Room Rates for 2021 (price for two persons sharing a double/twin room with breakfast) are as follows :
|Ground Floor Double/Twin||£78|
|First Floor Double/Twin||£88|
|First Floor King Double||£98|
Single occupied rooms are discounted from these rates by £7.50 per night.
An extra folding bed for a child can be added to some rooms at £25 per night, including breakfast.
Our minimum stay is usually two nights. Please contact us if you require a room for just one night.
You can book online from this website; just enter your dates in the search bar below and follow the results.
Alternatively, contact us for more advice and information, Tel. 01688 400274 or by email.