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Tiroran House - Hotel in Argyll & Bute

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Tiroran, Isle of Mull, PA69 6ES, Argyll & Bute
Scotland, United Kingdom

Laurence & Katie Mackay

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+44 (0)1681 705232 (landline)

Hotel of the Year

There’s a house-party feel at this fine country house on the wild side of Mull - great food, lovely rooms and beautiful gardens wait

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The setting is magnificent – 17 acres of gardens rolling down to Loch Scridian. Otters and dolphins pass through, buzzards and eagles glide above, red deer visit the garden. As for this 1850 shooting lodge, you'll be hard pressed to find a more comfortable island base, so it's no surprise to discover it was recently voted 'Best Country House Hotel in Scotland' for the second year in a row. There are fires in the drawing rooms, fresh flowers everywhere, games to be played, books to be read. Airy bedrooms hit the spot: crisp linen, beautiful fabrics, the odd chaise longue; some have watery views, all have silence guaranteed. You eat in a smart dining room with much of the delicious food from the island or waters around it, perhaps mussel and oyster broth, saddle of lamb with carrot purée, chocolate torte with vanilla ice cream. You're bang in the middle of Mull with lots to do: Tobermory, the prettiest town in the Hebrides; Calgary and its magical beach; day trips to Iona and its famous monastery; cruises to Staffa and Fingal's Cave. Come back for afternoon tea – it's as good as the Ritz.

Wheelchair access
At least one bedroom & bathroom accessible.
Limited mobility
At least one bedroom & bathroom accessible without steps.
Children welcome
Suitable for guests with children aged 3 and over.
No smoking
Smoking not permitted anywhere in the property.
Credit cards
Credit or debit card payment accepted.
Wireless internet access available.
Pets welcome
Please let the owner know if you want to bring pets.
Owner has pets
Animals living on the property.
Bikes available
On the premises to hire or borrow.
Vegetarian meals
Available on request.
Licensed premises
Alcohol may be served.

Local points of interest from Laurence & Katie Mackay:

Local points of interest from
Laurence & Katie Mackay:

  • Take a boat trip on Loch na Keel and see the White-Tailed Sea Eagles swoop - the eagles are frequent visitors to the skies above Tiroran House
  • Visit ancient castles, picnic on white sandy beaches, then take to the hills for spectacular walks for fabulous island views
  • Don’t miss Iona (the ancient seat of Christianity in Scotland) or Staffa for Fingals Cave and the puffin colony in summer - trips are easily arranged
  • Fantastic walks start from the front door - you can explore the spectacular coastline of the Ardmeanach Peninsula, then check out McCulloch's Fossil Tree, said to be more than 50 million years old. You may spot a pod of dolphins, too.
  • Ben More, the island’s only Munro, is close; views from the top stretch as far as Ireland.
Points of interest

Guest feedback
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"Perfection. The staff, the rooms, the food, the setting. I showed up late my first night, off the ferry from Oban, and they kept the restaurant open just for me. The whole experience was marvelous. I'll be back. "

Lev - New York City, United States of America

July 2017
"Two of the best meals I've ever had in my life, capping magical days in the beautiful landscape of Mull. Can't wait to go back"


August 2015
"The Tiroran House is one of the loveliest and friendliest places we have ever stayed in our 10 visits to the UK. The setting is idyllic, peaceful, and relaxing. The food is impeccably prepared, presented in a glorious manner, delicious, and served at a leisurely pace. My only regret is that we weren't able to stay longer! "
May 2014

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  • 5 Doubles
  • , 5 Twin/doubles
Price:(i) £175 to£220 per night

Booking info:


Dinner, 4 courses, £48.



Paw prints Bringing your dog
Handy to know:

Private beach, woodland walks: dog paradise!

Dog treats:

Dog biscuit.

Bringing your dog

Tiroran, Isle of Mull, PA69 6ES, Argyll & Bute

Hotel 5 Double rooms
Price: (i) £ 175 to £ 220 per night
Hotel 5 Twin/double rooms
Price: (i) £ 175 to £ 220 per night

Laurence & Katie Mackay

Visit website

+44 (0)1681 705232 (landline)