Torrness is situated on the road between Dervaig and Tobermory in the north of the island. It's a scenic drive over the hill, on a single track road, to the pretty village of Dervaig in one direction (less than ten minutes away) and under fifteen minutes to Mull's main town, Tobermory, in the opposite direction. The area is very peaceful with just a couple of neighbours in the vicinity and the surrounding countryside offers a varied landscape, with lochs, woodland and hill ground to explore from the doorstep.
Nearest village: Dervaig (2.5 miles)
Drive to ferry terminal at Craignure: 50 minutes
Map and Directions
We send out a property information document with directions to the house, and other useful information, to all guests who book with us.
Things to Do
Being close to Dervaig and Tobermory, guests staying at Torrness have a good number of local restaurants to choose from, but none within walking distance. The closest would be the pub in Dervaig, The Bellachroy, which offers lunches and evening meals to non-residents (throughout the summer months). The village also has a useful local shop for basic provisions, a village hall, church and heritage centre. A further fifteen minutes by car from Dervaig will bring you to the stunning sandy bay of Calgary beach, with lots of other stops on the way, such as Am Birlinn restaurant, Calgary tearoom and gallery and several places to get out and explore the wonderful walks on offer in this beautiful area of Mull.
Heading east towards Tobermory, Loch Torr and Loch Frisa can both be explored on foot, with lots of forestry tracks in this area which are great for mountain biking too. The hide at Loch Torr provides shelter and information on the local birdlife you can see in the area - watch out for the white-tailed sea eagles and other raptors which frequent this part of Mull; binoculars are a must!
The busier harbour town of Tobermory has an aquarium, museum, arts centre and a variety of eateries, galleries and shops. It's easy to spend an afternoon on the harbour front, browsing the gift shops and stopping for some locally made ice cream, or taking a walk out to the lighthouse, along the track at the northern end of the harbour. Don't forget to book a boat trip or wildlife tour too, or take a longer, scenic drive to the central, mountainous area around Loch na Keal.