Cuin View is a beautifully presented ground floor apartment tucked on the edge of the historic village of Dervaig with only a few neighbouring houses. There are great views from the garden across the rugged countryside to the hills beyond, with woodland extending behind the property. A gentle walk into the village centre brings you to a well-stocked local shop, as well as the island’s oldest inn, which serves food, and there are scenic walks around the shore of loch Cuin and beyond the village boundary into the Quinish Estate.
Nearest village: Dervaig (0 miles)
Drive to ferry terminal at Craignure: 40 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
The area surrounding Cuin View promises plenty to keep you entertained. For the naturalist, a visit to the Old Byre Heritage Centre is essential, where a range of exhibits on the island’s flora and fauna offer a good guide for the rest of your holiday. A boggy walk along the river Bellart reedbeds delivers great birdwatching opportunities, while otters can be spotted in the loch. A wildlife tour can be a great way to start the week, giving you plenty of places to return to during your stay.
Some of north Mull’s most beautiful beaches are within easy reach of Cuin View. Jump in the car and you can be walking Calgary’s white shell sand bay in under 15 minutes. There are some outstanding walks around the headland from here towards Caliach Point. For those willing to put in the effort, the beaches at Langamull and Croig are also well worth a visit. Each requires a scenic coastal walk to get there, but the reward for your effort is often having the entire beach to yourself.
Further afield, the picture-postcard harbour town of Tobermory is only a 20-minute drive to the east and the journey itself is one to remember. The meandering single-track road takes you past hills and lochs, with the opportunity to pause for a walk at Loch Frisa or to call into the wildlife hide at Loch Torr.
Arriving in Tobermory, there is a treasure trove of artisan gift shops and excellent eateries to explore – don’t miss the chance to sample some of the island’s outstanding seafood. Whale watching trips and wildlife cruises to Staffa and the Treshnish Isles depart from the harbour in season, giving you the chance to experience Mull and its outlying islands from the water. You can also venture around the west coast from Cuin View to reach Ulva Ferry and explore the community-owned Isle of Ulva’s walking trails.
Within the village of Dervaig, you can dine at the island’s oldest inn, the Bellachroy, or enjoy a game of darts in the ambient setting. Just a few miles beyond the village is the restaurant Am Birlinn, where provenance is top of the menu, with locally sourced ingredients enhancing the fantastic food. This restaurant is very popular, and deservedly so, so it’s worth making a reservation for dinner.