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Dervaig Location for Torrbreac

Convenience comes with no compromise at Torrbreac, which sits above Loch Cuin on the edge of the village of Dervaig, beside the woodland trails and coastal scenery of the Quinish Estate. The house is surrounded by undulating mature gardens with prettily mown paths, access to the loch and even a zipwire to discover, creating a tranquil oasis in fantastic wildlife country. The heart of the village, with an excellently stocked shop and characterful pub, The Bellachroy, lie around a mile’s walk away, with a fine dining restaurant Ar Bord to enjoy locally too, and the excellent restaurant Am Birlinn just a few miles by road.

Nearest village: Dervaig (1 mile)
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

If you’re seeking a homestay where you can enjoy the island’s finest experiences from the front door, you’ve found it at Torrbreac. Hit the trails across the Quinish Estate for an adventurous cycle through stunning woodland and coastline. Pull on your boots and follow the path to the shore, watching for otters and spotting wildflowers as you go. Or climb on board for a private wildlife tour, with esteemed guide, Nature Scotland, based in the very same village.

If Mull’s wildlife, sealife and birds appeal, then you’re in for a fine chance of experiencing them when you stay at Torrbreac. Sea eagles and otters are regularly seen in the local area, while the tidal shores of Loch Cuin offer a plethora of interest at every tidal range. Scanning the skies and sea from the sun-trap patio to the front of the house is certain to reap rewards.

Should you be tempted to leave the oasis of Torrbreac’s immediate surrounds behind, then Mull’s vibrant harbour town of Tobermory lies a 20-minute drive. Home to seafood restaurants, lively inns, art galleries and gift shops, you could easily spend a day exploring the town and enjoying the walk to Rubh nan Gall lighthouse from the harbour too. Boat trips depart from both Tobermory and Ulva Ferry on the island’s west coast to visit the Treshnish Isles and Staffa, where there’s a chance to see puffins in season (late April to July).

Being located so close to the coast, there are plenty of ambles to enjoy, whether taking on the hike to Quinish Point on the headland, or an easy going stroll along the shore. Beautiful beaches beckon too, with the horseshoe of white sands at Calgary only 10 minutes’ drive, and between Calgary and the cottage several more lesser-known coves to explore at Croig and Langamull too.

Venturing further west around the island's coast leads to Ulva Ferry, where the beautiful gardens at Lip na Cloiche await exploration, before catching the ferry boat to the island of Ulva, for yet more beautiful walks, an interesting look at the island's history and well-earned refreshments at the Boathouse Cafe.

Experience the island’s highlights and all manner of outdoor pursuits when you stay at Torrbreac, safe in the knowledge that you have a home to return to that you’ll want to visit again and again.

  • A bird's eye view of Torrbreac, with ample parking and stunning large gardens
  • Call this idyllic spot home for your stay, with the sea at Loch Cuin only a short stroll from the door
  • Stunning access to the loch shore from the cottage
  • Torrbreac offers unrivalled views of land and sea, perfect for wildlife enthusiasts
  • Gorgeous gardens make the setting truly magical as you enjoy dinner overlooking the loch
  • Turn left to the Quinish Estate and right up the driveway to Torrbreac
  • Go wildflower spotting along the coastline here and enjoy views like this sea thrift, with even orchids among those to discover
  • Sunset over Loch Cuin
  • Calgary beach lies only 10 minutes away
  • Spot otters in the loch below the house
  • Kick back in the hammock and enjoy lazy days in the garden as you scan the skies for eagles
  • The tidal race at the nearby narrows of Loch Cuin
  • Visit the colourful Tobermory harbourfront
  • Eagles are often spotted in the area
  • Relaxing views from the master bedroom over the sea to the hills beyond
  • The shore directly below Torrbreac, a fantastic area for wildlife