Tilliepestle is situated in the heart of the village of Dervaig, a small, picturesque village in north west Mull, just under twenty minutes' drive from Tobermory and fifteen minutes from the well known beach at Calgary. The 'main street' of Dervaig is a narrow street lined with old stone cottages on either side, with a village shop at the centre where provisions can be bought. The oldest inn on the island, The Bellachroy, is directly opposite Tilliepestle, where pub lunches and evening meals are offered during the summer season.
Nearest village: Situated in Dervaig
Drive to ferry terminal at Craignure: 45 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
There are some lovely walks available from the doorstep, with a forestry track starting just a few hundred yards up the road from Tilliepestle, which leads around the Quinish estate. There are some great on and off-road cycling routes in this area too and plenty of opportunities for photography and wildlife watching. The shore of Loch Cuin (a tidal sea loch) is just a short walk away, just past the beautiful Kilmore church, visible from the house.
Further afield, there is some absolutely stunning coastline to explore at Port na Ba, Langamull and of course, Calgary. Calgary bay is best known as there is parking right beside the beach. The sweeping, sheltered bay is backed by fields and woodland and is a beautiful spot on a summer's evening for a barbecue. The slightly hard to reach beaches are equally as beautiful, each with their own character, and because they require a little more effort to reach, there are often fewer people around, if any! The tearoom and gallery at Calgary is a great place to stop for a cup of tea and to browse local art work.
In the local area, Am Birlinn and Ballygown restaurants both offer great places to eat in the evening. Further afield, at Ulva Ferry, you can take a boat across to the island of Ulva (check the timetables for which days the boat is running), where you can enjoy seafood at the Boathouse restaurant for lunch and enjoy a walk on one of the marked footpaths around the island where the flora and fauna is particularly delightful. There are also boat tours departing from here to the Treshnish islands and Staffa. Don't forget a trip to Lucy's garden at Lip na Cloiche, or to The Byre for its historical centre, tea room and gift shop.