Puffin Cottage is situated at Torloisk, a beautiful area in North West Mull, known for its dramatic coastline and varied landscapes, next door to a working Hebridean farm. The terraced hills, mature woodland, sandy bays and cliffs make this an ideal location for walkers and wildlife enthusiasts wanting to explore a quiet and beautiful corner of the island. There is a fantastic beach within walking distance of the house (one mile) and Calgary beach is only a twenty minute drive away too.
Nearest village: Dervaig (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
This area of the island is great for those wanting to get away from it all and experience a bit of island life. There are some lovely hidden gems. The small island of Ulva is a great place to visit with a small ferry boat transporting foot passengers across. The island has footpaths criss-crossing it and excellent flora and fauna with some beautiful patches of woodland and wonderful coastline. Livingstone's cave and ruined villages can be explored too as well as 'Sheila's Cottage'.
There a few of restaurants within a ten to twenty minute drive of the house - Ballygown is the closest just 5 minutes south of the cottage and serves local produce. Am Birlinn between Calgary and Dervaig also serves local produce, as does the Bellachroy Inn in Dervaig. Tobermory is only thirty minutes by car too where there are plenty more options and lots of gift shops and galleries too. The arts centre, theatre and museum are in the island's capital and boat trips leave from here (and from Ulva ferry) to visit outlying islands or to look for marine life such as the porpoises, basking sharks, seals, otters and whales that are found in the waters here.
Don't forget to visit Lucy's garden at Lip na Cloiche too - an impressive hillside garden which is open to the public and has plants and crafts for sale to visitors. There are also many sites of historical interest from the old clearance villages to a notable iron age Broch at Ballygown bay.
The area offers a fantastic range of habitats and opportunities to see wildlife, and boat tours can also be taken from Ulva Ferry to Staffa and the Treshnish Isles.