Dervaig Friends of Nature House,
Dervaig Village Hall, Dervaig
Isle of Mull, Scotland PA75 6QN


The Community run Village Hall on the beautiful Island of Mull welcomes visitors to enjoy the well equipped hostel accommodation attached to our Hall in the pretty village of Dervaig. Emma Leigh Murtagh, the Hall Keeper, is your contact for bookings and during your stay. Please get in touch with her if you have any queries about staying here. See below...


The House:
Dervaig Friends of Nature House.
The accommodation is classified as a 3* Hostel and offers comfortable 'bunkroom' style accommodation with the Hall Keeper living nearby. It is a community run facility directly supporting the economy of the village of Dervaig, which is some 7 miles from Tobermory in the north west corner of the island. Dervaig is an attractive conservation village on the edge of a sheltered sea loch. Pretty whitewashed houses border a quiet main street.

Open Season:
We are open all the year round.

Opening hours:
The Hostel is open all day, with no restriction on access to the bedrooms or lounge. The bedrooms are part of the village hall and so, at times the kitchen is used by other hall users, and very occasionally the kitchen is 'closed' for a short time. Most visitors are unaffected by this. (If we know of a possible closure at time of booking we tell you, otherwise we would let you know on your arrival.)

We have 10 comfortable beds in 2 en-suite rooms;
'Cuin' sleeping 4 and 'Quinish' sleeping 6. Each room has an en-suite bathroom with WC, shower and wash basin. There is a travel cot available for use, but we ask you to bring your own bedding for it. (Please check with the Hall Keeper before arrival that it is not already in use by another family). Beds can be booked individually or by complete room/s.
We can provide towels (at a small charge) if required. For a PDF file giving details of our current charges click here:

We have a lounge with comfortable seating, a small library of books and videos. We have a TV/video (no TV reception). There is an outside sitting area with picnic tables.
Dervaig is a self-catering hostel so guests have the choice of either using our kitchen facilities or taking bar meals in the nearby Bellachroy Hotel. The kitchen is very well equipped with a cooker, microwave, and fridge freezer. All cooking utensils are provided. There are tables in the foyer for dining.

The village has two good small shops where you can get a range of groceries, newspapers, books, alcohol, post office facilities and a Cashpoint machine.

Car parking is available and bicycles may be left securely in the front lobby.

Other facilities:
  • Washing machine with a coin-operated clothes drier, an outside drying line and an inside line in the room where the drier is located.
  • Payphone in the foyer.
  • Outdoor sports pitch.
  • Local events such as summer Producers Markets and family ceilidhs.

Additional Information:
There are lovely walks along Loch Cuin, into the forest and to nearby standing stones. A traditional village pub serves good food and has a wide range of whiskies. Calgary Bay, with its sparkling sands and turquoise waters is 5 miles away, and is rated one of the worlds top beaches!
The island of Mull is bigger than a lot of visitors realise, and there is plenty to do here. Mull has become a world class wildlife destination - with a huge variety of wildlife and some very good organized trips. There are wonderful walks to take, interesting castles to visit, beaches to discover, cafes and restaurants to enjoy and so much more!

Visit Scotland (the Scottish Tourist board) - 3* Hostel
Visit Britain - Walkers Welcome


How to find us:
OS Grid Ref: NM 432 518 - OS 1:50,000   Landranger Map 47
Geo-coordinates:  56.587  -6.184

Getting There:
Public Transport:
Train Glasgow to Oban. Ferry (See to Craignure. The bus to Tobermory connects with the bus to Dervaig. (See
If you rely on public transport there is a limited bus service (circa 3 to 4 daily on weekdays) from Tobermory which stops at the entrance to the House. Call Traveline Scotland on 0871 200 2233 or for timings. There are a couple of people running a taxi service (we can help with contact information if you ask us) or please contact the local Tourist Information Centre for details on 01680 812 377. There is also the Argyll and Bute Council website at

If driving, we are 45 minutes from the ferry at Craignure. You take the road towards Tobermory (turning right off the ferry), go through Salen and 2 miles north of Salen at Aros Bridge, turn left for Dervaig and Calgary. You travel approximately 8 miles through Glen Aros and Glen Bellart to a T junction. At the T junction turn right. You pass the Bellachroy Hotel on your left. Take the second turn on your left after the hotel, and you will see the Hall below you.

Write to:
Emma-Leigh Murtagh, Dervaig Friends of Nature House,
Dervaig Village Hall, Dervaig, Isle of Mull, Scotland. PA75 6QN

E-mail enquiries to:

Telephone: +44 (0)1688 400491 (Mobile +44 (0)7919 870664)


How to Book:
By email or telephone (see above).

For a PDF file giving details of our current charges click here:

Friends of Nature UK and IFN members will be charged at reduced rates for accommodation providing their IFN membership card is shown at the time of check-in.

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Updated - Monday, August 6, 2012

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