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.
We are open all the year round.
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.
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!
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Updated - Monday, August 6, 2012