This four star, modern holiday house in Dervaig is an ideal base for exploring the scenic Isle of Mull.  Corrieyairack offers luxury holiday accommodation for up to eight people, with a well-equipped kitchen, log burning fire in the spacious living area, a utility room with a drying area and free Wi-Fi.  The dining room has patio doors that lead to a secure garden with a play area – ideal for family holidays.

Located in a peaceful setting in the north of the island, you can enjoy picturesque views as well as the proximity to local amenities.

We asked owner Emma Gardiner for her highlights of the island and tips for visitors.


The Isle of Mull

Highlights of Mull

The peace and tranquility, gorgeous scenery, beautiful beaches, wonderful wildlife, great walks, and a variety of great places to eat.

3 ‘must-sees’

I think the ‘must sees’ must be the sea-eagles, or wildlife in general, Calgary Beach (a short drive from Corrieyairack), and the puffins on the Treshnish Isles, a short boat trip from Mull.

Image by Emma Gardiner

Photo credit Emma Gardiner

Favourite local walk

There is a wonderful walk, local to Dervaig, which is through the forest to Glengorm Estate, there are great views over to Skye, Rhum, Eigg and Muck and a delicious bowl of soup at the end at Glengorm Coffee Shop.  It is a good wide forest track for walking or cycling, and there are no cars or houses anywhere en route, so the wildlife is very relaxed!

Lesser-known sights or attractions not to miss

There is a lovely secluded sandy beach beyond Croig Pier, which not many people know about, so you quite often get it to yourself!  The Macdonald Arms is a very traditional pub in Tobermory which tourists might walk past, but does excellent food at lunchtime at an amazing price – Susan’s chips are legendary!

Special highlights for visitors over winter and spring

The weather can be quite mild on Mull in the spring, so it can be a good time to visit; the views are just as good, the walking great, and a lot of the wildlife is still around.  It is also quieter, so the single track roads easier to navigate!  Some of the local hostelries close for the winter, but there are plenty still open for the locals.

Mull June 2009 - Emma Gardiner

Photo credit Emma Gardiner

What makes the Isle of Mull an ideal holiday destination?

Mull is closer to the mainland and Central Scotland than some of the islands, but far enough away to be a peaceful break from the hustle of urban life.  The pace of life has to be much slower due to the single track roads and patchy mobile phone reception, but it still has some award winning restaurants and hotels which keep up with the best on the mainland.  The beaches, wildlife, and walks are some of the best on the West Coast, so Mull really has something for everyone.


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