Old Mill Bed & Breakfast,
The Smiddy Self Catering Accommodation.
Telephone/ Fax +44 (0)1680 812442
Welcome to the Old Mill, offering high quality and well appointed Bed and Breakfast and The Smiddy Self Catering holiday cottage accommodation on the Isle of Mull.
Old Mill Cottage and The Smiddy are located in Lochdonhead, now more commonly referred to as Lochdon, just 3 miles south of the Craignure ferry terminal.
As the name suggests, the small hamlet of Lochdonhead was built round the shore at the head of Loch Don.
Loch Don has a wealth of waterfowl and wading birds both summer and winter and guests at The Old Mill often wonder down to the bridge before breakfast to look for otters, they may find not only otters but sea eagles, hen harriers, greenshank and occasionally osprey that have been sighted fishing on the Loch.
The Old Mill in Lochdon is an ideal base for exploring the Isle of Mull, it is centrally situated between Tobermory at the north end of the island and Iona to the south.
Visitors to the Isle of Mull are amazed at the variety of rock formations which make up this Isle. It was reported to be the most complicated igneous centre to be studied in detail anywhere in the world. There are many books and texts written about the geology of Mull. If you get the chance to read "The Isle of Mull" by P.A.Macnab, you are in for a real treat!
At Mill Cottage our guests take breakfast in the sunny dining room, surrounded by flowers and trees. The garden, full of birds, is awash with colour throughout the year.
Our Breakfast menu is served from 8-9 o clock, see our sample breakfast menu.
Mill Cottage Bed and Breakfast has three en suite bedrooms, two double and one twin. The Green room has a king size bed with its own entrance door and hallway.
During chilly days the log fire burns warmly in the guest's sitting room. We have an abundance of books, maps and magazines so why not come in after a long winters walk and relax by the fire. All rooms have tea and coffee making facilities and you are welcome bring along your own wee dram and curl up in front of the fire to plan your days ahead on The Isle of Mull.
Sorry we do not take dogs,
(we do of course accept assistance dogs).
About the Isle of Mull
The Isle of Mull and the neighbouring island of Iona lie just off the west coast of Scotland, in the United Kingdom. From Oban, on the mainland, where many visitors arrive on their way to the islands, the seaward view is dominated by the rocky peaks and green slopes of the Isle of Mull mountains.
They are silent, lonely islands of rushing, tumbling burns, high peaks, dramatic views, waterfalls, wildlife, history and atmosphere.
Acording to your interests, the islands can be a wilderness awaiting discovery, a sporting paradise, a haven of peace and relaxation or simply a charming and beautiful centre for a Highland holiday away from the cares and pressures of modern life.
Today the Isle of Mull and its neighbouring islands have a population of nearly 3000.
Farming, fishing and forestry used to be the economic mainstays of the island, but increasingly today, tourism is responsible for much of the island economy. Fish farming is also very important for both fin-fish and shellfish.
Many of the population are Macleans, MacLaines, MacKinnons, Macquarries and MacDonalds, descendants of the Isle of Mull's ancient clans. Over the years Scots from almost every other clan have moved to Mull, as well as others, and so the population today is a mixture of true 'Muileach' and 'incomers' all with one thing in common, they love Mull! This small, dispersed yet thriving community is well served by the Mull and Iona Community Councils and also by the Mull and Iona Community Trust, as well as by numerous clubs, societies and associations.
Visitors discover that Isle of Mull folk are friendly, cheerful and helpful. They love their beautiful islands and they want you to enjoy them too. If you come to enjoy the peace and tranquility of our island life then you are assured of a warm welcome.