Strongarbh House / Boutique accommodation in the heart of Tobermory.
We offer luxurious bedrooms, tempting breakfasts and stylish public rooms in a beautiful period house filled with an eclectic collection of books and contemporary art. Set in spacious grounds above Tobermory bay and linked to the harbour via private woodland path, Strongarbh is a relaxing retreat in the heart of the town and an ideal base from which to explore the Isle of Mull.
We look forward to welcoming you to our home.
The four bedrooms at Strongarbh House are all individually styled with a mix of contemporary and antique furnishing. Two of the rooms feature contemporary four-poster beds for that extra bit of luxury, whilst the two rooms at the front of the house also afford stunning views across Tobermory Bay.
All our rooms include en-suite facilities with bath and shower, organic toiletries from the Highland Soap Company, fluffy white towels and bath robes, a clock radio with iPod dock, free wireless internet throughout and an iPad with a selection of local guides, games and media.
Complimentary refreshments of organic and fair trade teas and coffees are provided, including a micro coffee machine and biscuits from the award winning Island Bakery.
We offer a wide range of tempting breakfast options including the full works, lighter options and vegetarian choices.
Complimentary afternoon tea is served everyday from
4-6pm, with a range of teas and coffees and freshly baked cake.
We also provide packed lunches to order which are handy for boat trips or long walks in more remote parts of the island.
We strive to source our food from sustainable and ethical sources, often from local, small scale or organic producers. We are always happy to cater for any dietary requirements - just let us know.
Strongarbh House was built by the Procurator Fiscal of Argyll in 1863. It was one of the first houses in this area of Tobermory and made an imposing addition to the town.
Over the past 150 years it has had a varied history being used as a bank, an officers mess, a doctors surgery, a family home and a well-regarded restaurant. With few major additions or alterations over the years the house itself retains a wealth of period features.
Our comfortable, snug library is an ideal place to relax in the evening or to spend a quiet afternoon. It houses a large collection of books as well as magazines, newspapers, board games to while away the hours. We also provide a small selection of complimentary single malts for you to sample.
Our contemporary gallery space offers something a little different, a space for contemplation and serenity, with one of the best views in the house. We are currently showing Emergent Landmass (A Chronicle of Disappearance), a series of etchings by Icelandic artist, Ilana Halperin.
We know where our products and produce comes from. Whenever possible, we work with local, small scale or ethical suppliers. Some of the regular suppliers that we are pleased to work with are:
In 2007, we installed a biomass boiler. Our fuel is supplied by Crannich Woodfuel, a farm just 8 miles away and is sourced from the waste product from commercial forestry on the island.
The boiler powers all our central heating and provides a plentiful supply of hot water from a low carbon source that supports the island economy.
Strongarbh reflects our ongoing professional and personal interests in art and the creative industries. The house showcases work by contemporary artists throughout, the library houses an ever growing collection of art books and and our gallery gives space for the art to take centre stage.
Strongarbh hosts occasional residencies, away days and creative retreats. Please contact us for details.
People visit Mull for many reasons. For some it's simply a great place to come and unwind and do very little. Others come to explore the outstanding scenery or to catch a glimpse of some of the most diverse wildlife to be found anywhere in the world.
Tobermory, the island's capital, with it's brightly coloured houses and shops, is considered to be one of the prettiest towns in the Hebrides.
The island also provides a wealth of activities, arts and culture and is an ideal base to explore the neighbouring islands of Iona, Ulva, Staffa and the Treshnish Isles.
The main route to Mull is by ferry from Oban to Craignure. The crossing takes 45 minutes. From Craignure it is approximately 40 minutes drive to Tobermory. Buses also run frequently in the summer and generally meet the ferries. Additional ferries to Mull run from Lochaline (Morvern) to Fishnish and from Kilchoan (Ardnamurchan) to Tobermory.