Barn Cottage Self Catering and Bed and Breakfast, Mull

Bed and Breakfast 

Sue and John Bebbington
Barn Cottage and Stables
Isle of Mull.
Argyll PA71 6HR

Tel: 01680 300451


Barn Cottage and Stables

Barn Cottage and Stables are converted stone barns forming part of the original Gruline Home Farm. Gruline is on Mull’s west coast just a couple of miles from Salen. We are centrally located in a quiet position off the main road amongst trees and farmland close to both Loch Na Keal and Loch Ba.   

We live with our small family of animals away from the hustle and bustle, where time can go as quickly or slowly as you please. Our dog, pet sheep and chickens are always happy to meet visitors


Visitors have their own entrance and are welcome to come and go as they please. We have just two rooms - our twin room has a wash hand basin ensuite and its own private bathroom (which has a bath with shower over) is just a few steps along the hallway. The twin beds can be joined to make a 6 foot double if preferred. The family room, which can sleep four, has an ensuite bathroom, again with bath and shower over. Both rooms have tea and coffee making facilities, hair dryers and irons. Electric blankets, boot dryers, a travel cot and high chair are available if required. Visitors can relax in the guest lounge with satellite TV, DVD, and CDs and a selection of books and games.

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Public transport is limited on Mull. West Coast Motors provide a service along the main road from Tobermory through Salen to Craignure (ferry to Oban) and on to Fionnphort (ferry to Iona) but service to Gruline is limited. In summer 2015 the Ulva Ferry Community Bus started a service between Salen and Calgary via Gruline and Ulva.
Details of West Coast Motors timetable can be found here 
The Ulva Ferry Community Bus timetable is here  
NB some services only run during school time and may need to be pre-booked
PRICES FOR 2018 For two people sharing either the twin bedded room with private bathroom or family/double room with en-suite bathroom we charge £28 per person per night, £35 for single occupancy – these prices include a full breakfast.

Concessions are available for children. We may ask for a small deposit to secure a booking but visitors are respectfully advised that should a booking be cancelled less than 48 hours before their visit, and we are unable to relet the rooms, then full payment becomes due. We recommend visitors take out travel insurance to cover any losses which may be incurred. We are unable to take credit cards and would appreciate payment by cash or cheque on departure. There is a bank in Tobermory and several cash machines throughout the island, some shops also do ‘cash back’.

Our water supply is taken straight from the hill, apart from being filtered it undergoes no chemical treatment and is regularly tested by the local authority to assure its quality. 

We enjoyed visiting Mull for many years before moving here to live and we aim to provide the welcome and facilities we would like to receive ourselves. We will do our best to provide any special requirements. For the comfort of all visitors we are a non smoking establishment. Well behaved pets are welcome by arrangement at no extra charge.
The Isle of Mull

The Isle of Mull offers a variety of interests for visitors 

* Stunning scenery whatever the time of year. Peaceful lochs, majestic cliffs, wild moorland, excellent walking whether you just want a gentle stroll or perhaps something more strenuous. 

* Wide variety of birds and mammals just waiting for you to find them. If you are new to the island join one of the boat trips or wildlife tours who will show you the best places to look. 

* Small picturesque villages and colourful Tobermory all guarantee a friendly welcome. Lonely deserted settlements illustrate the more poignant history of the island and its population. 

* For those with an interest in geology, Mull has some of the oldest rock formations in Europe with of course Ben More rising over 3000 feet in the centre of the island. 

* There are castles and gardens to explore or simply drive along the miles of roads to take in the scenery. No need for an excuse to stop for tea and cakes. 

From the Craignure and Fishnish ferries turn right taking the main road towards Tobermory. Once in Salen turn left immediately after the church, signposted Gruline, Kinloch and Ulva Ferry. After about 2 miles (and ignoring the right turn to Ulva) the road passes St Columba's church on the left. The turning for Barn Cottage is the next left sharing the drive signposted to the National Trust property, the MacQuarie Mausoleum.
Please use these directions as satnav is unreliable in our location and may send you along another private road to a different property

Photo: Puffins on Staffa

Some useful contacts:

 Caledonian MacBrayne Ferries for bookings tel: 0800 066 5000
Craignure Tourist Office 
Telephone: 01680 812377 

For a wide variety of information on activities on the island visit :-

Isle of Mull website

For up to date information on the island's birdlife go to