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“Home from home is too cliched for this place.”
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Barrachandroman
Ranked #1 of 1 Lochbuie B&B and Inns
Isle of Man, United Kingdom
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“Home from home is too cliched for this place.”
Reviewed 14 June 2014

What a lovely find for four nights/days in Mull. Richard and Maggie are actually sharing their home and all their private possessions with you when you stay here. Home from home plus more.
Accommodation is on the ground floor with either Ensuite or private bathrooms. A lovely layout and well furnished. Our bed was a "tester" with lovely brass fittings. Wardrobe,sitting spaces and dressing table completed the feeling of being in a private house and not a commercial enterprise.
Upstairs was a lovely lounge just like home with roaring log fire. On arrival we would find Richard leaning on his balcony and offering "tea or coffee in five minutes?" This was in the lounge and the fire lit. Well stocked bookshelves and furnishings completed the homely feeling.
Breakfasts were ordered the evening before from a 'tick list' and thus when we came down (went up to the panelled dining room to be accurate) the places were set and our requirements for the first course, juice/cereal etc., ready and waiting. Beverages and toast rapidly followed and then out main breakfast as ordered. Served on a Salver and not plated that left us to take what we wished and just what we could handle. Dilemma! Do we clear the plate as a courtesy and imply we had room for more or do we leave a bit to go to waste and thus imply portions were more than adequate? I think after four mornings Richard had got the measure of our appetite as he was extremely attentive to such details.
The property is an old farm and I think we were in the granary area. You could never tell.
Situated around five miles from the 'main' road from Craignure to Bunessan alongside Loch Spieve there was plenty of wildlife to enjoy in splendid scenery. We saw Otters in the loch and many sea birds and waders on the shore.

  • Stayed June 2014, travelled as a couple
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Brisbane, Australia
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Reviewed 19 May 2014 via mobile

Stayed for 2 nights in April - hosts were very kind, attentive - happy to leave you alone . Fireplace in the living room was a real treat. Bed was comfortable and we slept well. Meals are great and large in size- eating in the dining room with the fancy setting was lovely. Quiet and breathtaking setting. Breakfast was great too. Only drama was the bath- not really a shower and the hot water was a bit shy at times. But given the people and the setting is only a small issue - will return

Stayed April 2014, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 14 May 2014

My partner and I spent two nights here following a busy few days at the Tobermory Music Festival. It was an absolute delight, with generous and attentive hosts in a truly extraordinary B and B. Both the house and its location are beautiful, the room and breakfast and Richard and Maggie's attention to our every need was exceptional. I would recommend it to anyone who loves the natural world, wildlife, fascinating antiques and paintings and a hearty traditional breakfast.

  • Stayed April 2014, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 19 April 2014

During our visits to England and Scotland we often make use of B&B’s. On most occasions these overnights were nice; however our stay at the Barrachandroman (Isle of Mull, April 2014) proved to be more than nice and belong to our top five of best B&B’s. Although Barrachandroman is near to the remote yet beautiful Lochbuie it is easy enough to reach from Craignure by car. After a thirty minute scenic drive along narrow winding roads owners Richard and Maggie were there to welcome us in an instant. The bedroom met our requirements of not being top big our too small and being warm and cozy. Just across the corridor was our bathroom, which was simple and clean. Apart from sleeping we didn’t spend much time in our room, most of our time inside we sat front of the fireplace in the wonderfully set lounge. Barrachandroman is an ideal location to undertake trips from, the walks on the peninsula have some great views on the Firth of Lorn, Torosay and Duart castle is round the corner and Iona is an hour’s drive away. And, when pulling up to the B&B after a day out like this, Richard is there to welcome you again with a cup of coffee or tea. Both owners are also open to all questions about the surroundings and are attentive in helping you to plan a hike. Richard and Maggie serve a fine Scottish breakfast and offer even better home cooked meals. The latter is quite convenient because the nearest establishment to have some dinner is the pub in Craignure. Please note that meals are not included in the accommodation costs but prices are very reasonable to our opinion. Now that’s been said, we can only highly recommend Barrachandroman when visiting Mull for a few days. It’s remote, authentic and charming. Moreover, it’s also a great starting point to explore the island from. Without a doubt this B&B deserves five out of five stars. So, here you go.

  • Stayed April 2014, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 10 February 2014 via mobile

It was February in Mull and I had mountain biked to this venue and the arrival of a filthy wet biker can phase some B&B owners. Not so Richard and Maggie.
My clothes were dried, Saturday and Sunday.
The position of their house is superb at the end of a Loch famed for isolation, otters and eagles.
The house made me feel I was staying in a National Trust house such was the grandeur of the lounge and dining room.
I was fed well and told about the local area.
I achieved my aim of seeing golden eagles and otters.
I watched England best Scotland in the rugby and Richard brought me a couple of beers thru, truly hospitable.
If you want rooms at a constant 21 degrees and power showers, try a Best Western, if you want grandeur, isolation, deer, eagles and otters, this is the place for you.
Ps don't miss the venison stew with junipers.

Stayed February 2014, travelled solo
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Melbourne, Australia
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Reviewed 21 December 2013

Barrachandroman is in a relatively isolated setting, but easily reached from the Craignure ferry (less than 30 minutes) and also from Iona/Fionnphort (less than one hour). The host and hostess were very friendly and helpful with advice. Rooms were very comfortable and well-appointed. The lounge and dining rooms were beautifully furnished. Breakfast was substantial and delicious. We had dinner there in the evening, and that was also delectable. An establishment amongst unique, amazing surrounds to immerse yourself in. Very highly recommended.

  • Stayed September 2013, travelled with family
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Salt Lake City, Utah
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Reviewed 12 September 2013

Richard and Maggie have created a delightful vacation spot. The bedrooms are clean and comfortable with unique furnishings. Richard built us a fire in the drawing room and brought tea and coffee to make us feel welcome and comfortable. Maggie and Richard were a wealth of information about the area and how we could best use the short time we had. I had intended to travel across the island, but chose instead to stay in that beautiful little valley. Breakfasts were amazing--bountiful and finely presented. I really enjoyed the evening chat around the kitchen table. The area abounds with wildlife--otters, red deer, eagles. Just a delightful place to stay.

  • Stayed September 2013, travelled with friends
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Property: Barrachandroman
Address: Near Loch Spelve, Lochbuie PA62 6AA, Scotland
Region: United Kingdom > Scotland > The Hebrides > Isle of Mull > Lochbuie
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Ranked #1 of 1 B&Bs / Inns in Lochbuie
Number of rooms: 2

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