Dervaig, Isle of Mull home swap

John and I would be interested in an exchange or house sit in Portugal spring time 2018 and an exchange or housesit near the south west of England sometime in September/October 17.

The Isle of Mull is off the West Coast of Scotland near Oban and famous for its scenery, wildlife and Ballamory. We just over a mile from the pretty village of Dervaig, 25 mins from Tobermory and 2 hours from Iona. There is a good ferry service from the main port of Oban - see

We moved here 18 years ago and have two aging cats who moved in about the same time. Two knocks at the door over the same weekend and they decided to stay. They are both adorable, sociable and sleep a lot. The main things is they like lots of TLC these days, an essential part of the exchange.

About the location

North West Mull is rugged and beautiful with the conservation village of Dervaig situated near Loch Cuin; it's a pretty village with a great shop/post office and a small hotel and bar for evening meals, best to phone before arriving though. The island is good for walking, keen cyclists, bird watching and wild life. An area for red deer, otters, white tailed and golden eagles. When gardening the sound of 'screechy glass cleaning' means the white tails are above us. And if you want to know more about wild life we live next door to a wild life tour operator Discover Mull - they are very good.

The bus passes the property three times a day travelling from Tobermory to Calgary Bay via Dervaig and back again. We can consider a car exchange subject to agreement with the insurance company.

Type of home swap

  • Home Exchange
  • Non Simultaneous Exchange
  • Open to Offers

Conditions of home exchange

  • Non smokers only
  • No pets allowed
  • Pet Care Offered
  • Pet Care required
  • No small children

Dervaig (HE25998)

Argyllshire,   Scotland

  • 3 bed   (sleeps 4) 1 bath

Preferred destinations

  • European cites
  • France
Portugal 2018

Dates available

Open to offers

Swap duration: Open to offer

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Membership expiry date: 05 Aug 2017