Dervaig, Isle of Mull home swap

John and I would be interested in an exchange or house sit from late August September October 2018, ideally FranceNorway although open to suggestions. We are keen on a 3-8 week stay in order to 'live the life of a local' for a few weeks. (Suspect this will suit a house sit rather than an exchange). Longer term planning: we are looking at visiting NZ in 2019

The Isle of Mull is off the West Coast of Scotland near Oban and famous for its scenery, wildlife and Ballamory. We are 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 to Craignure, the latter is 25 miles away.
- see www.calmac.co.uk.

We moved here 19 years ago and love our elderly puss cat who moved in a few months later. He is adorable, sociable and sleeps a lot. The main things is 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

Conditions of home exchange

  • Non smokers only
  • No pets allowed
  • No small children

Dervaig (HE25998)

Argyllshire,   Scotland

  • 3 bed   (sleeps 4) 1 bath

Preferred destinations

  • European cites
  • France
  • Portugal
Portugal 2018

Dates available

Open to offers

Swap duration: Open to offer

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Membership expiry date: 05 Aug 2018