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Roan Cottage, Bunessan, Isle of Mull

Bunessan is the largest village on the Ross of Mull, 4 miles from the ferry to Iona. It is a sprawling village of 300 people surrounding a bay with a jetty, from which small fishing boats sail.  It is three miles from the lovely sandy beaches of Uisken and Ardalanish – the latter also being famously known for its weaving mill.

The village centre is about a mile and a half from Roan Cottage and has a general store/post office, hotel, gift shop, café, historical centre and Church.

Ross of Mull can appear somewhat bleak, brown and barren, but it can have the most spectacular sunrises and sunsets.

Sister Pamela (and Mattie, the dog) offer one double bedroom for retreatants, with en-suite facilities.  A Chapel is available, and guests are welcome to join the Daily Office.  Silence is kept after Compline. The house has Wi-Fi connection, and there is plenty of parking.

The house caters primarily for pilgrims requiring bed and breakfast on their journeys, but we understand that our guests come to stay for many different reasons.  Some just need to get away for a little while... time to themselves for meditation, for respite, for reflection on life. An evening meal can therefore be provided if requested at the time of booking.

Pilgrims and retreatants may stay for a maximum of five days.

Booking and Costs

As a registered charity, the Community of All Hallows does not ask for a set fee to cover the cost of your stay, but invites donations to support our work.  Our current suggested donation is £30 for an overnight stay.

While we do encourage our guests to make a realistic payment towards covering this, we know it is not always possible.   We do not wish to preclude any who cannot afford these prices, and we hope that the generosity of those who can afford more will cover the shortfall of those who cannot.

British Tax payers are invited to use Gift aid for their donations.

To make a booking by telephone, please contact the Guest Sister directly:

01681 700535

Alternatively, send us an email at

Guests coming for the first time may be asked to provide a reference before the booking is confirmed.

If you need further information, please don’t hesitate to contact us.

Bunessan Sr Pamela
Bunessan bedroom
Bunessan back garden