Make yourself at home

Tigh na Mara offers you friendly Scottish Island 4 star hospitality, in a stunning lochside setting with uninterrupted views of Mull and the Treshnish Isles. Whether you are looking for comfortable Bed & Breakfast or Self Catering accommodation on the Hebridean Isle of Coll, Paula and her team look forward to making you feel at home.

Our house is your home

Tigh na Mara (Gaelic for ‘House by the sea’) is a friendly, family run guesthouse on the Hebridean Isle of Coll, off the west coast of Scotland. We are located on the shore of Arinagour Bay, where panoramic views of the neighbouring islands of Mull, Staffa and The Treshnish Isles form the backdrop to an ever-changing display of seabirds, seals and the occasional otter. One of our guests proclaimed that Tigh na Mara was one of the best hides he had ever experienced, such was the abundance of rare birds and sealife witnessed - whilst eating his breakfast.

Tigh na Mara has seven bedrooms available for B&B and ‘The Wee House by The Sea’ for Self Catering accommodation. Sitting in beautiful gardens which overlook the harbour, Tigh na Mara is the ideal base from which to explore our idyllic island.

We like to think that we offer more than just B&B... Free WiFi, films and games for rainy days, also homebaking to name but a few wee extras.  Please let us know if you’re celebrating something special during your stay, we won't go that extra mile as we do that for all our guests, but we will ensure that your time at Tigh na Mara is one to remember.

The Isle of Coll is not just a summer destination... In recent years we have welcomed visitors in the cooler months who want to enjoy the rugged landscape on a blustery day or gaze at the stars on a clear winter's night.  We've been designated a Dark Sky Community for a reason, it can be simply stunning! Whatever your reason for visiting Coll, Tigh na Mara is open most of the year.

We look forward to sharing our beautiful island with you...


Tel: 01879 230354

Paula Smalley

Tigh na Mara
Isle of Coll
PA78 6SY



2014, 2015 and 2016 TRIPADVISOR
Certificate of Excellence

Certificate for Service Excellence

Wow! So happy I booked this accommodation.

Beautiful views from the bedroom and lounge. Paula and staff were fantastic hosts who go above and beyond to make your stay perfect.

Breakfast is amazing! Great selection.

We were only meant to stay for one evening but the ferry was cancelled due to high winds and Paula accommodated me in an alternative room for an extra night. My little cosy room wasn't available so I was relocated to a family room for the same price. Top notch service!

Even after checking out at 10am we were invited to make ourselves at home in the lounge whilst waiting for the ferry to arrive at 5.30pm with tea/coffee offered into the bargain.

I highly recommend booking this B&B. Far superior to staying at a hotel and much more affordable too.

Taken from a Tripadvisor review May 2017


Thank you to all our guests for their amazing reviews