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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, games for rainy days, also homebaking and a wee dram to name a couple of 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...


Email: enquiries@tighnamara.info

Tel: 01879 230354

Paula Smalley

Tigh na Mara
Isle of Coll
PA78 6SY



2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018 and 2018 Hall of Fame TRIPADVISOR
Certificate of Excellence

2016/17, 2017/18 and 2018/19 VISIT SCOTLAND

Taste our Best Quality Assurance Award


Awarded October 2018


iKnow  Argyll & The Isles





"A most perfect place to stay"

My wife and I booked a 4-day Basking Shark tour and were recommended to stay at Tigh-na-Mara. It proved to be an excellent choice. The B&B is in a perfect place for accessing the pier where the trips depart (no car required) and for a stroll around Arinagour. The rooms are very comfortable and tastefuly decorated and the breakfast (full Scottish rules!) excellent. Above all, Paula is an wonderful host who made us feel at home and was extremely helpful in sorting the no small issue of assuring a bag KLM decided to leave in Amsterdam would get to us in Coll. Tigh na Mara is the place you want to stay.

Taken from a Tripadvisor review 3 Sep 2018


Thank you to all our guests for their amazing reviews