Mulroy's first guests arrived at the front door thanks to our neighbour Sandra pointing them in our direction. She owns and runs Constantia House B&B just across the road and has been a mine of information and advice. If she is full, she tells visitors to try us or phones to check if we've got rooms available.
Others find us by themselves. German bikers said they parked in a small car park just down the hill from us and looked around to see what houses offered B&B. They saw Mulroy, liked the style of the house and walked up to see if we had rooms. We had, and they stayed for two nights.
Others spot our parking sign first. (When we have no rooms available the sign suffers the indignity of being covered by a black bin bag!)
That accounts for 50-60% of guests. The others come from our link with a company that runs coach tours for Chinese people. They are currently booking both rooms for 2/3 nights each week and are also trying to persuade us to carry on after the season ends. Well, we'll see after October...
You will perhaps have noticed that I've not mentioned the local tourist information office sending us guests. We don't use them, for a number of reasons that I'm not going to bore you with. Suffice it to say that when our guests speak of them it is always in a negative way. Several have told us that when they asked about accommodation, the answer was, "Walk along to the Royal Bank and turn right up the hill. There are lots of B&Bs in that area, so perhaps you will find something." It's embarrassing to find myself apologising for the actions of Scotland's official tourist company. (But they do sell lots of very nice, high quality souvenirs and Scottish goods.)
There is one other way that guests might come to us and that is by booking through this web site or from our Facebook page. No-one has done so yet. But it really is very easy; just use the "Check availability and book now" button here.