Gamekeeper's Cottage Guest Reviews back to Gamekeepers Page
not everyone remembers to write in the guest book but here are the ones that did
20th - 26th September 14
McPherson’s Penicuik Midlothian
This house has everything you need for a fabulous week. Didn't see half of Mull, we’ll be back.
6th -12th September 14
Samuel Fiona and Betty Sheffield South Yorkshire
A happy week enjoying the glorious September sunshine, seen some captivating places, enjoying visits to the other islands. Special times on Ulva, strongly recommend taking a swim in the sea at Calgary bay . Thank you for the warm welcome it's so restful to come back after our days adventures to the cottage sadly didn't get to use the log burner as it was far to warm.
23rd August 14
C,D & E Hobbs, Foxton, Cambridge
More mixed weather but nothing to keep us indoors much. Log burner very effective all cosy and smart. Drives and walks around the Island just breathtaking, looking forward to return visit
2nd - 9th August 14
John and Sarah Carrette, Yorkshire
Mixed weather but had a lovely week exploring and looking for wildlife. Cottage fantastic thank you
26th July - 2nd August 14
The Armours, Ayrshire
Just as great as last year.
14th - 21st June 2014
Janette and Roy Bell, Peebles
Brilliant week hot !!! As always everything just great Thank you !!
31st May - 7th June 14
Julie, Dave and Dorothy, Bedfordshire
1st time on Mull, absolutely stunning. Trip with Mull Charters to see the sea eagles you wont get closer to see these amazing birds. Lovely tasty food at Glengorm, Cafe fish and the Boat House on Ulva brilliant for fish lovers. Gamekeepers felt grand for a holiday cottage and thank you for the wine and biscuits.
24th- 31st May 14
Clare, Chris & Emily Grove
Lovely cottage that has everything you could want, FantasticIsland, wonderful views, great birds and wildlife, our fourth trip but i'm sure it wont be our last! Thank you for the wine & biscuits. PS. Lovely food at Glengorm.
17th - 24th May 14
Mary & Anne
Worcestershire & N. Yorkshire
Lovely place, walked everyday and weather better than expected. Corncrakes on Iona, Cuckoo here and eagles off Glengorm. Great food at smoked fish shop, Cafe Fish and Glengorm and restaurant here. Beautiful day at Dervaig/Quinish both kinds of Eagle then fish & chips from the van. Thank you.
10th - 17th May 14
Chris & Ally Moores
Lovely week, great walks, fantastic views, amazing puffins. Benmore awesome!!
26th April - 3rd May 14
A very comfortable & relaxing week. The Cottage is most welcoming & comfortable. the weather has been incredible and the wildlife and scenery amazing.
24th & 25th April 14
Thank you very much for making the cottage available,Short but wonderful, Thank You. Will be back again soon I hope!!
12th - 19th April 14
Duncan, Lil, Diane and Fraser
Fife and Newcastle
Another magnificent stay again in this world PS Rhanna the horse in the field loves fresh sliced carrots and water
5th - 12th April 14
Susie, George, Ali and Iona
Wonderful week with gorgeous weather, beautiful cottage, well appointed, wine and biscuits much appreciated.
19th-25th Oct 13
Andy & Karl
We have really enjoyed our first visit to Mull and we will definitely be back again. We came to see wildlife and that we saw! Sea Eagle, Golden Eagles, deer, Porpoise, otters and so many others. The Sea Life Survey is a must then the harbour in Tobermory. And thanks to the lady in Johns shop in the village on Sunday. She was very helpful.
7th-14th Oct 13
Tony & Jane French
‘Rally Week’ Arrived to typical Mull weather. Then weather improved to a fantastic rest of week. Had a look at the new Crofters bungalow “very nice” now can’t decide where to stay next year after 5 years at this beautiful cottage.
29th Sept- 5th Oct 13
Dickie Family Kingston upon Thames
Lovely house so close to centre of Tob! Saw golden eagle+ 2 sea eagles resting at RSPB centre. Best meal by far at Am Birlinn- a good drive but very worth it.
14th-21st Sept 13
Alison, Dan & Heather Chesham & Dunblane
Great holiday despite weather. Comfy cosy cottage. We compensated for the weather by indulging in good eating.
7th- 14th Sept 13
Brian & Yvonne Heath
Beautiful cottage wonderfully equipped with everything we could possibly need. A very enjoyable holiday despite some not very good weather but we saw the Islands beauty and some wildlife. Mishnish Hotel very good Park Lodge ok.
31st Aug - 6th Sept 13
John & Alison Elliott
A wonderful week the cottage was home from home, very comfortable and well equipped. An excellent place to de-stress!
3rd - 10th August 13
The Jessop Family
Yet another superb family holiday on Mull. Fantastic cottage, Great wildlife, great seafood. Hope to be back soon.
27th July - 3rd August
Steven, Yvonne, Katie and Eilidh
We've had a fantastic week on holiday. We love coming to Mull and this house has just been great. Girls loved it too see next year.
20- 27th July
Jonathan, Mhairi and Ewan Dunbar, Inverness
Thoroughly enjoyed our week , weather excellent. Loved our trip to Iona visited Staffa and Treshnish Isles saw lots of puffins on Lunga - fantastic. Sad to leave, looking forward to visiting Sanna beach Thanks for everything it was great.
13th - 20th July 13
Phil Lynsey and Eilidh, Edinburgh
We had a lovely week, thank you very much, hope to come again and for longer next year.
6 -13th July 13
Coulson family Kent
Had a wonderful week of weather was glorious. Recommend Turas Mara top Straffa Lunga and Am Birlinn restaurant fantastic meal Café Fish very good too. Glengorm Castle walks are beautiful. Grasspoint a lovely spot. Ulva is great for lunch and Tobermory bakery lovely bread.
29th June - 6th July
Rick, Addie, Eve and Ruby Watson, Derby
Had a fab week in your gorgeous house despite the drizzles best efforts. Really comfy base to come home to after some great days, fishing off flat rock at Glengorm, otter and deer spotting too. Duart Castle recommended beautiful as always. Mishdish highly recommended for food especially seafood and a lovely atmosphere. A beautiful island that always delivers we will definitely be back the girls want to come and see Rhana at the very least, Many thanks Hylda.
15th - 22nd June
Phil and Tom, Edinburgh
Lovely cottage and great holiday. We made good use of the local buses for day trips to Iona and Calgary. Excellent food at Cafe Fish, Western Isles Hotel, Am Birlinn (Dervaig). Would recommend all of them. Good walks at Glengorm Castle and mor good food there around 5 miles each way. Also good easy pretty walk through Aros Park to the Main Street. Enjoyed watching the eagles and listening to the owls at nights. Many thanks.
8 - 14th June
Elaine and George, Crewe
We have had a fabulous time in your gorgeous cottage - thank We loved Mull - so much to do that we will definitely be back. Great cycles rides thanks to the routes from the Mull Cycling club. Lovely day out on Iona. At this time of year Loch Buie is a must. Loved the Mishnish for drinks and had 2 excellent meals in Cafe Fish. Climbed Ben More and views are amazing. Going home relaxed - definitely fitter from all our activities.
18th - 25th May 13
Nick and Laurel, Winchester
Excellent week only one day showers. Fabulous island. Wildlife and people, Staffa, Corncrakes, Cuckoos and Iona mist dos !!
11th - 18th May 13
Charles and Aylis Forsyth, Strathconnon
Good house, good weather. Mull always lives up to expectations, Fabulous wildlife
4th - 11th May 13
David and Rosemary Ferguson Devon
Great stay here lovely cottage especially with the log fire
6th - 13th April 13
Stephen, Myra and Jack
We've had a great week here on Mull. Walked to Quinish point one day and up Ben More the next, when at 2000 feet was pretty spectacular. Saw Iona at its sunny best worth the 2hr drive to the ferry. Went on a wildlife trip with Richard Atkinson and saw wildlife we would never have spotted on our own. Dinner at Am Birlinn was fantastic quite remote just outside Dervaig but great food. Last day walked to the lighthouse and then to Aros park - both lovely scenic easy walks. Last supper of fish and chips from the van at the pier was a great way to finish off our week. Will definitely be back on Mull and to this fab cottage. Russell and Louise (previous page) should bring their walking boots next time.
30th March - 6th April 2013
Tony Lil, Fraser and Dawn, Newcastle and Fife
A wonderful cottage on a majestic island complimented by sunshine. We will return to this glorious spot in the world.
23rd - 29th March 2013
The Lerpiniere Family
Whilst most of the country has been gripped by snow and high winds, Mull has been bathed in sunshine, Cottage perfect for country walks, had a great week
Paul and Ros, Lancashire
Had a lovely time, enjoyed the cottage enormously, cosy evenings with the log burner, comfortable beds, hot showers. Will be back.
26th Jan - Feb 1st 2013
Russell and Louise, North Yorkshire
We have never been to a more boring place on holiday the only thing that stopped us going home early was such a stunning cottage to live in, if we could have taken this cottage to another place it would have been perfect. (Maybe wrong holiday destination choice !!!)
30th Oct 12
Molly , Alice, Kate & Andy Manchester
We have all loved this cottage . Sweets were great and we loved the location by the sea . Its been spectacular here at Gamekeepers Cottage , playing games, sitting by the fire and having cups of tea. We walked Ben More as a family , it was amazing !!
15th - 20th Oct 12
Chris & Colin Viv & Elizabeth Northumberland
Lovely week at Gamekeepers Cottage . Very comfortable, lovely weather - great walks . Loved Cafe Fish , thank you for the wine and shortbread . Lovely welcome
11th - 15th Oct 12
Geoff & Sally Norfolk Tony & Jayne
Fantastic stay , lovely views ,comfy beds .Will be back . Again a fantastic time, as always enjoyed our stay , not long enough !
15th - 29th Sep 12
Fran & Malcom Worcestershire
Our 8th trip to the island and it only rained twice ! Gamekeepers Cottage has been self catering at its best . Ever changing scenery from all the windows , the wildlife often coming up to us . Thank you John & Hylda for your hospitality . We've had a fab holiday
1-8 Sep 12
Paul & Lynne Case
Very nice cottage. Interesting island will enough to do even in poor weather
18-25 Aug 20121
A lovely cottage with fantastic views! We have had a great week. Seen minke whale/ otters/dolphins/sea eagles and more birds than i can write. Calgary beach is a must as is Cafe Fish in Tobermory. Iona well worth the drive - lovely afternoon tea in the St Columba Hotel
The Cleaves Family
Such a wonderful and relaxing place to stay - thank you so much. Glorious weather all week, lots of wild life sightings. lovely day on Iona ( 2 hrs to ferry ) .Great food at Mishdish, Glengorm Castle & Galleon Grill . Western Isles Hotel very disappointing. Going to miss these views!
14-21 July 12
Yvonne& Tony - Andrew & Michelle Cockerham
Thanks for a lovely week on a beautiful island. Warm & friendly hosts , highly recommend the cottage.
7th - 14th July 2012
Jeanette + Roy Bell .Peebles Scottish Borders
Relaxing on Mull . Good weather here , floods elsewhere . Iona a long drive but worth it . Glengorm excellent coffee / lunch , low level walk . Peaceful - thanks .
23rd- 7 th July 2012
Jenny & Alan Jackson Hampshire
A return visit to Gamekeepers Cottage , again very comfortable . Fantastic wildlife encounters , trip to Lunga , Sealife Survey and Dave Woodhouse trip-variable weather. Got very exciting - flooded roads . Will be back soon .
16th - 23rd June 2012
Ian ,Helen , Lauren + Ruaridh Holmes Roslin East Lothian
We've had a fantastic week- Calgary Bay in bright sunshine was amazing. Great lunch in An Tobar
26th May - 1 st June 2012
Chrissie and Huub Netherlands
Chris and George North Wales
A lovely week with lovely weather! Accommodation all lovely with all that you require and in a great location.
21st - 28th April
Liz and Brian Copeland
Our first time on Mull - Had a great week - mainly dry and lots of sunny weather excellent cottage. Mull sea eagle hide is definitely worth a visit - chicks will have hatched next week. Went on wildlife tour definitely worth the money. Cafe Fish is excellent.
14 - 21st April 2012
Rod, Jude and Pheese Walker
A return visit to "Gamekeepers Cottage" for the Walker family again an excellent stay in a luxurious cottage. Does it ever rain on Mull? Beautiful sunshine and blue skies. We recommend Cafe Fish and the Italian in Salen - excellent food.
Phil , Jo , James + Katie
Had a great time with friends staying at Blacksmiths Cottage. Great weather - sunny - blue skies . Fantastic holiday.
Moir Lynn and Stephen
We had a great time on Mull . It was not long to walk to Tobermory.
Phil and Maggie Buchi
This has been a great house in which to spend six weeks. We have been very at home here .
22.10.11 - 29.11.11
“Lots of otter sightings. Lovely food at Dervaig. Great week and great cottage.”"We thoroughly enjoyed our week. The cottage was lovely and warm and showers were great too."
24.09.11 - 01.11.11
Sally and Mark Manning
“A wonderful cottage comfortable and homely. We have enjoyed being back on Mull again.”
03.09.11 - 09.09.11
Bob and Pat Frilow
“Lovely cottage, excellent position. Enjoyed the scenery and the wildlife. Some good walks and plenty to do.”
27.08.11 - 03.09.11
Carol and Mile Halliday
“Excellent cottage in a lovely position. Mixed weather but who cares with marvellous view and places to visit.”
13.08.11 - 20.08.11
“Great house in a superb location made for a relaxing holiday.”
06.08.11 - 12.08.11
Fiona, John & Children 6th August 2011
"We enjoyed our stay at Gamekeepers very much, we thought it was a lovely cottage, certainly one of the most luxurious we have ever stayed in. It is in a beautiful position with wonderful views and when we come to Mull we would love to stay there again."
30.07.11 - 06.08.11
Mike Judith and Stephen Shelly
“A beautiful cottage- comfortable and homely on a magnificent island. We’ll be coming back for more!!”
23.07.11 - 30.07.11
Davin, Emily and William
“Brilliant weather, lovely people and cool horses! We all had a very, very, very good time.”
09.07.11 - 23.07.11
Russell and Jenny 7th July 2011
“Fantastic holiday, excellent cottage. We were lucky enough to see white tailed eagles, Golden Eagles, Otters, Puffins and Red Deer. Wonderful restaurants in Mull.”
What a wonderful cottage - very spacious, comfortable and well equipped. Very deserving of a “luxury” listing. A great location on the edge of Tobermory with easy access and parking.
We were made to feel very welcome and hope to return.
28.05.11 - 03.06.11
“Escape from the rat race. Beautiful surroundings, fantastic cottage.”
21.05.11 - 28.05.11
Carol and Colin Lloyd
“Beautiful Island, comfortable house - terrible weather.”
14.05.11 - 21.05.11
John, Eileen and Jean
“Lovely house, beautiful island. Managed to dodge the showers, did everything we wanted except Staffa.”
23.04.11 - 30.04.11
Garry and Kate
“WOW - This week could not have been better. Great weather, good food and perfect accommodation.”
16.04.11 - 23.04.11
Mr and Mrs Walker
“A glorious week on beautiful Mull….and thank you for such superb accommodation; Gamekeepers cottage is a gem of a place. We’ll Return soon I hope. Definitely worth visiting Mediterranean in Salen, Café Fish and The Argyll on Iona.”
"We had a wonderful stay at Gamekeepers Cottage. First class accommodation: the cottage had everything our family needed with all the comfort of home!" A perfect location for exploring the wilds of the island - but with the amenities of Tobermory a walk away!"
"A week after our return from our first stay at Gamekeepers Cottage, we'd booked again for the following year. Think this will be a regular get-away!
09.04.11 - 16.04.11
“Loved it, second time on the island - superb”
"We found Gamekeepers cottage very clean and spacious. It has excellent facilities and is in a great location for Tobermory and all it has to offer. We enjoyed the luxury of the cottage and had a very relaxing and chilled time because of it. I would highly recommend your cottage to any future quests. Thank you for making us feel very welcome"
06.03.11 - 13.03.11
Zahid, Roina and Yusaf
“We loved the cottage and hope to return in the summer next time. Kids loved Tobermory and Calgary bay. Locals were very friendly.”
28.12.10 - 04.01.11
Alma and David Hargreaves
“Once again our visit to Mull has been great, our accommodation as the Gamekeepers Cottage has been an excellent place to stay. Quite different to previous stays and well worth recommending. Thank you John and Hylda xx”
26.12.10 - 02.01.11
Nathan, Kay, Samuel and Lucy
“We have thoroughly enjoyed our stay. The Gamekeepers cottage was our home away from home.”
04.12.10 - 10.12.10
Tim and Jennie Harron
“We have enjoyed exploring Mull and spotting the amazing wildlife with the fabulous cottage to return to! We would love to come back one day.”
13.10.10 - 15.10.10
Alistair, Sara, Molly and Iona
“Lovely cottage in fantastic location. Recommend a trip to Iona.”
04.10.10 - 11.10.10
Tony and Jayne French
“This is our third visit to this super little cottage. We have been blessed with the best weather. Only sorry we didn’t find Café Fish earlier. Many Thanks to John and Hylda once again.”
Mr and Mrs Davies
“Super cottage on a wonderful island, can we move Calgary 200 miles south?”
Jean and Keith Neilson and Roy and Sheila Chase
“We have loved living so comfortably in this cosy and spacious cottage. Totally relaxing - as Mull itself. It is an island of untold splendours and shall be back.
07.08.10 - 14.08.10
Elizabeth and Brian Tebbs
“I holidayed on Mull over 30 years ago so it was a trip down memory lane. Great to visit old haunts like Staffa, Calgary Bay, Old Byre Museum. Highlight of the week was seeing dolphins, basking sharks and sea eagles. Thanks to Hylda and John for providing such a clean and comfortable cottage. We’ve had a lovely time and such good weather too!”
31.07.10 - 07.08.10
Sam and Andy Cole
“Lovely spacious cottage - Really enjoyable break. Food at Mishdish and Mull Pottery really good.”
24.07.10 - 31.07.10
Claire, Jim and Thomas Lottie
“A lovely stay on a beautiful island - thank you!”
17.07.10 - 24.07.10
Carrie, David and Alex
“Lovely cottage and gorgeous surroundings. The horses are cute; a week just isn’t long enough.”
Alex, Jennifer and Irwin
“What a lovely place. We wish we could stay longer.”
James and Wendy Ferguson
“Our week on Mull in this delightful cottage has been truly memorable, many thanks for enabling us t stay and also for the wine and shortbread kindly left.”
Shirley and Michael O’Neil
“Accommodation fantastic. Wildlife on Mull absolutely superb. Weather fair to mild. Many Thanks for the information.”
Matt, Laura, Phil and Marilyn
“A wonderful week. Weather fantastic - sunburn in April!!! Eat out at Café Fish and Boathouse on Ulva, both superb. Cottage wonderful. Many Thanks.”
“Another wonderful week in this peaceful location. Weather excellent. Recommend a meal at Am Birlinn on the way to Calgary Beach. Until next time….”
Lynne, Neil, Hannah and Jack Croskey
“We had a fantastic time here in Mull. Lovely comfortable cottage and great location. Weather has been kind to us and the scenery is fantastic. Boat trip was an excellent experience and saw lots of sea life. We hope to be back again. Thank you!!”
Nick and Helen Connaughton
“Thanks very much to John and Hylda for a warm welcome and good company. The cottage is fantastic but we are still recovering from the trek up Ben More! Can’t wait to come back to Mull for more great food and great experiences; until next time!”
12.09.09 - 19.09.09
“We had a great week - weather very kind to us! Enjoyed eating out at the Mull Pottery and Café Fish. Have seen lots of wildlife - otter in the harbour. Eagles, deer and seals. Fantastic!!”
05.09.09 - 12.09.09
Michelle Bowen and Christine Kennedy
“A lovely stay in a beautiful cottage. Weather good! Saw lots of wildlife, Golden Eagles, Sea Eagles, Porpoises and Minke whales. Beautiful scenery and friendly locals. Hope to be back. Thanks!”
24.08.09 - 29.08.09
“We’ve had a lovely time. Saw eagles, seals, herons and otters at Fingals Caves. Went to Calgary beach and made a very big sand castle complete with moat. Hope to come again but next time bring mummy.”
08.08.09 - 15.08.09
Richard, Karen and Children
“A fantastic week at this superb cottage. Weather very good by Scottish standards! Highlights: Watching the Otters fishing in the harbour, day out to Iona, eating at Café Fish, seeing a basking shark from a sailing boat and much more. Hope to return.”
25.07.09 - 31.07.09
Margaret, Tim, Lauren and Sean
“We’ve had a lovely time on Mull. Cottage is very comfortable and we will be back.”
18.07.09 - 25.07.09
Stuart and Chris
“Lovely comfortable cottage. A very relaxing week. Spectacular scenery. Enjoyed the excellent food at the Mull Pottery Restaurant.”
11.07.09 - 17.07.09
The Quinn Family
“We’ve had a very relaxing week, cottage is very comfortable, and weather has been kind. Wonderful views and spectacular sunsets!”
04.07.09 - 11.07.09
Annie and Jim Gerhold
“Wonderful accommodation, well equipped and quiet showers! After a long journey via Newark USA and Manchester we arrived after 27 hours and Mull washed its magic reminding us of why we continue to come back. Lovely weather and great late sunsets.”
27.06.09 - 04.07.09
John and Helen Slade
“Our sixth visit to Mull and it still folds its magic. Scenery, people and Mendelssohn on Mull. We love this cottage.”
20.06.09 - 27.06.09
Jon and Rosemary Shortland
“We’ve had a great time. The accommodation is excellent and the weather has been fantastic - highly recommended! The most convenient place to stay on Mull.”
20.06.09 - 27.06.09
“Loved the orgies on the beach - the noise and behaviour of these seabirds when the fishing boats come in! Enjoyed ourselves hugely. Mull is a beautiful island and the house is a luxurious bonus.”
13.06.09 - 20.06.09
Mark and Geoff
“Superb house and location. Very comfortable. We look forward to returning”
23.05.09 - 28.05.09
Mike and Hilary, Jacky and Jan
“Excellent accommodation in lousy weather still had a good time.”
16.05.09 - 23.05.09
Cynthia, Robert, Mike and Elizabeth
“Excellent accommodation - cosy and tranquil. Good base for bird watching. Best day out was to Staffa and Lunga - especially Puffins and dolphins on the return trip.”
09.05.09 - 16.05.09
Julia and Michael Jewitt
“It has been a pleasure to stay in this bright, well designed, smartly furnished house. This week’s sunshine has been a bonus, but even a wet week will be good here at Gamekeepers. Well done and thank you.”
11.04.09 - 18.04.09
Anne and Ian
“Very comfortable and well equipped cottage. Great location. We enjoyed our stay very much.”
20.02.09 - 25.02.09
Tony and Andrea
“Lovely cottage!! Fantastic location!! We enjoyed local walks including the summit of Ben More.”
24.01.09 - 27.01.09
Mr and Mrs Whittaker
“Thank you for the great stay. Just what we needed. Warm, Cosy Cottage and peace and quiet. We’ve been so comfortable and will be back.”
15.12.08 - 19.12.08
Sue and Graham Read
“Thank you for a warm welcome to a fantastic cottage. We have tried many and this is one of the best.”
07.10.08 - 13.10.08
Jayne and Tony Newch
“Well worth the 1000 miles round trip!!! Only sorry we have to leave today. God willing we will be back next year to the best island in the world.”
01.10.08 - 04.10.08
Pam, Chris and Amber Stewart
“We had a wonderful few days in Mull. Gamekeepers Cottage is lovely - we will definitely be back.”
20.09.08 - 27.09.08
Ted and Ethna Coyle
“Really Enjoyed our stay on Mull. The cottage was really lovely. Hopefully we will be back some day”
13.09.08 - 20.09.08
“We’ve had a very comfortable and relaxing stay in this lovely, well appointment house - a haven in some very Scottish weather!”
Kevin and Marie Greenwood
“We’ve had a lovely week in Mull, and a comfortable stay at The Gamekeepers. Thanks for making us feel so welcome. Back next year!”
Ruth and Eamon Cave, Nina and Joe
“We’ve had a wonderful few days. Thanks for making us so comfortable in your lovely cottage. We shall certainly recommend you to friends and hopefully return one day.”
23.08.08 - 30.08.08
Anne and Peter Lewis
“Thank you - we’ve had a wonderful week. The cottage is so comfortable and you made us feel very welcome. We would love to come back. Hope you have a successful holiday season.”
16.08.08 - 23.08.08
“We’ve really enjoyed our stay and the tranquillity and beauty of Mull. A highlight has been all the wildlife we have seen here. Basking Sharks, Porpoises, Eagles, Otters and much more.”
02.08.08 - 09.08.08
Mr and Mrs Gilchrist
“We’ve had a lovely week and enjoyed our stay in Gamekeepers Cottage. We look forward to coming again”