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Left on Jun 13, 2017 for a stay in Jun 2017     jillybeans88 warwickshire, UK
Brilliantly appointed cottage near enchanting Tobermory
We have stayed a lot of properties in the UK and abroad and I think that this was the most well-appointed property we have ever stayed. The living area was fantastic and two good-sized bathrooms as well three very comfortable bedrooms. It is about a 10 mile walk down into Tobermory - although probably more like 15 minutes return journey uphill. Only 1 niggle no BBC on the TV - still it enabled us to miss the election!


17th June 2017    Hindsons & Cleasbys, Kendal, Cumbria

Lovely comfortable cottage. Unfortunately we had a wet week apart from one day! First time on Mull but will be back when the sun shines!! Would have like BBC on television.* Loved a visit to Loch Buie. Saw golden eagle, seals etc



10th June 2017     Jill & Chris Wood, Warwickshire

We have really enjoyed our stay in Gardeners Cottage. The cottage is extremely well equipped, probably one of the best we have ever stayed in, certainly in Scotland. We had meals at MacGoghans, Hebridean Lodge (next door) and Café Fish. MacGoghans is great for atmosphere and good pub food. Hebridean Lodgewas great for food. The best meal we had was in Café Fish, excellent food and atmosphere. Also thoroughly recommend the trip to Staffa and Lunga with Turus Mara and especially the trip with Mull Charters run by Martin and his son Alex who is extremely lnowledgeable and passionate about the wildlife. Last day had a beautiful day round Aros Park - all in all an excellent holiday - Thank you!



3rd June 2017     Gallaghers, Saxtons and Donnelly, North Yorkshire

Many thanks for the use of the cottage which was well equipped, comfortable and in a good location. Aweek of mixed weather, but 2 days of blue sky and sunshine.. Enjoyed a boat trip to see the puffins on Lunga and Staffa, visited Ardnamurchan Lighthouse, Sanna Bay and the new Distillery and spent a great day on Ulva. The less good days saw us explore Tobermory, Aros Park, the nearby lighthouse and a walk up the 'crater' loch. A meal at Café Fish is highly recommended. Altogether a great week of activities, views, wildlife and experiences. Two suggestions - sort out the TV reception and providing a large recycling bin.



27th May 2017     Hutchinson family, Bearsden, Glasgow

We've had a lovely week on Mull and the cottage was the perfect base for exploring the island. It had everything we needed and more - thank you. Highlights for us (our daughters are 4 and nearly 2) included the Tobermory aquarium, Aros Park, Calgary Bay, the ferry to Iona and the Cheese Farm. The playground in Tobermory (nr the High School) was a real hit with the girls and we enjoyed a nice family meal at MacGochans. Thanks again for a lovely week.



7th May 2017     Ann & Bob Hurrell, Merseyside

A lovely island, a lovely cottage, lovely weather, what more can you ask? Thankyou for the wine and biscuits.



Left on May 17, 2017 for a stay in May 2017     jalogs Aviemore, United Kingdom
Excellent Cottage...
We were very happy staying in this cottage for a week. It was clean, well equipped, good furnishings and within walking distance of Tobermory (downhill fine but quite a puff going back!!!). Taxi available if needed! It has 3 bedrooms, 1 king ensuite and 1 king and 1 twin sharing a bathroom. Excellent showers. Good sized kitchen with an open plan dining area and sitting room. Our hosts husband makes many things out of antlers. Some of his pieces are in the cottage. Loved them. Lots of information left in the cottage. Plenty parking. Bench table out the front and bench at side...real sun spot! Hylda came to show us the house and we were left wine and shortbread. Much appreciated. Excellent restaurant next door, The Hebredian Lodge and Tobermory Fish co 2 mins walk.


8th March 2017     Probst family

Stayed on Mull many times. This cottage is the best we have stayed in. Very comfortable and well equipped.A big thank you as well - booked on the 1400hr ferry but told by text the day before that the sailing was cancelled. We were breaking the journey from W.Yorks visiting family in Glasgow, rang CalMac and the only ferry available was at 0645hrs. So very little sleep and a 3am start from Glasgow. Rang at 1000hrs to ask when the cottage would be available (we had booked Crofters) and were told not yet but this was, free upgrade and ready straight away! Fantastic customer service. Thank you!



7th November 2016     Anthony & Tracey, Newcastle upon Tyne

Thank you for such a warm welcome. The area is stunning and the locals friendly. The accommodation was also fabulous. Thank you.



30th October 2016     Miller family, Maidstone

Thank you! A lovely cottage and a wonderful week on Mull once again.



18th Oct 2016      Whitelock family, Heaves, Cumbria

Our 3rd stay in this cottage. Clean and well equipped as always with a warm welcome. The woodburner is in our dreams beckoning us to return each year. Here for the rally so pretty busy weekend but cottage still good for those of us that need to be nocturnal! 39 years since we first came to Mull - still find something new each year. Particularly enjoyed swimming at the Community Pool at the Isle of Mull Hotel in Craignure - only £5 per adult and up to 4 years free. Our 22 1/2 year old grandson also enjoyed the park near the Western Isles Hotel - as did his dad a long time ago - and the aquarium in Tobermory. Good food, drink and company - wishing to stay longer. But will be back soon!
Ps. Thanks to Hylda for the day spent on archaeology on the newly found drying kiln. I can't wait to hear the next steps.



1st October 2016     Jo & Neil Downes, Somerset

We've really enjoyed our stay in Gardener's Cottage. Lovely, warm and comfortable. The island is as good as we remembered. Scenery fabulous, quite different in September with the Autumn colours.



10th September 2016 Lisa & Garry Baker, Newark, Notts

We have had a lovely fortnight on Mull, this must be our 6th or 7th trip. As always we love all of the scenery and wildlife - especially Loch Na Keal, white tailed and golden eagles this time - otters were a little more elusive! We have eaten a lot of fabulous food - shout out for the Hebridean Lodge, Café Fish and Loch Na Keal meals where you can get a burger with a spectacular view! Glengorm coffee shop cream teas are delicious. Smoked scallops from the smoke house next door! The cottage has been lovely and ideally situated - quiet but not far from town. The weather has been more mixed than previous visits but we've made the most of it and plan to return in 2018!



30th July 2016     Welsh/Wright family, Tranent, East Lothian

A lovely house in a great location. Gave us a good base to recover from our various day trips. Lots of things to do/see around the island and we were lucky with the weather. Thank you.



23rd July 2016 Morar family, Keighley, W.Yorks

We had a lovely stay in this beautiful cottage. Food festival next door, Highland Games, Calgary beach, sea eagles, buzzards, an otter and a visit to the whale and dolphin centre were highlights.... and the fish and chips from the van on the pier are amazing!



16th July 2016     Dickson family, Dunbar, East Lothian

The cottage has been really comfortable and we have had a lovely stay. We found the people in Tobermory very friendly and had a great night at the Ceilidh held at the Parish Church Hall - look out for the next one on the 17th August. I'm sure we will come back - we've seen lots but still have lots more to see! Had a great stay and would definitely recommend going to Iona and Ulva and the bakery on the Main Street - delicious



18th June 2016     Morven & Lucy McMaster

We had a lovely week in your perfect holiday house - just slightly disappointed that the garden was open and on a main road as we have a toddler and my daughter felt it was unsafe. Had lots of enjoyable day trips. Thank you



4th June 2016    Barber family, Cheshire

We have had a super holiday in your lovely cottage. Weather perfect - we have visitied Ulva, Port Na Baa, Loch Na Keal. Had super meals at Western Isles and Bellachroy in Dervaig. We shall return!



28th May 2016     Bruce & Jane Ward, Edinburgh

Thank you for a very comfortable and enjoyable stay. Had a great week in Mull, the highlight was the trip to Lunga (Treshnish Isles) and Staffa. Lucky enough to see eagles twice, dolphins near Kilchoan as well as puffins, guillemots, razorbills etc. Enjoyed a days fishing and a challenging round of golf at Tobermory. All in all a delightful week.



9th April 2016     Campbell family, Hereford

Had a great stay in this wonderful cottage. Lots to see and do. We appreciate your help getting us out of Eillan View!!

























































5th August 2017   Smith family

Had a wonderful week in this beautiful cottage. Did a fantastic boat trip with Mull Charters on Loch Na Keal and saw 4 sea eagles. Also loved a trip with Staffa Tours out to Staffa and Lunga where we saw puffins, seals and even a minke whale.
Beautiful beach days at Calgary and Langamull - worth the walk!
Fabulous week - love Mull!

29th July 2017     Walker family, Hurworth, Darlington

The house was perfect for a family of 5. We had a splendid holiday and there was lots to do, despite the changeable weather. Highlights were:
- climbing Ben More on a warm, clear day
- trip to Iona's west coast
- trip and walks across Ulva (great food at Boat House)
- walk around Glengorm Castle and coastline
- Calgary Bay and art gallery
- Antler shop in Tobermory
Great food at Café Fish and Spice of Mull

8th July 2017     David, Fraser, Lyn & Cathryn, Aberdeen & Edinburgh

A great holiday home and wonderful location. The house is extremely comfortable and well equipped. The only problem for us was the lack of BBC reception as we're big fans of tennis (Wimbledon)*. Tobermory itself has great character and Mull is astonishingly beautiful. Calgary beach and pony-trekking were the highlights of our week.
* BT vision now installed and all channels working fine - Island Holiday Cottages 01/07/17

30th June 2017    Laws & Elliotts, Ardrishaig & Balsall Common

Really enjoyed our stay in the cottage. Lovely accommodation and very well equipped. Good base for exploring the island and popping into Tobermory. Lucky with the weather and saw lots of different wildlife. Paddled at Calgary Bay but a bit nippy for a swim! Café Fish was fabulous but be sure to book. Hope we'll be back again in the future.