Ploughman's Cottage Reviews not everyone remembers to write in the guest  book but here are the ones that did         back to Ploughmans Cottage                

11th August 2018    Alison & Mark Cherry, Grantham

Enjoyed returning to Mull and visiting Tobermory, Iona, Staffa and trips out with Mull Charters and Mull Eagle Watch to see the white tailed eagles, golden eagles, hen harriers and seals. Enjoyed the mixed weather after our heatwave down south and the cottage was very comfortable. Thank you for the wine and biscuits!

30th June 2018    The Eardley Family, Laurencekirk

A fantastic stay in a lovely cottage. We had cracking weather - up to 30 degrees on out visit to Iona. Lots of beach trips and Mull ice cream - a perfect holiday.

23rd June 2018    Ian & Liz Galbraith, Glasgow

A comfortable stay, many thanks....and the weather was reasonably kind too!

16th June 2018    Richard & Jill Carr, Colchester

A very spacious, well equipped comfortable cottage. We had an excellent stay here. Instant hot water an added bonus as was the good weather.

9th June 2018    Pat & John Olding, Tasmania

Thank you for the gifts of wine and biscuits. We loved our stay in this well appointed cottage and this beautiful island

2nd June 2018    Tomlinson family, Ilkley, West Yorkshire

Wonderful week on Mull. Weather glorious, cottage lovely and lots of hightlights - Iona and Aros park our favourites.

26th May 2018    Whitehead family

Great week - first 2 days a bit wet but the rest of the week fantastic. Recommend Calgary Bay, Glengorm Estate and Staffa tours/Treshnish which was the highlight. Also good trip across to Ardnamurchan to see the lighthouse and Sanna Bay - beautiful. House was great and very comfortable - a good holiday.

12th May 2018   Wright family, Merseyside

We have been warm and comfortable here in this lovely modern cottage. Pity there is no view of the surrounding scenery. Staffa Trips recommended - saw large pods of dolphins off the coast and they came and jumped around the boat. Crew directed us to the delightful puffins on Lunga and they dropped us off on Iona on the way back. Ewan from Wildlife Tours took us to the Sea Eagle nest and did his best to track down some otters for us. Loved Loch Don and Grasspoint. Enjoyed it all and hope to return soon. Thank you for your hospitality.

14th April 2018    Roberts family, Devon

Thank you so much! it's like home from home, sunny weather, days out on the beach then returning to a log fire and amazing baths and showers. The washing machine was a blessing. Although we picked this place due to it's location near relatives, it's actually a perfect location to visit and enjoy all Mull has to offer. We will be back!

7th April 2018    David & Kathryn, Cheshire 

Return trip to this wonderful cottage. Already planning the next trip with the children!

3rd march 2018    Jenny & Alan, Hampshire

Well what a week - we left Hampshire in normal circumstances to head out to Mull as a visitor for the very last time - we will be residents from April. Been visitors to Baliscate for many years and always comfortable and warm. Thank you John, Hylda and team for putting up with us and treating us wonderfully well.

24th February 2018     Emma & Nick, Manchester

Lovely cottage, well fitted out and very homely. This is a simply beautiful part of the world - already planning a return visit in the summer months. Aros Park and the walk to the lighthouse highly recommended as is Calgary Beach - stunning

24th January 2018    Gail & Mark Ovington, North Yorks

Thank you for our stay at yourfabulous cottage. It's perfect - warm, cosy and homely. Great location, just a short walk into Tobermory. Will spread the word!

17th October 2017    John & Gill Williams, Yorkshire

Probably our wettest week on Mull since 1988 but we've still had a great time and the island is as beautiful as ever. Thanks John and Hylda, we'll be back next year!

6th October 2017    Steve Leach, Cumbria

Really enjoyable week despite the wind and the rain. The cottage is so comfortable. Some new walks...Langamull, and lots of old favourites...Ulva and Calgary

16th September 2017    Grant & Rae, Stowmarket, Suffolk

Very enjoyable stay - great accommodation! Wine and biscuits a nice touch. Would certainly recommend the Hebridean Lodge.

26th August 2017    Linda, Malcolm & Laura, Urmston, Manchester

Been to many cottages but this has been the best. Have been on many trips such as Iona Abbey, Staffa boat trip, RSPB site, Aros Park and Duart Castle. All have been excellent and the food has been excellent too, especially the portion sizes at MacGoghans. Staff in the office very helpful.

19th August 2017    Katherine, Craig & Alex, Warrington, Cheshire

Ideal base to explore Mull. We have been to Mull before and this time didn't disappoint! Lovely cottage - especially the daily alarm courtesy of the cockerel! Lots of wildlife and unique places to explore.

22nd July 2017    Jenny & Jamie, Bromsgrove

A lovely holiday and splendid cottage.    

Left on Jun 30, 2017 for a stay in Jun 2017
Best place ever to stay... so close to most places in Tobermorary... Quiet surroundings so you can relax.... yet within easy walking distance to everything in the town. Everyone concerned with the property is kind, caring and helpful. Will definately stay again. Book us in please Hilda.....

3rd June 2017    Mawby family, London

A great holiday, thank you!

27th May 2017    Alison & Tom Rushbrook, Cowling, North Yorkshire

Lovely, comfortable cottage. We've had a great week on Mull - so much to see and do.

20th May 2017    Celia & Mike Hathaway, Stroud

Another tick on our 'bucket list' to see the wildlife on this lovely island

13th May 2017    Martyn & Chris Stanton, Edinburgh

Another great week in another great cottage. Wonderful times were had!

22nd October 2016    Julie & Nicole Hartsell, San Francisco

What a lovely cottage! Enjoyed our stay in this beautiful area.

24th September 2016    The McQueenies, Corby and Kettering

Wonderful cottage, so warm and cosy! Beautiful scenery, friendly people and wildlife galore (otters, seals and golden eagles). Thank you so much, we had a great time

17th September 2016    Carol & Trevor, Settle

Ploughmans is perfect! Great house, great neighbours, had a fab week.

10th September 2016   Kemball family, Cheshire

Great house, great week, great island.

27th Aug 2016    Lawrensons & Ainsworths -    Blackburn, Lancashire

Lovely island and lovely cottage. John and Hylda very welcoming and helpful. Loved the wine and biscuits. Suggestions to further improve the cottage - more crockery, coffee table or two and offer of pack of basics purchased in readiness eg milk, butter, bread. Will recommend to friends.

20th August 2016    Shanna family - London

Lovely comfortable cottage, beautiful island, great weather, walks and food. Thanks for your hospitality John & Hylda

13th August 2016    Jordan family - Birmingham

Excellent accommodation - we felt very 'at home' here!

23rd July 2016    Taylor family - Edinburgh

Great house, great island, great time!!

2nd July 2016    Steve Leach -  Kendal, Cumbria

Another enjoyable week in a comfortable well-equipped cottage. Weather not great but who cares... Mull is wonderful whatever the weather!

25th June 2016    Allen - Surrey

Super cottage in a very convenient position. Excellent smoked fish at the end of the lane. Had a great tour with Michael of the 'Isle of Mull Experience' and saw otters, golden and white tailed eagles and lots of other wildlife. Also enjoyed Staffa Tours trip to Treshnish and Staffa islands. Puffins and Fingal's Cave both magical. Weather not brilliant but who cares?

17th June 2016    Carole Sprosan - Pelworth, West Sussex

Brilliant cottage, my 4th visit to Island Cottages. I love Ploughmans. Saw otters feeding and slinking across the road near Loch Na Keal. Fantastic day with Jacqui of Enjoy Mull who looked after me on my first solo trip. Thank you Kathleen for your friendship, I will be back!

4th June 2016   Clark family - Ripley,Surrey

Cottage was as lovely as Gamekeepers where we stayed last time. We loved the welcome wine and biscuits. Highlight was definitely the Staffa tour to see puffins and Fingal's Cave.We also saw on otter eating his supper up in Glengorm - such a wonderful sight!

28th May 2016    Glynis & Roger Briddon - Rotherham

Highlight was Staffa Tours to see the puffins, so close to these lovely birds. Mull has looked amazing as the weather has been great. Such a good base for some great meals. Fantastic food at the end of the road.

14th May 2016    Handford family - Derbyshire

Thank you for a fantastic week in a lovely cottage on beautiful Mull. The weather has made it even better. The girls have loved feeding the chickens. Very comfortable cottage but agree need some more mugs and small plates. Thanks also for the wine and biscuits - yummy!

28th Feb 2016   Engel family - Germany

What a wonderful decision it was to come here, to Mull, to this cottage last Monday! We've had a perfect holiday - ok the otters were very far away! Hopefully it won't be too long before we can return.

30th Oct 2015    Morrison family - Manchester

A fantastic place to visit, even at the 'end of the season' we still found plenty to do. Fabulous hosts in John & Hylda who gave us so much information on places to go and things to see. The eagles at Calgary Beach made it an unforgettable trip.

13th October 2015    Williams family - Yorkshire

Our 5th stay in Ploughmans and just booked again for next year! Hospitality as great as ever - thanks again John & Hylda. Another wonderful week on Mull

28th September 2015    Paddon family - Glasgow

Very comfortable cottage - so warm! Had 2 amazing meals at Café Fish. Thanks so much.   

8th September 2015    Flanagan - Glasgow

Beautiful cottage - the photos online don't do it justice! Great weather and lots to do - thanks again for the wine and shortbread. Hope to be back.

29th August 2015    Nolans - Oxfordshire

Lovley cottage, superb meal at the Hebridean Lodge. Amazing wildlife, thanks John & Hylda

12th - 19th April 14
Nick, Clare, Kier and Danny
Reading, Berks
After 25 years we finally returned to Mull and what a wonderful week we've had climbing Ben More, boat trip to Staffa, Loch Buie

Hogmanay 2013/14
Mike, Jenni, Martin & Holly.  Dunblane, Scotland
We stayed from the 30th Dec 13 to 2nd Jan 14. what a lovely cottage. Perfect for us with a big kitchen , cosy lounge and great bathrooms. Location was ideal for us as we enjoyed the pubs and Hogmanay Ceilidh in Tobermory. Would definitely recommend to friends & family
22nd-28th Sept 13
Judith & Duncan MacKay  - Welton, Lincs
A really great break in a super cottage- very, very comfortable enjoyed every minute. Mull is a truly wonderful Island. Iona and Staffa inspirational. Thank you for a warm welcome & wine & biscuits.

14th-21st Sept 13
Pam, Andy & Jan
Lovely Cottage, Enjoyed our stay, but would appreciate hand rails on the bath.

7th- 14th Sept 13
Iain & Pat Addison East Yorkshire
A lovely week only 1 wet day. Cottage lovely. Will be back next year.

31st Aug - 7th Sept 13
John& Gwen Dyre + Rhona Hogg Somerset
A warm welcome in this clean and well appointed cottage. We have had mixed weather but have been able to enjoy the beauties of this lovely Island. The week has passed all to quickly.

27th July - 3rd Aug 14
The Murrays
Beautiful  island.  Fab cottage everything you need and more.  Thanks for a wonderful weeks. PS thinks for the wine and biscuits. best wishes Nick and Sue

13th - 20th July 14
Ingrid, Eric, Robin and Margot, Belgium
Our second time in this fantastic cottage and many thanks to your hospitality and your information on the spots to see on Mull.

21st - 28th June 14
Jon and Tracey, Southampton
Whats the story in Tobermory, highlights puffins on Staffa, Cafe Fish, orchids on Ulva. All in all a splendid time, thank you.

18th April 2013
Andrew and Jackie Jarrold, Paul and Helen Jackson
Lovely week, thank you, wildlife on the island very good. Iona a special place, Argyll Hotel recommended for lunch, Corncrakes at the Abbey.

6th - 13th April 13
Andy, Karen and Kerry Foster
Another brilliant stay in Ploughman's Cottage cottage saw otters and eagles, will be back next year.

29th March - 4th April  2013
Jean and Bill Bowers
Great Maplestone, Essex
Very comfortable stay, great weather for our first stay on Mull. The scenery was beautiful, excellent walking.

9th -16th Oct 12
Williams & Crossleys  Yorkshire
Thanks again John & Hylda for a great week in a beautiful cottage . The rally went well and we've booked again for next year !

25th August - 1st Sept 12
Cheryl, Steve, Emma and Lydia Craddock, Parbold Village, Lancashire
Beautiful cottage and a fantastic location I never want to go home.  Also thank you very much for the wine and biscuits they were greatly appreciated.

21st - 28th July
Humpries and Smith, Kigsworthy, Hampshire
Fantastic Cottage!!! Beautifully furnished and beautiful island. We saw lots of interesting wildlife. A great stay.

7 th 14 th July
Had a great week of mostly sunshine at this lovely cottage . Charlotte loved the chickens ! The Turus Mara boat to Staffa and Fingals Cave was brilliant ( as was lunch at Am Birlin ) Off to get more of that delicious shortbread now . Thanks for a great week !

26 May - 2nd June
Anna + Alex
Perfect cottage to explore this beautiful island .Thanks

10th May 2012
Whitelock Family
Great stay . Fabulous cottage. Just not long enough. We will be back .

28th April 12
The Hall Family
Extremely comfortable and well appointed cottage within walking distance of Tobermory.
Excellent base from which to explore Mull.
Friendly chickens and fresh eggs an added bonus.

7 - 14th April 12
The Towers Family
A lovely holiday in one of the best cottages we have stayed in, cosy, well equipped and lots of walks close by. We were lucky with dry, warm weather all week.  Staffa tours from Tobermory well worth the experience puffins were great and Fingals cave. Tobermory Bakery and the Pier cafe great for lunch  and teas and coffees. Fish Cafe worth a visit.

19th February 12

A perfect break.

New Year 2011
The Kaczynski Family
from Edinburgh

"We are a family of four and we had a great week's holiday staying in Ploughman's Cottage. The cottage is beautifully kitted out and the large dining/kitchen was great for preparing and having dinner with friends. The weather wasn't great so the cottage being so well appointed was a real bonus. John and Hylda couldn't have been more hospitable and my son still talks about his visit to John's workshop. We will be back."

9th October 11

John and Gill Williams
“We stayed in Ploughman’s Cottage with 2 friends and found it to be well equipped, lovely and warm, with plenty of hot water.  We especially liked having en-suite bathrooms (note one bedroom is twin beds). (ziplink kingsize for 2012) The kitchen was spacious and had everything that we needed and the lounge was very comfortable with sufficient seating for all of us.  Ploughman’s is within walking distance of all the facilities of  Tobermory. We’ve already booked again for next year”.
17th September 11
Colin, Evelyn and Fiona Campbell. Kilmacolm
We had a wonderful time at The Ploughmans Cottage which is in a great location just ten minutes walk from the centre of town. No need to take the car if you want to enjoy fine dining and a glass or two of wine. The cottage is bright with a new feel and very cosy. It has everything you would want in a holiday cottage - fabulous kitchen so well equipped with lovely dining furniture - lovely lounge with a cosy would burning fire - very comfortable beds and what we loved most was the beautiful bathrooms with huge deep baths. We would highly recommend Baliscate. John and Hylda are so welcoming.

6th August 11 for 2 weeks 
Tricia & Sally from Northumberland
"My daughter and I visited the Isle of Mull summer (2011) for two weeks staying at the Ploughman's Cottage in Tobermory. Like most people booking accommodation blind you are never really sure if the accommodation will live up to your expectations, but we need not have worried, as we could not fault the lovely cottage and the warm welcome that we received. The cottage was spacious, immaculately clean and tidy with everything we could possibly have needed to make our holiday the best that we have had in years. I have travelled much around Europe and have stayed in many 4* hotels that have not come close to the standard attained here by the proprietors and I know, without hesitation, we will be back."
30th June 12
Steve and Naomi

"A lovely cosy cottage in a discrete location close to the centre of Tobermory. Perfect for a walk into town for a wee dram and as a comfortable base to return to after watching the islands abundant wildlife. We have booked again for the same week in  2012"
18th June 11
Karen, Kevin and Heidi

"We just wanted to say what a fantastic holiday we had in a lovely cottage. Thank you for helping make it so welcoming and fun, with your chickens as well! We hope to return in the future"

7th May 2011

"We had a fantastic week staying in the Ploughman's cottage. It really is a home from home. The kitchen is very spacious, well equipped with high quality furniture. The bathrooms are brilliant - big deep baths with lots of hot water! Great to come back to after a long walk! The bedrooms are comfortable with lots of storage space. The living room is cosy with a good size tv. It wasn't cold enough to use the log fire but that must be lovely on cold evenings. There is full central heating as well. The private garden is full of flowers and very peaceful - you can watch the hens parade around! The location of the cottage is excellent - a few minutes drive into Tobermory or a short walk. The cottage is off a lane, away from the road so is very quiet at night. John and Hylda are on hand if you need anything. We appreciated the welcome bottle of wine and shortbread - a nice touch! I have no hesitation in recommending this cottage and hope to come again myself. It is perfect for a family with children, two couples or, as we were, just the two of us!"

Easter 2011
Andrew, Gail, Abbey & Scott Meikle
"Gail, Abbey, Scott & I had a great stay at Easter 2011. The cottage is well appointed & finished to a very high standard with nice gardens. Also allowed for leisurely walks into Tobermory or to the gallery and restaurant at the end of the drive. Well worth a visit.
Thanks for a great relaxing holiday. "