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
17th February 2018 Michael Kelleher
We enjoyed our stay very much. Particular highlights were the quality of the cottage. It was well kitted out with everything we would have wished for. The rooms were spacious and very comfortable. We shall definitely return to Mull and hopefully in better weather than we had in February
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
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
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
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
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
"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!"
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. "
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