6th October 2018 The Smith family, Newcastle upon Tyne
It was our first visit to Mull and we loved every minute! Gardeners is a cosy, well equipped cottage which was a comfort after long walks in the beautiful scenery seeing otters, deer and an eagle. We enjoyed trips to Iona and Ulva as well as pottering around Tobermory. We ate fantastic food at Café Fish, Mish Dish and the Boathouse at Ulva as well as cooking local produce. We will no doubt visit Mull again! Thank you!
29th September 2018 The Oswald's, Germany
It was our first stay on the Isle of Mull and we have had a fantastic fortnight at this location. The cosy and comfortable cottage was a perfect accommodation to explore this beautiful island. Despite mixed weather we climbed Ben More, did long coast walks at Calgary and Carsaig, Iona and Loch Ba...and of course lovely Tobermory. We enjoyed the people on Mull as well as the fabulous scenery and landscapes. Thanks for everything, we will be back!
15th September 2018 Steve & Paula Kaye, Chester
Enjoyed returning to this warm cottage after days cycling, walking and exploring. Mixed weather but enjoyed a sunny day on Ulva. Good cycle route from Calgary with excellent lunch at Calgary Farmhouse.. Excellent meal at Hebridean Lodge. Don't miss Baliscate standing stones on a clear evening!
8th September 2018 June, Tony & Jill Nixon, Sale, Cheshire
A lovely cottage - comfortable, warm and with everything we needed. Enjoyed a lovely day on Iona and trips round the island. Thank you for the wine and biscuits. The wine has been drunk, the biscuits are being taken home and will be eaten there to remind us of Mull!
1st September 2018 The MacMillan Family, Dollar & North Yorks
Cottage all we hoped for. Excellent lobster at Café Fish - excellent crab at The Boathouse Ulva - excellent fish & chips at the fisherman's pier.
18th August 2018 The Jacksons & Giles
As family have been part of this island for decades we thought we knew all the best places until we arrived here! So cosy and comfortable. Our 8 year old and 4 year old loved their twin room with TV! The house is fantastic and the support if required is wonderful. We are planning to return soon and will definitely be coming back to this cottage. Grandparents loved the place too and want to take the showers home!
11th August 2018 The Mead family, Newcastle upon Tyne
Had a lovely stay in this comfortable cottage - the ideal base for exploring the island and introducing the boys to the Isle of Mull. Would recommend taking a whale watching trip, visiting Iona and of course, Calgary Beach. The Tobermory Bakery does amazing cakes and bread, Café Fish does brilliant seafood and the kids loved the aquarium and glass making on rainy days.
4th August 2018 The Oldham family, Aberdeen
We had a fantastic week on Mull and the cottage provided all we could ask for. The proximity to Tobermory meant it was easy to access restaurants, shops etc. We would highly recommend the MishDish restaurant - excellent food. We took a boat trip to Staffa and Iona which were both stunning places and the wildlife on Staffa was incredible to see. The cottage was comfortable and homely, thank you for your hospitality. Overall an excellent week and we are sad to leave.
28th July 2018 Higgs' Sharps, Wade and a Paterson
We have had a good time climbing the Grahams and cycling the island. Great location here and good food in Tobermory. Cottage well equipped to a good standard.
21st July 2018 The Paton family
We have had a great break on Mull. Lots of lovely walks, scenery and wildlife. Loved finding the Tobermory Rocks hidden around.
14th July 2018 Agnes Vilain, Paris
A wonderful week in a beautiful house where we tried Scottish cuisine. Tobermory is an extraordinary village with lovely walks to Aros Pier and the lighthouse. We had a magnificent trip to Ulva and and a fabulous voyage with Staffa Tours. We liked the welcome of the Scots and the kindness of the local people.
30th June 2018 Tracy & Peter Mortimer, South Wales
We have had a fantastic week in your cottage here on the Isle of Mull! Wall to wall sunshine all week - trip to Ulva was fab and the walk up to Ben More amazing - try it! Thanks for the wine and shortbread, just the ticket after a long walk. Sad to leave but all good things must come to an end... Thanks again
23rd June 2018 The MacDonald family, South Queensferry
What a beautiful cottage! Cosy and comfortable with everything we needed for our first family holiday. Finn slept so brilliantly in the travel cot that we're tempted to take it with us! It's been a great base for exploring Tobermory and we would recommend day trips to Ulva and Iona although they are a bit further afield. Also make sure you pop next door to the Tobermory Fish Company to stock up on seafood goodies!
The cottage has been perfect, thank you for your hospitality. We're already making plans to come back - and bring the grandparents!
9th June 2018 Jill & Chris Wood, Warwickshire
Our second visit to Gardener's Cottage, we enjoyed the first so much! Thank you for the shortbread and wine, much appreciated! Enjoyed our meal at Café Fish again and also had a great lunch at Am Birlinn. Another great sea eagle trip with Martin and Alex, watching the sea eagles again. Great whale watching with Sealife Surveys, dolphins, minke whales, seals, porpoises and numerous birds. Will have to come back - still not seen a golden eagle!
2nd June 2018 Janet & Robert Lindsay, Sheffield
Lovely cottage, perfect for touring the island. Thank you for the wine and shortbread, we have had a wonderful 2 weeks. The weather has been gorgeous and we have been to every bit of Mull, plus Ulva and Iona. Lovely walks and beautiful scenery. We loved a whale watching trip with sea life surveys, seeing minke whales, dolphins and porpoise, plus numerous birds. The wildlife has been spectacular. We enjoyed meals at Café Fish, Spice of Mull and the excellent fish and chip van on the harbour. A super 2 weeks, thank you!
18th April 2018 Goldy & Wilding Family
We have had a very enjoyable stay. The house was spacious and well equipped. We have had 4 seasons in one day but came prepared. Our very pleasurable trip was to Ulva. A good walk in the peace and quiet and a joy to see the primroses out. Interesting chickens and cockerel!
28th March 2018 Horrocks & Riddell Families
We have had a lovely week, the cottage is brilliant. Beds are warm and very comfortable. Kitchen has everything you need. The radiators seemed to have a life of their own but it was not a problem as we always had the log burner! Many thanks!
2nd September 2017 Barry Baker, Nottinghamshire
This is our second stay in Gardeners Cottage, such great accommodation, we love it. The weather has been mixed this week but that hasn't stopped us experiencing all Mull has to offer and we have seen some fantastic wildlife and eaten like kings and queens. Strongly recommend Hebridean Lodge, fantastic cooking. The mochas at the tobermory Chocolate Shop are worth a visit and you might see dolphins in the harbour, we did yesterday! Til the next time!
26th August 2017 Machard family
Had a lovely holiday in beautiful Tobermory, amazing scenery despite mixed weather. Great cottage, had everything you could ask for from a holiday let (more like 'home from home'). We'll definitely recommend to friends if they are visiting the area and will come again if we visit Mull in the future.
12th August 2017 Drage family, Northamptonshire
Wonderful holiday in a great cottage!
Left on Aug 21, 2017 for a stay in Aug 2017
Fabulous cottage, photos don't do it justice. Well designed, sturdy build, deceptively spacious, modern fittings and decor, well equipped kitchen, minutes from Tobermory (a well stocked Co-op, a petrol station, fabulous bakery, bar and restaurants!!). Great base for exploring the island. Very quiet with the exception of the cockerel at break of day, every day. The cock-a-doodle-doing can be heard in every room 😴
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.
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
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!!
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