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30th September 2017 Wilson Family, Newcastle
A fabulous house in a fantastic location- absolutely perfect for a family holiday ! We all loved watching the deer in the garden, especially our 17 month old grandson who Sometimes spotted them before us ! The kitchen is great for leisurely family breakfasts and dinners and the living room lovely and comfortable. Mull is one of our favourite places in the world- we will be back Thank you for letting us stay in your house and make more lovely memories ! Xx
23rd September 2017 Chatburn Family, Lancashire
Second time staying at Otter house, excellent accommodation with amazing views.
We were lucky enough to have the deer come visit in the garden.
Mull is a gorgeous island with plenty of things to do, Elise enjoyed her trip to the beach at Calgary bay. All in all a fantastic family holiday making precious memories.
Thank you xx
19th August 2017 Leah, Ann, Callie and Rosie, Bromsgrove
We came a long long way, but it was worth every mile because when we saw this place it really made us smile. We came down the track, what a lovely surprise, three deer were in the garden we couldn’t believe our eyes!
Callum was the first to open the door he was so overwhelmed he fell on the floor. Leah brought us all a gift when we went to Tobermory, it was Lifeboat day as well but that’s another story !
We went for a ride and came to Calgary bay, what a fantastic beach, what a fantastic day. We drove down to Carsaig and saw highland coos grazing ! We went pony trekking and saw eagles in the sky.
5th August Mason Family, Edinburgh
The house was fantastic for us really well equipped, clean & great layout. The views are gorgeous. The girls loved going to The Screen Machine (mobile cinema), Kayaking on Lochdon and boat trips on the sound were highlights. Also loved Duart castle & Tobermory bakery and coffee shop. We will definitely come again and would love to stay in Otter house . Big thumbs up !!
24th June 2017 Iceton Family, Northumberland
We have had a lovely week in this very comfortable house, home from home. Enjoyed watching the deer in the garden and the various species of small birds.
%th Nov 16 Sarah & Steve Lancs
Has a lovely time Weather 50/50 but still managed to see plenty of wildlife. Deer in garden most nights. Watching eagles yesterday at Calgary Bay – in the sunshine! Perfect end to the holiday.
23rd July - 6th Aug 16 Griffiths Family Wales
Otter House has been very comfortable and we’ve enjoyed the views over the sound and the deer which we have seen a few times. We have Had some amazing days out helped by beautiful sunny weather – our favorites have been Iona, Ardnamurchan lighthouse and Ulva. We also had some awful weather and extremely wet boat trip to Staffa but it was worth it to see the amazing Puffins on Lunga ( a brilliant photo oppurtinity). Over all a great two weeks during which we’ve really enjoyed getting to know Mull. Ps On our last evening at low tide, I went down to the shore here and spotted an Otter. Watching it swimming and eating shellfish for 20 minutes or so. Amazing !
16th July 16 Robert, Lynda, Myles & Anne Preston
As per usual each time this nplace becomes more magical, from the deer in the garden to the Dolphins playing by the side of Duart Castle, the spectacular scenery, just a step back from the hustle and bustle of our normal lives.
Really enjoyed the Highland Games, we will definitely return to this piece of paradise. To the people who follow us I genuialy hope you have as much fun as we did! Sorry the whole family say try – staffa Tours ( Puffins, fingal caves), Calgary Beach – Tobermory – Duart Castle – these are awesome.
9th July 16 Lynn & Chris Glasgow
A fantastic week. Our first time on Mull and the sun managed to shine a few days of our stay. The rain didn’t stop us. Otter house was a great plave to come back to each day. The deer visited a couple of times to the garden and so did the rabbits. Just the break we needed from the hustle & bustle of Glasgow. I’m sure we’ll be back to Mull very soon.
2nd July 16 The Robertson Family Fife
Had a great week. Had a great trip out to Staffa with Turus Mara, who were so helpful, saw the deer at the bottom of the garden most days. Had some lovely lunches at the Isle of Mull cheese co. and at the Boathouse on Ulva. A lovely relaxing stay.
11th June 16 Rob & Kirsty Edinburgh
Had a fantastic week, weather not so good but it didn’t stop us going all round the Island. Highly recommend Sealife surveys Whale watching trip. No whales spotted but saw sea eagles, porpoises & a pod of dolphins circling the boat playing in the wake, wonderful to see. Beautiful beaches on Iona – even saw an Otter strolling by ! Sad to be heading home but plan to come back again.
28th May 16 Nunn & Reynolds Family
A wonderful week. Wall to wall sunshine. Lots of days at the beach and lovely boat trips to Staffa and Iona. Eagles and deer spotted. A great time was had by all. Thank you
7th May 16 Wilkinson Party & friends Morecombe
Had a brilliant week here at Otter House and we have loved the Isle of Mull.. the house was perfect for us and we enjoyed sitting out in the garden every evening with that amazing view ! Highlights have definitely been Tobermory, a trip to Iona ( beautiful views) and a trip to Calgary Bay. So lucky to have scorching sunshine every single day making it a perfect holiday. Seen deer (in the back garden) highland cows, eagles – just missing the otters!
thank you for a brilliant stay – we are already deciding a date for our return trip.
30th April 16 Nigel & June Lancs
Our 4th stay at Otter House. Windy all week but plenty of sunshine & a few showers. Excellent trip with Sealife Surveys ( saw Minke whale , landed on Coll) and Turus Mara ( landed on Lunga – puffins, sea birds – dramatic waves at Fingals cave) . Bird watching highlights – sea eagles, golden eagles, hen harriers, great northern divers.
18th April 16 Easton & Brown Families Sheffield
Our first time on Mull – won’t be our last! We have had a great time. The sun has shone for us most of our weeks holiday.
Otter House is a great place to come back to. This lovely house has really contributed to our wonderful stay on Mull.
28th October 15 Mark & Pauline Bidfron on Avon
Moody weather, beautiful mountains and coastlines – a perfect stay.
24th October 15 Keith & Sheila – Lancashire
Our 6th time here and as always an amazing time. I love the house and the Island, so relaxing and peaceful, stupendous on scenery and wonderful wildlife. We have been ss lucky this time with Otter spots, Golden Eagles, Sea Eagles, porpoises, deer – Red & Fallow. Weather been great for October & fabulous colours.
17th October 15 The Helen, David, Ben & Sara – Lancs
A lovely week, in a fabulous house. A beautiful spot on a beautiful Island. The scenery is bearthtaking and the light changes constantly. We’ve seen otters, deer, buzzards and (we think) Golden eagles. Just not managed to catch an eagle in the camera lens.
Look out for deer in the garden in the early morning & later afternoon – we even had a Stag at the front door! Will really miss sitting watching the dawn over the sound & the fishing boats & ferries in the early misty mornings. We just have to come back.
22nd August 15
Mintern Family Leigh on Sea
When we first got here we fell in love with all the rooms. We loved the sight out of the window. Unfortunately we didn’t see any Otters or stags from here but we did see kittens and rabbits ( which were adorable) . the weather was amazing except for Friday afternnon. The wi-fi connection was good which we were surprised about. We loved how near Otter House was to Tobermory, where we spent a lot of time at. Also we loved how much space the house had ( inside & out). Nearly every evening we could see ferries travelling up & down the sea. The people in Mull were really friendly which made our holiday even better. Thank you for this lovely house and we hope to be returning. We will be sad to leave tomorrow ( written by the family’s wee girl)
15th August 15
Boyce Family Stirling
Wonderful time in your lovely house. Having visited Mull many many times and stayed in many many houses, this tops them all, quality & cleanliness above and beyond . Hope to return in the future. Many thanks.
8th August 15
MacAulay- Sutherland Family London.
Otter House is amazing ! Loads of space, great facilities & gorgeous views. Even though the weather hasn’t been great, the scenery from the house is bearthtaking. NOT looking forward to going home. We love Mull.
25th July 15
The West Family Staffordshire
We had a lovely time in Mull for the second time. Last year we stayed in Stag House next door and it was just as good last year. The food I would recommend would definitely be MacGochans, which is in the carpark of Tobermory, great food, great service. Another place which had nice food was the Galleon Grill however we thought the service was awful.
We have had an adventurous holiday, doing things like climbing Ben More (with amazing hills and fantastic views. Yesterday we went for a bike ride to Glengorm where we saw lovely views, an incredible castle, fun hills and we stopped off at a lovely tearoom. We have seen all kinds of splendid wildlife like otters, deers, horses, hedgehogs rabbits. ( written by the kids)
18th July 15
Dyer & Duffy Family’s Glasgow
The nine of us had a really fab time here at Otter House. “Steve” the Stag appeared at the bottom of the garden each day to accompany the rabbits, sheep, goats , birds of prey etc.The house is perfect. A super kitchen, comfy beds, utility/boot room ideal for returning from the hill walking, exploring and sailing. We will be back and we will highly recommend to all our friends, thank you
4th July 15
The Taylor Family Rotherham
Came prepared for cold, probably wet weather , but have been enjoying beautiful, sunny, warm week with clear blue skies. Lovely , especially because it was unexpected. The house was just perfect in every way. Light, spacious and airy, and wonderfully clean and equipped with everything we could possibly need for our stay.
Mull itself is a wonderful place. We have done all (some of) the recommended visits and thoroughly enjoyed tham all – Tobermory. Calgary, Ulva , Glengorm etc the highlight has to be Staffa and the Treshnish Isles with Turus Mara. The puffinson Lunga were enchanting and more than worth the rather rough sea crossing( we chose a very windy day)
All in all a lovely week. We will miss Mull and we will miss Otter House. Thank you for the chance to stay and for providing a homely environment for all of us.
PS. Went down the garden to the shore on Friday evening and saw 2 otters. A prefect end to the holiday.
30th May 15
Chris Peter and Karen – Bedfordshire & Bristol
Enjoyed a very relaxing week in Otter House. Would love to come back as the scenery is stunning and really enjoyed spotting all the wildlife.
Enjoyed a lovely meal at Café fish and had a great day out with “Enjoy Mull” Wildlife Tours. Although the Otter eluded us all week , we were not disappointed with the bird life or deer in the garden. Accommadation very comfortable . A very enjoyable week and look forward to a return visit to Mull. Thank you.
23rd May 15
Carol & Steve West Sussex.
Otter House is a great place to stay, we’ve had a brilliant holiday here again, but the weather has been pretty awful!
We’ve seen it all !! Otters at Fishnish, Golden Eagles ( and Buzzards!) all over the Island. White Tailed Eagles at the nesting site and watching there for about an hour on Loch Na Keal. Red deer in the garden every day and evening, also many gannets diving watching from the window in the lounge. Recommend a visit to the stunning Loch Buie – even in the rain !
2nd May 15
Lynda & Bob – Derbyshire
What a delight staying here at Otter House has been and how we will miss the view, the deer and rabbits ( no otters). Thank you Lynne for leaving it so spotless for us, for the wine and biscuits and the prompt renewal of the DVD.
always stay with us, we were blessed with a beautiful day of weather. The trip to Ulva was less successful, as we didn’t read your notes and realise it was closed Saturdays ( the ferry) so webt over today ( Friday) only to find a note of apology as they had all gone to a family wedding, a good reason to visit Mull again, not that we need any persuading and hope to be back.
The Glengorm Coffee Shop is lovely as are the walks on the coast there and we loved Langamull beach and coastline.
The doctor was loveliness itself when Bob needed to visit her, what a shame she is leaving. We had a couple of days of forced relaxation, where we had to stay in the house and were happy to do so in such lovely surrolyundings. We have been quite lucky with the weather, not too much rain and more sun. thank you again.
1st May 15
Haslam, Grimshaw and Harwood Party. Lancashire
A lovely 5 days in Otter House , what a beautiful stunning place. Amazing scenery. Thank you for letting us stay and hopefully will return one day soon.
I have waited years to come to Mull and experience the fantastic areas that the island offers. Thank you so much Mark & Ste for allowing us the privilege of staying in the house Lynne has been great, we will definitely be back.
Fantastic Place thanks, would love to come again as we loved this beautiful spot and only just scratched the surface, brilliant
11th April 15
Sue & Colin West Yorkshire
We have has a lovely time here, relaxing and visiting all our favourite places on the Island. Otter House is an excellent base and has everything that you need. It really has been a pleasure and a privilege to stay here.
The weather has been amazinf for april. Everything looks so much nicer with the sun shining on it. We has one brief sighting of the otter down by the sea at dusk and the deer were never far away. Seen lots of eagles and buzzards and had great views of 2 pairs of hen harriers near Loch Spelve. We have really enjoyed the local seafood from Ardmore in Salen. They are not always open but Wednesday mornings is usually a good time, also the Scallops and chips from the pier at Tobermory are delicious. Thank you.
28th March 15
Droste & Moss Familys – Edinburgh & Rotenburg
Great Island ! Great House ! Great Time !
30th Oct 14
Parkinson family Lancashire
We had a lovely time here in Otter House , we saw lots of amazing animals. Otters, deer , stag, golden eagle buzzards and others. With great waterfall on our walk to Tobermory. There was lots of things to do and see. One night we went to the Aros Hall, the children won the raffle. We will come back soon . Thank you
13th Sept 14
Belinda, Will & Emma. Preston
Spent a lovely week here on Mull, did a few walks in the countryside and round about. Calgary Beach is delightful. A family of Red Deer frequented the garden and there should be an Otter on the beach but you need to get the tide right to see them. Lots of Golden Eagles around , keep your eyes open whilst driving
16th August 14
The Speed Family Newcastle
Lost first few days of holiday to the last gasps of hurricane Bertha. The holiday & Mull came alive once the rain stopped. Highlights have been this cottage ! Great seafood and amazing wildlife. Watching a family os Sea eagles soaring will stay with me for a long time and the Red Deer in the garden are stunning for my city raised children. If we return to Mull, Otters and a basking shark will be the top of our list. Thank you.
9th August 14
Susanne, Mark, Charlotte & Abigail. Clitheroe
Plenty of Deer, still no Otters. Fantastic House with stunning views.
31st May 14
Keith & Sheila. Lancashire
A fantastic week began with sketching deer in the garden at 5.30am. Another great week in this great house on this wonderful Island. Wildlife more elusive than previous visits ( .. more protective staying close to nests) but all more exciting hen they appeared. Red Deer, golden & sea eagles, buzzards, great northern divers, lots of wheatear, some stone chats. Not forgetting the guillemoys, casarbills, shags and incredible puffins at Lunga. ( artists love it as much as photographers here !) – saw a porpoise too.
Ate some great food – particularly the oysters at Ulva ( served straight from the boat). Glenforsa Hotel bar meals good value. – Fish on the pier exceptional but let down by chips. The oldest Inn at Dervaig ( Bellachroy) a big disappointment – over priced – basically a £12 meal cost nearly £20 ( risotto !) served in the bar that was a shabby caravan type bar- and only average quality.
We have had a brilliant week- topped off yesterday with a trip to the amazing Lochbuie. On way we watched the otter playing on the rocks for ages ( eating, rolling then setting down to sleep) and a big herd of deer at Grasspoint in the evening.
Can we stay another wee please ? Will you tell work?
23rd May 14
Steve & Carol . West Sussex
Our holiday has been wonderful, but definitely not long enough ! Not looking forward to returning to the motorways and the noise of living near Gatwick airport. The wildlife sightings this last to weeks has been amazing for us, we cant believe we have seen all that we hoped we would see.
In and around the immediate garden we have seen : red deer, bats, barn owl, wheatears, stone chats. Sea eagle and curlews.
Sea Eagles ( several) at Loch Na Keal. Dolphins at Loch Tuath, Hobby at Fidden, Dipper in river by bridge at Salen. Golden Eagles all over the island , many seen on road from Salen to Dervaig.
We have also seen Otters in Salen Bay, porpoise, hen harriers, hare, great northern divers , gannets and so many other bird species.
The highlight of our stay was the trip with Staffa tours to Lunga Island – it as absolutely magical to be so close up to the Puffins – they are a photographers dream !! Would recommend this to everyone. We hope to return to this lovely house and beautiful island.
4th May 14
Thomas & Marion Clitheroe
Thank you both for a lovely holiday. The views are fantastic , the house as gorgeous, a credit to you all.
12th April 14
Nigel & June. Lancs
Our 3rd visit to Otter House. Excellent bird watching - sea eagles, golden eagles , grt northern divers , black guillemot, hen harrier over the garden, red deer near the hose in the evening. Ne location of sea eagle nest in glen Seilisdair much better than before , views of birds flying. Superb boat trips with Mull charters . All sorts of weather but a good deal of sunshine.
15th Feb 14
Johnsone & MacKenzie Families. Argyllshire
What a lovely house. Will defo be back. I compete in the Rally each October over here & cant think of a better place to be based. We saw deer , buzzards, eagles & even got to meet baby piglets at Isle of Mull cheese co….. Calgary as beautiful, even in the bitter February cold wind. Will be back soon.
30th August 13
Jones Family Cambs.
Beautiful house, friendly locals, lovely spacious , clean. Well equipped house. For personnel taste slightly on minimalist side but guessing just very new. Recommend Calgary Beach, Carsaig, Pennyghael teashop. Killiechronan riding trek, climbing Ben More …..Thank you for a lovely week.
27th July 13
Kathryn, colin & Suzanne – Cumbria
Great Week, Great house, Great weather.
20th July 13
Lynn, John & Marc Dunoon
Thanks again, Second time round . Might be a third time.
22nd June 13
Les & Catherine – Stirlingshire
We had a most enjoyable week in your bright house. Explored the island. Saw golden eagles at Laggan Sands and sat awing the Puffins on Staffa cliffs. A very happy holiday in a beautiful place, Ardalanish beach recommended on a clear day
15th June 13
Mark & Claire.
We enjoyed our stay here and find it a good base for all we wanted to do, enjoyed Calgary, Glengorm, Ulva and a day to Iona. Patience was rewarded, 2 evenings out of 3 at the shore for Otters.
8th June 13
Nigel, Lisa,Phil,Janet & Martin – Wiltshire
WOW ! We have had a fantastic time on Mull. Otter house is lovely, beautiful location & was very spacious for the five of us and lots of camera equipment. We can recommend Mull charters to see Sea Eagles – we had 2 trips with Martin the skipper & saw the eagles both times. Got fantastic photo’s as they swooped down into the water for fish !! Saw otters at Pennyghael( by electric station/post office). The road(well a track) to Croggan had Oyster catchers & chicks, sandpipers, lttle ringed plover and many more birds- worth a visit…Just drive round the whole island if you can – the views are spectacular & the lochs are all different. Basically everywhere you go it is wonderful. Great island, great people, great house. Thank you
25th May 13
Howsiham & Jones Families – Cheshire
We loved Otter House, perfect for sharing with our friends “the Jones’s”. Weather was very kind to us and had 2 glorious days at Langamull & Calgary Beach .The cycling (road bikes) was enjoyed by all as were all the fantastic views. We had lovely fish & chips from the pier in Tobermory and great food at MacGoughans in the harbour. We even managed to squeeze an extra night onto our holiday and took a day out to the beautiful Iona. Its our third visit to Mull but won’t be our last and Otter house is a great find
18th May 13
Dee family – Lancs
Nice house, mixed weather, sunshine & even gale force winds. Seen otter twice on near by cove. Go down quietly about 1.5 hrs before high tide. Deer on last night in adjoining field……
26th April 13
Moira, Paul & Richard Hartlepool
2nd visit to Otter House , been visiting Mull for 17yrs. Its obvious but fantastic location shared with 4 sheep , deer in field to the left ….No otter sighting but great place to sit & listen/see wildlife & scenery at shore……we saw a small pod bottle-nose dolphins going past- wonderful. The sea eagle site nr Loch Scridain worth a visit……..ps. if you are lucky you might see a local Barn owl at dust/late.
20th April 13
Nigel, Jane & Alison – Lancashire.
Very unpredictable weather – showers, strong winds but plenty of sunshine Saw Sea eagles every day, mainly at Loch na Keal but also at Langamull. Excellent boat trips with Mull charters and to Staffa and Tresnish with Turas Mara. Our first sighting of a corncrake on Iona. Our second visit to Otter House
13th April 13
Doug & Margaret – Aberdeen
What a great place to spend a relaxing week on Mull. The house is perfect in every details . but did have to share garden with sheep who appear to have taken up residence. …
Weather mixed but so much warmer than we,ve had on the East coast this winter and on Monday had alovely day out on Iona, Friday turned out sunny & warm aginn so headed for Ulva. Whay a gem of a place we had it almost to ourselves, its well worth a visit & the Boathouse tearoom is excellent and so reasonable. We thought the wildlife had taken the same weeks holiday as us but today we,ve seen heron, deer, lots of geese and sea eagle en route – but otters are playing hard to get. Thank you for sharing your lovely home with its fantastic views.
16th Feb 13
Mel, Martyn,Kim & Ewan – Leighton Buzzard
Amazing letting, lovely house. We loved the views, the beach and the wildlife. Weather has been perfect. Will be back
1st Feb 13
May, Alan, Diana & Willie – Perthshire
Beautiful House which didn’t stint on comfort. Lovely views, cosy on our wet day. Sound of Mull enticing on our sunny day. Beds comfortable, kitchen facilities superb. We visit somewhere different in Mull
Ward & Gifford Families-Cumbria
We have enjoyed a fantastic stay here at Otter House: the house is beautiful with stunning views, we loved the direct access to the beach – otters and seals spotted. Great 5.5km walk at Fishnish 3 Golden Eagles spotted nr Calgary in flight, 2 Sea Eagles spotted at Corran View at Loch Na Keal. Would love to return.
First time on Mull and will defiantly be back. The house was lovely & warm over the New Year. Good atmosphere at the Clock ( Tobermory) at midnight. Great walks around Glengorm Castle.
30th Sep-5th Oct
Siobhan, Michael & Jacob Durham
Otter House is well equipped with great views. We had many visitors during our stay, including our in laws !!! The stag with his harem was impressive, although not at 3am in the morning. Mull is a beautiful island but the secret treasure is the island of Iona. The beaches there are spectacular overlooking the Atlantic, and the whisky isn't bad too! Although we understand the Iona whisky is no longer available- what a shame ! Jacob lover Balamory/Tobermory, especially the boats and the Balamory shop , where his gran bought him a spider that has kept him entertained in all the restaurants and pubs! We had a great day at Calgary Bay, where we had a picnic and a walk to the forest viewpoint. The oldest inn in Dervaig is a little gem too, serving lovely wine and food. Jacob really enjoyed himself , especially the dungeons@ Duart Castle and wants to come back next week instead of going to nursery !!The walks around Glengorm Castle are a must too, the Castle also has a lovely tearoom All in all a fabulous house in a fabulous location . We will be back !!!
22nd - 29th Sep 12
Martin and Debra Cumbria
First time on Mull & definitely not be the last Otter House is superb. Plenty of wildlife action without leaving the house. We did see otter down by the beach, if you have patience !! Stag was quite noisy & elusive but managed to find his hiding place, eventually !! Loads of walking done etc etc. Only ate out once at restaurant on main road to Dervaig , it was really nice and friendly. Food excellent . Really hope to come back here as a week is not long enough to do everything we wanted .
25th -1st Sep 12
Lynn & Jonathon Northumberland
Thank you Ken and Carol for your recommendations! What a stunning place, fine weather. Trips to Iona , Calgary , Duart Castle & Glengorm. Best meal in Cafe Fish. No otters seen but plenty of birds of prey. Golden eagle near Ulva, seals near Salen. Great little shops in Tobermory x
11th-18th Sep 12
Ken & Carol Northumberland
This was our second stay at Otter House. One again we found the house comfortable and we really enjoyed its excellent location. We had very good weather, just a couple of rain showers . Did quite a few long walks at Lochbuie , Calgary and in Aros Park . Managed to eat out at the Bellachroy, Dervaig . The food was pretty good and we also tried Cafe Fish in Tobermory . This is an excellent restaurant with exceptionally good service and very tasty well presented meals. We hope to ba back next year .
4th - 11th Aug 12
Kemp Family Bath
Yet again, Mull is the most beautiful and wonderful place . Saw Sea Eagles and saw a deer in the garden. Did not see the elusive ' Otter Beach ' otter , maybe better luck next time . We all look forward to visiting next year . ( no rain all week )
28th July - 4th Aug 12
Jim + Helen Ashley , Sophie + Ben Norwich
Had a wonderful holiday in this great house on an amazing island ! Saw deer , rabbits and a pheasant family in the garden. On the beach , family of heron, a pair of golden eagles, an otter and seals. Had a great trip to Staffa and saw puffins + seals. Seeing the Sea Eagles nest and watching the parents soaring was amazing . Great coffee cake and coffee at Glengorm Castle and a lovely walk down to the coast . Weather was great all week , other than one rainy day ! Thank you very much for a great place to stay .
21-July-28th July 12
Robert ,Lynda ,Daniel ,Luke, Myles + Anne Lancashire
Were here before in August 09 - but brought my mum this time and boy we were not disappointed. Weather was variable with heavy rain and then bright sunshine but it did not spoil the holiday . You just unwind from the rat race you were in and begin to enjoy the simple pleasures and charms this island has to offer . Just walk out of the garden over the stile and follow the path down to the sea you may just get a glimpse of an otter if not then watch the herons fish .At night we usually had the pheasant family in the garden followed by the deer paying us a visit and the rabbits to finish Places to visit about an hour and a half travel through breathtaking scenery to Iona jump on the little ferry and onto a tranquil island . Beaches are golden around the island . Aros waterfall inspiring , decent walk up the side but worth it . Ate out at Mediterranean in Salen and Galleon Grill in Tobermory , both very nice but not cheap. Lads enjoyed the sea fishing catching mackerel, Pollock and sea trout Fished several spots but found Duart Castle the best . Mum and Lynda enjoyed shopping in Tobermory and you must get a glimpse of the Ginger Cat !! One cool cat ! Hope to return again - Slice of Heaven .
18 th - 25th Aug 12
Mortley Family Sheffield
A wonderful house and thank you Lynne for wine, biscuits and immaculate upkeep of the house . We have been blessed with seeing lots of wildlife including ; otters , eagles, whales, basking sharks but best of all was seeing bottlenose dolphins from the headland at Glengorm Castle .Tobermory Bakery is great for fresh bread plus they do a great cooked breakfast . The best place to eat is Am Birlinn on the way to Calgary beach. The food is fantastic, staff really welcoming and very laid back and chilled atmosphere . A wonderful house , thank you for letting us stay xxx
21st July 12
Taylor Family Glasgow
Wonderful time in this great house . Sea Eagles were a real treat , but whole week was first class. We'd recommend Sea Life Surveys too .
7 th July 12
Jones, Middleton + Herinstock Cheshire
A great base for a holiday . Loved the bay, puzzled by the bottles down there ! Calgary area superb for walking and beaches , especially Lagamull . Unexpectedly brilliant weather !
30th June 12
Freda , Tricia + Joan Manchester
A wet week ! But a lovely comfortable house to come back to in the evenings, and the scotch mist didn't stop our wildlife spotting - some eagles in Ulva Bay, seals a hare at Glengorm - we even heard a corncrake on Iona .
9th Jun 12
Hodgson Family Newcastle on Tyne
We had a lovely week in this delightful house . The house was very child friendly for our one year old and her 3 month old cousin , and we all enjoyed ourselves . Cafe Fish was a big hit one night , and fish n chips from Tobermory Pier another .Thank you Lynne for the immaculate state of the house .
2nd June 12
Liz + G.T Clitheroe
A lovely , lovely holiday - seen sea eagles , Golden Eagle chick in nest being fed - superb! Loads of deer ( 4am ) i garden . Weather couldn't have been better - can't wait to come back . Thank you Ste & Jac so much xx
26th May 12
Neil & Joyce Cleveland
Superb weather all week . Excellent accommodation- could not have wished for better . Had good sightings of all the main raptors- sea eagle, golden eagle, hen harrier, short eared owl - the lot! Seemed to miss the otters though . Hope for better luck next time .
28 April 12
North Family Sussex
Fantastic weather all week , very hot and sunny, ( no rain ) . Otter house excellent accommodation . two sea eagles on shoreline two days running and otters spotted twice, red deer in garden most nights and hen harrier most days. Visit to eagle hide a must ! Close ups on eagles on the nest. Italian restaurant in Salen good but best food we had all week was Cafe Fish in Tobermory. Visit to Ulva was also very good, great walking , great views and great wildlife