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1 night (May 22 - May 23)
2 adults

Willowbank


Tel: 01688 400283
Recently renovated cottage in the lovely village of Dervaig on the north coast of the beautiful Isle of Mull. Washing machine, tumble dryer, full size dishwasher, fridge freezer, dual fuel range cooker, wi-fi, satellite tv, wood burning stove, bath with shower over Looks out over private garden. Close to a well stocked village store and local pub (serves food) Sleeps 4 - one double, one twin

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Willowbank, Dervaig

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Well equipped recently renovated self catering cottage.<br /> Close to well stocke... more >

Well equipped recently renovated self catering cottage.
Close to well stocked village stores and traditional pub serving foodRoom Facilities:

  • Private Garden
  • Picnic Table
  • Bath/Shower
  • Central Heating
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooker
  • Crockery & Utensils Supplied
  • Digital Television Channels
  • Dining Area
  • Dishwasher
  • Electric Shaver Point
  • Fridge/Freezer
  • Hairdryer
  • Ironing Facilities
  • Kitchen
  • Linen & Towels Supplied
  • Living Room
  • Microwave
  • Multi Fuel Wood Burning Stove
  • Satellite Television Channels
  • Television
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine

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Check In: Between 17:00 and 22:00
Check Out: Between 7:00 and 10:00
Wi-fi: Wireless internet is available and is free of charge.
Smoking: There is no smoking permitted anywhere within the property.
Parking: On street parking is available and is free of charge. There is no other nearby parking available.

Children: Children of all ages are welcome.
Pets: Pets are not allowed.
Groups: Groups are accepted up to a maximum of 4 people. No stag and hen groups.

Average

5.0
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66 reviews

100% recommend

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5
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6th May 2024:

Willowbank was very clean, comfortable and well equipped with everything needed for our stay.Handily situated between the pub and the village shop it was just rural enough without being isolated, providing a great base for exploring Mull both locally and further afield. We appreciated the welcome treats and found Lesley a very responsive and helpful host.

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We especially enjoyed Ulva island and lunch at the Boathouse; Calgary sculpture park and the excellent cafe there; a trip with Turus Mara to Staffa and to see the puffins on Lunga, and walks from Dervaig through the Quinish estate and the community woodland. The locals were very friendly and we were welcomed at the pub music and quiz nights. We can highly recommend Am Birlinn for a first class meal - interesting menu and relaxed ambience.

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Owner Response:

Thank you! So pleased you enjoyed your stay.

5
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28th April 2024:

Lesley gave us all the relevant information we needed to make our stay stress free.

Tips:

The local pub does great food, much of which is locally sourced. We took a boat trip with Taurus Mara and couldn’t fault it- though expensive we saw lots of wildlife and had a wonderful day. There are lovely walks nearby or towards Tobermory and Calgary.

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Owner Response:

Thank you. Hope you had a great stay.

5
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8th April 2024:

We had a delightful stay. The cottage was perfect for us - clean, comfortable, well equipped and warm. Also we received a lot of support and advice when the ferry service became uncertain because of the weather.

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A day spent on Ulva was great and well worth another visit. It is bigger than you think! The local shops were well stocked. Everyone we met was friendly and helpful.

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Owner Response:

Thank you! SO pleased you enjoyed your stay and glad the ferry sailed as scheduled in the end. Lesley

5
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1st April 2024:

We absolutely loved our stay. The cottage is comfortable and cosy and the village of Dervaig is lovely - well located for exploring Mull but also with walks and essentials (shop and pub) walkable from the door. We would definitely stay here again. Thanks also for the lovely local treats.

Tips:

We ate at the Ballachroy twice and both meals were excellent. We also went to the Thursday night pub quiz which was good fun. The bakery in Tobermory has fabulous toasties, pies and soup. We bought local isle of mull cheddar and local sausages from the cheese shop. Calgary Bay is stunning. We had a fantastic day on Ben More. We also enjoyed a day trip to Iona - Fionnphort is quite a drive (allow extra time for stopping/starting on the single track!) so it was quite a push to get to the ferry on time.

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Owner Response:

So pleased you enjoyed your stay so much. Hope to see you back again in the future!

5
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25th March 2024:

House well appointed, everything in working order and stylishly furnished. The welcome pack and flowers were much appreciated, the home made bread was especially nice.

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Good pub and shop within walking distance. Good walks and wildlife spotting nearby.

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Owner Response:

Thankyou for your lovely comments - pleased you enjoyed your stay.

5
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23rd October 2023:

Incredibly beautiful cottage perfectly presented. Welcome basket of local delicacies and essentials much appreciated! Incredibly comfortable with everything in place to make the stay as comfortable as possible. Lesley was immediately on the case when we had a tiny issue and ensured our visit went smoothly. Absolutely loved our stay in Willowbank and would love to return for a stay in the summer. Wonderful hosts and an amazing cottage!

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Having been to Mull about 30 times (married to a Muileach!) we wanted to sample different things we hadn’t don’t before as we usually stay in Tobermory. This is just a couple of new experiences. Dinner at the Bellachroy was fantastic. One of the best vegetarian meals I have ever had. Took a walk out to Quinish and the scenery was amazing. Also ran the length of Loch Frisa which was marvellous. Running out the Glen road was great looking at all the ruins.

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Owner Response:

So pleased you enjoyed your stay and thank you for your lovely words

5
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16th October 2023:

What can I say other than EXCELLENT. The house is absolutely brilliant, the welcome pack left by Lesley was very much appreciated. I can’t recommend Willowbank enough ,peaceful,beautiful,clean.

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Owner Response:

Thank you! Fantastic - so pleased you enjoyed your stay.

5
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15th October 2023:

This was our second stay at Willowbank and it was as lovely as the first. The cottage is so clean and comfortable, a real home from home. The welcome pack is a lovely surprise with some delicious local produce. The beds are so comfortable, we certainly had a good rest and plenty of lie ins! The perfect cottage in a perfect village! Don’t hesitate to book. Lesley is lovely to deal with too and so helpful.

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Dervaig is a lovely village and the locals are so friendly. The hotel over the road is warm and welcoming and Dougie’s shop sells an amazing amount of products, pretty much everything you could possibly need! Check out The Spicy Sprout on Facebook for amazing home cooked food to collect, sometimes from Dervaig Village Hall.

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Owner Response:

Thank you for your lovely comments. So pleased your second stay lived up to expectations and you enjoyed your visit.

5
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1st October 2023:

2nd time in this wonderful cottage. Dervaig is the perfect place for a totally relaxed week. Cottage is beautifully decorated and feels so cosy. The welcome pack is such a generous one, and had to buy a bottle of the seaweed hot sauce in the tobermory store, as finished it in a few days. Will return very soon. Thanks again Lesley/Nigel. Michelle & Chris

Tips:

Had a lovely meal at the Bellacroy in Dervaig, in their restaurant. Definitely book, as really popular. Fish and chip van in Tobermory is superb too. Local walk from the cottage up to Quinnish Point is lovely and spotted white tail eagles again. Lots of walking routes in the folder in the cottage.

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Owner Response:

Thank you! So pleased you had a good time and enjoyed your second visit. Hope to see you back again in future.

5
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17th September 2023:

The house was well equipped and very clean. Everything was brilliant- and a very generous welcome pack was much appreciated.

Tips:

There are many lovely walks in the area so apart from a glorious day in Iona, we drove very little. Glengorm, Langamull, Calgary Bay and Tobermory all offered 5mile-ish walks in stunning scenery… with great coffee shops at Glengorm and Calgary particularly.

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Owner Response:

Thank you! So pleased you had a good stay.

5
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10th September 2023:

This is an excellent cottage with everything you need in a lovely location. We'd certainly return! The owners answered queries really quickly and left a lovely welcome pack of food.

Tips:

Turus Mara trip to Staffa is excellent, and the short ferry hop to Ulva is great too - check out the Boathouse cafe on Ulva for excellent fresh seafood. Cafe Fish in Tobermory is a must.

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Owner Response:

Thank you! So pleased you had a lovely stay.

5
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27th August 2023:

It is always a great pleasure to return to our happy holiday place. So well appointed. Thank you for a wonderful stay. We’ll be back.

Tips:

Restaurants: Am Birlinn, Ar Bord Places: Calgary Beach, Ben More (on a clear day only), Ulva

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Owner Response:

So pleased you had a lovely stay - great to welcome you back again.

5
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6th August 2023:

Excellent cottage with everything you could need provided. Very welcoming with fresh flowers. We found the location to be perfect for seeing Mull and thoroughly enjoyed our week. Helpful host where information provided both about the cottage and the local area was invaluable. Highly recommended.

Tips:

Lots of great walks, Quinnish Point, Loch Torr and Langamull Beach to name but a few. Wonderful wildlife.

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Owner Response:

Thank you! So pleased you had a lovely week.

5
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30th July 2023:

We had a fantastic stay at Willowbank. The cottage felt warm, extremely clean, cosy and beautifully presented, with a lovely welcome pack as a thoughtful touch. The kitchen is well equipped with everything you might need for cooking during your stay and we found the washer and dishwasher helpful. There is a wide selection of books to read; the children's books were great for bedtime reading with our little one. It was great to have the option to eat outside on the picnic table in the lovely garden. Lesley was extremely helpful both before and during our holiday. I would highly recommend Willowbank as a wonderful place to stay on Mull.

Tips:

During our visit, we enjoyed trips to Ulva which has spectacular views and clearly marked paths on a range of walking routes with fantastic food and drink at the Boathouse cafe. We also visited Iona. Here, we climbed up Dun I for a great view over the island and enjoyed time on the incredible beaches. We enjoyed a trip to Staffa and Lunga and spent time exploring the lochs and wildlife spotting. We found the books of walks on Mull really helpful.

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Owner Response:

Thank you for your lovely words. So pleased you all enjoyed your stay at Willowbank!

5
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25th July 2023:

We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at Willowbank. Lovely cottage, excellently equipped and great location as a base from which to explore the island. Very helpful communications from Lesley and Nigel too. Would highly recommend.

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Owner Response:

Thank you! Pleased you had a lovely stay.

5
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16th July 2023:

We had a wonderful stay at Willowbank. Easily the best accommodation we’ve ever stayed in and a great location for exploring Mull. We would love to return one day.

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Trip to Staffa was really special.

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5
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3rd July 2023:

Really cosy cottage, maintained and run to a very high standard. Pretty little village with shop/post office and pub within staggering distance.

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Good food at the pub and beautiful country walks within a short distance of the village.

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Owner Response:

Thank you - pleased you had a good time despite some changeable weather!

5
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18th June 2023:

Willowbank is an excellent cottage. It is the best equipped property we have ever rented over many years of this sort of holiday. It is perfectly situated too. Lesley has also taken the trouble to provide all the local information you will need to enjoy your stay.

Tips:

If you want to eat at any of the very good restaurants on the Isle of Mull you are advised to book in advance, and the same goes for boat trips such as the visit to fingals cave. Tobermory is the largest village, we particularly liked the fish company with locally caught fish and shellfish, and their smoked trout. Duart Castle worth a visit, with all you need to know about the Maclean clan on display, and there is a very good tea shop there too. We were lucky to use the hide on the bank of loch torr, especially as we saw two eagles whilst we were there.

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Owner Response:

So pleased you had such a lovely week .. and great weather too! Thank you for your lovely comments and for leaving everything SO clean and tidy!

5
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11th June 2023:

Great communication Always helpful and friendly Attention to detail in communication and in the way the cottage is organised and kitted out is noticeable Location is excellent for north and central mull Parking outside the cottage was a bit more difficult than the previous year, but always found somewhere in the village

Tips:

Most of these are covered in your information book Eating Ar bord is outstanding but need to book well in advance Am Berlin is very good Croft 3 - food is very good .Service at Croft 3 is slow so factor that in to a visit The piece box has lovely treats Visits Torosay gardens , Lip na Cloche, Aros park (pay car park new and tricky to pay - spent 15 mins downloading parking app to pay) Walks with food at the end Glengorm, Calgary Arts - both excellent cafes Beaches Calgary, Black beach, Langamull Arts - An Tobar in Tobermory, Tin Shed I could go on ….

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Owner Response:

Thanks for your comments - so pleased you had a lovely stay and hope you enjoyed your onward travels!

5
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28th May 2023:

Fantastic & beautifully furnished cottage with everything you need to enjoy this gorgeous island. We were blessed with wonderful weather and wildlife sightings. Thank you!

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We loved The Bellachroy -- a pub with fantastic grub -- a stones-throw from the cottage and enjoyed a meal at Am Birlinn.

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Owner Response:

Thank you! So pleased you enjoyed the cottage and had a great stay.

5
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21st May 2023:

Willowbank is an absolute gem. Beautifully decorated it feels like home from the second you walk through the door. Everything is provided that you could wish for (and more!). Very clean, comfy beds and the log burner was a winner for us! Great location for exploring the island.

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Advisable to book the pub opposite as it’s small and gets busy (we couldn’t dine there on the night we went as we hadn’t booked) The Spar at Salen is well stocked and easy to stop at en route to willowbank Feel up the tank at Tesco in Oban before coming over - cheapest diesel we found anywhere on the main land Go to Lunga for a day trip - a fabulous island bursting with wildlife

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Owner Response:

So pleased you had a lovely week and enjoyed the cottage!

5
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7th May 2023:

Fantastic cottage with great, modern facilities yet maintaining a cottage feel and character. Upgraded to a high, comfortable standard. Perfectly located for getting g put and about in Mull. Great to get back after a day's exploring, light the log burner and have a glass of wine or a dram.

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Pub 100 yards away. Great food and whisky selection. Head West for Calgary Bay in ten minutes.

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Owner Response:

So pleased you all had a lovely stay .. hope you make it back for that puffin trip someday! Thank you for your lovely comments.

5
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18th April 2023:

Lesley is a very attentive host, you can tell from the messages on the board and in the guest book that she is invested in her visitors enjoying their stay at Willowbank. The cottage is a delight, solidly built with a sweet walled garden that seemed sheltered and sunny, positively warm at one point and this was beginning of April!

Tips:

We had an early supper at the Belachroy pub, a a few paces only from the cottage. It is a typical pub serving pub food, they cater for children very well and are very welcoming. We joined in with the Easter egg rolling competition, villagers so friendly, it was a lovely occasion. The village shop is just a few paces away too, extremely well stocked with carefully selected items, don't think there is anything they didn't have on their shelves! We spent a lot of time on Calgary Beach, 20 mins away by car, absolutely stunning! The artist who lives and works opposite the loch, has a very interesting studio with beautiful artwork, most of it inspired by the landscape of Mull, including items made from beachcombing.

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Owner Response:

Thank you for your lovely words - so pleased you had a good stay and managed to see some of the great local artwork in the Open Studios art event.

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12th April 2023:

Willowbank was beautifully presented & had all the facilities possible for a comfortable stay. Lesley has thought of everything! The village of Dervaig is quaint, with great walks all around, a good shop & a great pub serving good food.

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The Bellachroy Inn serves great food. Calgary beach is stunning.

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Would Recommend: Yes

Owner Response:

Thank you! So pleased you enjoyed your stay.

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10th April 2023:

We had a wonderful stay at Willowbank, which is a real home from home. The cottage is super clean, modern, spacious and comfortable (comfy beds too!) with a lovely garden area. The bathroom has a bath and a great shower too, perfect for a long soak after a day’s walking. Being right in the centre of the village of Dervaig makes it the perfect location. Lesley was so helpful and lovely to deal with and kindly left us some local welcome treats, which was such a nice touch. We have already booked two more holidays at Willowbank because it was the perfect holiday for us!

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There are so many great food options in the area. The Bellachroy, the oldest Inn on Mull, is just over the road and offers great food and a locals bar where you will get a warm welcome. Ar Bord is just up the road and is an absolute must if you love good food, but do book well in advance. Am Birlinn is also lovely for a special meal, just on the way to Calgary Bay, again book well in advance. Also check out The Spicy Sprout, for amazing home cooked food, the Facebook page contains information on locations to collect, including Dervaig village hall.

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Would Recommend: Yes

Owner Response:

Thank you! So happy you loved your stay and look forward to welcoming you back to Willowbank.

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7th April 2023:

Lesley was a very gracious and thoughtful hostess. The house was delightfully cosy when we artived on a dark and cold evening. Touches such as the welcome pack and jug of spring flowers on the kitchen table brought a smile to our faces. The village itself has a well stocked shop- I am gf and vegan and that was well catered for. There is plenty reading material and because we had dry weather, we didn’t spend any time indoors reading. Mull is a delight

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Use the passing places properly on the roads and don’t expect to get anywhere in a hurry. Most of the roads are single tracks with many potholes- think holy farm tracks.

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Owner Response:

Thank you for your lovely words and so pleased you enjoyed your stay.

5
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5th March 2023:

Beautiful cottage, very well equipped, cosy and clean, will definitely return

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Dervaig is a great location for walks, eating and generally relaxing. The pub is very welcoming and the food excellent. Ar Bord is a lovely family run restaurant with outstanding food. The Am Birlin is a little further afield and well worth a visit.

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Glad you had a great time!

5
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11th January 2023:

The cottage is delightful and so comfortable, the information pack was also very useful and we really enjoyed seeing how you have transformed the cottage into its current form. We are certainly already looking forward to returning to Mull and would love to stay at Willowbank again.

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The Bellachroy is just a stones throw away with good food - especially grateful as having somewhere open and serving food on New Years Eve. Langamull Beach was also phenomenal for a visit, didn't see another soul until we were back at the car park.

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Owner Response:

Thank you for your lovely comments - so pleased everything worked out well for your special visit! Would love to welcome you back again.

5
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1st November 2022:

This was the best equipped cottage we have ever stayed. The welcome goodies were lovely. There is a folder of information covering things to do including walks. It also contains instructions for some of the appliances in the cottage.

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The Ballacroy in the village is well worth a visit. The food was lovely and plenty of tipples to try.

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Owner Response:

Thank you for your comments - just sorry the weather was a little bit damp but so pleased you enjoyed your stay all the same.

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28th October 2022:

A very pleasant cottage in an ideal location near to the moors, coast and the facilities at Tobermory. We all enjoyed out stay very much and would certainly like to return some time.

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We enjoyed a meal at the Am Birlinn at calgary - most of us are vegetarian and they provided more than one option so that was a bosus. In the past we have enjoyed visiting the Mull Theatre south of Tobermory - well worth a visit. The coastal walk along the Treshnish peninsular is a stunningly beautiful walk - particularly with clear visibility. The Langamull Beach north Mull is beautiful and in the South of the Island, the Ardalanish Beach and weaving mill is well worth a visit. Not forgetting the baautiful Iona island

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Owner Response:

So pleased you all enjoyed your stay so much. Some lovely tips for others there as well. More than welcome back anytime!

4.8
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14th October 2022:

Fantastic place, with all amenities you could want. Great location with local shop and pub. Really good restaurants short drive away. Will definitely book again if return to mull.

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Restaurant recommended - am birlinn. Tobermory worth a visit Great walks not too far away looking at things like old crofter settlements. Further afield mackinnons cave, some great beaches and of course iona

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Owner Response:

Thank you! So pleased to hear you thought it was a great location - some great suggestions there too! Welcome back anytime!

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2nd October 2022:

What a wonderful cottage in dervaig village. Enjoyed our week so much, have already booked again for next September. Everything supplied in the cottage, nothing we couldn't find. Thank you Lesley for the welcome goodies. Seaweed chutney was delicious, so was the shortbread . We bought another 2 boxes from the local shop. Well stocked and everything very fresh.

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Great walks from the cottage to Quinnish point. Lots of information in the folder in the cottage. Bellacroy pub literally few steps from cottage. Great staff and loved chatting to the locals. Ate out at Ar Bord, minutes from the cottage. Fantastic experience..highly recommended but book before your trip. Lovely trip over to Ulva. Only £6.00 each, on a little boat across, which takes about 5mins. Can't wait to return next year to visit Iona and more sightseeing of all the wildlife.

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Owner Response:

So pleased you both enjoyed your week so much and look forward to welcoming you back next year!

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26th September 2022:

A lovely cottage in a quiet location. Wonderful scenery and wildlife on Mull and easy access to Tobermory ( which is gorgeous ) and also Salen which is a nice place with great little coffee shop. Willow bank is very clean and comfortable with everything you need in the kitchen. The sitting room is very cosy when log burner going and gets lovely and warm. Thanks for the very nice welcome goodies which were much appreciated. A super week in Mull. Thank you.

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A trip to Iona is very worthwhile and we also enjoyed Duart Castle. Great little independent shops in Tobermory and the Fish and Chip van on the harbour produced amazing haddock and chips. Coffee and cake in Salem very good too.

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Owner Response:

Thank you for your lovely comments and so pleased you enjoyed your week!

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18th September 2022:

I couldn’t recommend this cottage highly enough! It is equipped with everything you could possibly need and more! A delightful place to come back to in an evening, after a stunning day on the island!

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Owner Response:

Aww - lovely comments - thank you! So pleased you had such a great break.

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11th September 2022:

Very helpful info prior to arriving. A lovely cottage with all you could want for a comfortable stay. Very thoughtful goodies on arrival including fresh home baked bread. Handy local shop/post office. Great base for getting around the beautiful island of Mull. We're already planning to return next year.

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The whole island is a delight, friendly people and beautiful scenery. Most people manage the single-track roads politely but a few need some tips! The Piece Box in Dervaig make the best lobster rolls and exceptionally good cakes. Am Birlinn is an excellent restaurant and well worth a visit.

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Thanks so much and so pleased you enjoyed your stay!

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31st August 2022:

Our stay was wonderful and the cottage was so comfortable and well equipped.

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Cycle ride by Loch Frisa where you can see Eagles. Am Berlinn - really good Restauarnt Ar Bord in Dervaig - lovely place to eat Vist Iona and Staffa Kayaking at Salem Bay Lovely walking at Tobermorry Calgary Arts Trail Langamull and Calgary Beaches

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Owner Response:

So pleased you had such a lovely stay. Some great suggestions there. Thank you!

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21st August 2022:

Had a lovely welcome package of home baked bread, raspberry jam, SEA WEED CHUTNEY (very nice indeed - a real revalation), local cheese, not to mention the very thoughtful (locally sourced) gluten free biscuits.

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Calgary Bay is perhaps the most beautiful beach in the UK. There's a lovely art walk close by. Aros walk near Tobermory. See the falls! Staffa island is fascinating!! Iona very interesting.

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Owner Response:

So pleased you enjoyed your week! (and welcome goodies!)

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14th August 2022:

Very clean house, everything in the house seemed new. You had everything we needed - huge selection of books, a fun children's bedroom (wombles) and even an ice cream scoop!! Lesley was very helpful with questions about planning our holiday and brought us fresh bedding and towels for our second week. Also thank you so much for the local food selection on arrival nom nom... We came home with another jar of the seaweed chutney as we liked it so much.

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Sit and wait for the wildlife to come to you. The local shop was very well stocked. Bring your slippers :) Relax and enjoy your holiday

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Owner Response:

Glad you enjoyed your stay and were so pleased with the cottage. Great you had such a great holiday!

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31st July 2022:

You have done an awesome job in renovating this cottage. We have been coming to Mull since 1985. This is the best place we have ever stayed. We loved it and will return.

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Restaurants: Ar Bord, Am Birlinn. Places: Ulva, Calgary, Croig

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Owner Response:

So pleased you loved it! Thank you for your lovely comments. Much appreciated.

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12th July 2022:

A lovely recently renovated house which is very well equipped and in an ideal location for exploring the Northern and central parts of Mull. We really appreciated the welcome pack, including home made bread. We hope to return soon!

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The walk to Quinish Point from the house is definitely worthwhile. Our favourite walk was along Loch Ba, where we spotted four golden eagles. Loch Na Keal is also an excellent place to look out for white tailed eagles and otters

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Would Recommend: Yes

Owner Response:

Thank you for your lovely comments - including on Nigel's bread baking! So pleased you enjoyed your stay. Welcome back anytime!

5
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1st July 2022:

Willowbank was perfect for our week (and honeymoon) on Mull. The house is equipped with everything you could possibly need. The weather wasn't the best but it was a good excuse to light the fire. Thank-you Lesley for the flowers (and confetti!) and the bread, jam and chutney. Also, the little heather soap was so lovely that I called in the shop in Tobermory and bought more.

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We had a couple of great walks from Calgary Beach around the headland and back, calling in at the gallery and coffee shop, and from Willowbank to Quinnish Point and back where (we think) we sighted a white-tailed eagle. The highlight was the boat trip to Staffa and Lunga from Ulva Ferry (with Turus Mara). Fingal's cave is amazing and the birdlife on Lunga overwhelming. Puffins at your feet!

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Owner Response:

Thank you! So happy it was perfect for your honeymoon - just sorry the weather wasn't a little more perfect for you too but sounds like you still managed some great trips out. Pleased you enjoyed the log burning stove - can't beat a cosy in front of a fire after some bracing weather! All the very best - Lesley

4.8
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13th June 2022:

Extremely comfortable cottage in a great location for visiting north and central Mull. Every detail had been thought through, with lots of information to help. We had a lovely stay. Many thanks.

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Best places to eat Ar bord (fantastic meal and 2 mins up the hill) Am Berlin - on the way to Calgary Bay, great food The Piece box - lovely cakes but check opening times Local shop has most things that you would need. Local pub stops serving very early - we experienced standard pub food and disappointing service. If you like Art it’s worth a visit to The tin shed gallery and the Arts centre in Tobermory. We particularly liked the black beach and the garden at Lip na cloche near Ulva.

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Owner Response:

Thanks for your lovely words and pleased you enjoyed your stay. Sorry to hear your experience at the pub wasn't great but pleased you had great food at Ar Bord and Am Berlinn.

5
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31st May 2022:

Another lovely comfortable week - there was everything we needed and we enjoyed the treats waiting for us, thank you. The cottage was a bit cool at times and we weren't up to lighting the woodburner! The anti slip on the stairs is a great improvement! You might want to check the window in the double bedroom - the bottom left corner of the top window doesn't quite seal against the frame properly. We tried to keep the gate closed as requested but often came back to find it wide open and sometimes dogs in the garden. Not sure if this is an issue but thought we'd mention it. Thanks again for everything.

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Walk to Quinish is lovely and an easy track. The coastal walk from Calgary to Caliach Point would be lovely on a sunny day. We very much enjoyed an afternoon walking the marked trails on Ulva. Sitting by Loch Na Keal on a sunny evening was lovely and great for eagle spotting. The drive down to Loch Buie is lovely and it's a great spot. The Old Post Office tearoom there does great cakes and sells local produce too. Take care as many places don't open every day and close early (4pm/5pm). We enjoyed our meal at Am Birlinn

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Owner Response:

Pleased you had a lovely week and sorry you didn't go for it with the log burner - it was all made up ready to light. Heating is on a thermostat so you can always turn up if the weather has turned - we're just down the road and more than happy to help if you're having any problems. Sorry you had problems with the gate and dogs - not known this before - maybe a courier had called next door and it hadn't been closed fully. We've spoken to our neighbours and they hadn't spotted them but will keep an eye out to for future. Sounds like you had some great walking and pleased you enjoyed your meal up at Am Birlinn.

5
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22nd May 2022:

Faultless cottage- comfortable, clean and modern. Dervaig if a great location , nice walks , a shop and a pub - perfect.

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Ate at Am Birlinn and the pub - both very nice but make sure you book. Enjoyed Calgary beach and Loch Ba.

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Owner Response:

Fantastic - thank you - so pleased you enjoyed your visit!

5
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10th May 2022:

Whole process of booking, arrivals etc very smooth. Cottage warm and welcoming and equipped with everything you could need and more!! Made a great base for exploring a beautiful island.

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Staffa trip with Turus Mara very good, particularly as it was puffin season! Am Birlinn - very good meal. Walk out to Port Na Ba beach (the usual stunning Scottish island version!) from Croig pleasant.

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Owner Response:

so pleased you had a good visit!

4.8
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2nd May 2022:

Lovely and very comfortable cottage, excellent value for money.

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5
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26th March 2022:

Beautiful house everything you need. We have stayed on mull for 50 plus years and Willow bank is by far the most comfortable clean and equipped we have stayed in. Thank you.

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The Bellacroy has great food and very helpful staff.

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Owner Response:

Thank you so much! So pleased you enjoyed your return visit so much - and what glorious weather you've had! Thanks for leaving the cottage so spotless.

5
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19th March 2022:

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5
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5th February 2022:

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4.8
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30th October 2021:

Lovely cottage, spotlessly clean with everything you could need. Lesley available to answer any questions promptly and patiently

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Would Recommend: Yes

Owner Response:

Thank you for your comments and so pleased you enjoyed your stay.

5
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27th September 2021:

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5
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23rd September 2021:

Beautifully renovated cottage in a lovely village. Large kitchen with everything you could need. Comfortable living room and bedrooms with everything well thought out. Good bathroom. Little garden for fine days. Fantastic booklet provided with loads of information about the area and maps and books. This is one of the best cottages we have ever stayed in.

Tips:

Lots of walks and beaches to visit in the area, some from the cottage without having to use the car. We particularly enjoyed Quinnish Point from the house and Port na Ba beach from Croig. We saw otters and birdlife in the loch at Dervaig and eagles around the island. The local pub was excellent for food and drinks - you can't book but has good outdoor space and takeaways too. The village has a good shop.

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Would Recommend: Yes

Owner Response:

Thank you for your lovely comments. So pleased you had such an enjoyable week.

5
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17th September 2021:

Fantastic hosts - very knowledgeable & eager to help make our stay as comfortable & enjoyable as possible. Cottage really comfortable, much more spacious than appears in photos. Beautifully renovated, particularly fabulous shower! Lovely little garden to relax in. So handy having the Dervaig store a stones throw away - huge variety of food etc stocked & super friendly.

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Visit Tobermory on market day - really yummy cakes & pizzas. The unique “catch & release” aquarium is definitely worth a visit. Boat trip with Turus Mara to Staffa a real highlight for us - really friendly & knowledgeable crew. Amazing experience to be on Staffa and had fantastic close up experiences with dolphins. Iona a bit of a drive from Dervaig but so worth it - gorgeous white Sandy bays and the little store sells enormous amazing rock cakes! Just up two road from the cottage is “The Piece Box” scrumptious home made treats. Treated ourselves to a meal at the Bellachroy on our last night - amazing food! Just realised how “food oriented we sound” 😂

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Owner Response:

Thank you so much for all your lovely comments - glad you had such a lovely time!

4.8
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15th September 2021:

Willowbank has been beautifully restored, with lots of stylish and thoughtful touches. The upstairs bedrooms are a good size and the kitchen diner is big enough for a family of four. We were delighted with the generous welcome hamper of local produce and Lesley was a pleasure to deal with from the moment we booked our stay. We used her regularly updated Instagram account to help plan things to do and where to eat on Mull. The village of Dervaig makes an excellent base from which to explore the island. The local shop is well stocked and there are a couple of restaurants either a walk or short drive away.

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The coastal drive from Calgary along the west coast to Fionnphort (where you catch the ferry to Iona) is absolutely stunning. We loved our boat trip with Turus Mara to Staffa and Fingal’s Cave. Be sure to visit the fish and chip van at Tobermory harbour for scallops and chips. Other great places to eat include Am Birlinn which has wonderful seafood and The Glass House where you can eat delicious cakes in a beautiful setting.

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Would Recommend: Yes

Owner Response:

Thank you so much for all your lovely comments and feedback. So pleased you had such a lovely Hebridean holiday!

4.8
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13th September 2021:

Only problem I came across was clothes hanger in bedroom kept walking in to it at night could do with moving

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Owner Response:

Sorry you had that problem but happy to read your comments in the guest book. Pleased you found it so well equipped and loved the quiet. So jealous of you guys spotting Orcas too while you were here - that's something really special!

5
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29th August 2021:

Lovely welcoming cottage, in village location, spotlessly clean. Excellent information pre stay and also in the cottage. Lesley was supremely helpful.

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Walk to Quinish Point to find the fossil tree.

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Owner Response:

Thank you - so pleased you enjoyed your stay.

5
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18th August 2021:

Willowbank is beautifully kitted out and decorated. The smaller details have been well thought through - for example; those things you always forget are there - dishwasher tabs, washing up liquid etc, which takes the hassle away. Lesley was the perfect host - nothing was too much trouble and she had plenty of recommendations for things to do on Mull.

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Dervaig is a small village but it has a great shop and a great pub which we frequented. Ideally situated to visit all parts of the island. We enjoyed Tobermory and a wonderful boat trip to Staffa to see Fingels Cave. There is wildlife in abundance and so much scenery to take in!

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Owner Response:

Thank you for your lovely comments. So pleased you had a great week.

5
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15th August 2021:

Every effort has and was made to make a stay at Willowbank relaxing and comfortable. It was fresh, clean, homely and very well equipped.

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Came to enjoy the beaches and did, really worth making the effort to find the more out of the way bays. A trip down the West Coast should be on your list but keep an eye out for wildlife all the way - one day provided pods of dolphins, otters including a family of four and an array of bird life.

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Owner Response:

Wow - sounds like you had some great sightings. Glad you enjoyed your stay!

5
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9th August 2021:

The booking was very straight forward and arrangements were excellent. Directions and instructions for entry to the house were very clear and sent with plenty of time ahead of our visit. Lesley very kindly sent last minute information about a potential problem with one of the ferries- fortunately this was not a problem.

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Willowbank was perfect for us. Dervaig was a great location…. Plenty of walks in the area, scope for cycling too and great to have the local shop and pub. It was easy to travel to other locations in the north of the island eg Tobermory, Calgary and Ulva Ferry (great drive over the inland road to Ulva Ferry). Mull is such an excellent holiday destination. There is so much to see and do. We enjoyed a trip to Staffa and the Treshnish islands where we saw lots of Puffins, several trips to Tobermory, Calgary (Arts centre for coffee and swim/ beach trip), climbed Ben More. We were also fortunate with the weather and enjoyed several beach days. We need another trip to try and spot otters, sea eagles, whales and dolphins. Willowbank cottage was spotlessly clean, tastefully decorated and so comfortable. I have never slept so well due to the comfortable beds and all the fresh air! We are definitely keen for a return trip.

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Owner Response:

Thank you! So pleased you had a great time - and such fabulous weather too! Hope to welcome you back to see yet more of what Mull has to offer.

5
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28th July 2021:

Our stay at Willowbank was absolutely perfect. Lesley could not have been more accomodating and helpful. We arrived after a long journey, to a house that exceeded our expectations where freshly baked bread and local chutney had been left to welcome us. The cottage is much bigger than the photos suggest. The kitchen is so well equipped. The shower is aboslutely amazing! The garden has a picnic bench for some evening g&ts (until the midgies come out!). The village itself is an ideal base. The pub is a 1 minute walk away and is perfect for a few drinks or an evening meal. There are some gorgeous walks nearby. We can't wait to return!!

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Would Recommend: Yes

Owner Response:

Thank you so much for your lovely comments. So pleased you had a lovely time.

5
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20th July 2021:

Fantastic cottage in the middle of Dervaig. Very handy for touring the North of Mull in particular. The cottage is really well equipped, and Lesley (the owner) went out of her way to make us feel welcome, with a gift pack of goodies on arrival, very clear directions, pro-active communication about ferry disruption, etc. Everything was absolutely perfect.

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For a special meal, both Am Birlinn and Ar Bord are very close by and offer delicious food. Also recommend the Nature Scotland wildlife tour and the boat trip to Staffa (Fingal's Cave and Puffins!)

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Would Recommend: Yes

Owner Response:

Thank you for your lovely comments. So pleased you had a great stay.

5
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4th July 2021:

Well equipped, beautifully refurbished cottage and excellent prompt communication about the booking and directions.

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Owner Response:

Thank you and so pleased you had a lovely week.

5
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8th June 2021:

Fabulous experience from start to finish. Lesley couldn't have been more helpful. The cottage has been beautifully renovated and was immaculately clean and extremely well equipped.

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Highly recommend Ar Bord, a small family run restaurant, which is BYO and within walking distance of the cottage.

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Owner Response:

Thank you! So pleased you enjoyed your stay. And totally agree with your recommendation for Ar Bord too!

5
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30th May 2021:

Great communication from start to finish. The cottage had everything we needed and more and was spotless on our arrival. Thoughtfully decorated and a wonderful shower. Don’t hesitate to book.

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We loved the location of the cottage within the island and village of Dervaig itself. A stroll to the pub which served good meals and some lovely walks nearby. We particularly enjoyed our trip to Ulva - a great circular walk of the island if you are fit.

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Owner Response:

So glad you enjoyed your time here and thanks for your lovely words.

5
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26th October 2020:

Loved the cottage - so comfortable and in a great location. Clear instructions on how to use everything

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Nearby walking through Quinish estate was beautiful. Huge mature trees, the loch and open space on the headlands. Croig also lovely.

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Owner Response:

Thankyou! So pleased you enjoyed your stay.

5
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20th October 2020:

All good. Whole experience, even the weather was excellent.

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See visitors book

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Owner Response:

Thank you so much for your comments and so glad you enjoyed your week - you certainly had amazing weather!

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