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1 night (Aug 15 - Aug 16)
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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28 reviews

100% recommend

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5
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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.

5
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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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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.

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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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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.

Tips:

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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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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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!

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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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