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Wild Cottage, Lochdon, Isle of Mull, Argyll, Scotland PA64 6AP

B&B - Sleeps 2

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Average Rating from 16 reviews: 4.88
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Wild Cottage

Contact Details

Diana and Andy Oldacre
Tel - 01680 812 105
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Located in Lochdon, ’the birdwatching capital of Mull’, Wild Cottage B&B offers one ground floor double room, with en-suite shower room, toilet and handbasin. TV with DVD, hairdryer, shaver point, hairdryer etc. Well-ventilated bedroom with plenty of opening windows and heating controlled by guests. WiFi connection is available.

Information available from hosts on birdwatching, wildlife tours, boat trips and where to go and what to see on Mull. Ideal for wildlife enthusiasts who may see red deer, otters, whales, puffins, sea eagles and even basking sharks!

In addition to substantial breakfast, packed lunches and evening meals can be provided on request - choose from a three-course meal or a light supper. Unlicenced, but guests can take their own wine etc to enjoy with their evening meal. All dietary requirements catered for.

  • One ground floor double room
  • Substantial breakfasts!
  • Evening meals & packed lunch available
  • Sight deer, otter, whales & sharks
  • 3 miles to ferry port of Craignure
  • Surrounded by moorland, lochs & glens
  • Tea & coffee making facilities in room
  • Ample off-road parking for cars

“One of the most memorable places I have ever visited”

“Rated as 3 star (due to size of bedrooms), but everything was far better”

“warm & friendly welcome, really first class food, far better than any local restaurant in the area”

“The Hebrides are the most beautiful isles of the world”

“Andrew & Diana’s helpfulness and warm welcome were outstanding”

“I doubt that any local eating place could compare either on price or quality”

“The breakfast at Wild Cottage was exceptional and better than a 5 star hotel-motel we stayed at”

“Probably the best B&B we have stayed in”

“Andrew and Diana were perfect hosts”

“Diana’s cooking is superb.... (given reasonable notice) she can prepare an evening meal to die for!”

“The vegetarian food was delicious and very well presented”

“Enjoyed our stay so much we have already booked a week with A & D next year”

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Review Review No. 16 of 16

Recommended by:

Brian & Jean H

Our party:
  • Adults:
  • Ages:
  •  
  • 2
  • 63 - 65
  •  
Stayed:

7 Nights
June - 2013

Wanted:
  • Relaxing
  • Walking
  • Touring
  • Local Food
  • Beach / Sea
  • Shopping
  • Entertainment
Summary:

“A really welcoming place and if we return to Mull, we will not hesitate in booking into Wild Cottage again”

Very friendly, helpful and knowledgeable hosts.

Quiet location, yet central for touring Mull.

Superb breakfasts and evening meals.

Very tasty free cakes provided daily.

Specifically Recommend:

Do not miss out on the evening meals.

Remember the midge repellent.

Local Gems:

Duart Castle.

Mull Bird Watch

Brian & Jean - Macclesfield, Cheshire - 2nd July 2013

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recommended place to stay

Recommended on 02/07/2013
By Brian & Jean H

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Review Review No. 15 of 16

Recommended by:

Alasdair T From Rosemarkie

Our party:
  • Adults:
  • Ages:
  •  
  • 2
  • 60 - 62
  •  
Stayed:

2 Nights
July - 2011

Wanted:
  • Relaxing
  • Walking
  • Touring
  • Local Food
  • Beach / Sea
  • Shopping
  • Entertainment
Summary:

“Lovely food”

A lovely Bed and Breakfast we really enjoyed our stay. It was so peaceful and had a lovely garden.

The food was excellent and the dinner menu had such a big choice it was difficult to choose what to have!

We did a lot of walking while we were there and we saw an eagle in flight which was amazing.

We stayed in two other B&Bs on Mull which were very nice also, but the food didn’t match up to Andy and Diana at Wild Cottage

Specifically Recommend:

Food was excellent

Local Gems:

The Island of Ulva

Alasdair T from Rosemarkie, Ross-shire - December 28th 2011

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recommended place to stay

Recommended on 28/12/2011
By Alasdair T From Rosemarkie

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Review Review No. 14 of 16

Recommended by:

Bill R from London

Our party:
  • Adults:
  • Ages:
  •  
  • 2
  • 62 - 63
  •  
Stayed:

7 Nights
June - 2011

Wanted:
  • Walking
  • Touring
  • Beach / Sea
  • Relaxing
  • Shopping
  • Entertainment
  • Local Food
Summary:

“Have a dream holiday in Wild Cottage on the Isle of Mull, where Andy and Diana will cater for your every need”

This was the third successive year here and yet again we had a wonderful holiday. Andy and Diana made us feel like family and both provided a wealth of information about Mull.

Food - Breakfast is still the best ever We also had a marvellous home-cooked dinner each evening. Room - spotless and midge-free.

We have taken a different wildlife tour each year - all wonderful.

Enjoyed our stay so much we have already booked a week with A & D next year.

Specifically Recommend:

Diana’s food.
Wildlife tour.
Trip to Iona for peace and serenity.
Walk to Grasspoint.
Andy and Diana’s encyclopedic knowledge of Island wildlife.

Local Gems:

Puffins on Treshness Isles.
Iona Abbey.
New Cafe in Salen.
Shopping in Tobermory.
Discover Mull tour Arthur Brown.
Wildlife & Birdwatch Safaris Richard Atkinson.
Wild About Mull Brian at Pennyghael Stores.

En Route:

The Coach House, Brownieside, Alnwick, Northumberland.

Bill & Pam from London - 8th December 2011

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recommended place to stay

Recommended on 08/12/2011
By Bill R from London

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Review Review No. 13 of 16

Recommended by:

Guy S from Dorchester

Our party:
  • Adults:
  • Ages:
  •  
  • 2
  • 50 - 53
  •  
Stayed:

7 Nights
May - 2011

Wanted:
  • Relaxing
  • Walking
  • Beach / Sea
  • Wildlife, Mountains And Peace & Quiet
  • Touring
  • Shopping
  • Entertainment
  • Local Food
Summary:

“One of the most memorable places I have ever visited”

It only took us a matter of minutes after our arrival to realise that we had picked a real gem.

We arrived on a wet and windy day to a wonderfully warm welcome from Diana and Andrew who immediately told us that we had to treat the place as our home for the week. This was not hard to do.

Our stay exceeded all our expectations, the home cooked food was superb, the room and facilities excellent, the location fantastic, but what really clinched it for us was Diana and Andrew themselves.

Nothing was too much trouble for them, and their knowledge of the island and all it has to offer surpassed any guidebook.

If you are into home comforts, good company, breathtaking scenery and stunning wildlife Mull, and in particular Wild Cottage, has to be visited.

Put them on the Bucket List.

Specifically Recommend:

The fantastic location, close to the sea, surrounded by superb walks, wildlife and beautifully quiet.

Local Gems:

The island of Mull is a gem in itself, all of it is worthy of special mention.

En Route:

We stayed overnight at the Wide Mouthed Frog in Oban. This was another random choice that came up trumps, very comfortable room, excellent restaurant-bar and yet another lovely location.

Guy S, Dorset - 8th Dec 2011

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recommended place to stay

Recommended on 08/12/2011
By Guy S from Dorchester

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Review Review No. 12 of 16

Recommended by:

Sue C from Morecambe

Our party:
  • Adults:
  • Ages:
  •  
  • 2
  • 69 - 73
  •  
Stayed:

4 Nights
July - 2011

Wanted:
  • Relaxing
  • Touring
  • Birdwatching
  • Walking
  • Beach / Sea
  • Shopping
  • Entertainment
  • Local Food
Summary:

“Friendship, comfort and a desire to make a stay as comfortable and enjoyable as possible”

This was our second visit to Wild Cottage and once again the welcome, attention to detail and bird habitat knowledge was second to none.

My husband, unfortunately, had been having major swallowing problems now diagnosed as oesophageal cancer and they could not have been more understanding and were very accommodating providing tasty small meals for us in the evenings and varying the breakfast menu to suit.

They joined us for dinner each evening and we talked long into the night like old friends which indeed they have become. Hopefully we will be able to join them again this coming year.

Specifically Recommend:

Andy’s bird knowledge and their enthusiasm for Mull in general

Local Gems:

The Sea Eagles (Andy knows where to find them!)

En Route:

Oban is a delight

Sue C from Morecombe, Lancs - 7th Dec 2011

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recommended place to stay

Recommended on 07/12/2011
By Sue C from Morecambe

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Review Review No. 11 of 16

Recommended by:

Tony and Doreen W from Halesowen

Our party:
  • Adults:
  • Ages:
  •  
  • 2
  • 75 - 80
  •  
Stayed:

7 Nights
May - 2011

Wanted:
  • Relaxing
  • Touring
  • Wildlife Photography
  • Walking
  • Beach / Sea
  • Shopping
  • Entertainment
  • Local Food
Summary:

“Delightful hosts in wonderful surroundings provided an experience which would delight any ardent naturalist.”

Our stay with Andy and Diana was perfect in every respect, apart from one or two slight blips in the weather.

Wild Cottage is delightful, both outside and in, and is set in glorious, quiet surroundings very close to the sea, the Craignure Ferry, and to the main routes around the island.

The very natural garden is blessed with a range of bird species, including Goldfinch, Chaffinch, Siskin, Redpoll, Blue Tit, Great Tit and Coal Tit, all of which are attracted to feeders set up very near to the house, bringing the birds within close viewing distance of the lovely conservatory where we took our meals.

Andy and Diana were very welcoming and met our every need. The food can only be described as gourmet in character, and our evening meals were enhanced by the company of our host and hostess who dined with us.

Wild Cottage is particularly suited to people interested in wildlife, particularly as Andy is President of Mull Bird Society and a very knowledgeable naturalist.

Specifically Recommend:

For birdwatchers, and indeed for people interested in many other aspects of natural history, the location of Wild Cottage is heavenly.

Local Gems:

There is a reasonable country pub and one or two shops three miles away, opposite the Craignure Ferry.

The very picturesque Duart Castle is also very close and offers splendid views in all directions.

Tony and Doreen - Halesowen - 7.12.11

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recommended place to stay

Recommended on 07/12/2011
By Tony and Doreen W from Halesowen

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Review Review No. 10 of 16

Recommended by:

Dorothy R from Bieldside

Our party:
  • Adults:
  • Ages:
  •  
  • 1
  • 80s
  •  
Stayed:

7 Nights
September - 2011

Wanted:
  • Relaxing
  • Touring
  • Walking
  • Beach / Sea
  • Shopping
  • Entertainment
  • Local Food
Summary:

“Quiet and interesting”

The accommodation was very comfortable and quiet.

The vegetarian food was delicious and very well presented.

The hosts were very friendly and helpful.

Specifically Recommend:

Very good food.

Not on through road

Local Gems:

Castle Duart with cafe.

En Route:

Travelling Aberdeen to Oban. Pottery in Glen Shee, delicious food served.

Mrs Dorothy R - Bieldside - Sept 2011

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recommended place to stay

Recommended on 26/09/2011
By Dorothy R from Bieldside

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Review Review No. 9 of 16

Recommended by:

George S from Thornaby

Our party:
  • Adults:
  • Ages:
  •  
  • 2
  • 73 - 75
  •  
Stayed:

6 Nights
July - 2011

Wanted:
  • Relaxing
  • Walking
  • Beach / Sea
  • Birdwatching, Wildlife
  • Touring
  • Shopping
  • Entertainment
  • Local Food
Summary:

“Relaxing, exciting, adventurous and the opportunity to make friends with the Oldacres”

The website description of Wild Cottage was spot-on. It is in the quiet secluded village of Lochdon, yet is very handy for the ferry at Craignure (only 15 minutes drive). Duart castle is just down the road. Its situation makes it ideal for driving anywhere on the island.

The garden is a haven for small birds, and deer roam right up to the garden gate.

The comfortable bedroom is downstairs and gives you complete privacy if you require it. The atmosphere is cosy and comfortable allowing you to relax completely

Specifically Recommend:

Diana’s cooking is superb. Not just the breakfasts (Andy’s Wild Cottage muesli is well worth checking out as well) but, given reasonable notice, she can prepare an evening meal to die for!

Ask Andy and Diana about the best places to see wildlife. If they don’t know nobody does!

Local Gems:

The Mediterranea restaurant in Salen (good italian food)

The boat trip from Ulva Ferry to Staffa (Fingals cave) and the Isle of Lunga (here you will see wall-to-wall Puffins in the nesting season).

The RSPB hide at Loch Frisa to see the white tailed Eagles.

Ardalanish Weavers and lazing on Ardalanish beach.

En Route:

Our journey from Teesside to Oban. Inveruglas, Loch Lomond - a good spot for toilets and a cup of coffee after negotiating the rigours of getting round Glasgow

George S, Thornaby, July 2011

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recommended place to stay

Recommended on 29/07/2011
By George S from Thornaby

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Review Review No. 8 of 16

Recommended by:

Andy & Lynn S from York

Our party:
  • Adults:
  • Ages:
  •  
  • 2
  • 53
  •  
Stayed:

1 Nights
August - 2010

Wanted:
  • Relaxing
  • Walking
  • Touring
  • Wildlife
  • Beach / Sea
  • Shopping
  • Entertainment
  • Local Food
Summary:

“Wild Cottage is a gem, Mull is gorgeous”

We were on Mull by accident rather than design and we made a booking by telephone on the day. Wild Cottage stands out for us as a very lucky find. Andrew & Diana’s helpfulness and warm welcome were outstanding

This B&B is situated in a small village about a 10 minute drive (30 minutes by bike) from Craignure where the Oban ferry docks several times a day. The property is relatively new but fits in well with other local buildings and is a pleasant place to arrive.

Our bedroom was nicely appointed and the bed comfortable. Tea and coffee were provided along with rather nice homemade biscuits. Although we did not have an evening meal (we went to watch for otters!) the food on offer looked tempting.

Breakfast was simply fantastic both in terms of variety and quality, the best we had whilst staying in a range of accommodation including several up-market hotels. The quality of the breakfast was complimented by the rather nice conservatory where meals are served.

Specifically Recommend:

Andrew and Diana are very knowledgeable about Mull and will clearly do their best to help their guests get what they want from their stay.

They were not in any way pushy but very willing to answer questions about Mull, a place they clearly love. Andrew and Diana were perfect hosts.

Local Gems:

Our stay on Mull was very short, but we thought the gardens at Torosay were enchanting.

Duart Castle is definitely worth a visit. Both properties have nice light snacks on offer, the home baking at Torosay was outstanding.

Andy & Lynn - York

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recommended place to stay

Recommended on 09/09/2010
By Andy & Lynn S from York

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Review Review No. 7 of 16

Recommended by:

Barbara & Graham B from Dronfield

Our party:
  • Adults:
  • Ages:
  •  
  • 2
  • 64
  •  
Stayed:

5 Nights
June - 2010

Wanted:
  • Walking
  • Wildlife
  • Relaxing
  • Touring
  • Beach / Sea
  • Shopping
  • Entertainment
  • Local Food
Summary:

“Superb - we cannot wait to return”

The position of the accommodation was superb for access to the ferry at Craignure and to Grasspoint where wildlife viewing is superb.

The choice and quality of food was excellent

The owners offer a very warm welcome and provided a range of maps and reference books for guests to use.

Specifically Recommend:

The range of food on offer at meal times was excellent and would do credit to a top class hotel.

Local Gems:

We enjoyed a day with Sea Life Surveys from Tobermory.

B&GB - Dronfield

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recommended place to stay

Recommended on 12/08/2010
By Barbara & Graham B from Dronfield

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Review Review No. 6 of 16

Recommended by:

Marion O from Stoke on Trent

Our party:
  • Adults:
  • Ages:
  •  
  • 4
  • 56 - 69
  •  
Stayed:

4 Nights
July - 2010

Wanted:
  • Relaxing
  • Walking
  • Touring
  • Beach / Sea
  • Shopping
  • Entertainment
  • Local Food
Summary:

“As Munro baggers we visit Scotland twice a year each year and this is the best B & B we have stayed in”

After a nine hour journey it was lovely to be met at the door by Andy and Diana. The description in the advert did not actually do Wild Cottage justice.

Nothing was too much trouble for them and the standard of both the accommodation and the food was excellent. When I mentioned that ginger ice cream was my favourite I was presented with a scoop with my dessert even though this was not on the menu. Both the breakfast and the evening meals were worthy of 5 stars.

The garden is a haven for bird life. Andy and Diana are very keen bird watchers and encourage birds through the planting and feeders throughout the property. It was a treat for us to watch the birds feeding while we ate our meals.

One great bonus is that the garden is a midge-free zone.

It is probably the best B & B we have stayed in

Specifically Recommend:

The quality of both the food and the rooms was 5 star. There was a wide range of flavoured tea, coffee and drinking chocolate in the room and each day we were provided with the most delicious homemade biscuits.

Be Aware:

There is no separate lounge for guests but there are seats in the conservatory, where the meals are served, should you wish to relax after your meal

Local Gems:

Duart Castle is worth a visit but is not really suitable for people who have mobility problems as the upper rooms are reached via a spiral staircase. They do, however, provide a television on the ground floor which has video footage of the upper rooms.

Calgary Bay is well worth a visit for those who like pure white sand.

Marion from Stoke on Trent

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recommended place to stay

Recommended on 26/07/2010
By Marion O from Stoke on Trent

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Review Review No. 5 of 16

Recommended by:

D&S.S from Chudleigh

Our party:
  • Adults:
  • Ages:
  •  
  • 2
  • 58 & 62
  •  
Stayed:

3 Nights
November - 2009

Wanted:
  • Relaxing
  • Bird, Otter & Wildlife Spotting
  • Walking
  • Touring
  • Beach / Sea
  • Shopping
  • Entertainment
  • Local Food
Summary:

“We went to see eagles and otters and we saw both and much much more”

The accommodation was modern and extremely comfortable. The house was in a quiet corner, two minutes’ walk from the loch and was surrounded by a natural wildlife garden.

The room was en-suite and with television and tea and coffee-making facilities. The most delicious flapjack was provided instead of boring biscuits.

Our hosts had birding and wildlife interests and were therefore very helpful in pointing us to the parts of the island where we were most likely to see eagles and otters.

Specifically Recommend:

Accommodation included bed and a substantial breakfast menu of local produce. Evening meals were optional and well priced. The menu was very varied, including vegetarian dishes, with an option of 2, 3, or 4 courses. A good packed lunch was also an option and all the food we had was excellent.

Andy & Diana are keen bird watchers and wildlife enthusiasts and as well as their helpful tips, there were books and maps available to look at. They have a comprehensive list of DVDs available, at no cost, for those cold wet evenings.

Be Aware:

Booking an evening meal is essential as there are very few local eating places, and I doubt that any could compare either on price or quality. A packed lunch is also essential if you are doing a wildlife holiday.

Local Gems:

We visited the Tobermory distillery where we had a whisky tasting before buying some malts to take home.

En Route:

We were taking a 3 night break on Mull between a conference in Edinburgh and visiting relatives in Cumbria. We used a cheap, cheerful and clean B&B in Oban before we crossed to the Island on the first ferry

DS AND S from Chudleigh

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recommended place to stay

Recommended on 11/11/2009
By D&S.S from Chudleigh

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Review Review No. 4 of 16

Recommended by:

P van B from Vlaardingen NL

Our party:
  • Adults:
  • Ages:
  •  
  • 2
  • 29 & 38
  •  
Stayed:

3 Nights
August - 2009

Wanted:
  • Relaxing
  • Walking
  • Touring
  • Whiskey & Wildlife!
  • Beach / Sea
  • Shopping
  • Entertainment
  • Local Food
Summary:

“The Hebrides are the most beautiful isles of the world”

The Wild Cottage is on the beautiful Isle of Mull. The isle has a staggering wild feeling. The Wild Cottage is located a few miles from the ferry from Oban. It is situated near Loch Don, a small sea loch.

It is practically the last village before a long drive through southern Mull in the direction of Iona. Nearby is an old bridge. The garden is designed for nature and is visited by a lot of birds.

The house has a lovely closed veranda for dinner and breakfast - a good Scottish one!

Specifically Recommend:

The visit to Staffa is really spectacular. The drive along the shore is breathtaking.

Local Gems:

We visited Staffa, the spectacular island.
Iona is worth a visit.

P van B from the Netherlands

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recommended place to stay

Recommended on 08/11/2009
By P van B from Vlaardingen NL

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Review Review No. 3 of 16

Recommended by:

Ron B from Crawley

Our party:
  • Adults:
  • Ages:
  •  
  • 2
  • 65 - 77
  •  
Stayed:

4 Nights
October - 2009

Wanted:
  • Relaxing
  • Walking
  • Touring
  • Wildlife And Birds
  • Beach / Sea
  • Shopping
  • Entertainment
  • Local Food
Summary:

“It is probably the best B&B my wife and I have stayed in. A wonderful five days full of memorable scenery and friendliness”

After a seven hour long journey by road and ferry we were met at the front door and made most welcome. We were given assistance with our luggage to our room. Our room was spotlessly clean like the rest of the house and the owners were exceedingly friendly and helpful, despite an unfortunate power failure just after we arrived (Not their fault!). We were provided with candles, matches and good humour.

My wife and I were very impressed with the variety of food provided for all the guests staying during our stay, food which was cooked to perfection and first class. No selection from the daily menu was considered too much trouble. Our hosts provided us with all the local sightseeing information we asked for and made our stay a very memorable one, so much so that we definitely intend returning in the not too distant future.

Specifically Recommend:

A warm and friendly welcome, really first class food, far better than any local restaurant in the area.

Very comfortable beds.

The owners have an extremely good knowledge of the local wild life and birds in the area. They are able to arrange all sorts of wild life watching excursions and are well connected to local operators in the area who undertake both boat and land trips around the island, well worth doing!

Be Aware:

Nothing - we both found no need or desire to complain about any thing at all.

Local Gems:

The distillery at Tobermory. Duart Castle, a visit to Iona and all the local points of interest both of historical and natural beauty.

En Route:

Travelling from Ayr to Oban then on to the Isle of Mull by ferry. We stopped at the Green Wellington an the A75 for lunch. Very good.

Ron B from Crawley

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recommended place to stay

Recommended on 05/11/2009
By Ron B from Crawley

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Review Review No. 2 of 16

Recommended by:

Chris F from Ulverston

Our party:
  • Adults:
  • Ages:
  •  
  • 4
  • 59 - 71
  •  
Stayed:

3 Nights
September - 2009

Wanted:
  • Relaxing
  • Touring
  • Walking
  • Beach / Sea
  • Shopping
  • Entertainment
  • Local Food
Summary:

“We went specifically to try and see Otters, Sea and Golden Eagles in the wild - that’s what we did and more!”

Excellent accommodation close to the shore of Loch Don, within 10 mins of the Ferry at Criagnure, Duart and Torosay Castles. Mull is one of, if not THE best places to see Otters and of course Sea and Golden Eagles in the wild. The scenery isn’t bad either!

The welcome on arrival, standard of both accommodation and meals, and attention to detail of the owners (for example when it became clear we all preferred decaffeinated coffee this was put in our rooms) all exceeded our expectations. Rated as 3 star (due to size of bedrooms), but everything was far better.

Specifically Recommend:

Clean accommodation, excellent hosts who have a wealth of knowledge and contacts, and excellent food (breakfast and evening meals - if you want the latter).

Be Aware:

Don’t forget to take some Avon Skin so Soft if you are going in the midge season

Local Gems:

Duart Castle, Torosay Castle and Gardens.
Nearest pub, Craignure Inn
Mull Wildlife Tours and no visit to Mull would be complete without a visit to Tobermory (especially of you’ve young children or grandchildren)

En Route:

We travelled from Ulverston (Southern Lake District) via Oban and stopped on shores of Loch Lomond (Firken Point) for a comfort break and to stretch our legs on the journey

Chris from Ulverston

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recommended place to stay

Recommended on 23/09/2009
By Chris F from Ulverston

WE CONFIRM that this review is authentic, having been written by a bona-fide paying guest, without incentive, and is factually accurate at the time of writing - Andy & Diana
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Recommended by:

John & Mary M from NZ

Our party:
  • Adults:
  • Ages:
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  • 2
  • 65
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Stayed:

2 Nights
August - 2008

Wanted:
  • Touring
  • Relaxing
  • Walking
  • Beach / Sea
  • Shopping
  • Entertainment
  • Local Food
Summary:

“The whole holiday was a wonderful varied experience”

The hosts of Wild Cottage were extremely knowledgeable about Mull’s unique environment e.g. great collection of brochures and books, could advise accurately on timing of trips and different access routes to Mull. They were welcoming, enthusiastic and friendly without being obtrusive into our limited time.

This property was listed as 3 star. We were in the UK for 2 months and this property was superior to all other 3 star and 4 star B&Bs that we stayed in.

The breakfast at Wild Cottage was exceptional and better than a 5 star hotel-motel we stayed at in St Albans. Wild Cottage breakfasts featured superb seasonal fruits.

Specifically Recommend:

Handy to ferry and road to Iona.

Quiet and peaceful in spite of being a busy period for visitors.

Local Gems:

Wild life tour watching eagles.
Day trip to Isle of Iona.

John and Mary from New Zealand

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recommended place to stay

Recommended on 22/08/2010
By John & Mary M from NZ

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