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“Lovely cottage in fabulous location”
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32 reviews
Your arrival at Craignure by Calmac ferry
Colourful Tobermory harbour - children will know it as Balamory
the kitchen which leads off the living room
view from the master bedroom
the study area of the living room
the downstairs loo and shower
staircase to the bedrooms and upstairs bathroom
The second double bedroom
Upstairs shower
The 'Peploe' in the kitchen is oil on canvas. Presumably a student's copy as it cost only £10!!
On the wall is a facsimile of the letter Mendelssohn wrote from Mull.
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Cottage -
3 Bedrooms, 2 Bathrooms, Sleeps 5
Tobermory, Isle of Mull, The Hebrides, Scotland

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Chris B
Level 5 Contributor
79 reviews
18 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
“Lovely cottage in fabulous location”
Reviewed August 10, 2014 for a stay in August 2014

If it is all about the location, then Toll a Balla is just perfect. Situated on the front at Tobermory it is walking distance from all amenities and an ideal spot from which to explore Mull. The cottage was beautifully clean and well presented, the kitchen well stocked with utensils and plenty of towels in the bathrooms. We even had a visit from the Tobermory Cat!! Overall we could not have asked for more.

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Management Response
Aug 17, 2014
Thank you so much for your positive review.
I have sent a copy to Zoe who cleans for me, as I know she does a very good job of keeping the house in good order. I have had 25 sets of visitors since I started letting the house last year, so it gets a lot of use.
I hope you will come to Toll a Balla again.
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JC_Paris1...
Paris, France
Level 1 Contributor
4 reviews
“In the perfect place to visit Mull and rest”
Reviewed July 22, 2014 for a stay in July 2014

Tobermory is the right place to stay on Mull as the village is the biggest on the island with a few restaurants and nice shops. The apartment is located in the very heart of the harbour. Anyway, it is absolutely peaceful and quiet !
There is a lovely sight from the flat onto the sea. It is very convenient for the amenities, especially after a hiking's day. The supermarket is just 2 minutes away, and the bakery not much farther.
Mull is exquisite and deserves much time to be discovered, so the whole week at the flat was never boring...
The flat was well-equipped, with three bedrooms, among which one designed for children (2 small beds). That was cute.
The place has got 2 toilets, which is also quite convenient, especially as the bedrooms are located upstairs.
The living room might be a bit dark, but the bedrooms are very pleasant and light. They are rather spacious.
So a good place to stay that can be recommanded.

Traveling group: Spouse/Partner
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Management Response
Aug 17, 2014
So pleased you enjoyed your stay, and I hope you will find time to come to Toll a Balla again to see all the island has to offer.

Marilyn
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Adrienne...
Coatbridge, United Kingdom
2 reviews
“lovely !”
Reviewed May 27, 2014 for a stay in April 2014

This lovely wee place is tucked just of the main street and is fabulous. It has 3 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms, and the living room has a beautiful log burning fire. When we were there it was sunny so we did not need this, however, i'm sure it would be warm and cosy in the winter months. A wee gem in a lovely island, and close to the main street for the pubs and other attractions in mull and Iona. I stayed with friends and would definately go back at this time.

Traveling group: Friends
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Management Response
May 30, 2014
Thank you for your warm words. I am pleased you love the house as much as I do.
I keep intending to write the history of house and its art works but somehow never get around to it.

Marilyn
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skibill
Aberdeen, United Kingdom
Level 6 Contributor
92 reviews
30 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
“Great location!”
Reviewed May 18, 2014 for a stay in May 2014
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There were 4 adults staying here for 3 nights. Perfect location with easy parking and easy walking to a variety of restaurants for breakfast and dinner. We didn't cook any meals at the apartment as we were being "on vacation"! We were close to the boat dock for the Staffa Trennish Island tour which was excellent. Cafe Fish was our favorite and Galleon Grill and Western Isles Hotel were good for dinner. We went to the bakery each morning for breakfast and it opened at 8.
A good map of the island could be included in the "papers" of info. The beds were comfy and the living room had adequate seating for 4. Easy to find upon arrival.

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Lockygirl...
Liverpool, United Kingdom
Level 2 Contributor
5 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Brilliant Location”
Reviewed March 9, 2014 for a stay in February 2014

We stayed here for a long weekend in February the cottage location is fabolous with amazing views over the harbour.The self catering facilities are really good & provide everything you require the double bedrooms are both of a good size & the log burner is jus lovely to sit in of the evening & relax with . There are a few pubs & restaurants within walking distance & a co op a stones throw away for your necessities . The cottage has been redecorated & is an ideal base to use to explore the island. Looking forward to returning in the Summer Thank you x

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janjan
SCOTLAND
Level 4 Contributor
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Fab Location!!”
Reviewed January 12, 2014 for a stay in September 2013
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Stayed here for long weekend in September . Location is fab right on sea front .
house is lovely , lovely artwork and quirky objects , lovely log burning fire , Kitchen is so well equipped best of any holiday rental I have ever stayed in and no need to take ANY kitchen condiments as everything ( and more) is there that you will ever need ! Beds super comfortable and lovely window seats with great views .2 shower rooms , lots of towels and bed linen . Loved just being able to pop along to shops and pubs and have no uphill walk !!! would definitely go back !!

Traveling group: Extended Family
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brian2000...
Lanark, United Kingdom
Level 3 Contributor
10 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Great accomodation and great location, highly reccomend”
Reviewed October 14, 2013 for a stay in October 2013

Hi stayed here when competing in the annual Mull rally. Accommodation was great and very comfortable and location was excellent being bang in the centre of Tobermory's main street, but with it sitting slightly back from the road it was ultra peaceful.
Lovely views over the bay. I have already booked for next year.
Brian

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