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Toll a Balla

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Your arrival at Craignure by Calmac ferry
On the wall is a facsimile of the letter Mendelssohn wrote from Mull.
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3 bedrooms
2 bathrooms
5 guests
1 night minimum
Cottage
Completely re-furbished to bring out its original features, this cottage by the sea, has exposed stone walls with original fireplaces. Quirky artwork and an eclectic library means that this little house offers more than a bland holiday apartment. The island provides fantastic opportunities to explore the natural environment - otters can be seen in the harbour, there are boat trips to see whales and dolphins, and landrover wildlife tours to see stags, seals and sea eagles. There is plenty of history, with castles, churches and stone circles, and a rich cultural calendar provided by the Mull Theatre, An Tobar Arts Centre and numerous arts groups and festivals. If it rains, the house itself has a fully equipped kitchen in which to perfect your culinary skills, and the Co-op is a few doors...Completely re-furbished to bring out its original features, this cottage by the sea, has exposed stone walls with original fireplaces. Quirky artwork and an eclectic library means that this little house offers more than a bland holiday apartment. The island provides fantastic opportunities to explore the natural environment - otters can be seen in the harbour, there are boat trips to see whales and dolphins, and landrover wildlife tours to see stags, seals and sea eagles. There is plenty of history, with castles, churches and stone circles, and a rich cultural calendar provided by the Mull Theatre, An Tobar Arts Centre and numerous arts groups and festivals. If it rains, the house itself has a fully equipped kitchen in which to perfect your culinary skills, and the Co-op is a few doors away in case you need more ingredients. One smaller room with a single bed is designed for children. The accommodation caters for four adults comfortably although a child could be added to that number. It is not ideal for very young children as there is no bath (just two showers). Access requires climbing 12 outside steps and all sleeping accommodation is upstairs, so it is not suitable for those unable to climb stairs. China and high quality cotton sheets and towels provide a country -house feel in a seaside cottage. you can have it all! More
House Rules
Pets Allowed: No
Smoking Allowed: No
Kid Friendly: Yes
Bathrooms
2 Showers
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Reviewed 31 August 2016

We stayed for a week in August. It's the perfect location to enjoy Tobermory - and the rest of Mull. The only thing between the house and the sea is the Mull ice cream shop. Parking was easy too. Super close to all shops and...More

Date of stay: August 2016
Thank stuart19151
Marilyn J, VR Owner at Toll a Balla, responded to this reviewResponded 1 September 2016

Thank you for your positive review. Do come back again Marilyn

Reviewed 13 May 2016

Thankyou for a lovely stay. The house was clean, tidy and well equipped. The location is perfect, very convenient with a view of the water.

Date of stay: April 2016
Thank sibcee
Reviewed 9 April 2016

The kids were enchanted, the house was perfect for our needs as a base with a cosy lounge that the pics did not do justice too - plenty of space and a lovely fire. The views from the windows were fabulous and the surrounding area...More

Date of stay: April 2016
Thank TheMMs
Marilyn J, VR Owner at Toll a Balla, responded to this reviewResponded 9 April 2016

Thank you for a positive review. I love the house and am thrilled when other people like it to. I will look into the knife situation. There should be steak knives and a knife block with kitchen knives. Please come back again Marilyn PS yes...More

Reviewed 8 August 2015

My family including an 18 and 23 year old had a lovely week staying in this house with our two dogs. The house is very well equipped, comfortable and in a brilliant location on the harbour. Set back from the street it never felt busy...More

Date of stay: July 2015
1  Thank Ryan J
Reviewed 6 July 2015

Don't be put off by the very bland external appearance of this cottage.Once through the front door it is a very comfortable cottage with harbour views.The two front bedrooms are equal in size with plenty of space.The third bedroom is really only suitable for children.The...More

Date of stay: June 2015
Thank Phillip015
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Reviewed 5 June 2015

We had a lovely stay in Tobermory in this cottage, despite rainy weather. It is very comfortable and cosy and has everything you could need for a holiday away. The location is perfect, right next to restaurants, bars, shops and the co-op which is open...More

Date of stay: June 2015
Thank Di S
Reviewed 30 May 2015

I stayed at Toll a Balla with my partner and two of our friends. The house was perfect for us, with plenty of dining and lounging space on the first floor (there was more seating in the living area than the photos would suggest), and...More

Date of stay: May 2015
Thank Nicholas S
Reviewed 20 May 2015

great accomodation, very clean and tidy, very convenient for us (baby cot, baby toys, washing machine which is also a dryer, high chair...), great location in Tobermory.

Date of stay: May 2015
Thank Marc C
Reviewed 13 April 2015

We arrived yesterday at Toll a Balla for a weeks self catering holiday in Mull. It would be fair to say that the reviews left on trip advisor, although positive, do not capture how quaint and quirky this property is. It has everything we need...More

Date of stay: April 2015
1  Thank PollyK74
Reviewed 13 January 2015

Firstly Marilyn was fantastic, and really tried her best to look after us when things went wrong. The house is in an incredible location , just off the high street and allowed us to pop out for 5 minutes for the bells at midnight on...More

Date of stay: December 2014
1  Thank Eleanor L
Marilyn J, VR Owner at Toll a Balla, responded to this reviewResponded 14 January 2015

Thanks Eleanor for your feedback. I have taken your comments on board. Please come back in the summer and see Mull, and Toll a Balla at its best. Marilyn

Amenities
Pets Allowed: No
Smoking Allowed: No
Kid Friendly: Yes
DVD Player
Suitable For Children Under 5
Dishwasher
Dryer
Fireplace
Freezer
Refrigerator
Hairdryer
Highchair
Internet Access
Iron
Kettle
Linens Provided
Microwave
Ocean Views
Cable/satellite TV
Cooker
Telephone
Toaster
Towels Provided
TV
Washer
Wi-Fi
Fishing Nearby
Golf Course Is On Site Or Within 15 Mins Walk
Watersports Nearby
Cycling Trips
Hiking Trips
Rural/Countryside Retreats
Short Term Rentals (4 Days Or Fewer)
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About the neighbourhood
There is plenty to do - Whale and dolphin watching, wildlife tours to see nesting sea eagles. There are otters in the bay and the famous ginger Tobermory cat can often be seen in our garden - escaping from his fans. Bikes can be hired from Browns the ironmongers. There is much to see of historical interest - get your bearings from the local museum about 100 yards away along the Main Street. Within walking distance there is a distillery,a chocolate factory, an ice-cream shop, a bakery and a cheese farm - what more does anyone need.
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