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Toll a Balla

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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
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Reviewed 31 October 2014

My wife and I were here for 5 days in October with two teenage daughters. Location of property is excellent, handy for shops/pubs/restaurants etc Property is tastefully decorated with some very interesting art pieces dotted around. Lovely and cosy with the radiators but very toasty...More

Date of stay: October 2014
Thank philp938
Reviewed 20 October 2014

Hi just back from Mull First of all with friends and then family. Excellent accommodation. This is the second time we have used it and we will be back again next year. Location is excellent and it's great having a washing machine and dryer, loved...More

Date of stay: October 2014
Thank brian200000
Reviewed 23 September 2014

It's taken my a while to write this as I've been a tad busy. But it is a wonderful house in the centre of the village almost opposite the the fish and chip van on the harbour. I've called it a hidden gem because it's...More

Date of stay: June 2014
1  Thank Spoc47
Reviewed 19 August 2014

I pinched myself every time we walked out of the gate, the location was so superb. Right on the seafront with a joy of a view out of the bedroom window. The only downside was that I found it a little damp and wished there...More

Date of stay: August 2014
Thank Strawberryserge
Marilyn J, VR Owner at Toll a Balla, responded to this reviewResponded 27 August 2014

I am sorry you found the house 'damp'. There is no mains gas on the island, so we have to use storage heating. This involves knowing a day in advance if you are gong to need them. During the winter, I leave them on permanently,...More

Reviewed 10 August 2014 via mobile

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...More

Date of stay: August 2014
Thank chrisbK7498FU
Marilyn J, VR Owner at Toll a Balla, responded to this reviewResponded 18 August 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...More

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Reviewed 23 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...More

Date of stay: July 2014
Thank JC_Paris19
Marilyn J, VR Owner at Toll a Balla, responded to this reviewResponded 18 August 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

Reviewed 27 May 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,...More

Date of stay: April 2014
Thank adie baby w
Marilyn J, VR Owner at Toll a Balla, responded to this reviewResponded 30 May 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

Reviewed 19 May 2014

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...More

Date of stay: May 2014
1  Thank skibill
Reviewed 10 March 2014 via mobile

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...More

Date of stay: February 2014
Thank Lockygirl14
Reviewed 12 January 2014

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...More

Date of stay: September 2013
1  Thank janjan
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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