Highs - Great Location, quaint and Idyllic.
Lows - The place looks bigger on the website (10/10 for your photographer), The kitchen equipment is sparse, no colander/sieve, 2 small pans. The sofa bed is impossible to sleep on for more than a couple of nights as its not aligned properly and there are gaps in the sections. TV didn't work (although Caroline fixed it within hours). Its generally clean but there were cobwebs in the corners of the ceiling. Left after 5 nights .
If you want somewhere cosy for a couple of nights then its fine, anymore is pushing it.
By robert barker stayed in September 2018
Editor's Note: Thank you for the feedback. Owners are putting in a new sofa bed on 28.09.18.
Absolutely beautiful cottage in a stunning location!
This was our first visit to mull and definitely won’t be our last. It is like a little slice of heaven on earth. The bothy was exceptionally clean on our arrival. Little additions of flowers, biscuits and wine was a lovely welcoming touch. The bothy was very well stocked. It had everything we could possibly need with the exception of a colander but a pan lid sufficed. Internet was very slow and there was no telephone signal but for us that was one of the perks of staying there! My only criticism of the facilities would be that it had no drying facilities aside a pulley in the kitchen. A washer/drier would have been a big benefit to wash towels rather than use the same ones for a week.
Though we loved this cottage and had a fantastic time the down side for us was the sofa bed. It was comfortable and big enough for two but after a few days We really did miss the comfort of a proper bed. All that said we had a fantastic time waking up with cows and sheep in the garden, watching the sea lap at the shore and snuggling down of an evening with the wood burning glowing.
By Zoey stayed in August 2018
We loved this little place. The location was perfect for us - we wanted a retreat away from it all, and that's what this is. We saw an otter doing the backstroke past the doorstep and a sea eagle a few minutes' walk along the (very quiet, single-track) road. You can hear the loch lapping the shore in the night and can have your morning cuppa on the beach. The Dorran cottage is on the same site, but the Bothy still felt completely private - partly because its orientation is different: it's at a right-angle to The Dorran and closer to the loch.
We had a few problems which were nothing to do with the cottage and Norman, the estate manager, went above and beyond in his efforts to help us solve them. In fact, everyone we met on Mull was warm and helpful.
Obviously, we knew we were staying on a sofa bed from the property description, and we wouldn't change this because the cottage is small and perfectly formed... but I would be cautious about staying here if you have back problems: I'm 40-ish and fit, but longed for my own bed after a few days. Having said that, if someone had told me I could stay another week, I'd have done it in a heartbeat. We got back yesterday and have already booked another Isle of Mull cottage for next April. We have fallen in love with the place, and will always remember the little thatched Bothy as being a small slice of heaven.
Incidentally, all of the little touches - wine, flowers, biscuits, great decor, fluffy towels - add to the feeling of a luxury retreat. The kitchen is as big as it looks in the photos, as is the shower room. Everything is beautifully new and clean.
Go on: book. You won't be sorry.
By Sarah stayed in August 2018
First of all let me say what a wonderful location, overlooking Loch Scridain.
Peace and tranquillity can be found here with just the wildlife for company. The property is small but as I was staying on my own was ideal for me and would be suitable for a couple.
The property was well presented and was equipped with everything you need for a self catering holiday. The only thing I needed to bring was food and drink.
Bottle of wine,(even though I don't drink wine) and a box of shortbread biscuits awaiting on the table on arrival. A nice touch I thought.
On arrival I knew I was going to have problems with the height of the doorway! I'm not tall (5' 9") but I did wonder how many times I was going to bang my head before the end of my stay. As it turned out, at least ten times with the last exit on day of departure one to remember, giving me a whopping headache! Note to self, be more careful!!
If I was being pedantic, some adjustments could be made to improve your stay but this would be more a personal choice.
Non stick pans would be of benefit!
Wifi went down on the evening of my arrival Friday, and wasn't rectified until the Monday. Contacted the manager who was away but was extremely helpful and requested someone to come around and have a look. As it happened a couple of the properties nearby had gone down so no fault can be attached. When it did work it was incredibly slow. Not a big issue for me but it may be for some.
There is no mobile phone signal at the property but there is a home telephone that you can use on an honesty basis.
All in all I had a fantastic week and would definitely go back. Ideal for a couple or the single person and you can't fail to fall in love with the property and the location.
Mull lived up to all my expectations and more. I went there predominantly for the wildlife and wasn't disappointed. A trip to see the white tailed eagles is a must for bird lovers. Otters on your doorstep if you're lucky. I also took a trip to Iona, beautiful!
Thank you Isle of Mull cottages and thank you Scotland!
By David Edwards stayed in July 2018
Fisherman's Bothy is just beautiful, though as others have said, it's pretty small. Its location can't be beaten - that view on to the loch as soon as you step out the door is wonderful. Fisherman's Bothy, upon our arrival, was extremely clean, and we felt the wine and biscuits that had bee left was a very nice gesture. The bothy is reasonably close to Tiroran Bay, where there is a beautiful gin outlet, masquerading as a coofee shop. Everything about this is great, including the owner's warm welcome and good humour.
The last thing I'd say about Fisherman's Bothy is that, despite being reassured beforehand by the booking agency that the bedding (i.e. duvet and pillows) was synthetic as opposed to feather-filled (I'm very allergic to feathers) we arrived to find feathers pillows and a feather duvet used as a mattress topper. Thankfully I was able to get hold of the house keeper, Caroline, the next day, after an uncomfortable night's sleep, and she was extremely apologetic and hadn't been informed of my allergies beforehand. Caroline replaced the bedding that same day. The booking agency have apologised though this incident has made me a bit reluctant to book with them in future.
By Paula Ferguson stayed in July 2018
Editor's Note: Glad you enjoyed your stay. We couldn't find any record of you having requested non-feather bedding when you called on arrival, but great that Caroline was able to sort it out in good time for you. Our apologies for the miscommunication.