What a beautiful cottage in a spectacular setting on the shores of loch scridian.
A well equipped cottage, with fantastic decor. The views over to the mountains are just amazing at this time of the year.
A great place to see wildlife, eagles, harriers, seals, deer, owls, wildfowl.
The local residents were so friendly, didn’t want to leave.
By Claire stayed in January 2018
Of all the places we have visited, Mull is certainly our favourite and we've come almost each year for the past 10 years, usually staying at Tobermory.
Our usual B&B being unavailable, we decided to stay at Smithy House this time. And we're so happy we did ! It has been a wonderful Christmas escape here at Smithy House and we loved every minute of it.
The cottage is so comfortable, cosy and warm ! We felt very welcome.
The view from the cottage is to die for (with snow on Ben More) and it's a great location for wildlife : we saw many otters on Loch Scridain (some at walking distance from the cottage), a seal from our bedroom window, and « cherry on the cake » : a couple of golden eagles at the beautiful Kilvickeon beach near Bunessan (got soaked on the way back : strong wind and drizzle ! But still happy).
This is a Christmas holiday we will never forget. We can't wait to be back to this wonderful cottage !
By Nathalie & Daniel Capillon stayed in December 2017
We thoroughly enjoyed staying at Smithy House. Every thing to make it comfortable and homely had been considered and was of the highest quality.
The local hotel was open and very welcoming - we only had a drink there.
Do take the opportunity to buy local farmed mussels (yum, and very inexpensive) and to go to the Isle of Mull Weavers at Ardanlanish - they not only weave the most gorgeous fabric but they also have their own beef and lamb in the freezer. The beef that I bought was superb.
The Spa at Bunessan is tiny but has an amazingly good stock - if you cannot see it ask. Behind the Spa is the most wonderful secondhand bookshop, worth a look if only for its curiousity value. The pub in Bunessan made excellent homemade soup.
Mull was a wonderful relaxing week with walking, wildlife, birds, sealife, history and culture. We did not want to leave.
By Persephone Wynn stayed in September 2017
We had a wonderful stay at Smithy House. The cottage is gorgeous and furnished to a very high standard. Beds very comfortable with a fantastic view of the loch and its wildlife.
From breakfast taking in the view, to evenings by the cosy stove the cottage was a delight.
The hotel nearby was closed while we were there but when open it would be useful for meals out. Make sure that you do a good shop before arrival as although there is a little shop/cafe a mile or so away the nearest spar is Bunessan.. about 20 min drive.
The only real problem we found though was leaving.
By Ben Reinsch stayed in August 2017