The Fishermans Bothy was everything that we hoped for, clean and cosy in an idyllic location. We saw Otters, a Red Deer Stag, Mergansers etc.A beautiful place to stay away from it all.Thank you for the wine and biscuits that were left for us when we arrived. We highly recommend the Bothy, a fabulous place to stay.
By Andrew and Marie Kyle stayed in September 2023
Stayed in the bothy for the first time definitely won’t be the last. Exceptionally clean. Everything you need for self catering. Bothy was so cosy and warm. The views were amazing , we sat and watched a pod of dolphins one night in the garden. We’ve been staying on mull for quite a few years and this is the best cottage we have stayed in. I can’t recommend enough !!! Can’t wait for our return : )
By Donna Avison stayed in August 2023
The fifth time we have stayed in this lovely little bothy.
Glorious weather this time. Kayaked , walked, climbed Ben More. Herons,mergansers,geese and goslings sea eagles (but no otters, alas).will have to come back
By Maggie stayed in June 2023
The perfect location for such a lovely cottage, right by the water ideal for morning swims and paddle boarding, as well as for wildlife spotting. We loved waking up to the sheep and neighbouring chickens just outside the window and the chatty wee garden birds (recommend bringing some birdseed to pop out on the fence). Really cosy cottage, in an idyllic location, well equipped and very homely to come in to. Had a great week exploring the Isle of Mull and can't wait to return to the island, as well as the this lovely Bothy. Thank you!
By Beth & Scott stayed in June 2023
Charming, well equipped and cosy old bothy in a beautiful setting near the remote and spectacular Burg peninsula. Perfect for two people who get along well! Great area for seeing otters and white-tailed eagles as well as divers, mergansers and wading birds.
By Catherine stayed in January 2023
Lovely little cottage, idyllic location. We spent Christmas there and had a lovely time chilling out in front of the log burner. We saw otters and eagles during our stay (not from the cottage but not far away). Will definitely come back.
By Lorna Wilson stayed in December 2022
Lovely spot right on the loch. Fantastic location for wildlife spotting. Otters every day within 2-3 minutes of the bothy, Sparrowhawk, WT Eagles, Hen Harriers and a whole host of other wildlife on the doorstep. Pretty well equipped and very snug.
By Stephen Halls stayed in October 2022
The whole package was just perfect. The Bothy is cozy and well equipped. The setting is beautiful and peaceful beyond belief. Mull is amazing. So many beautiful walks, stunning scenery and fantastic wildlife. I’ll definitely be back.
By Giles stayed in August 2022
The fourth time we have stayed in this lovely little cottage. Appreciated the wine and biscuits. Weather not great this year, but saw wildlife; lovely walks. Did things we hadn't done previously. will come again
By Margaret MacMillan stayed in June 2022
Both the Bothy and Isle of Mull Cottages don’t disappoint. Great to work with, very responsive and helpful. Nice quiet location, has everything you need. Loved exploring and just sitting at the ‘beach’ at low tide, watching the wildlife, and having morning coffee on the patio. Mind your head going through the door though! Highly recommend the Fisherman’s Bothy.
By Dean and Deb McCahan stayed in June 2022
Lovely, cosy and characterful cottage in a great location for all the things I'd planned to do. Was lucky to see red deer, golden eagle, sea eagles and otters among other things on a great NatureScot wildlife tour of the island. The treats waiting on the table when I arrived were a lovely surprise and greatly appreciated. The scenic route to Salen and over to Ulva is an amazing drive with wonderful scenery. A week wasn't long enough to enjoy all that Mull has to offer - was sad to leave but look forward to a return visit.
By Susan Joslin stayed in May 2022
We loved our week in this beautiful little cottage, peaceful and quiet in a lovely location. Plenty of wildlife to watch with a bottle of wine and a bbq on the beach. Comfortable and well equipped we would highly recommend to anyone wanting a quiet break surrounded by nature.
By Peter and Ann stayed in May 2022
Very cosy property with nice detail of vaulted roof and wall ledges reminiscent of Hebridean black houses. Quite small inside but adequate for two with comfortable sofa bed. Heating was more than adequate - if anything we were too warm! Fantastic location on shore of loch. Otters very nearby - walk back down road for quarter mile to bench overlooking the loch, and we saw otters on different days in the half mile stretch beyond that. Also Great Northern Divers (rare but not here!), lots of buzzards close up. White tailed and Golden eagles also encountered.
By Julian stayed in January 2022
Lovely little cottage very cosy.. Great location to drive around the Island.. Was clean on arrival with a bottle of wine and biscuits to great us.. A lot of attention to detail making it feel like home for the week.. Did not want to leave at the end of our stay.. Will be back
By Helen stayed in November 2021
First time on Mull and certainly not the last! The Bothy was in an idyllic setting and the views stunning. Saw plenty wildlife and loved that part of the island, very quiet.
By Maggie stayed in September 2021
Property was as described in the brochure, probably smaller than anticipated but not a problem, location was to die for and was probably in an ideal location for the island as a whole. The walk to the fossil tree is a lot longer than you think particularly if you walk from the Bothy but well worth the effort. Ignore the signs that say the landslide makes the walk out of bounds, it doesn't you just need to take a bit more care.
The trip to Iona and then on to Staffa is unmissable what a treat!!
By Steve Parkes stayed in June 2021
Glorious location, scenery, and look of the Bothy. Wonderfully remote which is exactly what we wanted. Equipped with everything we wanted. Just be aware of very basic broadband. Couldn't get the TV to work, but that was not a problem. Would thoroughly recommned
By Peter & Katherine Emblin stayed in May 2021
Fabulous ! Exactly what we wanted , a few days away from civilisation as we know it , we saw otters ,eagles ,
Salmon , had fabulous walks ,then home to fisherman’s Bothy .........couldn’t have been more perfect .
By Jill Byrne stayed in October 2020
A thatched cottage on Mull, simply wonderfull. Ideally placed to explore The Ross of Mull, so many walks, so much to see. Cosy with a woodburner after a day out. A warm Mull welcome on arrival, ideal for 2 keen walkers.
We would recommend the coastal walk to Lochbuie, or simply drive around. The Burg walk is stunning and further than you think. Head to the cliff walks, Iona of course and the wee island of Erraid, just walk over the sand. The tourist office at the Craignure ferry gave great detailed walks which were a superb addition to the local map. The Bothy in Mull, brilliant.
By Hamish & Marion stayed in March 2020
A week away from everything was what we were after & we got just that!
Being the first guests of 2020, we settled straight into our little home for the week. A fab little place for two to stay ????
Had everything we needed (except maybe a DVD player!)
Took advantage of the 2 days of good weather by exploring coastal roads. We visited plenty of places throughout the Island despite the time of year. Every corner we turned, we were greeted with a new landscape. Wildlife & incredible views were right by the Bothy.
The Bothy has set the bar high for our first visit to Scotland!
Loved it there ????
By Russ & Clare stayed in January 2020
This was our first stay on Mull and as we thoroughly researched the location and property we felt it completely met the description. The Bothy was spotlessly clean the little table with its welcome flowers and bottle of juice was an nice touch. Plenty of logs for a cosy fire. The sofa bed was clearly of a high quality and as such was not only very comfortable but extremely easy to put up and down. What a location, fabulous. We walked the Burg walk, parking the car past the Whitetail Gin Building. Also, the Tiroran Forest Walk where we saw a Golden Eagle. Fabulous, could go on and on.......
By Peter Seamarks stayed in June 2019
We stayed here last year, and enjoyed it so much we returned this year, and have booked for next.. The bothy is clean, very comfortable (new sofa bed helps) and a super location. A teapot would be a nice addition.
By Margaret MacMillan stayed in June 2019
Our second stay at the cottage; we loved it so much we booked 2 weeks this year; we’ve already booked for next year. We self catered for most of the two weeks; the kitchen was excellent (a wooden spoon would be great to protect the non stick saucepans!) The sofa bed was exceptionally comfortable. Staying in Fisherman’s Bothy is all about escaping from the ‘usual’. The accommodation delivered in spades; less is more. Constant supply of hot water; always warm. An exceptional experience.
By Jennifer Owen Adams stayed in May 2019
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.