A well equipped cottage which was ideal for us, not far from Craignure. Plenty of birds in the garden and you could watch them bathing in the stream which runs through the garden. The lack of Wi-Fi could put people off that’s why only four stars from me all in all we had a good week. Only one problem but a call to Pat soon sorted that. I would recommend this cottage and we will be back hopefully it will have Wi-Fi then.
By Ray Sanderson stayed in September 2023
Ideal location for exploring the island and great for wildlife lovers. We climbed up the stream to find a large secluded waterfall at the top which was beautiful. The deer visit most nights, but this means there are a lot of ticks around so it would be best to do a tick check every night if you spend a lot of time outdoors. The log fire was essential and greatly appreciated. Thank you for the cakes and the call before the stay.
By Alicia stayed in September 2023
A well positioned cottage for exploring all parts of the Island. The amount of birdlife in the garden was amazing. The cottage is well equipped. It was a cold week for July and we had to light the fire most nights but this made for a cosy living room. Thank you for the lovely cake and shortbread.
By Steve and Sue Hodson stayed in July 2023
Great location, ideal for those interested in wildlife
By Philip Smith stayed in June 2023
We hope to return to this property in the not-too-distant future as this was such a wonderful place to stay. In a great position and the setting is just magical. Very well equipped and the log fire made the living room especially cosy. We come to Mull for the wildlife and the birds on the feeders and Red Deer in the garden didn't disappoint. Highly recommended. Thank you to Pat for call before we arrived and texts whilst there.
By Neil and Carol Stevens. stayed in October 2022
A comfortable cottage, well positioned for exploring the south and south west of the island. It had all we needed and Pat quickly sorted out a potential issue.
By Peter Le Feuvre stayed in May 2022
Love this place, third stay for me and hopefully more to come. Great position and well equipped. New cooker and log fire, though I never used the fire. Again I'd request the owner to invest in non stick pans, little thing but essential! I go for the wildlife and slow pace of life. Don't understand one persons comment of " perhaps not so much a tranquil escape". Unless you live on a desert island, you can't get much more tranquil. Visits to Iona and Ulva a must if you haven't been before. Highly recommended.
By David Edwards stayed in April 2022
A lovely traditional cottage in a superb location. Perfect for exploring the Southern parts of Mull, Ross of Mull and Iona. We loved the large garden with stream, the bird life and Red Deer. The cottage was clean and tidy and has everything you could need for a relaxing holiday. Our second trip to Mull. We will be back!
By Peter Brogden stayed in April 2022
We had a fantastic week at Hazelbank. It's perfectly located to explore the whole island. The cottage was really comfortable and well equipped. The cake and biscuits were yummy, thank you Pat :) A real abundance of wildlife to see. A good supply of bird seed is essential, enjoyed watching all sorts coming to feed. Will definitely be back.
By Cathie & Jim Clarke stayed in September 2021
Good location, convenient for Tobermory the main town, and link roads to the rest of the island. Tea, coffee etc were appreciated - pint of milk would have been good too but biscuits and lovely cake made up for it!
Also, very generous supply of wood for open fire which made for a very cosy stay.
By Lancastrians stayed in September 2021
After two weeks at Hazelbank, we felt very much at home. It was cosy, rather than luxurious, but had everything we needed. We had been slightly worried about the mattresses etc after reading some old reviews, but everything had been renewed and even the curtains and cushions seemed new. The cottage is in a lovely, large garden and we enjoyed paddling in the stream and watching birds. If u haven't been to Mull before, it's a convenient base for exploring - but perhaps not so much a tranquil escape. The estuary is a walk away and scenic beaches a drive away. Our fault, though - not Hazelbank's.
By Sarah D stayed in August 2021
Nothing much to add from my September 2019 review except to say that gladly the toilet seat has been renewed and there are more bird feeders hanging from the tree! The cake and shortbread left by Pat was again delicious and went down very well! Love this place and if I ever win the lottery, I'm going to make the owner an offer they can't refuse :)
By David Edwards stayed in June 2021
Excellent yet tranquil location with fast flowing creek alongside. Compact and cozy cottage with all the facilities except clothes drier. Comfortable beds, loved the log fire and newly installed electric heaters kept us warm. Hot water ok for 3 showers per day. Happy campers overall!
By Danny stayed in September 2020
The cottage is in a good location. The new kitchen is well equipped, the double bed was very comfortable, plenty hot water for our needs and the bathroom and shower were fine. The living room had an open fire and good supply of logs. My only concern was a touch of damp in a couple of places.
By Gary McBride stayed in September 2020
Beautiful cottage - well equipped and located. The housekeeper Pat was absolutely lovely and the special touches were much appreciated. We stayed a week and explored across the whole island. There's so many great walks to do, and the wildlife was brilliant. Carsaig Arches was a real highlight but it is quite a trek and although we went up to climb across to reach the second arch, an earlier slip made the route feel too unsafe for us. We definitely hope to return to Hazelbank, perhaps for our one year anniversary!
By Sarah and Przemek stayed in August 2020
Lovely cozy cottage, sparkling clean, with cake and shortbread waiting for us. Brilliant location for north and south of Mull. A few things still not open because of Covid but still loads to do and lots of wildlife to see. (Inc Otter, red deer, white tailed eagle, buzzards and hedgehogs)
By Liz and family stayed in August 2020
As already mentioned, cottage is in a fabulous location. Set back off the road with a long drive leading up to the cottage door. Well equipped and clean. Stayed on my own so didn't use the twin bedroom. The the double bed was very comfy, the cottage itself being warm and cosy. Beautiful big garden in the front which you can look out onto from the living room or the twin bedroom. I opened the curtains one morning to find three deer feeding on the grass. Cake on arrival was delish! Observations: One bird feeder which was unusable and toilet seat was split. I've booked for next year though!
By David Edwards stayed in September 2019
Awwwww wow what a beautifully located cottage with everything you need for a comfy stay. Easy to access every part of the island.
We travelled the whole island and saw loads of wildlife eagles, buzzards, hen Harriet, red and fallow dear and many many others too.
We recommend a trip to staffa to see the puffins, it's the wow factor
By Angela stayed in July 2019
Excellent cottage in a really good location which made it relatively easy to drive to any part of Mull . Plenty of space, wram and comfortable. We particularly enjoyed watching the birds come to the feeders hung from the tree outside the sitting room window
By David Colledge stayed in June 2019
LIked the location and the deer grazing in the front was great. The cottage was comfortable, beds were cozy and facilities good.
Hot water was a problem with the shower running out on several occasions.
By Jim Draper stayed in September 2018
This was our second stay at the property. It is just what we like. Full of character and in a wonderful location. It is in a perfect location to explore the whole island and its magnificent wildlife.
By Ray Hunter stayed in June 2018
We loved this cottage, very well equipped.
By Anna Lawson stayed in June 2018
A fantastic location with walks and wildlife literally on your doorstep. The cottage was great for two of us and is as described - a lovely old character cottage. The lemon drizzle cake that was left for us was much appreciated, as was the large supply of wood for the open fire. We found the cottage very comfortable and a good base for walking and wildlife watching. We would certainly consider renting it again.
By David stayed in May 2018
A lovely location for this attractive cottage. We found the double bed very comfy, the kitchen well equipped and of a good size and the living room was comfortable. The cake left for our arrival was a lovely touch and very tasty!
By Elaine stayed in May 2018
Lovely cottage. Old fashioned and homely. Well equipped. Comfy beds and furniture. Generous supply of firewood. Nice welcoming touch of splendid cake left for us. Superb location. Would definitely recommend for anyone who is not overly fussy about requiring high end luxury accommodation. This is a great wee holiday home.
By S anthony stayed in April 2018
Lovely well equipped cottage with amazing huge wild garden, perfect for children. Cosy log fire and the electric heaters heat the place in no time. Hot water fine for 3; one bath and one shower no problem. We loved the quaint furniture and homemade curtains and cushions.
The cottage desperately needs new beds/mattresses and pillows. The twin beds are antiques! The double mattress is lumpy and sinks in The middle. The pillows are horrific. The minor financial outlay this would cost would make a massive difference to customer satisfaction.
By Tracy stayed in July 2017
Editor's Note: Pillows in the house have now been replaced
Liked carpeted floors, space, nice kitchen, quiet, accessible, nice decor, visit by caretaker on day one, scones on arrival, friendly neighbour. Great location with walks from cottage. No problem with hot water for four of us. Good heating. Would like new mattresses.
By Dudley Clark stayed in May 2017
This is a lovely character cottage in a peaceful location which is well situated for exploring the island. However as mentioned by a number of reviewers it has solid walls and smells damp until you get it full warmed up (especially the small bedroom). The hot water tank is too small to feed a power shower and we had to wait an hour between showers, this is ok with two but could be a real problem for four. In short it is a bit dated but you do get a good wildlife viewing location which feels a lot more secluded than it actually is.
By John and Marjie stayed in April 2017
We loved our holiday. We're used to holidaying in our campervan so this was posh luxury!
The location is idyllic for those who like peace and quiet, dark skies, spectacular scenery and wildlife.
Warning - you will need to take out a mortgage if you want to keep the bird feeders topped up during your stay!
By van den Bos family stayed in October 2016
We really, really enjoyed our stay in Hazelbank, it's a perfect cottage for two (especially since we sometimes need to sleep separately due to my snoring!)
Saw a great deal of wildlife - hen harriers, rutting stags, yellowhammers being a highlight. Cottage is cosy and homely - it's a great base to explore the island. Would highly recommend.
By Peter and Merry stayed in October 2016
The setting of the cottage is beautiful as is the Isle of Mull, however, we were most disappointed with the accommodation. The cottage is definitely damp, particularly in the second bedroom and in the bathroom (mould on the walls in both of these rooms). The decor and furniture in all rooms is very dated. In particular the twin beds in the second bedroom were old and very uncomfortable (our 11 year old son cried himself to sleep on the first night as he hated the bed and damp bedroom so much he wanted to go home!). The kitchen was slightly more bright and modern, however, there was very limited crockery/pots/pans and the oven and fridge had not been cleaned to a very high standard. There was food left in the freezer from the previous occupants. One of the reasons we chose this property was due to it being advertised as there being secure parking for cycles. The only outbuilding on site (wood shed) was in a dilapidated state and was not lockable. We had to store our bikes in the cottage (very cramped). To sum up, we would recommend the Isle of Mull for a family holiday (walks/beaches/cycling etc) but NOT in this cottage. We actually went home 3 days early as we didn't enjoy staying here (booking was for a week). Be warned.
By Family of four stayed in August 2016
Editor's Note: Thank you for your comments. We do not mention anywhere that the house has secure storage for bikes. As with all feedback, we will pass your comments onto the owners for review.
Lovely cottage, could do with a washing machine and tumble drier. A tad damp but I am very aware of damp as my son has cf and I am constantly looking out. With being 4 of us we couldn't manage a shower each we had to space out the showers over 2 days. Woukd be ideal for 2 people even though it has room for 4 due to the hot water and no clothes washing facilities. We saw red deer and a buzzered. We didn't stay around the cottage due to the excessive amount of midges, this time of year! We think this place would be ideal in April time or October time. Loved the scones.
By Victoria and Treva stayed in July 2016
We had a fantastic stay at Hazelbank, it was just what we wanted. The garden and views were wonderful and we saw some amazing birds just from the garden, Hen Harrier, Buzzard, Short Eared Owl and also, frogs, Palmate Newts, Red Deer and bats. We brought our own birdfood and feeders but found feeders already in situ and they were a great attraction, we had to buy more food from the shop in Craignure but it was well worth it.The moss covered wall at the back of the cottage afforded us no end of entertainment with Bank Voles, Wood Mice and Common Shrew visiting daily. The cottage was conveniently situated for all the places we wished to visit as last year we stayed in the north of the island, we would recommend Lochbuie, Loch Spelve, Croggan and of course Loch Na Keal.
By Carol and Andy Thorpe stayed in June 2016
Had a fantastic week once again in this great cottage which is in a wonderful position on the island with wildlife on the doorstep. Saw hen harrier, short eared owl, sea eagle red deer all from the cottage aswell as large selection of birds in and around the garden including a superb hawfinch that visited the feeders!
In all an excellent cottage will definitely be back again!
By Ian Chaplin stayed in April 2016
great location - felt slightly damp on arrival but quickly warmed up - very generous access to logs which made the cottage feel really cosy.
Comfy bed - would visit again
Saw amazing wildlife
By andrea stayed in April 2016
Really enjoyed our stay, good position on island for seeing wildlife and the island. Lovely kitchen. Television needs updating as kept cutting out. Hot water supply erratic - lovely shower but rarely hot enough. Seating a bit cramped in lounge. Loved the bird feeders - felt like home from home! Came to see eagles and saw both golden and sea eagles which were truly amazing! Also saw hen harriers, red deer in the garden, sea otter and porpoises! Would definitely come back!
By Tracy Thompson stayed in September 2015
Editor's Note: We will get the owner/caretaker to check hot water supply on next visit
Idyllic good value cottage in beautiful secluded location with waterfall and river flowing past. Good location for trips to Iona, Staffa and Tobermory as well as Ben More. Try the walk from Craignure to Toronsay and back by the coastal path, then to Arlene's Coffee shop. Interesting visit to Moy Castle and Loch Buie.
By Jim and Pauline P stayed in August 2015
Lovely cottage. Quiet and peaceful. Lots of dear on the other side of the road. Fine fireplace.
Great kitchen and shower.
The windows are too old and not easy to be opened of cannot be opened at all. The renovation of the kitchen is an example for the rest of the cottage.
By Arnoud and Yvonne Moraal stayed in June 2015
lovely location for seeing wildlife, would book this cottage again. Loved watching birds on the feeders, and hen harriers across the road. short eared owls just a short walk away along the road to Grasspoint. the beds in the twin room could be a bit more comfy though. the kitchen was well equipped but we could have used a rack for fruit and veg storage.
By roslyn berryman stayed in June 2015
We had a lovely week at this cottage. Well situated, peaceful with plenty of wildlife all around. We had a red deer herd, buzzard, hen harrier & cuckoo which we viewed from the lounge plus many other bird species around the garden. great kitchen..comfy beds..cosy fire.Thank you.
By Jill M stayed in May 2015
Fantastic cottage in a fantastic location surrounded (literally) by wildlife and yet another contender for our favourite Mull cottage! Will most definitley be back again!
By IAN T CHAPLIN stayed in April 2015
Great cottage in good location
Superb kitchen/ diner with bank voles outside window. Ran out of bird seed in 2 days.
of the 3 cottages we stayed in this was our favourite and cheapest.
Would improve with better beds
By Richard late April 2015 stayed in April 2015
We had a lovely week at this pretty cottage. We saw deer and hen harriers in the field across the way. It is located on the edge of craignure close enough for pub and meal out but on the edge so we felt really in amongst nature. Fab central spot for exploring Mull as we went all over the island from here. Exactly as described on the website.
By Jane evans stayed in August 2014
A beautiful cottage, very handily located for sight-seeing across the island. Very clean on arrival, with a great kitchen.
By Brian Beresford stayed in July 2014
Fantastic cottage. Enjoyed a weeks holiday here in July. The cottage was lovely and clean when we arrived, kitted out with everything we needed for our stay. Enjoyed many an evening sat on the outside bench enjoying the wildlife. It is ideally suited to explore all parts of Mull and is only about 10 minutes from the ferry. I would recommend and hope to visit again one day.
By Carol Franklyn stayed in July 2014
My husband and I enjoyed a week in this cottage. It's a good location, not far from the ferry and excellent for exploring the island. The cottage is set back from the road with plenty of space for parking. The living room is comfy with a nice log burning stove - plenty of wood provided. It's not the most modern inside but very comfy and had everything we needed.
By Sarah Munoz stayed in June 2014
Really comfy cottage, we spent a lot of time just hanging out in the kitchen during the day, listening to tunes, baking and planning stuff. If you nip out the back door you'll find a trail that takes you up the river which was in full force the day I did it - truly invigorating and helps you 'arrive'. Good, easy walk to Grasspoint from the door where I had a very close encounter with 'my' Sea Eagle. Only thing I missed was a view to get lost in from the windows. Very handy for Craignure. Would recommend.
By Mike McCaffrey stayed in April 2014