Loved our half term stay at Smithy House. The cottage was beautifully mainintained and situated overlooking Loch Scridian and with views of Ben More. My husband and teenage son loved the proximity to the loch for fishing. The cottage is on the main road between Craignure and Fionnphort but this was very quiet in the winter. We had some wonderful walks on the Ross of Mull, visited Iona and went to Tobermory to join a Nature Scotland winter wildlife expedition on which we saw golden and white tailed eagles and hen harriers. A really lovely week and Smithy House was a fantastic home from home.
By Elizabeth Low stayed in February 2019
Highly enjoyable stay in a luxuriously equipped clean cottage with otters and possibly seals right in front of the cottage. And when blessed with the right kind of weather, it is a place you don't want to leave. Having come to Scotland for 17 years, this was one of our best stays. We certainly would like to come back again to Smithy House.
By Franz Kubik stayed in August 2018
A lovely very well equipped cottage in a beautiful area with magnificent scenery. Although the weather was a little moody at times we managed to see White tailed eagles and otter.
Enjoyed the local art exhibition.
By Mary stayed in August 2018
Most enjoyable stay in a lovely cottage with every home comfort. Just to step across the road and sit enjoying the magnificent scenery was amazing. Very lucky with the weather but actually glad we had rain at the end so we could use the log burner! A wonderful holiday.
By Colin Brown stayed in June 2018
Absolutely the best cottage we have hired in the last ten years whilst visiting Mull. Very comfortable stay with two of our friends, cottage very well equipped . Husband very happy with the setting as he is an avid birder and wildlife watcher. We shall definitely be returning!
By Heather B stayed in May 2018
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