Toll a Balla
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Cottage | 3 bedrooms | sleeps 6
Completely re-furbished to bring out its original features, this cottage by the sea, has exposed stone walls with original fireplaces.
Quirky artwork and an eclectic library means that this little house offers more than a bland holiday apartment.
The island provides fantastic opportunities to explore the natural environment - otters can be seen in the harbour, there are boat trips to see whales and dolphins, and landrover wildlife tours to see stags, seals and sea eagles.
There is plenty of history, with castles, churches and stone circles, and a rich cultural calendar provided by the Mull Theatre, An Tobar Arts Centre and numerous arts groups and festivals.
If it rains, the house itself has a fully equipped kitchen in which to perfect your culinary skills, and the Co-op is a few doors away in case you need more ingredients.
One twin-bedded room is designed for children, with a dolls house.
The accommodation caters for four adults comfortably although two children could be added to that number. It is not ideal for very young children as there is no bath (just two showers).
Access requires climbing 12 outside steps and all sleeping accommodation is upstairs, so it is not suitable for those unable to climb stairs.
China and high quality cotton sheets and towels provide a country -house feel in a seaside cottage. you can have it all!
|Size||Sleeps up to 6, 3 bedrooms|
|Nearest beach||Tobermory harbour 10 m|
|Access||Car not necessary|
|Nearest Amenities||20 m|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: Glasgow International 160 km, Nearest railway: Oban 50 km|
|Family friendly||Great for children of all ages|
|Notes||No pets allowed, No smoking at this property|
Features and Facilities
|Luxuries||Log fire, Internet access, DVD player, Sea view|
|General||TV, Telephone, Satellite TV, Wi-Fi available|
|Standard||Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer|
|Utilities||Clothes dryer, Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Rooms||3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms of which 2 Shower rooms|
|Furniture||Single beds (2), Double beds (2), Dining seats for 6, Lounge seats for 4|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided, High chair|
About this location
The Hebrides region
Toll a Balla is a seafront property in the middle of picturesque Tobermory harbour.
The Isle of Mull is in the Inner Hebrides and has been visited over the last two centuries by artists. musicians and poets for its romantic settings and spectacular scenery.
Follow in the footsteps of Mendelssohn, Turner, Wordsworth and Keats.
It is not as cold as you would expect as it is warmed by the Gulf Stream - it rarely snows and as Tobermory is on the east side of the island it is sheltered from the worst of the rain that blows in from the Atlantic.
There is plenty to do - Whale and dolphin watching, wildlife tours to see nesting sea eagles. There are otters in the bay and the famous ginger Tobermory cat can often be seen in our garden - escaping from his fans.
Bikes can be hired from Browns the ironmongers. There is much to see of historical interest - get your bearings from the local museum about 100 yards away along the Main Street.
Within walking distance there is a distillery,a chocolate factory, an ice-cream shop, a bakery and a cheese farm - what more does anyone need.
About the owner
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13 Jan 2015
"Not a home for winter time... at the mo"
Firstly Marilyn was fantastic, and really tried her best to look after us when things went wrong. The house is in an incredible location , just off the high street and allowed us to pop out for 5 minu… More
Thanks Eleanor for your feedback.
I have taken your comments on board.
Please come back in the summer and see Mull, and Toll a Balla at its best.
31 Oct 2014
"A Gem with Loads of Character"
My wife and I were here for 5 days in October with two teenage daughters. Location of property is excellent, handy for shops/pubs/restaurants etcProperty is tastefully decorated with some very interes… More
19 Oct 2014
"Excellent house excellent location , excellent views"
Hi just back from Mull First of all with friends and then family. Excellent accommodation. This is the second time we have used it and we will be back again next year. Location is excellent and it… More
23 Sep 2014
"A hidden gem"
It's taken my a while to write this as I've been a tad busy. But it is a wonderful house in the centre of the village almost opposite the the fish and chip van on the harbour. I've call… More
18 Aug 2014
"Recommended. Excellent Location!"
I pinched myself every time we walked out of the gate, the location was so superb. Right on the seafront with a joy of a view out of the bedroom window. The only downside was that I found it a little … More
I am sorry you found the house 'damp'.
There is no mains gas on the island, so we have to use storage heating. This involves knowing a day in advance if you are gong to need them.
During the winter, I leave them on permanently, but thought they wouldn't be necessary in August! The woodburning stove (which can use coal from the Co-op) was intended to cover the need to heat the house quickly.
I have asked Zoe (who does changeovers for me) to ensure the radiators are on the day before visitors are expected. I hope the weather did not spoil your holiday.
10 Aug 2014
"Lovely cottage in fabulous location"
If it is all about the location, then Toll a Balla is just perfect. Situated on the front at Tobermory it is walking distance from all amenities and an ideal spot from which to explore Mull. The cotta… More
Thank you so much for your positive review.
I have sent a copy to Zoe who cleans for me, as I know she does a very good job of keeping the house in good order. I have had 25 sets of visitors since I started letting the house last year, so it gets a lot of use.
I hope you will come to Toll a Balla again.
22 Jul 2014
"In the perfect place to visit Mull and rest"
Tobermory is the right place to stay on Mull as the village is the biggest on the island with a few restaurants and nice shops. The apartment is located in the very heart of the harbour. Anyway, it is… More
So pleased you enjoyed your stay, and I hope you will find time to come to Toll a Balla again to see all the island has to offer.
27 May 2014
This lovely wee place is tucked just of the main street and is fabulous. It has 3 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms, and the living room has a beautiful log burning fire. When we were there it was sunny so we … More
Thank you for your warm words. I am pleased you love the house as much as I do.
I keep intending to write the history of house and its art works but somehow never get around to it.
18 May 2014
There were 4 adults staying here for 3 nights. Perfect location with easy parking and easy walking to a variety of restaurants for breakfast and dinner. We didn't cook any meals at the apartmen… More
9 Mar 2014
We stayed here for a long weekend in February the cottage location is fabolous with amazing views over the harbour.The self catering facilities are really good & provide everything you require the dou… More