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Toll a Balla

34 reviews
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Overview
3 bedrooms
2 bathrooms
5 guests
Minimum stay varies
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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...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 smaller room with a single bed is designed for children. The accommodation caters for four adults comfortably although a child 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! More
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About the Owner
Marilyn J
Languages spoken:English, French
Response Rate:90%
Response Time:Within a few hours
Listed Since:March 2013
Interaction with guests
I am not in residence so your have the house to yourselves. I emply a local cleaner who is very good, but please let me know if you are unhappy with the standard of cleanliness or the facilities in the house.
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Reviewed 10 June 2019

Based on the main street in Tobermory this is a lovely holiday cottage. It has everything you need in a location convenient for the restaurants & shops & many wildlife spotting trips leave from the harbour. The view over the harbour from the front of...More

Date of stay: June 2019
Thank Norma L
Marilyn J, VR Owner at Toll a Balla, responded to this reviewResponded 11 June 2019

Thank you and do come back again Marilyn

Reviewed 15 May 2019

Toll a Balla, a delightful home set back from the main street in Tobermory, is the perfect place to stay in Mull. Why? The house is in an ideal location midway between the many excellent restaurants and quaint shops in Tobermory, a few seconds away...More

Date of stay: May 2019
Thank Jooles56
Marilyn J, VR Owner at Toll a Balla, responded to this reviewResponded 16 May 2019

Thank you Julie and Bill Do come back Marilyn

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Reviewed 1 July 2018

Only given 2 stars due to the good location, which is a shame as the cottage is very quirky and could be delightful. Shower trays and under the toilet seat had not been cleaned, the floors were filthy and the carpets looked like they hadn't...More

Date of stay: June 2018
14  Thank Bernadette L
Reviewed 24 June 2018

The apartment is perfectly positioned on the main St. Plenty of car parking and a good selection of coffee shops and restaurants. The apartment is well equipped with a great book selection. The beds are very comfortable. The rear garden is overgrown but you'd need...More

Date of stay: June 2018
Thank Charles C
Reviewed 28 October 2017

We were a party of five adults and we stayed here for 4 nights. Toll A Balla was great. It is a perfect location and the accommodation was lovely. It had everything we needed and was comfortable, cosy and clean. The communication with Marilyn was...More

Date of stay: October 2017
Thank maclawEdinburgh
Marilyn J, VR Owner at Toll a Balla, responded to this reviewResponded 11 November 2017

Thank you for your kind review. Yes please come again. Marilyn

Amenities
Pets Allowed: No
Smoking Allowed: No
Kid Friendly: Yes
Cooker
DVD Player
Suitable For Children Under 5
Short Term Rentals (4 Days Or Fewer)
Fishing Nearby
Refrigerator
Washer
Highchair
Dryer
Dishwasher
Towels Provided
Ocean Views
Freezer
Golf Course Is On Site Or Within 15 Mins Walk
Cycling Trips
Cable/satellite TV
Iron
Hairdryer
TV
Hiking Trips
Microwave
Rural/Countryside Retreats
Linens Provided
Wi-Fi
Kettle
Internet Access
Watersports Nearby
Toaster
Telephone
Fireplace
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Does this holiday rental have a library?YesNoUnsure
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About the neighbourhood
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.
How to get there
The ferry from Oban takes 45 minutes and there is a 40 minute drive once you are on the island. The Inner Hebrides are remote and there are single track roads. The journey therefore has to be considered part of the holiday. In fact the cheapest and most scenic route is to buy a hopscotch ticket from Caledonian Macbrayne. This means you arrive on one ferry route and leave on another. Personally I love the drive through Glencoe, through Ballahulish, across the river at the Corran ferry and then down the Morven peninsula to Lochaline,. The ferry to Fishnish takes about 20 minutes. An even more scenic route is to travel to Kilchoan at the end of the Ardnamurchan peninsula. It is a long drive but very beautiful and at one point you can see Skye and the Outer Hebrides laid out in front of you....
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