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Driftwood Cottage

(Ref. 938193)

Salen, Isle of Mull, Argyll & The Isles Show on map


Sykes rating

  • 4 Guests

  • 2 Bedrooms

  • 2 Bathrooms

  • Pets Yes


  • Off road parking
  • Ground floor bedroom
  • Open fire
  • Garden / Patio
  • Cot available
  • Highchair available
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Seaside
  • Broadband / WiFi

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  • cottage (22)
  • views (15)
  • location (11)
  • lovely (11)
  • mull (9)
  • good (8)

31 Customer Reviews

  • "A lovely cottage."

    Good amenities. In an ideal situation to explore this beautiful island. The enclosed garden with uninterrupted magnificent views over the Sound of Mull was much enjoyed by us and our dog. We strongly recommend this property to anyone considering a break away in Mull and have booked again for next year.

    Reviewed by Christopher5.0Jun 2023

  • "Another great stay at driftwood, lovely cottage well equipped and clean and comfortable,Nice and central on the island"

    Reviewed by Craig5.0Mar 2023

  • "We really enjoyed our stay at Driftwood cottage."

    The accommodation was warm, clean and comfortable and ideally situated to explore the island of Mull. We cycled a lot and the roads were very quiet and safe in March. The underfloor heating is a bonus and the views over the Sound of Mull much appreciated.

    Reviewed by Janet5.0Mar 2023

  • "Lovely and comfortable, everything was there , views were amazing , we had a great stay ."

    Reviewed by Sally5.0Oct 2022

  • "Had a wonderful holiday in a beautiful place, lovely comfortable cottage with everything we could need, it was a delight."

    Reviewed by Mary5.0Apr 2022

  • "Lovely cottage and location."

    Perfect set up fir a week exploring Mull. Well cleaned and maintained. Some signs of wear but nothing you shouldn't expect given the location and turnover. Recommended.

    Reviewed by Jonathan5.0Apr 2022

  • "The view from the cottage was beautiful."

    We found the place clean and well maintained, comfortable bed, comfortable sofas and lovely big tv. The white goods were fairly new and good quality and most cutlery and crockery were in good condition , just a few pans which need replacing. We really enjoyed Mull, its scenery and fantastic wildlife, we would go back to the cottage again. Well done Donald for good quality holiday accomodation.

    Reviewed by Susan5.0Mar 2022

  • "Very very dirty on arrival ."

    Dirty hob and grease dripping from bottom of oven. Bread crumbs on top of fridge and around microwave. All window frames and sills very dusty. Lounge window had line of either dog nose marks or toddler handprints across entire window Hard floors had not been washed or mopped as spilt drink stains all over Sofas have paint drips and marks where some touch ups had been done. Sofas well past useable state ,very uncomfortable and hard to get up from as the bases have sagged so much. Bathroom taps falling apart and strange smell in main bathroom Bed very uncomfortable and far too small. Ultimate no no was a toenail clipping under dining table!!! Cottage itself is lovely and great position. We booked for seven nights but left on the fourth morning as just kept finding more problems and dirt We will not be back to this cottage

    Thank you for your feedback, our telephone number is posted in 4 places within the property and we are always on hand to help with any questions or issues at the property. There are several areas where phone signal can be obtained, there is also Wi-Fi. We've added new carpets into the property recently which we apologise if there was a new carpet smell from them. I was working up at the cottages for the 3 days you stayed at driftwood but our paths did not cross I always ask my guests to approach me if they need help with anything and after speaking with guests in our nearby property cleaned by the same cleaner, they were very happy with the cleanliness in the property, but we will feed your comments back to our cleaning team. Many thanks again for your comments. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Neil1.9Feb 2022

  • "Lovely cottage, great views."

    The cottage is in need of some TLC now after a probably very busy year. Scored comfort low as the sofas have passed their best and the double bed was very firm, might be to some people's taste but not ours. Kitchen was very well stocked with utensils. Entrance utility room was great especially on wet/windy days to get out of waterproofs. Underfloor heating was very efficient, cottage stayed warm throughout. Fenced areas were great for the dogs, they also liked watching the inquisitive sheep and ponies.

    Reviewed by Sara3.8Nov 2021

  • "Super location, great view from lounge window."

    Cottage snug and cosy.

    Reviewed by David5.0Sep 2021

  • "A very peaceful break."

    The cottage is warm and comfortable with lovely views. Visited in cold weather therefore the woodburner and plentiful supply of dry logs was very welcome. Good facilities at the cottage. Sits in a row of 4 cottages however each has fenced off gardens and privacy would be good if sitting out. Would be ideal for 2 or more families to each have a cottage. Although quite far from Tobermory the village of Salen has a very good Spar shop with a wide range of meat, fresh vegetables and local produce. Close to the Fishnish and Craignure ferries. Would recommend the Lochaline- Fishnish ferry crossing rather than Oban-Craignure, its a lot shorter (15mins) and you can stay in the car. Pleasant walks in the area. Would certainly rent this cottage again.

    Reviewed by Mark4.7Oct 2020

  • "The cottage was not up to standard when we arrived,it was dirty,we got the cleaner back but it was no different after she had gone,unacceptable especially in the current situation."

    Thank you for bringing this to the owner's attention, and the owner has now addressed the issues raised with the cleaner. The property normally receives great cleanliness feedback, but the owner acknowledges this was not the case on this occasion. The complaint has been resolved to a satisfactory conclusion. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Sarah Jane2.2Oct 2020

  • "Really warm and cozy cottage with lovely views."

    Great wifi and comfy beds. Hot water on demand. Visited by some lovely ponies too

    Reviewed by Natalie4.7Jul 2020

  • "It's our third stay at the cottages which says something really."

    The location is beautiful, have seen eagles and stags in the past. The cottage is very well equipped, a welcome pack of tea/coffee/sugar/milk would be nice, just to kick start the holiday.

    Reviewed by Andrew5.0Feb 2020

  • "Very comfortable cottage."

    Cosy (and this was for two v cold weather weeks in November) Stunning views over the Sound of Mull. Ideal location, central for visiting all parts of the island.

    Reviewed by Christopher5.0Nov 2019

  • "This was our second stay at Driftwood Cottage, we love it so much we have already booked to come back in March 2020."

    . The cottage is amazing, very accommodating host, great size, great facilities, great location and even greater views.. However, for us there was a downside. the mattress in the en-suite room is a (very) firm ortho-mattress, so for us made it extremely uncomfortable.. sadly my wife and I ended up sleeping in the twin room..! Other than this I can not recommend this place enough..!!

    Reviewed by John4.4Nov 2019

  • "We were impressed by stunning location and."

    Owner very helpful with regard to access to the property. As weather not good for first few days we really appreciated the wooxburner and wi fi.

    Reviewed by Arnold5.0Aug 2019


    Reviewed by Janette4.7Aug 2019

  • "The cottage is wonderfully situated overlooking the sea: the views are beautiful and we could watch sea eagles from the garden."

    We met the owner who couldn’t have been more helpful and friendly.

    Reviewed by Margaret5.0Aug 2019

  • "The views were stunning."

    The support from the owner good. The location meant easy travel in all directions. An excellent week made by glorious weather.

    Reviewed by Keith3.8Jul 2019

  • "Superb location and a good cottage, plus we had fantastic weather"

    Reviewed by David4.4Jun 2019

  • "We had no complaints about this property and would certainly recommend it to anyone."

    Reviewed by Frank5.0May 2019

  • "Driftwood Cottage is in a superb location and has everything that you need for a good holiday but some of the furniture and equipment is rather dated and could do with being refreshed."

    Having said that I would very happily go back tomorrow! The views over the Sound of Mull cannot be beaten.

    Reviewed by Gerald4.1Apr 2019

  • "This was our second visit to this group of four delightful properties."

    We now have stayed in Sunset and Driftwood. We chose to come to Mull again this year just so we could experience one of these cottages again. It was warm (underfloor heating) and very comfortable - a pleasure just to sit around on the one day when it rained for hours. The view is lovely, looking down over the sea. We did light the log stove a couple of times and this was very easy to manage, as we do have an open fire at home. Plentiful supply of logs in the utility area between the cottages. We had an issue with the TV when we tried to tune it in but a phone call to the owner solved this as he talked us through it. We would certainly choose one of these properties on our next visit to Mull.

    Reviewed by Sandra5.0Sep 2018

  • "Excellent"

    Reviewed by G5.0Jul 2018

  • "The garden chairs on the grass area and table were in need of replacement due to poor maintenance also the table was quite small if 4 people were to try too eat there."

    The internal paint work and doors could be refreshed. After saying something negative. It would be hard to find a better location and views also central to explore Mull.

    Reviewed by Anthony5.0Jun 2018

  • "Gr8 all round place to stay we would go back in the future ."

    Reviewed by Ian5.0Apr 2018

  • "Fabulous cottage with wonderful views."

    Very clean with all the comforts of home.

    Reviewed by Barbara5.0Mar 2018

  • "A pleasant experience."

    Would highly recommend Sykes and this holiday cottage

    Reviewed by Liam3.8Mar 2018

  • "The island of Mull is a fantastic place and the cottage is in an ideal location with stunning views."

    Reviewed by Liam4.4Mar 2017

  • "We were very pleased with everything until the last night when we had a complete power failure in the early hours of sat morning and were unable to wash the bed linen for you if some form of emergency lighting was available this would be great I e candles or a lantern of some sort ."

    but having said that one of the best holiday homes we have ever stopped at congratulations .

    Reviewed by John5.0Sep 2016

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  • All ground floor
  • Two bedrooms: 1 x double with en-suite shower, basin and WC, 1 x twin
  • Bathroom with Jacuzzi bath, shower over, basin and WC
  • Open plan living area with kitchen, dining area and sitting area with woodburner
  • Utility.
  • Ground source underfloor heating with woodburner
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, washing machine, tumble dryer, dishwasher, TV with Freeview, DVD, CD, WiFi, selection of books, games and DVDs
  • Fuel, power and starter pack for woodburner inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Travel cot and highchair available on request
  • Off road parking for 2 cars
  • EV charger available
  • Enclosed lawned garden with patio, furniture and BBQ
  • Two well-behaved dogs welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop and pub 6 miles
  • This property has a private water supply and there is a private gravel track to access the property
  • Please note: Bookings can only be made with a Saturday check-in and for seven nights

The property

This charming, terraced Mull cottage provides bright and comfortable holiday accommodation, with two bedrooms, one boasting en-suite facilities.

The cosy open plan living area offers a kitchen, dining area and a comfortable seating area set around the woodburner, along with wide patio doors accessing the garden.

With the luxurious addition of a Jacuzzi bath, this is a wonderful Mull cottage for any group.

Note: This cottage adjoins Ref. 938191, 938192 and 938199, together they sleep 12.

EPC Rating: Band C

EPC Rating: Band B

Corry Farm Cottages

Salen 6 miles. These four superb cottages are perfectly positioned on a hillside, offering sweeping views across the dramatic Sound of Mull. Designed to a high standard, this group of delightful cottages provides quality accommodation and a relaxing base from which to explore this enchanting island. An ideal choice for family and friends wishing for separate accommodation as they discover this charming area together, these ground floor cottages sleep either two or four, and collectively, they can accommodate a party of twelve. Set in an angled terraced formation, each of them has a garden and a patio area with pleasing open views, the perfect place to relax with a drink and soak up the peaceful atmosphere. Each offers underfloor heating along with a cosy woodburner, whilst the two smaller properties benefit from a warm and welcoming sauna, the perfect luxury after a day spent hiking the surrounding magical landscapes. With walks from the doorstep, these cottages offer a superb base for exploring and wildlife spotting, with sea eagles frequently sighted overhead. The many attractions within reach of these Mull cottages offer something for everyone with a wide variety of pristine beaches, mountains, castles and spectacular drives to discover.

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About the location


Tobermory 9 miles; Lochdon 12.5 miles; Ardalanish 41.5 miles.

On the Isle of Mull, the picturesque village of Salen is halfway between the main ferry terminal of Craignure and the island's capital, Tobermory. Salen boasts two hotels, an Italian restaurant and a coffee shop and hosts an agricultural show each summer. In and around Salen you can enjoy mountain biking, pony trekking, walking and bird watching. Salen is the ideal base for exploring this inner Hebridean island, whose highlights include the dramatic scenery of the Gribun rocks on the west coast, the delightful expanse of Calgary Bay and its beach and, of course, Tobermory, most recently used as the setting for the popular BBC children's series 'Balamory'. Tobermory is the main town on the island with a choice of restaurants and shops, a whisky distillery and chocolate factory - all well worth a visit.

Please note: Bookings can only be made with a Saturday check-in and for seven nights.