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Starfish Cottage

(Ref. 938192)

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


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  • 2 Guests

  • 1 Bedroom

  • 1 Bathroom

  • Pets Yes


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

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63 Customer Reviews

  • "The property is very spacious and has fantastic views both front and back."

    Even saw a Whitetail Eagle flying over and around several times while we were there as well as deer and lots of different birds which is why we go to Mull. The cottage was warm and inviting and had everything we needed. There is a log burning fire as well, however we didn’t need it. We enjoyed our time there so much that we booked for next year.

    Reviewed by Ruth5.0May 2024

  • "This is our second stay at these cottages and they never disappoint."

    They have fantastic views everything in the cottages is high standard . We never want to leave at the end of our holiday. We have booked for 2 weeks next year as 1 week is not long enough on mull or at the cottages . Would highly recommend but they get booked up quickly so book early

    Reviewed by Janet5.0May 2024

  • "As always the cottage and it’s surroundings were everything you could want : clean, comfortable, well maintained and of course in the most wonderful setting."

    Donald is so helpful, friendly and welcoming. My annual stay here in the Spring does more for my well being than any medication ever could

    Reviewed by Elaine5.0May 2024

  • "We stayed 7 nights at the cosy starfish cottage."

    Fantastic views and great cottage. It had alot of space which we didn't expect from the outside. Kitchen was large and well equipped we used the washer once during the stay as we were moving elsewhere the next week. The underfloor heating was surprisingly efficient never had it before. Very central for exploring Mull, from the top to the bottom, lovely walks for our dog. The only minus we found and that probably due to older joints was the low sofa.

    Reviewed by Helen4.7Apr 2024

  • "Wonderful place to stay."

    Comfortabe accommodation with gorgeous views. Well-placed for visiting the island.

    Reviewed by Bonnie5.0Sep 2023

  • "A lovely property with beautiful views from a large picture window."

    Really good facilities for a self catering break but not far to restaurants if you fancy a change. We thoroughly enjoyed our stay here thankyou.

    Reviewed by Charles4.7Sep 2023

  • "I planned our stay as a 60th birthday surprise for my husband."

    All the planning & secrecy was so worthwhile. We were both thrilled at the cottage, it's location, facilities, in fact everything. We would & do highly recommend, and its definately a firm return for us

    Reviewed by Joyce5.0Aug 2023

  • "Warm and cosy cottage with stunning views."

    Great location for exploring the island. The cottage is well equipped with everything you need. Owner is very friendly and helpful. Loved the visits from the 3 ponies. Would definitely book again.

    Reviewed by Kathryn4.7Aug 2023

  • "Cottage had everything we could hope for and more , home from home, lovely view would certainly stay again."

    Reviewed by Moira5.0Jul 2023

  • "This was a fabulous cottage in a wonderful location overlooking the Sound of Mull."

    Great central location for exploring the island and neighbouring Ulva and Iona. The facilities were of very high quality with easy access to the owner if anything went wrong ( not that we had any need). A very luxurious stay , highly recommended.

    Reviewed by James5.0May 2023

  • "Lovely cottage with great views ideal base to explore all Mull has to offer !"

    will definitely stay there again :)

    Reviewed by Yvonne5.0May 2023

  • "We had an absolutely lovely time, location and views are next to none and the additional bathroom facilities were very welcome after a long days walking!"

    We did find the pillows a little too soft, but that may just be our preference - we're looking to be back again in future!

    Reviewed by Claudia5.0Apr 2023

  • "We really enjoyed our stay, the cottage is warm and comfortable with exceptional views."

    Reviewed by Katy5.0Mar 2023

  • "We stayed in two of the cottages , my daughter and partner were in Driftwood , both cottages were excellent, facilities were very good, stunning views, central for visiting anywhere on Mull, Spar in Salen very well stocked ."

    Reviewed by Sally5.0Oct 2022

  • "Perfect location for travelling to various parts of the island."

    Spacious, very comfortable, great views and can't knock the facilites. Perhaps could do with a deep clean - found a sock down the side of the sofa and had to clean out the tumble drier/filter before we could use it. Would definitely return.

    Reviewed by Norman4.7Aug 2022

  • "Great view and very spacious accommodation."

    Reviewed by Fran5.0Aug 2022

  • "Great location, friendly hosts."

    But the accommodation needs some attention and a thorough deep clean. Weekly cleaning appears superficial. We arrived to find the wood burner open and ash all over the floor. Windows and window sills very grubby as was the back of chairs. Pillows were very stained as we found out when we removed the linen at the end of the week. Bathroom and sauna in good order, which was at odds with rusty baking sheets covered in foil. Which is a shame as it could be really nice.

    Reviewed by John2.8Jul 2022

  • "Lovely cottage in a quiet location with great views across the Sound of Mull."

    Very convenient for access to ferries and to all parts of the island. Very spacious and comfortable with excellent facilities. Would have no hesitation in booking again.

    Reviewed by Kenneth3.8Jun 2022

  • "Spacious, comfortable cottage."

    Good facilities. Lovely views and ideal location for exploring the island.

    Reviewed by Rona4.7Jun 2022

  • "A wonderful location, such a comfortable cottage, everything you needed, spacious and clean."

    perfect already booked up for next year.

    Reviewed by Julie4.4Jun 2022

  • "Brilliant location and property."

    We had a lovely stay. No problems.

    Reviewed by Helen4.7May 2022

  • "We stayed a week at the cottage."

    Probably the best holydays of our lives. Mull is so stunning... The cottage was awesome, very comfortable, and well situated. We felt at home from the beginning to the end of our stay. We met Donald several times, very nice gentleman and it was great chatting with him a few times :) we will definitely come back again!

    Reviewed by Eric5.0Apr 2022

  • "Excellent cottage."

    Very well equipped and in excellent location. Hope to go again next year

    Reviewed by Stuart5.0Mar 2022

  • "The property was perfect in its position, fantastic views and peace and quiet."

    The bed was one of the most comfortable we have had on holiday and the owner who was staying in the cottage next door was extremley hospitable and helpful when we had a problem with our car, on balance we would love to return, however the property is in need of an update, the kitchen and bathroom are very tired, and cleanliness was a bit of an issue, window ledges were covered in dead insects and the blinds in bathroom were very dirty, We don't usually do reviews so we hope this review is helpful to the owner and anyone wishing to stay.

    Reviewed by Josie3.1May 2021

  • "The island is beautiful."

    We were lucky to visit in such good weather and when the place was so quiet. Every day we explored new parts of the island... taking our dog, Bertie, for walks and picnics on beaches, in forests, up Ben More... a beautiful island with lots of wildlife and stunning scenery. 'So glad we went. The cottage was fantastic... just right for what we needed... easy to access, with fantastic views out of every window. The log-burner kept the place really warm. We hope to visit again in the future.

    Reviewed by Austin5.0Apr 2021

  • "Starfish cottage was absolutely wonderful and extremely good value for money."

    We have visited many cottages but this was one of the best. Lovely views, great location and added extras like the sauna and jacuzzi bath were great. We met the owner who checked on the houses after the storms and he was really friendly too. Would happily go back and could spend a couple of weeks there easily. Our dog loved it too.

    Reviewed by Nichola5.0Oct 2020

  • "There was nothing not to like about this cottage comfortable, well equipped, clean throughout and a view from a a full length window in the lounge that could not be better all in all a very nice place to spend a holiday any time."

    One last thought the bathroom must be the best equipped of any we have ever stayed at on holiday.

    Reviewed by Norman5.0Sep 2020

  • "Fantastic cottage."

    Friendly owners. Excellent location for exploring Mull.

    Reviewed by Matilda5.0Aug 2020

  • "To say this cottage surpassed expectations would be wildly understating the fact!"

    This was less like a holiday cottage but more like a luxury small home, in fact in terms of amenities there is more in this cottage than I have at my home! Not to mention the views which are beyond amazing, we were even lucky enough to have an eagle (could have been a buzzard, but given the size I am thinking Golden Eagle) swing by for a close view. The views themselves would be enough to sell this place, but the comfort and facilities are second to none. Cozying up in the evening with the dog in front of the fire and a movie on looking out the picture window was spectacular. As an aside, any communication I had with the owner was fantastic; really pleasant, friendly, and quick to come back.

    Reviewed by Iain5.0Aug 2020

  • "The cottage is superb."

    facilities are excellent, sauna is a nice touch and scenery from windows are awesome. if you want a peaceful relaxing holiday this is the place.

    Reviewed by Paul5.0Jul 2020

  • "Excellent views,great facilities and well equipped warm and welcoming would recomend"

    Reviewed by Andrew5.0Jan 2020

  • "This was our second visit to Starfish Cottage + we will absolutely be booking again for next year."

    Such an amazing place to visit. There really are no negatives. Highlights of the cottage are the log burner + incredible views. It's perfect for our dog with a large fully enclosed garden. The island itself has too many amazing walks to fit into one week. The Mishnish pub in Tobermory does an amazing fish + chips

    Reviewed by Chris5.0Nov 2019

  • "Fantastic property."

    Starfish Cottage was really comfortable, views were incredible too (could literally sit on the sofa and enjoy vies right over the Sound of Mull!!) Lots of lovely wildlife around as well as the friendly horses and dog from the neighboring farmhouse. The Jacuzzi bath, sauna and steam power shower were amazing,especially after long days exploring. Mull as a whole was stunning and a week just isnt long enough to see everything so we will definitely return again!!!!

    Reviewed by Sasha-catherine4.4Nov 2019

  • "This is the third year running we#ve stopped at Starfish Cottage - need I say more ?"

    Reviewed by Bernard5.0Oct 2019

  • "Nice cottage, well thinking, nice view and clean."

    Nothing miss... And also good location to visit Mull..

    Reviewed by Hugues4.7Sep 2019

  • "The cottage location, position, kitchen, lounge and bedroom fine but the bathroom was well below expectations - and a lot is made of this in the write up!"

    !!! The water supply to the shower was very hot, almost impossible to stand under. The temperature control was malfunctioning. Given that the sauna was next door it should have been possible to regulate from cold to hot easely. A very fancy and expensive piece of equipment but impossible to use for more than a few seconds at a time! The jacuzzi seemed to be a complete waste of water being almost big enough for two people. Switched it on but couldn't switch it off, except at the supply. You don't expect to hire a cottage with the description on your site and then be expected to use drinking water from plastic bottles. I had a feeling that this was not a recent malfunction and it really needs sorting out. I have no problem with water supply coming off the mountain, or discolouration, but guests should not be expected to experience any problems with water supply.

    Thank you very much for your feedback. I am really sorry to hear that you had issues with the shower but can confirm that it is now fixed. I always contact my guests to welcome them before they arrive and I also leave my contact details in the property. Unfortunately I did not hear from you or this could have been resolved during your stay. Regarding the bath, there is a button in the middle among the dials on the bath which switches the Jacuzzi on and off. All the information is in the instruction book in the property. I did contact you before your holiday to advise that, due to the bad weather, there were issues with my private water supply and I will provide pure bottled water for drinking during your stay. I assumed that this was OK as you did not advise otherwise. I am sorry that you were not happy with these issues, which have not happened before, but thank you for all your comments. Property Owner

    Reviewed by David3.4Sep 2019

  • "We have stayed at Starfish cottage in the past and we were delighted with it but ..."

    We have stayed at Starfish cottage in the past and we were delighted with it but on this occasion I felt that the standard of cleanliness had slipped slightly I had to clean the bath before we could use it and the sink in kitchen needed cleaned a quick vacuum over the floors and it was fine other than that I would definitely go back we had a fantastic relaxing holiday x

    Reviewed by Elizabeth4.1Aug 2019

  • "The midges are really bad but the views from the cottage more than make up for them, ( just take plenty repellant and keep covered )."

    Overall, a great cottage

    Reviewed by Rod4.7Aug 2019

  • "Amazing setting,beautiful cottage"

    Reviewed by Andrea4.7Jul 2019

  • "Great cottage in a lovely central Location Very comfortable."

    Would definitely recommend

    Reviewed by Brian5.0May 2019

  • "Not the first time I've stayed at Starfish cottage and hopefully it will not be my last."

    Beautiful setting, very comfortable and we'll equipped, warm and clean and thoroughly recommendable .

    Reviewed by Michael5.0Mar 2019

  • "Great location on the isle of mull Great practical facilities"

    Reviewed by Gary4.4Mar 2019

  • "The perfect place to relax after a day out on beautiful Mull."

    Has everything you need and a view to die for. This was our third visit and we will be back

    Reviewed by Jocelyn5.0Feb 2019

  • "This cottage is set in a beautiful part of mull with amazing views if your ..."

    This cottage is set in a beautiful part of mull with amazing views if your looking for a quiet hideaway this is the place for you xx

    Reviewed by Rona4.4Feb 2019

  • "Good location for exploring a great island."

    Reviewed by William5.0Dec 2018

  • "We have already booked to go back next year on the day we arrived home."

    Enough said really

    Reviewed by Chris4.4Nov 2018

  • "Nice cottage."

    Excellent views.

    Reviewed by Su3.8Oct 2018

  • "Superb location and place."


    Reviewed by Michael5.0Oct 2018

  • "This is the 2nd year running that we have stopped at Starfish Cottage and, as last year, it was absolutely fabulous and we are looking to go back again in 2019 (Though we won't wait until September again !"


    Reviewed by Bernard5.0Sep 2018

  • "Met owner of cottage and he recommended various sights to visit really appreciated."

    Reviewed by Ken5.0Jul 2018

  • "Easy to find cottage from Craignure ferry."

    Spacious everything you need to enjoy your holiday. Wonderful view from the lounge and bedroom. The sauna and jacuzzi bath are a real bonus after a day walking. The garden is secure for dogs to wander around in happily. Very quiet and peaceful and you can even see the white tailed eagles flying above the cottage.

    Reviewed by Amanda5.0Jul 2018

  • "We had to contact the owner with a couple of questions, he was extremely helpful and a pleasure to deal with."

    We would highly recommend these cottages.

    Reviewed by Judy5.0Jun 2018

  • "Isle of Mull - Wow View - Wow Starfish Cottage - Wow Wildlife - Wow"

    Reviewed by Raymond5.0May 2018

  • "Cottage is equipped home from home facilities which was great; scenery around the cottage was breath taking and very peaceful."

    Cottage is not far from the ferry and Salen is central to get around the Island to see wildlife.

    Reviewed by Louise5.0May 2018

  • "The cottage was in a beautiful location and perfect for visiting all parts of the island."

    Reviewed by Gillian5.0Mar 2018

  • "We love Mull and Starfish cottage was perfect for us and our 3 dogs."

    The cottage itself and the greeting from Donald and the cleaning ladies was very warm and welcoming.Nothing was too much trouble,even best fishing/walking spots were given!

    Reviewed by J D5.0Sep 2017

  • "This cottage was absolutely superb - we will rebook for next year"

    Reviewed by Bernard5.0Sep 2017

  • "Wonderful cottage on beautiful Mull."

    The view from the window was stunning! Comfy, homely cottage with lovely wood burner. Bathroom facilities fab and our dog loved the underfloor heating. Would highly recommend.

    Reviewed by Rebecca5.0Aug 2017

  • "Fantastic location, excellent cottage the perfect place to relax, fantastic views, a home from home place."

    Reviewed by Dennis5.0Mar 2017

  • "First time on Isle of Mull had a great time nice cottage in a good location can't wait to go back"

    Reviewed by Craig4.6Feb 2017

  • "Lovely lovely cottage thanks so much!"

    Sorry if our mutt scared the otters but the sheep got their own back but terrifying him!!

    Reviewed by Alexandra5.0Feb 2017

  • "The cottage was amazing with beautiful views and well equipped etc."

    The only niggle was the bed which creaked horrendously so we had to put it on the floor to sleep!

    Reviewed by Angie4.8Nov 2016

  • "Occasionally the hot water failed"

    Reviewed by Ross3.8Jul 2016

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  • All ground floor
  • One king-size double bedroom
  • Bathroom with Jacuzzi bath, separate shower, basin and WC
  • Kitchen
  • Utility
  • Sitting room with dining area and woodburner.
  • Ground source underfloor central 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
  • Sauna
  • Off road parking for 2 cars
  • EV charger available
  • Lawned garden with patio, porch swing chair, 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

One of four superb cottages, perfectly positioned on a hillside with sweeping views over the dramatic Sound of Mull, 6 miles from Salen on the Isle of Mull.

This wonderful cottage offers contemporary accommodation, with the extra indulgence of a king-size double bed, Jacuzzi bath and sauna.

The underfloor heating system is powered by ground source heat pumps, ensuring a cosy welcome when you return from exploring the island, while the woodburner is perfect for curling up in front of on a winter's evening.

Note: This cottage adjoins Refs. 938191, 938193 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.