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Starfish Cottage

Salen, Isle of Mull, Argyll & The Isles (Ref. 938192)

4.3

Good

Sykes rating

Features

  • Icon/Feature/Off-road parking Off road parking
  • Icon/Feature/Ground floor bedroom Ground floor bedroom
  • Icon/Feature/Sauna Sauna
  • Icon/Feature/Open fire Open fire
  • Icon/Feature/Garden or Patio Garden / Patio
  • Icon/Feature/Baby-friendly Cot available
  • Icon/Feature/Baby-friendly Highchair available
  • Icon/Feature/Washing machine Washing machine
  • Icon/Feature/Dishwasher Dishwasher
  • Icon/Feature/By the sea Seaside
  • Icon/Feature/WiFi Broadband / WiFi

Reviews

40 Customer Reviews

  • "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 JosieMay 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 AustinApr 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 NicholaOct 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 NormanSep 2020

  • "Fantastic cottage."

    Friendly owners. Excellent location for exploring Mull.

    Reviewed by MatildaAug 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 IainAug 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 PaulJul 2020

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

    Reviewed by AndrewJan 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 ChrisNov 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-catherineNov 2019

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

    Reviewed by BernardOct 2019

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

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

    Reviewed by HuguesSep 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 DavidSep 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 ElizabethAug 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 RodAug 2019

  • "Amazing setting,beautiful cottage"

    Reviewed by AndreaJul 2019

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

    Would definitely recommend

    Reviewed by BrianMay 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 MichaelMar 2019

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

    Reviewed by GaryMar 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 JocelynFeb 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 RonaFeb 2019

  • "Good location for exploring a great island."

    Reviewed by WilliamDec 2018

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

    Enough said really

    Reviewed by ChrisNov 2018

  • "Nice cottage."

    Excellent views.

    Reviewed by SuOct 2018

  • "Superb location and place."

    10/10

    Reviewed by MichaelOct 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 BernardSep 2018

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

    Reviewed by KenJul 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 AmandaJul 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 JudyJun 2018

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

    Reviewed by RaymondMay 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 LouiseMay 2018

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

    Reviewed by GillianMar 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 DSep 2017

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

    Reviewed by BernardSep 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 RebeccaAug 2017

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

    Reviewed by DennisMar 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 CraigFeb 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 AlexandraFeb 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 AngieNov 2016

  • "Occasionally the hot water failed"

    Reviewed by RossJul 2016

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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.

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.

Summary

  • 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
  • Lawned garden with patio, porch swing chair, furniture and BBQ
  • Two well-behaved dogs welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop and pub 6 miles.

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About the location

SALEN, ISLE OF MULL

Tobermory 9 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.

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If your booking can't take place due to a COVID-19 lockdown in the UK or Ireland, you can request a change of date or receive a full rental charges refund.

Owners may request any evidence that they reasonably require before making a refund. Sykes Holiday Cottages is not agreeing to pay or guarantee any refund from the Owner to you under this Book with confidence.
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