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Puffer Cottage

Aros, Isle of Mull
Sleeps 2
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms 1
Change Sat
Dogs welcome 1
3 star
Downstairs bedroom
Downstairs bathroom
Internet access
Pub nearby
Shop nearby
Beach within easy reach
Towels included
Travel cot available
Highchair available
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At a glance

  • Cosy yet spacious island cottage, perfect for a couples' getaway
  • Lovingly decorated with interesting features throughout the property
  • Once part of the blacksmith's house, the property is brimming with history
  • Equally ideal for a hot summer's retreat or a cosy winter holiday
  • Set in the heart of Salen, perfectly placed for exploring all Mull has to offer
  • Just 10 miles from the island's main village of Tobermory
Property code: CA277

Experience the ultimate romantic escape when staying at this idyllic cottage set on the beautiful Isle of Mull – wildlife, adventures and tranquillity await at this delightful property.

Equidistant between the ferry terminal at Craignure and the main village of Tobermory, this beautiful property is the perfect getaway for those who want to experience true island living, see incredible wildlife and get away from the stresses of everyday life. Salen is a historic village with a small selection of shops and cafes, and is also home to Aros Castle and the MacQuarie Museum – two attractions well worth a visit. Meandering along the side of the island, you can then visit the magnificent Ben More mountain before ending up at the village of Fionnphort where you can catch the ferry to the Isle of Iona for a further day of exploring.

The perfect property for those who love an outdoors holiday, you first enter through the porch with coat and boot storage, before heading into the cosy living room. Throughout the house, there is a traditional seaside feel, particularly in the cosy living room that has brilliant antique brass portholes that cleverly light up to reveal painted ship scenes relating to the island. In the living room, there are also beautiful beams and a wood-panelled wall, with comfy seating perfect for finishing off a good book or relaxing in after a busy day. Within this space, there is also a dining area for enjoying big brunches and hearty dinners, before you head through to the kitchen. Finishing off this dainty single-floor property is a king-size bedroom that has been beautifully furnished and tastefully decorated, and a bathroom with a bath for soaking in after a busy day.

Despite not having a garden space, you will not be short of greenery as there is stunning countryside within easy access of this property. For those who don't wish to walk, you can even hire a bike from the shop in Salen to make exploring the countryside just that bit quicker and even more exciting!

Dogs are charged at £20 each per full or part week.

  • 1 bedroom - zip-and-link king-size (can be made as twin beds upon request at the time of booking)
  • 1 bathroom - bath, shower
  • Electric ceramic hob, electric double oven, dishwasher, fridge/freezer, microwave
  • Cot and highchair available upon request
  • Electric and heating included, however the owners reserve the right to make a supplement charge during winter months
  • TV
  • Wi-Fi included
  • Complex of properties
  • Limited driveway parking
  • 1 dog welcome
  • Shop, post office and bike hire in village of Salen 150 metres away
  • Laundrette facilities available adjacent to cottage

Make yourself at home in the pretty village of Salen, with its shops, post office, coffee shop and restaurant. Drive 10 miles to Tobermory, the main town on the Isle of Mull. Renowned for its colourful, harbour-front houses, it was built as a fishing port in 1788. Spend time looking in its shops and stop for something to eat in one of its restaurants. Visit the Mull Museum and the Marine Visitor Centre; take a guided tour of the Tobermory Distillery. Play golf on the town's hill-top course and book a place on one of the whale-watching or wildlife cruises that leaves from the harbour. Walk past many interesting buildings and historical sites on hikes around Mull during your stay.

Look out for 19th-century Glengorm Castle, 14.5 miles from your holiday home, for example, and Duart Castle, some 14 miles away which is the ancestral home of Clan Maclean. Visitors can explore its 13th-century keep and walk its battlements, as well as taking in spectacular views over the Sound of Mull.

Drive 16.5 miles to Calgary Beach, with its beautiful white sand and great expanse of green meadow. Spot the ruins of a small village just above it which was left during the 19th-century Highland clearances. Visit the village of Craignure, 11 miles from your base, where there is another golf course and a hotel with a spa and swimming pool.

Carol Gall

This property is personally managed by Carol.


From guests that have stayed at the property.

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Reviewed by Lynn 12th September 2020

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Well equipped cottage but no outside space, on a road junction but very quiet at night and well placed on the island

Reviewed by Mark 26th October 2019

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Location is important on the Isle of Mull, as we have found out over many years on the island, this cottage is in the perfect location with a 30 second walk to a well stocked shop. Within minutes we were at our favourite spot for Otters and Eagles. It would be a pleasure to stay in this cottage again.

Reviewed by Mrs Roughley June 2019

Puffer Cottage was warm and comfortable and spotlessly clean. It was extremely well equipped and the thoughtful little touches like bath robes, toiletries and fluffy towels to be appreciated. The Spar shop, just 50m to the left was very well stocked and had a Post Office Counter and ATM. The Salen Hotel, 100m to the right served good food. Salen isRead more a good central point from which to explore Mull. "Enjoy Mull" Tours are based in Salen and provide informative and enjoyable wildlife tours and the Eagle Watch is a must. Hide

Reviewed by Mrs Tregellas June 2019

Comfortable cottage. Well equipped and excellent location for touring.

Reviewed by Mr And Mrs Matthews May 2019

It was good location and had everything we needed for our stay

Reviewed by Mrs Ross April 2019

Perfect location to explore Mull. Cottage has everything you need for a holiday. Very comfortable and would definitely recommend. Spar is close by for groceries and even has a laundrette.

Reviewed by Mr Delday December 2018

Did what is said on the label, well laid out surprisingly spacious. Could do with a little better lighting in the dining area. Two doors down from the Spar shop. Although on the main road, road noise did not intrude. Ardmore Fish a hundred yards down the road and just across the road from the local hotel. Would happily stay again.

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