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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
  • Once part of the blacksmith's house, the property is brimming with history
  • Set in the heart of Salen, perfectly placed for exploring all Mull has to offer
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.

Escape to this romantic retreat for two on the spell-binding Isle of Mull. Once part of a blacksmith’s home, the property, which sleeps up to two guests, has been transformed into an inviting cottage. Relax, enjoy some quiet time alone and make the most of its position in the village of Salen to explore the picturesque Hebridean island. Spend time on the Isle of Mull’s beautiful beaches, walk through its fascinating landscapes and look out for its varied wildlife, including puffins.


Enter your delightful single-storey cottage to discover it has been carefully decorated and adorned with a gentle nautical theme: interesting features include two antique brass portholes, which are now picture frames, and maritime paintings. Beautiful beams and wooden ceilings enhance the character and contribute to the friendly, welcoming ambience of the cottage.


Step into your Scottish haven to discover a warm, open-plan lounge/diner at its heart. Unwind in here together after long days out exploring your scenic island setting. Watch TV, read your book and chat about all the interesting places you visited earlier on. Later on, perhaps enjoy sitting down to the fresh salmon and other local produce you have picked up on your travels and gone on to prepare in the attractive kitchen. Find a useful porch, with space for walking boots, wellies and raincoats, at your holiday home. The comfortable, generous bedroom and a modern bathroom, with its shower and bath, are conveniently on the same level as the living accommodation.


This quaint island cottage comes with dedicated off road space

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
  • Dedicated off road space
  • 1 dog welcome
  • Shop, post office and bike hire in village of Salen 150 metres away
  • Laundrette facilities available in Tobermory (10 miles away)

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.

Sarah Gordon

This property is personally managed by Sarah.


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

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Note: As the postcode is used to identify the general area of the property, it may not always reflect its precise location, therefore please only use this map as a guide.

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