For our August Summer holiday this year, we knew that we really wanted to visit the Isle of Mull, in particular beautiful Tobermory. On a limited budget, finding accommodation for a family of five during school holidays, was always going to be something of a challenge. That’s why we couldn’t believe our luck when we discovered this little gem! We stayed here as regular paying visitors and our only incentive for writing this review is to share our knowledge of this fabulous place.
Tigh Gorm is a two bedroom wooden cabin situated in upper Tobermory, on the Isle of Mull. It is part of a development of several similar cabins, some of which are holiday lets and others which appear to be residential. There is undercover parking for your car right outside the door (useful for unpacking and packing your car in the lovely Scottish weather!) Outside the cabin, there is a lovely patio with a picnic table, a beautiful view over Tobermory Bay and a grassy slope, which proved very popular for roly polies with the kids!
Having paid an incredibly reasonable £400 for a week’s booking in August, our hopes for the interior of the cabin weren’t particularly high but we were really pleasantly surprised! The decoration and facilities were lovely, with lots of attractive homely touches. We particularly liked the paintings and pottery by local artists. There was a double room with comfortable full size bed, a second bedroom with two sets of bunk beds, a lounge diner, modern kitchen and surprisingly spacious bathroom.
Being located in upper Tobermory certainly had its advantages! It was very quiet and peaceful and very handy for the children’s playground which was literally a two minute walk away. The playground was a big hit with our youngest daughter. She loved the fairy toadstools and the willow house with tree stump table and chairs! Even more exciting was the fact that we were literally next door to the Park Lodge Hotel, which was used as Josie Jump’s House during filming for the BBC’s Balamory childen’s programme!
We really enjoyed our week at Tigh Gorm! It was very comfortable and cosy when the weather was bad and the patio area was fantastic when the sun came out. The unexpected bonus of wifi was also a nice surprise, as it wasn’t listed when we booked.
We booked this accommodation through the Island Holiday Cottages agency but it can also be booked directly with the owners at Hebridean Island Escapes. If you and your family are interested in visiting the Isle of Mull, check back soon for more blog posts about this amazing island.