This is one of the best holiday houses we have stayed in. Clean, comfortable and a real home from home. We visited for a blustery few days in March, so the warm haven of the cottage was very welcome. Cottage is very well appointed, and great to relax in. It is located just before you reach Tobermory when coming from the ferry, and has a lovely craft shop, fish shop and restaurant across the lane. As we were there before the tourist season got underway, the restaurant didn't appear to be open. Hylda, the owner, is on site in Baliscate House, if there were any problems or queries (we had none - it was perfect). A short walk downhill to Tobermory sorted out Day 1 for us - which was fortunate as we decided on the Distillery tour while we were there. A word of warning - the hill back to Baliscate is steep! Tobermory itself is delightful with the distinctive buildings made famous in Balamory and several craft and specialist shops to browse in, as well as the harbour and several pubs and restaurants. Ploughman's Cottage is a perfect base from which to go exploring the island. Beds were comfortable, two ensuite bathrooms makes life easy and the kitchen and lounge are spacious and comfortable. Free wifi connection is a good point, although island connectivity is hit and miss!
My wife and I have just returned from a week staying in Ploughman's Cottage, which has to be one of the best holiday cottages we have stayed at. The cottage is very clean, tidy, well equipped, decorated and furnished. The cottage is one of several at Balliscate House which is set back from the main road out of Tobermory, but only about 10 minutes walk and 2 minutes drive down to the Harbour. The location is very quiet but there is a fabulous Restaurant just round the corner, The Hebridean Lodge 2 minutes walk away. The friendly owner of the properties Hylda lives opposite and so is on hand to sort out any problems ( we had no problems)and provide local advice.
This Cottage would be ideal for 2 couples sharing or a small family with 2 children, as there are 2 Bathrooms upstairs and a downstairs toilet/washroom.
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