Ross Of Mull Bunkrooms, Fionnphort, Isle of Mull PA66 6BL
Call Rachel Ball on 07759 615200
OverviewOn the beautiful Ross of Mull these newly renovated bunkrooms provide self-catering accommodation for small groups and families with a minimum stay of 2 nights. Located less than a mile from the village of Fionnphort, the location is an ideal base for exploring the dramatic cliffs, white shell-sand beaches and unspoilt natural environment of the Ross of Mull Peninsula whilst experiencing the superb wildlife and rich history of the island. Fionnphort is the ferry port for Iona, as well as the point for day trips to the islands of Staffa and Lunga in the Treshnish Isles. The bunkhouse sleep 8 in two bunkrooms each with their own bathroom. On the same site Achaban house provides luxury accommodation for up to 14 guests in 6 bedrooms. The bunkhouse can be hired for sole use or a single bunkroom can be rented for private use. The bunkhouse has a well equipped kitchen and a spacious sitting/dining room with woodburner and stunning view over Loch Pottie (Loch Poit na h-I). The site is surrounded by 6 acres of excellent wildlife habitat with lots of space for parking and outdoor equipment. Just outside is a standing stone which is reputed to have been erected as one of a series of signposts to the Isle of Iona.
This accommodation is featured on our map of West coast of Scotland, Skye and the Hebrides and here is its own website.
Beds & Rooms:8: 2x4
Open:March - October. November - February whole bunkhouse only
Price per night:For the rest of 2020, Ross of Mull Bunkrooms will only be operating on an exclusive use basis, in line with the Scottish government's easing of lockdown. We are offering a flexible rate this August, starting at £125 per night for 2 people, +£9 each per extra person up to 8 people. In September the basic rate is £105 and for October-March it is £95.
Booking:Book online or get in touch for more information.
Directions:From the ferry port at Craignure turn left and follow the A849 across the south west of the island for 34 miles. The bunkrooms are one mile before Fionnphort and are signposted from this road on the right.
Public Transport:There are buses from Craignure ferry port to the Ross of Mull. The driver will stop at the Ross of Mull Bunkrooms. Request when getting your ticket.
Walks:Long Distance Walks
This accommodation is by the sea, is available to individuals, is an 'Eco Hostel' and has a pub within walking distance. It is on the Re-opening for Summer 2020 page, the Small Hostels Map and the Skye and the Hebrides map.
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December 24th 2018
Mull is a Hebridean island with few settlements and large areas of open wilderness populated by both rare and common wildlife. During our few winter days on the island we spotted Otters playing in the bright waters of a sea loch, Whooper Swans, Deer, a Hen Harrier, and a Heron, not to mention the free roaming sheep and Hairy Coos.Read More
As soon as the government recommends that is it safe to do so, Ross of Mull Bunkrooms will be open for groups of 2 to 8 people which comply with regulations on mixing households..
June 27th 2020
For the rest of 2020, Ross of Mull Bunkrooms will only be operating on an exclusive use basis with prices from only £95 per night. The proposed date for re-opening is currently July 15th, although this is subject to constant review. Guests are advised that they will be able to book a ferry to the Isle of Mull from July 1st, but only from 2 weeks prior to their journey. Please see Calmac’s website for updates.
Ross of Mull Bunkrooms are located less than a mile from the ferry link to Iona at Fionnphort. Ideal for exploring the superb wildlife, rich history & shell-sand beaches of the Ross of Mull, so loved by outdoor enthusiasts. Perfect for day trips to Staffa, the Treshnish Isles & Iona. There are two 4 bunk rooms, a well-equipped kitchen, woodburner & stunning views.
Make this Christmas/New Year one to be remembered.
September 20th 2019
Turn your back on the bright lights and the crowds, go to the magical Isle of Mull and spend Christmas or New Year 2019 at the Ross of Mull self catering Bunkrooms. Up to 8 people can stay in the two rooms for just £140-£176 per night (depending on the number of guests).
What’s stopping you? Imagine a Christmas or New Year, surrounded by mountains, lochs stunning beaches, star filled skies, abundant wildlife and that incredible sound of silence. Book soon, before its too late.
Wild Swimming on the Isle of Mull
July 23rd 2019
The sea has warmed up, so now is the time to go wild swimming. In the local area of the Bunkrooms there are 16 stunning beaches on Iona and the Ross of Mull to choose from for a dip in the ocean.
There is a group of us locally who go wild swimming on a regular basis, some in wetsuits, some not, and here are our recommendations for the best places to go.
Uisken Beach is very pretty, sheltered and shallow with numerous offshore islands to explore and deeper channels in places. The underwater landscape is fascinating – a wonderful array of seaweeds varied in texture and colours of red, green and brown. Sand eels, flatfish, crabs and many other species are spotted as you swim by. Uisken Beach is easily accessible with a small car park right on the edge of the sand.
Fidden Beach has an outstanding setting of pink granite outcrops and turquoise bays fringed with white shell sand. It has car parking at the beach and a very shallow walk in. There is lots of marine life to view, in particular there is a colony of common seals which are often seen basking on the outlying rocks. They are very curious so if you are lucky they may join you on your swim.
Tormor Beach requires a walk in of around a mile through the fascinating remains of a derelict pink granite quarry. There are stunning views out over the Sound of Iona and Iona Abbey can be easily seen. It is a sheltered deep anchorage although it is safest to swim around the old pier at slack water. Shoals of juvenile Pollock are usually seen in the shallows.
Port Ban Beach on Iona is very sheltered with cliffs on either side. On an incoming tide the long gentle slope releases heat from the sun-warmed sand into the water and because of this it’s a very popular location for wild swimmers and families. It requires a walk of around a mile and a half from the ferry to reach the beach.
We are very happy to provide our guests with additional information on the best places to have a dip on our outstanding coastline.