Shieling Holidays, Craignure, Mull, Argyll, PA65 6AY
Right on the sea, with views to Ben Nevis. There are otters on site, and you may see porpoises, dolphins and eagles. Your accommodation is in shared Shielings, unique carpeted cottage tents, made on Mull, which are clean, bright and spacious and have real beds for 2, 4, or 6 people. Or you can hire a Shieling to yourself or stay in a self catering cottage. There are super showers, and a communal Shieling with woodburning stove, TV, payphone and launderette. Free WiFi. Campfire. Stroll to the ferry, pub, café, shops, and swimming pool. Walk to Duart Castle, home of the Clan Maclean. Catch the bus for Tobermory for Iona (where Columba brought Christianity to Scotland) and for Staffa (home of puffins, and inspiration for Mendelssohn’s overture ‘Fingal’s Cave’). A perfect base for all Mull. You don’t need a car.This accommodation is featured on our map of West coast of Scotland, Skye and the Hebrides and here is its own website.
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Grid Ref 724 369. From ferry, left on the A849 to Iona. After 400 metres, left opposite church past old pier to reception by the sea – 800 metres in all.
From Glasgow, rail or bus (0871 266 3333) at 12.00, ferry (01680 340258) at 1555 from Oban, arrive Mull 16.45; back by 11.00 ferry, arrive Glasgow by 1530. Please check times before travel.
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Plan your summer holiday surrounded by beauty and wildlife, without breaking the bank.
Family holidays on the Isle of Mull. Plan your summer holiday surrounded by beauty and wildlife and without breaking the bank. You can book a great value holiday in a ready erected Shieling tent on the Isle of Mull. Sleep on real beds and wake up to the sounds of wildlife around, with the sea shore and stunning views just outside the door. Surrounded by peace and wildlife, you can watch otters on the site and enjoy a campfire in the evening. Book a stay at Shieling holidays for wildlife, beauty and great value for money.
There’s enough there to keep me and my binoculars busy all week.
With the chilly mist descending outside my window, I cast my mind forward to summer – or at least to warmer days. When the cold and dark doesn’t limit my outdoor time quite so much, and the call of the woodburning stove is silent, I might think of a break on one of the Scottish Islands. Why not Mull?
If you leave your car in Oban and take the ferry, The Sheilings might be one of the first things you see as you draw in to Craignure. An immaculate holiday park with a collection of glamp-y ‘shielings’ to stay in as well as cottages and camping. Browse their website and you’ll see what I’m talking about. The owners are friendly and knowledgable about the island and its attractions. A great place to base yourself.
Mull is pulling at me because of the wildlife. A brief glimpse of an otter in the River Eden in Cumbria, circling red kites in central Wales, porpoises off the Black Isle have all been the crowns on top of various holidays. Mull might offer me even more. A quick bit of research tells me that The Isle of Mull is home to otters, puffins, white-tailed and golden eagles, dolphins, basking sharks and owls of various species. There’s enough there to keep me and my binoculars busy all week.
I’ll bet I’m not the only person wondering forward to a summer break. The Shielings, in fact the whole of Mull, are likely to be popular during the holiday season.I’d better make my booking now while I’m thinking on. You should too.
The Sheilings provided Ideal accommodation for cyclists at the start the Super-brevet of Audax UK cycle ride in 2016.
Shieling Holidays provides bunks and self catering facilities within strong canvas building and there are bike storage facilities available. You can out more about the Super-brevet of Audaxfind here.