Glamping Isle of Mull Scotland
Shielings offer glamping on The Isle of Mull Scotland with 16 unique carpeted cottage tents, in 3 glorious acres by the sea, with a great view of Ben Nevis. Of the 16, 13 are self-contained self-catering units, 8 ensuite. Another 3 are halved for budget bedrooms. We ‘re blessed in a beautiful site, handy for ferry, buses and all facilities. You can save money by coming on foot, especially for short breaks.
David Gracie has made and used Shielings on Mull for 32 years, long before glamping. Big, airy, dry, fireproof, bright and very strong. You’ve the comfort of a cottage, at one with nature, listening to sea and birds. Shielings were summer cottages of Highland shepherds tending flocks by mountain and shore. A happy time, long carefree island days. In 2015 137 customers reviewed the Shielings. Most thought them a simple, good idea; spacious, bright, and clean; a balance of camping and luxury, with comfortable beds and excellent value for money. Campers liked not pitching and packing tents in wet weather. Many came on foot or bike, saving the ferry cost of car or caravan. But Shielings are not insulated, so bring plenty of warm clothes to avoid being cold if there’s a gale.
Shieling Holidays is quiet, peaceful and very beautiful and family run, with a warm welcome with super facilities and spotlessly clean!
The 4 Ensuites sleeping up to 6 are 10 x 5 metres (33 x 16 ft). They are in the front row and coloured blue on http://www.shielingholidays.co.uk/SitePlan.html.
The 4 Ensuites sleeping up to 4 are 7.5 x 5 metres (24 x 16 ft). They are on the ridge, with the same stunning views.
The 5 Standard Shielings sleep up to 6 and are 7.5 x 5 metres (24 x 16 ft) on the ridge, with the same stunning views. They are within easy reach of the facilities, which we keep spotless.
Backpackers, cyclists and others on a budget don’t always want to pitch their own tents, especially for a single night or in stormy weather. So we halved some Shielings to make a Budget Bedroom at each end, each with its own door and twin beds (join them for a double if you like). You either cook in your bedroom, or in the Shieling Common Room. You can hire bedding and cooking and eating gear for £4 pp pn.
- Free hot showers and dishwashing, constant hot water
- Free clothes washing by hand
- Free wi-fi
- Pay for laundrette and bike hire
- Calor, Gaz, payphone
- Wildlife trail (sea otters live on site)
- Shieling Common Room, multifuel stove and microwave
- Campfire and barbecue point
- TV, games, sandpit and swing
THE SHIELING DRYER
One winter David had to mend a timber lifeboat from a Clyde Puffer. He had to dry the timbers first. How, in winter in Mull? Answer: the Shieling Dryer – www.ShielingDryer.co.uk. Wind passing the open ends makes a through draft. It has dried clothes ever since. Save money, save the planet. Hang it, forget it, just drying in the rain. For free. You can see that David Bellamy likes the smaller Family Dryer.
THINGS TO DO
The ideal base for Mull: stroll to pub, shop, cafe, ferry, buses for Tobermory and Iona (for Staffa); walk to swimming pool, castles, and hills.
- Wildlife Trail – on site; sea otters are your neighbours
- Wildlife Tours – sea eagles, seals, porpoises, dolphins, whales
- Hill of the Two Winds
- Ben More
- Duart Castle, where the home baking is legendary
- Enchanting Beaches
from £330 to £360 per week for 2 people or £55 to £60 per night (min 2 night stay).
from £244 per week for 2 people or £39 per night (min 2 nights)
In all Shielings extra adults £44 per week, £15 per night, under 15’s £32 and £11.
Dogs £10.50 per week, £2. per night.
Boats, trailers, extra cars £3 per night.
Adults £15 per night, under 15’s £11, minimum 1 night.
The Shielings all have electric lighting, so you can charge batteries and use hair dryers. All the heavy things like table, chairs, cooker, worktops, carpets, curtains and beds and pillows are standard. Cot and high chair free if available.
You can hire a Shieling cooking kit from us for £3 per night or £17 per week, and Shieling bedding for £4 per person per night or £19 per week. You can also hire a gas cabinet heater @ £4 per night, £19 per week. But please bring plenty of warm things and hope you don’t need to use them.
CAMPING AND SELF CATERING COTTAGES ALSO AVAILABLE
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