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Shieling and camping field, with view to Ben Nevis SHIELINGS ON THE ISLE OF MULL
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SHIELING OVERVIEW

Shielings are 16 unique carpeted cottage tents, in 3 glorious acres by the sea, with this great view of Ben Nevis.
Of the 16, 13 are self-contained self-catering units, 8 ensuite. Another 3 are halved for budget bedrooms - see below.

Moving into a shieling

We have made and used Shielings on Mull for 33 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. See Gallery and Site Plan. In 2016, 193 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. Please also note that in the Shieling field, where the views are stunning, cars go up to pitch and pack, but are then left in a car park nearby, to protect both grass and environment.

ENSUITE SHIELINGS

The kitchen of a shieling
The 4 Ensuites sleeping up to 6 are 10 x 5 metres (33 x 16 ft) - see Shieling layouts. They are in the front row, coloured blue and numbered E1 to E4 in the Site Plan.  E1 has a multifuel stove - see photo.  The cost for 2 people is £378 per week, or £63 per night, minimum 2 nights.

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, numbered E5 to E8. The cost for 2 people is £347 per week, £58 per night, minimum 2 nights.

E1 multifuel stove

In all Shielings, extra adults cost £48 per week, £16 per night, under 15's £36 and £12; and dogs £11 and £2.50. Boats, trailers, extra cars cost £3 per night.

Please check availability and book.

Inside a shieling

STANDARD SHIELINGS

The 5 Standard Shielings sleep up to 6 and are 7.5 x 5 metres (24 x 16 ft) - see Shieling layouts - on the ridge, with the same stunning views, numbered S9 to S13 in the Site Plan. They are within easy reach of the facilities, which we keep spotless.

The cost for 2 people is £256 per week, or £41 per night, minimum 2 nights.

In all Shielings, extra adults cost £48 per week, £16 per night, under 15's £36 and £12; and dogs £11 and £2.50. Boats, trailers, extra cars cost £3 per night.

Please check availability and book.

SHIELING EXTRAS

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 £3.50 per night or £18 per week, and Shieling bedding for £4.50 per person per night or £20 per week - see Shieling inventory. You can also hire a gas cabinet heater @ £4.50 per night, £20 per week. But please bring plenty of warm things and hope you don't need to use them.

BUDGET BEDS

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.

Budget beds cost £16 pn for adults, £12 under 15's, minimum 1 night. Even if you're on your own, you don't have to share. Details in Shieling layouts and Budget inventory. You can hire bedding and cooking and eating gear for £4.50 pp pn.

Please check availability and book.

Budget Bedroom