Shieling Tents come in 16 various, uniquely tiled and carpeted tents, in our 3 acre top field overlooking the sea. As they are located on an elevated spot, they offer breath-taking views up Loch Linnhe toward Ben Nevis.
All 16 of them are self-contained, self -catering units. 7 of them each sleeping up to 4 people, 9 of them each sleeping up to 6 people. 8 of them have Ensuite facilities and 5 are our Standard Shieling Tents, with full use of our shared tented toilet and shower facilities.
The Ensuite & Standard Shieling Tents, each have a basic camping kitchen area, so cooking can be done inside your tent, but you are also welcome to use our common room facilities if you wish.
All Standard & Ensuite Shieling Tents are fitted with a smokeless fuel stove for your comfort. A scuttle of smokeless fuel can be purchased at reception.
Another 2 are our Small Shieling Tents, while 1 is our Budget-Bed Shieling Tent, all of which offer ultra basic camping under canvas, without having to pitch your own tent, handy if the weather is wet. All of them sleep up to 4 people.
The Budget Bed Shieling Tent is located on the lower park, next to reception, while all other Shieling Tents are up on the Top Field.
When staying in our Budget Bed, or Small Shieling Tents, you can cook and eat in the Shieling Common Room, located on the top field, or in the pot washing facility on the lower park. On chillier evenings, you can sit by the smokeless fuel stove in the Shieling Common Room. A scuttle of smokeless fuel can be purchased at reception.
Shielings have been on Mull for 35 years, long before glamping was ever even heard of. They were inspired by the summer dwellings of Highland shepherds tending their flocks by mountain and shore in days gone by.
They offer spacious, airy, dry, fireproof, bright accommodation and are very strong.
You have all the comfort of an ultra basic cottage, whilst still experiencing all that camping under canvas has to offer. Be at one with nature, listening to the sea and birds.
Shieling Tents are not insulated, so be sure to pack plenty warm clothes to avoid being cold if the weather should turn distinctly Scottish and hope you don't need to use them.
They all have electric lighting and a socket allowing you to charge your devices, use hair dryers or similar.
Cooking & Eating Kits can be hired for £2.00 per 2 persons (up to a max of 6 persons). They include crockery, cutlery, pot with lid, frying pan and basic utensils. You will be required to pay an additional £5 refundable cash deposit upon arrival when hiring this kit from us, which will be refunded to you on your day of departure when the kit is returned to us in full, clean and undamaged.
Cot and high chair can be requested free of charge if available.
If you are booking one of our Standard Shieling Tents, En-suite Shieling Tents, or Large En-suite Shieling Tents and are a Family or group of more than 4 people, all staying in the one tent together for 7 nights or more, then the 5th and 6th person will stay for free.