late availability

Cabin 1 still has availability for
15th-29th July To book 1 or both weeks please get in contact
Cabin 2 still has availability for 17th-24th June or 15th-22nd July. please see our availability calendars for August availability.

Isle of Mull Accommodation

Winter breaks on Mull Mull and Iona

 

Our Isle of Mull Accommodation here at Hart of Mull Has had a good year in 2016. But all good things come to an end and we say good bye 2016 season, and hello 2017 season, With bookings coming in for 2017, we are already making plans and carrying out winter maintenance and improvements, We have listened to our guests and are hope fully going to add a shower for use with the camping cabin so please watch this space for updates. The Barrel sauna  will be available between cabin 1 and 2 subject to availability on Booking but unfortunately the Hot tub will be removed from the end of May. In our camping cabin we are removing the double bed and replacing it with a sofa bed as a few guests have said a comfy place to sit during the day and the extra room and flexibility would be an advantage as you could use the camp beds for two individuals or the sofa bed for couples hopefully broadening our guest appeal. With all this in Mind we hope for a good winter and a good start to 2017 and look forwards to seeing lots of guest through out the year both past and new customers.

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We like taking on board what our customers think so please feel free to leave a comment on my blog about the experience you had at Hart of Mull or contact us direct.

 

 

 

Mull Eagle Watch

Mull Eagle Watch

Mull Eagle Watch for 2016.

Here on the Isle of Mull we have two Places for you to go on a Mull Eagle Watch guided tour, to see the wonderful white tailed sea eagle. With your expert guide on hand to answer all of your questions. Although you can see the wonderful sea eagle in the skies above Mull most of the time, With a wing span of an adult of over 2 meters they are hard to miss,   But it is a good experience to go and see the birds on the nest with chicks and fledglings.

Mull Eagle Watch

Mull Eagle Watch

Mull Eagle Watch Guided tours start in April to September and last for about 2 hours but can be requested at other times of the year. At a cost of £8 per adult and under 16s are £4 or a family of 4 for £20 you get a lot of information about the eagles and to see them on the nest or around about. In April the adults are normally sat on the eggs and in May hopefully they hatch,  the chicks will be in the nest till around July,in August they should fledge but will stay around the nest for a while.

The two Mull Eagle Watch sites for this year are North West Mull Community Woodlands and South West Mull and Iona Development Tiroran Community Forest. Trips can be booked via the web site www.mulleaglewatch.com

Mull Eagle Watch

Mull Eagle Watch

Mull had the white tailed sea eagle reintroduced in 1985 and in that time they have done better than was expected, and Mull eagle watch started in 2000 and has gone from strength to strength.

You can find more information at www.scotland.forestry.gov.uk/visit/mull/mull-eagle-watch

Please have a look at our accommodation for some where to stay while you are on the Isle of mull.

 

 

Camp Fire Cooking

Camp Fire Cooking brings happy memories. Every one knows that food tastes so much better for being cooked on the Camp Fire or BBQ. Here on Mull we have an abundance of fresh local food,  from farmed to wild. Today we are looking at mussels, and loch Spelve mussels are to die for, Bought fresh and cooked the same day gives them that extra special taste. Whether its the salty sea water or the fresh mountain water that runs in to the sea it mixes up to form the perfect place to grow mussels. Here are two recipes that are easy to cook and prepare while sat around the camp fire in our camping cabin or for the BBQ in our other two cabins. Camp Fire Cooking should always start with relaxing and enjoying the process as well as the end result,

Ingredients for  Camp fire cooking Thai mussels (Serves 6)

2.5kg Mussels scrubbed and debearded

80ml lime juice

1 x 400g tin coconut milk

80ml dry white wine

1 1/2 tablespoons Thai red curry paste

2 cloves of garlic

1 tablespoon fish sauce

1 tablespoon sugar

fresh coriander

Method

  1. In a large pan combine lime juice, coconut milk, wine, curry paste garlic, fish sauce and sugar. Bring to the boil for two minutes then add the mussels. Cover and cook stirring occasionally until mussels are all opened normally 5-8 minutes.
  2. Take the pan off the heat and discard any unopened mussels. Toss chopped coriander in to the pan, give it a quick stir and serve with salad and crusty bread.
  3. as an alternative to the wine you could try one of the local ales brewed on the island and if you like your mussels a little spicier add  red chilli
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Ingredients for camp fire cooking  creamy Mussels (serves 2)
 2lb of Mussels
2oz butter
1 clove chopped garlic
1 finely chopped onion
5fl oz dry white wine
3 tablespoons double cream
salt and pepper to taste
chopped parsley
Method
1. Melt the butter in a large pan and add the onion and garlic and fry until soft
2. pour in the wine and when it comes to the boil put in the mussels
3.cover with a lid and simmer for 4  5 minutes shacking the pan occasionally. All the mussels should now be open,  remove any unopened mussels and discard.
4. Remove the open mussels from the pan and keep them warm, Boil the liquid until it has reduced by half and then add the cream, season to taste and add the parsley.
5. pour the sauce over the muscles and serve with salad and crusty bread.
Top tip:-  use the mussel shell as a pincer to pull out the other mussels to save burning your fingers and they can also be used to scoop up the sauce as a spoon.
Hope this has wetted your appetite for Camp fire Cooking here on the Isle of Mull

Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year

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Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year.

We wish all our past and new customers a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year.

Please see our News letter Below with news of updates to the cabins and new ventures.

As you can see calmac have slashed the ferry price with the introduction of ret, so now is a fantastic time to see the wonders of Mull.

Why not give some one that special Happy Christmas and a Happy New Year with a gift of a Holiday.

Gift Vouchers can be purchased for your loved ones to  redeem against their  holiday. Short breaks are available over the winter months where our dark starry sky’s can be viewed with the occasional Aurora.

 

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Milky Way from Hart of Mull Self catering log Cabins Isle of Mull

Aurora at Hart of Mull Log Cabins

Aurora at Hart of Mull Log Cabins

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Winter breaks on Mull Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year.

Hart of Mull

Log Cabins

2016

Here at Hart of Mull Self Catering Log Cabins We hope you are all well. We thought we would let you know of a few changes we have made to cabin 1, we added a sauna  heated by logs hoping this would add to the relaxing atmosphere, We have also added a shower over the bath as asked for by a few past guests.

Our new venture last year was a camping cabin with log burner for a cosy back to nature alternative to camping with no electricity for a real feeling of escaping and relaxing without the buzz of the modern world. Cooking over a camp fire even makes your cup of tea taste better. Take a sauna in your own private sauna cabin. With composting toilet to make the whole experience of escaping the modern world complete.

If you are thinking of coming back to Mull please have a look at our web site and as we now have ret a single car journey on the ferry from Oban is only £16 and £3.45 per person.

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Ferry prices are slashed to £16 per car and £3.45 per person

 

Even more white tailed sea eagles

 

Nature at its best

 

Experience the relaxing log heated Hot tub and sauna

 

Relax in our cosy camping cabin and your own sauna cabin

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Late availability on the Isle of Mull

Isle of Mull

 

Late Availability on the Isle of Mull.

 

Have you just decided that you would like to get away from it all, are the kids just driving you up the wall.                                                                                      

Late Availability on the Isle of Mull

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Here on Mull we have vast amounts of open space to let the kids run wild, beaches full of sand or rock pools to keep the kids entertained.

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Around Mull

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After a long day of running free in our fresh air they will probably sleep for hours giving you the opportunity to sit down with a glass of Wine or a pot of tea, sounds good. even if your just a couple and needing to relax the fresh air and romantic forest walks will make you relax and after a good nights sleep be ready to face going back to work  the winter months ahead.

Late availability

Cabin 1, 15th-29th July 2017

Cabin 2, 17th-24th June 2017 and 15th-22nd July 2017

for Dates in August  in cabins  1 and 2 check out our availability calendars

We still have dates through May to October in our camping cabin Please check our availability calendars for all our cabins  

 

We do still have a few dates in our Late availability on the Isle of Mull , so please contact us at hartofmull@btinternet.com   to see what offer we can give you.

Ben More on the Isle of Mull

Ben More

Ben More on the Isle of Mull

We find the view of Ben More on the Isle of Mull can change daily from snow capped tops with a coat of fresh daily snow and sun capped to the low cloud that makes the mystery of how high does it go. straight  from sea level up Ben More on the Isle of Mull towers above you, calling you to climb. You have to go prepared for the weather to change at the drop of a hat, and remember the temperature drops as you climb and some times a sea mist can come in and visibility can be bad.

Ben More

Ben More

Spring Equinox on Mull

Ben More

Ben More

Ben More

 

 

 

 

 

 

Opposite the track for Dhiseig there is a large parking area on the grass, just east of a bridge, on the shore side of the A8035. Start by heading up the track passing the sign for the Benmore footpath and keeping straight ahead at the entrance to the house at Dhiseig, following the sign that just says ‘up’.Head straight through a gate and then bear slightly right to follow a path alongside the Abhainn Dhiseig which tumbles down in a small gorge. As you climb the views behind of Ulva and other smaller islands improve. At a fence bear left to follow it to a gate and go through the gate. Here two sets of paths have been worn both of which converge higher up the hill, either bear right to continue to follow the Abhainn Dhiseig or follow the worn ground straight ahead SSE I found the latter route quite boggy.Soon the top of the peak of Ben More can be seen directly ahead. Aim directly for Ben More, crossing a side stream at a clear crossing point with a worn path ignoring the path that branches off towards An Gearna. Soon the path runs alongside the Abhainn Dhiseig passing some very ruined buildings – marked on the map, but now only piles of stones, and then crossing the stream at an easy spot to continue uphill on the far side.Pass a series of waterfalls on the left and follow the path, which becomes increasingly stony and eroded as you climb.

Ben More

Ben More

Ben More

Ben More

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The path keeps fairly close to the stream at first, but it is also possible to head directly up the more grassy ground to the right or southwest. As the ridge becomes more defined, a series of small cairns marks the clear path, which is now stony and scree-covered in places. On the steepest ground it ascends in small zig zags until the gradient eases onto the summit ridge.From here the views become much more dramatic, with the ridge route from A’chioch coming into view. Follow the ridge southeast to reach the large summit shelter and tiny stumps of the remains of the trig point at 966m. To the south the ridge extends dramatically whilst just to the south of the summit is the start of the scramble route heading eastnortheast to A’Chioch.On a clear day the mainland summits such as Ben Cruachan can clearly be seen and there are great views over most of Mull and to Ulva. . The easiest and quickest route back is to retrace your outward steps to return directly to the road. We always advise you to let some one know you are going to be climbing up Ben More and advise them with the time you are expecting to be back . Here at www.hartofmull.co.uk we are happy for you to let us know  when you are climbing and if  you book to stay with us in our cabin 1 we can have  your hot tub and sauna ready for your return for a small charge. Please have a look at our accommodation at www.hartofmull.co.uk So come and enjoy Ben More on the Isle of mull , while you are here see what the rest of Mull has to offer.

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Spring Equinox on Mull

Spring Equinox on Mull
Spring Equinox on Mull

 

 

The spring equinox on mull, like everywhere, is technically when we pass from winter to summer and after what feels like a long winter, spring on the Isle of mull is finally underway, the snowdrops have given way to the first daffodils, the first buds are appearing on the trees, and the snow is quickly melting on Ben More.

Spring Equinox on MullAs I write we have just past the equinox and here on mull, as usual it was accompanied by a flurry of spectacular nights watching the aurora. Nobody really understands why the equinoxes seem to have such a close tie with aurora displays, but for me this is a special time of year and for one I enjoy getting wrapped up against the cold to watch this wonderful phenomenon. March 15th was the best I have ever seen and I took the chance to take out the camera and see what I could capture, I emphasize I am a strict amateur that I am only just getting used to the complexity of my camera.

The cold starry nights are now giving way to lengthening daylight and a little more heat in the sun, the animals have certainly noticed that spring is here and when I wake in the morning it is noticeable that more and more birds are singing and going about their business and we can all look forward to the latest generation of young been reared on the Isle of Mull.

Spring Equinox on Mull

Spring on the Isle of mull is the time of year when the residents all get prepared for the summer season, people on the island have a smile on their face after their semi-hibernation and there is a last minute panic to get all the little last minute jobs done that the winter weather wouldn’t allow.

 Here at hart of mull log cabins we have installed a new electric shower in cabin 1 and the paint brush is about to get its annual outing for the regular timber treatment, also plans are afoot for the installation of a Jacuzzi hot tub at cabin 2 and the turf roofs are about to begin on the camping cabin and sauna.

 Next stop mid summer’s day.

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Isle of Mull

Isle of Mull

 

 Isle of Mull 

Isle of Mull is a fantastic place to live and work and I feel blessed for having had the chance to experience it. I love having the opportunity to promote the Isle of Mull through my blog, and I hope every one enjoys reading it. So my job is to make you want to come on your next holiday here to the Isle of Mull. I think there are lots of reasons why you should but I will list only a few I promise not to go on too long.

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When I want to go on holiday I look for some where with a variety of views and changing scenery Isle of Mull ✔. The people are friendly ✔. There will be wild life aplenty in there natural environment ✔. If I want to walk for miles in unspoilt country side I can✔or visit historical castles or churches I can✔. We also have little fishing villages, colourful villages  and beautiful sandy beaches and rocky coves.

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We have some wonderful restaurants with fresh locally supplied food from fish to venison with local beef pork and lamb even biscuits and cheese all coming up tops. If you would rather stop at your rented accommodation and cook for your self you can buy local produce in many of the small shops around the Isle of Mull and at the local producers markets that are held around the Island over summer. If its a tipple you are after here on the Isle of Mull we have micro brewery brewing mulls own beer and a whiskey Distillery where you can visit and see Isle of Mull whiskey being distilled, then we have an array of pubs, bars, hotels and cafés along with restaurants where you can taste the local products. Our wild life here on mull is plentiful but if you would like help in finding it or just putting a name to it there are lots of people here on Mull that can help you make the most of your holiday. If all you want from your holiday here on the Isle of Mull is to relax and get away from it all then you can do that as well. Many a person has come to Mull with a poetic side to write and Mull has inspired many from Mendelssohn to the band  Elbow to write fantastic music poems and story. If its a photo to a painting that you need inspiration for then you will be in the right place here on Mull. Well I did say I would not go on for so long , but when I get going on how much the Isle of Mull has to offer a holiday maker make the memories that will last a life time, how long is too long. So start your journey now and book your accommodation try www.hartofmull.co.uk  or www.isleofmullaccommodation.co.uk  and ferry with www.calmac.co.uk . Many thanks for reading my blog and I hope we have made you decide to make the Isle of Mull your next holiday destination.

Self Catering Winter Breaks on the Isle of Mull

Winter breaks on Mull
 Self Catering Winter Breaks on the Isle of Mull 

Self  Catering Winter Breaks on the Isle of Mull. Here on Mull winter is a special time. The summer visitors leave the island a quiet calm comes over us. Mull is never over crowded as we are limited by the ferry’s, but in winter it becomes a magical place. If you decide on a Self Catering Winter Breaks on the Isle of Mull, you get to see the fantastic beaches mostly all to your self,  The roads have very few cars and all the wild life even seems to be relaxed. And you may also get the chance to see Aurora and the many stars. You will notice we have very few street lights on Mull so little or no  light pollution on the island. We also have a few spectacular water falls, and plenty of fantastic views. We are here to help you book your Self Catering Winter Breaks on the Isle of Mull.

 

 

 

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Here at www.hartofmull.co.uk you can sit on the covered decking. where you can  enjoy the many garden birds visiting the trees surrounding the cabins, and by night see owls and bats fly around by moon light. In the evening you can enjoy the milky way and many stars or just sit out and enjoy the fresh air and relax. Many of our visitors have said they have never slept so well as they have while here, with the fresh winter air a nice walk, Or just  relax in the log heated barrel sauna  for a relaxing time. We are open all year so if you fancy a short  Self Catering Winter Breaks on the Isle of Mull or a  Spring Summer or Autumn one please contact us here at www.hartofmull.co.uk we are always glad to hear from you.

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If you decide you would like a Self Catering Winter Breaks on the Isle of Mull, then we have three cabins for you to choose from.  Our log cabin 1, cabin 2 or camping cabin. Both Cabin 1 and 2 can sleep up to 4 people with a double room a twin room and either can be booked with the sole use of our log heated  barrel sauna, Subject to availability 

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Our Log Cabin 1 has a bath and shower while  cabin 2 has just a shower. both cabins have a fitted kitchen with all you will need to cater for your self. If you do not want to cook there is a hotel just a 5 minute walk in to the village with a public bar and bar meals and is open all year. Salen also has a very good Italian restaurant open April to October.

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Our third cabin is very different from the other cabins we have. It consists of  two cabins one of which is the living/sleeping area with log stove for heating and cooking,  the other cabin is the Sauna for bathing. There is also a composting toilet and a fire pit for out side cooking and siting around the camp fire. the cabin sleeps two adults on a double sofa bed and can also accommodate two children on camp beds. Please note our camping cabin has no electricity and is heated by a stove and candles for light. So it is a true relaxing get away from mod cons.

Please ask for prices  for a Self Catering Winter Breaks on the Isle of Mull. Want a short break, We can offer from 1 night in the camping cabin all year round and three nights in cabin 1 and 2 over the winter months but only full weeks in the main the season .

 

 

 

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