Glamping on the Isle of Mull

Glamping on the Isle of Mull
 Glamping on the Isle of Mull 

 Glamping on the Isle of Mull. Our story so far.

We hope Glamping on the Isle of Mull will be as popular as our self catering log cabins. We imported Kelo wood from the forests of Finland and Russia  and began the build of our Camping Cabin and Sauna Cabin. Getting the heavy logs from the side of the road down to the field behind our house was a long and heavy process, as the kelo logs are a dense heavy wood, but with help from friends we managed and the build began.

 

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We started with firm foundations luckily the peat was not too deep at this point, and the Cabins soon went up. All the logs had been pre cut and numbered and fastened in place with square pegs in to round holes.

Glamping on the Isle of Mull

Glamping on the Isle of Mull

Glamping on the Isle of Mull

The weather was good to us and we managed to get the roof and floors done along with the doors and windows. Our Glamping on the Isle of Mull was on its way.

Glamping on the Isle of Mull

Next came the stoves for both cabins. The Harvia log burning  Sauna stove came from Finland and soon manages to warm up the Sauna to heat in excess of 70 degrees and when water is put on the stones  it feels hot, so the cold plunge pool out side is a blessing to cool down.

Glamping on the Isle of Mull

Glamping on the Isle of Mull

The log burning stove in the Camping Cabin will be used for both heating the cabin and for cooking. We are also getting a fire pit out side for cooking alfresco or for just sitting around the camp fire. The cabin will have no electricity so you will need candles for light, and  along with the flickering log burning stove a truly romantic back to nature feel. A cosy camping holiday with the luxury of your own little log cabin and sauna cabin for the most relaxing holiday you have ever wanted, You may never want to go back to the hustle and bustle of life again.

Glamping on the Isle of Mull

Glamping on the Isle of Mull

Water will be from an out side tap.

We then started on the out side composting toilet. This is in a separate shed to the rear of the cabin, And has a very comfy polystyrene seat as used in Finland. When we was on a holiday to Finland we stayed in a cabin with a composting toilet, and I was quite surprised to see how clean and not at all like I imagined the composting toilet was, and if I can say a lot less smelly than a flushing toilet. You do feel to be at one with nature when you are at the  camping cabin.

Glamping on the Isle of Mull

Glamping on the Isle of Mull

Glamping on the Isle of Mull

Glamping on the Isle of Mull

When I went to take the photos this morning I got this one of 4 deer sat in the next field, It was only taken on my phone so could not focus in but they are there if you look close.

Glamping on the Isle of Mull

Glamping on the Isle of Mull

We then started on the ground work and got 20 tones of Sand and gravel to lay for the paths and out side seating area where the fire pit will be. And that is where we are at the moment. We will take more photos as we get on with the ground work and when we build the fire pit. if you would like to book to stay in our back to basics Camping cabin or as it is said now Glamping on the Isle of Mull in 2014 please contact us by e-mail for availability or any questions you may have www.hartofmull.co.uk for availability and price please click this link. https://hartofmull.co.uk/availability-for-self-catering-on-the-isle-of-mull-2014/

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The Milky Way and Aurora

Milky Way from Hart of Mull Self catering log Cabins Isle of Mull
 The Milky way and Aurora 

The Milky Way and Aurora or the Northern Lights. As you can see from the Photo above the milky way is quite spectacular. The photo was taken in early October 2013 by  http://sjportlockphotography.wordpress.com/

 

 

 

Milky Way and aurora

Milky Way from Hart of Mull Self Catering Log Cabins

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Milky way and Aurora or  the Northern Lights can be seen on a clear evening in the dark winter months.  But as they are both natural conditions they can not be guaranteed . I think that sat out side on a dark winters night surrounded by darkness, the millions of stars, the odd bat and owl flying around and the sound of the deer ruts in the distance is quite romantic. And if you book our log cabin 1 you can watch all of this while sat in a Barrel Hot tub.

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

Aurora

The Milky way and Aurora

red deer

It is easier than you think to see Aurora borealis or northern lights in the Uk. All you need is a dark place a clear sky and good timing. We have the dark place, clear sky’s and good timing we can not guarantee  http://helios.swpc.noaa.gov/ovation/ this link might be able to help with the timing.

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

Dark Starry Sky

If you are unlucky when you come to Mull and don’t see the Milky Way and Aurora, don’t worry there are plenty more spectacular sight to see.  Mull has beauty around every corner from sun sets to sun rises snow covered mountains to cloud covered mountains white sandy beaches to rock coves. From January through to December there is always some thing of beauty to behold on the Fantastic Isle of Mull.

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Winter breaks on Mull

Winter breaks on Mull

 

Winter breaks on Mull. If you are looking for winter breaks on Mull our log cabins are perfect, They are cosy in side with thick insolation and heaters in all rooms and the cabins are made using dense  wood from Finland,  Cabin 1 0r Cabin 2 having the use of  a Sauna Subject to availability on booking. All cabins have a covered veranda so what ever the weather you can sit out side relaxing with a glass of wine, and on clear nights  looking up in to the mass of stars and the occasional aurora, as there is little light pollution here on Mull the starry nights can be fantastic.

Winter breaks on Mull

Winter breaks on Mull

Nature is just as special in the winter months as it is in the summer, there is the rutting season and as the island is quieter the wild life come out to play. The autumn colours and the winter sky’s and low cloud on the snow toped mountains a delight to see

Winter breaks on Mull

Winter breaks on Mull

We can accommodate whole or part weeks over the winter months and with all our cabins 1,2 and Camping cabin we can take up to 10 people+2 children So if you are thinking of getting away on your own or as a family but need the space of  3 separate log cabins look no further. Christmas and New year can be special so why not make it even more so and book a week or two away on the tranquil Isle of Mull. We look forwards to hearing from you about a winter break on Mull or at any time of the year we are always open www.hartofmull.co.uk

Driving on Single Track Roads

Mull and Iona

Driving on Single Track Roads. Single-track roads. These are only wide enough for one vehicle. They may have special passing places. If you see a vehicle coming towards you, or the driver behind wants to overtake, pull into a passing place on your left, or wait opposite a passing place on your right. Give way to vehicles coming uphill whenever you can. If necessary, reverse until you reach a passing place to let the other vehicle pass. Slow down when passing pedestrians, cyclists and horse riders.

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Driving on Single Track Roads

Driving on Single Track Roads

Do not park in passing places.

Driving on Single Track Roads

Driving on Single Track Roads

Driving on Mulls single track roads can be very different to driving in a city. you have to be aware of deer and sheep and some time a cow or two walking in to the road. Most of all you have to be aware of cars coming towards you and catching up with you from behind so please keep checking you mirrors.  In a city or on a normal road you don’t have to pay much attention to the car behind as they take care of there self and pass you when it is safe to do so, but when driving on a single track road they can only pass you when you pull in to a passing place and let them go .On mull we have retained fire fighters who when called out have to drive in their own cars to the fire station as fast as they can but if they catch up with a person driving slow that will not let them pass means they don’t make the fire station and this could result in a death. Or it could be a doctor trying to get to a call out. So please be a thought full driver when driving on a Single track road and let the person from behind past you as soon as you can, some one life might be in your hands. Enjoy your holiday and the views and let the faster car go by Thank you for taking the time to read my Safety while driving on single track roads.www.hartofmull.co.uk

History of the Isle of Mull

History of the Isle of Mull

History of the Isle of mull.

The History of the Isle of Mull is long and varied.Mull and its islands have been continually inhabited since just after the Ice Age. C. 6500 – 3500 BC. Mesolithic hunter-gatherers lived in caves such as Livingston’s cave on Ulva. C. 4000 – 2000 BC.  Neolithic farmers people lived here leaving behind burial cairns and stone axes. C. 2500 – 600 BC.

History of the Isle of Mull

History of the Isle of Mull

Bronze age ‘Beaker’ people lived on Mull, their burial cairns, cists, standing stones, stone circles, and corded beaker pottery and knife blades record their existence. C. 600 BC – c. AD 400 Iron Age people built forts, brochs, duns, and crannogs, numerous defensive settlements on these islands.

The early Christian period began in the 5th Century, with 563 noted for the arrival from Ireland of St Columba.

Viking times started in 795 when Iona was first sacked, raids continuing for several centuries. Vikings eventually became settlers in the isles. The Middle Ages saw the construction of castles such as Moy and Duart, and chapels such as Pennygown. The clans were, Maclean, MacLaine, MacKinnon, Macquarie, and MacDonald. During the 17th to 19th centuries, clan chiefs and other lairds built ‘big’ houses, whilst the majority of islanders lived in tiny black houses in small townships, occupying shielings in the summer months.

History of the Isle of Mull

History of the Isle of Mull

In 1788 Tobermory was built by the British Fisheries Society, as a planned settlement. Over the centuries Mull’s population increased to over 10,000 in 1831 but first the Potato Famine and then the Clearances rapidly reduced this number. By the 20th Century much of the population had emigrated and there were more sheep on Mull than people.

History of the Isle of Mull

History of the Isle of Mull

Today Mull and its neighbouring islands have a population of nearly 3000. Farming, fishing and forestry used to be the economic mainstays of the island, but increasingly today, tourism is responsible for much of the island economy.

Many of the population are Macleans, MacLaines, MacKinnons, Macquarries and MacDonalds, descendants of Mull’s ancient clans and people from all over the world come to see where there ancestors came from, and I think most will agree its a wonderful place . Over the years Scots from almost every other clan have moved to Mull, as well as others, and so the population today is a mixture of true ‘Muileach’ and ‘incomers ’from all over the world who all agree that Mull!is a fantastic place to live and holiday. So if you want to part of the history of the Isle of Mull visit www.hartofmull.co.uk and start your holiday history.

 

lomalle skotlantiin

lomalle skotlantin

LOMALLE SKOTLANTIIN!

Tervetuloa “Hart of Mull Self Catering Log Cabins” -sivuille.

Vuokraamme kahta hyvin varustettua hirsimökkiä Skotlannissa, Isle of
Mull’n rauhallisella ja upealla saarella. Molemmat mökit on valmistettu
Suomessa. Käytössä myös lisämaksusta uusi tynnyrisauna ja ”hot tub”.

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lomalle skotlantiin

Mökit sijaitsevat omalla tontilla hiljaisen kylätien varrella. Hart of
Mull’in mökkien ihanteellinen sijainti mahdollistaa helpon tutustumisen
saareen sekä sen luontoon. Saaren vaihteleva luonto on tunnettu
kauneudestaan ja villieläimistään, kuten merikotkista, hylkeistä,
saukoista, delfiineistä, valaista, tässä vain muutamia pitkältä listalta.

Lähin pieni kylä Salen on noin viiden minuutin kävelymatkan päässä. Salen
kylässä on lähin posti, hotelli, huoltoasema, kauppa ja pari ravintolaa.
Täältä näet myös silmiä hivelevän Morvernin ja Ardnamurchan niemimaan,
joka on osa Iso-Britannian läntisintä mannerrantaa.

Saarelle tulee autolautta, joka lähtee Obanista ja matka kestää noin 45
minuuttia. Autolautta tulee Craignure’en. Mökkimme löytyvät Craignuren ja
Tobermoryn puolesta välistä. Tobermory on saaren pääkeskus.

Sinulla on mahdollisuus tehdä opastettuja retkiä ympäri saarta patikoiden,
autolla tai veneellä. Saaren vaihteleva maasto on ihanteellinen
patikointiin vaikka koko perheelle.

lomalle skotlantiin

lomalle skotlantiin

Mullin saarelta voi helposti vierailla myös viereisellä Iona saarella,
jossa asukkaita on vain 125.  Siellä on myös vanha luostari, joka on ollut
vuosien ajan monen matkailijan kiinnostuksen kohde.

TERVETULOA LOMAILEMAAN “HART OF MULL SELF CATERING” HIRSIMÖKEILLE JA
TUTUSTUMAAN ISLE OF MULL’IN SAAREEN!

Yhteyden meihin saat puhelimella +44 1680 300 545 (englanniksi) tai
lähettämällä sähköpostia: hartofmull@btinternet.com    www.hartofmull.co.uk

Hebrides Islands on the edge

Hart of Mull - Around Salen and Mull
 Hebrides Islands on the edge 

Hebrides Islands on the edge. BBC1 Scotland’s new series,  shown on Monday evenings in May 2013 at 9 pm. The first one was shown on Monday 6th May and  was fascinating and left me wishing the week away so I could see program 2. The second program in the series will be on  Monday 13th May and this one will have the Isle of Mull in all its glory.

Hebrides Islands on the edge

Hebrides Islands on the edge

The cast of this fantastic program are all the wild animals the Hebrides Islands on the edge have to offer. The film took some 3 years to make by Maramedia with otter films. In their words Hebrides Islands on the edge-“Scotland’s Hebrides are Europe’s final frontier against the wild and unpredictable Atlantic ocean.” Ewan McGregor Narrates the series and he said “its one of the most beautiful films I have seen.” Executive producer Nigel Pope along with cameraman John Aitchison and underwater specialist Doug Anderson have done a fantastic job showing the wild animals and their struggle  at times to survive some harsh conditions, But survive they do. Some of the animals shown on the series are Otters,Eagles,deer,Basking Sharks and whales all in their natural environment, and can be seen on or around the Island of Mull most times of the year. Isle of Mull makes for an ideal location for a relaxing holiday and a wild life paradise with fantastic scenery to boot.Dates for the showings are:-

6th May,13th May,20th May and 27th May all at 9 pm on BBC1 Scotland and if after watching you would like to visit Mull for your self please have a look at our accommodation www.hartofmull.co.uk 

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Hebrides Islands on the edge

After you have seen the programs please come back and leave us a comment below on what you thought. Many thanks for reading Tim and Diane Mellor at Hart of Mull Self Catering Log Cabins.

Isle of Mull Driest in UK

Isle of Mull Driest in UK
 Isle of Mull Driest in UK 

Isle of Mull Driest in UK. The words I did not expect in April,We can have long dry spells but not normally over winter.Our winter here on Mull Has been fantastic in my eyes cold frosty and bright for the most,we have had a little amount of snow flurry’s but nothing settling apart from on the mountain tops.The daffodils started to poke their heads above ground but as the cold continued the just kept tight closed and normally by now we have blossoms on the trees and buds of leaves are starting to open but when i look out side we still have the bare trees but knowing nature it will not take long to catch back up once the air starts to warm up.Isle of Mull Driest in UK are words most people will think are a joke because they once came for a week and it rained so they think it must be like that all the time, But it is not and if its global warming or not the weather on Mull over the past few years seem to be getting dryer and colder over the winter.

Isle of Mull Driest in UK

Isle of Mull Driest in UK

If you want to check out what i say http://www.pressandjournal.co.uk/Article.aspx/3196140 . When you drive around the Island all you see at first glance is dry grass but if you look closer you will still find wild life getting on with it, birds are still singing in a morning enjoying the winter sun.My chickens are already dust bathing a sight normally for  June and July and strange when I have to go and top up their water or break the ice off it for them.

Isle of Mull Driest in UK

fantastic sun sets on Isle of Mull

With the clear sky’s and cold nights we have been having some fantastic sun sets and fantastic views of the aurora this year. We are very proud of the fantastic Isle of Mull and we are so lucky to be living here and we have enjoyed the winter and the fact the we have the head lines, Isle of Mull Driest in UK. We will be glad when we get a little rain as we do not want any more hill fires and we love the fact we have such fantastic forests Hills and pastures and we love how green

Isle of Mull Driest in UK

Isle of Mull Driest in UK

the Island normally is and all the wild life that need water as well as the people here of course.

Isle of Mull Driest in UK

Isle of Mull Driest in UK

So let it rain for a little while evenings only of course, as we love the island in all its glory not only when its called Isle of Mull Driest in UK. If you would like to come and see The Island for you self please have a look at our web Site www.hartofmull.co.uk  or click on the links above. Many thanks for reading my blog hope you enjoyed it. Diane and Tim Mellor

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