Treshnish on the Isle of Mull - a great place for a peaceful holiday

Discussion in 'Locations' started by Mark Grant, May 2, 2012.

  1. Mark Grant

    Mark Grant Canon user

    A holiday post :)

    We have been to Treshnish farm on the Isle of Mull for a holiday for many years as we like the peace and quiet and the wildlife. It's just so remote.

    I noticed today on their website they have some cancellations which is rare as normally need to book a year ahead to get a holiday here.

    An ideal opportunity if anyone can get the time off work at short notice :)

    Link to the homepage is here.
    Isle of Mull Scotland self catering holiday cottage accommodation

    We stay in the largest of the properties called 'Studio' , it is excellent and available according to the message on the home page from Friday 11th May and Friday 18th May.

    availability chart is here:
    (The empty white boxes are available dates)
    2012 Friday to Friday

    There is internet access in the library on the farm so you can plug your laptop in and keep in touch.

    Prices here which are reasonable for a week.

    Google maps location: ( it's remote :) )

    treshnish - Google Maps

    The owners have a blog and the view at the top of the blog page is just as it is in real life, beautiful.
    Treshnish Farm

    Sunsets most nights seen from the 'Studio' conservatory windows:


    The Studio is the building on the right:
    A closer look:

    The living room with two 'box' beds built into the wall for children: (what a great idea)


    Part of the kitchen ( looking down from one of the bedrooms)

    A view from Treshnish headland while on a walk, the small island in the distance is called Dutchmans cap.



    Calgary beach is a few minutes away:


    A Puffin on the island of Lunga ( One of the Treshnish islands)
    (book a boat trip from this site to get to Lunga and staffa)
    Isle of Mull Wildlife and Seabird Cruise-tours to Staffa Treshnish Isles and Iona. - Mull boat trips - Treshnish Isles and Staffa Tours. Fingal's Cave, Puffins, Seals and Iona by boat with Turus Mara.


    To get to Mull book a ferry from Oban to Craignure (the Mull ferry terminal) with Calmac:
    Official Caledonian MacBrayne Hebridean & Clyde Ferries site

    If you have never been to one of the islands it is worth going.

    Midges can be a problem in Summer but May is before the midge season usually.

    In the same day you might see snakes, basking sharks, otters, sheep :), wild mountain goats, white tailed sea eagles (they are HUGE) , lots of deer and best of all not many people at all. :D

    A random video found on youtube that shows a bit of wildlife:
    eagle carrying deer on mull iona tobermory wildlife alex sally - YouTube
  2. Glen Roberts

    Glen Roberts Well-Known Member

    I did the tour of the Treshnish Isles back in 2006 and really enjoyed it unfortunately I didn't have a camera back then. Maybe one day I'll get to do it again...
  3. Hamish Gill

    Hamish Gill Well-Known Member

    Look lovely Mark!
    Very peaceful!
    I love that shot of the puffin too, great action shot, and perfectly framed!
  4. Mark Grant

    Mark Grant Canon user

    The Isle of Mull is a beautiful place.

    perfect if you are into landscape or wildlife photography or just go for a bit of peace and quiet.

    A few more photos:

    Carlesberg sunset ( look closely)

    Guillemot in the rain
    A Deer too lazy to stand up, it was raining. The Camera exif data says that I was 25 metres away from the deer [​IMG] ( You have to be sneaky to get that close)

    I have hundreds more on my hard drives that I keep finding.

    looking on the Treshnish website they still have a few cancellations to fill in June and July.
    Isle of Mull Scotland self catering holiday cottage accommodation
  5. Hamish Gill

    Hamish Gill Well-Known Member

    Its a wonderful shot of the Deer!
    He does look as though he has spotted you though ;)
  6. Rob MacKillop

    Rob MacKillop Edinburgh Correspondent

    Was there 20years ago. Great shots!
  7. Dan Cattermole

    Dan Cattermole Dan Down - The Steampunk Womble

    Looks like a fabulous place!

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