BUNKHOUSE - ISLE OF MUCK
The Bunkhouse is let by the night, either on a hostel basis, or for your exclusive use, like a holiday cottage. The Isle of Muck is about 2 hours from the mainland, and ferries depart from both Mallaig and Arisaig.
Georgia Gillies - tel: 07833195654 or email: email@example.com
The Bunkhouse is available to let all year round. Short breaks considered out with peak periods.
BUNKHOUSE (sleeps 8, 4 bedrooms, 2020: £22/pppn, or £90/night sole use, £500/week):
The Bunkhouse is a self-catering hostel, which can also be hired as a holiday cottage. It is situated in the bay of Port Mor, with views of the bay and Ardnamurchan on the mainland. An ideal base from which to explore the island, whether you're travelling on your own, as a bigger group, or with your family. It is close to the piers, The Craft Shop & Tearoom and to the island's Community Hall.
Kitchen/diner/sitting room - A light and airy space with solid oak flooring throughout, benefitting from passive solar gain throughout the day. The perfect space to chat to other visitors about their travels, or spend time with family and friends. The kitchen is fully-equipped with breakfast bar, gas cooker, fridge freezer, microwave, washing machine, toaster and kettle.
Bedroom 1: A double room with bedside table and underbed storage.
Bedrooms 2, 3 & 4: Comfortable bunkbeds with bedside table, and underbed storage.
Bathrooms: There are two toilets and a cubicle power shower.
Wi-fi (fast) is throughout the property. There are also a selection of cards, games, radio and books.
Location: The Bunkhouse is easily accessible being a few minutes walk from the piers tearoom and Community Hall. It is nestled on the shore of Port Mor bay on the south side of the island, with a picnic table and open views, and only 1/2 mile walk to Cairidh beach and bay, and 1 mile walk to the beaches at Gallanach.
- £22 per person per night with your own sleeping bag (£5.00 additional charge for bed linen for the duration of the stay). Towels can also be hired for £5 per person.
- £90 per night to book the whole bunkhouse for your sole use.
- £500 weekly charge.
- All bills are included.
- Longer residential stays also available for monthly lets out of season (reasonable monthly rates), suitable for those who would like to work, study or simply relax and be part of a small west coast Community.
- Getting Here:
Ferries to and from Muck sail from Mallaig and Arisaig, 40 miles from Fort William. It takes about 2 hours on the ferry, and is all part of your holiday adventure. You may even see a whale or porpoises on the way! The details are as follows:
• Caledonian MacBrayne (MV Loch Nevis) - www.calmac.co.uk tel: 01687 310240 option 2. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org. NB. Summer timetable sails to/from Muck Tues, Thurs, Fri, Sat & Sun. Winter timetable sales to Muck Mon, Wed, Fri and Sat.
• Arisaig Marine (MV Sheerwater) - www.arisaig.co.uk tel: 01687 450224. Email: email@example.com. NB. Sailings are only between April - September, leaving Arisaig at 10am.
- Advanced booking recommended.
- Travel cot and high chair available on request.
- Payment by BACS, cash or cheque - we are unable to process credit/debit cards.
- All linen is provided. Please bring your personal towels (unless by prior arrangement). Hand towels for the kitchen and bathrooms are provided.
- Bunkhouse to be left clean and tidy upon departure
- Please bring all food for your own catering (there is no general store on Muck). Though local produce such as Isle of Muck shellfish, lamb, eggs and seasonal vegetables are often available.
- There is a Co-op in Mallaig, and Spar shop in Arisaig, and a general store on the Isle of Eigg. You can either purchase supplies before you arrive, or supplies can be sent over on the ferry using these stores). Details will be provided when you make a reservation.
- The Craft Shop & Tearoom is open April-September (please tel: 07908956822 to enquire about opening times), and sells homemade soups, sandwiches, toasties and cakes. A great place for morning coffee, lunches and afternoon teas. The Craft Shop also sells some crafts and stocks a few provisions.
- No smoking is permitted in the Bunkhouse.
To reserve the Bunkhouse or for further information please contact Georgia Gillies tel: 07833195654 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Visit our website www.isleofmuck.com
ABOUT THE ISLE OF MUCK
Is there a shop?
No, there is no shop on the island, but there is a tearoom which opens April-Sept, and you can purchase local produce such as shellfish, eggs, meat and seasonal vegetables.
Is there somewhere to eat?
Yes, the The Craft Shop & Tearoom is open during the season, April - Sept, for lunches and afternoon teas, and both Gallanach Lodge and The Craft Shop & Tearoom offer evening meals during the season. Advanced booking essential.
Can I bring a car, camper van or motor bike?
No, island residents are only able to bring their car onto the island, unless you are a registered disabled person. We will meet you from the ferry and help you with your luggage and provisions.
Can I hire a bike?
No, but the ferries are able to transport bikes.
What is there to do?
Wildlife watching (whales, sharks, dolphins, porpoises, otters), bird-watching including puffins and eagles, fishing, walks and adventures to the many coastal bays, picnicking, sea swimming, snorkelling, photography, beach play, beachcombing and relaxation, patting the Highland ponies, visiting the Tearoom, games at the Community Hall, ceilidhs and folk music (when on offer), soaking up the views and generally unwinding. Charters to other islands are also possible. Please visit our website www.isleofmuck.com for further details.
How long does it take to walk across the island?
The road is only just over a mile long, so about 20 minutes, but there is a vast amount of the island to explore with hidden bays, beaches, and even a natural swimming pool!
Can I walk anywhere?
Yes, but please be mindful of the Scottish Outdoor Access Code.
Are there midges?
Midges aren't much of a problem with there not being large areas of woodland and wetlands. If it is a humid or a still evening, you may experience the odd bite, but on the whole there is usually a sea breeze, and they don't have an impact day to day.
How often is the ferry cancelled?
The ferry can be cancelled due to bad weather (high winds and/or the swell). Cancellations happen more in the winter than in the summer, but it is worth keeping an eye on CalMac's service status webpage
How does Muck generate its own electricity?
Muck has a Community electricity scheme. Our green electricity is generated by 30KW wind turbines, and 30KW photovoltaic panels. The electricity generated charge the battery bank. The Community electricity scheme and Community Hall are both community owned, and managed and maintained by the Community.