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“Fabulous campsite - Excellent location and great facilities” 5 of 5 bubbles
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Shieling Holidays
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York, United Kingdom
1 review
“Fabulous campsite - Excellent location and great facilities”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 10, 2013

This place is a total favourite of ours. Mull is an enchanting island and camping at this site has always been a wonderful experience. Anything you could possibly need is catered for here - family bathrooms, drying areas, washing and cooking shelters (although they are much more than this!), oodles of lovely hot water - and it is all immaculately kept. We've been in all seasons, when it was just us two and now with our growing family. We love the marked out astro-turf pitches - all really well spaced and level. We'll be back many more times to come - keep up the great work guys - it's a magical spot.

  • Stayed May 2013, traveled with family
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DavidGracie, Owner at Shieling Holidays, responded to this review, June 12, 2013
More welcome encouragement to us all. Many thanks.
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    5 of 5 bubbles
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England
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18 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 5, 2013

The most convenient caravan / camping site on Mull. Very friendly staff, excellent facilities with plenty of hardstandings with electricity although you do have to have a water tank/Aquaroll and Wastemaster. The site is less than half a mile from the ferry and choose your pitch carefully for stunning views. We chose one overlooking the loch and harbour - fascinating watching the CalMac ferries come and go. Certainly not intrusive. Do spend some time looking at their Sheiling tents (look at web site) - look great fun. I have no hesitation in confirming that this is the best site on Mull. Spent a week visiting everywhere. Island quiet and easy to drive round once you master the art of single lane roads. - fell in love with Tobermory, thought Iona was very pretty and interesting, do go to Staffa for a visit to Fingles Cave, visit the gardens and castles (we went in May - beautiful Rhodo's, azaleas et al) and enjoy the seafood. Craignure (next to the campsite) has a splendid pub with good food if you feel lazy - also has a good set of convenience stores and information office. I imagine Mull facilities can get stretched in the busy season so all my comments are re May time.

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  • Stayed May 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank ian56
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DavidGracie, Owner at Shieling Holidays, responded to this review, June 8, 2013
All of us are grateful for your encouragement.
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Stockton-on-Tees, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 1, 2013

Have stayed in the shielings many a time, last was may '12 no better and easier way to relax and at an excellent price without the hassle of pitching your own tent, however the campsite amenities are excellent if you do camp as we have also done numerous times.

The isle of mull itself is an amazing place to visit and beautiful come rain or shine !!!

Its a simple choice, you have the Craignure in is great for a wee dram, or a meal on a night, they even do take away food if you want to go sit by the shore line or back outside your tent.

Plenty to see do and visit whilst there !!!

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  • Stayed August 2012, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank DavidBrennan23
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DavidGracie, Owner at Shieling Holidays, responded to this review, June 8, 2013
All of us are grateful for your encouragement.
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Christchurch, New Zealand
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 29, 2013

An excellent camp site, facilities are first class, spotlessly clean. Excellent facilities, most stunning views ever seen. Short walk to lovely inn. Nothing is too much for them. Easy booking online very helpful staff around to help if required.

  • Stayed May 2013, traveled as a couple
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Thank Jomacferg
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DavidGracie, Owner at Shieling Holidays, responded to this review, June 1, 2013
Very encouraging to us all.
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Glasgow, United Kingdom
1 review
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 28, 2013

The campsite was perfect. We chose a site to pitch our tent near the sheilings (permanent tents to hire). It was ideal as cars aren't allowed there, although the car park was 2 minutes away. Much nicer than the lower area which is better for caravans. The kids could enjoy the space and the views were amazing. This was our first time camping with 3 small boys, 7, 4 and 2. Everything we needed was here and the owners had though of everything. There was a sheiling for toilets and showers (and also a main building with showers which is warmer if its cold), a common room with tv, wood burning stove, kettle and microwave (perfect for the kids when taking down a tent in the rain!), a play tent with pool and table tennis and a family bathroom. There is also a little playground at the entrance.It was really clean and the staff worked really hard and were friendly and approachable.
The campsite is on the coastal path and great for wildlife spotting. There is a pub, shops and a cafe nearby. Although we have reviewed for families it was also great for hose looking for a stunning base for walking and wildlife.

  • Stayed May 2013, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank Debsnep
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DavidGracie, Owner at Shieling Holidays, responded to this review, May 30, 2013
Well done to get so much from the site. Gives us a great buzz too.
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Inverness, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 18, 2013

We spent a wet bank holiday on Mull and the ensuite Shielings were a great option to avoid the wet tent malarky which is always a challenge up here. The internal tents were great for privacy. The Shielings were well equipped although we brought our own kitchen stuff and bedding. The heater rental was a useful addition in the communal space where we could sit around the table and play cards in the evening. The local Inn nearby was a short walk and provided good food.
The campsite is very clean even in the torrential rain. The staff were efficient and very welcoming. We plan on returning to Mull, which was beautiful, on the motorcycle when the weather is better and would definitely stay here again.

  • Stayed May 2013, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank mherkin
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DavidGracie, Owner at Shieling Holidays, responded to this review, May 19, 2013
Many thanks from us all for this encouraging review
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Nottingham, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 11, 2013

This is our second visit and have already booked for Aug this year.
From arrival the welcome was warm and informative with a follow up check that all was well, when we had pitched up.
The facilities are very well equipped and very clean, you can see they are well maintained.
The views as you look out from the site are stunning. As a wildlife photographer I was taking shots of Otters 30m from my caravan door, it doesn't get any better than that.
One thing that made me smile was every time I went into the reception there were people extending their stay including myself.
Nearby is a pub with great food and a small shop for your daily fresh produce. The ferry is a one minute drive away or a five minute walk if you fancy a trip over to Oban as a foot passenger.
Overall, friendly helpful staff, great value for money, stunning location, wonderful site.

  • Stayed March 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank Mark B
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DavidGracie, Owner at Shieling Holidays, responded to this review, May 14, 2013
A most encouraging review, many thanks. Great otter picture.
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Property: Shieling Holidays
Address: Craignure, Craignure PA65 6AY, Scotland
Location: United Kingdom > Scotland > The Hebrides > Isle of Mull > Craignure
Amenities:
Beach Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 2 Specialty Lodging in Craignure
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Right on the sea, with views to Ben Nevis. We've a warm welcome for you and your caravan, camper or tent. Or try our unique self-catering Shielings, 8 ensuite. Or our delightful Cottages, or budget beds.Small friendly and spotlessly clean. Super facilities: lovely hot showers, hook-ups, hard standings, laundrette, games, kitchen, dishwashing, common room with multifuel stove, and campfire. Bike hire. Free wi-fi. Sea otters actually live on site, and there's a wildlife trail. Stroll to ferry, pub, bistro and buses for Tobermory and Iona (for Staffa). Walk to swimming pool, golf and Torosay and Duart Castles. A perfect base for all Mull. You don't really need to bring a car. ... more   less 
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