About Treshnish Farm and our accommodation
Studio, Shieling, Shian and Duill are situated around the traditional farm ‘square’ at Treshnish. Duill sleeps 3 and Shian which sleeps 3+1. They share a grassy garden and have wonderful views straight out to sea. Lastly the Studio sleeps 4 (plus 2 in box beds). It has its own small garden next to Shieling.
The Shepherd’s Hut is beyond Duill and Shian and sits on its own with a view across the field to the sea.
A further mile down the farm track you will find Toechtamhor, East, Middle and West. Choose one of the unique blackhouses (Middle, East, West) – which are perfect for a couple. Toechtamhor sits in its own garden, and comfortably sleeps 4 (but can sleep 5).
As we live on the farm, our accommodation is managed on-site by us and our valued housekeepers.
The farm is a wonderful base for walking and exploring, as well as being a beautiful setting for just relaxing and chilling out. Look out for White tailed eagle, Otter, Golden Eagle and Hen harrier which are seen regularly here, and sometimes from the cottage gardens!
If you aren’t sure which cottage to choose, please look at this page to help inform your choice!
There are nearly 4 miles of dramatic coastline to explore – offering wonderful sea and island views. Look for the Treshnish islands, Ulva, Gometra, Iona, Coll, Tiree, Rum, Eigg, Muck and Skye. The highest ‘ hill’ on the farm is Cruachan Treshnish, 710ft above sea level. On a clear day you can see as far as the Uists and up towards Knoydart and Torridon.
It takes almost an hour to drive to Treshnish from the ferry terminals at Craignure and Fishnish. We are 45-50 minutes drive from Mull’s colourful capital Tobermory.
Access to the cottages is along our rough farm track. We keep the track in suitable condition for ordinary cars to drive along. We ask our guests to drive slowly to help preserve its surface.
Dog friendly self-catering cottages
Well behaved dogs and their owners are welcome to stay in our dog friendly self-catering cottages. Because Treshnish is a working farm we ask that dog owners are responsible while walking their dogs. We have more information about bring your dogs on holiday on one of our blog posts here.
We have held a Gold Award in the Green Tourism Business Scheme since 2001. As members of the GTBS we monitor our environmental management and are fully audited by them every two years. For more details have a look at our Environment page. Also we are proud to have previously won both the Carbon Footprint Award and Goldstar Award at the Green Tourism Awards.
“One of the 10 greenest GTBS businesses in the country” – Andrea Nicholas, Director GTBS.
Treshnish is carefully farmed with Conservation in mind, and we were very proud when we won the UK RSPB Nature Of Farming Award. It was the first time there had been a Scottish winner of this national award, and the first time too, that the winner was a hill farm.
“I’m so pleased for Carolyne and Somerset Charrington. Treshnish Farm is a worthy winner of this prestigious UK-wide award. It’s a reflection too of the hard work of many other environmentally-friendly farmers on Mull and Iona who also go the extra mile for wildlife. This farm and many others are vital to the survival of our wildflowers, butterflies, moths and the famous Mull birds including corncrakes, white-tailed eagles and those all-important farmland finches and waders. What a place!” – Gordon Buchanan, BBC wildlife cameraman and TV presenter.
You can catch up with the farming story on our blog.
We have been living at Treshnish since October 1994. Carolyne hails from Forfar in Angus and Somerset comes from near London. Somehow we managed to meet in the middle, and after a few years together near Gatwick Airport, we decided to throw caution to the wind and move to Mull. It is a wonderful place to bring up a family. Our daughter is now away at university.
We live and work on the farm, and love to meet new guests and to catch up with those who return regularly.
Click here for more of Carolyne’s photography.