Stop press – we are offering short breaks until the end of April! We have always been happy to offer short breaks in the winter, but never really considered them into the main season. However this year we seem have had an increasing number of enquiries from people requesting 3 or 4 nights. As a result we have decided to open up the space we have left in April to short breaks. Currently the website will only let you book a week so email us via the Contact page and we can help make the booking for you. We have spaces for April short breaks. Please look at the availability chart on the Make a Booking page.
April brings the Easter holidays for families and lambing for Mull farmers! We are scanning our ewes tomorrow so that we know which ones are expecting twins or singles. The twins will get some supplementary feeding to help them through the next 6 weeks or so. The official start date is 11th April though there are always one or two early ones! The fields between the cottages and the sea become the nursery grounds as the number of lambs increase. We are happy for you to walk through the fields, but please remember not with dogs. The Scottish Outdoor Access Code prohibits taking dogs into fields with young stock.
The cottages are mostly booked for Easter now but there is a short break in Toechtamhor available from Saturday 15th to Tuesday 18th April for anyone only available to come for 3 nights. Its spacious grass garden is a good place for an Easter egg hunt too. Here is a blog entry from Easter weekend 2014 – I hope we have the same sunshine this year! And last April we took a day off before lambing started and went to Iona for the day – it was a wonderful day out!
What’s on in April
At the moment the only events I know that are on during April are the Producers Markets. They are: Bunessan on Monday 3rd, Craignure on Sunday 16th, Tobermory on Sunday 17th and on the 23rd in Dervaig. Details will be in April’s edition of Round & About!
Turus Mara trips to Staffa (above) and Lunga start in April too, as the Puffins return to breed. I know I will be booking a trip, and possibly one of their photographer’s trips too (where you get about 6 hours on the island). Don’t forget once you have booked to stay with us you are eligible for their 10% discount – ask us for details!