Why not take a break on Mull in October?
We have some spaces left from 27th September onwards, and are offering a £75 discount for new October week long bookings! Have a look at the availability chart to see which cottages/weeks are left. The prices displayed are before the discount is applied.
If you would like to book, please email us with the date and cottage of your choice, along with your contact details. We will then make the booking for you and apply the discount.
Why take a break on Mull in October!
I think there are lots of reasons! It is one of my favourite months of the year. The island has long lost its green summer mantle and is wearing the rich reds and russets of autumn again which colourfully show contours and shapes in the land.
Early October, and the Red deer rut is still going on. On a still night, stand outside the cottage and just listen. You might be lucky and hear the stags roaring as they fight for territory and females to join their flock. Walk in the hills above the cottages and there is a good chance you will see the stags. Usually at a distance but we have binoculars you can borrow if you don’t bring any. It is quite something to sit, with the sun on your back, and watch these magnificent beasts lock antlers and wrestle for supremacy.
In early October most of the visitor attractions are open still so there is almost as much to do in October as there is in the main season.
Middle of October
By the middle to late October the island is beginning to prepare for the winter. Boats are taken out of the water, seasonal enterprises close and a different atmosphere takes over. The days are shorter, which means there is more time for relaxing in the evenings. All the cottages bar Shieling have a wood burning stove to sit beside and they all have a strong reading light!
There is usually plenty of wildlife at Treshnish. Apart from the Red deer rut, you might see Whooper swans stopping off on the lochan above the Treshnish Cottages or a lonely Lapwing. You might even spot the family of Long tailed tits in the woodland beside the Ensay Burn. Have a look at Prasad’s blog where you can find out what he has seen in previous Octobers.
Clear skies in October
With clear skies it can be possible to see the Aurora borealis. Aurora activity is dependent on a lot of factors and is certainly never guaranteed. It can be fun to look out on a clear night, set the camera up on a tripod and see what your camera captures. I am always happy to help advise with camera settings, though you would need one with manual focus.
So why not take a break on Mull in October?! Please get in touch direct with your dates and we will try and accommodate you! The online booking system will only let you book whole weeks – so for a short break you need to contact us first!