The Croft and Wildlife

puffins

The Isle of Mull is the second largest of the inner Hebridean islands. It is a wonderful wild place with stunning mountain scenery and dramatic coastline, the accommodation has views of Ben More, Mulls highest mountain at 3169ft.

The island is a haven for wild life with over 250 species of birds, including golden and white tailed eagles. Otters and deer can be seen from the windows. Admire the dramatic coast line from one of the boat trips while you see the marine life including dolphins, whales, porpoises, seals, puffins and much more.

Iona Beach

We are only five miles from the ferry to the spiritual island of Iona where Columba established a monastery in the 6th Century to bring Christianity to the Scots and the Picts. It has a beautifully restored Abbey which is still in daily use, nunnery ruins, and an incredible collection of carved stones and crosses. Listen for the corncrakes while taking in the beautiful white sandy beaches and crystal clear blue sea. The ferries also run to the inspirational island of Staffa with its stunning basalt columns, Fingals cave and Puffins.

cattle on the croft


Experience the slower pace of island life from the accommodation which is idyllically situated in a rural setting on our traditional small working croft, in moor land overlooking the hayfield. We have five highland cows with calves, Hebridean and Scots blackface sheep, with lambs in spring, hens and ducks, with chicks and ducklings. Roger is a fisherman working a small boat from Uisken bay fishing lobster creels for crabs and lobster.

Roger on the croft


Bunessan village is only of a mile away with a Post Office, shop, stocking just about everything, a pub, a small restaurant, doctors surgery and the Ross of Mull historical centre. One mile down the Uisken road there are stunning white sandy beaches where otters, seals and sea birds can be seen. Discover the wild flowers and song birds as you explore in the peaceful atmosphere

sunrise


Red deer, wildlife and birds of prey can be seen while you relax and unwind in the comfort of our modern well equipped accommodation. Enjoy the sunset over the hayfield from the westerly facing lounges. A warm and friendly welcome is waiting for you.

ducklings sheep and lambs
highland cow

Contact and booking

Helen Leplar
Newcrofts
Uisken Road
Bunessan
Isle of Mull
Argyll PA67 6DS

Tel: 01681 700471
e-mail:  newcrofts@hotmail.com