We are constantly on the look out for unique experiences that we can share with our readers. While we are still experimenting these options, Kittiwake camping hut in Isle of Mull came across our way. It has everything one needed for a “Perfect Weekend Getaway” or “A Romantic Hideout”.
Where is Kittiwake Camping Hut
The camping hut is located in a tiny village named Calgary which is about 12 miles away from Isle of Mull’s capital Tobermory. The hut is located within the woodland that is managed by Calgary Art in Nature.
What’s unique about Kittiwake Camping Hut
Built using locally sourced wood and a boat that serves as a ceiling to the hut, Kittiwake camping hut is a finest example of eco-friendly lodging. There are solar lighting system replacing electricity and a wood burning stove to keep the hut warm. The hut sits on a small hill surrounded by posh woodland and overlooks Calgary bay, one of the pristine beaches in Scotland.
Facilities inside the hut
A double bed + duvet (with linen)
Solar lighting and solar lamp
2 seater sofa
A wooden cabinet + few candles
Dining table (sits 2)
Wooden Stove + Log basket
A small space for kitchen
Camping stove + kettle
Pots, pans, plates and mugs
Chemical toilet (at the basement for emergency)
A porch area
Toilet and Shower located few meters away (near to Calgary Art Visitor Centre)
Wi-fi available at the Cafe within Calgary Art Visitor Centre
A Lovely pond
NOTE: There is no electric socket inside the hut so keep your mobile and camera fully charged. There is no mobile reception around the visitor centre or hut. You need to go a bit further down the road to get a Vodafone reception.
Back to the Basics
The hut is very rustic and reminds that you don’t need all that sophistication to have a cosy and happy night’s sleep. Indeed a great place to escape the fast-paced internet driven life, step back in time and relax in the lap of nature.
A Romantic Setting
Soak in Solitude
We spent some time sitting in the porch admiring the greenery and silence around us and were delighted about the feeling of solitude that engulfed us.
Eco-Friendly & Unique
You get to enjoy all of this while showing some respect to Mother earth and being responsible while travelling. A welcoming and refreshing alternate to seeing mundane hotel rooms and tasteless decors.
Close to one of the best beaches in Scotland
After travelling around Scotland for myriad weekends, hopping over various coasts, we can confidently say that this, by far, is the best beach we have seen.
1 night stay costs £100
|3 days Weekend: May & June £180; July & August £225|
|4 days Mid Week: May & June £220; July & August £260|
|1 week: May or June £350; July & August £400|
To book this camping hut, visit their website http://www.calgary.co.uk
How to get into Calgary, Isle of Mull
Isle of Mull can be reached from mainland through a ferry in the following routes:-
Oban <–> Craignure
Lochaline <–> Fishnish
Kilchoan (Ardnamurchan Peninsula) <–> Tobermory
For the fare and ferry timetable, refer Caladonian MacBrayne website.
Once you reached Isle of Mull, you can drive to Calgary (33 miles from Craignure & 12 miles from Tobermory).
Is this your kind of weekend getaway? Have you stayed in a camping hut like this before? Leave a word or two in comments. We would love to hear about your experiences.
Thanks to Julia and Matthew from Calgary Farmhouse for hosting us while we were in Isle of Mull. As always, all the opinions are our own.