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“Really lovely campsite”
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Shieling Holidays
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Whitley Bay, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“Really lovely campsite”
Reviewed 14 August 2014

This is a really great campsite, with extremely clean facilities and a great atmosphere. We camped for 6 nights, two nights great weather, two moderately bad, and two terrible. The tent pitches are surprisingly sheltered, and the astroturf is a real bonus, even after lots of rain there is mud free camping. We were up in the car free area, which is great for children, as they can explore over to the swing and sandpit safely.
The welcome (outside office times) was a bit abrupt, but when you stay the staff are lovely, and you realise how hard they are working to keep such high standards. Really recommend a stay.

  • Stayed August 2014, travelled with family
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1 Thank matildaheni
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DavidGracie, Owner at Shieling Holidays, responded to this review, 16 August 2014
Many thanks for your compliments. So glad you enjoyed it. Sorry about the initial welcome. We're just not big enough to combine all our work on site with staffing Reception 0800-2000 every day.
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Llanelli
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27 reviews
10 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 August 2014

Stayed two nights at the Shieling Site at Craignure in August 2014. A very well managed site, right next to the ferry terminal arriving from Oban. An excellent base to have in Mull as it is equi-distant to Ffionport in the south for the ferry to Islay and Tobermory in the North.

The facilities on the site were well maintained and there was plenty of them to accommodate the needs of the Campers, the Caravans, the Motorhomes and people using the PODS on the site.

An excellent camp site and a good base.

  • Stayed August 2014, travelled with family
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1 Thank Donald M
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DavidGracie, Owner at Shieling Holidays, responded to this review, 13 August 2014
Many thanks for this very encouraging review.
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aberdeenshire
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103 reviews
33 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 August 2014

Stayed one night, great site. Helpful,staff-asked to stay a while longer than 12midday.
Highly recommend
Really good showers and so clean, not the usual site cobwebs!
The setting is idyllic.
Can't wait to return

Stayed August 2014, travelled with family
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Thank RichtAberdeenshire
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DavidGracie, Owner at Shieling Holidays, responded to this review, 12 August 2014
Great you enjoyed it. Haste ye back.
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Dumfries, Scotland, United Kingdom
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10 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 August 2014

Had a great 3 night camping stay, after we managed to get the tent pitched which we found difficult on the AstroTurf. Staff VERY helpful and could not do enough to help us out. All facilities very clean and the common room sheiling is a great place to meet other campers. Location is brilliant, 2mins from the ferry abd views from top part of site is fantastic. Would certainly recommend this site and will return.

  • Stayed August 2014
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1 Thank Sarah F
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DavidGracie, Owner at Shieling Holidays, responded to this review, 12 August 2014
So glad you enjoyed it. We keep mallets and special pegs for the astroturf in case of need . Please come back and try them out
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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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61 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 August 2014 via mobile

Great staff booking process friendly and easy shieling were great this was our 2nd visit first time last year we pitched our own tent thoroughly enjoyed our 5 day stay . Impressed with the shielings we saw so this year we booked a 5 day stay in them ab fantastic less to carry as all there for you. Great base for walks and touring very easy to get to as we travel by public transport there if you going camping would definitely recommend here. Will be returning next year

Stayed August 2014, travelled with family
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Thank ksview
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DavidGracie, Owner at Shieling Holidays, responded to this review, 12 August 2014
Thanks for returning and trying the Shielings. Haste ye back.
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Brussels
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13 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 August 2014

We booked a shieling camping tent for 3 nights and we were very happy with our stay. Cooking kit, baby cot and seat, sheets and blankets, everything was there as promised. The facilities are clean and there is a lot of space between the shielings so you can really enjoy the view. And the views are just magnificent! Would definitely come back to Shielings one day!

  • Stayed August 2014, travelled with family
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Thank MadeleineBrussels
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DavidGracie, Owner at Shieling Holidays, responded to this review, 8 August 2014
Thanks for your very encouraging review. Hope you'll return to the Shielings again soon.
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Belford, United Kingdom
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29 reviews
13 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 August 2014

Stayed for a week in the Shieling Cottage on the site, very clean and well equipped with fantastic views out over the sea to the mainland. Felt like a home from home and didn't want to leave! Even saw a stag wandering past about 20 metres from our window on our last evening! You need to be aware that access to the upstairs bedrooms is via a fixed ladder (which you can see on the website if you look at the cottage details), this didn't cause a problem for us but might for the very young or very old! (There is a downstairs bedroom as well). Would definitely recommend to anyone wanting a comfy cosy cottage in a great location.

  • Stayed August 2014, travelled with family
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Thank Carol J
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DavidGracie, Owner at Shieling Holidays, responded to this review, 8 August 2014
So pleased you liked the Shieling Cottage
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Property: Shieling Holidays
Address: Craignure, Craignure PA65 6AY, Scotland
Region: United Kingdom > Scotland > The Hebrides > Isle of Mull > Craignure
Amenities:
Beach Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 2 Speciality Lodging in Craignure
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Right on the sea, with views to Ben Nevis. We've a warm welcome for you and your caravan, camper or tent. Or try our unique self-catering Shielings, 8 ensuite. Or our delightful Cottages, or budget beds.Small friendly and spotlessly clean. Super facilities: lovely hot showers, hook-ups, hard standings, laundrette, games, kitchen, dishwashing, common room with multifuel stove, and campfire. Bike hire. Free wi-fi. Sea otters actually live on site, and there's a wildlife trail. Stroll to ferry, pub, bistro and buses for Tobermory and Iona (for Staffa). Walk to swimming pool, golf and Torosay and Duart Castles. A perfect base for all Mull. You don't really need to bring a car. ... more   less 
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Shieling Holidays Isle Of Mull/Craignure

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