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The Kittiwake is not your average holiday accommodation. This romantic small wooden hut is situated deep in a mature woodland in Calgary Art In Nature, with outstanding views over Calgary bay.

It is a labour of love, hand and sustainably built using local wood and a boat as part of the roof and it is a lovely nest to hide away in.

Contact

CALGARY
Isle of Mull
PA75 6QQ
Scotland
Tel: 01688 400 256

The Kittiwake is a brilliant and environmentally-friendly retreat away from the hustle and bustle of modern life. It does not have mains electricity, but it is insulated and cozy with a wood burning stove and solar lighting. There is a chemical loo outside below the hut, with a flushing loo and shower just 120m away in the Calgary Arts Visitor Centre. A wheelbarrow will be available for you to use to transport your luggage, supplies and water to and from the Hut.

The Kittiwake sleeps two and is perfect for a couple but we can also provide a foldaway camp bed for children

Location

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Calgary is situated just 300 metres from the beautiful Calgary Beach, on the North West tip of the Isle of Mull. It is approximately 30 minutes’ drive from Tobermory and close to Dervaig with its shops and amenities and some lovely places to eat.


Getting here
The nearest airport is Glasgow.
The nearest train & bus station is Oban.
The ferries leave from Oban, Lochaline or Kilchoan. During the Summer Months we recommend you reserve a place on the Oban Ferry prior to setting off to avoid disappointment.

Here are links to some of the public transport providers to Mull:
www.westcoastmotors.co.uk
Tel. 01586 552319 operates buses on Mull & to Glasgow

www.scotrail.co.uk
Tel: 0330 303 0111

www.calmac.co.uk
Tel: 01631 566688,

The name for Calgary can be traced back to the gaelic for “beach of the meadow” or “pasture”, which is still valid today as immediately off the beach is a vast expanse of grass, where tiny flowers grow in the summer months. The bay was also used to transport sheep to pasture to and from the Treshnish Isles across the Bay, hence the link to pasture. It is said that Calgary means ‘the haven by the wall’, due to a local stone formation.

Up the hill from the beach lie the ruins of a small village left during the 19th Century Highland clearances. This is a very atmospheric site and a reminder of an important if sombre chapter in Mull’s history. And yes, the city of Calgary in Canada (province of Alberta) is named after Calgary on Mull, as a summer guest of the Calgary House Estate (an officer in the Mounties), took the idea back home with him.

Today, it is a haven of white shell sand and blue sea, a picture perfect impression of what a beach in the Hebrides should look like. It is a safe environment where adults and children can relax and enjoy themselves in stunning surroundings.

Just by the beach is the Robins Boat, distinctive by its roof, made out of an upturned boat hull. If you need refreshments or more importantly Isle of Mull ice cream on a warm day, this is the place to go.

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