ABOUT MULL

Sitting off the west coast of Scotland the Isle of Mull is the second largest of the inner Hebridean islands. It boasts 300 miles of coastline from rugged cliffs to white sandy beaches. There are large areas of woodland and heather rich moorland. Sea lochs and fresh water lochs rivers and fantastic waterfalls.With Its capital Tobermory looking colourful with brightly painted houses on the harbour front. Here you will find a great places to eat with café`s pubs and restaurants, Gift shops to browse and wildlife/ scenic trips on both land and sea.

The beauty of Mull can be enjoyed all year round by anyone who is Interested in nature, stunning scenery, history and geology. The diverse landscape is ever changing with moody skies and vibrant colours. There is an abundance of wild flowers in spring and summer with nesting birds such as hen harrier, eagles and short eared owl. Autumn brings the sound of rutting deer, leaves changing colour and migrant birds. Spectacular Winter sunsets and millions of stars on clear nights. Mulls wildlife is everywhere in Winter, Eagles are feeding in less daylight and are hungry Otters can be closer to shore as less people are out and about. Red deer are down from the hills looking for better food, all of which make Mull a place to enjoy in all seasons.

New visitors to Mull often comment on how big an Island it is and often wish they had longer to explore. There are a good variety of walks taking you up mountains such as Ben More, (Great Mountain) the highest peak on Mull and a Munro, along the dramatic scenery on an inland or coastal walk chancing upon a soaring eagle or an otter feeding on the shore. There are some very good  guides who will take you walking on Mull as well as a wide range of books. Relaxing is easy here, you can take a holiday at your own pace.

We are based in Salen which is situated on Aros bay it’s a great place to see seals, otters, red deer and many different birds with the occasional sight of dolphins. It is on the main bus route from all three ferries between Craignure and Tobermory it is also on the shortest distance across the Island.

Salen has good facilities such as The Salen hotel with food all year round, 2 x cafés with home baking, a very well stocked grocery shop with cash machine and post office. One of the collection point for Turus Mara boat trips is also in Salen outside our house. The Glen Forsa Hotel is just a mile away. 

Ferries

The Cal Mac car/passenger ferry`s run regularly from the mainland. The main route being Oban – Craignure, with the smaller ferries from Lochaline – Fishnish and Ardnamurchan to Tobermory. Once here there is a good bus service on the main routes and you can hire a car in Tobermory. Please book early in the main season. Check up to date ferry information with Caladonian MacBrayne https://www.calmac.co.uk as times for ferries and buses are limited out of season.

About us;

Mike and I (Jacqui) have enjoyed living and working on Mull now for 6 years. We bought Dungallen in the September of 2014, two days after our Tobermory wedding when I became Mrs Murphy. We gradually moved over the next few months finally saying goodbye to Cumbria in March 2015.

Our business, Enjoy Mull is small and run by the two of us. We have two cosy self catering cottages Frayja and Dungallen and a new addition is our craft work, Mike doing woodturning and myself silk painting and paintings. 

We both have a working history in and around natural history and with the general public. Mike has worked in gardens from Stately homes to local smaller gardens. He has a passion for plants and also wildlife. 

My job before coming to Mull was working for the RSPB at Leighton Moss Nature Reserve. My job covered all areas of the vistor experience within the visitor centre and on the reserve which was woven around nature and wildlife. 

We both have a long association with the Isle of Mull and a passion for all natural history from an early age. Having been frequent visitors to the island we were delighted to have the opportunity to move here. Our interests range from wildlife to wildflowers, and the island has so much diversity it’s a perfect place for us to enjoy all that we love.

With a shared love of Mull it seemed a natural step for us to be a full time part of Mull life. The name Enjoy Mull came from us constantly saying how much we have enjoyed Mull ourselves on each visit.

We love our life here. Mull is everything we thought it would be and more. Guess we are still Enjoying Mull!