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4 voyageurs

4 lits

Chambre privée

4 voyageurs

4 lits

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Come and stay in our bell tent on our off-grid croft, a semi-tamed corner of the wild Isle of Rum.

This is an off grid island dweller experience rather than a glamping holiday! Our bell tent is on a corner of our working croft where we keep free range poultry which can mean noisy mornings of cockerels crowing but also means a steady supply of delicious fresh eggs!

A perfect opportunity to travel light and experience life on this beautiful, wildlife rich isle.


Le logement
Le logement
Capacité d'accueil : 4
Salles de bain : 0.5
Chambres : 1
Lits : 4
Arrivée : À partir de 12:00
Type de logement : Chambre privée

Équipements
Équipements

Prix
Prix
Voyageur supplémentaire : Sans frais
Conditions d'annulation : Flexibles

Description
Description

Come and stay in our bell tent on our off-grid croft, a semi-tamed corner of the wild Isle of Rum.

This is an off grid island dweller experience rather than a glamping holiday! Our bell tent is on a corner of our working croft where we keep free range poultry which can mean noisy mornings of cockerels crowing but also means a steady supply of delicious fresh eggs!

A perfect opportunity to travel light and experience life on this beautiful, wildlife rich isle.

The Bell Tent
The bell tent is a large space with a sewn in ground sheet. We provide four camp beds complete with pillows, sleeping bags and liners.

The Cooking Area
Outside of the bell tent we provide a cooking / eating / hanging out area which includes a table and chairs, a small stove with kettle and pans, crockery and cutlery for four people. There are basic washing up facilities and water. The water is from the river and suitable for washing and cooking / drinking after being boiled. There is a fire pit and wood can be gathered from the surrounding area for the true outdoors survival experience!

Power, wifi, phone etc.
Visiting Rum is an off grid, low tech experience. The village is served by a hydro electric system but up on Croft 3 we are reliant on solar and micro wind turbine power only. If you wish to connect to the internet or charge up devices then you will need to visit the village hall where both can be done for a small donation. Mobile phone signal is patchy on the island but most networks seem to receive signal up on the croft. You may of course be looking forward to being disconnected anyway!

Food & Drink
There is a small but very well stocked shop on the island which is open seven days a week. We would recommend buying your food fresh from the shop each day rather than storing it. Fresh eggs, jams and other seasonal produce from our croft is available to buy from us here on the croft. We can also supply fresh baked bread by prior arrangement.

The infamous Rum Midge!
Rum is home to much amazing wildlife, golden eagles and white tailed sea eagles, manx shearwaters, red deer, Rum ponies, feral goats and the islanders ourselves! Most notable of all are the midges though and do not underestimate the might of these tiny beasties! Midge nets and midge repellent are essential kit. The bell tent does have midge netting on the windows but it is inevitable some will get in. Please come prepared!

Facilities
On the croft is a dry compost loo. Flushing toilets and showers are available in the village (showers have a charge) as are laundry facilities.

Lighting & other kit
There are no street lights on Rum, mostly because there are no streets! Solar fairy lights are set up in the bell tent but torches are essential kit for getting around the island and croft after dark. The shop sells basic toiletries but if you have anything you would struggle to be without, or regular medication then do remember to pack it with you. The croft and indeed various parts of Rum are pretty boggy even in the summer so wellies or stout waterproof footwear are advised.

Guests are welcome to wander around the croft although there is no access to our private home in the static caravan or horsebox. We are operating a working croft with crops and livestock so we do ask that children are supervised at all times and common sense is applied while exploring.

We are a family of four and there is usually at least one of us around. We are happy to chat and if you'd like to accompany us at animal feeding time or find out more about how we run the croft that is usually fine.

The Isle of Rum is the largest of the Small Isles, a cluster of four islands just below the Isle of Skye off the west coast of Scotland. The island is home to around 30 residents and has a small school, shop & post office, village hall, bike hire and several craft shops. The island is rich in wildlife and nature, popular with walkers, explorers and adventurers. Our family were featured on Ben Fogle's New Lives In The Wild in 2015.

Rum is accessed from the mainland by Calmac ferries in Mallaig or the Sheerwater boat from Arisaig. Croft 3 is approximately 2 miles from the pier and we can arrange to meet you from the boat if required.
Visitors are not permitted to bring vehicles but you can bring your bike.


Règlement intérieur
Règlement intérieur
Non fumeur
Ne convient pas aux animaux
Pas de fête ni de soirée
Peut ne pas convenir aux bébés (moins de 2 ans)
L'entrée dans les lieux se fait après 12:00

We have a working dog and a pet cat, free range poultry and pigs so do not allow visitors to bring their own pets.
During dry spells we would request that if you smoke you ensure your cigarettes are fully extinguished, absolutely NO smoking or cooking inside the bell tent. Please use common sense regarding being on a working croft with animals, tools etc.


Dispositif de sécurité
Dispositif de sécurité
Fiche de sécurité
Extincteur

Disponibilité
Disponibilité
Séjour de 1 nuit minimum

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