Come to the Isle of Muck to get away, relax, and enjoy the wonderful wildlife and scenery. Muck is a small island on the west coast of Scotland, and together with its neighbours, Eigg, Rum and Canna, they form the Small Isles. The Bunkhouse sleeps up to 8 guests in 4 rooms with the option of exclusive use.
The Isle of Muck Bunkhouse is a self-catering Hostel, which can also be hired for exclusive use. It overlooks Port Mor, where the ferry boats arrive, and is near to The Craft Shop & Tearoom and to the island's Community Hall. It has four small bedrooms, (3 rooms with bunkbeds and 1 double room).There is a fully-equipped kitchen with breakfast bar, gas cooker, fridge freezer, microwave and washing machine, and an adjoining living area. There are two toilets and a shower.
There are cards, games, and a selection of books. Travel cot and high chair available on request. Please bring your own towel and all the food for your own catering. The Tearoom is open Easter-September (please tel: 01687 460057/462990 to inquire about opening times), and sells delicious homemade soups, sandwiches, quiche and cakes. A great place for morning coffee, lunches and afternoon teas. The Craft Shop also sells some crafts and stocks a few provisions.
To book the Bunkhouse or for further information please contact Georgia tel: 07833195654 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Muck is easy to walk around, with its rolling fertile landscape, and an interesting island to explore, along with spectacular views of other islands and the mainland. The highest point is Beinn Airein (at 451ft) which is a relatively easy walk to the top (more challenging from the west side). Other walks might include visiting the seal colony, white sandy beaches, Horse island at low tide, or Bagh, a renovated black house. There is some opportunity for rock climbing on the island, at Camas Mor. A map of island walks is available from the Craft Shop.
Bikes are an ideal way to travel from one end of the island to the other, and visitors are very welcome to bring their bikes. The road is just over 1 mile long, and an easy cycle.
On the Water
Gallanach bay provides a beautiful safe harbour for water sports, and visitors are more than welcome to bring sailing dinghy’s, diving gear and other water sports equipment. The waters around Muck offer some excellent diving opportunities. Mackerel are usually plentiful in July and August.
Muck has a rich and diverse wildlife. For full details please refer to the Isle of Muck Guide Book, available from the Craft Shop. Around 40 species of birds breed regularly on Muck, and a further dozen or so occasionally. The marine life is particularly rich and interesting due to the Gulf Stream, and includes a number of crabs, small purple sea urchins, and the only British Coral, the “Cup Coral”. Grey Atlantic seals are commonly seen around the shores and Common seals occasionally. Porpoises and Minke whales are also commonly seen, and Basking sharks can also be spotted in late summer (these are plankton feeders and perfectly harmless!). A number of species were never introduced to Muck, including deer and rabbits.
Anyone visiting the island is always more than welcome to attend any ceilidhs, quiz nights, or other social functions that might be taking place whilst you are on the island.
From £20.00 per person per night
From £80.00 whole hostel per night
£20.00 per person per night with your own sleeping bag (£5.00pp additional charge for bed linen for duration of stay, £3.00pp if towels are required). Book the whole hostel, sleeping up to 8 people, for only £80.00 per night. £490 weekly charge. Payment by cash or cheque - we are unable to process credit/debit cards.