- Breathtaking shoreside location.
- Off grid with a low carbon footprint without compromising on luxury.
- Cosy wood burning stove and total tranquility with surround sound nature in all directions.
Good To Know
- Reach Rum by ferry, Calmac sailings from Mallaig daily or Sheerwater which runs from Arisaig approx. 7 miles south of Mallaig.
- The Isle of Rum Shop and Post Office is small but very well stocked with a wide range of groceries including bread, veggies, dairy, meat, snacks, alcohol and toiletries.
- Bike hire is available locally from Rum crafts.
- There is limited mobile phone reception on Rum but connection is often possible in front of Kinloch Castle.
- Guests can pre-book a breakfast option choose from a selection of teas and ground coffee, fresh fruit, yoghurts and cereals. Options include a full cooked breakfast with lighter / vegetarian optons available. Freshly made bread with homemade jams and marmalade. (Breakfast supplement applicable).
- The owners also serve delicious three course meals using local produce and suppliers where possible. Specialities include Rum venison and fresh fish from Mallaig. For long days in the hills or for a picnic on the beach, the owners can make guests a hearty packed lunch to take on their day's adventures.
- The Isle of Rum is part of the Small Isles National Scenic Area, a Special Protection Area for Birds, a Site of Special Scientific Interest and a Special Area of Conservation.
- Visit Kinloch Castle an Edwardian time capsule with a rare orchestrion, designed to emulate an orchestra. It was apparently built for Queen Victoria who planned to install it in Balmoral Castle, but she died before it was complete.
- During late September and early October the annual red deer rut takes place (annual deer mating season).
- There is exceptional walking on Rum. Go cycling, take a guided ranger tour, go kayaking and experience the amazing bird life on the island.
- Visit the mausoleum of Sir George Bullough of Kinloch Castle, book a boat tour or browse beautiful local crafts in the local craft shop run by your hosts at Bramble Bothy Shepherds Hut.
- A stay on Rum would not be complete without seeing the wildly beautiful Rum ponies native to the Island.
A wildly romantic west coast shepherd's hut tucked on the Isle of Rum at the head of Loch Scresort; perfect for a romantic off grid escape where you can get close to nature feel the wind in your hair and gently soothe your soul.
Commanding fantastic views out across the bay to Skye and the mountains beyond, your shepherds hut couldn't be better located for exploring the island and learning about its fascinating history. Your hut has its own internal bathroom and shower with modern compost loo. A comfortable double sized box bed with crisp modern linen awaits you. Relax in a comfy armchair and light the wood burning stove for a romantic evening in or sit under the night sky where you might be lucky and catch a glimpse of the Northern Dancers, a highland show of the aurora borealis.
Visit the craft shop situated close to your abode, where you can purchase a variety of handmade items including artisan marmalade, Rum bloodstone jewellery and more Rum crafts. The wildlife on Rum is exceptional and you won't go far without meeting highland cows, wild Billy goats, Rum highland ponies that wander the island, red deer, otters and sea eagles as well as countless other varieties of birdlife. Up to 25% of the world's Manx sheerwater population are on Rum.
Things to look out for include the distinguishable peak Hallival which makes the beginning of the infamous Rum Cullin ridge walk which takes in the corbets of Askival and Ainshval. Coastal low and high level walking abounds the island. Rum is the largest of the Small Isles (Muck and Eigg are the other two) on the west coast of Scotland and has a population of under 30. Kinloch is the only settlement on the island and home to Kinloch Castle, built by Sir George Bullough a Lancastrian Industrialist. The castle was completed in 1900, took three years to build and cost in today's money £15 million, though the labour costs today would be much greater. The stone was imported from Arran and the gardens are rooted in 250,000 tons of Ayrshire topsoil.
The sandy beaches of Kilmory in the north are stunning and Autumnwatch has immortalised the area with its footage of the Deer Rut. Studies of the Red Deer on Rum have been going on since 1953 which makes it one of the longest scientific studies on mammals in the world. Take the track to Harris and view the Greek styled Bullough mausoleum. The old mausoleum can be seen in a bank a few hundred meters to the west. A flippant comment by a visitor to Sir George Bullough, likening his colourful tiled mausoleum to a Victorian loo, incensed him and he blew it up making way for the more classically styled one that stands today. Rum has a charm of yesteryear, sprinkled with Norse words, stunning scenery and a vibrant welcoming community.
Your romantic off grid hideaway for two couldn't be more insanely beautiful and wildly remote - you simply won't want to leave.
Nightly stays are from £95 per night, £90 per night for stays of 4 or 5 nights, £85 for 6 nights and £560 per week.
"Easy to walk to from the pier. Great little space and beautifully finished. Doesn't feel too small. And nice little touches from the host."
"Fliss picked us up at the ferry pier and drove us to the wonderful sheperds hut. We´ve stayed a whole week and loved the set up - it was super cozy! I can highly recommend staying here and we hope to come back."
"The hut was a lovely place to stay with an amazing view and a comfortable house! Fliss took us at the ferry. We recommend this place and will come back again!"