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Self-catering holidays on the beautiful Isle of Mull

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About the Croft

Taigh Foise - self catering on working croft, Isle of MullTaigh Foise - self catering on working croft, Isle of Mull
Rosie and Nigel Burgess have lived on Mull for 30 years and have been working the croft since 1990. Rosie is the fourth generation of her family to work land on the Ross of Mull. The croft comprises 22h rough grazing land supporting a small flock of Jacob sheep and poultry. It is managed under the Rural Stewardship Scheme, which has resulted in a steady increase of natural flora in specific habitats, particularly the number and variety of orchids.

Jacob ewe and lamb
Guests are welcome to actively participate in identifying and monitoring the wild flowers and wildlife that occur on the croft to help us build up a record of bio-diversity. See our picture gallery.
‘The Crofters’ Kitchen and Gardens
A sheltered valley is used for vegetable and fruit production and a range of seasonal vegetables, fruit, preserves, eggs, meat and other organic and eco-products are available directly from the croft through a small farm shop called ‘The Crofters’ Kitchen’. You can be sent a list of available items in advance of your stay to help save ‘food miles’ and the space in your car. It’s bound to taste miles better…..!
The Croft Shop
Visitors are welcome to walk around the gardens which are cultivated using primarily seaweed and manure as fertilisers and avoiding the use of chemicals and pesticides. Informative displays around the gardens explain methods of cultivation and draw your attention to little known facts about the qualities and uses of both the wild and cultivated plants.
The Gardens The Croft Shop
The Wildlife on the Croft


Taigh Foise - self catering on working croft, Isle of MullTaigh Foise - self catering on working croft, Isle of Mull
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Flower Caterpillar Bluebells
Moth Primrose Snail
Orchid Dragonfly Cowslip
Caterpillar Orchid Caterpillar
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Rosie & Nigel Burgess, Dail an Inbhire, Kintra, Isle of Mull, PA66 6BT Scotland, UK
Tel: 01681 700509
enquiries@ecocroft.co.uk