Our self-catering lodges are situated in Drumlang Woods at Gruline, 2 miles from the village of Salen. Being located in central Mull, Hideaway Lodges provides the perfect base to explore the island for walkers and cyclists alike and is also an ideal location for bird and wildlife enthusiasts. We are passionate about our environment and happy to provide details of walks, cycle rides and great places to spot wildlife. Also, if you are a keen cyclist, we provide a bike shed to store your bicycles.
If you are coming to the island with an electric car, whilst we are unable to include fueling your car in the price of your lodges stay, rest assured there are public places to charge your car whilst on the island. There are several different charging locations on the Isle of Mull with the nearest to the lodges being located at Tobermory and at Craignure. Full details of these charging points can be found on the website link below:https://chargeplacescotland.org
There is a self-service launderette in Tobermory and we have a washing machine in the shed onsite which guests are welcome to use with the exception of periods of low rainfall where the shed will be closed to conserve drinking water. We are also 10 miles from Tobermory, the main town on Mull where there are shops, restaurants and bars. Both the Spar shop in Salen and the Co-op in Tobermory are open 7 days a week so there is no need to worry if you need to buy some provisions on a Sunday.
Please note: Mobile phone reception is poor on the west side of the island but O2, EE contract (not PAYG) and Vodafone will all now work at the lodges. If you are not on one of these networks and if phone connectivity is important during your stay you may wish to get a pay as you go Vodafone or O2 mobile. Due to our remote location we are connected to mobile wifi in the lodges and each lodge has a smart tv which runs off the wifi. There are also plenty of cafés & bars on Mull with free wifi including the spar shop in Salen.
Whilst we try not to disturb guests during the course of a break, we always greet guests in person at the start of any holiday and we are just a phone call or a 5 minute drive away should you need us.
Journey time by car approximately 35 minutes from Craignure and 25 minutes from Fishnish ferry port.
(Hideaway Lodges postcode for sat navs is PA71 6HR)
Leaving the ferry at either Craignure or Fishnish, follow the main road northwards towards Salen. In the village having passed the Salen Hotel on your right take the next left at the Church, signposted Gruline (B8035).
Continue for about 2 miles until the "Y" junction is reached, bear left passing Gruline Church on your left. We are less than one minute away now.
Continue for approximately 400 metres passing the sign for "Macquarrie's Mausoleum" where a cottage will be seen coming up on the right (The Old Schoolhouse).
Immediately after the cottage you will see the "Hideaway Lodges" sign, turn sharp right down the track.
At the bottom of the track you will arrive at Hideaway Lodges with Staffa lodge immediately at the end of the track, Eorsa lodge in the middle and Ulva lodge off to the far left.