Crannich Campsite

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  • Secluded Isle of Mull site 25 minutes’ drive from Tobermory
  • Calgary Beach half an hour’s drive; Duart Castle 35 minutes
  • Dog-friendly site with resident farm animals; close to woodland walks
The rugged landscapes of the Inner Hebrides are yours to explore from Crannich Campsite, a family- and dog-friendly spot on a working farm in the Aros Peninsula, the northern part of the Isle of Mull. For an added benefit, those landscapes come with assorted animal life, including resident Highland cattle, sheep and horses, red deer inhabiting the local forests and the white-tailed eagles, buzzards and hen harriers hovering high up in the skies. The pretty spectacular location in the middle of Glen Aros is another perk: think epic woodland walks, including the circular Cill An Ailean Trail (10 minutes’ drive), which takes you past the graveyards of a medieval chapel. There are more walking and cycling trails around Loch Frisa (20 minutes), plus fishing (with a permit) in the River Bellart. Oh, and you’ll be about 25 minutes’ drive from Tobermory, home of a renowned whisky distillery. The site feels blissfully secluded, and indeed it is – accessed via a private track away from the main road. The rural surroundings (with sweeping views of the glen) and the nicely spaced-out pitches contribute to creating a private and peaceful vibe. There is a toilet and shower block with hot water, plus a separate building with indoor washing-up areas and a drying room, not forgetting other amenities such as electric hook-ups and motorhome service points, plus charging and recycling facilities. If you fancy a barbecue, you can pick up supplies at the nearest shop in Salen (10 minutes), where there’s also a pub, a petrol station and a couple of cafés.

Site type

Touring caravan pitches 6
Motorhome pitches 6
Open now

Tourist board rating

Please note
  • Under 18s must be accompanied by their parents or legal guardians.
  • The site does not accept breeds/crossbreeds listed in the Dangerous Dogs Act (i.e. Pit Bull Terrier, Japanese Tosa, Dogo Argentino, and Fila Brasileiro).
  • Single-sex bookings of 4 or more people (couples and immediate family members excepted) are not permitted via Pitchup.com.
  • No hen/stag parties permitted via Pitchup.com.
  • Bookings must not be for more than 28 consecutive nights.
  • Commercial vehicles (vehicles used for work-related purposes, carrying goods or fare-paying passengers) and sign-written vehicles are not permitted on site.
  • A cable measuring at least 20 metres is needed for the electric hook-ups.
  • Guests are advised to bring a good quality torch with them as parts of the site are unlit.
  • Bookings must not consist of more than 2 different households.
  • Please note that the toilet/shower facilities are unisex.
  • Swimming in the lake is not allowed.
  • Fires, barbecues and/or firepits will not be permitted in dry, windy and/or hot weather conditions.
  • The charging of electric vehicles is not permitted on site.

Languages spoken

English

Open from Mon, 1 Apr to

Pitch types & availability

Reviews

89%

would recommend this site to a friend

85%

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Only showing reviews for the last 30 months.

Perfect quiet site

Overall 8/10
Location 10
Value for money 10
Accommodation 8
Facilities / Activities 8
Customer service 10
Child friendliness 10
Cleanliness 10
Wifi 6
Anonymous The reviewer booked through Pitchup.com

Electric grass and gravel touring pitch (XL)

Liked: Lovely site with beautiful views, small lake and nice landscaping. Friendly owner and peacocks roaming free. Easy access to Tobemory and mull ferries.

Disliked: More showers and toilets and better wifi would make it 5 star

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Lovely quiet campsite, great for relaxing Pitches are well spaced apart Facilities…

Overall 10/10
Location 10
Value for money 10
Accommodation 10
Facilities / Activities 8
Customer service No rating
Child friendliness No rating
Cleanliness 8
Wifi 2
David C. The reviewer booked through Pitchup.com

Electric grass and gravel touring pitch (XXL)

Liked: Lovely quiet campsite, great for relaxing Pitches are well spaced apart Facilities were nice and clean

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Good place for a stay

Overall 10/10
Location 10
Value for money 10
Accommodation 10
Facilities / Activities 10
Customer service 10
Child friendliness 8
Cleanliness 10
Wifi 6
Anonymous The reviewer booked through Pitchup.com

Electric grass and gravel touring pitch (XL)

Liked: Good place. Clean, nice, queit. Nature, friendly people. Good location. Easy to find. really enjoy it. Ps. Good proce as well

Disliked: will ne nice with something small for kids ;) Wii-fii not working.

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Small farm with beautiful views and clean facilities

Overall 10/10
Location 8
Value for money 10
Accommodation 10
Facilities / Activities 8
Customer service 10
Child friendliness 6
Cleanliness 8
Wifi 10
Lea S. The reviewer booked through Pitchup.com

Standard electric grass and gravel touring pitch

Liked: Very peaceful and small campsite in the heart of Mull. The wildlife around is just beautiful. The Crannich farm owns a white peacock which we had never seen before. There’s lots of space for walking the dog and proper bins to put away the bags. The site WiFi is really good. Facilities are clean and simple.

Disliked: There is only one bathroom and one shower for the whole site. Some people left their wet shoes or clothing on the heater at the showers which made them incredibly smelly and uncomfortable to use. This is not a fault of the site though.

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Could have been cleaner facilities

Overall 4/10
Location 6
Value for money 4
Accommodation No rating
Facilities / Activities 2
Customer service 2
Child friendliness No rating
Cleanliness 2
Wifi No rating
Graham W. The reviewer booked through Pitchup.com

Electric gravel touring pitch (small)

Liked: Decent sized level pitches

Disliked: Only 1 toilet and only 2 shower. Nice touch to leave the spiders webs to catch the midges.

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Area was lovely. Very quiet apart from Peacocks. Lovely views. Owner came…

Overall 8/10
Location 10
Value for money 10
Accommodation 8
Facilities / Activities 8
Customer service 10
Child friendliness No rating
Cleanliness 8
Wifi 10
Marianne B. The reviewer booked through Pitchup.com

Electric gravel touring pitch (small)

Liked: Area was lovely. Very quiet apart from Peacocks. Lovely views. Owner came round each evening to make sure everyone is ok

Disliked: Need another toilet and shower

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Remote and quiet, needing improved facilities

Overall 6/10
Location 6
Value for money 6
Accommodation 8
Facilities / Activities 6
Customer service 10
Child friendliness No rating
Cleanliness 10
Wifi 6
Anonymous The reviewer booked through Pitchup.com

Electric grass and gravel touring pitch (XL)

Liked: The campsite is in a very quiet location well away from any disturbance or noise. It’s wise to be well stocked up before you arrive. The pitches are spacious and well separated. The owner is very helpful and friendly.

Disliked: The main reason for giving this site a rating of only 3 stars is that the one toilet and one shower are not adequate for the number of people potentially staying on the site. Although both were very clean and the shower beautifully hot, this did not compensate for the shortfall.

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never seen any staff , name of pitch on a board, and midges ,

Overall 2/10
Location 4
Value for money 2
Accommodation 2
Facilities / Activities 2
Customer service 2
Child friendliness No rating
Cleanliness 4
Wifi 2
Anonymous The reviewer booked through Pitchup.com

Electric grass and gravel touring pitch (medium)

Liked: not really anything stood out,maybe a warm shower , toilet was soap clean

Disliked: there was 1 shower ,1 toilet, both probably could have been more inviting on looks , cobwebs , and not to clean around the facilities, campsite i know but stayed in better cleaner and cheaper ones on route, and no wi-fi signal tho intermittent

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lovely, clean, friendly, remote

Overall 8/10
Location 10
Value for money 8
Accommodation 8
Facilities / Activities 8
Customer service 10
Child friendliness 8
Cleanliness 8
Wifi 6
Mike R. The reviewer booked through Pitchup.com

Electric grass and gravel touring pitch (XL)

Liked: lovely quiet location, the access road carried on all the way to dervaig from there access to calgary, avoiding tobermory. nearby access to loch frisa. bus stop at the end of the lane (2.5 miles)

Disliked: got bored of the peacock calls after a few days no drive over pit for gray waste, had to bucket it out, there is an access road near the gray pit only 2m from the pit

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Spacious pitches, level Good facilities Not far from Tobamory…

Overall 10/10
Location 8
Value for money 8
Accommodation 10
Facilities / Activities 10
Customer service No rating
Child friendliness No rating
Cleanliness 10
Wifi 10
Tracy D. The reviewer booked through Pitchup.com

Electric gravel touring pitch (small)

Liked: Spacious pitches, level Good facilities Not far from Tobamory

Disliked: Midges!

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Features

Leisure on site

Bar or club house Cycle hire Evening entertainment Fishing Fitness centre Games room Indoor swimming pool Kids' club On-site restaurant/cafe Outdoor swimming pool Play area TV room Take away Tennis Watersports Wild swimming

Amenities on site

Bath available Car parking by pitch/unit Composting toilet Dog park Drying room Food shop Free wifi Ice pack freezing Internet access Launderette Parent & baby washroom Pick-up from public transport Portable toilet Pub toilets Public telephone Shower available Toilet block Washing-up area Wifi

Groups welcome

Family friendly Motorcycle friendly Single-sex groups welcome Student groups welcome

Rules

Barbecue provided Barbecues allowed Campfires allowed Commercial vehicles allowed Dogs allowed Dogs allowed all year

Themes

Forest Peaceful Remote location Spectacular scenery Walkers' paradise Wildlife haven

Utilities

Charging facilities Chemical disposal Electric car charging point(s) Gas cylinders available Recycling available Renewable energy

Nearby amenities

Bar nearby Dog walk nearby

Type

Farm Tiny (1-10 pitches)

Accessibility

Disabled facilities

Nearby leisure

Cycling nearby Fishing nearby

Touring and motorhomes

Motorhome service point

Location

Crannich Campsite

Crannich

Aros

Isle of Mull

Argyll

Scotland

PA72 6JP

Directions

Timezone

Europe/London BST (GMT+01:00)

GPS

56.53418°N
-6.03857°W

Route directions

Please don’t rely on satnav; instead, enter ‘Crannich’ into Google Maps. To reach the Isle of Mull, you will need to take a ferry from Oban to Craignure, which needs to be booked in advance with Calmac. Other ferry routes to Mull don't require advance bookings and run from Lochaline to Fishnish, or from Kilchoan to Tobermory.

Nearest transport

Rail
23.2 mi Oban Rail Station
25.6 mi Connel Ferry Rail Station
27.3 mi Arisaig Rail Station
Ferry
5.6 mi Ulva Ferry (Mull) Ferry Landing
5.8 mi Ulva Ferry (Ulva) Ferry Landing
5.8 mi Drimnin Ferry Landing
Airport
22.8 mi Coll Airport
25 mi Oban (North Connel) Airport

Please note: All distances on this page are calculated "as the crow flies" - please check actual distance depending on your mode of travel using the Get directions button above.

Local attractions

In addition to the Mull Aquarium, with its sustainable catch-and-release policy (residents are let go after four weeks), Tobermory is home to the Tobermory Distillery. This artisanal whisky distillery has been going for more than two centuries, and it runs guided tours and tastings. Lots of wildlife boat trips also set off from Tobermory Harbour. For a day at the seaside, head to Calgary Beach (half an hour’s drive), in a deep bay on the west coast of Mull. Just behind this vast expanse of white sand is Calgary Art in Nature, a woodland sculpture trail. Among its creations are a willow stag, a timber shark and a fairy house in the trunk of a tree. Overlooking the Sound of Mull from a rocky perch is the 14th-century Duart Castle (35 minutes). Check out the family portraits in the Great Hall before visiting the Clan Exhibition, which illustrates the link between the Maclean family (who built the castle) and the Scouting Association.

Water quality at nearby bathing waters

Name Distance Type 2020 2019 2018 2017
Ganavan 22.7 mi Sea N/A Excellent Excellent Excellent

Data source: European Environment Agency

Cycle routes

Find local routes on the National Cycle Network - over 12,000 miles of cycling routes.

Other

Glen Aros: Isle of Mull 2.2 mi

Ben More on the Isle of Mull 5.4 mi

Dervaig - Glen Gorm, Isle of Mull 6.3 mi

Ardmore Bay: Isle of Mull 6.8 mi

Port Langamull: Isle of Mull 8.6 mi

Please note: All distances on this page are calculated "as the crow flies" - please check actual distance depending on your mode of travel using the Get directions button above.

Nearest sites

Unfortunately, we have no nearby bookable sites.

Want to know more about camping in Argyll?

  • Does Crannich Campsite have a swimming pool? No View all features
  • Is Crannich Campsite dog friendly? Yes View all features
  • What attractions are near Crannich Campsite? In addition to the Mull Aquarium, with its sustainable catch-and-release policy (residents are let go after four weeks), Tobermory is home to the Tobermory Distillery. This artisanal whisky distillery has been going … Read more
  • When can I check in and check out of Crannich Campsite?
    Camping and touring
    Arrive:  12 p.m. –  8 p.m.
    Depart by:  11 a.m.
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  • How much does it cost to stay at Crannich Campsite? From £30 (for 1 night, 2 adults) - prices may change depending on your dates and party.