Treshnish and Haunn Cottages partner with HWDT

The Hebridean Whale and Dolphin Trust is delighted to announce a new corporate partnership with Treshnish and Haunn Cottages, at Treshnish Farm on the Isle of Mull.

 Traditional Blackhouse with stunning views across the field to Treshnish Point

Traditional Blackhouse with stunning views across the field to Treshnish Point

Treshnish and Haunn Cottages are a sustainable tourism business located on a beautiful coastal farm near Calgary in the north west of the Isle of Mull. With four miles of dramatic rocky coastline surrounding the farm, the sea is part of our daily lives. We can't help but scan the water to see if there are any fins out there somewhere!

"We are really delighted to have been invited by the Hebridean Whale and Dolphin Trust to become one of their first Corporate Partners." - Carolyne Charrington, Treshnish and Haunn Cottages

Supporting HWDT is a no-brainer for us - and it is lovely that they are based here on Mull. The important research and educational work they are doing fits well with the practical stuff we do here at Treshnish in trying to improve and enhance the different habitats we have on the farm.  

Treshnish is a family run farm with a hill flock of Blackface sheep and an 'in-by' (low ground) flock of Cheviot, Zwartble and Herdwick sheep - all in all about 550 ewes. We were organic for 10 years and although we are no longer organic we still manage the animals and the land in the same way. We have not used artificial fertilisers since 1997. A complicated grazing regime over the last 20 or so years have seen a massive improvement in biodiversity and an abundance of wild flowers in the summer. In 2013 we were asked to be part of the Coronation Meadows Project started by Plantlife.

Our eco-friendly self catering cottages are dotted about the farm - a selection of stylish, comfortable cottages that sleep from two to six persons.  We accept well behaved dogs and are open all year.

We are members of the Green Tourism Business Scheme, and have held their Gold Award since 2001. We strive to reduce our carbon footprint, using a combination of measures such as solar PV, domestic wind turbines, and a rolling programme of improving insulation and energy reduction.   

We are involved with various other community groups on the island, so it is wonderful now to be embarking on a closer relationship with HWDT. We hope that our guests will enjoy the benefits of this too, and perhaps join the Citizens Scientist campaign and go out whale watching and recording data with them!

For details about HWDT's Corporate Partnerships, contact Gemma Paterson, Head of Major Gifts, on gemma.paterson@hwdt.org

For details about Treshnish and Haunn Cottages visit https://treshnish.co.uk/

Gemma Paterson