Places to Stay and Accomodation on the Isle of Rum.
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Ivy Cottage, Bramble Bothy the Bunkhouse, Camping Cabins and Campsite are now - May 2021.

Booking will be essential. Please contact accommodation providers in advance of your visit to make a booking.

Bed and Breakfast

Ivy Cottage Guest House

Ivy Cottage (c) Fliss Fraser

Ivy Cottage is a family run guest house providing dinner, bed & breakfast accommodation. 

With two spacious double rooms and en-suite bathrooms, Ivy Cottage boasts fantastic views across Loch Scresort and beyond to the Isle of Skye and the mainland.

One room can convert into a twin or family room (cot available on request).

Meals are served in our conservatory and packed lunches or picnics are available on request. 

Our three course dinners are home cooked from locally sourced produce including delicious Rum venison.

WiFi throughout.

Visit the Ivy Cottage Guest House website HERE

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Page updated 16th July 2020

Self - Catering

Bramble Bothy

A delightfully quirky shepherd’s hut, perfect for a relaxing break or a long lazy stay to explore Rum.
Bramble Bothy sleeps two in a comfortable double bed.
Our hut has a bathroom and shower with modern compost loo and its own cooking facilities.
Relax in a comfy armchair and light the wood burning stove for a cosy evening. We have created a happy space with a low carbon footprint without compromising on luxury. 
For more information see the Ivy Cottage Guest House website HERE

Bramble bothy

Pictures Fliss Fraser

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Page Updated Jan 2020

Rum Bunkhouse

Rum Bunkhouse by Alan Maitland

Our Bunkhouse was completed and opened to the public in October 2014. 

The bunkhouse provides accommodation for up to 20 people in four mixed dorm rooms and one twin room. This twin room, and the whole building is fully accessible, with an accessible WC and wet room. The shared spaces and corridors all incorporate space for wheelchair users. Wireless internet is available throughout the building. Suitable for individuals, families or groups the bunkhouse features two fully equipped self-catering kitchens and plenty of dining space. 

The comfortable lounge has a wood burning stove and comfy sofas so you can sit back and relax after a day spent exploring the Nature Reserve. 

 Photo Alan Maitland.

2020 Prices per night

1 dorm bed £23

4 bed dorm £83 

6 bed dorm £123 

Twin Room £50

Whole Bunkhouse £424 - exclusive use

For more information, or to book, visit the bunkhouse website HERE

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IRCT LogoCampsite

Kinloch Village Campsite is run by the Isle of Rum Community Trust and is situated on the shores of Loch Scresort. It's a 10 minute walk from the ferry terminal and then it's a further 10 minute walk to Kinloch Castle. Please click on the Map of Kinloch Village, below, to see where the campsite is located.

The campsite is fairly small and basic but has stunning views of the mainland mountains and is a great base for exploring the island. There is no need to book and you choose where you would like to pitch your tent.  You can pay for your campsite stay HERE

We strongly advise you to be prepared for the voracious appetite of the Rum midge so if you are visiting during the summer months be sure to stock up with midge repellent and midgehoods – available at Rum Shop. Check out the midge forecast for your stay.

Campsite Facilities

Kinloch Village Map

The Kinloch Village Map is now available as a download, price £1. All proceeds go to the Community Trust. Click on the buy now link and follow the instructions.


2 x toilets 
2 x hot showers
2 x wooden shelters 
2 x picnic benches 
2 x fresh water taps
2 x washing up basins (cold water only)

Fees for 2020
£6 per adult per night
£3 per child (under 16) per night


Page updated January 2020

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Camping Cabins


Camping Cabin 'Minishal' Interior (c) Vikki Trelfer

Two fully insulated, double glazed wishbone camping cabins are available on the campsite.
Each cabin has four single mattresses for a sound sleep.
There is a camping shelter nearby and the cabins are close to the campsite toilets.
The cabins have electric lighting and there are two plug sockets and two USB charging ports in each one. Wifi is coming soon!

Water and washing up facilities are close by, but there’s no kitchen so you will need all your usual camping equipment minus tent and camping mats.

Dogs are welcome, we just ask that they are kept under control at all times and that they don't sleep on the mattresses.

Fees for 2020

Up to 2 people £35 per night; 3 people £40 per night; 4 people (max) £45 per night.

If you would like to inquire about availability please go to the Bunkhouse website booking inquiry form HERE stating that you wish to book a cabin.

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Harbour BBQ Hut

bbq cabin

The Harbour BBQ Hut is situated on the edge of the campsite, looking out over Loch Scresort and the Old Pier. 

The Bothy sleeps 4 and can seat 20, so is perfect for socialising with the indoor BBQ creating a warm, cosy, midge-free atmosphere.  

Close to the toilets and showers. 

10 minutes walk from the ferry terminal and about 15 minutes to the village hall and shop.

Fees for 2020 

£50 per night.

For more details call Jinty on 01687 460328 or email 

You can find more information on the Harbour BBQ Hut Facebook page HERE

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Mountain Bothies

Due to the Coronavirus, COVID-19, the Mountain Bothies Association has CLOSED all of it's MBA maintained bothies - including both Dibidil and Guirdil bothies here on Rum - and CANCELLED all work parties until further notice.

Further information can be found on the MBA website HERE

Dibidil Bothy (c) Vikki TrelferMBA logoThere are two bothies on Rum located in Guirdil and Dibidil and are both over 3 hours walk away from the village. These bothies are in fantastic locations on Rum and are very basic so carrymats, bedding and cooking stoves are essential. Dibidil Bothy has a wood burning stove and bunks (BYO mattress). Guirdil has an open fire and a raised wooden platform for sleeping. It is not possible to book the bothies.

They are maintained by the Mountain Bothy Association, if you see any problems with either of the bothies, please report it using the MBA website.

For more information on bothy protocol have a look at the Mountain Bothy Association website.  For walking times and map information, please see our Walks section.

The Mountain Bothies Association has an online form where you can report any problems with the Bothies. Follow this link.


Rum, while wonderful can have savage weather so make sure that you have suitable clothing and footwear as the roads and tracks are very rough in places. In season midges are fierce so take precautions.

Guirdhil Bothy (c) Georgina McMillan

Guirdhil Bothy (c) Georgina McMillan

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Page updated 14th July 2020

Wild Camping

Wild camping is permitted anywhere on Rum and at any time of year but campers must follow the Outdoor Access code. For more information on your rights and responsibilities while wild camping go to the Scottish Outdoor Access Code website. Fires are not permitted. Having a chat with our Community Ranger is always of benefit before setting out.
For more detailed information, click on this link: Countryside Etiquette
Rum, while wonderful can have savage weather so make sure that you have suitable clothing and footwear as the roads and tracks are very rough in places.  In summer midges are fierce so take precautions.

Wild camping on Rum (c) Georgina McMillan

Page updated 14th July 2020

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