A stunning coastline of white sands and turquoise seas, fringed with flowering machair, is the backdrop to Ardalanish Farm. Here you will find the native Hebridean sheep that provide much of the wool for the beautiful tweeds produced by Isle of Mull Weavers, located in the heart of the farm.
All the year round, the workshop is open to visitors to see the amazing sight of the Victorian Dobcross power looms in operation. These looms are fascinating to watch in action; they maintain the highest quality by allowing the overseeing of every inch of cloth produced. Once made into garments, the finished tweeds can last for generations.
The colours of the tweeds are beautiful earthy shades from the wool; black and charcoal brown, fawn, silver grey and creamy white, while natural plant dyes add brighter colours to the weave. As well as using the wool from Ardalanish Farm, Hebridean, Shetland and Manx Loaghtan wool is also sourced from other Scottish farms.
A wide range of tweeds and beautifully designed garments as well as yarn for knitters are available to buy in the Weavers Shop. Also for sale from our freezer is our own delicious Hebridean mature lamb and Highland beef, bred on the farm. In the warm summer months, icecream and drinks are available.
The opening times of the shop are:
- 10am to 5pm, 7 days per week in the summer (Easter to mid October)
- between 10am and 4pm Monday to Friday in winter (mid October – Easter) We are closed for two weeks over Christmas and New Year.
- For visits outwith these dates/hours, please get in touch – we will be pleased to help if we are at home.
From the farm there are beautiful walks uphill on the farm trail with wonderful views over the the Southern Hebrides. Our Highland cattle and Hebridean sheep graze here, sharing the land with many varieties of wildlife and plantlife. There is also a gentle walk to the coast, which passes through the hay meadow. On reaching the beach the remains of a historical fort can be seen on the right, while Ardalanish Beach is famed for unique geological formations as well as its extensive curve of shell-sand beach and southerly views.