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The Lodge, Drimnin

Near Lochaline, Sound of Mull, Argyll

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Drimnin Estate covers some 7,000 acres on the shores of the Sound of Mull and Loch Sunart. To reach it, a little road meanders 11 miles from Lochaline (car ferry to Mull) to Drimnin, along the shores of the Sound.

Quick Info

Sleeps: 2 Bedrooms: 1
Changeover Day: Fri Pets Allowed: Yes (1)
No smoking Bathrooms: 1
  • No Smoking
  • Pets Allowed
  • Open Fire/Solid Fuel Stove
  • WiFi

It is a truly magical place, a peaceful haven amid dramatic scenery and guests are welcome to walk along its 8 miles of coastline, across its moors and through its native woodlands.

The owners of the Estate have completely refurbished the charming gate lodge, which is positioned in the ancient Caledonian oak/hazel woods on the private estate road, making it a delightful little holiday hideaway. Originally built around 1840, it is said to have once housed up to 10 people - no additional heating would have been necessary!

Nowadays, it's designed to accommodate just two, in cosiness and comfort, with all modern conveniences, in a well-insulated, double-glazed cottage with an efficient wood-burning stove and backup electric heaters.

The layout is still that of the traditional but 'n' ben. To one side, there is the snug, open-plan living area with wood-burning stove and excellent modern kitchen. To the other, there is a double bedroom and en suite shower room.

Just behind the cottage, where the ground rises to the woods, there is a summerhouse/utility room with a washing machine and drying area, as well as a picnic table on the other side of the track to sit and admire the view to the Sound. Guests also have access to a games room (situated in an outbuilding to the side of Achleanan Farmhouse, 0.3 miles away) that is equipped with a table tennis table, dartboard and a selection of exercise equipment – ideal for times when the weather isn’t so good.

Map & Local

The surrounding woodlands are absolutely teeming with wildlife. Roe and red deer (some of which are quite tame), graze nearby with the Estate's gentle Highland cattle, while in the skies are buzzards, golden and sea eagles and, by the shoreline, otters.

Guests have access to the Estate's eight miles of coastline, its moors, valleys and native woodland and the historic St. Columbas Chapel which is now totally renovated and musical concerts are held there regularly. It is also available to hire for weddings, celebrations, services, corporate events etc. There is also a Stone Age fort and ancient villages, one of which is notably walled - these are a stark reminder of the most harrowing events during the Clearances. There is an Art studio on the estate (local resident artist) that guests can visit by appointment. The 6 mile private estate track to Doirlinn is one of the most spectacular bike rides in Scotland, while the road back to Lochaline is one of Jon Snow’s favourite rides in Britain.

The footpath behind the Lodge leads on to the open hill and you can walk round to the old inn at Diorlinn (the inn sadly has long gone, though the house remains), six miles away on the shores of Loch Sunart. But don't get a shock if you encounter a thoroughly non-native species on the way, it will probably be Lenny, the resident llama!

Car ferries run every day between Lochaline and Fishnish on Mull (no booking possible) which is a good central starting point for a visit to the south of the island and Iona and north to Tobermory.

To the north and west is the road to the isles, the silver sands of Arisaig and Morar and to the north east, Fort William, Ben Nevis and Glencoe.

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Please note: while we make every effort to be as accurate as possible, the actual position of the cottage indicated on the map above and the proximity of the amenities in the Local Info section cannot be guaranteed to be precise and should be used as a guide only.



Single Storey

Open plan sitting/dining room/kitchen with wood-burning stove, TV(FreeSat)/DVD, electric cooker, fridge freezer, dishwasher, microwave, etc
Double bedroom with en suite shower room with WC and wash basin
Utility room/summer house with washing machine and tumble dryer.

What's included

Linen (Double Bed)
Sets of towels (per person)

Available Extras



Bed linen and towels are INCLUDED. Electricity is INCLUDED. Heating is by electric panel heaters and wood-burning stove (logs and starter pack of kindling INCLUDED). Unlimited WiFi is INCLUDED. Water is from a private source which is UV filtered and regularly tested; however (as is typical in many parts of Scotland) it can become discoloured, particularly after heavy rainfall. Guests may therefore prefer to bring bottled water to drink. A maximum of 2 dogs are welcome at an additional charge (1 large, 1 medium or 2 small). If you wish to bring any other pets please contact us and we will see what we can do. No smoking.



The calendar below shows dates which are either available or booked for this property. Use the Book Now menu above to select your desired holiday dates.

Changeover Day: Fri

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Weekly Prices

The weekly guide prices for this property are shown below. Use the availability & book sidebar on the right to select your holiday or calculate short break rates (where available).

Changeover Day: Fri

Rental - Date Range Sleeps 2
31 May 2024 - 20 Jun 2024 £650.00
21 Jun 2024 - 18 Jul 2024 £750.00
19 Jul 2024 - 22 Aug 2024 £795.00
23 Aug 2024 - 12 Sep 2024 £650.00
13 Sep 2024 - 03 Oct 2024 £550.00
04 Oct 2024 - 24 Oct 2024 £650.00
25 Oct 2024 - 19 Dec 2024 £450.00
20 Dec 2024 - 27 Dec 2024 £750.00
28 Dec 2024 - 05 Jan 2025 £750.00
06 Jan 2025 - 30 Jan 2025 £450.00
31 Jan 2025 - 03 Apr 2025 £550.00
04 Apr 2025 - 24 Apr 2025 £650.00
25 Apr 2025 - 01 May 2025 POA
02 May 2025 - 22 May 2025 POA
23 May 2025 - 29 May 2025 POA
30 May 2025 - 26 Jun 2025 POA
27 Jun 2025 - 17 Jul 2025 POA
18 Jul 2025 - 28 Aug 2025 POA
29 Aug 2025 - 11 Sep 2025 POA
12 Sep 2025 - 02 Oct 2025 POA
03 Oct 2025 - 23 Oct 2025 POA
24 Oct 2025 - 18 Dec 2025 POA
19 Dec 2025 - 27 Dec 2025 POA
28 Dec 2025 - 05 Jan 2026 POA
06 Jan 2026 - 05 Jan 2027 POA
06 Jan 2027 - 05 Jan 2028 POA
06 Jan 2028 - 05 Jan 2029 POA

Please note: Prices are calculated based on your party size at the time of booking. If your party size changes for any reason after booking, please let us know so we can ensure the accommodation provided meets your exact requirements.


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The Lodge ist ein kleines Cottage mit viel Charme. Ideal für Ferien abseits der Betriebsamkeit inmitten der Natur. Konta...

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Outstanding because of the place, the people, the landscape and the wildlife

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