Near Lochaline, Sound of Mull, ArgyllGuest Rating
Ena’s Cottage is tucked away up a private road on the remote 7,000 acre Drimnin Estate, with beautiful views out over the Sound of Mull in Argyll.
|Sleeps: 4||Bedrooms: 2|
|Changeover Day: Sat||Pets Allowed: Yes (2)|
|No smoking||Bathrooms: 1|
Drimnin House, the historic laird's house of the estate to which Ena’s is attached, dates right back to the 18th century and the cottage was named after their last resident housekeeper whose home it once was.
The cottage has been completely restored in recent years whilst still retaining its original character. The cosy half wood-panelled sitting room has comfortable seating around the wood-burning stove that is perfect to curl up in front of after a day’s exploring.
The smart kitchen is well-equipped and even has a dishwasher so there are no arguments over whose turn it is to wash up. It also has a handy little dining area. A bathroom with a bath and shower over completes the downstairs accommodation.
Upstairs there are two pleasantly presented bedrooms, a double and a twin. Both bedrooms have slightly coombed ceilings and lovely views out across the pretty garden.
Outside there is parking right at the door and guests have access to the Victorian knot garden (with furniture) at the rear, which is the ideal place to relax and take in the stunning views of the Sound, out to Mull and the Atlantic ocean beyond. Guests also have access to a games room that is equipped with a table tennis table, dartboard and a selection of exercise equipment, making it the perfect place to spend an afternoon if the weather isn't so good. The games room is situated in an outbuilding to the side of Achleanan Farmhouse (approx 0.5 miles away).
Peace and quiet and total relaxation are the order of the day at this delightful spot. The cottage is surrounded by ancient woodlands of beech, oak, pine, birch and elm, and is only half a mile from the sea.
The Drimnin Estate is home to a variety of wildlife including Scottish Blackface sheep, Galloway and Highland cattle and roe and red deer. Golden and sea eagles, pine martens and otters can all be seen.
Guests have access to the Estate's 8 miles of coastline, as well as its moors, valleys and native woodland and there are a wide range of lovely walks within the Estate - over hills, along the private track to Loch Sunart and around the coast. 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.
The 6 mile private track to Doirlinn makes for one of the most spectacular bike rides in Scotland and mountain bikes are available to hire. There is also permit and rod hire for brown trout fishing in two well-stocked hill lochs, which offer seclusion and stunning views.
A ferry plies back and forth between Lochaline (11 miles, with hotel and restaurant) and Fishnish on Mull every day (no booking necessary). The local passenger ferry from Drimnin across to Tobermory on Mull runs weekly in the summer (bookable in advance). It is a great boat trip that offers a day out around Tobermory and dogs can go too!
Local Events and Attractions
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.
Sitting/dining room with wood burning stove and TV/DVD.
Kitchen/dining room with electric hob and oven, dishwasher, washing machine, microwave, fridge-freezer, etc.
Bathroom with bath + shower over + WC and basin.
- Linen (Double Bed)
- Linen (Single Bed)
- Sets of towels
Bed linen and towels are INCLUDED. Electricity is INCLUDED. Heating is by oil central heating (INCLUDED) 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, 2 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 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: Sat
|Rental - Date Range||Sleeps 4|
|06 Jan 2021 - 05 Feb 2021||£365.00|
|06 Feb 2021 - 02 Apr 2021||£415.00|
|03 Apr 2021 - 23 Apr 2021||£465.00|
|24 Apr 2021 - 07 May 2021||£415.00|
|08 May 2021 - 21 May 2021||£465.00|
|22 May 2021 - 04 Jun 2021||£570.00|
|05 Jun 2021 - 25 Jun 2021||£465.00|
|26 Jun 2021 - 27 Aug 2021||£570.00|
|28 Aug 2021 - 17 Sep 2021||£465.00|
|18 Sep 2021 - 08 Oct 2021||£415.00|
|09 Oct 2021 - 29 Oct 2021||£465.00|
|30 Oct 2021 - 17 Dec 2021||£365.00|
|18 Dec 2021 - 27 Dec 2021||£570.00|
|28 Dec 2021 - 05 Jan 2022||£570.00|
|06 Jan 2022 - 05 Jan 2023||POA|
|06 Jan 2023 - 05 Jan 2024||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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Lovely cottage, very, very clean and well presented. Cottage very well equipped. Covid precautions were excellent. All t...Read More
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The cottage was as described. It was clean, very well equipped and the staff we had contact with were very friendly and ...Read More
Well equipped, clean and cosy cottage. Great position, fantastic weather during our stay. Friendly and helpful owners
Correspondant à nos attentes de tranquilité , de propreté et correspondant à la description.
'We have had a fantastic week - the cottage was very cosy. The wildlife spotted this week includes otters, pine marten, red and roe deer, seals and Larry the Llama!'
'Lovely comfortable stay, following a very warm welcome reflected in the locals we met. A new part of Scotland for us to visit but will certainly be repeated.'
'Stunning. Great local walks and views. Had a great week here - love this cottage.'
'Had a great time. Did loads of bike rides, went fishing by the boathouse, saw deer by St Columba's Chapel and the views were great.'
'Lovely people, beautiful place and plenty to do. Amazing!'
'We have had a wonderful holiday here. Lots of walking on the Estate and trips to Mull and Iona. We have relaxed completely for two weeks enjoying awe inspiring scenery and great weather!'