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Ena's Cottage

Near Lochaline, Sound of Mull, Argyll

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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.

Quick Info

Sleeps: 4 Bedrooms: 2
Changeover Day: Fri Pets Allowed: Yes (2)
No smoking Bathrooms: 1
  • No Smoking
  • Pets Allowed
  • Open Fire/Solid Fuel Stove
  • WiFi

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 whilst still retaining its original character. The cosy half wood-panelled sitting room has comfortable seating in front of the wood-burning stove that is perfect to curl up on 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).

Map & Local

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 and shower over, WC and wash basin.


Twin bedroom
Double bedroom.

What's included

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

Available Extras

Cot (excluding linen)


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 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

Booked Available

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 4
24 May 2024 - 30 May 2024 £695.00
31 May 2024 - 20 Jun 2024 £595.00
21 Jun 2024 - 18 Jul 2024 £695.00
19 Jul 2024 - 22 Aug 2024 £750.00
23 Aug 2024 - 12 Sep 2024 £595.00
13 Sep 2024 - 03 Oct 2024 £550.00
04 Oct 2024 - 24 Oct 2024 £595.00
25 Oct 2024 - 19 Dec 2024 £450.00
20 Dec 2024 - 27 Dec 2024 £695.00
28 Dec 2024 - 05 Jan 2025 £695.00
06 Jan 2025 - 30 Jan 2025 £450.00
31 Jan 2025 - 03 Apr 2025 £550.00
04 Apr 2025 - 24 Apr 2025 £595.00
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 family loved staying at Ena's cottage - a great find in a unique position on Drimmin Estate. Great support and commu...

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We are so pleased that you and your family had a great stay at Ena's Cottage. We hope to welcome you back soon.

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Nice facilities and great location


Ferien auf einem Estate, mit Zugang zum Garten, mit Fahrrädern, Fischseen, Meerzugang, Tischtennis, Whiskybrennerei - un...

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What a gorgeous and peaceful location, cottage was very comfortable and warm


Ideal base to experience the outdoors

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