Near Lochaline, Sound of Mull, ArgyllGuest Rating
You might think you were the only folk on earth, were it not for the lights of Tobermory twinkling at you of an evening across the Sound of Mull!
|Sleeps: 6||Bedrooms: 3|
|Changeover Day: Sat||Pets Allowed: Yes (3)|
|No smoking||Bathrooms: 2|
Perched 500 feet above the Sound, Achleanan Farmhouse enjoys stunning views across to the mountains of Mull and out to the Atlantic beyond. The house is surrounded by pasture and moorland, which is home to Scottish Blackface sheep, Galloway and Highland cattle, and roe and red deer. The farm was once a producer of flax for linen, with the old stone flax tank still standing behind the house.
The house has recently been refurbished to an extremely high standard, whilst retaining its traditional stone built exterior. All the rooms are attractively furnished and pleasingly presented and the accommodation has also been appointed to reflect what guests are most likely to be doing here – walking, beach combing and relaxing.
The spacious, pine-panelled sitting room has a wood-burning stove that is perfect for curling up in front of after a day’s exploring. The modern kitchen is bright and well-equipped and there is a lovely dining conservatory/sunroom from which you can admire the stunning panoramic sea views. Also on this level are a neat twin bedroom, a shower room and a handy utility room for storing outdoor clothes and boots.
Upstairs are a cosy double bedroom (with king-size bed) and a twin room, both with coombed ceilings, as well as the family bathroom with bath and shower over. Double glazing and central heating ensure that the house is as welcoming in winter as it is in other seasons.
Outside is a pretty enclosed garden (with furniture) where children can play and you can relax and take in the amazing scenery. There is also a games room in an outbuilding to the side of the farmhouse where guests can make use of a table tennis table, dartboard and a selection of exercise equipment. It is the ideal place to while away an afternoon, particularly if the weather is inclement.
Situated in the 7,000 acres of the private Drimnin Estate, Achleanan is a place of great tranquillity, with the nearest habitation half a mile away.
Guests have access to the Estate's eight miles of coastline, its moors, valleys and native woodland and the historic ruins of a Victorian chapel, Stone Age fort and walled crofting village.
Golden and sea eagles, pine martens and otters can all be seen on the Estate. For the active, there are plenty of walks within the Estate - over hills, along the private track to the old ferry inn on Loch Sunart and around the coast.
There is a ferry which plies back and forth every day from Lochaline (11 miles, with hotel and restaurant) over to Fishnish on Mull (no booking necessary). With such easy access, a visit must be high on the to-do list of any guests in this part of the world. The crossing is short (20 minutes) and from Fishnish an excellent road leads north to the capital Tobermory, with its brightly painted houses clustering round the picturesque harbour. From there, you can continue across to the wonderful beach at Calgary.
To the south from Fishnish, a single track road runs right round the southern part of the island to Fionnphort at the end of the Ross of Mull, where you take the little foot ferry over to the magical island of Iona, with its ancient abbey and silver sands. This journey takes just over an hour and runs through some very wild and impressive scenery.
On the other hand, turning north at Lochaline and westwards on rejoining the A861, another most beautiful road takes you through the oakwoods along the north shore of Loch Sunart. It brings you to the Ardnamurchan peninsula, where you can visit the Stevenson lighthouse at the tip of the peninsula or laze on the sands at Sanna. The tip of the peninsula is the most westerly point on the British mainland and is the ideal place to try and spot the dolphins, basking sharks and even the occasional minke whale that are often seen there.
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.
Kitchen with electric oven/hob, dishwasher, fridge-freezer and microwave, etc.
Sitting with satellite TV/DVD and wood-burning stove.
Utility room with washing machine and tumble drier.
Room with shower, WC and basin.
Double bedroom (king-size).
Bathroom with bath, shower, WC and basin.
- Linen (Double Bed)
- Linen (Single Bed)
- Sets of towels
- Travel Cot
Bed linen and towels are INCLUDED. Electricity is INCLUDED. Heating is by oil fired central heating (INCLUDED) and wood burning stove (logs and a 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 3 dogs are welcome at an additional charge (2 large, 3 medium or 3 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).
From 07/03/2020 to 09/03/2020
From 14/03/2020 to 16/03/2020
From 21/03/2020 to 23/03/2020
From 29/02/2020 to 02/03/2020
From 04/04/2020 to 06/04/2020
From 11/04/2020 to 13/04/2020
From 23/05/2020 to 25/05/2020
Changeover Day: Sat
|Rental - Date Range||Sleeps 6|
|08 Feb 2020 - 03 Apr 2020||£615.00|
|04 Apr 2020 - 24 Apr 2020||£820.00|
|25 Apr 2020 - 08 May 2020||£615.00|
|09 May 2020 - 22 May 2020||£820.00|
|23 May 2020 - 29 May 2020||£925.00|
|30 May 2020 - 26 Jun 2020||£820.00|
|27 Jun 2020 - 28 Aug 2020||£925.00|
|29 Aug 2020 - 18 Sep 2020||£820.00|
|19 Sep 2020 - 09 Oct 2020||£615.00|
|10 Oct 2020 - 30 Oct 2020||£820.00|
|31 Oct 2020 - 18 Dec 2020||£510.00|
|19 Dec 2020 - 27 Dec 2020||£925.00|
|28 Dec 2020 - 05 Jan 2021||£925.00|
|06 Jan 2021 - 05 Jan 2022||POA|
|06 Jan 2022 - 05 Jan 2023||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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A really nice cottage in a great location, not so well suited for tall people, one very low ceiling which I did bang my ...Read More
Beautiful cottage in a beautiful setting.Everything we needed was there.comfy cosy and first class..With the peace and q...Read More
Great place to stay. Fabulous views and setting. Warm farmhouse with all that you could need. Great staff who are happy ...Read More
Everything we required was in the cottage and quality of the cottage is exceptional. This is the second time we have sta...Read More
Really enjoyed our stay even although the weather was not so good.
'We had a wonderful time in this beautiful cottage. Scotland has amazing scenery and we look forward to coming back once again.'
'Fabulous location - our third visit to the area. Wonderful cottage. We'll be back.'
'Fabulous cottage with amazing views. Lovely secluded walks and boat trips to Staffa and to Tobermory. Altogether fantastic.'
'We had a wonderful time and lots of lovely walks. Weather was gorgeous.'
'One of the most beautiful places we have been - what a fantastic view. Thanks for the relaxing days.'
'We've had a lovely relaxing week. Great walks thoroughly enjoyed by the dogs, fantastic scenery and a splendid place to stay.'