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Drimnin HouseDrimnin Estate, Nr Lochaline, Highlands
Sleeps: 20

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Drimnin HouseDrimnin Estate, Nr Lochaline, Highlands

Sleeps - 20

Region - Highlands & Islands

Sporting
Shooting · Stalking · Trout Fishing

Activities
Boats · Mountain biking · Snooker/Billiards · Walking / Hiking

Facilities
Snooker / Billiards · Wifi

Features
Children Friendly · Dogs Allowed · Fully Catered

Rental
From £5,450 per week includes full catering service

Estate Details

Drimnin HouseDrimnin Estate, Nr Lochaline, Highlands

Sleeps - 20

Region - Highlands & Islands

Sporting
Shooting · Stalking · Trout Fishing

Activities
Boats · Mountain biking · Snooker/Billiards · Walking / Hiking

Facilities
Snooker / Billiards · Wifi

Features
Children Friendly · Dogs Allowed · Fully Catered

Rental
From £5,450 per week includes full catering service

Drimnin House is a 19th century family home situated in an idyllic coastal location on the secluded Drimnin Estate with wonderful sea views down the Sound of Mull. Tobermory is only 15 minutes by boat from the picturesque Drimnin harbour. Guests are encouraged to treat the house as their home and to relax, while enjoying the fabulous food and the surroundings of the estate. Catering includes four-course dining, featuring local meats, seafood, cheeses and seasonal vegetables from the garden.

Jutting into the Atlantic but sheltered between Ardnamurchan to the north and the Isle of Mull to the south, Drimnin Estate occupies 7,000 acres of the western tip of the little-known Morvern peninsula. Combining rugged coastline, ancient woodland, heather moorland and rich pastures, Drimnin lies at the end of the public road, undisturbed by traffic and is a haven for wildlife, and those who love history, nature and solitude.

The estate has had a fascinating, often dramatic and sometimes tragic history, which is reflected in its buildings, ruins and traditions. Today the estate has a productive farm and forests offering stalking, fishing and a variety of holiday accommodation, and is home to wildlife and landscape artist Alan Hayman. Selling its meat locally, the farm has Luing and Highland cattle, Blackface and Hebridean sheep and wild deer on the hill.

Drimnin House is surrounded by beautiful gardens which provide a perfect marquee setting overlooking the sea. Abundant wildlife including pine martens, wildcats and deer inhabit the woodland and open hillside, while otters are often spotted by the shore and sea eagles, golden eagles and buzzards can be seen overhead. The Estate also boasts miles of rugged coastline with inlets and coves, interspersed with pebble-covered beaches. The Estate recently started distilling a premium single malt whisky using the estate’s forest to provide wood chip to heat the stills.

There is a variety of onsite outdoor activities for visitors such as gentle walks around the grounds, a full day’s hike, exploring the rugged coastline, walking the old drover’s road around the coast to the former inn at Doirlinn, enjoying a picnic in scenic spots, stalking, cycling and fishing. Boat trips include a regular Drimnin to Tobermory passenger water taxi service. Or try clay pigeon shooting, archery, a guided wildlife/ecology walk. A Land Rover expedition can be arranged or a tour of the neighbouring distillery. Come and enjoy sheepdog or shearing demonstrations or, depending on the time of year, feed the lambs and deer.

Although good weather can never be guaranteed in the Highlands, the Estate benefits from long days during the summer months and crisp, clear winter days as well as the occasional ferocious storm! If conditions are good, located this far north and with very little light pollution just occasionally you may be fortunate to see the splendour of the Aurora Borealis (Northern lights) .

The lovingly restored 19th Century St. Columba’s Chapel, magnificently positioned overlooking the Sound of Mull, makes the Estate a perfect wedding venue for those looking for beauty and seclusion for their special day. In addition, the chapel can be hired for other services, corporate use, renewal of vows, musical events or special occasions.

Drimnin House accommodates 16, which can easily be increased to 20 by adding the adjoining Ena’s Cottage which is accessible through a connecting door.

Other cottages accommodating up to 8 are also available.

The house is let with a housekeeper and a cook and food is charged at £17.50 per head per day.

2018 Rentals
Drimnin house:
Low season rate £5,450 per week (including full catering service)
High season rate (June/July/August): £5,950 per week.

Ena’s Cottage:
Low season £950 per week
High season £1,000 per week
Rates for Christmas and New Year on application.

We say...

The breathtaking sea views across the Sound of Mull and beyond makes Drimnin a very special place to come and stay. Walk or bicycle along a magical coast line or take a private charter across to Tobermory for a memorable sundowner, or sit down by the waters edge and watch the local otter population playing in the sea!

You say...

We had a family gathering of 21 people and 4 generations, aged 2 to 79! The main house has been meticulously renovated and restored to it’s former glory by the Lewises. To say that my family LOVED every minute of every day of the week we spent in and on the Estate is to understate our joy at being together in SUCH a magical place! Louise Lewis and her wonderful staff could not possibly have been more generous and accommodating. They went out of their way to to be both helpful when needed and yet allowing us privacy for our family games, singing, and fun. The meals were served buffet, we ate in the beautifully appointed dining room, had cocktails,afternoon tea, and after-dinner coffee in the equally beautiful drawing room overlooking the Sound of Mull. The impossibly romantic sunsets were a nightly adventure. The main bedrooms were princely, comfortable and very clean and beautifully appointed. All the bathrooms were spic and span clean, as well as being up-to-date and functioning perfectly. We explored the estate, engaged with a local artist, came to know the estate manager, some local musicians. Side trips to The Isle of Mull, exploring Tobermorey and other areas, were highlights. Long walks about the estate, archery, shooting, croquet, touring the distillery, visiting the “lost villages” and the restored Chapel, one intrepid member of the family even swam in the Sound, doing jigsaw puzzles, card games, learning to play Snooker, dancing in the main hall and playing “Murder” in the evenings were all ways in which we were able to amuse ourselves and each other during our magical week at Drimnin House. I/We simply cannot recommend a stay here strongly enough! Helen R. Cook, New York City, USA, July 2017

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Accommodation

Drimnin is available for parties of up to 20 guests. Additional accommodation is available in the estate cottages.

Ground floor: vestibule; large hall with staircase; formal dining room seating up to 22 guests with open fire and sea views over the Sound of Mull; informal dining/breakfast room with log burner and double aspect windows with sea and garden views; library/reading room with sea views and open fire; laundry facilities; snooker room with sea views; bootroom; drying facilities; WC.

Half Landing: light and airy conservatory off stairs.

First Floor: spacious first floor landing with informal seating and sea views; formal drawing room with open fire and sea views to front; smaller connecting ‘withdrawing’ room with double aspect windows to sea and gardens; four double bedrooms with views to sea and garden, three bathrooms.

Second Floor: three double and one twin bedrooms with sea views, three bathrooms; sitting/TV room with free-sat TV, DVD and sofa bed; separate kitchen for guest use.

Linen, towels, electricity and heating, logs and other supplies are included. Travel cot available on request. Private parking to rear of house. No smoking in the house. Water is from a private spring which is UV treated and filtered and regularly tested; however (as is typical in many parts of Scotland) it can become discoloured, particularly after heavy rainfall.

Dogs are allowed by prior arrangement.

Sporting

Stalking and Shooting

Stag and hind stalking and walked up shooting can be arranged on the Estate when available or on other local estates.

Fishing

Brown trout fishing is available in two stocked lochans on the Estate (one with seated wildlife viewing hide). Sea fishing is available from the shore or by boat.

Clay Pigeon Shooting

Clay Pigeon Shooting is available by prior arrangement on the Estate.

Activities

There is a wide range of walks on and adjoining the estate – picnic lunches can be arranged.

Snooker/Billiards Room
Cycling; own bicycles are welcome and mountain bikes are available for hire as there are many great tracks to cycle on the estate and in the local area.
Private scenic Land Rover tours on the estate can be arranged.
Private boat charter
Wildlife watching and photography
Fishing rod and tackle hire available
Archery
Diving can be arranged locally
Drimnin – Tobermory, passenger ferry

Property location

Testimonials

We had a family gathering of 21 people and 4 generations, aged 2 to 79! The main house has been meticulously renovated and restored to it's former glory by the Lewises. To say that my family LOVED every minute of every day of the week we spent in and on the Estate is to understate our joy at being together in SUCH a magical place! Louise Lewis and her wonderful staff could not possibly have been more generous and accommodating. They went out of their way to to be both helpful when needed and yet allowing us privacy for our family games, singing, and fun. The meals were served buffet, we ate in the beautifully appointed dining room, had cocktails,afternoon tea, and after-dinner coffee in the equally beautiful drawing room overlooking the Sound of Mull. The impossibly romantic sunsets were a nightly adventure. The main bedrooms were princely, comfortable and very clean and beautifully appointed. All the bathrooms were spic and span clean, as well as being up-to-date and functioning perfectly. We explored the estate, engaged with a local artist, came to know the estate manager, some local musicians. Side trips to The Isle of Mull, exploring Tobermorey and other areas, were highlights. Long walks about the estate, archery, shooting, croquet, touring the distillery, visiting the "lost villages" and the restored Chapel, one intrepid member of the family even swam in the Sound, doing jigsaw puzzles, card games, learning to play Snooker, dancing in the main hall and playing "Murder" in the evenings were all ways in which we were able to amuse ourselves and each other during our magical week at Drimnin House. I/We simply cannot recommend a stay here strongly enough!

Helen R. Cook, New York City, USA
July 2017


“Loved the house, decoration, so cosy and homely, food lovely. Louise was lovely and helpful. Relaxing and peaceful. Absolutely stunning location and loved the nature, the boat trip and the ecology and photography guided walks”

Joanne Martin
2016


“Enjoyed our time here, we think it’s great and enjoyed the estate especially the cycling, Doirlinn and the information from Louise. Hospitality and helpfulness wonderful and very kindly too."

Hugo Allen
2016


“We had a wonderful stay at Drimnin House; the location was breath taking, the food was delicious, and Louise was a warm and welcoming host. A stunning venue and perfect base for exploring this beautiful corner of Scotland."

Carn Burton and family
2016


"Thank you for a wonderful, once in a lifetime experience. What a way to begin a great adventure and build wonderful memories, it was perfect and everyone involved fantastic."

Gail Galbraith Joyce
2016


"Simply delightful beginning to end; The holiday of a lifetime. Drimnin House, the grounds, estate excursions - exceptional! The people extraordinary"

Jan McCaleb Elliott
2016


"Drimnin Estate and it's amazing people made it a trip of a lifetime"

The Ruthardt Family
2016


“We had a wonderful stay at Drimnin House; the location was breath taking, the food was delicious, and Louise was a warm and welcoming host. A stunning venue and perfect base for exploring this beautiful corner of Scotland”

Carn Burton (Location Manager) and family, Penzance


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