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The Lodge

This traditional gate lodge is detached and occupies a secluded position in ancient Caledonian Oak woods on the private estate road, looking across to the Sound of Mull. The Lodge was originally built in 1840 but by 2000 had become a roofless ruin.  Now restored, it accommodates up to two people in comfort, with all modern conveniences.
 

The Lodge - Drimnin Estate

A perfect romantic retreat for couples or hideaway for one, the Lodge is all on one level and as you enter through double storm doors to the left there is a lovely compact open plan living/kitchen/dining area.  A wood burning stove (logs provided), flat screen TV (Freesat channels) with DVD and hi-fi system are provided in the cosy living area. The small fitted kitchen with dining area is well equipped and has an electric cooker, microwave, fridge freezer and ample cupboard space. Water is from a private estate-maintained supply and is regularly quality tested by the Highland Council.

To the other side of the entrance door is a comfortable double bedroom with en-suite shower room. There is electric heating and double glazing throughout the Lodge keeping it cosy all year round. All linen, towels and electricity (plus logs for the stove) are included in the price.
 

The Lodge - Drimnin Estate

Wi-Fi is provided on a limited satellite package and there is good mobile phone signal in the area. Dogs are welcome at a small additional charge per week.

There is private parking just outside and a pretty summer house on the rising ground above The Lodge, with a washing machine and drying area, along with a seating area to relax in and enjoy the wonderful sea vista across the Sound of Mull. Smoking is not allowed in the Lodge.

 

Guest Comments

12th November 2017 --------------' Rest & Relaxation in this peaceful corner of the West. Lots of great walks in the full range of Scottish weather. Perfect.' Chris and June, Perthshire
30th Sept 2017--------------'Thoroughly enjoyed our stay here on the Drimnin Estate.The Estate is very magical with a vast wealth of wildlife, we have seen sea eagles, golden eagles, deer, a family of otters and even found a maroon octopus on the beach, which we helped back to the water and watched swim off. A great walk to Doirlinn and all around this enchanting estate. Feel ver priviledge to have stayed here. Lovely wee well equiped cottage. Thanks for the wine and the dog biscuits.' Jodie and Kenny, Aberdeenshire
22nd September 2017--------------'What a comfortable, cosy cottage. We were blessed with a lot of fine weather and some rain. We enjoyed breakfast and early evening at the picnic table on the decking watching the world go sail by. The walk to Doirlinn is lovely and transquil and fabulous views. The roaring of the stags added to the atmosphere as well as a family of pine martens scattering across our feet. The water taxis to Tobermory is well worth the trip and cafe fish does a good lunch. The Drimnin Estate is truly a special corner of the world. Thank you.' Liz & Jim, Worcestershire
'Second time & just as enjoyable. January here is as beautiful as the summer, lovely cottage, thanks for the wine & for providing extra chairs for our dinner guests.' Chris & Pearl January 2017
'Thank you for a wonderful week in The Lodge. We had glorious weather, perfect for spotting otters at the pier, and we felt very relaxed and well looked after + cosy in the lodge after a long day exploring. To top off our week yesterday we saw a Sea Eagle soaring above Drimnin Estate and the Sound of Mull. Juno enjoyed her biscuits ! Many Thanks' Adam & Tara + Juno the greyhound. October 2016
'Wine on arrival a nice touch!!! weather mixed, walking great. Loved waking up to see a stag across the road while still in bed. Lovely walks especially to the chapel + saw an otter from the boathouse. Moonlight on the sound of Mull was magical.' Les & Moira Aberdeen November 2016
Amazing wildlife, amazing scenery. Loved The Lodge. Spent to much money at Alan Hayman's art studio at the Mains. We will be back next year. Andy & Amanda Worcester. September 2016
'We have had the most wonderful holiday. The cottage is perfect and the views amazing. The boat trip to Staffa and Lunga to see Fingals Cave and the puffins is a must!' Patterson party
'We spent a week in this lovely little house and enjoyed the walks very much, especially the walk to Doirlinn with its great views.' Hentschke-huchthausen party
'Comfortable week. Saw sea eagles, dolphins, buzzards and seals. We'll be back.' King party
'We had a wonderful and peaceful week. Mull is well worth a visit. Great cottage! Blake party
'What an absolute FIND. Just had the most superbly relaxing week in this gorgeous little cottage. The locals are a very friendly lot. We shall return.' Walker party
'A lovely clean and comfortable cottage in a beautiful and peaceful location. Saw lots of wildlife including a pine marten and a wild/feral cat!' Fromings party