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.

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.

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

'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
'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
'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
'A lovely cottage in a beautiful part of the world The cottage has everything needed (and more), and has been done up t a fantastic standard. A small cottage with enough space for tall people. Thank you for the wine, a lovely surprise on our arrival. A tip for future guests - we walked up onto the headland behind the cottage & the views were stunning. Could see more of Mull & Ardnamurchan as well as Coll and the outer Hebrides in the distance. One of the rare places where one can experience complete silence. Thanks again' Stephen & Isobel Edinburgh October 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
'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
'Comfortable week. Saw sea eagles, dolphins, buzzards and seals. We'll be back.' King 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