News and Information
Here at Drimnin Estate Keith and Janine who run Achnacriche B&B have welcomed many guests to their home, with many booking via booking.com. The guests came from far and wide from across the globe, but there is one thing they had in common, they loved Drimnin and their stay in Achnacriche. Therefore the B&B is proud to have been awarded 9.4 in the Booking.com Traveller Review Awards.
What is the Traveller Review Award : The Booking.com Traveller Review Awards is an annual appreciation programme that recognises partners for their exceptional hospitality, as evidenced in the review scores left by travellers after their stay or experience.
Wooplaw Tarras, Born 15/04/2015
Elite Health Status
Used for two successful seasons
Selling as coming back on to his own family
Very docile & tick acclimatised
Offers ? - Contact John Davidson 07825 542736
Perfect for Winter Warmer Hotpots
or prepare something special for friends to brighten those long crisp evenings. Estate reared hogget, venison and beef direct from #Drimnin Estate, be quick while stocks last.
Hebridean hogget is lean meat lower in cholesterol & higher in omega fatty acids. Hebridean are slow to mature and graze on land containing a higher plant diversity. This allows the flavour of the meat to develop further.
Highland x beef available in a variety of cuts ( incl burgers).
Drimnin Estate meat is frozen, and can be collected from Drimnin Estate office by prior arrangement please call 07714 248425 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
The Estate has been developing extensive plans for the restoration of old and the planting of new woodland as well as the transportation of harvested timber. These were set out in a presentation to an informal Drimnin community meeting on 17 October 2019
Fantastic to see Ncn'ean distillery here on Drimnin Estate featuring in The Guardian's top 10 whisky tours. So if you want to come and see for yourself why not book a night or two in Achnacriche B&B or longer in our cosy cottages. Alternatively share the experience with all your family & friends in the magnificently located Drimnin House (sleeps 20).
Dear guests could we bring your attention to the changes to the CALMAC ferry service between Lochaline and Fishnish between 21st October 2019 and 1st December 2019.
The service will be for passengers only for this period. We apologies for any inconvenience this may cause. For more details please go to www.calmac.co.uk/service-changes/lochaline-slipway-closure?fbclid=IwAR3slmiii34HDRmYGbWV2IbU3I266DGx0fYfLDziTUJogErNKuKjId9PzjM
St Columba’s Drimnin Trust is delighted to welcome Snuffbox an acoustic trio based in Glasgow; comprised of BBC Radio Scotland Young Traditional Musician of the Year 2017 Charlie Stewart on fiddle; Rufus Huggan on cello; and Young Traditional Musician of the Year 2018 finalist, Luc McNally on guitar and vocals. Mixing traditional tunes with contemporary flair, as well as quirky, original material, Snuffbox melds old and new to create entirely their own sound
Free Admission (though a donation, suggested at £10, at the door for the charity to cover costs would be appreciated). Free refreshments (interval & end). Please reserve seats to ensure we have space by email: email@example.com (name, phone number & No of seats required) or call Louise on 07767 443504 or 01277 352567. Parking will be available near the chapel; follow signs on arrival
If you don't fancy the drive back in the evening make a night of it in Achnacriche B&B here on the Estate, call 07714 248425 for accommodation details
SATURDAY 15 JUNE - St Columba's Chapel Drimnin 6.30pm
St Columba’s Drimnin Trust
is delighted to welcome
James Hickman & Dan Cassidy
Transatlantic folk inspired by the
traditions of America & Britain
Hickman’s emotive, soaring vocals and driving guitar is complemented by Cassidy’s ingenious and virtuosic fiddling. Their sound flows from the connection between British and American folk and is bursting with all the humour, heartbreak and excitement of these genres www.hickmanandcassidy.co.uk
Free Admission (though a donation, suggested at £10, at the door for the charity to cover costs would be appreciated). There will be refreshments (free) in the interval and at the end. It is helpful to reserve seats to ensure we have space by email: firstname.lastname@example.org with your name, phone number and number of seats required or call Louise Lewis on 07767 443504 or 01277 352567. Parking will be available near the chapel; follow signs on arrival.
Drimnin Estate is seeking an enthusiastic part-time housekeeper/caretaker for two holiday properties (one three-bedroom, one one-bedroom) and the main house to help maintain high standards of quality and guest satisfaction.
Duties include welcoming guests and advising on facilities and activities; organising bikes and bike hire, fishing and the supply of local produce; cleaning between lets; managing household supplies; assisting with catering; monitoring maintenance needs; and undertaking some maintenance work. Changeovers are on Fridays, Saturdays and Mondays.
On average about 2½ days a week; potential for additional responsibilities and hours. Pay will match the high standards expected.
For more information call 07767 443504
Drimnin Estate Beef & Hebridean Lamb/Hogget Now available - while stocks last
Healthier - Lean meat lower in cholesterol & higher in omega fatty acids. Local with very low food miles
The meat is dark, succulent and distinctly sweet with a subtle gamey flavour. Hebrideans are natural browsers and they prefer land that contains a diversity of plants which in turn adds to their meat's distinctive flavour. Hebridean are slow to mature. This allows the flavour of the meat to develop further.
Drimnin Estate meat is frozen, and can be collected from Drimnin Estate office by
prior arrangement please call 07714 248425 or email email@example.com
for list of cuts and prices
FREE unlimited broadband & Free logs
Our cottages now all have unlimited free WiFi with download speeds suitable for running netflix, Iplayer, etc. So after a great day out, snuggle down in front of the log burner (The logs are also Free) connect up your laptop or Ipad and spend the evening catching up with the weather forecast, old friends or the latest blockbuster.
The Lodge has a Smart TV
Here at Drimnin Estate we are proud and honoured to have been awarded the Scottish Land and Estates 2018 Helping It Happen Conservation Award, sponsored by Anderson Strathern:
If you would like to read more about this please visit http://www.helpingithappen.co.uk/case-study-322
Four Inspirational Concerts in Stunning Surroundings
Of St Columba's Chapel
Kyle Carey 6.30pm Saturday 26 May
A unique fusion of ‘Gaelic Americana’. Her new album ‘The Art of Forgetting’ Kyle Carey
weaves together resonant threads of Celtic and American roots music into a rich
tapestry of acoustic storytelling.
Calum Roberts and Sally Carr 6.30pm Friday 29 June
Calum Robertson bass clarinet & Sally Carr soprano.
Routes Quartet 6.30pm Monday 6 August
Routes Is A String Quartet With A Difference; Made Up Of Traditional Folk Musicians.
NOVA Guitar Duo 6.30pm Saturday 27 October
Hailed as “a guitar ensemble of the finest grade” by the German newspaper Neue Westfälische.
Drimnin - Where Eagles Dare
On location in Drimnin with the BBC & Marra the sea eagle
A few months ago Drimnin Estate was priviledge to host Marra the sea eagle during filming for the upcoming BBC4 documentary Turtle, Eagle, Cheetah: A Slow Odyssey BBC 4, 9pm on 27th December
We would love to know if you will be watching as Marra dons her onboard camera and takes to the skies above Drimnin.
Keep upto date with all the Drimnin Estate news and views on social media
as in addition to Facebook and Twitter we are now live on Instagram https://www.instagram.com/drimnine
For those that really do like 'a path less travelled' Achnacriche B&B really is off the beaten track, at the tip of the Morvern peninsula which has breathtaking views over Ardnamurchan and Tobermory on Mull. It is ideal for those looking for their first taste of this beautiful area, or for those self catering in Morvern who wish to extend their holiday by a few days.
For more information available on our B&B pages.
Drimnin Estate are delighted and proud to have received two awards this year. We are the first to receive the Scottish Land and Estates Rural Business Award, an award given in recognition of Estates, farms and land-based businesses that have helped their local region to flourish. Our congratulations also go to joint winners Luss Estates. We are also proud that alongside Errichel Cottage to have been the joint runners-up in the Green Business Category.
The Lodge has a fantastic new seating area, over-looking the sea. SPECIAL OFFER Take a 7 night break in Feb/March 2017 and quote DEWS25 and you can also enjoy £25 worth of estate reared meat waiting in the freezer for you.
NOW SOLD Luing male 29/04/2012 "Wooplaw Pilgrim" For more details please contact John on 07825 542736 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Worried that the weather may stop you enjoying that well earned winter break?
Book any of our cottages from Nov-Feb (*see exceptions) and if you need to cancel because of weather related travel problems, you can switch to another week in the same price bracket at no extra charge (subject to availability).
*Excluding Christmas/New Year and Half Term weeks.
Snooker with a view at Drimnin House. With 10 bedrooms available Drimnin House is perfect for extended families and groups. The services of a cook and housekeeping staff mean everyone can enjoy a luxury break in this fabulous location.
We are delighted to have received Certificates of Excellence for our three self - catering cottages on the Estate, awarded for 5 star guest review ratings in 2015 on Feefo an independent customer review provider. Many thanks to our guests for the reviews and we look forward to meeting guests old and new in 2016!
Drimnin House is available to let on an exclusive party, fully catered basis all year round and comes complete with it's own cook and housekeeping staff ! For short breaks and longer stays, weddings, christenings, vow renewals, family holidays, celebrations and corporate events, we look forward to hearing from you and welcoming you to Drimnin Estate.
The restoration was completed in 2012 with funds raised by St.Columba’s Drimnin Trust and hosted its first wedding in 128 years, in September 2010. The Chapel was officially opened in May 2012 by His Royal Highness Prince Edward in a ceremony conducted by clergy from the Catholic, Church of Scotland and Episcopal Church of Scotland, and attended by Donald Cameron of Lochiel (Lord Lieutenant of Inverness), local residents with music provided by the Astrid String Quartet.