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The Lodge


The Lodge - Drimnin Estate

This traditional gate lodge is detached and stands alone 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), SMART 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 dishwasher, 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 (unlimited data allowance) is provided and there is good mobile phone signal in the area including 4G on some networks. Guests also have access to a games room (situated in an outbuilding to the side of Achleanan Farmhouse, 0.3 miles away) that is equipped with a table tennis table, dartboard and a selection of exercise equipment. Dogs are welcome at a small additional charge per week.

The Lodge Deck - Drimnin Estate

There is private parking immediately beside the property, a decked seating area just across the track with views across the Sound of Mull and a pretty summer house on the lawn above The Lodge, with a washing machine, drying area, outside tap and a further seating area to relax in and enjoy the wonderful sea vista. Smoking is not allowed in the Lodge.

Please note that any booking made for our cottages are made with Unique Cottages and are subject to their terms and conditions.




Guest Comments

A very well equipped cottage and it was great to have so much access to the Estate. Being able to go walking from the front door was a huge asset. You should publicise dinner at the B&B more, it was excellent. Also the water taxi was super, it would be a shame if lack of use meant that it stopped. M Crawford 4th August 2023
Tranquility, bird song, wildlife, views Accommodation is first rate, comfortable and warm, the location is superb M&P Lunt 12th May 2023
The views. Also very well equipped cottage for cooking and the walks from the cottage well are signposted. Really appreciated the secure garden area for the dog. D Milne 21st April 2023
12th January 2019 -------------- 'Nice little cottage, well equipped and beautiful location.' SM
29th December 2018 -------------- 'This is our 3rd stay at The Lodge. We love it here. The cottage is perfect and location great. Otters, sea eagles, deer, Pine Marten comes to kitchen window at night if you leave jam sandwiches. Thank you for the lovely xmas tree and welcome hamper, We've had a great xmas and will be looking forward to visiting again' L&J
30th October 2018 -------------- 'Had a wonderful week on my 2nd visit to Drimnin - my first in The Lodge. Saw several otters, seals, porpoise & red deer but missed the pine marten. The colours & amazing scenery were awesome. I love the distillery, I'll be back to taste the whisky.' Linda Ambrose.
26th October 2018------------- "Wonderful few days at the cottage (just too quick!). Walks were great and weather amazing for this time of year, Thanks to Louise and Derek for making our stay special. We will be back." N&S
16th Sept 2018 ------------------ "Sitting at the picnic bench overlooking the most amazing view, writing this!. what and amazing place. Rest, peace, tranquility and the most stunning views & wildlife. Dorlin walk recommended. A lovely wee cottage, cosy and warm with everything needed for a weeks R&R. Brodie our black lab puppy enjoyed his welcome pack... Thank You! Seals, otters, buzzards, deer a plenty. Pine Marten and wildcat evasive, as were the fish. Day trips to Mull and Ardnamurchan for eagle watching!. A truly magnificent week. Thank You." M&S
1st Sept 2018 -------------- Great cottage, beautiful estate. Recommend walk to Doirlin, where spotted a white tailed & golden eagles on the way, plus lots of red deer. Say a badger on the field behind the cottage. Lots of pine martens around, incl on the kitchen window ledge!" C&J from Lancs
25th August 2018 ------------ "Excellent week. A pleasure to park the car and not drive until yesterday for a visit to Ardtornish and the White House Restaurant. Highlights: the walk to Doirlin (caught 5 trout on the way back in Lochan Pherta Bhata) 3 golden eagles, pine marten that visit the lodge: The ferry to Tobermory from Drimnin, cafe fish and the Whitehouse. A lovely stay thank you." N&J, from Darlington.
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.' J&K, from Aberdeenshire
12th November 2017 --------------' Rest & Relaxation in this peaceful corner of the West. Lots of great walks in the full range of Scottish weather. Perfect.' C&J, from Perthshire
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.' L&J, from Worcestershire
January 2017-------------- '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.' C&P
October 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' A&J + Juno the greyhound
November 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.' L&M, From Aberdeen
September 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. A&A, from Worcester.
'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!' P 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.' Hh party
'Comfortable week. Saw sea eagles, dolphins, buzzards and seals. We'll be back.' K party
'We had a wonderful and peaceful week. Mull is well worth a visit. Great cottage! B 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.' W 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!' F party