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Achleanan Farmhouse

Achleanan Farmhouse is the largest of the holiday cottages on the Estate. Used until 2002 for sheep shearing, this former farmhouse was restored in 2003 and sits alone 500 feet above the Sound of Mull with magnificent sea views to Mull and the Atlantic Ocean. Achleanan is ideal for those that prefer privacy as it is positioned on its own at the end of a track well beyond the current farm buildings.
 

Achleanan Farmhouse

Achleanan has great facilities and offers the perfect place for a family holiday. The spacious accommodation includes a white panelled sitting room with a wood burning stove (logs are provided) flat screen TV with DVD, hi-fi system and comfortable sofas to relax into after long days out exploring the 7,000 acre estate! There is a lovely dining conservatory which takes full advantage of the panoramic views and an ideal spot to sit and watch for eagles that can often be seen in the area. There is a separate modern kitchen fully equipped with electric cooker, fridge freezer, dishwasher and microwave. Water is from a private, estate-maintained, supply and is regularly quality tested by the Highland Council.

Also on the ground floor is a twin bedroom, a fully tiled shower room and toilet, a large hall/boot room and a separate utility/drying room with washing machine and tumble dryer.

Upstairs are another two bedrooms – one twin and one double with a king size bed – and a family bathroom with bath and shower above.

A travel cot for one infant or toddler up to two years old is available on request.
 

Achleanan Farmhouse

All linen, towels and electricity (plus logs for the stove) are included in the price. Additionally there is oil-fired central heating and double glazing throughout, making Achleanan Farmhouse suitable for holidays all year round.

The farmhouse has free Wifi (unlimited data) and mobile phone reception (in the garden room) for most networkds (4G on some networks). Guests also have access to a games room (situated in an outbuilding to the side of Achleanan Farmhouse) that is equipped with a table tennis table, dartboard and a selection of exercise equipment – ideal for times when the weather isn’t so good.
Dogs are welcome at a small additional weekly charge.

There is an enclosed, pretty garden with picnic benches surrounding the property and parking just outside. There is also an outside tap for washing muddy boots and dogs. Smoking is not allowed in the house.

 

 

Guest Comments

2nd - 16th November 2019 ------------- 'Another two fantastic weeks here. Fabulous weather - blue sky, bright sunshine and DRY!!! almost every day - very different to previous stays. Had lots of beautiful walks on this spectacular peninsula. Wildlife has been in abundance with almost daily otter sightings in bay below the chapel. Seals there, too. Highlight was seeing a Scottish Wildcat, complete with radiotracking collar. With the Lochaline ferry not taking cars (Oct-Dec 2nd) we have not made our usual trip to Mull and have stayed on the estate for the whole two weeks, so have felt very settled and have really had time to relax. Many thanks to everyone who works to keep this house and the estate so well.' Mish & June from Liverpool.
15th - 26th October 2019 ------------- 'What a special place. We enjoyed the nature + took long walks. Made memories that will last. Samee (5) + Jesin (1) have made friends with the cows + dogs. We will miss this place dearly, thanks for your hospitality.' Stefanie from France
13th - 17th October 2019 ------------- 'Fabulous situation, Great Visit.' Colin & Jane from the Scottish Borders.
5th - 13th October 2019 ------------- 'Yet another fab holiday despite the immense rainfall. Still managed plenty of walks and lots of puddles for our girls to jump in. The meat and burgers from the estate were scrummy, We loved getting cuddles and chats with the friendly cow Geordie and his pal Hamish, Saw some otters at the boathouse and 2 sea eagles at Ardtornish, and of course some deer. It really feels like our 2nd home and were already planning our 5th visit.' The Crowe Family + Bailey and Murphy
28th September - 5th October 2019 -------------- 'Home from home with everything we need. Very clean and comfy. Our second visit - what a View. Thank You.' Helen & Richard Haysom
21st- 28th September 2019 -------------- 'Had a lovely week at Achleanan Farmhouse, everything was very comfy, thank you for the welcome treats. Weather was up and down but did not spoil our holiday. Caught the Lochaline ferry to Fishnish Monday 7am, drove to Tobermory to go whale watching with Sealife Surveys (4 hours). Great trip, saw a Minke whale, went along with along 100+ dolphins dancing around the boat for 20 minutes. Plenty of seabirds and a little rain. Pre-booked online boat was full, great morning. Saw sea eagles on way back from the ferry. Thank you for such a lovely week.' Liz & Alan Hobson
8th - 21st September 2019 ---------- 2 glorious weeks again even though the weather not great. Good fishing and enjoyed seeing porpoise and otters. Janet, Elvin & Adam
3rd - 7th September 2019 -------------- '4 days of lovely stay. We were well catered for the twins. Everything was great.' Kathleen & Kate
31st August - 2nd Sept 2019 ----------- ' Had a lovely three days. Cottage is comfortable and welcoming.' Kathleen Davidson
24th August 2019 ---------- ' 3rd fab visit to cottage, 5th visit to Drimnin. Ulva and Iona a must go to.' B Suggitt.
20th July - 3rd Aug 2019 --------- A unique experience walking the land once owned by Maclean ancestors. Gratitude to those who presently care for this land, particularly the grave of Allan Maclean, my 4th g.grandfather. Thank you for your kind hospitality.' R Maclean
3rd - 17th November 2018 -------------- "Our 3rd year staying in wonderful Achleanan - so comfortable, so warm and with such great views. Weather has been mostly wet with some strong winds at times. There were however some clear spells and the sight of the fine crescent moon in a pale orange sky over the Mull hills will stay in our memories for a long time. We had lots of good long walks and only one trip out in the car - to Tobermory for fresh green veg an delicious lightish lunch at An Tobar. We love the newly restored Fiddlers path through the magical woodland, but beware the field is extremely boggy, well worth doing though. Thanks to all who care so well for the house and the Estate. Mish & June Liverpool
7th - 17th August 2019 ---------- ' Relaxing, even with three very young children! Complete contrast to our normal life in Abu Dhabi. Thank you.' Joanne, Mike, Fergus, Alistair & Isabella Jakeways.
29th Sept - 6th October 2018-------------- Fabulous cottage with amazing views, we had horrible weather and it is great place just to chill out. When the weather cleared we enjoyed a couple of lovely walks to Doirlinn - fab view of Loch Sunart & Ardnamurchan. Wildlife everywhere including sea eagles flying over the cottage. The wine & biscuits were a lovely welcome. Thank You X Kate & Roma
22nd - 29th September 2018-------------- What a cosy cottage with great location & views. enjoyed short walks along the track near cottage- lovely bay at road end. Fun taking ferry to Mull from Lochaline & spending a day on Mull. Great place to relax, read and explore Morvern. - thanks for everything. Kevin & Jane
1st - 15th September 2018-------------- We had a great stay thank you, just what we needed. Loads of wildlife - sea eagles, hen harrier from the garden, porpoise + otters in the Sound. We found the Mishnish bar in Tobermory to be good for a meal delicious cullen skink + mussels. Calgary bay is a must if you have a dog with you. Go west one way and back through Tobermory on the way back, spectacular drive, pick a clear day. Richard and Nicky
4th-18th November 2017-------------- 'Two wonderful weeks here. This is such a beautiful Estate and Achleanan has been so comfortable & cosy, it has felt very luxurious. We love the peace up here on the hill and the views are incredible. Weather has been wet, but almost always there are breaks between showers and we have had two days of glorious sunshine when the autumn colours and sea were truly magnificent. We only left the Estate once to get to get fresh veggies from the co-op in Tobermory and have a delicious coffee and cake at An Tobar, the art centre. Thanks to all the staff at Drimnin for your care, helpfulness and warmth/ Also thanks for the wine and biscuits at the starts.xxx' Mish & June Liverpool
21st October 2017 -------------- 'A wonderful week in the most beautiful and breathtaking scenery. Amazing walks and wildlife. Sad to be going home, but will return.' Mellisa, Ed, eve and Emilia & Teddy the dog
28th November 2017-------------- 'Another fantastic stay in this lovely cottage. Enjoyed some good weather to get out + about + just chilling in front of the fire when the weather wasn't so good. Look forward to coming back again.' Michael, Adele, Joey and Roberta + Bailey and Murphy the dogs.
7th October 2017-------------- Amazing break, cottage is fab, seeing sea otter while fishing was a highlight' Deborah and Keith
30th Sept 2017 -------------- 'Amazing cottage + Views with plenty of wildlife in the area - several white tailed eagles flying bye & red deer behind the cottage. Wonderful walks in the area. We will be back' Helena & Richard Wiltshire.
'Fabulous location - our third visit to the area. Wonderful cottage. We'll be back.' Crozier party
'We had a wonderful time in this beautiful cottage. Scotland has amazing scenery and we look forward to coming back once again.' Dinkel party
'Fabulous cottage with amazing views. Lovely secluded walks and boat trips to Staffa and to Tobermory. Altogether fantastic.' Apudo party
'We've had a lovely relaxing week. Great walks thoroughly enjoyed by the dogs, fantastic scenery and a splendid place to stay.' Greenwood party
'We had a wonderful time and lots of lovely walks. Weather wHad a lovelyas gorgeous.' Kelly party
'One of the most beautiful places we have been - what a fantastic view. Thanks for the relaxing days.' Kaiser party