Set in 7,000 acres on Scotland’s dramatic Morvern coast....
Jutting into the Atlantic but sheltered between Ardnamurchan to the north and the Isle of Mull to the south, Drimnin Estate occupies 7,000 acres of the western tip of the little-known Morvern peninsula – one of Scotland’s best kept secrets. Combining rugged coastline, ancient woodland, heather moorland and rich pastures, Drimnin lies at the end of the public road, undisturbed by traffic and a haven for wildlife, and those who love history, nature and solitude.
The Estate has had a fascinating, often dramatic and sometimes tragic history, which is reflected in its buildings and ruins and its traditions. Today the estate is a busy farm, offers stalking and fishing, a variety of holiday accommodation including the neo-gothic style 19th century Drimnin House, is home to a resident wildlife and landscape artist and hosts weddings, ceremonies, religious services and musical events in the recently-restored chapel. The farm has Luing and Highland cattle, several breeds of sheep and wild deer on the hill, selling meat locally. Visitors can enjoy exploring the rugged coast line, the walk to the former inn at Doirlinn, along the old coastal drove road or simply relax in this tranquil and beautiful location.
Drimnin House has a beautiful garden which also provides a perfect marquee setting overlooking the sea. It is surrounded by extensive woodlands, including ancient Caledonian oak woods and coniferous forest, untamed mountains and open pastures. Deer and other wildlife graze on the open hillside, while otters are sometimes spotted by the shore and a variety of raptors; eagles, buzzards etc. seen flying overhead. The Estate also boasts miles of rocky coastline with inlets and coves, interspersed with pebble-covered beaches.
There are a variety of onsite outdoor activities for visitors, from gentle walks around the grounds to full day’s hiking, scenic picnic spots, stalking, cycling, fishing and charter boat trips including a regular Drimnin to Tobermory passenger water taxi service.
Although the weather can never be guaranteed in the Highlands, it benefits from long, hot days during the summer months and crisp, clear winter days as well as the occasional ferocious storm! Its exposed location makes it less prone to midges although some effective anti-midge potion is wise in the peak summer months.
The Estate also offers self-catering cottages – from the Lodge, a cosy and carefully-restored gatekeeper’s cottage, to Achleanen Farmhouse which provides family accommodation with stunning views of the Isle of Mull.
With the sympathetically restored 19th century St. Columba’s Chapel magnificently positioned overlooking the Sound of Mull, the Estate is also the perfect wedding venue for those looking for peace, tranquillity and seclusion for their special day. The Chapel can also be hired for other services, corporate use, musical events or special occasions.