Achnacriche Bed and Breakfast
We have implemented new procedures to enable us to meet the additional requirements specified by the Government, requiring an increased interval between lets, maintain cleanliness and aid social distancing. Operating under the new restrictions will be a challenge and for everyone’s safety we will unfortunately need to operate at reduced capacity for a while. We would ask all of our visitors to follow this Visitor Charter so that we can all play our part to protect one another and mitigate the risk of spreading the coronavirus. Please note some activities may be restricted due to covid-19 restrictions, please contact us for details.
For those that really do like 'a path less travelled' Achnacriche 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 who wish to extend their holiday by a few days.
- Breathtaking scenery, walks and wildlife on the doorstep
- Two premium rooms with sea views
- Superking or twin beds and luxurious bathrooms with underfloor heating
- Private guest sitting room with wood burning stove
- Enjoy a full Scottish breakfast in the garden room
- Evening meals & picnic lunch (pre-booking essential)
- A few minutes' walk to the shore
- Visit the Nc'nean distillery
- Unlimited Free WiFi in all rooms
- Complimentary trout fishing & cycles available (please enquire at time of booking)
- From £95 per room per night (10% discount on room prices 4 nights or more if booked directly with us)
To check availability or reserve a room :
- By telephone 07715 677277 (between 9am - 6pm). Alternative number 01967 421671
- By email firstname.lastname@example.org
- Online directly with Drimnin Estate using .We will then confirm your booking and request payment details
- or alternatively for an instant booking you will find us on Airbnb, or Booking.com (Airbnb & Booking.com charge a booking fee and 4+ nights discount not available)
A stay at Achnacriche
Achnacriche sits within a large garden surrounded by ancient oak woodland and has fantastic views over the Sound of Mull, which is just a few minutes walk from the entrance porch. There are two premium rooms at the front of the house with superking (or twin) beds, luxuriously equipped en-suite bathrooms (one with shower and one with over bath shower). Sash windows frame wonderful views across green fields, native woodlands and the beautiful Sound of Mull. It is an ideal base for walking, especially the Estate track along Loch Sunart towards Doirlinn past the clearance village of Auliston. Guests also have shared access to all the facilities of the Estate, including mountain bikes and brown trout fishing. For those that prefer to travel on two wheels we welcome motorcyclist and cyclists and have covered storage for motorbikes and cycles and a drying room for wet weather clothing. The varied landscape of the area is a haven for wildlife; otters, wildcats, pine martens, seals, porpoises and eagles are common sights. Find out about the art of making the very best single malt whisky at the new organic craft distillery here on the Estate or perhaps your visit will coincide with a concert in the chapel by the shore. Morvern has a nature reserve at Rahoy and there are wonderful gardens at Ardtornish. To explore further afield head for the Isle of Mull for the day, either by passenger water taxi (once a week) or via the Lochaline car ferry (regular daily service).
Great food and relaxation
We offer a full Scottish breakfast (or something lighter if preferred) and cater for any dietary preferences you may have. We invite you to enjoy a delicious [three-course] evening meal (£30), which use many locally sourced ingredients. Pre-booked picnic lunches also available (£7.50). Due to our rural location we would ask that you book evening meal, picnic lunches and other dietary requirements at the time of booking please. Relax in the private guest sitting room with its log burning stove, large screen television, books and maps about this wonderful part of Scotland. In the not too distant future we hope to offer you a drink from the bar or a wee dram of whisky distilled here on the Estate. Alternatively try one of the fine restaurants in Lochaline, Kingairloch, Strontian or Tobermory.
A little about Achnacriche
Achnacriche means ‘place of the boundary field’. Situated just on the Drimnin Estate and within the tiny community of Drimnin, it was once a drover's inn on the route from Loch Sunart and Doirlinn. In those days it had just four rooms, with only a tiny room at the back for travellers. The house was significantly extended in 1849 when four further rooms were added at the front to enable the widowed Lady Gordon to use it as a temporary home after a fire destroyed much of Drimnin House . The house while still retaining it historic feel has been lovingly renovated and now has spacious facilities for guests.
What do our guests have to say about Achnacriche
If you would like to see what our guests think about Achnacriche check out the B&B photo gallery where we have included snippets from our 'Guest Book'. We hope you understand but we have removed the names for privacy reasons.
A little about your hosts (Janine and Keith Drew)
Keith and Janine made the move from Devon in 2016 and are now enjoying all the west coast of Scotland has to offer. The house has been completely renovated and Keith and Janine are now delighted to share their beautiful home with others who prefer to be off the beaten track, love the coast or wildlife, or have an affinity for outstanding single malt whisky. They will be delighted to help you find the best walks, advise on where to see wildlife, arrange a trip to Tobermory on Mull, or just tell you about the most secluded spots on the coastline in which to relax and soak up the scenery – whatever will make your visit truly memorable.
Check-in is between 4pm and 7:30pm and check-out by 10am. Breakfast is served between 7:30am and 8:30am. Evening meals are served between 6:30pm and 7:30pm. Due to our remote location pre-booking is essential. We will do our best to be flexible over meal times if you could let us know in advance of your stay. Please call Keith/Janine on 01967 421671 if you are likely to be delayed as we would hate your dinner to spoil.
I am afraid that we do not allow smoking in the house.
Standard Travel Directions
Please Note: There is no taxi service in Lochaline
Achnacriche B&B, Drimnin, Morvern, PA80 5XZ.
Heading north on the A82 at Corran (shortly after Onich and before reaching Fort William) take the Corran Ferry to Ardgour- a short scenic 5-10 minute crossing. The Corran - Ardgour ferry departs every half an hour - last ferry 21:30. For timetable and prices 'Click Here'
Your journey will take approximately 1h 15mins once you leave the ferry at Ardgour.
• Coming off the ferry at Ardgour, turn left on the A861 towards Strontian. • PLEASE BE AWARE THAT IF YOU USE A SATNAV SYSTEM IT MAY DIRECT YOU LEFT TOO EARLY VIA KINGARLOCH INSTEAD (Although this route is beautiful and shorter due to the nature of the road it will take considerably longer)
• After 12 miles, (before reaching Strontian) take the left turn on to the A884 signposted Lochaline.
• After approximately 17 miles, as you head downhill into Lochaline take the right turn on to the B849, signposted Drimnin.
• Follow this road for 11 miles and as you come into Drimnin cross over the Mungosdail River (indicated by a sign). The public road turns to the left, but carry straight on up the estate track signed Drimnin Estate. Achnacriche B&B is the first house on your right.
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