News and Information
We would like to thank our guests, local residents and staff for their patience in this difficult time. As you will already know the Scottish Government has now permitted some tourism businesses to accept guests from the 3rd July, including self-catering properties.
We are obviously keen for people to be able to enjoy holidays in Drimnin but our first priority must be the health, safety and wellbeing of our guests, employees, and the local community. We have reviewed all of the guidelines and conducted a full risk assessment. We have implemented new procedures to enable us to meet the additional requirements specified by the Government, requiring an increased interval between lets. In addition our cleaning staff have all completed additional training on the new cleaning protocols, designed in Association of Scotland’s Self Caterers (ASSC) and in partnership with the Tourist Organisations of Great Britain and Northern Ireland Drimnin Estate are registered under the “We’re Good To Go” industry standard. This is the official UK mark to signal that a tourism and hospitality business has worked hard to follow Government and industry COVID-19 guidelines and has a process in place to 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.
To ensure consistency we would ask guests who have already booked to contact Unique Cottages to discuss how these changes may affect their booking. If you are a member of our local community and would like to speak with us please contact the Estate directly.
Best wishes and thank you from
the Drimnin Estate Team
We are very conscious of the threat posed by the Coronavirus pandemic and are doing everything we can to minimise the risks to our team, other members of the community and visitors. We are also keen to protect jobs and the community. Like others we, and our colleagues at Nc’nean Distillery, have had to take actions that we wish were not necessary – deferring holiday bookings into next year, temporarily closing our bed and breakfast, stopping visits to the distillery, imposing special restrictions on business visitors, and adhering rigorously to the guidance on social distancing. Unwelcome though they are, these actions are essential to the well-being of the people in this community, jobs and the sustainability of the local economy. We hope you will bear with us until Coronavirus is under control.
Kindest regards from Drimnin Estate
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 far and wide from across the globe, but there is one thing they have in common, they loved Drimnin and their stay in Achnacriche. 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 sheep 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 Nc' nean 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).
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: email@example.com 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.
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
Drimnin - Where Eagles Dare
On location in Drimnin with the BBC & Marra the sea eagle
Drimnin Estate was priviledge to host Marra the sea eagle during filming for the BBC4 documentary Turtle, Eagle, Cheetah: A Slow Odyssey BBC 4
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. 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.
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.