Set in 7,000 acres on Scotland’s dramatic Morvern coast....
Drimnin Estate lies at the end of the public road, jutting into the Atlantic but sheltered between Ardnamurchan to the north and the Isle of Mull to the south, The Estate occupies 7,000 acres of the western tip of the little-known Morvern peninsula – one of Scotland’s best kept secrets. Morvern's 160 thousand acres is surrounded by the sea for almost all of its boundary, except along Glen Tarbert and has a population of approx 320. Combining rugged coastline, ancient woodland, heather moorland and rich pastures, undisturbed by traffic it is a haven for wildlife, and those who love history, nature and solitude.
The Estate with its panoramic seaviews is a productive farm, offers stalking and fishing, a variety of holiday accommodation including cottage holidays, bed and breakfast and the neo-gothic style 19th century Drimnin House for larger gatherings. The Estate is home to a resident wildlife and landscape artist and hosts weddings, ceremonies, religious services and musical events in the 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 sleeps up to 16 (+4 in annexe), it 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. This landscape is a haven for wildlife, with occasional sightings of pine martens and wildcats. Deer graze on the open hillside, while otters are often spotted by the shore and a variety of raptors (eagles and buzzards) can be seen regulary seen flying overhead or perched on rocky outcrops. The Estate also boasts miles of beautiful 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 and fishing. Once a week in the summer there is a passenger water taxi service between Drimnin to Tobermory and boat trips can be arranged from Tobermory and Lochaline. The Estate is also home to Nc'nean Distillery, a small craft whisky distillery which is open to visitors once a day during the working week: take a look behind the scenes and taste their evolving spirit and have a cocktail at the bar (prebooking essential)
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! The sea breeze makes it less prone to midges although some effective anti-midge potion is wise in the peak summer months.
The Estate 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. For those that prefer not to self cater Achnacriche B&B is now open for guests, with an evening meal should you wish.
With the sympathetically restored 19th century St. Columba’s Chapel magnificently positioned on the site of the former Drimnin Castle 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.