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Drimnin Estate

Near Fort William, The Highlands

Drimnin Estate occupies 7,000 acres of the western tip of the little-known Morvern peninsula – one of Scotland’s best kept secrets of The Highlands.

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 coastline, 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.

Sport Offered

Shooting - Woodcock

Shooting - Clay Pigeon

Deer Stalking/Hunting - Red Stags

Deer Stalking/Hunting - Red Hinds

Deer Stalking/Hunting - Roe Bucks

Deer Stalking/Hunting - Roe Does

Fishing - Brown Trout - Native brown trout in two hill lochans on the Estate

Other Field Sports - Clay Pigeon Shooting

Drimnin House sleeps up to 16 in 8 bedrooms. It is available to book on an exclusive party and fully catered basis with cook and housekeeper, with or without the self-contained annexe of Ena’s Cottage which has an additional 2 bedrooms.


Achleanan Farmhouse sleeps up to 8 in 4 bedrooms and has stunning views across the Sound of Mull and the Gate Lodge Cottage on the Estate provides a perfect retreat for two.


“We had a wonderful stay at Drimnin House - the location was breath-taking, the food was delicious, and Louise was a warm and welcoming host. A stunning venue and perfect base for exploring this beautiful corner of Scotland”
Carn Burton (Location Manager) and Family, 24/08/15
“The house is perfect, the food was delicious and the bed so comfortable. We would have enjoyed the wedding anyway but the warm welcome we received from you enhanced our visit. “We really enjoyed our stay with you and your wonderful hospitality”

MB, 16/08/15
"It would be hard to find a more gracious house in more beautiful surroundings, with every possible comfort. Thank you for opening up your beautiful home and for your friendly welcome and warm hospitality".

DB, 08/08/15

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 (mountain bikes for hire on site), fishing, clay pigeon shooting and charter boat trips including sea fishing and a regular Drimnin to Tobermory passenger water taxi service.

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Contact Information
Contact Name Drimnin Estate Office
Address Drimnin House
by Lochaline
PA80 5XZ
Telephone Click to see Number07714 248425
Nearest Train Fort William
Nearest Airport Inverness/Glasgow
Provider Information
Size of Ground 7,000 acres
Beginners Yes
Accommodation Accommodation in Drimnin House (sleeps 16) plus the annexe of Ena’s cottage which sleeps a further 4 ( 20 in total) or Achleanan Farmhouse (sleeps 8). Also Gate Lodge Cottage (sleeps 2).
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