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Farm Lodge With Easy Access To Walks And Highland Activities

Bedrooms 3
Property type house
Minimum Stay 7 nights

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Minimum Stay
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About the property

Lodge in Strontian, Ardnamurchan, Nr. Fort William, Scottish Islands, Scotland - Tranquil, Rural Location. Loch Sunart, Village Shop, Cafe, Bar And Restaurants 3/4 Mile

Drimnatorran Farm is a listed building that has recently undergone complete renovation and is set just outside the village centre. As part of the renovation work, Drimnatorran Lodge was built as an extension to the listed main farmhouse building and includes a wood burning stove, with free wood supplied. The Lodge has a 4* Visit Scotland (Self Catering) rating.

The village centre, with the shop, hotel bars and restaurants is about 3 /4 mile away on the edge of Loch Sunart. The road from Fort William (25 miles)comes via the local Corran Ferry which has continuous daytime sailings.

melvyn & sally shaw
Member since: 2013
Speaks English
Calendar last updated:
5 February, 2017

About melvyn & sally shaw

We retired from running a business in 2010 and soon decided that we needed the next adventure. Our love of animals and the outdoors has given us a great deal of pleasure and we are developing the farm by introducing more animals. We are keen gardeners and have begun to develop the farm grounds. We particularly enjoy the wildlife that surrounds us here, buzzards nesting and flying over our fields, golden eagles, deer, woodpeckers, pine martens, heron and otters are regular visitors to us.

We have found that Strontian is an ideal location for activity sports in Fort William and Glencoe, Glenfinnan for Harry Potter enthusiasts and close to Acharacle and the beautiful stillness of Loch Shiel.

melvyn & sally shaw purchased this house in 2011

Why melvyn & sally shaw chose Scottish Highlands & Islands

Strontian is located on the shores of Loch Sunart in the Scottish Highlands, amongst the stunningly beautiful scenery of the Ardnamurchan Peninsula, the most western part of mainland UK.

The Corran Ferry, (12 miles south of Fort William), makes the short trip across Loch Linnhe to the peninsula and the 12 mile journey to Strontian takes you through remote and magnificent Highland scenery to reach Loch Sunart.

We came on holiday to the peninsular in 2010 and enjoyed the breathtaking scenery, fabulous walks and the friendliness of people we met. In 2011, we bought Drimnatorran Farm (run-down listed building and Steading) and have spent the last 2 years renovating the farmhouse and creating a new self-contained extension.

What makes this house unique

Drimnatorran Lodge was built as an extension to the farmhouse and benefits from 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms with large kitchen/dining area and spacious open-plan lounge with wood-burning stove. Guests have an unlimited supply of free wood for the stove. There is full central heating and free WiFi. A stream provides natural water for us. The farm is isolated but within walking distance of the village of Strontian, less than a mile away, with local store, post office/shop, cafe and 3 pub/restaurants.Our farmhouse is set amongst 47 acres and our fields give access to local walks and trails. We are surrounded by fields and trees, close to the River Strontian, with magnificent views to the distant hills and mountains. Our free-range hens and pigs can provide you with fabulous eggs and bacon.

Guestbook comments from the owner

"Fabulous accommodation-comfy beds & cosy fire, everything we needed and more. Enjoyed local walks, excellent. Had great weather, beautiful scenery, couldn't have wished for anything better. Thank you." Kev,Helen,Aaron & Harris

"Fantastic time, loved the animals.Hospitality fantastic.Best holiday ever! SallyB

"Lovely place to stay.Hosts great.Can recommend free range eggs,bacon, sausages available from here, the best we've ever eaten.Will come again next year." Gavin & Enid, Beverley

"It was great to be back in Strontian for New Year. The Lodge was amazing and very cosy! The fire was great! A beautiful place in beautiful surroundings. Thank you and slainte x." John,Shona,Heather & pup Travis-Nth Lanarkshire

"Another great stay at Drimnatorran Lodge. Thanks for the great hospitality, we all had a great birthjday weekend away. Will be back very soon" Shona et al
Mar 2013
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  • 5 of 5

Stayed here for four nights, Amazing place to stay. Luxurious accomodation in an idyllic setting. House has everything you need, except a washing machine. If staying for the week or with young children who possibly bed wet, a washing machine would be ideal. beds are so comfy, The lodge was spotlessly clean. Woodburning fire was fab at night lying curled up with my partner..

Scenery was amazing, as there is a fully equipped kitchen, cooking is not an issue. We ate out most nights and i can highly recommend the food at the Strontian hotel. Food was amazing, portions huge and the staff were very friendly. Village has all you need, hotel, pub, cafe shop. Hope to come back soon and have already passed details on to several friends.

Liz Arkison John Renicks

  • Review Submitted: Apr 12, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2014
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Liz & John - many thanks for taking the trouble to write review following your visit. You brought some good weather with you - come back at any time! A washing machine and sauna facility for visitors, is planned to be installed when outbuilding renovation is completed later this year. If a family has an urgent need for washing, we have always been willing to help them with a family wash using our facilities at the farmhouse. We are pleased you enjoyed the woodburning stove and cosy nights during your stay. It will be good to see you again if you decide to stay at Drimnatorran Farm Lodge. Kind regards, Sally & Melvyn
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A great cottage!

  • 5 of 5

We absolutely loved this newly refurbished cottage and its owners. Although the location is a bit remote and the ferry is very expensive (?7.3 per car per trip!), the scenery is beautiful around the area! The rooms are very spacious. The decoration is very tasteful and I just love every aspect of this cottage (except for no washing machine but Sally happily took our washing and even dried them for us!). Very nice and warm. We've already booked a week returning next April!

Sally did mention that they might install a washing machine, which I would look forward to when we return but wouldn't spoil our holiday!

Thank you for such a beautiful place!

  • Review Submitted: Aug 29, 2013
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2013
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for the positive comments, Toto. We are happy that you enjoyed your stay at Drimnatorran Lodge and look forward to you all returning next year. *** Books of 30 ferry tickets can be bought for less than £60 on the ferry, which may be worth considering if using regularly during your return stay.***
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  • 5 of 5

Due to this being our first family visit to the highlands, i didnt know what id expect. It took us 7 hours to reach da farm and we felt in love with the owners and da house. Very clean and spacious even for our group of 8.

Da kids loved our stay der albeit main shopping had to be done in fort william.

Overall, highly recommended

  • Review Submitted: Aug 22, 2013
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2013
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for your comments. We both enjoyed meeting your family and are pleased that you felt it was worth the trip to the Scottish Highlands. Best wishes to you all, Sally & Melvyn
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Prices & Availability

Rental rates

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
Rate 1
14 Jan 2017 - 10 Mar 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Rate 2
11 Mar 2017 - 2 Jun 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Rate 3
3 Jun 2017 - 8 Sep 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Rate 4
9 Sep 2017 - 15 Dec 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Rate 5
16 Dec 2017 - 5 Jan 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights

Additional pricing information

Pet Fee £30

Booking Notes:
Initial booking deposit to be 50% of weekly rental fee, sent by bank transfer.
Balance of payment to be received by our bank 8 weeks before arrival date
Cancellation refunds :
Up to 8 weeks – 90%
4-8 weeks – 50% of rate refunded
2-4 weeks – 25% of rate refunded
Less than 2 weeks – no refund

Changeover Day:
Saturday departure by 10.30 am
Saturday arrival after 2.30pm

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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house in Acharacle in Scotland

Property Type:
  • house
Location Type:
  • mountain
  • rural
  • Heating
  • Iron & Board
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
  • 1st Floor Bathroom with bath, wc and handbasin Ground Floor Bathroom with shower/wet room area with feature coloured glass wall, wc and handbasin
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 6 (3 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: 1st floor / Bedroom 1 with 4 poster double bed Ground floor / Bedroom 2 with double bed Ground floor / Bedroom 3 with 2 single beds
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Golf ...
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • children welcome
Notes on accommodation: No smoking allowed inside the property. Outside: Outside decking walkway around the property with seating for smokers. There is a gravelled seating area with table for guests to use. A barbecue is available. The rear farm garden is currently being developed but visitors have access to this as well as the extensive grounds that Drimnatorran Farm Lodge is surrounded by. Care must be taken if exploring the grounds near a ruined Listed Steading. Our free-range hens are available to be fed at most times during the day. Utility Room: iron and ironing board, dyson hoover, Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: Fresh towels and linen are provided on changeover days. Hair Dryer provided. Other: Large and spacious entrance hallway, coat hooks and boot rack, doorways to ground floor double bedroom and ground floor twin double bedroom and bathroom, open-plan stairs leading up to 1st floor sitting room.

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