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Family house, Highlands, Scotland

Rated 4.99 out of 5 from 101 reviews.SuperhostDrimnin, United Kingdom
Entire cottage
hosted by Amanda
6 guests4 bedrooms5 beds3 baths
Entire cottage hosted by Amanda
6 guests4 bedrooms5 beds3 baths
Entire home
You’ll have the cottage to yourself.
Self check-in
Check yourself in with the lockbox.
Sparkling clean
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Amanda is a Superhost
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Beautiful, cosy, oak-framed house designed by Roderick James Architects set in a secluded, wooded position with spectacular views of the Sound of Mull. Large open plan living area with wood-burning stove, loft-style master bedroom and bathroom.

The space
This beautiful family house was designed and owned by Roderick James, Architect, and his wife, Amanda Markham. It was the first of a series of oak framed 'evolution' houses which can be built with a central core, and extended as required. Guests who are thinking of building their own houses may be able to visit some of the other seven or eight houses designed by Roderick in the area.
The ground floor is essentially open plan with two bedrooms (one en-suite) opening off the living area, and a twin bedroom (probably better for children) accessed from either outside, the rear double bedroom, or the shower room.
A staircase rises from the living area to the new kingsize master bedroom and bathroom
Roderick and Amanda work from a small house (Tigh na Mara) within the same 9 acres, but Tigh Darach is the house in which our extended family also stay when they visit us in Scotland.
It faces due South looking down and across the Sound of Mull, with a breakfast veranda to the East and a cocktail veranda (!) to the West.
There are normally a couple of roe deer living in the grounds, and the house is regularly visited by Pine Marten and Swallows. Seals and dolphins are often to be seen in the Sound with the occasional otter, eagles and other birds of prey.
The house is well insulated, double glazed, and heated by a ground source heat pump with underfloor heating and solar photo-voltaic panels. There is also a mobile phone booster, but again this is as good as we can get and it's not perfect! O2 is best here, with Vodaphone a close second. We have a special rate for one couple, using one bedroom of £175 per night.

Guest access
The house is only let in its entirety with 5 night minimum periods, and generally one week minimum stays over Christmas, New Year, Easter, the summer holidays and half term periods. There are seven acres of wooded grounds to explore plus easy access to the privately owned Drimnin Pier and shoreline.

Other things to note
Drive 15 minutes from Corran ferry towards Strontian, turning left well before you get there to Lochaline. Single track road to Lochaline. Turn right before you enter Lochaline to Drimnin. Drive 10 miles down this road to shoreline at the end, pass red telephone box, immediately turn right onto private track, Tigh Darach is second gate on right.
Beautiful, cosy, oak-framed house designed by Roderick James Architects set in a secluded, wooded position with spectacu…
Beautiful, cosy, oak-framed house designed by Roderick James Architects set in a secluded, wooded position with spectacular views of the Sound of Mull. Large open plan living area with wood-burning stove, loft-style master bedroom and bathroom.

The space
This beautiful family house was designed and owned by Roderick James, Architect, and his wife, Amanda Markham. It was the first of a series of oak framed 'evolution' houses which can be built with a central core, and extended as required. Guests who are thinking of building their own houses may be able to visit some of the other seven or eight houses designed by Roderick in the area.
The ground floor is essentially open plan with two bedrooms (one en-suite) opening off the living area, and a twin bedroom (probably better for children) accessed from either outside, the rear double bedroom, or the shower room.
A staircase rises from the living area to the new kingsize master bedroom and bathroom
Roderick and Amanda work from a small house (Tigh na Mara) within the same 9 acres, but Tigh Darach is the house in which our extended family also stay when they visit us in Scotland.
It faces due South looking down and across the Sound of Mull, with a breakfast veranda to the East and a cocktail veranda (!) to the West.
There are normally a couple of roe deer living in the grounds, and the house is regularly visited by Pine Marten and Swallows. Seals and dolphins are often to be seen in the Sound with the occasional otter, eagles and other birds of prey.
The house is well insulated, double glazed, and heated by a ground source heat pump with underfloor heating and solar photo-voltaic panels. There is also a mobile phone booster, but again this is as good as we can get and it's not perfect! O2 is best here, with Vodaphone a close second. We have a special rate for one couple, using one bedroom of £175 per night.

Guest access
The house is only let in its entirety with 5 night minimum periods, and generally one week minimum stays over Christmas, New Year, Easter, the summer holidays and half term periods. There are seven acres of wooded grounds to explore plus easy access to the privately owned Drimnin Pier and shoreline.

Other things to note
Drive 15 minutes from Corran ferry towards Strontian, turning left well before you get there to Lochaline. Single track road to Lochaline. Turn right before you enter Lochaline to Drimnin. Drive 10 miles down this road to shoreline at the end, pass red telephone box, immediately turn right onto private track, Tigh Darach is second gate on right.
Beautiful, cosy, oak-framed house designed by Roderick James Architects set in a secluded, wooded position with spectacular views of the Sound of Mull. Large open plan living area with wood-burning stove, loft-…

Sleeping arrangements

Bedroom 1
1 queen bed
Bedroom 2
1 queen bed
Bedroom 3
1 double bed
Bedroom 4
2 single beds

Amenities

Wifi
Kitchen
Free parking on premises
Indoor fireplace
Dryer
Washer
Iron
Hangers
Hair dryer
Heating

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Drimnin, United Kingdom

Tigh Darach has direct access down our private road to the shoreline of the Sound of Mull and Drimnin Pier. The Scottish 'Right to Roam' law allows wonderful walks right round the coast past Auliston Point (the second most westerly point on the British mainland), the deserted Auliston Village, and views on a clear day to the islands of Mull, Coll, Rum, Muck and Eigg. The walk takes you along the shores of Loch Sunart and the uninhabited island of Oronsay.
There is a weekly summer ferry to Tobermory (booked through our housekeeper) and in winter, weather permitting , it runs fortnightly.
Lochaline has 24 hour fuel pumps and a village store and Post Office supplying more or less everything you might need. There is also a Post Office and letter box at Drimnin.
the Whitehouse Restaurant in Lochaline is run by friends of ours and is outstanding (April-October). Cafe Fish (April-October) in Tobermory is also great fun with delicious food. The fish and chips on the pier at Tobermory are fantastic.
Whale Watching and fishing trips are easily arranged from Tobermory, and they can generally pick up from Drimnin Pier. Our housekeeper can arrange all this for you.
Tigh Darach has direct access down our private road to the shoreline of the Sound of Mull and Drimnin Pier. The Scottish 'Right to Roam' law allows wonderful walks right round the coast past Auliston Point (the…

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Joined in November 2015
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House rules
Check-in: After 4:00 PM
Checkout: 10:00 AM
Self check-in with lockbox
No smoking
No parties or events
Pets are allowed