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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
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- Calendar last updated:
- Mar 13, 2018
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 Highland
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.
Wonderful and relaxing
Warm and friendly welcome when we arrive from Mel, Sally and all the animals :)
Everything and more for a wonderful, relaxing and peaceful holiday. The photo's do not the house or location justice.
Can't ask for more, even the weather was warm and sunny.
Totally fab holiday, looking forward to returning
Thank you for leaving The Lodge very clean and tidy after your stay, it was much appreciated. We really enjoyed your company and it was lovely to meet you all.
You were thoughtful guests, respected the farm environment with the free-ranging hens, ducks, geese and we would welcome you back at any time.
Sally & Melvyn
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
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
A great cottage!
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!
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.***
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
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
Beautiful home at the westcoast of Scotland
We had a fantastic week at the farm lodge! The house was great and very nice decorated. The weather was good and the children loved all the animals at the farm. We explored the westcoast and the isle of Mull. Beautiful part of Scotland. My parents in law enjoyed every minute of it. Thank you very much for having us at the farm lodge. Maybe we will return some day when the kids are older.
Loch Sunart 3/4 mile away in Strontian village.
Loch Shiel 10 miles away in Polloch and 12 miles away in Acharacle.
Loch Linnhe 12 miles away at Ardgour (Corran Ferry)
Oban Airport, 40 minutes to/from the Corran Ferry.
Glasgow Airport, 2 hours to/from the Corran Ferry.
Strontian village 3/4 miles, riverside track from farm gates, 15 minutes to walk
Fort William, 20 minute drive from the Corran Ferry on the mainland.
Rates & Availability
Additional information about rental rates
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