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The Seashell - Acharacle

Acharacle, The Highlands
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Sleeps 2
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms 1
Change Fri
No Dogs
5 star
Downstairs bedroom
Downstairs bathroom
Waterside views
Enclosed garden / patio
Open fire / woodburner
Internet access
Luxury
Romantic
Quirky
Decorated for Christmas
Towels included
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At a glance

  • This cottage on the shores of Loch Sunart is the perfect, peaceful rural sanctuary
  • Incredible views with not another house in sight
  • Luxurious touches including a spa bath and underfloor heating
Property code: CA368

Set on Scotland's wild west coast, this beautiful, architect-designed cottage is inspired by the curves of a seashell and provides a real escape. Enjoy the beautiful views and get cosy in front of the open fire.

It's hard to imagine a more romantic setting. Inspired by the natural curves of a seashell, this breathtaking architect-designed holiday cottage on the west coast of Scotland is undoubtedly in a league of its own. Set amongst the stunning scenery on the Ardnamurchan peninsula, this home is an extraordinary luxury haven created exclusively for couples looking for the ultimate dream escape.

Utterly secluded on the side of a hill overlooking Loch Sunart in one of Britain's last great wildernesses, this exquisite eco-friendly, curved house is made of glass, timber and stone with a gentle sloping turf roof allowing it to blend seamlessly into the stunning Scottish landscape that surrounds it.

As soon as you step inside, the impressive design and blissful tranquillity will envelop you. The bright and airy fully open-plan living and sleeping space is thrilling, and the natural light and far-reaching views from the floor-to-ceiling windows are magical. This mesmerising room, curving round the central chimney with a circular open fire, features a stylish kitchen and living area which then wraps round to the hand-crafted wooden bed and onto the elevated double spa bath and rain shower. The beamed fan-shaped wooden ceiling, heated ceramic tiled floors and state-of-the-art lighting add to the joy of this wonderfully comfortable house. This is a fabulously cosy love-nest for two and the perfect setting for a romantic Scottish escape, special occasion or cherished honeymoon.

Outside, the gravel terrace with a stone-built BBQ and seating area is a delightful spot for soaking up the stunning views across the little tidal island of Eilean Mòr and over the loch to the mountains and glens beyond. A path leads down to a lawn where deer can often be seen quietly grazing, and the surrounding grounds are rich in wildlife including pine martens, otters and eagles.

  • Open-plan sleeping area with a double bed
  • 1 bathroom with shower and a spa bath in the sleeping area
  • Electric oven and hob, dishwasher, fridge/freezer, washer/dryer and microwave
  • Open fire (logs supplied)
  • TV with Freesat, digital radio and DVD player
  • Mobile signal is variable
  • Garden with furniture and BBQ
  • Off-street parking
  • Village shop 4.5 miles away, shop and pub within 9 miles
  • We recommend either arranging a grocery delivery prior to arrival (delivered once you have checked in) or your arrange prior to visiting as the closest large supermarket is Fort William
  • Private water supply – UV filtered/tested
  • This property will be decorated for Christmas
  • Arrival: 17:00 onwards
  • Departure: before 10:00, unless otherwise stated in your arrival details
  • Sorry, no dogs allowed
  • There is an Accidental Damage Deposit of £150 when booking at this property, however this may be waived for £20. We’ll provide more details about this when booking your holiday.

Ardnamurchan, with its glorious sunsets and star-filled skies, is home to beautiful white sandy beaches and ancient woodland providing endless opportunities and enjoyment for those who love the great outdoors. Seals, dolphins and even the occasional basking shark have been spotted on Loch Sunart.

If you want a taste of Scotland, try the Ardnamurchan Distillery for an informative, exciting and personalised tour. There are a selection of tastings and tours on offer as well as an incredible history to learn about. The best part is it's just under half a mile from the property, so you can walk home afterwards.

There are plenty of beautiful beaches to be found on the Ardnamurchan peninsula. Just under 2 miles from this property is the sandy bay of Camas nan Geall. The bay lies to the west of the promontory Rubha Aird Slignich, and the east of Ben Hiant and Maclean's Nose. For extraordinary white sands, clear turquoise water and fabulous views of the Small Isles and Ardnamurchan Point, head to the magical shores of Bay MacNeil Beach (15 miles away).

To the west of Bay MacNeil Beach is the lighthouse at Ardnamurchan Point, the most westerly point on the UK mainland. The 8-mile drive down to the actual point is exceptionally scenic with plenty of wildlife to spot (16 miles away).

April McKillop

This property is personally managed by April.

Reviews

From guests that have stayed at the property.

Based on 46 guest ratings

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Reviewed by Alan 16th February 2024

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A lovely place to spend time. Watching the weather come down the loch, changing every ten minutes, was a treat. Such a wonderful cottage with nothing to want for. Sustainable too and good outdoor spaces even if it rains you just nip under the roof.

Reviewed by Denise 2nd February 2024

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Such a beautiful, unique property. Gorgeous.

Reviewed by Chris 1st January 2024

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Reviewed by Jane 22nd December 2023

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Seashell is totally unique and a wonderful living space. We stayed over Christmas and it was warm, comfortable and well equipped. Seashell is very easy to relax in, take in the view, and ever-changing weather, disconnect from your usual way of life, and watch the busy bird-feeders, and heilan coos.

Reviewed by Stuart 8th December 2023

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Reviewed by Holly 1st December 2023

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The Seashell is the ultimate get away. Beautiful location, perfectly equipped space in the most peace setting you can imagine. We had a perfect week - sunny, romantic, picturesque - we have run out of adjectives. Would love to go back someday.

Reviewed by Lisa 10th November 2023

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Couldnt fault it Host goes above and beyond

Reviewed by Martin 22nd September 2023

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Stunning cottage stunning location we arrived to a clean and tidy cottage which ticked all the boxes that we had asked for. Views were fantastic and the layout being open plan was great. Plenty of cupboard space and the added bonus of having 2 toilets. Having Pine Martens appear each evening was such a pleasure and unexpected. Christine and Ian theRead more cottage management company were great. Hide

Reviewed by Trevor 18th August 2023

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If you are looking for a unique place to stay, that is extremely well appointed, in a remote location, with wonderful views, this could be just the place for you. The Ardnamurchan peninsular itself is a wonderful area of Scotland, offering wild landscapes, abundant wildlife, and easy access to The Isle of Mull. I would highly recommend a stay at ThRead moree Seashell. Hide

Reviewed by Alison 11th August 2023

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We had a great week at the Seashell. It is really comfortable and has just about everything you need for a great stay. It is quite a unique property, which we liked. It is in a very remote part of Scotland, which suited us, but you have to be prepared to drive on single track roads to get there. There are a few things nearby but you could just sit Read moreand take in the fabulous views and watch the wildlife. We were lucky with the weather and enjoyed trips out as well as walking close by. Hide

Reviewed by Sumayya 4th August 2023

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Reviewed by Paul 28th July 2023

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What a beautiful location. Waking up to the view every morning was brilliant and seeing the local wildlife around all day also, especially the pine martens In the evening. We stayed at the Seashell for a week and enjoyed the peace and quiet immensely. Dont go if you want a shop regular (stock up in fort William before travelling) or dont like driviRead moreng along single lane, up and down, windy and long roads. Hide

Reviewed by John 14th July 2023

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Fantastic position, wildlife amazing, visited by pine martins numerous times a day, always keep a supply of peanut butter and jam....they love it. Great place to stay, highly recommended, Exc breakfast at the cafe shop 100 m away. But be quick closing down soon.

Reviewed by Katherine 7th July 2023

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The seashell is so much better than the pictures do justice to it. The cottage is well equipped and tastefully decorated, very clean and oh so comfortable. The scenery is breathtaking. There is so much to sit and watch, the sound of nature so relaxing. The internet connection is super fast so helpful to identify the many birds visiting the garden. Read moreAll in all this place is 100% the best place we have ever stayed ( and weve been around a bit!) Hide

Reviewed by Sarah 16th June 2023

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Stunning location in a remote part of Scotland. Its very easy to stay put, relax, watch the abundant wild life and ever changing views with the weather and light. We counted 30 different species of birds and were entertained by the swallows nesting in the eaves and the nightly visits from the pine martins. The roads on the peninsular are all singleRead more twisting tracks which ensure you travel slowly and admire the surroundings. If you want to get away from it all you wont be disappointed. Hide

Reviewed by Victoria 2nd June 2023

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Reviewed by Sandra 26th May 2023

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Reviewed by Heather 9th May 2023

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Outstanding property with wonderful views. The location was idyllic and the property had everything we needed and more to enjoy our stay. The cake and Cava were a lovely touch and we thoroughly enjoyed them...the banana loaf was incredible. We absolutely loved The Seashell and hope to come back soon.

Reviewed by Shirley 21st April 2023

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Everything was glorious! Thank you!

Reviewed by Richard 14th April 2023

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Ian and Christine provided everything we needed and the cake and Cava were very much appreciated. Perfect weather always helps, but the accommodation and scenic views from it are exceptional. Well positioned to visit numerous places of interest, which we took full advantage of. Had a great holiday and would recommend it to friends.

Reviewed by Stewart 7th April 2023

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we loved every second of our stay the place was absolutely beautiful and the views to die for even when the weather was horrible we didn't get bored because there was so much tolook at inside could of stayed there forever.

Reviewed by Karen 31st March 2023

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Everything we hoped for and more An amazing property in a stunning location and the wildlife such a treat seeing pine martins

Reviewed by Susan 20th March 2023

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Reviewed by William 17th March 2023

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Fantastic location, superb facilities, extremely comfortable, a real treat to ourselves.

Reviewed by Helen 10th March 2023

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We loved the Seashell. Arrived in the dusk, so it was a lovely surprise to wake up the following morning and see the stunning views. Very well equipped, and lovely and warm. Ian & Christine on hand for any problems/questions which was nice to know. The welcome cake and Prosecco were much appreciated and enjoyed. Unfortunately we didn't have the besRead moret of weather, but it was easy to spend hours just looking at the wildlife and ever changing weather coming over the loch. Hide

Reviewed by Claire 3rd March 2023

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This property is truly unique! So spacious and comfortable and very warm and cosy. The views from the many windows are second to none. We were very lucky that the sun was shining all week. Felt sad when we had to leave on Friday!

Reviewed by David 17th February 2023

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Reviewed by David 29th December 2022

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The location is outstanding providing constantly changing views. the cottage is outstanding clean and inviting with an atmosphere which immediately welcomes you. I have spent a week relaxing and leave this place mentally rejuvenate. Thanks

Reviewed by Tina 16th December 2022

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Reviewed by Roy 9th December 2022

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The Seashell is a fantastic space to stay in and in a perfect location with amazing views. It has everything you need, and is very cosy and comfortable. We have already re-booked our next stay!

Reviewed by Peter 2nd December 2022

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A totally unique experience. Wonderful location, stunning views and a lovely and unique cottage. Definitely a treasure .

Reviewed by Hazel 17th October 2022

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I can honestly say that I have never stayed anywhere more beautiful. My husband and I loved every minute of our stay, every little detail thought of and catered for. The Seashell is unique and we will treasure our memories from staying there and from the natural breathtaking area. We just didnt want to leave and are missing it already and will mostRead more definitely be back. Hide

Reviewed by Kevin 30th September 2022

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Really enjoyed this extremely comfortable cottage and the beautiful area

Reviewed by P 23rd September 2022

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Reviewed by Alan 26th August 2022

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The property is unique, comfortable and in a great location. The views from the property are stunning and the abundance of wildlife to watch is great. We were lucky enough to see a Pine Martin in the garden and a golden eagle circling the hill behind the property. Really lovely holiday

Reviewed by Kirsty 5th August 2022

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After having to rebook this holiday due to covid for our honeymoon if felt like we had waited forever. However, the property was absolutely worth the wait and more! It was perfect, so clean and relaxed and well equipped and the views were something else. I can highly recommend this property if you are looking for absolute relaxation and want some tRead moreime away from reality. The surrounding area has some beautiful walks too which are lovely. We hope to be back! Hide

Reviewed by Terry 29th July 2022

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Amazing, unique property which is larger than it appears in the photographs. There are ever changing views from the expansive windows and the dark night skies provide perfect star gazing opportunities. We loved our holiday here, plenty of walking and hiking routes and the remoteness of the location means there are relatively few tourists.

Reviewed by Al 22nd July 2022

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Reviewed by Gary 8th July 2022

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Reviewed by Heinz 17th June 2022

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Very nice cottage with well equipped kitchen. Nice bath and shower. Marvellous view (direct out of the bed) on the sea. Interessting wildlife (especially birts) arround the cottage. Very quiet and without illumination-toxation. Distillery and wildlife visitor-centre in the neighbourhood.

Reviewed by Chris 20th May 2022

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Reviewed by Michelle 10th April 2022

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Reviewed by Reinier 25th March 2022

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This was one of the nicest places to spent holidays! What a wonderful location and what a great cottage. Everything was perfect! And getting a nice home baked cake and a bottle of Prosecco made the arrival top!!

Reviewed by Chris 28th February 2022

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Another amazing stay at The Seashell. It is always a pleasure to return and feel instantly relaxed. Well equipped and spotlessly clean. We hope to return again soon.

Reviewed by Dean 19th February 2022

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Amazing place and amazing views. We never got sick of the views all week. Would definitely stay here again. Owners even rang to see if we were ok. 5

Reviewed by Saliha 28th January 2022

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Lovely quirky property with all the amenities and luxury

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