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The Seashell - Acharacle

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

  • This architect-designed 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 provided
  • Wi-Fi included
  • TV with Freesat, digital radio and DVD player
  • Garden with furniture and BBQ
  • Private water supply – UV filtered/tested
  • Limited mobile signal
  • Off-street parking
  • Shop and pub within 9 miles
  • Village shop 4.4 miles away
  • 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
  • Arrival: 17:00 onwards
  • Departure: before 10:00 unless otherwise stated in your arrival details
  • Sorry, no dogs allowed

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).

Reviews

From guests that have stayed at the property.

Based on 36 guest ratings

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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 Alan 4th February 2022

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Fantastic cottage and great location. Much needed and perfect break to recharged for my partner who has worked in NHS throughout pandemic

Reviewed by Alison 31st January 2022

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The cottage on the whole was absolutely wonderful there was plenty of fuel for the fire, the best feature was the view. We needed a bit of help and texted the phone number we were given and they got right back to us and helped us could have been nicer.

Reviewed by Saliha 28th January 2022

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Lovely quirky property with all the amenities and luxury

Reviewed by Paul 10th December 2021

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Stunning cottage in perfect location views are fantastic.

Reviewed by Nick 19th November 2021

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So nice to enjoy the week in a great location and a lovely cottage to spend it there.

Reviewed by Stuart 12th November 2021

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Perfect place for a quiet winter retreat! S hope BEFORE you arrive especially out of season!!

Reviewed by Deborah 29th October 2021

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Absolutely stunning stay...... loved it! Cosy nights by the fire watching the Pine Martins. Waking to the sunrise & gorgeous views, listening to & watching birds every morning! On my list of favourite stay!!

Reviewed by Sharon 15th October 2021

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Cottage fabulous and immaculate, thank you to the owners for allowing others to share the magic and a big thank you to the caretakers for looking after it so well, cake was so good! Views were spectacular, watching the changing weather before our eyes was amazing! Enjoyed an abundance of wildlife, read books, drank wine and ate amazing seafood fromRead more the fish van and best of all enjoyed being away in the most perfect cottage with my better half of 36 years! Hide

Reviewed by Craig 8th October 2021

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Spent our honeymoon at the Seashell and its absolutely stunning. Amazing views, lots of walks to go on and the seashell is a comfy place just to spend all day relaxing and watching the world go by if you dont fancy doing anything. Especially loved the jacuzzi bath and the bed was the comfiest thing Ive ever slept on. Would recommend in a heartbeat Read more Hide

Reviewed by Alan 1st October 2021

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The accommodation was spotless. Our welcome pack was a lovely gesture. The location was stunning and there is a wide variety of wildlife that visits through the day and night.The tea lights around the bath gave the accommodation a romantic touch.The views from the walk in shower and bed were picture postcard.It is a unique property which offers visRead moreitors an experience that they will never forget. We would happily go back again. The accommodation wanted for nothing. Thank you to the caretakers. Hide

Reviewed by Lucinda 28th September 2021

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Wonderful stay for our honeymoon at the Seashell. A very unique and special place, hope to return one day!

Reviewed by Roy 17th September 2021

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Seashell is in a wonderful location with amazing views, even from the bed and the spa bath. It has everything you could possibly need for a romantic and relaxing stay.

Reviewed by P 10th September 2021

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Reviewed by Joanna 28th August 2021

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The Seashell is a beautiful property in a fantastic location. Perfect for a couple's getaway. The housel is well equipped and clearly well loved and cared for. Nightly visits by pine martens and a badger were an entertaining added bonus! Definitely take the advice of other previous reviewers to stock up on food and drink in Fort William at the starRead moret of your holiday but it's also well worth making the effort to catch the fish van on a Tuesday at Salen Jetty Shop or in Acharacle. Hide

Reviewed by Jodie 21st August 2021

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Amazing property, stunning location, perfect for our honeymoon. The photos really don't do the views justice.

Reviewed by sherry 30th July 2021

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The perfect house in the perfect setting. Just back from a wonderful week, a remote & peaceful place with everchanging views. We shopped for a weeks provisions beforehand although there is a shop in Acharacle. Could have stayed longer, some gorgeous beaches, hills & then you comd home to more views from within The Seashell. I defy anyone not to falRead morel in love with the house & area! Hide

Reviewed by Sumayya 23rd July 2021

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This place is absolutely amazing!! Wow!! Beautifully unique with breath taking views. Our whole trip was truly memorable from the moment we arrived to the moment we left. We left having created memories to last a lifetime!! We will definitely be returning. Please do not change a thing !! Xxx

Reviewed by David 2nd July 2021

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The Seashell is very unique and in a spectacular location with one the best views on Ardnamurchan. It loved up to all expectations.

Reviewed by Mark 25th June 2021

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A fantastic, unique, quirky, romantic place to stay with stunning views !! We would support the view that you need to take some groceries with you. Well equipped and tastefully furnished. Allow plenty of time to fill the bath though. Also note that there is building projects underway either side of the property which do impact on peace and seclusioRead moren this summer. Overall a lovely weeks holiday! Hide

Reviewed by Mark 21st May 2021

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Fantastic week in a stunning location! House has incredible views and is so peaceful. Great for wildlife (birds, badgers, pine martens and hairy cows) and rest/relaxation. Jacuzzi tub is lovely. And coffee/wine on the terrace. New buildings going up in the area, but no impact on the stay. Visitor centre and Sanna a must visit. Great week away!!

Reviewed by STEPHEN 1st May 2021

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Magnificent property in a wonderful location.

Reviewed by Karen 23rd October 2020

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The amazing view over the loch from the panoramic window and cosy log fire were perfect for a wet and windy week in Autumn. We loved the abundance of logs, towels and pillows that were supplied for our stay. Definitely need to bring food for the week as shops some distance away. Delicious cake to welcome us was appreciated. A unique property, perfeRead morect for a couple. Hide

Reviewed by Donald 16th October 2020

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Reviewed by David 9th October 2020

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Have been going to the Ardnamurchan Peninsula for the last few years and the Seashell is up there with the best location for a stay. Waking up to that view every morning is the closest you'll get to perfection.

Reviewed by Mark 2nd October 2020

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Beautiful location and perfect property for a romantic getaway. Stunning views and a well equipped lodge. Spotlessly clean, warm and comfortable. Everything was of a good/high standard (furniture, kitchen, bathroom etc), and much better than other rentals we looked at, which often looked very dated. Open fire in the centre of the room, and stunningRead more 180 degree views are worth a special mention. If youre looking for a romantic, isolated and peaceful break, The Seashell delivers. Hide

Reviewed by Lynne 18th September 2020

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Exceptional accommodation in the most perfect spot. The views are breathtaking.

Reviewed by Stuart 31st August 2020

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Reviewed by Steve 21st August 2020

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Reviewed by Karen 14th August 2020

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Our stay at the Seashell far exceeded our expectations. The accommodation was so clean and comfortable it made us feel totally relaxed. The views from the cottage were superb there was so much to look at. If you love nature this is the place to be, eagles, pine martens and deer on your doorstep. We will definitely be back.

Reviewed by David 7th August 2020

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The lodge is a fabulous place to stay, the location is spectacular. We had a marvellous holiday and the weather was a real bonus. Anyone who likes solitude will not be disappointed, really great to get away from it all. The "welcome pack" of a huge delicious sponge cake and a bottle of prosecco was a nice touch.

Reviewed by Kenny 17th July 2020

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Fantastic place to get away from it all. Cottage was spotlessly clean and fully equiped with everything you could need. Scenery was amazing no matter which window you looked out of.

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From the isolated and peaceful Shetland Islands in the north to the thriving border towns and cities in the south, across wild mountains and serene lochs, and encompassing over 700 islands, Scotland’s rich and dramatic landscape simply must be seen to be appreciated. Scotland is home to the ten highest mountains in the UK – including Ben Nevis, the UK’s highest peak – and is bordered by three seas, offering epic scenery unlike any other you may have seen.

Whether you choose to explore the Highlands, lowlands or islands, lovers of the great outdoors will be thrilled by the stunning Scottish landscapes where some of the rarest UK wildlife can be glimpsed, including golden eagles, dolphins and whales. Take a road trip on the North Coast 500, Scotland’s version of Route 66, to experience the sheer beauty of the land’s wilderness or, as Scotland is the home of golf, either tee off at one of the 550 courses across parkland, heathland and links courses.

Scotland is also a land of unique culture where the people are renowned for their incredible warmth and hospitality. Experience the peaceful Isle of Lewis where Scots Gaelic is widely spoken, or immerse yourself in the cosmopolitan cities of Glasgow, Edinburgh and Aberdeen which are vibrant with thriving arts scenes, delicious restaurants and bustling nightlife. And no trip to Scotland is complete without exploring the castles and distilleries: learn about clan rivalries or bloody battles amongst 13th-century battlements or try a taste of Scotland itself during a tour of one of the 120 whisky distilleries. Pure Scottish culture in a glass.

With so many beautiful places to visit and things to experience, a break to Scotland should not be missed. Our fantastic Scottish holiday cottages will ensure a truly memorable getaway. Whether it’s a dog-friendly countryside cottage for two, or a vast and resplendent castle for the entire clan on a tranquil island, we have a holiday in Scotland to suit everyone.

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