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The Shell At Ardtur

Port Appin, Argyll and Bute
Sleeps 10
Bedrooms 5
Bathrooms 4
Change Sat
Dogs welcome 2
5 star
Downstairs bedroom
Downstairs bathroom
Waterside views
Enclosed garden / patio
Open fire / woodburner
Internet access
Pub nearby
Shop nearby
Beach within easy reach
Fishing onsite / nearby
Family friendly
Towels included
Travel cot available
Highchair available
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At a glance

  • Spectacular holiday let with panoramic views of Loch Linnhe
  • Contemporary yet classic with original features
  • Elegant living space with central wood burner and glass front
  • Paved terrace for al fresco dining
  • Direct access to shingle and sand beach
  • Less than 1 mile to fabulous seafood restaurants
Property code: CA370

This stunning property encompasses everything that is romantic about the Scottish Highlands, with panoramic views across lochs and mountains.

If you close your eyes and imagine the most picturesque, romantic Scottish Highland scene, the chances are it will look like this. This property enjoys the most spectacular setting with outstanding views across Loch Linnhe to the mountains of Kingairloch with the Isles of Lismore and Shuna and the historic Castle Stalker.

This lovely holiday house, approached by a long tree-lined private drive, is located on the edge of the pretty Argyll fishing village of Port Appin, halfway between Fort William and Oban. Newly renovated and extended to maximise its exceptional position, this inspiring self-catering property offers everything you could wish for in the way of luxury, peace and relaxation.

Throughout, the interiors are beautifully presented with a perfect mix of antique and contemporary creating a comfortable and relaxing atmosphere. Cooks will delight at the large, well-designed and generously equipped kitchen and the long dining table is a wonderful gathering place. The impressive double-height sitting room with its rich oak floor, central wood burner and huge glass front makes the most of the views and, when the patio doors are pulled back, this exceptional open-plan living space is at one with the outside. From here, you can enjoy the magical changing light and colours as spectacular sunsets disappear over the horizon or marvel at the enchanting morning mist skimming the loch.

Sleeping up to ten guests in five stylishly decorated bedrooms, great care and attention has been taken to provide everything needed for a memorable self-catering break with deep mattresses, crisp linen, generous fluffy towels plus many other thoughtful touches. The front king-size bedroom suite, cleverly positioned on the mezzanine level, offers a secluded retreat and the spacious ground floor bedroom with its luxurious super-king bed and en-suite shower room makes it ideal for the less-abled guest with unrestricted wheelchair access.

Outside, fire up the BBQ and cook up a tasty treat for fellow guests which can be enjoyed on the paved terrace.

Dogs are charged at £20 each per full or part week.

Please note there is a refundable £300 security deposit for this property payable closer to the start of your holiday.

  • 5 bedrooms - 1 super king-size, 2 king-size, 1 double, 1 twin
  • 4 bathrooms - 1 en-suite shower room, 2 en-suites with shower over bath, 1 bathroom with shower over bath
  • Range oven, 2 ovens, American-style fridge/freezer, dishwasher, microwave
  • Utility room with washing machine and dryer
  • Travel cot and highchair available
  • Wood burner, all logs supplied
  • TV/DVD player
  • Wi-Fi included
  • Limited mobile signal in house
  • Garden with paved terrace
  • BBQ
  • Off-road parking
  • 2 dogs welcome -  restricted to lounge, kitchen and boot room (dog crates must be kept in boot room)
  • Shop, post office and restaurants within 1 mile

Stroll down to the beautiful and peaceful shoreline where you will find a long shingle and sand beach with an abundance of shells and discover the amazing wildlife that thrives in and around this beautiful sea loch. Seals, porpoises and dolphins can all be spotted, as well a large variety of sea and coastal birds including magnificent white-tailed eagles. Port Appin, with its award-winning seafood restaurant and renowned hotel, can also be reached by walking along the shoreline. There are regular passenger ferries from the village to the Island of Lismore and the cycle track from Glencoe to Oban can be reached by crossing the nearby impressive Jubilee Footbridge and boardwalk over the tidal marshes.

Argyll is one of the most romantic areas of Scotland, famous for its spectacular castles, coast and wildlife. Dreamy highland views of glens, rugged mountains and lochs can all be enjoyed from this secluded and tranquil location and there are endless day trips and outdoor opportunities all within easy reach.

This property is personally managed by Carol.


From guests that have stayed at the property.

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Reviewed by Alison 21st December 2019

Beautiful house, very comfortable, great for a large party. Loved the house being decorated for Christmas with a real tree and all the little touches around the house. Would love to stay again. Perfect house for a large group, family or even a couple.

Reviewed by Paul 26th October 2019

Wow wow wow! We arrived in the dark and straight away were really impressed with the cottage as soon as we walked through the door. Beautifully modernised in keeping with the cottage, cosy and warmed by an amazing log burner and with everything we could have needed. As soon as we awoke the views and scenery were breathtaking!! Local shop and restauRead morerants great and so much exploring to do in the highlands. Highly recommend. Hide

Reviewed by Laura 12th October 2019

Gorgeous, spacious property. Plenty of room for 10 of us plus the dog! Views were absolutely stunning. Location was nice and quiet but only a short drive away from the larger towns / villages for sightseeing and activities. Owners were very helpful and friendly. We stayed here to celebrate a special birthday and we had an amazing time - we will retRead moreurn! Hide

Reviewed by Mrs Burgess August 2019

Superb property, very high end facilities, plenty of bathrooms & privacy, good family spaces & very quiet & peaceful. Pierhouse very good as was the Waterfront Fishouse in Oban, although Oban is very crowded.

Reviewed by Miss De Ruiter July 2019

It was a fantastic stay. The house was well furnished and very very clean and tidy. A designer house. Everything brand new. The views are stunning maybe the best we ever had. It is a very quiet place. And you can easily have a lovely swim when the tide is high.

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Note: As the postcode is used to identify the general area of the property, it may not always reflect its precise location, therefore please only use this map as a guide.

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.

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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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