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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
Towels included
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At a glance

  • Architect-designed cottage on the shores of Loch Sunart
  • Incredible views with no houses to be seen
  • Open fire for cosy nights in
  • Thoughtfully designed open-plan space
  • Luxurious touches including a spa bath and underfloor heating
  • Within reach of ferries to the Isle of Mull
Property code: CA368

A beautiful cottage inspired by the curves of a seashell, on Scotland''s wild west coast. This is a real escape from the world, perfect for romantic couples.

If you've ever wanted to experience life in harmony with nature, this little cottage will suit you perfectly. Overlooking the stunning Loch Sunart, it's completely secluded and surrounded by wilderness. It was built to blend in, with a turf roof and walls of local timber and stone. Sleeping just two, it's a heavenly romantic hideaway. There's little to do except appreciate the views and indulge in long walks over the surrounding hills before heading back for a cosy evening. For supplies, the town of Salen, 9 miles away, has a general store and a hotel with a bar and restaurant. Kilchoan, 12 miles away, is the jumping-off point for ferries to the Isle of Mull.

Inside, the accommodation is light and bright, with a large open-plan living and sleeping space that makes the most of the views. Windows let in light all around the curved design, which faces mostly south, making the most of the light. The lounge area, with comfortable armchairs and a sofa, is the perfect place to curl up with a book by the window. To keep the place warm, even on the coldest and wildest of winter days, there is an open fire and underfloor heating. The kitchen area is well-equipped with an electric oven and hob, dishwasher, fridge/freezer and microwave. The dining area is perfectly set up with a table for two by the window. There is a built-in double bed an indulgent spa bath, as well as a rainfall shower in the separate bathroom.

Outside, there is a terrace overlooking the loch, with garden furniture and a stone-built BBQ. There is plenty of space for parking.

  • 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

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).

This property is personally managed by Carol.


From guests that have stayed at the property.

Based on 5 guest ratings

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Reviewed by Judith 23rd October 2019

We loved the cottage. Better directions needed. Very romantic. Dont book this cottage if you cant cope with single track roads with passing places - that last hour of the drive was never ending. If you want beautiful views , and a place to relax then definitely book this cottage as it is beautiful.

Reviewed by Mr And Mrs Tatham August 2019

A beautiful unspoilt part of the world which was made more special by holidaying in this wonderful cottage. The cottage was very well equipped and secluded whilst being within walking distance of other cottages and a great little cafe in the nature centre. I specifically went hoping to spot a golden eagle and could hardly believe my eyes when one fRead morelew over the ridge on the first evening!! Hide

Reviewed by Mr Weber March 2019

The Seashell is a precious that we discovered after intense research on the internet. Having been there twice during the last few months allows us to rate the place during August and March - we can recommend the Seashell all year round. It is far out, quite a long drive away from things like big supermarkets etc. but probably one of the most beautiRead morefully located and crafted cottages around Scotland. Marvellous views, a dramatic landscape and perfectly well equipped cottage - what else can you ask for? Prepare a nice dinner, light the fire or jump into the whirlpool with views across the sea to Morvern. Simply genious. Go and experience this unique place to be. Hide

Reviewed by Mrs Barr February 2019

The Seashell is a small but perfectly formed luxury home on the hills looking out over Loch Sunart... Your neighbours are mostly cows, herons, buzzards, otters, wild goats!, seals, (and eagles although we didn't see them) and not forgetting a distillery (the human neighbours in the nearish hamlets are also very friendly). The facilities are wonderfRead moreul, a place of total peace and tranquility and I'd go back and live there tomorrow given half a chance... Barbecues in February were a little unexpected treat in the Highlands but I'd have been happy here rain or shine. We'll be back. Only a four-hour drive from Glasgow including a wee ferry trip, would highly highly recommend. Sanna Sands are wild and beautiful, the distillery well worth the tour and tasting session, and the wildlife spotting round about was the best. The highland bull and bullocks in 'the garden' are very friendly and lovely to see them playing about. Bring your books, and your binoculars, and some wine. Hide

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