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The Seashell - Acharacle,

Acharacle, The Highlands
Sleeps 2
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms 1
Change Fri
No Dogs
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 and not another house in sight
  • Open fire for cosy nights in
  • Thoughtfully designed open-plan space
  • Luxurious touches including a spa bath and underfloor heating
  • The perfect, peaceful rural sanctuary
  • 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

This property joined our collection in the last 12 months and is managed by Carol.


From guests that have stayed at the property.

Based on 16 guest ratings

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Reviewed by Rod, 17th March 2020

The Seashell is a very special place to stay. We felt privileged to have our short break there and the weather was kind to us resulting in spectacular views at all times of the days. The perfect retreat for some peace and tranquillity.

Reviewed by Vhairi, 9th March 2020

Had an amazing stay at The Seashell and loved every minute. The property itself is set in such a beautiful location we could've stayed home everyday just looking out the windows. There's lots to do around the area and plenty little shops that aren't more than a 30 min drive to get you by, but I'd reccomend do a big shop at Fort William before arrivRead moreal. The cottage itself is immaculately clean, well kept and super cosy. The log fire was amazing. Thank you so much to the owners accommodating us! Hide

Reviewed by Chris, 2nd March 2020

A unique cottage in a superb location. The solitude and the views are well worth it.

Reviewed by Jane, 21st February 2020

We had a lovely holiday at The Seashell. Despite the weather- rain, hail, snow, wind and sunshine all in one week! - it was great to get back to our cosy and warm cottage at the end of each day. Pour yourself a glass of wine , throw some logs on the fire and watch the amazing landscape through the huge windows. Wonderful!

Reviewed by Raj, 17th February 2020

A truly stunning cottage in a stunning location. Exceptionally clean and well maintained fixtures and fittings made for a delightful 4 night break in blissful surroundings.

Reviewed by Allison, 14th February 2020

We Absolutely love the location and shell coach it was amazing beautiful views considering we had storm Dennis

Reviewed by Jessica, 7th February 2020

Absolutely amazing place. Weve visited two Februarys in a row and love it. Be aware at that time of year its very quiet, nothing is open. But perfect isolation. Just take all supplies with you and you can hibernate in total bliss. The cottage is spectacular, clean, stunning views and completely private. Just love it!

Reviewed by Anne, 30th December 2019

This cottage was truly magic! if you are looking for a romantic place and love nature it will be your perfect place. To add to this, the seashell cottage is managed by fantastic people which are kind and very efficient if any issues! I wish you all to build beautiful memories (as we did :) )

Reviewed by Jeanette, 20th December 2019

This was our first visit to this property and we weren't disappointed. What a beautiful location, view and residence. Even when there were showers around, it was amazing to watch the shower clouds moving across the loch. Sunset was lovely too.

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

Reviewed by Mr Poole, November 2018

The most stunning place I have ever seen , panoramic views top top quality throughout, I could go on all night but go on and book yourself in you will not be disappointed . Thank you for allowing myself and my wife to enjoys this place , we will be back .

Reviewed by Mr Lauer, September 2018

A wonderful place to relax and unwind, we felt very comfortable there. There was nothing missing and we did not want to go home anymore.

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