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The Shell At Ardtur,

Port Appin, Argyll and Bute
Sleeps 10
Bedrooms 5
Bathrooms 4
Change Sat
Dogs allowed 2
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 home 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
  • Far from the hustle and bustle- enjoy the peace and quiet
  • 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. 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.

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. 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.

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

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 14 guest ratings

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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.

Reviewed by Mr Bertram, May 2019

The Shell at Ardtur provide us all with a first class facility in a lovely part of Scotland. The property is peacefully situated yet easily accessible from the main road. The alterations to the former gardeners cottage has resulted in a lovely property that is highly functional for a larger party. The bedrooms are roomy, the kitchen and dining areaRead mores are large with good work surfaces and high quality appliances. The lounge is very spacious and has a gorgeous outlook across the loch. All in all the house is perfect for a large family or group of adults looking for a base to explore the local area. Restaurants and pubs available in the area provide the opportunity to eat out well on good quality local produce for a range of prices, should you so wish. Several are within easy walking distance using quite roads and paths or by walking along the shoreline. Outdoor activities are plentiful with numerous hills to be walked, the opportunity to cycle on the Appin peninsula or to range further using the cycle paths to both Oban and Fort William. Water sports are also available and if you take your own canoe you can launch from the loch side in front of the house. Sitting outside and taking in the fresh air and magnificent views is also another great experience to be recommended and enjoyed. Superb! Hide

Reviewed by Mrs Harrison, May 2019

We absolutely loved our week at The Shell. There were seven of us staying with a dog and we couldn't have been more comfortable. Everything had been thought of ... White Company bedding; huge selection of kitchen utensils ,plenty of crockery, cutlery, saucepans, large cooker, great fridge with ice and water dispenser ; logs for the fire and even baRead morerbecue charcoal supplied and refreshed. We really appreciated all the careful thought the owners had put into this fabulous, warm ,spacious holiday home. The views were spectacular particularly at sunset and we had many wonderful walks around the outstandingly beautiful local area including Castle Stalker, Lismore Island ,Glencoe .... I'm sure we'll be back ! Hide

Reviewed by Mrs Munro, March 2019

Luxury, lots of space, beautiful location,wonderful.

Reviewed by Mr Roe, February 2019

Just a fantastic house. Well equipped and superb finish.

Reviewed by Ms Bannatyne, January 2019

The Shell is an immaculate house, perfect for a group of friends to relax together and catch up. It has been recently renovated and finished to a very high standard. We thoroughly enjoyed the beautiful living room with its log stove and lovely views out to sea. (We were only sorry that the grey skies meant we couldn't enjoy them fully.) The ChristmRead moreas tree was a very nice festive surprise. Hide

Reviewed by Mr Furness, September 2018

Beautiful house with double-storey vistas, making full use of stunning scenery. Very comfortable for our party of 9, with the ground-floor bedroom suite particularly useful for our older family members. Quiet end-of-lane location with easy access to the shore, which was a real bonus for kayaking. Generally well equipped but with surprisingly small Read morestack of plates, glasses, cutlery, mugs given the numbers it caters for. Lots of high-spec fixtures and fittings and all beautifully presented. Highly recommended. Hide

Reviewed by Dr Geoghegan, September 2018

The Shell was perfect in every way. Stunning view from the lounge, warming wood burner, fully equipped kitchen. Brilliant bedrooms and bathrooms. We spent a week here on a grown-up family holiday and it was spot on. We went walking in the local area, particularly along the short front to Port Appin or Castle Stalker. We enjoyed a few meals at The PRead moreierhouse too. It was amazing to watch Storm Ali coming in across the mountains opposite. We saw seals, herons and other birds. Can't wait to re-book. Hide

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