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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
Open fire / woodburner
Internet access
Pub nearby
Shop nearby
Beach within easy reach
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.

Tucked on the edge of the pretty fishing village of Port Appin, this marvellous property is an ideal getaway for guests seeking a holiday with a difference. Stroll along the immaculate shoreline spotting seals, porpoises and sea birds as you navigate the rugged terrain down to the pier, renowned for its delicious seafood restaurants. With an abundance of scenic trails and cycle paths on your doorstep, you are well placed for adventure across the romantic landscape of Argyll.

Entering via the boot room, you'll discover a delightful interior that combines classic style with contemporary elegance. The living area is spacious with original stone walls, high ceilings and natural light pouring through the glass wall. The patio doors can be opened for an al fresco feel, complete with panoramic views of the Loch. On chilly days, there's nothing better than relaxing with a wee dram in front of the wood burner, which stands proudly in the centre of the room. Even the most reluctant of cooks will adore the generously-equipped kitchen, sizzling up something special for the family to enjoy at the dining table. The super king-size bedroom is located on the ground floor with an en-suite shower, and there is also a handy cloakroom and small laundry room on this level. Climb the winding wooden staircase to find the mezzanine area, which hosts a king-size bedroom with a separate dressing area and an en-suite bathroom. There is also a gallery overlooking the sitting room; a cosy spot to snuggle up and watch the sunset. A second staircase leads to a twin room and another king-size bedroom with an en-suite bathroom.

The garden is a real treat, with a paved terrace and BBQ for lazy evenings enjoying delicious food and good wine. Start your day with freshly brewed coffee and a wander along the peaceful shoreline, admiring the shingle and pebble beach in the gentle morning mist.


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.

Guest comments

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

Reviewed by Mr Stanley, June 2018

Very clever modernisation, very spacious, amazing lounge with fabulous views. Very well equipped kitchen. Luxurious bathrooms.

Reviewed by Mrs Davidson, May 2018

A very special four days to get family and friends together from Tasmania, and Scotland. The Shell was a spectacular venue, a stunning house with everything we needed including a bathroom or shower room for each couple. The house was so well designed for a large family gathering and everything we needed was provided. The view from the wonderful catRead morehedral window was glorious especially at sunset. Bar meals at The Pierhouse were delicious and sleeping baby in her pram was made welcome. Castle Stalker View Cafe did us a great breakfast and also a very good lunch. Five stars all round. Hide

Reviewed by Mr North, April 2018

The house is fabulous and very welcoming. Lovely touches of flowers and treats. The view is beautiful. However the surrounding area had limited safe ,short walk opportunities for our dogs. We enjoyed a variety of days exploring the wider area despite the wet weather.The beach at Ganavan was even good in driving rain. Had a nice meal at the Creagan Read moreInn where dogs are welcome. Hide

Reviewed by Ms Mcclellan, April 2018

The photos can't do the views justice, they really are something special.To be honest we felt the same about the house. We couldn't fault the location, ideal for some privacy but plenty to do if you don't mind a wee bit of a drive. We enjoyed a nice seafo

Reviewed by Mrs Martin, March 2018

A wonderful property with quiet location and outstanding views. Equipped to an extremely high standard. The owners made every effort to make us welcome whist ensuring privacy. The log burner in the lounge was extremely efficient and the high ceiling provided lovely acoustics for music making with friends during the week. The bedroom layouts and en-Read moresuite facilities make this an ideal property for adults sharing. The large entrance lobby was great for airing outdoor activity equipment and useful for unloading and loading the vehicles at the start and end of week too. Hide

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