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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
Luxury
Romantic
Quirky
Towels included
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At a glance

  • This architect-designed cottage on the shores of Loch Sunart is the perfect, peaceful rural sanctuary
  • Incredible views with not another house in sight
  • Luxurious touches including a spa bath and underfloor heating
Property code: CA368

Set on Scotland's wild west coast, this beautiful, architect-designed cottage is inspired by the curves of a seashell and provides a real escape. Enjoy the beautiful views and get cosy in front of the open fire.

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
  • Village shop 4.4 miles away
  • We recommend either arranging a grocery delivery prior to arrival ( delivered once you have checked in) or your arrange prior to visiting as the closest large supermarket is Fort William
  • This property will be decorated for Christmas
  • Arrival: 17:00 onwards
  • Departure: before 10:00 unless otherwise stated in your arrival details
  • Sorry, no dogs allowed

Reviews

From guests that have stayed at the property.

Based on 39 guest ratings

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Reviewed by Terry 29th July 2022

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Amazing, unique property which is larger than it appears in the photographs. There are ever changing views from the expansive windows and the dark night skies provide perfect star gazing opportunities. We loved our holiday here, plenty of walking and hiking routes and the remoteness of the location means there are relatively few tourists.

Reviewed by Al 22nd July 2022

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Reviewed by Gary 8th July 2022

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Reviewed by Heinz 17th June 2022

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Very nice cottage with well equipped kitchen. Nice bath and shower. Marvellous view (direct out of the bed) on the sea. Interessting wildlife (especially birts) arround the cottage. Very quiet and without illumination-toxation. Distillery and wildlife visitor-centre in the neighbourhood.

Reviewed by Chris 20th May 2022

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Reviewed by Michelle 10th April 2022

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Reviewed by Reinier 25th March 2022

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This was one of the nicest places to spent holidays! What a wonderful location and what a great cottage. Everything was perfect! And getting a nice home baked cake and a bottle of Prosecco made the arrival top!!

Reviewed by Chris 28th February 2022

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Another amazing stay at The Seashell. It is always a pleasure to return and feel instantly relaxed. Well equipped and spotlessly clean. We hope to return again soon.

Reviewed by Dean 19th February 2022

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Amazing place and amazing views. We never got sick of the views all week. Would definitely stay here again. Owners even rang to see if we were ok. 5

Reviewed by Alan 4th February 2022

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Fantastic cottage and great location. Much needed and perfect break to recharged for my partner who has worked in NHS throughout pandemic

Reviewed by Alison 31st January 2022

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The cottage on the whole was absolutely wonderful there was plenty of fuel for the fire, the best feature was the view. We needed a bit of help and texted the phone number we were given and they got right back to us and helped us could have been nicer.

Reviewed by Saliha 28th January 2022

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Lovely quirky property with all the amenities and luxury

Reviewed by Paul 10th December 2021

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Stunning cottage in perfect location views are fantastic.

Reviewed by Nick 19th November 2021

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So nice to enjoy the week in a great location and a lovely cottage to spend it there.

Reviewed by Stuart 12th November 2021

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Perfect place for a quiet winter retreat! S hope BEFORE you arrive especially out of season!!

Reviewed by Deborah 29th October 2021

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Absolutely stunning stay...... loved it! Cosy nights by the fire watching the Pine Martins. Waking to the sunrise & gorgeous views, listening to & watching birds every morning! On my list of favourite stay!!

Reviewed by Sharon 15th October 2021

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Cottage fabulous and immaculate, thank you to the owners for allowing others to share the magic and a big thank you to the caretakers for looking after it so well, cake was so good! Views were spectacular, watching the changing weather before our eyes was amazing! Enjoyed an abundance of wildlife, read books, drank wine and ate amazing seafood fromRead more the fish van and best of all enjoyed being away in the most perfect cottage with my better half of 36 years! Hide

Reviewed by Craig 8th October 2021

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Spent our honeymoon at the Seashell and its absolutely stunning. Amazing views, lots of walks to go on and the seashell is a comfy place just to spend all day relaxing and watching the world go by if you dont fancy doing anything. Especially loved the jacuzzi bath and the bed was the comfiest thing Ive ever slept on. Would recommend in a heartbeat Read more Hide

Reviewed by Alan 1st October 2021

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The accommodation was spotless. Our welcome pack was a lovely gesture. The location was stunning and there is a wide variety of wildlife that visits through the day and night.The tea lights around the bath gave the accommodation a romantic touch.The views from the walk in shower and bed were picture postcard.It is a unique property which offers visRead moreitors an experience that they will never forget. We would happily go back again. The accommodation wanted for nothing. Thank you to the caretakers. Hide

Reviewed by Lucinda 28th September 2021

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Wonderful stay for our honeymoon at the Seashell. A very unique and special place, hope to return one day!

Reviewed by Roy 17th September 2021

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Seashell is in a wonderful location with amazing views, even from the bed and the spa bath. It has everything you could possibly need for a romantic and relaxing stay.

Reviewed by P 10th September 2021

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Reviewed by Joanna 28th August 2021

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The Seashell is a beautiful property in a fantastic location. Perfect for a couple's getaway. The housel is well equipped and clearly well loved and cared for. Nightly visits by pine martens and a badger were an entertaining added bonus! Definitely take the advice of other previous reviewers to stock up on food and drink in Fort William at the starRead moret of your holiday but it's also well worth making the effort to catch the fish van on a Tuesday at Salen Jetty Shop or in Acharacle. Hide

Reviewed by Jodie 21st August 2021

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Amazing property, stunning location, perfect for our honeymoon. The photos really don't do the views justice.

Reviewed by sherry 30th July 2021

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The perfect house in the perfect setting. Just back from a wonderful week, a remote & peaceful place with everchanging views. We shopped for a weeks provisions beforehand although there is a shop in Acharacle. Could have stayed longer, some gorgeous beaches, hills & then you comd home to more views from within The Seashell. I defy anyone not to falRead morel in love with the house & area! Hide

Reviewed by Sumayya 23rd July 2021

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This place is absolutely amazing!! Wow!! Beautifully unique with breath taking views. Our whole trip was truly memorable from the moment we arrived to the moment we left. We left having created memories to last a lifetime!! We will definitely be returning. Please do not change a thing !! Xxx

Reviewed by David 2nd July 2021

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The Seashell is very unique and in a spectacular location with one the best views on Ardnamurchan. It loved up to all expectations.

Reviewed by Mark 25th June 2021

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A fantastic, unique, quirky, romantic place to stay with stunning views !! We would support the view that you need to take some groceries with you. Well equipped and tastefully furnished. Allow plenty of time to fill the bath though. Also note that there is building projects underway either side of the property which do impact on peace and seclusioRead moren this summer. Overall a lovely weeks holiday! Hide

Reviewed by Mark 21st May 2021

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Fantastic week in a stunning location! House has incredible views and is so peaceful. Great for wildlife (birds, badgers, pine martens and hairy cows) and rest/relaxation. Jacuzzi tub is lovely. And coffee/wine on the terrace. New buildings going up in the area, but no impact on the stay. Visitor centre and Sanna a must visit. Great week away!!

Reviewed by STEPHEN 1st May 2021

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Magnificent property in a wonderful location.

Reviewed by Karen 23rd October 2020

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The amazing view over the loch from the panoramic window and cosy log fire were perfect for a wet and windy week in Autumn. We loved the abundance of logs, towels and pillows that were supplied for our stay. Definitely need to bring food for the week as shops some distance away. Delicious cake to welcome us was appreciated. A unique property, perfeRead morect for a couple. Hide

Reviewed by Donald 16th October 2020

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Reviewed by David 9th October 2020

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Have been going to the Ardnamurchan Peninsula for the last few years and the Seashell is up there with the best location for a stay. Waking up to that view every morning is the closest you'll get to perfection.

Reviewed by Mark 2nd October 2020

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Beautiful location and perfect property for a romantic getaway. Stunning views and a well equipped lodge. Spotlessly clean, warm and comfortable. Everything was of a good/high standard (furniture, kitchen, bathroom etc), and much better than other rentals we looked at, which often looked very dated. Open fire in the centre of the room, and stunningRead more 180 degree views are worth a special mention. If youre looking for a romantic, isolated and peaceful break, The Seashell delivers. Hide

Reviewed by Lynne 18th September 2020

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Exceptional accommodation in the most perfect spot. The views are breathtaking.

Reviewed by Stuart 31st August 2020

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Reviewed by Steve 21st August 2020

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Reviewed by Karen 14th August 2020

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Our stay at the Seashell far exceeded our expectations. The accommodation was so clean and comfortable it made us feel totally relaxed. The views from the cottage were superb there was so much to look at. If you love nature this is the place to be, eagles, pine martens and deer on your doorstep. We will definitely be back.

Reviewed by David 7th August 2020

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The lodge is a fabulous place to stay, the location is spectacular. We had a marvellous holiday and the weather was a real bonus. Anyone who likes solitude will not be disappointed, really great to get away from it all. The "welcome pack" of a huge delicious sponge cake and a bottle of prosecco was a nice touch.

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Location

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The ancient fishing village of Polruan lies just across the river from the delightful civil parish of Fowey, a bustling picturesque town packed with quirky coastal shops, art galleries and restaurants. Surrounded by some of the region’s most enchanting countryside, this pair of Cornish cousins have a truly magical feel about them. Polruan, with its steep hill and charming cottages looking down over the pretty harbour, and Fowey with its timeless maritime charm, are linked together by the Fowey Estuary, a haven of colourful sailing and fishing boats dotted about on the water.

A short drive away are the nearby harbours of East and West Looe with their quayside restaurants, sandy beaches and wildlife boat trips. The village of Polperro, with its fascinating smuggling history and horse pulled tram is a must-see and Charlestown, with its huge square sail ships is famously known as the key filming location for the hit TV series, Poldark. Children will love winding their way through the scenic coastal landscape with the Bodmin and Wenford Railway and for those brave enough, there is ample opportunity to hunt down the mysterious beast of Bodmin Moor.

The beautiful capital town of Truro with its magnificent cathedral and wide boulevards is just over an hour away by car and the newly redeveloped St Austell, home to the Eden Project and Lost Gardens of Heligan can be reached within forty-five minutes. Surrounded by gorgeous countryside and nature reserves, lakes and rivers, the area boasts some of the best sailing and watersports in the UK. If you are looking for somewhere remote and unspoilt, but with lots to keep you busy, Polruan is the perfect choice.

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