Shelburne Lodge ref: UK7320

Cairnbaan, near Lochgilphead, Argyll, Bute and Isles

Scottish Tourist Board 4 Star Self Catering

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Sleeps
10
Sleeps
bedrooms
5
Bedrooms
Bathrooms
3
Bathrooms
Pets
3
Pets allowed
Changover day
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  • Bike Store 
  • Detached Property 
  • Dishwasher 
  • Ground Floor Facilities 
  • Enclosed Garden/Patio 
  • Garden / Patio 
  • Golf nearby 
  • Highchair 
  • Pets – no charge 
  • Horse Riding Nearby 
  • Rural Location 
  • Stairgate 
  • Woodburning Stove 
  • WiFi 
  • Washing Machine 
  • Fishing Nearby/On-site 
  • Newly Listed Property 
  • Coastal within 3 miles 
  • Coastal within 5 miles 
  • Ground Floor Wet Room 
  • Walk-in Shower/Bath 
  • Entrance Ramp/Level Access 
  • Parking - On Site 
  • Shower Cubicle 

Description

Shelburne Lodge is a beautiful, detached holiday home set in the idyllic village of Cairnbaan. This is a peaceful and unspoiled location with wonderful views overlooking the historic Crinan Canal, an ideal location from which to explore with a wide choice of activities nearby. Alternatively, just take time out to enjoy the charm of Shelburne Lodge with all its home comforts and unwind on the comfortable sofas with a good book in front of the wood burner, or laze in the large garden watching the yachts pass by. The spacious kitchen is well equipped and features both a range cooker and a pantry. The five spacious bedrooms are spread over two levels, and boast individually-styled interiors and lovely views over the canal and hills beyond. Outside, relax on the teak chairs and soak up the views.
Cairnbaan is a charming little hamlet sitting along both sides of the Crinan Canal, one of the most beautiful waterways in Britain, just about halfway between the town of Ardrishaig at the eastern end and Crinan at the western end of the waterway and passes through 9 miles of wonderful scenery. The local hotel, 10 minutes’ walk from the cottage, was built in the 1800s to cater for canal travellers and continues to serve delicious food in its cosy bar and restaurant, popular with locals and tourists alike. Crinan Harbour is 5 miles away through an attractive winding single track road or a walk/cycle along the canal towpath. Boats can be chartered from Crinan Harbour and there are trips around the islands where it is possible to see whales, porpoise, seals, many sea birds including golden and white-tailed eagles, and the spectacular Corryvreckan Whirlpools.
Within 7 miles of the cottage is the renowned Kilmartin Glen and its impressive offering of pre-historic sites, including castles, standing stones, burial cairns, hill forts and Kilmartin Museum. Almost right next door is the Moine Mhor, a lowland raised bog of international importance, a rugged and beautiful landscape that is the wild heartland of Kilmartin Glen. The ancient hill fort of Dunadd is just a short distance from the cottage.
Outdoor activities, including sailing, walking, fishing, canoeing and riding are available locally. Wildlife includes many woodland birds and birds of prey, beavers, red squirrels, red and roe deer, seals, otters and pine martens. Fresh local seafood abounds in the many delightful eating places scattered around the area. A 3-mile drive takes you to the local country town of Lochgilphead, which has a variety of specialist shops, cafés and restaurants, a swimming pool, a golf course and a sports centre. Further afield are the towns of Oban (‘Gateway to the Isles’) to the north, Inveraray, the capital of Argyll, to the east and Campbeltown to the far south on the Kintyre Peninsula. Beach 3 miles.

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Accommodation details

Ground floor

Living room: With wood burner and Freeview TV.
Dining room.
Kitchen: With oil range, microwave, fridge/freezer, dishwasher, washing machine and tumble dryer.
Bedroom 1: With double bed (for children or 1 adult).
Shower room 1: With walk-in shower, toilet and heated towel rail.

First floor

Bedroom 2: With kingsize bed.
Bedroom 3: With kingsize bed.
Bedroom 4: With twin beds.
Bedroom 5: With 3 single beds.
Bathroom: With shower over bath, and toilet.
Shower room 3: With shower cubicle, toilet and heated towel rail.

Second floor

Third floor

Fourth floor

Facilities

Oil central heating, electricity, bed linen, towels and Wi-Fi included. Initial logs for wood burner included. Travel cot, highchair and 2 stairgates available on request.

Miscellaneous

Large enclosed lawned garden with patio and garden furniture. Bike store. Private parking for 3 cars. No smoking. Please note: This property has a security deposit of £200.
  • Nearest town
  • Shops
  • Distance
  • Restaurant
  • Nearest railway station
  • Pub
  • Railway station distance
  • Lake

About the local area

As you travel through Argyll, highland Scotland merges with the Scottish lowlands. In the north of the region is the bustling fishing port of Oban. Surrounded by the sweeping mountains of Lorn this is the ideal base from which to tour the Highlands to the north.

The Isle of Mull is only a short ferry trip away. Mull's capital, Tobermory, is instantly recognised by its famous brightly painted buildings. The island has a fascinating history being once home to the Chief of the Clan MacLean and site of the clan's ancient Duart Castle which has spectacular views from its battlements.

South along the coast are the unspoilt glens and bays of Mid-Argyll and Kintyre and the islands of Islay and Jura which are easily reached by ferry. Visit the whitwashed houses of Inveraray and the turreted Inveraray Castle, home to the Dukes of Argyll. Campbelltown in Kintyre was the scene of Viking repulsions at Saddell Abbey and has some lovely beaches nearby.

The captivating Isle of Bute lies at the heart of the Firth of Clyde, a place of tranquil relaxation with sheltered coves and sandy bays. Ideal for leisurely hiking and easy-going cycling on quiet back roads. Maybe take in the grandeur of Rothesay Castle or Mount Stuart - the House and gardens of the Marquess of Bute.

Things to do nearby

Cumbrae Voyages

Cumbrae Voyages takes visitors around the islands of lower Clyde, these stunning yet remote areas are home to a whole host of marine wildlife ready to explore.

Argyll Forest Park - The Glenbranter Forest Route

This demanding and rather muddy one hour circular trail is ideal for those wishing to discover more of Argyll Forest.

Sportscotland National Centre Cumbrae

Offering everything from powerboating to windsurfing and kayaking, the Sportscotland National Centre is surrounded by safe water making it perfect for many types of watersports whatever your level!

The Lochgoilhead Centre

Enjoy the great outdoors with Lochgoilhead's purpose built track.

The Lochgoilhead Centre - watersports

This centre is set amongst some of the most alluring west highland scenery and offers activity days and courses.

Dalgarven Mill - Museum of Country Life and Costume

Take a step back into the past at the Dalgarven Mill, one of Scotland's tallest surviving grain mills.

Newark Castle

Sitting on the Firth of the Clyde, Newark Castle is remarkable not only for it's stunning architecture and interiors but for the fact it has stayed so extensively in tact for over 500 years.

Vikingar!

A brilliant day for children and adults alike, Vikingar! takes you through the story of the Vikings in Scotland.

Kingarth Trekking Centre

Located a mere five minutes away from the beautiful Kilchattan Bay.

Lunderston Bay

Ideal for coastal walks and picnic sites, Lunderston Bay is popular with tourists all year round.

The Lochgoilhead Centre - Rock Climbing

Lochgoilhead Centre has been providing climbing adventures for over thirty years.

Rothesay Golf Club

This famous course is perfect for those wishing to combine a challenging game with beautiful scenery.

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