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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Living room: With wood burner and Freeview TV.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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