Ach St Clair
Clachan Seil, By Oban
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Ach St Clair cottage is situated next to the seashore of the idyllic Isle of Seil. This lovely island is easily reached by the famous little Clachan Bridge dating from 1792, known as 'The Bridge Over The Atlantic'. The surrounding West Highland scenery is beautifully picturesque and peaceful, and the local area is abundant with seascapes, wildlife and West Highland charm.
Argyll is very popular for walking holidays, cycling, fishing, sailing, canoeing and golf. There are also various historic places of interest nearby including Dunstaffnage Castle and Kilchurn Castle, as well as famous Argyll gardens. The popular harbour town of Oban is only 12 miles along the coast from the Isle of Seil and offers an excellent choice of shops, restaurants, cinema, island boat trips, leisure facilities and the famous Oban Scotch Whisky Distillery. Oban is known as 'the Gateway to the Isles', and ferries can be taken to various Scottish west coast islands including Mull, Tiree, Coll, Colonsay, Barra, South Uist, Islay, Lismore, Staffa and Iona.
Following the defeat of the Jacobite Army at Culloden and Bonnie Prince Charlie's subsequent flight from Scotland, the government banned the use of the Gaelic language and the wearing of tartan and the kilt. The islanders from Easdale and Seil would change from their traditional garb at the inn beside the bridge before crossing to the mainland. The inn to this day is still known as 'Tigh an Truish' - 'the house of the trousers' - it's a great place for lunch or supper!
There is glorious walking in the local area - the stunning west highland scenery is endless and the walking is suitable for all levels of experience from trekking up Ben Cruachan, Glencoe or the local Munros, to a gentle stroll along beautiful local shoreline. Whilst on holiday here you can enjoy organised whale and wildlife boat trips at Sealife Adventures and Seafari. There are also many opportunities for fishing, golf and cycling - or just relaxing in the peace and quiet!
- Sleeps - 8
- Bedrooms - 4 (2 doubles, 1 triple, 1 single)
- Bath/shower - 3
- Washing machine
- TV, DVD and Stereo/CD player
- Large conservatory overlooking the garden
- Oil fired central heating
- Travel cot and high chair available
- Terrace with garden furniture
- Pets - only by arrangement
- Oban, approx 12 miles
- Glasgow Airport approx 90 miles
- Station - Oban approx 12 miles
- Pubs/restaurants - 1/2 Mile and 3 miles
- Local shop - 1 mile
- Golf courses - Balvicar 1 mile, Oban 12 miles, Taynuilt 24 miles
- Walking, fishing, cycling
- Bicycle hire - 5 miles and 12 miles
- Boat trips, canoeing, kayaking
- Castles and places of historic interest
- Whisky distillery
- Ferries to The Isles
This attractive detached self catering holiday cottage in Scotland stands amidst mature trees in its own informal garden sloping gently towards the sheltered seashore.
The rooms are sunny and bright, andmost have beautiful sea views. Guests will appreciate the comfortable conservatory overlooking the seashore, and the patio doors which open onto the garden and terrace. The accommodation in this charming seashore cottage comprises of a fully equipped kitchen with a small breakfast bar, cooker, fridge, freezer, microwave, washing machine. A spacious sitting room with comfortable seating, table and chairs, TV, DVD and Stereo/CD player. The conservatory has comfortable seating, TV/DVD and dining table and chairs. There are 4 bedrooms (2 doubles, 1 triple, 1 single) all of which are comfortably furnished and 3 bathroom/shower rooms. A travel cot and high chair are available. The cottage benefits from oil fired central heating. Outside there is a lovely terrace with garden furniture and a pretty garden sloping gently down towards the seashore.
Oil fired central heating is included, but electricity is charged at 10p per unit used. The meter is read by the guests at arrival and on departure. Duvets, pillows and tea towels are provided free of charge. Guests are encouraged to bring their own bed linen and towels but they can be provided at an additional cost of only £10 per person.
The Isle of Seil is approximately 2 hours drive north west of Glasgow through some of the most breathtakingly beautiful Scottish West Highland scenery. There are several roads you can choose from to arrive here, probably the most famous is to drive from Glasgow up by the side of Loch Lomond along the A82 to Oban with the fantastic Highland scenery. From Oban, take the A816 south for approximately 8 miles, then turn right onto the B844 signposted Easdale and Isle of Seil. After a few miles you cross the beautiful old Clachan Bridge, known as the "Bridge Over the Atlantic". Pass the local pub "the Tigh An Truish" on your right, drive for approximately another ½ a mile along the little B road and Ach St Clair Cottage is signposted on the left next to the seashore.
Alternatively, a route which is a little longer but equally beautiful, from Glasgow, heading west along the A82 then A83 going through the Historic Town of Inveraray on the way, well worth a stop to visit Inveraray Castle, home of the Duke of Argyll - which is open to the public. From Inveraray you can take the Coast road north through Lochgilphead, drive up the A816, approximately 8 miles South of Oban, turn left onto the B844 signposted Easdale and Isle of Seil. Then follow instructions above.
Cost and availability:
This lovely Seil holiday property is rented out year round. Change over day is Saturday with check out by 10am and check in after 4pm.
Short breaks are available by arrangement or out of season.
For the benefit of all guests, there is a strict no-smoking policy within this cottage, however there are ashtrays provided for outside use.
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Ach St Clair, Clachan Seil, By Oban, Argyll PA34 4TJ Scotland