Self Catering

Ardshellach, North Connel, By Oban, Argyll, PA37 1RE

    ARDSHELLACH is a beautiful private house, facing south over Achnacree Bay, North Connel, and providing peace, space and every comfort. It is excellently situated, being only 7 miles from Oban.

    Ardshellach has glorious views, and can accommodate up to 6 in three comfortable bedrooms with two bathrooms. Free wireless broadband.

    Please visit our web site (see above) for week by week pricing and latest availability. Ardshellach was built in 1971 by the present owners on a raised lochside glacial plateau, which provides both house and garden with sweeping and elevated views over Loch Etive, Ben Cruachan, Ben Bhreac and rolling farmland. Being only 7 miles from Oban, it is centrally placed for an exceptional range of West Highland holiday activities and some of Scotland's grandest scenery.

    The secluded, half-acre garden consists of lawn, a shrubbery, ornamental and native trees and a mass of species narcissus which flower from March to May. An old, rambling drystone wall, defining south and east boundaries, forms a delightful backdrop to bluebells and primroses in springtime. The sheltered suntrap terrace, whose wall is planted with flowering climbers, has teak garden furniture for alfresco meals.

    Ardshellach was architect-designed, and purpose-built for great holidays. It is light, sunny and spacious, attractively furnished in country style and very well equipped and maintained. Much thought has gone into the details that are so important to a holiday. These include excellent central heating, with each room controlled by its own separate thermostat, a fantastic kitchen, 2 bathrooms, good drying facilities, a separate laundry room, electric blankets in the main bedrooms, and duvets of differing weight and fillings, from goosedown to polyester, or blankets, to suit individual preferences. Also free wireless broadband.

    The bright, comfortable sitting room has extensive windows - and binoculars - to take advantage of the views, and provides a comprehensive collection of books on Scotland as well as lots of maps, guidebooks and games.

    A colour brochure is available which describes Ardshellach fully and illustrates some of the rooms, views and garden.

    Minimum 7 night stay at all times.

    4 Self Catering
    Opening Times
    2014 Opening Times
    7 Mar 2015 - 31 Oct 2015

    Room Information

    Number of Rooms / Units
    Room / Unit Type
    Room / Unit Tariff

    Note: Prices are a guide only and may change on a daily basis.

    Accommodation Type

    • Self Catering Holiday


    • Children Welcome
    • Cot Available Please request when booking
    • Highchair Available Please request when booking.
    • Outdoor Play Area Level half acre garden and lawn.


    • Internet Access Free WiFi
    • No Smoking Permitted


    • Lochside Location On glacial terrace overlooking Loch Etive.
    • Rural Location
    • Sea/Loch View Loch Etive and surrounding hills and countryside.

    Special Requirements

    • Families
    • No Pets Allowed
    • Non smokers
    • Senior Citizens
    • Young People


    • Eating Out Facilities within 2 miles Oyster Inn, Lochnell Arms and Falls of Lora Hotel
    • Shop within 2 Miles / Mobile Shop Connel Stores and Benderloch


    • Bath Ensuite
    • Dishwasher
    • Drying Facilities
    • Electric Cooker
    • Electric Shaver Point
    • Freezer
    • Fridge
    • Hairdryer Available
    • Heating Throughout Property
    • Indoor Drying Facility
    • Iron Available
    • Ironing Facilities
    • Kitchen
    • Linen Provided
    • Lounge
    • Microwave
    • Open Hearth Fire
    • Private Bathroom
    • Shared Bathroom
    • Shower
    • Shower Ensuite
    • Telephone
    • Toilets
    • Towels Provided
    • Tumble Dryer In dedicated laundry room.
    • WC EnSuite
    • Wash Hand Basin
    • Washing Machine In dedicated laundry room.

    Leisure Facilities

    • DVD Player
    • Garden Lawn and shrubs.
    • Radio
    • Television
    • WiFi

    Payment Methods

    • Cheque
    • Debit Card
    • Maestro Card
    • Mastercard
    • PayPal
    • VISA Card


    • Free Parking On-Site

    Road Directions

    If travelling by car from the south, follow the A85 in the direction of Oban, and turn left over Connel bridge at Connel, 5 miles before Oban. Almost immediately after crossing the bridge, turn right onto the road signposted to Bonawe that runs along the north side of the loch and through North Connel village. Turn right at a T-junction after about 1.5 miles, follow the Bonawe road down towards the loch, and very soon turn left up a private (unmarked) tarred road opposite a beech hedge. Follow the tarred road to the top, and Ardshellach is the last house at the far end on the right.

    If coming from Oban, take the A85 north out of town, and cross Connel bridge when you reach Connel, 5 miles north of Oban.

    Public Transport Directions

    Getting there by railway:- There are train services to Oban from Glasgow and Edinburgh, and car hire is available from Oban.

    A car is strongly recommended if staying at Ardshellach.

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