It is hard to imagine a more romantic setting. Inspired by the natural curves of a seashell, this breath-taking architect designed holiday cottage on the west coast of Scotland is certainly in a league of its own. Set amongst the stunning scenery on The Ardnamurchan peninsula, The Seashell is a very special luxury haven created exclusively for couples looking for the ultimate dream escape.
Completely secluded on the side of a hill overlooking Loch Sunart in one of Britain’s last great wildernesses, this exquisite eco-friendly, curved house is made of glass, timber and stone with a gentle sloping turf roof allowing it to seamlessly blend into the stunning Scottish landscape that surrounds it.
As soon as you step inside, the awe-inspiring design and blissful tranquillity will envelop you. The bright and airy fully open-plan living and sleeping space is thrilling and the natural light and far-reaching views from the floor to ceiling windows magical. This mesmerizing room, curving round the central chimney with a raised, circular open log fire features a stylish kitchen and living area which then wraps round to the hand-crafted wooden bed and on to the elevated double spa bath and rain shower. The beamed fan-shaped wooden ceiling, heated ceramic tiled floors and state-of-the art lighting just add to the joy of this wonderfully comfortable house. This really is a fabulously cosy love-nest for two and the perfect setting for a romantic Scottish escape, special occasion or cherished honeymoon.
Outside, the gravel terrace with a stone-built barbeque and seating is a delightful spot for soaking up the stunning views across the little tidal island of Eilean Mòr and over the loch to the mountains and glens beyond. A path leads down to a lawn where deer can often be seen quietly grazing and the surrounding grounds are rich in wildlife including pine martens, otters and eagles. Ardnamurchan, with its glorious sunsets and star-filled skies, is home to beautiful white sandy beaches and ancient woodland providing endless opportunities and enjoyment for those who love the great outdoors. Seals, dolphins and even the occasional basking shark have been spotted on Loch Sunart.
The Seashell is sure to leave you revitalised with lasting memories of a very special place.
House images by; Michael Macgregor