Isle of Seil Holiday Cottage

West Coast of Scotland
3 bedrooms
2 bathrooms
6 guests



What a location! Set right on the sea shore on a west coast Scottish Island and only a short drive (13 miles) from Oban with its extensive facilities and ferry services. Ardross is a spacious detached holiday cottage on the Isle of Seil, set in around an acre of garden, extending directly to the high water mark of the sea – kayak from garden! Glorious uninterrupted views, with ever changing light, extend over the sea to the hills beyond.

The cottage sleeps 6 people in 3 bedrooms (2 doubles and a twin). There is a large lounge, with open fire, directly leading to an expansive deck. View the abundant bird life and fishing boats in peace and privacy from either the lounge or deck. There is a well appointed kitchen opening onto a dining room – the sea can be viewed from both. There are 2 bathrooms, one ensuite.

The Isle of Seil is connected to the mainland by the historic “Bridge over the Atlantic”, so no need to catch a ferry, and Ardross is just over a mile from the bridge. Activities on Seil include walking (extensive shoreline and hills with marvellous views to the Mull mountains), fishing, sailing, kayaking, exploring wildlife, unique geology and archaeology, golfing and enjoying the pubs/restaurants and boat trips to Easdale and Luing Islands. Or just walk 10 minutes along the shore to the local shop for fresh bread, local produce and the papers.

In addition to central heating throughout, the lounge has an open coal fire.
All windows are double glazed.
A large picture patio door connects the lounge to the balcony for ease of access.
The bathrooms contain wc's, wash basins, bidet, bath and shower (with seat).
The kitchen has a double oven, dishwasher, fridge/freezer and a microwave. Please note that there is no washing machine available to guests.
Parking for at least three cars by the front door.
We do provide linen but you will be required to bring your own towels.
Please note that for health and safety reasons we are unable to provide Kayaks , you will need to hire or bring your own.
Free WiFi and FreeSat TV.
There is a local shop 10 minutes scenic walk along the shore (or 2 minutes by car).
Oban Tesco will deliver free when you spend £40 or more.
A doctors surgery is within walking distance.
Two quality local pubs are on the island, the Tigh an Truish at the "Bridge Over the Atlantic" and the Oyster Bar in the nearby village of Ellenabeich.

Just over a mile from the famous "Bridge over the Atlantic", build in 1790.
Enjoy a drink or meal at one of the two local pubs on the Island of Seil.
13 miles to Oban for full range of services and ferries.
2 miles to Luing Island ferry and 3 miles to Easdale Island ferry.
Golf course close to the local shop.
In addition to the large garden around the cottage with many interesting plants and features, there are open gardens to visit at Ellenabeich and Armaddy.
Ellenabeich, a conservation area village, has a heritage centre museum.
Walking direct from cottage - many routes including east and west seafronts with views to Mull – suitable for a range of abilities.
Kayaking direct from garden to other small islands such as Torsa, Luing or Shuna.
Birdwatching from windows/garden.
Otter and seal watching. The Island of Seil is sometimes misspelt as the Island of Seal, although it derives from the word seal so indicative of their abundance.
The film “Ring of Bright Water” about otters was partly filmed on Seil Island.
Various archaeological sites.
The island has great geological interest including slate with fools gold and high dolerite dykes that punctuate the coast.
Fishing, sailing and cycling all around the island and adjoining mainland.


The owner would also like to make guests aware that from November 2019, new patio doors and an extra living room window will be installed in the property, enhancing views even further!





On Monday, 25 Jul 2022
Hi Elaine, Just wanted to thank you for another fabulous week at Ardross - we went with friends this time and they just loved it. The weather was great, we went to Mull again and drove up to Calgary Bay this time, so beautiful ☀️ We had some great meals at The Oyster Bar and the guys played a few rounds of golf, all very relaxing. We did turn the bed around in the double room to make it easier to get in and out, and I realised we hadn’t put it back before we left - apologies for that. As always we can’t wait to go back so can you let me know if there are weeks available for next July so we can book in? I almost forgot, the Scarecrow Festival, started on the day we left but many were already in position on Friday! What a fabulous event, such humour and some amazingly creative scarecrows!😂 Thanks again Kind regards
On Thursday, 16 Jun 2022
I just wanted to say how much we enjoyed our stay. We packed a lot in to our week, but also made time to enjoy Seil and the magical setting of Ardross. Thank you for making it so spotless and welcoming, and for arranging the spectacular weather! We have ambitions to retire to the West Coast in due course and I was really struck by Seil. It combines that magical character of the isles, yet with easy connection to Oban and beyond. We have family in Croabh and know it well, but I found the landscape of Seil softer and more welcoming. I had previously had the area around Appin as my number one, but I think it has been beaten into second place!
Gina Thomson
On Saturday, 08 Feb 2020
Bungalow was very comfortable with wonderful views through a panoramic glass frontage in the lounge opening on to a large decking. Kitchen was spacious and well equipped and led on to the dining room with yet another tremendous view out to sea. All beds were clean and comfortable as was the whole house. Although it was the stormiest days of the year we were lovely and warm with a great central heating system and open fire. There were three of us on the holiday but the house was certainly spacious enough for more family or friends. Seil Island itself was fascinating and the local hotel provided very good food.
Robert Thomson
On Tuesday, 16 Apr 2019
We had a week at Isle of Seil at the cottage. The pre-information was well laid out, welcoming and in good time. The cottage let no one from my party of four. An 18 year old up to revise, my wife and I and 87 year mother in law. Oh, and a Border terrier. The cottage itself has a warm feel with an excellent family room - everyone agreed, indeed my wife now has the dimensions for our next house. A neat dining room off the well proportioned kitchen and three bedrooms all good size with en suite in one and easy access to bathroom from the others. Ideally positioned for the week we visited Easdale twice, with lunch and drinks at the Oyster bar and my daughter and I travelled down - 10 minutes from the cottage, to see the most glorious sunset over Mull. Good walking on the hills local on Isle of Seil when we left Mother in. Law for a couple of hours reading her book. Visits through the week to Mull. Loch Awe, Avich and Etive and lunches at Kilmelford, Poppies at Connell and Duart castle on Mull. Thorough;y recommend this property - great place to chill and see the west highlands.
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