Musselshell Lodge

Otter Ferry
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At a Glance
Sleeps 6
Open Fire/Burner
Sea/Loch View
Pet Friendly
The Property
In the event that Covid lockdown changes in any location of the UK that will stop you visiting, you will be offered a change of date, a credit, or a full refund.

'New' Musselshell Lodge is nestled in a spectacular setting near the shores of Loch Fyne, Otter Ferry on the Ballimore Estate. Uniquely designed to enjoy the peaceful surrounds and tranquil waterside location.  A welcoming and well presented three bedroom lodge, Musselshell is a perfect hide-away to relax and unwind in a beautiful and magical setting.
Newly refurbished the interiors are of a modern and comfortable standard. The lodge comprises of a spacious open plan living area with comfortable lounges, large TV screen, and an inviting wood burning stove. Wonderful views are featured from the comforts in your living room through the large windows. On chilly evenings cosy up and stretch out in front of the wood burner with a good book and your favourite tipple.  

The fully fitted kitchen is well equipped with all the modern appliances, including a full-size oven and hob, fridge/freezer, microwave and dishwasher. The open dining area seats up to 6 guests, perfect for entertaining, you can even catch glimpses out to sea from the dining table. 
The master bedroom offers lovely views over the bay, simply breathtaking to wake up to. Both spacious and light with your own ensuite (shower & toilet only) this is a perfect haven for a romantic retreat. There are two further bedrooms a lovely double and twin bedroom with a shared family bathroom.

Views of the sea loch, changing tides and abundance of sea birds are just some of the highlights in this special place. There is a an outside deck for guest to enjoy.

The lodge is ideally situated 50 metres from the pebble beach front, with direct access it is idyllic for a lazy day’s beachcombing and long walks. The sunsets you will experience are heavenly. Musselshell Lodge is a special place that will have you return year after year. Ideal for a family holiday, a romantic honeymoon, a special occasion or simply to escape the world.

Within walking distance (0.8 mile) the well-known Oystercatcher restaurant in Otter Ferry is located on the waterfront offering first class food and award-winning ales brewed locally in the nearby Fyne Ales Brewery at the top of Loch Fyne. Bookings advised.

A wonderful base to explore the boundless historical and scenic attractions that are on offer in this beautiful region, to the many leisure pursuits including walking, hiking, cycling, fishing and sailing, there is something for all. Explore further afield to Loch Lomond and the Trossachs National Park, the Isle of Bute, and historic Inveraray, it's also an easy day trip to Oban, one of the seafood capitals of Scotland. 

Dogs Welcome: Well behaved dogs are allowed. Maximum two dogs allowed £3.00 per pet per night.
Car Parking: Onsite car parking available.

Extra Notes:  For larger groups and families you can also book the sister shell properties - Oystershell, Cockleshell, Scallopshell or Clamshell Lodge.  

Rules: No smoking. No hen, stag or similar parties.
Safety Features: Smoke alarm, Carbon Monoxide detector, fire extinguisher, fire blanket.
Cleanliness & Disinfecting: Use of cleaning chemicals that are effective against Coronavirus, Linens, towels and laundry washed in accordance with local authority guidelines, Guest accommodation is disinfected between stays.


50 metres from pebble beach front
Spectacular views
Large living room windows
Modern & contemporary furnishings
Wood burning stove
Outdoor furniture
Free Wi-fi
Wireless blue tooth speakers.
Smart 32 inch TV 
Full integrated kitchen.
Linen and towels provided
Tea towel, dish soap
Inclusive of all utilities.
Washing machine
Iron & ironing board
Hand sanitiser
Hand soap
Books and games
A small supply of wood for log fire is included. (fee applies if extra supplies needed)
Well behaved pets welcome £3.00 per per pet per night (max 2)
Cot & High Chair available on request
Special Honeymoon packages on request.
Good Housekeeping Deposit £100 (pre authorised)
Musselshell Lodge
Otter Ferry
PA21 2DH
Directions and full address to be advised in Key & Arrival Instructions after final balance is paid.
Musselshell Lodge is on the east side of Loch Fyne on the B8000, about 16 miles south of Strachur and close to Loch Lomond and Trossachs National Park. Otter Ferry itself is a quiet backwater but is within easy reach of Inveraray, Bute, Loch Lomond and Dunoon. The drive down the lochside to Tighnabruaich must be one of the most beautiful in Scotland.
The small communities along Loch Fyne are known for their oyster fishing and fine restaurants which offer this delicacy. Close to the small community of Otter Ferry is the Otter Ferry Seafish business, one of several fish farms and hatcheries in the area.  The well-known Oystercatcher restaurant in Otter Ferry is in a beautiful location right on the beach and offers first class food and award-winning real ales brewed locally in the nearby Fyne Ales Brewery at the top of Loch Fyne.

What a beautiful setting..

5 Star Upfront Review -  June 2021
A wonderful relaxed week in a stunning setting. Musselshell Lodge was spacious, well equipped and very comfortable. The living areas, the deck and the main double bedroom has sea views, so lovely to wake up to the views. An ideal location to explore the region or to just chill out. We loved the peaceful location, beach-combing and the nearby walks. We had a delicious lunch at the famous Inver restaurant in Strathlachlan, (30 mins away from lodge) the food was delicious and of a high standard – pre-booking is a must. The nearest store is 30 minutes away so make sure you stock up well. There is online shopping available to be delivered to the lodge with the Co-Op and a seafood delivery van called ‘Fynest Fish’ selling fresh fish, fruit and vegetables that passes through each Wednesday but all must be pre-booked online. The local pub 'The 'Oystercatcher' is just a mile away. We cant wait to return.


Fantastically comfortable lodge with amazing views, and a tranquility.

5 Star Upfront Review - June 2021
If you just want a place to put your feet up and breathe you really couldn't do much better than here. The lodge is well equipped, very comfortable and minutes from the excellent Oystercatcher. Once here you can explore the lovely Cowal peninsula, or just stay put. Either way you'll have a lovely time.

Be aware there's not much around so do come equipped with supplies, especially as CoVid requirements mean little is supplied. Do not rely on eating at the Oystercatcher your first night either, it is very popular. Booking is essential.

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