Shelburne Lodge

Cairnbaan, Crinan
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At a Glance
Sleeps 10
Wood Burner
Sea/Loch View
Dog Friendly
Washing Machine
The Property
Shelburne Lodge is a beautifully renovated holiday home set in the idyllic village of Cairnbaan, peaceful and unspoiled with wonderful views overlooking the historic Crinan Canal. An ideal location to explore with a wide choice of activities nearby. Alternatively take time out to enjoy the charm of Shelbourne Lodge with all your home comforts and unwind with a good book in front of the wood-burning stove or laze in the large garden watching the yachts pass by.

The ground floor features a generous sized living room, with a wood burning fire and comfortable sofas. For entertainment there is free Wi-Fi and a large Freesat HD television. The spacious kitchen is well equipped, featuring a range cooker, dishwasher, fridge/freezer and a pantry. A superb kitchen space for cooking up delicious meals served in the splendid dining room comfortably seating ten.

Featuring five spacious bedrooms spread over two levels, each boast individually-styled interiors and lovely views over the canal and hills beyond. Ideal for families and friends, with plenty of space for several generations to unwind.

Upstairs Bedroom 1 : King Bed
Upstairs Bedroom 2: King Bed
Upstairs Bedroom 3: 2 Single Beds
Upstairs Bedroom 4: 3 Single Beds
Downstairs Bedroom 5: Double Bed (limited room space, more suited to two children or one adult)
Features one upstairs family bathroom, one upstairs shower room and one downstairs shower room.

Outdoors & Explore
Enjoy the lovely spacious garden featuring outdoor teak chairs and tables to soak up the views. Just a short walk away is Cairnbaan Hotel, an excellent food and bar, with many other dining opportunities a short drive away.

Activities and attractions nearby includes the beavers, boat trips, interesting walks, castles, prehistoric stone circles, whirlpools, islands, bike hire with easy scenic rides or more challenging single track.

Dogs Welcome: Your well behaved pets welcome free of charge, maximum three.
Note: From October to March 2022 certain sections of the canal will be closed for maintenance.
  • Spectacular canal waterfront views
  • Beautiful landscaped private garden
  • All heating and electricity included in the rental.
  • Oil central heating
  • Woodburning stove with free basket of logs
  • HD 42 inch Freeview TV in living room
  • DVD/CD player
  • Wi-Fi access throughout
  • Microwave
  • Dishwasher
  • Fridge/freezer
  • Washing machine & tumble dryer in outside utility room
  • Hairdryer
  • Luxury linen and towels.
  • Wheelchair accessible ground floor rooms, accessible bedroom, accessible shower-room (contact us for accessibility advice)
  • Perfect as a holiday house for two families, a larger family who like extra space, or a group of friends who want a quiet holiday.
  • No stag or hen parties, minimum age 21 yrs old.
  • Outdoor furniture
  • Car parking for 3 cars
  • Well behaved dogs welcome free of charge. Cleaning fees will apply if additional cleaning needed due to the dogs (max three)
  • Shelbourne lodge is within easy walking distance to the local Cairnbaan hotel serving excellent food.
  • Good Housekeeping Deposit £200 (pre authorised)
Shelbourne Lodge
PA31 8SQ
Directions and full address to be advised in Key & Arrival Instructions after final balance is paid.
Cairnbaan is a village situated on the Crinan Canal, in Argyll and Bute, western Scotland. Cairnbaan is about half way between Ardrishaig on Loch Gilp at the canal's eastern end and Crinan on the Sound of Jura to the west

Directions from the South: take A82 from Glasgow (or M8 followed by M898 (Erskine Bridge) and then A82), along Loch Lomond side, taking the A83 at Tarbet through Arrochar and Inverarary to Lochgilphead ; take A816 to Oban. Precise directions will be sent to you just before arrival.
What a lovely, welcoming home to stay in.
5/5 Star Upfront Reviews - March 2023
We were a party of 10 adults, 2 infants and a dog and had lots of room at Shelburne Lodge. It occupies a beautiful spot and was so homely, we all loved it and would really like to return at some point. Would definitely recommend to other larger parties.

Fabulous weekend

4.5/5  Upfront Reviews - September 2022

I found Shelburne Lodge by accident when contemplating what to do for my 70th birthday. It is in an area we love and the right size for three generations of family plus dogs. We had the best time, the house was perfect, weather was kind to us, and it was great for the children to see boats going through the canal. Proximity to the Cairnbaan Hotel enabled and extra couple to join us as well. Highly recommended.


Amazing house in a stunning location
5/5 Star Upfront Reviews - April 2022
Shelburne lodge is a fantastic house with many period detail features and quirky accessories throughout. The facilities are excellent and we all thoroughly enjoyed exploring the house and the grounds. The old servant call/bell system provided hours of amusement for the kids (and big kids). The house is perfectly situated for exploring a beautiful part of the country with many stunning walks and views either immediately on the doorstep or a short drive away. We would all heartily recommend this holiday home and cannot wait to return.


A perfect place for a quiet relaxing break

Aug 2021
We had a very relaxing week ar Shelburne Lodge,so relaxing sitting watching the yachts and other vessels being past right outside your windows,ideal place to stay if you enjoy walking or bike riding,everyone is very friendly. The property is large and is steeped in history,I would without doubt stay again


Idyllic spot on canal

July 2021
Lovely old house. Spacious, brilliant location and and well equipped. Enjoyed having meals outside in the garden.



Shelburne Lodge-Beautiful holiday home-on the Crinan Canal 5B/R sleeps 11
We thoroughly enjoyed our stay. The house is huge and accommodated eight of us easily. It is a quirky house with many original features but has all mod cons too. The location at Lock 8 is fabulous and we enjoyed watching the boats going up and down the canal. This is a fantastic area with so much to see and do. I would recommend this property.
 Date of arrival - 11 September 2020

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