At a glance:

Sleeps 2 - ideal for couples
Bookings run Friday to Friday
1 Bedroom with King-Size Bed
En suite Bathroom
Living Room with Wood Burning Stove
Well equipped Kitchen
Dogs by arrangement, £20 per week per dog
No smoking


Broadband Wi-Fi Internet
Freeview TV
DVD player
iPod Dock
Washing Machine
Linen & towels supplied


Quiet central village location
Oban 17 miles (½ hour)
Glasgow 100 miles (3 hours)
Edinburgh 130 miles (3½ hrs)
Manchester 320 miles (7 hrs)
London 520 miles (10 hours)

Local Area

Ideal location for walking, climbing, wildlife spotting, fishing, diving, golf, cycling, mountain-biking, sea-kayaking

Good base for exploring the West Highlands, Argyll, Mull, Iona, Lochaber, Appin, Glencoe, Kilmartin Glen

Local shop & doctor’s surgery with dispensary

Pub at end of the street


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Insh Cottage is located in the picturesque village of Ellenabeich, at the southern end of the Isle of Seil. The island is connected to the mainland by the famous “Bridge Over The Atlantic”. The cottage is only a half hour drive from Oban, and there is a local shop a mile away and a pub within close walking distance.


For satnav users the postcode of the cottage is PA34 4RQ.

Travelling from Oban, follow signs for Campbeltown A816. Some 7 miles south of Oban turn right onto the single track B844 (signposted Kilninver, Easdale).

Approaching from the south and Lochgilphead on the A816 turn left to join the B844 immediately after Kilninver School.

Once on the B844 and after some 4 miles you will cross the hump back bridge (the “Bridge Over The Atlantic”) and pass the Tigh an Truish Inn. You are now on the Isle of Seil. Continue south to Balvicar and immediately after Balvicar bear right at the crossroads. After another 1.7 miles you will reach Ellenabeich. Drive into the village and bear left at village square driving past the Oyster Bar and the Seafari shop. Insh Cottage (No 17) is 4 doors down from the Seafari Shop.

Transport Options

Whilst many of our guests travel by car, it is possible to come using public transport but it does need a little planning! Below are links to all the main transport providers – it is well worth checking details before you travel, and often you can get cheaper fares if you book in advance.


The train service from Oban goes via Crianlarich to Glasgow Queen Street Station. From May 2014 there will be six trains a day connecting Oban with Glasgow. Timetables for the line are available online from ScotRail.


Citylink runs a service from Glasgow to Oban that runs up to 7 times a day. It is possible to come via Inveraray or Crianlarich. Timetables and fares are available on the Citylink website.


When travelling by car it is worth bearing in mind that the roads in the west of Scotland are slower than you may be used to and allow plenty of time for your journey. Expect to take around 3 hours from Glasgow to Seil regardless of the route you take.

by air

Glasgow is well served by economy flights from throughout the UK and further afield. The airport is easy to reach alongside the M8, and is approximately two and a half hours from Seil by car. General information about the airport is available on their website.

car hire

If you would like to come by public transport, but hire a car while you are up here then the options are either to use one of the major hire companies in Glasgow or Edinburgh or to hire a car from Oban. The Oban companies that offer car hire are Hazelbank Motors and Flit.