£184 / night
Price for guests, Nights

Large holiday home next to Crinan Canal, Cairnbaan. – Home 9013173 House

  • 5 bedrooms
  • 10 sleeps
  •  min stay varies

Large holiday home next to Crinan Canal, Cairnbaan. – Home 9013173

  • House
  • 5 bedrooms
  • sleeps 10
  •  min stay varies

Key Info

  • Nearest beach 7 km
  • Child friendly
  • Car advised
  • Pet friendly
  • Private garden

Description from owner


PLEASE BE AWARE that currently the Scottish Government restrictions do not permit selfcatering to be open for holidays till perhaps late April, and there may be restrictions then - single households? no travel between levels?

Shelburne is available at this time for Key Workers.

Shelborne Lodge is recently renovated to provide comfortable flexible holiday accommodation. Situated next to the historic Crinan Canal at Cairnbaan, it has everything needed for a wonderful base to explore Argyll. Beavers, boat trips, interesting walks, castles, prehistoric stone circles, whirlpools, islands, bike hire with easy scenic rides or more challenging singletrack, the area offers a wide choice of activities - or just chill out with a good book in front of the woodburning stove, or laze in the large garden watching the yachts pass by.

A short walk away is Cairnbaan Hotel, excellent food and bar, with many other dining opportunities a short drive away.

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.

Further Details:

Just 2 hours from Glasgow, through spectacular scenery.

Oil central heating included in rental, plus a basket of logs for the woodburning stove (more available locally).

Useful outside utility room with washing machine, tumble drier, sink, hose - great for cleaning outdoor gear and bikes!

Pets welcome, WiFi provided, large Freesat HD tv.

Outdoor teak chairs and tables to seat 10.

Parking for 3 cars, more parking a few yards away.

Covid 19 - our enhanced cleaning regime is recognised by VisitScotland's 'Good to Go' scheme. The house is cleaned then treated with a fogging machine that disinfects all surfaces - do contact us if you wish to know more.

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  • Great for children of all ages
  • Pets welcome

Bed & bathroom

  • Bedroom 1: King Bed
    Bedroom 2: King Bed
    Bedroom 3: 2 Single Beds
    Bedroom 4: 3 Single Beds
    Bedroom 5: Double Bed
  • 1 Family bathroom, 2 Shower rooms


  • Wi-Fi available
  • Mountain Views
  • Private garden
  • Waterfront
  • Internet access
  • Central heating
  • Fireplace
  • Safe
  • Fridge
  • Freezer
  • Toaster
  • Kettle
  • Dishwasher
  • Washing machine
  • Clothes dryer
  • Iron
  • TV
  • Satellite TV
  • DVD player
  • Linen provided
  • Towels provided

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  • Parking
  • Accessible for wheelchair users — please contact the owner for details before booking

Getting around

Walking or biking directly from the house, along the canal towpath, is a great start to the holiday, and this gives access to forestry walks too. With a car you can access a hugh choice of interesting destinations - far more than you could possibly visit in a week's holiday. Boat trips are another option, perhaps the fast ferry to Jura, a wild rib ride to see the whirlpools at Correyvreckan, or a day trip to Mull on the regular ferries from Oban.

Interaction with guest

The key is available onsite, just let yourself into the house. Please do call or text us to say that you have arrived, and to confirm that everything is fine. There's a folder of instructions for the heating, tv, recycling etc. There is a box of tourist information in the house, with local walking guides and maps, bike routes etc, do call us if you want more advice. Covid 19 - our enhanced cleaning regime is recognised by VisitScotland's 'Good to Go' scheme. The house is cleaned then treated with a fogging machine that disenfects all surfaces - do contact us if you wish to know more.


Check in time: 16:00, Check out time: 10:00
If you have any questions about check-in or check-out times, please contact the owner/manager.
This rental can only be paid for online through Holiday Lettings using your credit/debit card or PayPal (never by bank or wire transfer).

Damage deposit: £200.00
No smoking at this property


Change of plans? No problem. You could receive a partial or full refund, depending on when you cancel.

Booking confirmed

100% refund within 24 hours after booking (provided the stay is at least 60 days away).

24 hours after booking

50% refund of the amount paid (minus the booking fee*) if cancelled at least 4 weeks before check-in.

4 weeks before

No refund if cancelled less than 4 weeks before check-in.

Check-in date

* The booking fee is stated in the cancellation policy information on the payment page. This fee helps us run our secure platform and enables us to provide 24/7 customer support

House rules

Sorry, no hen/stag parties - its a quiet neighbourhood.
Pets welcome, no charge as long as you leave no sign that a pet was visiting (allow yourself enough time to clean the house well before departure). Pets must not be allowed on soft furnishings or beds.
No smoking inside the house, there is a covered area available outside.
Cleaning: please leave the house as clean as I hope you found it.


About the owner

Michael M.
Average reply time:
2 hours 42 minutes
Response rate:
Calendar updated:
03 Mar 2021
Years listed:
Overall rating:

Languages spoken: English

This House has 5 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms and sleeps 10. It’s been listed on Holiday Lettings since 30 Jul 2017. Located in Argyll and Bute, it has 15 reviews with an overall rating of 5. The average weekly rate varies from £1031 to £1317.

The Owner has a response rate of 100% and the property’s calendar was last updated on 03 Mar 2021.


Map and how to get there


Guest reviews

15 reviews

Very Good

“Lovely house with comfortable living and bedrooms.”

Reviewed 7 Sep 2020

We were a party of 7 adults, 1 child and 2 dogs. House had loads of room for us all. Bedrooms were huge and very comfortable. Kitchen was very well equipped with everything you would need. Fruit trees in the garden were a huge hit with my grand-daughter as was the big box of toys (she brought her own and never looked at them as this box was much more interesting). Location was perfect. We took a sail over to Gigha and had a fabulous lunch at The Boathouse Restaurant. An amazing weekend in a beautiful period house. One small thing to note if you have dogs, the garden is not secure. My dogs love water and we therefore had to keep a close eye on them as the canal is only a few metres away!

Owner's reply: What a great weekend you had! I'm glad the house worked well for you, and you found plenty to do in the area. Thanks for taking the time to write a review, do return sometime, Mike

“Superb and relaxing”

Reviewed 16 Sep 2019

We were only a party of 6 but room for plenty more due to the size of the house. All rooms large and very well furnished with both modern and period furniture. Kitchen as should be, large and well equ… More

“Lovely house in a nice area.”

Reviewed 18 Aug 2019

We had a really nice time out in this house and we wish we could have stayed longer. The location is beautiful and the little canal on the doorstep.

Owner's reply: Thank you for leaving the house so clean and tidy, and sorting all the rubbish for recycling, I hope we can welcome you back in the future

“Relaxing large family home”

Reviewed 15 May 2019

Spent a lovely few days here for a birthday celebration with the family including dogs. Very comfortable house with plenty space for us all. There was also a bbq and large patio set which was great gi… More

Owner's reply: I'm glad that you enjoyed the house and the area, and had a great birthday celebration. Thanks for taking the time to give a review. Mike

“Still Excellent”

Reviewed 25 Feb 2019

We stayed in this property last year when arranging a family funeral. Sadly we were back recently for the same reason. It was no contest where we would stay as this is simply an excellent large house.… More

Owner's reply: Thanks once again for a very positive review despite the sad circumstances. Looking forward to your next visit! Mike

“Great family holiday.”

Reviewed 12 Jul 2018

We loved the house and the garden, lots of space for us all - granny, children, grandchildren. We enjoyed being right beside the canal and the locks, seeing the boats coming and going, and how the loc… More

Owner's reply: What a great week you had! I'm glad the house suited you, and you obviously enjoyed the area, looking forward to a return visit. Thanks for taking the time to write a review, Mike

“Great family stay”

Reviewed 5 Jun 2018

Just returned from a 4 night stay in this lovely house. We were 2 families, 10 people in total and 3 dogs, and this house was perfect. Kitted out well and also towels, soap, tea towels and kitchen sponges etc all provided, which is great that you don't need to bring it all. Spacias and great outside space. Such a pretty location, watch the boats pass the house through loch 8. Walked to Crinen along the canal footpath, 9 miles in total. Went open canoeing in Tarbert which was great fun and only £15 an hour and visited Arran. Not the best island to visit, previously visited Mull which is so lovely, we would not return to Arran but would return and stay on Mull. This part of scotland is beautiful. Great house will hopefully return. Owners great too, no one was arriving on the day we left and they said we could stay and not rush off in the morning which was lovely, thank you.

Owner's reply: Sounds as if you managed to make the most of a four day stay! I'm glad you enjoyed the house and the location, hope to see you again.

“Fantastic house in a beautiful location.”

Reviewed 2 Jun 2018

We booked the house for a long weekend in May to accommodate six adults and four children. It turned out to be perfect for the occasion as it was even more spacious than the photos suggested. It was… More

Owner's reply: Linda, I'm so glad you had a brilliant weekend, and that you enjoyed the house and surroundings. Thanks for taking the time to give a review, and looking forward to seeing you again, Mike

“Excellent stay”

Reviewed 28 May 2018

Would recommend this property. Well equipped, lovely setting, we all had great time and will definitely book it again

Owner's reply: Thanks for your review, its great that you all enjoyed both the house and its location. Hope to see you again, Mike

“Highlands at their best”

Reviewed 25 Apr 2018

Cracking location to enjoy the west highlands. 5 good bedrooms great dining room and lovely front room

Review 1-10 of 15


How do I find more info about the property?

You can get in touch with Michael (the owner) through the contact form on this page.

If you’ve already booked, go to Manage your holiday booking to send the owner a message.

What if I have questions before I book?

Send Michael (the owner) an email through the contact form on this page. Alternatively, if there’s a phone number on this page, you can call them.

How do I contact Michael (the owner)?

Send an email through the contact form on this page. Or if there’s a phone number on this page, you can call them.

If you’ve already booked, go to Manage your holiday booking to view Michael the owner's contact details or send them a message.

What's the difference between 'Book your stay' and 'Contact the owner/manager'?

Use the Book your stay form to pay provisionally online and send Michael (the owner) a booking request. You’ll find out within 24 hours whether they’ve accepted - no money will leave your account before then

Or send Michael (the owner) an enquiry through the Contact the owner/manager form if you’d like a quote or more info first.

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You can also request a quote from Michael (the owner) through the contact form. The owner will email you the total cost for your dates and a link to book and pay online.

How do I know if my booking request has been accepted?

You’ll receive an email within 24 hours to let you know. Or you can check in Manage your holiday booking. No money will leave your account unless it’s accepted.

How do I pay for my holiday?

Use the Book your stay form to pay provisionally online. You can pay by credit/debit card or PayPal. Michael (the owner) will have 24 hours to accept the booking and no money will leave your account before then.

If you’ve been sent a quote, simply accept it and pay online through the email we sent you. You can also do this in Manage your holiday booking.

Only bookings paid for through our site are covered by our trusted Payment Protection.

Why can't I call Michael (the owner) before booking?

You can exchange contact details with the property owner/manager once your booking is confirmed and you’ve paid in full. Paying and communicating only through our platform allows us to ensure that your booking is covered by our Payment Protection policy.

If you have any questions before booking, you can send the property owner/manager a message via the contact form on their listing. Once you’ve booked, you can discuss the rental and make arrangements for your trip by logging into Manage my booking.

How do damage deposits work?

In most cases, you don’t pay a damage deposit up front. Instead, we save your payment details securely and you’re only charged in the event of damage to the property.

Occasionally, you will pay a damage deposit up front as part of the total rental cost. In this case, the owner has 10 days after you check out to report any damage. If they don’t, we’ll return your deposit. If their claim is successful, we’ll deduct the agreed cost and return the remainder.

How can I view and manage my booking?

Go to Manage your holiday booking to view all your booking details, pay the balance of your holiday or cancel it if you need to.

How do I pay the balance of my holiday?

You can pay the remaining balance of your holiday at any point. Simply go to Manage my holiday booking and click Pay now.

We’ll automatically charge the balance payment to the same payment method 10 days before it’s due. Go to Manage my holiday booking to see when the payment will be taken.

How can I retract my booking request?

You’ll need to contact Michael (the owner) to do this. Send them a message in Manage your holiday booking or through the contact form on this page.

How do I cancel my booking?

Go to Manage your holiday booking to cancel your booking. Here you can view your cancellation policy to see if you’ll be refunded.

How do I edit my booking?

You can request to change the dates or number of people on your booking via the Manage your holiday booking page. To change your holiday dates use the Edit booking button. If you need to change the number of guests staying then send Michael (the owner) a message.

If Michael (the owner) agrees, they’ll send you a revised quote outlining the changes. You can review and accept/decline this from the Manage your holiday booking page. You’ll have 48 hours to take action before the revised quote expires.

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