Cul na Shee

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Cul na Shee


Landmark Trust

Cul na Shee, Argyllshire - geograph-2608482.jpg
Cul na Shee
Grid reference: NR789312
Location: 55°31’29"N, 5°30’12"W
Built 1920s
Website: Cul na Shee

Cul na Shee is a little cottage on a beach on Saddell Bay, south-east of Saddell, on the east coast of the Kintyre peninsula of Argyll. It faces the Kilbrannan Sound, looking out to the Isle of Arran.

The cottage was built by a local schoolmistress in the 1920s a schoolteacher. The daughter of a local minister, she built it for herself as a simple retirement home, on the grass behind a rocky beach. She chose the name 'Cul-na-Shee' from the Gaelic Cul na Sythe, meaning 'nook of peace', referring to the little bay hemmed in with steep woods.

Today, as the name promises, the cottage stands alone on the shore out of sight and lulled by the waves on the beach.

The cottage has been acquired and restored by the Landmark Trust, and is rented out as a holiday cottage.

Saddell Castle, another Landmark Trust property, is a few hundred yards north up the coast.

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