Cruachan Cabin - Dalavich, Argyll and Bute, Scotland - Sleeps 5
Cruachan Cabin is a slice of Scottish heaven! Surrounded by mature forest on the shore of Loch Awe, it feels wonderfully remote, yet it is only thirty miles from Oban and two hours from Glasgow. Sleeping five in one double room and one triple bunk room makes it a favourite with families who love the opportunity to spend time together outdoors, walking, fishing, cycling and exploring a wonderful part of the world.
The cabin is in Dalavich. The village store is the heart of the community. In addition to basic groceries the store has a post office, cafe, off-licence, fishing licences and bicycle hire, and you can arrange boat hire nearby. Dalavich also has a restaurant with takeaway and a thriving social club and bar (which is where you will get internet access). The village may be tiny, with fewer than one hundred people, but the locals are friendly and generous with their hospitality.
Dalavich is home to an abundance of birds and wildlife. In a world of noise and pollution, it is a literal breath of fresh air! Children love spotting pine martins, and it is one of the few parts of the UK where you can witness red squirrels scampering along branches and going about their business. Red deer and roe deer are plentiful, or look to the skies to see Golden Eagles, Osprey, and Sea Eagles.
Half an hour north of Dalavich, Taynuilt is a larger village with more amenities, including a fantastic restaurant at the Taynuilt Hotel. Ben Cruachan towers protectively over the village, offering wonderful walking paths and mountain biking. There is also a golf course and the historic Bonawe Iron Furnace which, with a walk around the Glen Nant National Nature Reserve, is a great day out.
Oban is a further twenty minute drive from Taynuilt. Oban is an amazing town full of fantastic independent cafes, restaurants and pubs serving delicious local produce, particularly seafood that is caught in the surrounding waters. While in Oban you can catch a ferry to one of the nearby islands, take on the challenge of the stairs in McCaig’s Tower and be rewarded with breathtaking views, visit the Scottish Sea Life & Marine Sanctuary, and explore the romantic ruins of Dunollie Castle.
Loch Awe and Argyll is a beautiful place that will stay with you forever, and Cruachan Cabin’s comfortable accommodation is a pleasure at any time of year.
- Internet Access
- Pub/Restaurant Nearby
- Waterside Location
- Garden/Outside Area
- Fishing Onsite
- Golf Nearby
- Off-Road Parking
- Washing Machine
- Tumble Dryer
- CD Player
- Horse Riding Nearby
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Cruachan Cabin is a detached chalet in a popular holiday park. Sitting within a plot of a quarter of an acre, other cabins are nearby but in a site of fifty acres it certainly isn’t crowded! The cabin sits in a peaceful patch of forest, surrounded by mature trees, yet only a short walk from Loch Awe. Please note: There is not internet access in the cabin itself but WiFi is available at the social club on-site.
- The open-plan living area is comfortably furnished in a relaxed style and includes ample seating for up to five people, a television and DVD player, and a dining table and chairs.
- The fitted kitchen is equipped with everything needed for self-catering including an electric oven/stove, microwave and fridge. Please note: The washing machine and tumble dryer are not in the cottage but in communal on-site facilities at the social club.
- Large sliding doors frame the woodland view and open from the living area onto the spacious front deck.
- The master bedroom has a double bed and lovely woodland views.
- The second bedroom features triple bunk beds that are a favourite with children, who love that they can wake up to the sound of the birds.
- A family shower room includes a shower, hand basin and WC.
Outside: A large deck area overlooks the woods and, in the spring, the carpet of bluebells that is outstanding. There is private parking for up to four cars (two comfortably with ease or parking). The property has a private garden.
Additional Information: Cruachan Cabin has double glazing and electric heating to keep it at a comfortable temperature all year round. No smoking. Up to two well-behaved dogs are allowed, but please bring their bedding. Electricity and linen are included. Towels can be provided at an additional cost. Short breaks (three night minimum) are available. Saturday is a preferred changeover day but the owner will try to be flexible.
Low Season from £225
Mid Season from £275
High Season from £350
Peak Season £350
Pets: Yes, 2 dogs allowed
Changeover Day: Flexible
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Sleeps 5 people in 2 bedrooms (1 Double, 1 Triple)
Owner: David Simpson, click Contact Details for owner´s phone number and email address.
Cruachan Cabin joined Independent Cottages in June 2017
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Calendar last updated: 20th July 2017