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Lovely cabin with open views to Lochawe and the mountains

Overview

Property

Updated: 01-Dec-2016

Duart is a recently modernised cabin,situated in approx 1/4 acre of grassland,almost on the loch side,with a stunning view over Loch Awe, towards Erendine.

The accomodation consists of an open plan lounge, dining and kitchen area, two bedrooms, and shower room/toilet.The lounge area has satellite TV,video unit, radio, cottage suite,and dining table. The newly fitted kitchen is equipped with a four ring electric cooker and oven,fridge/freezer,microwave, toaster and kettle. A full range of cooking utensils,crockery,and cutlery are provided. From the lounge area are sliding patio doors giving access to the balcony, where you can have an "al fresco" meal, or simply contemplate the view over a glass of wine or a "wee drahm". A selection of DVDs and board games are provided for your enjoyment.

The shower room has a tiled floor,electric shower, wash hand basin,toilet,shaver point,and a wall mounted hot air blower.

Bedroom #1. Contains a double bed,built in clothes hanging space,and chest of drawers, Bedroom#2. Contains three bunk beds, one on top of the other,suitable for adults or children,and built in clothes hanging space.

The cabin is double glazed and electrically heated and is perfectly suitable for autumn and winter breaks. The cabin is approx 10 yards from the loch side. Parking space for two cars is to the rear of the cabin. This is a non smoking cabin.

The cabin is approximately five minutes walk from the village of Dalavich which has a shop, cafe and post office where you can enjoy a morning coffee, light lunch and stock up with groceries. Take-away meals are also available from the cafe. Mountain bikes are available for hire, by the day or week.

A social club is also situated at the end of the cabin site which is owned by the village but guests from the cabins are warmly welcomed. The restaurant, bar and kitchens have had a complete refurbishment. The bar is open 7 nights a week (April to October) and 4 nights a week (November to March). The restaurant is now open for evening meals on Thurday to Sunday and is called The Lochview Grill. A coin-operated laundrette is also available on site. Wifi is available in the club.

Boats with or without outboard engines are available from Thomas MacPherson at the Lochside Marina in the village. Thomas can also sell you a fishing permit for both Loch Awe and Loch Avich. Fishing rods are also available for lease. Thomas can be contacted on +44 (0)7541 206698 or at 25 Dalavich, Taynuilt, Argyll, PA35 1HN.

There are many beautiful forest walks in the area, including The Oakwood Trail, The Avich Falls Trail and Duncan's Walk, all of which meander through ancient oak and pine forests. Pine marten, fox, wild cats red deer, roe deer, otter and red squirrels can often be seen. There are also regular sightings of eagles and ospreys. Apart from the signed trails, there is up to 100 miles of forest tracks and roads in the area, suitable for the serious walker or mountain biker.

Loch Awe itself is beautiful, far away from the hustle and bustle of modern life and as of now, still under-developed with no noisy watersports to shatter the peace. It has many islands worth visiting, including Innis Chonnel Castle, the first stronghold of the Campbells. The remains of Crannogs; pre historic island hut settlements, can still be seen when the loch is low, at different points along the lochside. The fishing is legendary with monster trout up to 30lb (~14Kg), salmon, sea trout, pike, perch, char etc, depending on the season.

There are good pub and hotel restuarants in the area, including The Kilchrenan Inn, (7½miles) The Taycreggan Hotel (7½miles) and the Taynuilt Hotel (15 miles), all of which come highly recommended. In Oban itself (45 minute drive) there are many hotels, restaurants and cafes to suit every taste and pocket.

Oban

About 50 minutes drive from Dalavich, a quaint seaside town and fishing port, from where ferries run to the islands of Mull, Iona, Colonsay, Staffa and Tiree.

Oban Distillery

Take a guided tour around this old distillery and sample its wares! Open to the public from Easter to October.

Cruachan Power Station

Take a tour of this modern hydroelectric power station at the northern end of Loch Awe, set deep inside the mountain. Open to the public from Easter to November.

Inverary Castle

The ancestral home of The Duke & Duchess of Argyll. Open to the public from April to October.

Loch Fyne Whiskies

Possibly one of the best "whiskey shops" in Scotland. Situated in the centre of Inverary and open all year. Phone: +44 (0)1499 302219

Inverary Gaol

A 19th century gaol and court room manned by guides in period costume. Listen to the trial in the court room and hear the sentence of transportation to the New World. Well worth a visit.

Auchindrain Village

Situated approximately six miles south of Inverary on the A83. An original and old highland village that has been preserved, restored and furnished, depicting life as it really was in The Highlands over past centuries.

Kilmartin Glen & Museum

Picturesque village and museum. The immediate area contains a wealth of natural, historical and archaelogical features unsurpassed anywhere in Britain.

Oban Rare Breeds Farm Park

Situated near Glencruittan, Oban; a 35 acre site dedicated to conserver rare and minority breed farm animals. Open daily from March to 3rd November. Weekends only from November to December. Tearoom onsite.

Little Bay Luxury Boat Charter

Situated at Lagnakeil, Lerags Glen, Oban; Cruise the Argyll coast and visit the islands of Colonsay and Iona. See dolphins and other wildlife in luxury. Drinks and snacks provided. Phone: +44 (0)1631 565740

Carnasserie Castle

Off the A816, nine miles north of Lochgilphead. Originally the home of John Carswell, 1st Bishop of the Isles. Captured and partially blown-up during Argyll's Rebellion of 1685

Kilchurn Castle

At the north eastern corner of Loch Awe lies Kilchurn Castle, built in the 15th century by Sir Colin Campbell and is probably the most photographed castle in Scotland. The castle is open from April through to September each year and is well worth a visit. Access is via a short boat trip from the pier in Loch Awe village or by foot from the side of the A85 near the railway viaduct.

Glencoe

Visit this spectacular glen just east of Ballachulish on the A82. Scene of the infamous massacre of the MacDonalds in 1692 by elements of Argyle's Regiment under the command of Capt. Campbell of Glenlyon.

More Details
  • Sleeps 5
  • 2 Bedrooms
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Parking
  • Pets considered
  • Internet
  • Linens provided
  • Accept Credit Cards
  • Bookable online

Top Traveller Review

About the Owner

Speaks English

Guestbook comments from the owner

Me and my partner stayed here with our 3-year-old. The cabin is lovely and in a perfect setting.Very peaceful and plenty of space for the wee one to run around.
Aug 2015
  • 1 of 5

3 Reviews

4.3
based on 3 holidaymaker reviews

5

Beautiful & scenic...a must-stay getaway

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderfully peaceful stay at the cabin. Just yards from the picturesque Loch Awe, evenings were spent watching bats & a Heron fly overhead.

Sally was extremely helpful & thoughtful with Manager Irene being wonderfully friendly & knowledgeable of the area & beyond.

Would most definately return

xx

  • Review Submitted: Aug 28, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Jolene I'm really pleased you enjoyed your stay and hope you had a lovely relaxing birthday:) I cant wait to get back myself. All the best and hope to see you again. Sally
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Small cabin in Dalavitch, 50 min from Oban, 30 min driving on single road track

  • 3 of 5

We were: parents, two grown up boys and a dog. We stayed for three nights.

Having more of a travelplan before arrival would have been more convenient instead of just calling 'Irene' just before arrival. Now we know that Dalavitch is a small village including cabins for tourists and a couple of houses, a post office and a small shop (no fresh bread) and a restaurant/pub. When entering Dalavitch (after a 30 min. single road track) you see at your left the park and at your right two houses (Kames). There we could get the key from someone who took care after the cabin.

Plus:

clean

good furniture

television with dvd's

forest for walks and great for the dog (no sheep around)

very near to the loch and a large playing field around the corner

the pub had internet

Less:

too far away from the inhabited world (Oban, a lovely port place, 50 min. drive for better shopping)

We thought the cabin was really small!

No towels, No coffee maker, no casserole

Hardly fresh air in the 'childrens' bedroom

One neighbour house is very close by, with a hot tub on the balcony. We had bad luck that some young people had settled there and one night they had a party on the balcony (in the tub) till 05.30 hr. in the morning.

The leaving time is 10.00 hr. am. already

(no internet)

After all we thought that price and quality was not in proportion.

Because of all the rain, we felt lucky to have a television in the little cabin where we could watch films.

We recommend Abbie's cafe in Oban (9 Argyll St,) dogfriendy, cheap and good food.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 19, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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5

Amazing

  • 5 of 5

Short holiday was fab ,

Met by the very informative Irene , who was a lovely lady ,

Log cabin was clean and warm , had every essential we needed , loch awe was directly in front of us , just feet away ,

Bed linen was spotless and very white , hair dryer n ironing board also ,

Can't fault anything , peace and quiet , just what we wanted , living and walking with nature at its best ,

Weather was good to us too , very little rain , sunny on the Sunday ,

Will definately be returning , have been spreading the word already

Very picturesque , breathtaking views

  • Review Submitted: Dec 31, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Dec 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hello Thank you so much. I'm delighted you enjoyed your stay. I look forward to welcoming you back and wish you a wonderful New Year. Sally.
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Location

Activity and Interests

Car: necessary

Availability

Rental rates

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Low Season
24 Oct 2016 - 21 Dec 2016
3 night minimum stay
£195
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£65
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Hogmany Christmas
22 Dec 2016 - 5 Jan 2017
3 night minimum stay
£270
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£90
 
 
Low price
6 Jan 2017 - 20 Mar 2017
3 night minimum stay
£195
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Mid season
21 Mar 2017 - 19 Jun 2017
3 night minimum stay
£225
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£75
£330
 
 
High season
20 Jun 2017 - 11 Sep 2017
3 night minimum stay
£255
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£85
£425
 
 
Mid season
12 Sep 2017 - 23 Oct 2017
3 night minimum stay
£225
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£75
£330
 
 
Low season
24 Oct 2017 - 21 Dec 2017
3 night minimum stay
£195
for 3 nights
From
£65
£250
 

Additional pricing information

Pet Fee £10

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
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Facilities

Property Type

  • cabin

Theme

  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions

General

  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking

Kitchen

  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster

Dining

  • Dining Area

Entertainment

  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Table Football
  • Game Room ...
  • Games
  • Pool Table ...
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Toys

Suitability

  • Events Allowed
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • limited accessibility
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered

Location Type

  • mountain
  • rural
  • waterfront

Attractions

  • forests
  • playground

Leisure Activities

  • bird watching
  • horse riding
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • walking

Local Services & Businesses

  • groceries
  • laundrette - serviced

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • rafting
  • sailing

Bathrooms

  • Bathroom 1

Bedrooms

  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • Bedroom 1
  • Bedroom 2

Outside

  • Boat ...
  • Terrace
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...

Meals

  • Self-catering

Partner Offers

Partner Offers

 
Portable wifi hotspot