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Luxury Scandanavian Log House, Forest Views & Wildlife Right On Your Doorstep

Bedrooms 4
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights
Popular Features
  • Fireplace
  • Barbecue
  • Washing Machine
  • Internet
  • Parking


About the property

Log House in Fort Augustus, Loch Ness, Scottish Highlands - Tranquil Forest Location

Wildwood, a first class self catering accommodation for large families, groups of friends or just more space for the appreciative couple. Wildwood is set within a tranquil forest and is within easy reach of the village of Fort Augustus with it's famous Caledonian canal locks and Loch Ness. The forest tracks along the River Oich and the Great Glen make life easier to enjoy the Highlands right from your doorstep in this idyllic location. The lounge at Wildwood is located on the 1st floor taking advantage of the magnificent views through it's large picture windows, bringing the forest ever closer. A wood burner will keep you warm during those colder evenings. Also on the first floor is the master suite with dressing room and ensuite shower plus a single bedroom. A spiral staircase descends to the large open plan kitchen/dining area. Double and twin bedrooms, bathroom and large Utility/drying room are also at this level. Outside seating and barbecue for the finer days add to the experience. Totally Dog friendly.

Ray Cooper (Owner)
Member since: 2011
Speaks English, German
Calendar last updated:
20 April, 2018

About Ray Cooper (Owner)

Living in the South East of England, Wildwood is our gateway to the great outdoors and adventure. It's where we enjoy many activities like biking, hiking, kayaking, walking and exploring. It's our bolt hole to get away from the every day stresses of life. Over the years we have made many friends in the area and enjoy our regular trips to the fantastic Scottish Highlands and all it has to offer.

Ray Cooper (Owner) purchased this house in 2007

Why Ray Cooper (Owner) chose Inverness

Fort Augustus is the epicentre of the Scottish Highlands.

Wildwood is situated in the heart of the Inchnacardoch Forest and is a home away from the bustle of everyday modern life - even after just one week you will feel refreshed and have a new vigor to resume your normal life back home. Wildwood will hopefully give you a small snapshot of a time long ago where families and couples can enjoy each others company even in this fast paced world which we now reside. Take time to enjoy the remoteness of the forest walks, to smell the trees, listen to the birds, see the deer and enjoy proper conversation with loved ones. Have a great holiday!

What makes this house unique

Wildwood gives you the opportunity to stay in a relatively remote Scandanavian Log House with all the modern trimmings to make your holiday that much more enjoyable, but never to far from civilisation which allow's you to benefit from all that Fort Augustus has to offer!

The views of the forest, the birds, deer and our resident Pine Martins compliment Wildwood

Close your eyes and picture this luxury log house in it's forest setting - TRANQUILLITY!!!

Guestbook comments from the owner

16th - 19th September 09 - Excellent few days in this wonderful Log House. The house has everything you could need and the level of specification and attention to detail was superb. Marie, the friendly housekeeper does an outstanding job in keeping the place clean and presentable for all guests, with fresh linen on all the beds, fluffy towels and a welcome pack of milk, shortbread and tea - very welcome after a long journey! Although this is a dog friendly log house you couldn’t tell that dogs had previously been there, which is nice for guests with aversions to dogs - not us with Bracken who bounds through the forest without a care in the world. Excellent walks from the back door (situated 2 miles in the forest) but never to far from Fort Augustus and Loch Ness. Superb setting for all sorts of adventures whether walking, cycling, kayaking or shopping in Inverness!

Will definitely be back again.

Carolyn Randall
Mar 2011
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house in Inverness in Highland

Property Type:
  • house
  • Self-catering
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:00 / Check-out: 11:00
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • rural
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath (no shower) , Shower Enclosure
    Shower room 1 - Shower Enclosure
  • En-suite shower room with WC and basin to master bedroom. Ground floor main bathroom with bath, WC, basin vanity unit and separate large power shower cubicle.
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 8 (4 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: Master suite with king size bed, full size trundle bed, en-suite shower room and dressing room. Bedroom 2 queen size bed with built in wardrobes, ground floor. Bedroom 3, twin beds with built in wardrobes, ground floor. Bedroom 4, single bed. Trundle bed for 8th person.
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Music Library
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Video Library
  • Bicycles ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Veranda
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • Tennis ...
  • 1 bicycles
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • forests
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • water parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • horse riding
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • laundrette - serviced
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • ice skating
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • pier fishing
  • rafting
  • sailing
  • ski lift pass
  • ski
  • snorkelling
  • bay fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • whitewater rafting
  • wind-surfing
Notes on accommodation: This is a no smoking property. Well behaved dog/pets (charge applies) are welcome at Wildwood, but please note that the garden is not secure and please abide by our Visiting Canines leaflet - (forwarded on enquiry/booking). If you have dogs/pets, please contact us before booking. Garden furniture, a large table/benches and barbecue available at no extra cost. Please note that there is a spiral staircase to the first floor. There is a double and twin bedroom as well as a bathroom on the ground floor. There are a selection of games, DVDs, CDs and books available for your entertainment. Storage in the adjoining barn/stables is available by prior arrangement. The garden surrounding the property is not enclosed and opens on to the forest. There is also a veranda and seating to allow you to enjoy lazy summer evenings. Outside: The garden surrounding Wildwood is fenced to the road but unfenced to the forest and track. We have included a barbecue and outside large bench and table set (seats 8) for your pleasure and a further bench situated on the veranda for those lazy, relaxing evenings with a glass of wine! If you sit still enough you may be lucky to see Marty, our resident Pine Martin up close - make sure you leave him some bread and jam out though! There is a Midge eating machine available to hire for those that wish at £30 per week including gas. Utility Room: The utility room hosts a further freezer, washer/drier, drying line, separate sink and drainer, iron and ironing board. Plenty of storage for coats, wellies, etc. Storage heater for drying of wet coats, etc overnight. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: All towels and linen are included within the price. The property is cleaned between every change over and clean linen is provided for 2nd or 3rd week stays. Marie, our very helpful housekeeper, will make sure everything is to your satisfaction. Other: The dining area gives guests the pleasure of eating their meals whilst looking out over the veranda into the beautiful forest. Many guests have the pleasure of spotting ‘Marty’ the Pine Marten from this vantage point. His favourite meal is bread and jam.


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average rating of 5.0 based on 5 reviews

Lovely cabin, perfect location

  • 5 of 5

Arrived and everything was as it was described. Deceptively spacious property which worked well with 8 adults. Perfect location for kayaking and for evenings out in Fort Augustus as only 1.5 miles down the road (there is only the one). Clean, tidy and well equipped as well as being very warm although that could have also been due to the unseasonably mild weather! Good storage in nearby stable/shed so ideal for those on biking or kayaking trips or just somewhere to hang those wet smelly outdoor clothes. Would definitely recommend it for all of the above reasons as well as being in a beautiful part of the country.

  • Review Submitted: 27-Oct-2017
  • Date of Stay: October 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Glad you enjoyed your stay! We look forward to welcoming you in the future. 👌🏻
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Owners staying at their own place

  • 5 of 5

As the owner it is good to stay at Wildwood and enjoy the ambience that this log house provides. We spent our time deep cleaning the property and general maintenance works, keeping Wildwood up to scratch. Things being done over the next couple of weeks include a new stone driveway, more winter gardening work, rooms painted, floors varnished, kitchen painted, bathrooms resealed, new sofa's installed, new hob installed, lighting up dated to LED, new timer switch, new panel heaters, furniture either repaired or replaced, new Christmas Tree, new pots and pans and additional kitchenware.

So lot's done and more to be done over the next couple of weeks.

Christmas is booked but New Year is now re-available due to unforeseen circumstances.

A busy year for Wildwood and thank you's to all who stayed and enjoyed this majestic part of the Highlands.

We (and Bracken & Milo) welcome you back next year.

Bookings are already coming in so if you have a specific date in mind don't delay, book before you become disappointed.

Happy Holidays

Ray & Laura

  • Review Submitted: 15-Nov-2017
  • Date of Stay: October 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: New Year is now Booked....
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feels like you're a forestkeeper at the log house

  • 5 of 5

We stayed (5 dutch guys in their fifties and sixties) at the log house the first week of september, had a great time in Fort Augustus.

The log house is at a very nice location (good start for a forestwalk) and very well equipped, good beds and bathrooms. The living is perfect in the evening to end the day around the fireplace with a dram of Talisker. If you want to dine near Log Ness we recommend the Boathouse

  • Review Submitted: 24-Sep-2017
  • Date of Stay: September 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Beautiful, secluded and well furnished

  • 5 of 5

A group of friends and I stayed here for 7 nights in August. The house is located 5 minutes drive from Fort Augustus and this can be walked in around 25 minutes.

There are a number of great forest walks around the house with varying lengths and difficulties (can also be good for mountain biking). The house is in the middle of the forest so there is no requirement to walk along any roads to get to the walks. There is a lot of wildlife, with frogs, birds, pine martins and badgers in the area (put out some jam at night and you might see some of the rarer creatures).

The lodge is located very near to a number of adventure activities centres where you can do canoeing, kayaking, whitewater rafting and quad biking. You can also explore waterfalls, the Fort Augustus Canal Lock and the famous Urquhart Castle.

The lodge itself is very well laid out with a good sized kitchen, dining table and living room. There were 9 of us in the house at one point and we never felt too cramped. There are 6 beds provided but there is plenty of space for airbeds and the sofas are very comfortable!

The lodge is kitted out with board games and TV and although there was no wifi or phone reception, there was always something for us to do.

All in all a very good trip and I would like to return in the future.

  • Review Submitted: 04-Sep-2016
  • Date of Stay: August 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your review, appreciated. We are glad you had a great time at Wildwood and look forward to welcoming you back in the future.
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Car: recommended


The East and West coast of the Scottish Highlands have some wondrous beaches and are perhaps worth a visit, probably the nearest and best are the sandy beaches of Narn towards Inverness. Allow for this as a day trip in the car. Nearer to home the South side of Loch Ness has some unspoilt little beaches and well worth an explore with the car to investigate. Just watch out for Nessie!


The nearest airport is Inverness, with main airline services. There are a number of hire car companies that operate from here. Wildwood is about a forty minute drive from the airport. Due to the localities of the Scottish Highlands and Wildwood, a car is an essential.


Wildwood is only a few minutes in to the forest from Fort Augustus by car and a pleasant 20 minute stroll on those nicer days. Inverness, the shopping capital of the Highlands can be reached by car, coach (regular services from Fort Augustus) or ferry (straight up Loch Ness). The car journey is around 35 minutes. In the other direction, Fort William, the outdoor capital, is again reached by car in about 35 minutes.

Loch Ness, perhaps the most famous loch in the world, starts at Fort Augustus.

Further Details:

The village of Fort Augustus contains local shops for your convenience, a petrol station and a number of restaurants, cafes and bars. A lazy afternoon sitting in the sun outside the local pubs eating good food and sampling the local fluids whilst watching the various boats navigate through the Caledonian canal locks on their way up the Great Glen is an afternoon well spent.

There are all your local services in Fort Augustus including an information centre full of great ideas to entertain you or the kids whilst away on your well earned break, a couple of chip shops, bank, vets and doctors to name a few.


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday house in Inverness, Scottish Highlands & Islands

Rental Basis:
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
14 Apr 2018 - 18 May 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
19 May 2018 - 8 Jun 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
9 Jun 2018 - 22 Jun 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
June to September
23 Jun 2018 - 31 Aug 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
1 Sep 2018 - 21 Sep 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
22 Sep 2018 - 26 Oct 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
27 Oct 2018 - 20 Dec 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Christmas Week
21 Dec 2018 - 28 Dec 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
New Year Week
29 Dec 2018 - 4 Jan 2019
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
5 Jan 2019 - 8 Feb 2019
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable Damage Deposit £75

Booking Notes:
Please fill in the form on our website (wildwoodlogcabin.co.uk) and complete all fields. Bookings run from Saturday to Saturday, 4pm on the date of arrival to 10am on the date of departure. We will contact you within 48 hours to confirm your booking and method of payment. The initial payment is 25% of the total hire charge. A £75 good housekeeping deposit, which is refundable at the end of your stay subject to conditions, is payable with the final balance.

Changeover Day:
Bookings run from Saturday to Saturday, 4pm on the date of arrival to 10am on the date of departure. We do allow short breaks at various times of the year so please contact us to discuss. Short breaks are for a minimum of 3 nights.

Notes on prices:
Short Breaks: generally full weeks, i.e. Saturday to Saturday are booked. However if a week is available during which you require a short break please contact us with details and we will consider your enquiry and respond within 48 hours. Please note that short breaks will only be booked within 1 calendar month of the required date. Short breaks are charged at 3 nights minimum at 80% of the weekly value plus a £30 surcharge during low season.
Pets are charged at £15 each per week.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.
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