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As seen in The Sunday Telegraph (12th January 2019)
Magical UK Cabins to Retreat to Retreat to This Winter
*** Any day arrival - Min 2 night stay during winter months / 3 nights from April - October ***
*** Please be aware a £500 security deposit is payable on every booking and is included in your quote/ refundable after your holiday***
*** £75 cleaning fee per stay will be added to your bill after you've booked ***
This luxury ‘Canadian inspired’ cabin in the Scottish Highlands, sits only 50m from the shores of Loch Garry and makes for an idyllically wild family escape. Surrounded by ancient mountains, lochs and moorland this stunning location perfectly illustrates the highlands rugged natural beauty.
Inverness airport is only an hour away, but here you will find a location to truly escape. Handcrafted using traditional Canadian methods, the giant Western Red Cedar log construction sits beautifully amongst several acres of secluded woodland with a picturesque burn trickling by and the spectacular Loch Garry located just through the trees. This divine paradise is the perfect place to unwind with friends or family and enjoy life's simple pleasures.
The cabin itself offers luxury on every level with each detail carefully thought out. The interior is elegantly styled with luxurious furnishings and plenty of rugs, throws and furs to keep you lovely and toasty. Mingle in the magnificent communal spaces with family and friends or snuggle into one of the many cosy corners around the cabin.
Explore the Loch by canoe, paddle board or rowing boat (available in the boat shed), or simply saunter along the numerous paths and trails in the breath-taking natural surrounds. In colder climes, cosy up around the log burner with a mulled wine in hand, or soak away your stresses and strains in the sumptuous hot tub on the wooden deck. Whatever the season this really is a holiday destination to savour.
Please note: For smaller groups of up to 6, the log cabin can be rented independently, for £295/night. Guests can also add the Bunkhouse (£150/night) or the Shepherds Hut (£120/night) for a variety of group sizes.
Log cabin: Master Bedroom with king size double bed plus, Gallery Bedroom with twin beds, plus a fold-out sofa bed. Bunkhouse: 4 single beds. Shepherds Hut: 1 double bed.
The log cabin has 2 wet rooms and 1 bathroom. The bunkhouse and shepherds hut have their own separate bathrooms.
Fully equipped luxury kitchen in the Log Cabin, plus further kitchens in the Bunkhouse and Shepherds Hut.
There is no internet access in this property.
Heating and Lighting
Electric lights and heating, plus a woodburning stove.
2 large or 3 small dogs welcome.
Grounds and Nearby
A gorgeous woodland setting with a hot tub, breakfast table, dining and cooking options. A gas-fired BBQ, a pizza oven, plus a fire-pit with a grill are all available to guests, while a beautiful woodland seating area is perfect for al fresco dining.
Parking next to the property.
Check in from 16: and check out by 10:
The Log Cabin
The master bedroom has a sumptuous king size bed with patio doors onto the deck with views over the woodland and Loch. The spacious en-suite wet room has double rock basins, a large walk-in drenching shower with a door leading onto the hot tub deck.
The gallery has twin beds that can also be made up into a Super King, while an additional sofa bed sleeps a further two. The accompanying bathroom has an oval bathtub with views over the woodland and burn out of the gable window.
Nestled between the large rafters in the cedar lined roof, four Velux windows are perfect for romantic stargazing!
The kitchen is well equipped with a double oven/grill, induction hob, dishwasher, microwave fridge/freezer, smoker, Dolce Gusto coffee machine plus many other modern conveniences.
A magnificent 18th Century oak table separates the kitchen from the living area.
The fabulous open-plan living area is a stunning space to huddle around the flickering flames of the log burner or snuggle up on one of the many comfy seating options.
Outside, guests are treated to a gorgeous woodland setting with a hot tub, breakfast table, dining and cooking options. A gas-fired BBQ, a pizza oven, plus a fire-pit with a grill are all available to guests, while a beautiful woodland seating area is perfect for al fresco dining.
Master bedroom with king size double bed.
Gallery bedroom with twin beds, plus a fold-out sofa bed.
Lounge with a comfy sofa, games table, original sleigh daybed, fur bean bags, log burner, TV, Sky, DVD player and patio doors providing access to the deck.
Two wet rooms.
Utility room - with another sink and washing machine, leading to a wet room and toilet, suitable for muddy folk and anyone with reduced mobility.
Bose Soundtouch wireless speakers in each room plus Bose surround sound system for the TV - all connectable with your own devices.
The cabin is flanked on three sides by a cedar deck, complete with a gas BBQ, pizza oven, tables and chairs, plus two steamer chairs for lounging and catching the glorious sunshine.
Among the trees are woodland style tables, chairs and benches, plus a fire pit with grill, which makes for a charming woodland dining area.
Camping/caravans or RVs are permitted on the land when you rent the cabin. There are two electric hook-up points available adjacent to hard standing, and also space for camping.
A self-contained Bunkhouse and Shepherds Hut are also available in conjunction with the cabin.
Logs and kindling for the log burner.
Two Canoes, 2 paddle boards, a rowing boat and buoyancy aids (you will need to supply your own wetsuits).
Private use of the large cabin hot tub.
Extensive off-road parking.
Backup generator in the unlikely event of a power cut.
The Bunk House
There are four rustic log bunk beds, an en-suite shower room, kitchen, a lounge-dining area equipped with DVD monitor (TV), and a log burner style heater. Linen and towels are also provided. The space measures a total of 7m x 5m and is adjacent to the main cabin.
The Bunk House is also constructed from the same Western Red Cedar, in keeping with the main cabin. The floor is tiled, and walls clad with log lap and array of vintage curios!
The Shepherds Hut
Inside you will find a spacious shower, loo and a rock basin. The living area has a well-equipped kitchenette, antique French log burner, sheepskin armchairs, drop-down table and a large king size bed at the end, framed in fabulous wavy edged beech locally sourced in the Highlands.
The whole hut was made by a very creative and resourceful father and son team. Starting with an old army trailer for the chassis, the owner supplied the Western Red cedar from Canada, which they combined with all sorts of bits and bobs from their antiques and salvage yard, creating a wonderfully quirky character. The hearth is a two-hundred-year-old piece of sandstone, a gorgeous bit of gnarly elm was used for the log rack, vintage planes for shelf brackets, an old copper pot for the kitchen sink and Victorian stained glass window used in the stable door.
It measures 7.5 x 2.4m which gives an amazing spacious feel yet remains incredibly cosy.
Outside, the raised deck enjoys lovely views over the burn that runs down into Loch Garry just 100m away. The deck hosts a table, chairs and two steamers for lounging; you'll also find fleecy blankets inside for a snugly snooze outside. There are also two canoes and a rowing boat that you can use on the loch and of course the hot tub, all of which you can use during your stay.
The hut is also equipped with power / USB sockets, bathrobes, slippers, hairdryer, iron, ironing board, DVD monitor (HDMI and USB slots for your own devices), Bose Bluetooth speaker, fridge/freezer, microwave, kettle, toaster, caffetierre, pots n pans, playing cards, a few DVD's for the TV (No TV signal) marshmallow toasting fork for the fire pit in the woods, coat rack with a grill beneath to allow any wet boots and coats to drip and dry.
There's a hosepipe outside to wash off excessive mud on your boots or bikes. An endless supply of logs are available for burning in the stove or fire pit. Hot water is supplied by a small water heater over the copper sink and the shower is electric. The basin in the shower room has a cold tap.
There is plenty of storage for your bags and clothes with a cupboard, shelves and drawers under the bed.
Tariff per night:
Log cabin, Standard Rate - £295 (Max 6 guests)
Log cabin, Exclusive use - £395 (Max 6 Guests)
Cleaning Fee £75
Shepherd's hut - £120 (Sleeps 2)
Bunkhouse - £150 (Sleeps 4)
Caravan or camper - £20 (Only available when added to a Log Cabin booking)
Please Note: The cabin is now fitted with a smart lock and you will be sent an invite to download the app and receive your key which is valid just for the duration of your stay.
The nearest village shop is a 20-minute drive to Fort Augustus, which stocks a good range of produce, but we recommend a stop in Inverness or Fort William to buy the bulk of your provisions en-route. If you fly to Inverness, you will pass a large Tesco on the A96 en-route, which is open 24 hours a day, every day (even all-night Sunday). Asda is the only online supermarket that will deliver to the cabin.
Guests are encouraged to leave any non-perishable items, so there are few essentials available for the next guests. Please, be kind enough to replace any everyday items you finish off during your stay.
The cabin has a tall fridge freezer to provide plenty of storage space for food during your stay.
You will find the basics of salt, pepper, cooking oil, dishcloths, washing-up liquid, soap powder, tea, coffee and sugar and there are usually items such as tin foil, cling film and bin bags in the drawers.
Guests are free to use the picnic basket and rug for days out, as well as the gas BBQ, pizza oven smoker or fire pit with grill, for alfresco cooking and dining, we just request that you clean them after use.
The cabin benefits from the latest innovations in sustainable energy. Underfloor heating is powered by an air source heat pump, which also provides the hot water. A log burner in the lounge provides warmth in even the coldest temperatures and gives a super-cosy atmosphere.
As the cabin is situated in such a remote location, there are no mains water supply, so rainwater is harvested off the slate roof. The water is stored safely underground in a 15,000-litre capacity tank and then pumped into the cabin on demand via several filters. The result is some of the purest water you will ever find, which has a refreshingly wonderful taste. Hot water is heated and stored in a 300-litre tank.
The mystical Scottish Highlands is an area of enchanting beauty and magnificent natural splendour, with Caledonian Cabin sitting enviably only 50m from the shores of Loch Garry. Guests are spoilt for choice with a plethora of mountains, moorland and ancient waterways to discover.
Explore the primaeval Loch for pristine waters and mesmerizing views. Walk along the burn that trickles past the cabin and find a wonderful Sir Thomas Telford bridge, giving access to yet more picturesque woodland and shoreline.
There are a variety of restaurants locally, which all serve reasonable meals, although eating in and enjoying the cabin is our recommended option.
The cabin is gloriously remote, with the nearest village shop located 20 minutes away in Fort Augustus, so be sure to stock up on food and essentials when you get the opportunity.
We are sure you'll enjoy every minute of your stay here in this magical setting and leave feeling relaxed, refreshed and ready to plan your next Highland escape!
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