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The Log Cabin

Kilninver near Oban, Argyll & The Isles (Ref. 12682)

4.6

Very good

Sykes rating

  • Sleeps 2

  • Bedrooms 1

  • Bathrooms 1

  • Pets No

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Features

  • Hot tub
  • Off road parking
  • Ground floor bedroom
  • Open fire
  • Garden / Patio
  • Broadband / WiFi

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48 Customer Reviews

  • "We loved our stay at this gorgeous cabin in the woods."

    Considering it's a wooden cabin it was very clean, the cleaner does an amazing job, even the random metal and glass shelving unit hung high up on the wall was clean. Couple of water stains on some walls as mentioned in a previous review, but we thought that was to be expected, it is a wooden cabin in the woods, in Scotland, where there us a lot of rain after all, but even with them it was clean. We read a few negative reviews about the bed, and on getting in it on the first night, we thought this is a bit creaky and much too soft, but we had a week of some of the best nights sleep ever. The kitchen is very well stocked with all you could need. There are DVDs , books and games there if needed, we didn't use them, but seemed a decent selection. We were lucky with the weather so didn't need the heating or log fire, but it's there if needed. The hot tub is fabulous, a lovely place to chill out in. The brown water takes some getting used to , we ended up buying bottled for drinking and cooking because it's so off putting, even though we knew it gets tested. Lovely views all around and a couple of bird feeders outside kitchen window, that I kept topped up with seed, so had some lovely visitors, Robin's, wrens, coal and blue tits, and quite a few chaffinches. Gordon was friendly and helpful and at the end of the phone if needed, with the added bonus of a couple of lovely dogs that visited and went straight in the pond in front of the cabin. There is a road near the cabin as mentioned in a few reviews, but we can honestly say it didn't bother us in the least, you get used to the traffic noise, and you cant see it except for occasional flashes of the tops of cars through the trees at the side of the cabin. But it comes in handy for services getting to the cabin. The only slight thing that would make it a touch more user friendly would be somewhere to hang stuff, there are lots of shelves, but because no ironing board or iron, I had to hang a few dresses and things on shelving brackets near the sofa, so they got in the way a bit, and also somewhere at the hot tub to hang towels or dressing gowns. But that's all, we loved it and can't wait to go back. There is some stunning scenery all around and it's the ideal place to relax.

    Reviewed by JackieAug 2022

  • "We had a lovely stay, massive thank you for allowing us to bring our 2yr old daughter."

    There are some things I would like to point out, the cleanliness wasn’t to a very good standard. The fire was still full from previous guests, all the cutlery was dirty inside the cupboards were particularly dirty. The bathroom, the sink still had tooth paste over it and the taps the toilet was dirty, there where water marks all in the shower. The bed was a bit creaky and uncomfortable. Whilst the cabin was lovely the cleaning let it down. As a property manager myself I did expect a bit better standard and I would of expected a little welcome pack even if it was just some coffee, tea, sugar and milk after travelling. The tv signal wasn’t great but is to be expected and the radio didn’t work. midges where quite bad but that is to be expected.

    Thank you for your feedback. We were surprised at you comments as we normally have high cleaning scores from guests. It is a shame that you did not call us during your stay on the numbers provided as we are always on hand to assist with any problems that may occur during a guest's stay. . Property Owner

    Reviewed by DavidJun 2022

  • "The cabin is nice and thought has clearly gone into what guests will need for their stay."

    Unfortunately the location of the cabin next to a pond, whilst picture perfect, made for an unbearable stay due to high numbers of midges that easily infiltrate the cabin meaning there is no escape from endless bites.

    Reviewed by ZoeJun 2022

  • "A beautiful location."

    Gordon was very welcoming and helped us with anything we needed.

    Reviewed by JasonMay 2022

  • "Well appointed and managed."

    You have to accept pine martens nibbling your toes and Gordon's dogs wrapping themselves around you after they have been in the pond. Nice area and Atlantic Bridge and pub nice. Beware the one way system in Oban, a wrong turn and you will find yourself in a narrow maze and 500 feet above looking down into the harbour.

    Reviewed by AlanMay 2022

  • "What a beautiful setting."

    The cabin is remote and is set among nature. The pond is beautiful. Visitors have put up bird feeders, and it was like being in a bird hide. The wood burning stove and the electric heaters made the cabin cosy. There was every kitchen utensil we needed. The cooking area was clean and there were new washing up cloths. There was plenty of hot water and a good shower. The bed could be a little more comfortable. There is an amazing vegan cafe 4 miles south at Kilmelford.

    Reviewed by LindaApr 2022

  • "Absolutely stunning views and looked peaceful on arrival but then we realised we were 50yrds from a road , although not majorly busy it still ruined the tranquillity of the cabin ."

    The cabin had dirt and water stains on the walls especially the corners of the cabin and the bathroom had water and mould stains on the woodwork which is probably due to no extraction fan in there and The bathroom shelves looked like they hadn’t been cleaned for a while . The bed mattress was really uncomfortable and you can feel all the springs which didn’t do well for me or the wife’s backs and so much that I left to go home early on the third night of my stay because I didn’t fancy another night in that bed and drive 7hrs home after ! The hotub wasn’t the best and had a murky pee colour too it but that was explained by the caretaker but still it looked so uninviting due to the discolouration and the gazebo/canopy over the tub looked like a useless diy joiner put it up and looks bad ! This cabin doesn’t deserve the high price tag and I only paid for it because it was our tenth wedding anniversary and be truthful I was very disappointed at the standards of the cabin and tub and was a very long way to travel to get there . Paid a lot less and got a lot more comfort and cleanliness from other cabins we have stayed at in the past !

    Reviewed by RobertApr 2022

  • "100% perfect."

    We'll be back

    Reviewed by AlanMar 2022

  • "Loved our stay at the cabin and look forward to visiting again we are even considering booking for our honeymoon after the wedding in July this year."

    Reviewed by DaleMar 2022

  • "One of the most relaxing breaks we have ever had, couldnt have asked for any more, ideal chill out space yet great location for travelling to the likes of Glencoe etc, will be back thats for sure."

    Reviewed by DouglasMar 2022

  • "We try to stay here every February after getting engaged at the property back in 2015, its still a beautiful property in a stunning part of the world, and the recent addition of the hot tub has made it even better!"

    Gordon who manages the property, and your stay is incredibly friendly and helpful, always on hand if needed, but certainly not intrusive! A credit to the place, and his recent build at River Lodge is incredible, a testament to his skills! We will 100% be back again, it's like a home away from home.

    Reviewed by IainJan 2022

  • "Lovely lodge in a quiet location amazing for couples."

    Would highly recommend to anyone wanting a romantic and relaxing get away.

    Reviewed by JackJan 2022

  • "The log cabin was absolutely perfect."

    The location is exceptional, surrounded by beautiful scenery. The log cabin itself had everything we needed and was even more cosy than I expected, with the hot tub located just steps from the cabin, I didn't want to leave. Gordon was on hand to help with advice on places to visit and couldn't have been more helpful. We will definetly be returning to this idyllic cabin.

    Reviewed by DawnDec 2021

  • "Gordon is absolutely lovely and really makes the experience."

    He cannot do enough for you without being overbearing. Will definitely be booking this again as me and my partner loved our time away.

    Reviewed by JonathanNov 2021

  • "This place is a hidden gem, nothing should be changed the cabin is perfect for a hideaway getaway we’ll most definitely be returning."

    Reviewed by ClaireNov 2021

  • "The outside space is fab."

    But inside needs some updating. Stains on mattress cover and duvet. Too much clutter - it sleeps 2 and there were 4 frying pans and lost count of pots at 6. Not a matching glass and dishes piled in cupboard. I feel sorry for the cleaner of this property as must be a nightmare to clean. Too much stuff books, CDs candle holders - I thought this all should be removed because of COVD? Gordon was nice and had a nice welcome. This property needs updated and thoroughly cleaned.

    Reviewed by IanOct 2021

  • "Gordon is a lovely chap."

    All the grounds are beautiful, love all the nature, wildlife and seclusion. The cabin itself is 'rough around the edges', but honestly that did nothing but add to the whole experience. Sometimes places can go overboard trying to make things too comfortable, but the cabin being just the way it is really adds quaintness, and character to every moment spent there. Any expansion to the cabin I believe should be kept within the parameters already set, it really is lovely.

    Reviewed by RichardSep 2021

  • "The cabin is petite, but well equipped - we were very happy there for the week."

    Whilst we were there it was warm enough to sit out to eat which helped: if it had been colder, a foldaway table and chairs inside would have been handy - thought the lap trays were great. Cabin is really cosy inside. Loved the hot tub, and was visited by nuthatches and tree creepers running up the canopy supports and nearby trees! The pond and grounds are lovely - we saw red squirrels, and we think we were visited by the pine marten at night. Others have noted that its actually quite near to a road: it is, but we were not bothered by that at all (we live in the countryside so are used to quiet) - the trees screen much of the noise and its quiet enough, especially at night. Despite being so close to the water we had nil midges (which was a relief!). Its in a great location - well connected, easy to get into Oban/ferries, and lots of beautiful places to visit in the area. Finally, the chap who keeps the grounds - and his lovely dog - were very welcoming and looked after us well.

    Reviewed by TansyAug 2021

  • "The accommodation was perfect for a romantic getaway."

    Gordon was a fantastic host. It was so peaceful and quiet and was exactly what we were looking for.

    Reviewed by SkyeJul 2021

  • "It is just as it shows in the pictures- amazing"

    Reviewed by JaneMay 2021

  • "Lovely comfortable log cabin set in beautiful grounds."

    Location excellent for exploring the surrounding area. Exceptionally clean with friendly host who met us on arrival. The only downsides were the main road which is very close to the cabin and noisy and the squeaky bed! If you don't mind the sound of traffic, it is ideal.

    Reviewed by DavidMay 2021

  • "This place is a piece of haven, a lot of quiet and amazing view."

    Thank you

    Reviewed by FlorentinaMay 2021

  • "The cabin was beautiful, well equipped and as described very private."

    Gordon was extremely friendly and helpful on arrival, we couldn’t have wished for a more perfect retreat for the weekend and look forward to visiting again.

    Reviewed by ColinMay 2021

  • "The log cabin although located into a wooden property is actually at proximity of a main road therefore not as quiet and remote as expected."

    As away for most of the day the noise of the road was not a total nuisance but the experience of being isolated has not been fully met.

    Reviewed by SylvineOct 2020

  • "Absolutely amazing and beautiful place to stay!"

    The host, Gordon, was extremely helpful. We would 100% recommend people to stay here.

    Reviewed by JaneJul 2020

  • "Lovely little place."

    It has everything what you need for your stay: well equipped kitchen, shower worked perfect. Oban is only 15-20 min away, Isle of Seil the same. A bit tricky to get in and out the property, but after couple goes you find the best way to do it

    Reviewed by IrmaJul 2020

  • "Absolutely stunning!"

    Few nights away from busy city life in the perfect setting, the area is so peaceful.

    Reviewed by Sarah-janeJul 2020

  • "Getaway was perfect!"

    ! Cabin amazing, isolated and with beautiful surroundings. The property owner was so helpful and went out his way to may us feel welcome. Thank you!

    Reviewed by BrianMar 2020

  • "Had a lovely time in this log cabin."

    Was exactly what we wanted and as decried in the description. The host was excellent too and catered to our every need. Would happily stay again.

    Reviewed by MartynFeb 2020

  • "It was extremely peaceful, it's a nice time if people wanted to take a breather from a busy life to just chill in a lovely home away from home."

    Gordon (grounds keeper) gave clear instruction to get to the cabin which wasn't hard to find as we expected it might be. We would 100% stay here again and reccomend to friends and family.

    Reviewed by AbbyFeb 2020

  • "Perfect for a romantic wintery getaway!"

    Reviewed by JoanneDec 2019

  • "The cabin was small but pratical, cosy and well situated."

    A tranquil spot that abounded in spectacular wildlife, ( a stag, golden eagle and red squirrel to name but a few). We left having recharged our batteries but with some feelings of sadness to leave all this behind

    Reviewed by JohnSep 2019

  • "Only thing is the price a bit heavy as of the location , but happy with cabin."

    Reviewed by DerekJul 2019

  • "We had a great time in the cabin, very cosy and secluded."

    Very nice host as well.

    Reviewed by JasperJul 2019

  • "Superb location, extremely lovely place to stay."

    Reviewed by Bongkot (Por)Jun 2019

  • "WE REALLY ENJOYED OUR STAY AT THE CABIN,WE HAD PLENTY OF WILDLIFE TO LOOK AT INCLUDING A LITTLE RED SQUIRREL THAT VISITED US EVERY DAY."

    GORDEN Mc NIVEN WAS VERY HELPFULL,EVERYTHING RAN SMOOTHLY WHILE WE WERE THERE AND WE HAVE NO COMPLAINTS.

    Reviewed by Leonard JMay 2019

  • "The location is amazing and the cosy cabin is absolutely beautiful."

    The grounds of the estate are fantastic and the service we received from Gordan was brilliant. Would definitely return and recommend to other people.

    Reviewed by LucyMar 2019

  • "If you're looking for a true log cabin, this is the one!"

    Oban is not too far of a drive, but everything is far enough away that you are secluded, and left to it! Gordon who looks after you at check-in is very friendly and can't do enough to help, he is a credit to the place and owners, and makes himself available if there are any issues (we had none!). My wife and I were here 4 years ago and got engaged on the grounds, and we were here this week celebrating our honeymoon, we were given a complementary bottle of champagne to boot! I'm not sure what is the best feature of the log cabin, the log fire, duck pond directly outside, how cosy it is, the walk around the grounds, scenery, there are too many things to mention, juat amazing.

    Reviewed by IainFeb 2019

  • "Loved my stay at the Log Cabin."

    It was exactly what I was looking for and more. The cabin was great. Everything was nice and clean and tidy. Our host was lovely. We knew if there was a problem he would be there to fix it but did not bother us in any way. Has to be the best shower I have experienced in my time away from home. The weather was not the best but it didn't matter as the log burner was great. I would love to go back in the summer to fully experience the wild life and the scenery. Loved feeding the birds.

    Reviewed by ElizabethNov 2018

  • "The photo of the cabin shown on the website does not do it justice."

    The surroundings are much greener with more trees and the pool in front of the cabin gives it added interest.

    Reviewed by BernadetteJun 2018

  • "The location of the Log Cabin and the associated gardens were delightful."

    It was a little nearer a road than expected but the traffic was very light and not a problem. There were more trees than the pictures showed which made the area very pretty though it did obscure the view of the distant mountains when the trees were in full leaf. The Log Cabin makes a lovely retreat and it is lovely to be able to walk in the grounds and go down to the river, or to walk along the path to the waterfall, or along the road and river to a more open vista with mountains and fields of lambs. If you like painting or drawing the associated house or Log Cabin is the place. You will be inspired!

    Reviewed by ScillaMay 2018

  • "Myself and my boyfriend had a fantastic few days stay in the cabin."

    We had everything we needed the location is absolutely beautiful and breath taking. We just wish the time didn't go past so fast. We would love to go back and will highly recommend the cabin to family and friends.

    Reviewed by AlexisFeb 2018

  • "We had a very relaxing holiday."

    The photos were a little old so the place is surrounded by trees now but that just made it better.

    Reviewed by ChristineSep 2017

  • "Wonderful log cabin in a beautiful location."

    Gordon was fantastic. We plan to return next year!

    Reviewed by HelenJul 2017

  • "Location wood burner comfort politeness of owner."

    Now want cottage in isle of skye for next year or autumn 2017.

    Reviewed by AndrewApr 2017

  • "The only slight issue was the lack of anywhere to hang any clothes in the cabin ..."

    The only slight issue was the lack of anywhere to hang any clothes in the cabin and perhaps the provision of a small folding table to eat off,otherwise an excellent place to stay

    Reviewed by AnthonyFeb 2017

  • "Great log cabin, nice and homely,everything you need,would be looking to go back, overall a local retreat,,to recharge the batteries,great place, Rose and Ali Scott."

    Reviewed by AlastairJan 2017

  • "The house keeper and site manager must be extremely dedicated people as their work was faultless and nothing was too much trouble for them."

    The cabin sparckled on our arrival and we were warmly welcomed by the manager. We cannot wait to return next year. What a magical place to stay.

    Reviewed by RoderickSep 2016

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Summary

  • All ground floor
  • Open plan living accommodation with double bed, fitted kitchen and sitting area with woodburning stove
  • Separate shower room with shower, basin and WC
  • Hot tub.
  • Electric central heating with woodburning stove in sitting room
  • Gas hob, microwave, fridge, TV with Freeview, selection of books and games
  • Electricity and starter pack for woodburning stove inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Off road parking for 2 cars
  • Front decked terrace with unfenced pond
  • Sorry, no pets and no smoking
  • Shop and pub 4 miles
  • Note: Due to the unfenced duck pond, children must be supervised at all times
  • Note: No dining area
  • Note: This property has a private water supply, which is tested regularly
  • NOTE: Minimum 3 night stay at this property

The property

Oban 10 miles.

This delightful log cabin is situated amidst wonderful scenery, close to a river and Loch Scammadale, just 4 miles from the coastal village of Kilninver and 10 miles from the town of Oban.

This Oban log cabin boasts stunning countryside and mountain views, and is an ideal romantic retreat for a couple who wish to explore this part of Scotland.

This immaculately-presented Oban cottage offers quality open plan accommodation with a double bed, sitting area, well-equipped kitchen and a separate shower room.

Outside, this Oban log cabin has a tranquil decked area, which overlooks the duck pond and hills and mountains beyond, providing an excellent place to enjoy a morning coffee whilst you plan your day.

The popular Highland town of Oban is only 10 miles away and offers many shops, bars and restaurants.

The town also has a busy ferry terminal where you can take boat trips to the beautiful islands of Mull and Rum.

This Oban log cabin is a perfect base for sightseeing and touring the local area, before you return and relax in front of the warming woodburning stove.

Note: This property can be booked with ref 12167, to accommodate eight people.

Note: This property has a Good Housekeeping bond of £100.

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About the location

OBAN

Glencoe 33.7 miles; Fort William 45 miles; Glasgow 95 miles.

The bustling town of Oban rests amidst the picturesque hills surrounding Oban Bay, on the stunning west coast of Scotland and offers an abundance of bars and restaurants catering for all tastes and budgets. The town's beautiful streets are awash with a wide choice of shops and boutiques, whilst the Oban Distillery is easily accessible occupying a central position within the town centre. Take a trip to the Scottish Sealife Sanctuary situated on Loch Creran, offering crystal clear waters inhabited by a variety of enchanting marine creatures. The tiny Isle of Lismore is just a short ferry ride away, boasting a wealth of wild flowers and home to 130 differing species of birdlife, whilst the Isles of Mull and Iona are a great location for a day trip. An ideal base for a unique and unforgettable holiday.

NOTE: Minimum 3 night stay at this property

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas