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Traditional Log Cabin At Puck's Glen In The Argyll Forest Park

Sleeps6
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms1
Space 914 sq. ft.
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay 3 - 5 nights

Overview

About the property

6 Person Log Cabin With Veranda And All Mod Cons

Sat at the edge of Argyll Forest Park in the Cowal peninsula at the foot of the magical Puck's Glen, Stravaigin Lodge is a self-catering Scottish log cabin just ten minutes north of Dunoon and within walking distance of Benmore Botanical Gardens and Loch Eck.

One of just 18 privately owned lodges, collectively known as Lamont Lodges, Stravaigin Lodge is a perfect base for exploring any number of gloriously tranquil glens and riverside walks. Or if you're looking for something a little more adventurous the magnificent Beinn Mhor is just up the road while the surrounding forests, rivers and lochs are the perfect place for fishing, mountain biking or quad biking.


Owner
Gordon Mackinnon
Member since: 2014
Speaks: english, german
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
October 14, 2017

About Gordon Mackinnon

An audio sound recordist and bon vivant who loves travelling and wildlife.

Gordon Mackinnon purchased this cabin in 2013

Why Gordon Mackinnon chose Scotland

We stayed here ourselves for my 40th then were lucky enough to see a for sale sign the following year....the rest is history.

What makes this cabin unique

The lodge could not be in a better location. Just a hop over on the ferry from Glasgow but already it feels miles away from the city. From the lodge reaching the Arrochar Alps or Otter Ferry is a short drive. The scenery and wildlife is what makes this place so attractive to me and partner Catherine.

Amenities

Dunoon Cabin Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cabin
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 914 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM / Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Mountain
  • Near The Ocean
  • Rural
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom - toilet , combination tub/shower , Washing machine in alcove
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Master Bedroom - 1 queen
    Twin Bedroom - 2 twin/ single
    Double Bedroom - 1 double
  • There is a child's cot also available, free of charge. Please email to request. Must provide own bedding.
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Music Library
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Porch / Veranda
Suitability:
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Attractions:
  • arboretum
  • autumn foliage
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • forests
  • marina
  • museums
  • pond
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • waterfalls
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • pier fishing
  • rafting
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing

Reviews

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Traditional Log Cabin At Puck's Glen In The Argyll Forest Park
average rating of 4.625 based on 8 reviews
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Lovely Cabin Very Near to Pucks Glen

  • 4 of 5

Enjoyed our stay, the cabin had plenty of room for a relaxing stay. For me the best part was the fact it was really close to Pucks Glen, my little dog and I had some fantastic walks., the views are amazing keep going up! With Dunoon been only a few miles away easy to get supplies, or the local service station nearer still for odds and ends etc. We had some greats out, visiting Oban and Fort William to ride the Jacobite Express. The wildlife is great with load of birds on the feeder, and the added bonus of a Red Squirrel visit on several days. Also great to have the internet available. If I was been over critical, the cabin could do with double glazing as you can hear the traffic at night, and the fact the electricity has to be paid and the end of your stay rather than a meter or inclusion in the price, but I'm just been picky. I would recommend this place for a relaxing break.

  • Submitted: Oct 1, 2017
  • Stayed: Sep 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Great cozy lodge at a beautiful location

  • 5 of 5

Our lodge was very well kept and comfortably decorated and furnished. We immediately felt at home here. Thank you for letting us stay here!

It is absolutely amazing to have such fantastic forests at your back door. Pucks Glen is amazing and just around the corner, but also all the forest in between pucks glen and Benmore botanic garden is beautiful. I've never seen so many big trees. All within walking distance! If you love nature and trees and forests, this is the place to be.

And for fellow tall travellers some vital info: single beds: 80x195, double beds: 135*195 and 150x195. So my husband and I preferred the single beds and the kids took the biggest double bed.

  • Submitted: Aug 4, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks so much for the great review Xaviera.....much appreciated.....you're most welcome back any time.
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5

Very nice place

  • 5 of 5

We had a lovely time. Spectacular views, quiet place, we all felt like at home. A place worth recommending

  • Submitted: Oct 17, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Okay but

  • 3 of 5

Very well placed for exploration of the Trossachs park and the lochs .

The cabin is well equipped but the furniture and carpets a bit tired and seems to suffer from damp , bedding was damp on arrival and the whole cabin needed to be warmed up to feel homeley.

The main bugbear is electricity, which has to be paid for in addition to the rental, one weeks stay cost a additional £ 45 over the rent, the only source of heating is from storage and convection radiators and an electric fire , there is no double glazing, this leaves you with no other means to stay warm or do washing ,and I can see it would be very expensive in colder months, a butane gas or wood burner fire would help, and maybe solar for water ,

No wifi and data signal is non existent , this really needs to be brought up to date.

  • Submitted: Oct 8, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: I'm sorry to hear you weren't as happy with the place as you could have been. Firstly, the issue of dampness. Was this really the case? Or was it just very cold? Sometimes in winter when you arrive the bedding does feel as though it is very slightly damp but is just extremely cold. In any case, it shouldn't have been cold OR damp. I have instructed the cleaners to pre-heat the lodge since mid-September when it started getting cold so they have obviously not done this. I can only apologise. With regards to electricity, there really is not much I can do about this. This is the rate at which the lodges are supplied. Likewise double glazing is not much use either because these are log cabins and the heat is lost through the walls so quickly. Two or three of the eighteen lodge owners have had their lodges double-glazed and found that it does not make much difference to the amount of electricity they use, unfortunately. As regards doing washing, I'm not sure I understand. There is a washing machine which runs on electricity and is plumbed into the water supply and is completely independent from the heating. If you are referring to washing dishes then there is a water heater. The switch for which is clearly marked in the kitchen. We have considered a wood burning stove in the lodge. One other lodge has one but they do not rent theirs out. We decided, since we let our lodge out that it would simply be too dangerous to have a wood burning stove for guests to use. Besides, our current insurance premium, due to the lodges being made of wood, stipulates that no open flames should be within 3 metres of the lodge (and not inside at all - hence the battery powered tea lights). Lastly, wi-fi. Nowhere did we say we had wi-fi. However, we are in the process of getting a phone line connected and internet with it. This process was started many months ago, as long ago as January in fact. Openreach, however, are being slow to get things sorted. It should be complete with wi-fi before the end of the year. So they tell me. In any case, I do take your points on board and those that can be dealt with I shall attempt to fix immediately. However, I feel I must state that everything about our holiday rental property is reflected in the price. Other lodges in Cowal are hired out for twice our price. Thanks nevertheless for booking a stay at our lodge
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5

Fantastic relaxing stay!

  • 5 of 5

The lodge was a brilliant stay. We went in October so weather was cooler but the lodge was warm and cosy. It was equiped with everything you need so felt like a home from home. It's well furnished and cleanliness was of an excellent standard. Our children loved it and it gaves us some great family time together. The walks around were great and being able to wash and dry clothes when we had been caught in the rain was great! Definately will be returning!

  • Submitted: Feb 14, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

beautiful location

  • 5 of 5

Stayed here with my husband and our greyhound austen. Had a fantastic week. The lodge was spotless and very well equipped. The walks around pucks Glenn were amazing and right on the doorstep of the lodge. We took a ferry across to the Isle of bute and had a lovely day out, also spent a day at otters Cove. To many things to mention but overall a beautiful lodge, everyday a red squirrel came and one day a deer walked right past the back of lodge. Returning this year and looking forward to it.

  • Submitted: Feb 12, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Map

Nearest Airport
30 Miles
Glasgow International
Nearest Barpub
2 Miles
Coylet Inn
Nearest Ferry
5 Miles
Hunter's Quay
Nearest Golf
4 Miles
Blairmore & Strone Golf Club
Nearest Train
9 Miles
Gourock
Nearest Motorway
20 Miles
M8
Nearest Restaurant
2 Miles
Coylet Inn
Nearest Ski
80 Miles
Glen Coe
Nearest Beach
15 Miles
Otter Ferry
Car: recommended

Sat at the edge of Argyll Forest Park in the Cowal peninsula at the foot of the magical Puck's Glen, Stravaigin Lodge is a self-catering Scottish log cabin just ten minutes north of Dunoon and within walking distance of Benmore Botanical Gardens and Loch Eck.

One of just 18 privately owned lodges, collectively known as Lamont Lodges, Stravaigin Lodge is a perfect base for exploring any number of gloriously tranquil glens and riverside walks. Or if you're looking for something a little more adventurous the magnificent Beinn Mhor is just up the road while the surrounding forests, rivers and lochs are the perfect place for fishing, mountain biking or quad biking.

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Rates & Availability

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Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $19.93
Refundable damage deposit $132.84

Electricity is not included in the price and there is a meter outside for which we'll leave a key. Calculate the payment due (we will leave a 'ready reckoner' chart to make this easier) and leave the amount on the dining table when you leave. Please expect to pay between £3 and £5 per day, or more in inclement weather. You can save on electricity usage by turning off the power to heaters when out.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.