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Strae is a Charming Log Cabin, Deep in the Forest, by a Babbling Burn.

Sleeps4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Space 376 sq. ft.
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay 3 nights

Overview

About the property

Sleeps 4. 2 Bedroom Cabin. Close to nature and amazing wildlife.

Well equipped self catering accommodation for up to four people in a lovely, peaceful location, approximately 150 yards from beautiful Loch Awe in Argyll.

Whether you require a base from which to explore Argyll and the west coast, simply enjoy the local area or just relax and be at one with nature our log cabin provides the perfect location.

The accommodation consists of an open plan lounge, with dining and kitchen area, two bedrooms and shower room.

The lounge area has TV, video, DVD player & Hi-Fi (via DVD), radio, a three-seater sofa, two easy chairs, fold away dining table and chairs and loft bunk.

The well equipped kitchen area has a hob / oven, fridge, microwave, toaster and kettle. A full range of cooking utensils, crockery and cutlery are provided.

From the lounge area patio doors give access onto the raised veranda, which overlooks the burn and has picnic table / benches.

The shower room has an electric shower, wash basin, toilet, shaver point and heater.

Bedroom 1 contains a double bed, built in clothes hanging / storage space and bedside cabinet.

Bedroom 2 contains two bunks, suitable for adults or children and a built in clothes storage space.

The cabin is double glazed, well heated and is suitable for use all year round. It stands in extensive grounds, has a camp fire / BBQ area and parking for two cars.

1 dog welcome @ £20 / stay.

A multitude of birds can be seen around the cabin, especially if fed, as well as Red Squirrels and Pine Marten. The Pine Marten will visit the veranda between dusk and dawn if you leave food out. They like jam, honey or peanut butter on bread best.

More Details

Owner
David Winter
Member since: 2014
Premier Partner

This HomeAway partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
April 1, 2018

Amenities

Oban Cabin Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cabin
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 376 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM / Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Mountain
  • Rural
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Rustic
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking
Kitchen:
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 double
    Bedroom 2 - 3 x bunks
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
Outside:
  • Deck Furniture
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Porch / Veranda
Suitability:
  • Singles
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Attractions:
  • autumn foliage
  • forests
  • ruins
  • waterfalls
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • laundromat
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
Notes:
This unique location was created by the forestry commission as a place of tranquillity, amid outstanding scenery. In addition to the peace and quiet of the log cabin locations the surrounding area provides an amazing natural playground with forests, burns, rivers, castles, mountains and lochs to explore and enjoy. The area has a proliferation of walks, cycle routes and local attractions, has an abundance of wildlife and is a world renowned destination for anglers.

Reviews

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Strae is a Charming Log Cabin, Deep in the Forest, by a Babbling Burn.
average rating of 4.75 based on 8 reviews
5

Beautiful, peaceful hideaway.

  • 5 of 5

We have just returned from a break in Strae Cabin.

To be honest, this cabin wasn't my choice, it was one of the few my partner liked.

I wanted something a bit more luxurious, bigger & one that didn't allow dogs, but we went with this Strae.

Communication with the owner is excellent, he answers any emails very quickly.

Although there are other cabins around, Strae is quite secluded which is exactly what we wanted.

I was really worried that I'd walk in and find traces of dogs, like smell and hair. This was a big concern to me and I just wouldn't have been able to stay.

There was absolutely nothing to worry about, no dog smell at all!

The cabin is small but we knew that, for 2 people though, it just fine. It has everything you could possibly need plus lots more. There are books & dvds. We made use of the dominoes. There is also a basket in the bedroom with games and stuff. The kitchen has all the utensils you need and the were even tea bags & sugar & a few other bits.

There's a guest book which is interesting to read & see what other people have said. There's also a folder full of lots of things to do & local information.

We had no phone signal & no wifi and although I missed it, it was lovely knowing that no one was going to disturb you.

Whenever I'm away, the bed and the shower are the most important things to me & both were fine. The bed was comfortable & the shower was good. The bathroom is a little narrow but again, not a problem.

Outside the cabin there is a fire pit, we made dinner down here one night.

I am not a nature person or an outdoors person, so apart from a couple of little walks, I stayed in the cabin while my partner went on walks. I had loaded my Ipad with books & puzzles & was happy just listening to music & watching the birds on the veranda, this was great & amusing to watch, even for a non nature person like myself. We never saw the pine marten but sandwiches we put out, did disappear by morning.

If I had one negative about it, it's the step up to the cabin, it's a little high. There is however a handle to pull yourself up or you can step up at the other end of it and walk along.

So, for me, who wasn't at all sure about this place, I absolutely loved it & didn't want to leave. We even considered asking if it was available for another couple of nights.

We will definitely return

  • Submitted: Mar 13, 2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
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5

Great cosy little property ideal for a relaxing break.

  • 5 of 5

The stay was ideal for a short, restful break away. The cabin had everything needed, and was cosy and warm. The little cafe nearby is highly recommended for its bacon sandwiches and cake! Lovely walk up through the woods as well. Thoroughly enjoyable.

  • Submitted: Feb 9, 2018
  • Stayed: January 2018
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5

Cosy cabin for our September retreat

  • 5 of 5

My partner, our two dogs and I throughly enjoyed our stay at Strae, in the lovely Loch Aweside Park.

Strae was a perfect base for trips to Oban, hiking and short ambles down to the lochside.

It is small inside and was perfect for two adults. The decor was cosy and homely and the cabin was clean.

I would definitely stay again.

  • Submitted: Sep 11, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
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3

Nice place

  • 3 of 5

Had a nice time the little birds were funny and cheeky at same time

  • Submitted: May 14, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
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5

Beautiful surroundings

  • 5 of 5

The property was lovely and quaint amidst forest. The wildlife from the cain was beautiful and the walk to the loch was roughly around 2 minutes which was great. The cabin was clean on arrival and very well equipped.

  • Submitted: Feb 8, 2017
  • Stayed: February 2017
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5

Perfect Relaxing Getaway

  • 5 of 5

The cabin was exactly what I was looking for - a secluded, quiet, very well-equipped place to chill out, but close enough to the Loch, great walks, etc that there's plenty to do.

If you take plenty of bird food (or buy from the local shop) even doing the washing up is interesting due to the sheer number and variety of birds that visit, not to mention the squirrels.

The whole booking/key collection etc process couldn't have been better too, everyone was very helpful.

Would highly recommend it if you're looking for somewhere to completely unwind - although kids would probably love it too!

  • Submitted: Sep 8, 2015
  • Stayed: August 2015
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Map

Nearest Airport
70 Miles
Glasgow
Nearest Barpub
500 Metres
Loch View Bar & Grill, Dalavich
Nearest Train
14 Miles
Taynuilt
Nearest Restaurant
500 Metres
Loch View Bar & Grill, Dalavich
Nearest Beach
250 Metres
Pebble beach on Loch Awe
Car: recommended

This unique location was created by the forestry commission as a place of tranquillity, amid outstanding scenery. In addition to the peace and quiet of the log cabin locations the surrounding area provides an amazing natural playground with forests, burns, rivers, castles, mountains and lochs to explore and enjoy. The area has a proliferation of walks, cycle routes and local attractions, has an abundance of wildlife and is a world renowned destination for anglers.

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Rates & Availability

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Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $28
Damage Deposit $140

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.