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KINGLAS is a charming cabin in a lovely, peaceful location deep in the forest

Bedrooms 2
Space 129 sq. ft.
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property

Beautiful Log Cabin With Self Catering Accommodation For Up To four Guests

Nestled in the forest, just minutes from the shores of beautiful Loch Awe, Kinglas Log Cabin is wonderfully secluded and private.

This cosy cabin, which sleeps up to 4 people, is centrally heated and double-glazed throughout. Its fully equipped kitchen has a cooker, fridge, kettle, toaster and microwave as well as a range of utensils and crockery.

The deck, overlooking the forest, is a fantastic place to spot local wildlife – from red squirrels, birds of all varieties, and maybe if you are very lucky, a pine marten around dusk or dawn.

Recently extended, the bathroom has a power shower, W.C., wash hand basin and heated towel rail.

Bedrooms are one double and one bunk room with two full-sized bunk beds. Both rooms have ample storage for clothes.

With TV, DVD and CD player, there is no end of entertainment, however step through the patio doors onto the outside deck and you will find what you really came for.

The cabin has ample parking for 2 cars and sits on a large, secluded plot.

All electricity and linen (not towels) are included within quoted prices. This is a non smoking cabin.

More Details

David Winter
Member since: 2014
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
December 9, 2017


Nearest Airport
70 Miles
Nearest Barpub
1 Kilometres
Loch View bar & Grill
Nearest Train
14 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
1 Kilometres
Loch View Bar & Grill
Nearest Beach
500 Metres
Loch Awe pebble beach
Car: recommended

The following facilities are available within the cabin site or adjacent village of Dalavich:

•Coin operated laundry at Community Centre by southern site entrance.

•Boat launch facility on site for exclusive use of cabin guests.

•Boat hire available from Loch Aweside Marine in the village (no 11) .

•Free fishing from 3 designated areas of shore within site and anywhere on Loch Awe from a boat.

•Bike hire available from Loch Aweside Bike Hire at The Bike shed by Community centre.

•Loch View Bar & Grill by south entrance to site. Great food and friendly community run bar. Opening times vary according to time of year. We cannot guarantee opening hours during low season, so please confirm before booking.

•Wild Rowan shop / cafe / part time Post Office. Provides good food & supplies basic provisions, in a very friendly atmosphere. Also sells fishing permits, fishing tackle, outdoor & BBQ equipment.

•Dalavich Social Club organise many functions within the wonderful Community Centre building.

The area surrounding Loch Awe Forest Cabins is a beautiful and unspoiled environment which offers a wide range of activities and things to do, such as:

The area is fantastic for walkers with access to some breaktaking scenery and wildlife habitat. The Forestry Comission manage and promote numerous sign posted routes in the area and for the more adventurous there are limitless footpaths & forestry tracks which are open to the public (unless logging operations in progress). The area is a paradise for dog walkers and dogs are welcome in our cabins.

As for walkers there are numerous sign posted routes and endless footpaths & tracks for cyclists in the area. Bike hire is available at “The Bike Shed” in Dalavich.

The area has, we believe, an unrivalled abundance of wildlife. The area has a very healthy population of Red Squirrels, which are frequently seen around the site. Pine Marten are also common in the area and can often be enticed onto verandas of forest cabins at night by an offering of bread and jam or honey. Golden Eagle and of late White tailed Sea Eagles nest nearby and can occasionally be seen flying high over head. In 2014 three pairs of Ospreys nested within 3 miles of the site and were easily viewed on the nest near Mackenzies Grove car park. We also have Otters, Red Deer, Roe Deer, Sika Deer, Fox, Beaver (Knapdale), Scottish Wild Cat, Wild Boar (several unconfirmed sightings), many woodland birds and waterfowl and even the infamous Kilchrennan black cat in the area.

Loch Awe is an amazing location for boating, with numerous bays, Cranogs, rivers and islands to explore. Whether you launch your own motor boat or canoe from our launch facility or hire a boat from Loch Awe Marine in the village there will be lots to see and do. Why not take a BBQ or picnic across at Innisconnel Castle island.

The area offers some of the best wild fishing in Scotland. Loch Awe holds the current (and previous two) record for the largest brown trout caught in the British Isles and is renowned for its monster pike and has growing numbers of Atlantic Salmon, Sea Trout & Charr. Loch Avich, the rivers Orchy and Awe and a multitude of mountain lochans also provide excellent fishing, permits for which can also be purchased locally.

There are 4 castles as well as many ruins & Crannogs (off shore man made stone islands for settlements) to explore around Loch Awe. Kilchurn Castle, ancestral seat of the Campbell Clan, is the most iconic and arguably the most stunning castle in Scotland. In addition to this you have Fraoch Eilean, Innisconnel, and Fincharn castles to find and explore. Innisconnel is a beautiful, mystic ruin on a small island (accessible by boat), across the loch from Dalavich. A must do trip for a BBQ or picnic!

And Further Afield…

Our log cabins are ideally located to explore the highlands and islands of the west coast of Scotland. There are many attractions within a short drive from Dalavich. To follow is a list of local attractions that we would recommend visiting. For contact details please go to our “useful links” page:

•Oban – Nearest large town, approx 23 miles away. Often referred to as the gateway to the Isles, from where ferries sail to Mull, Iona, Staff

Seafari & Sealife Adventures both do excellent sight seeing, wildlife and whale watching trips from Seal Island, near Oban.

•Cruachan hollow mountain power station. 40 minutes from Dalavich, a great tour around the workings of the hydro power station within the mountain. Good trip for a rainy day.

•Oban Sea Life Centre and Seal Sanctuary. Approx 45 mins from Dalavich. A great day out for all the family.

•Loch Awe Smokery, near Taynuilt. Fun trip and good food.

•Kilmartin House Museum. Find out more about the areas history & archaeology. Award winning restaurant.

•Inverary Castle and Jail.

•Glencoe, Fort William & Ben Nevis are also close enough for a day trip.

•Horse Riding at Achnalarig Farm And Stables, Glencruitten, Nr Oban.


Dalavich Cabin Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cabin
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 129 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:30 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • Min. age of primary renter: 18
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered ...
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Mountain
  • Rural
  • Away From It All
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , Basin
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 double , Ample clothes storage
    Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single , Bunk beds & ample clothes storage
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Porch / Veranda ...
  • limited accessibility
  • autumn foliage
  • forests
  • ruins
  • waterfalls
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • laundromat
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • freshwater fishing
  • mountain biking
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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KINGLAS is a charming cabin in a lovely, peaceful location deep in the forest
average rating of 3.5 based on 6 reviews

Lovely part of the world but shabby accommodation

  • 2 of 5

The log cabin is very small. Kitchen facilities were good but things were broken or didn't work properly and there was faeces on the underside of the toilet seat. The deck was large but very dirty and the deck furniture was really shabby and past it's best. Disappointed and left a day early. Would not recommend this place to anyone else

  • Submitted: Sep 21, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Quiet, secluded woodland, tranquil, lots of wildlife

  • 5 of 5

Quiet, secluded woodland, tranquil, lots of wildlife

  • Submitted: Jul 12, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Glad you enjoyed your stay; hope to see you again soon.
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Wonderful cabin

  • 4 of 5

The property was very cute, very well stocked, clean and comfortable. Had a wonderful stay!

  • Submitted: Jan 16, 2017
  • Stayed: January 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Kinglas 2017 - ein Erfahrungsbericht

  • 2 of 5

Bei diesem Cottage handelt es sich um ein relativ kleines Gebäude am Rande der Ferienhaussiedlung in Dalavich in einem Waldgebiet am Loch Awe. Ein direkter Blick auf den See ist nicht gegeben, da sich das Cottage ca. 300 m vom See entfernt befindet und sich zwischen Cottage und See Baumwuchs befindet.

Die Anfahrt erfolgt nach der Abfahrt von einer Hauptverkehrsstraße ca 25 km über eine "single track road" mit einer wunderschönen Aussicht auf die urwüchsige Landschaft (der Gegenverkehr insbesondere LKW / Bus ist manchmal nicht ganz einfach zu bewältigen, hier einfach Ruhe bewahren und die Nerven behalten).

Ich empfand das Cottage für 4 Erwachsene als relativ klein und beengt, bei einer Familie mit 2 Kindern wäre es noch in Ordnung. Die Einrichtung wirkt recht altbacken und teilweise strapaziert und etwas abgewohnt. Die Geräte zum alltäglichen Gebrauch (Kühlschrank, Wasserkocher, Herd, Backofen, Toaster) sowie Geschirr für 4 Personen sind vorhanden und auch in einem gebrauchsfähigem Zustand.

Bei unserem Eintreffen war der vorgefundenen Sauberkeitszustand nicht zufriedenstellend (Papiertaschentücher unserer Vorgänger zwischen und unter den Matratzen, mit Haaren zugesetzter Ablauf der Duschwanne, muffiger Geruch im gesamten Cottage, volle Filtertüte des Staubsaugers, die Fenster hätten eine komplette Reinigung auch mal nötig gehabt, Terrasse voller Laub, Spinnweben etc. ). Hier erwartet man vom Vermieter bzw. Verwalter einfach mehr Gründlichkeit. Das Cottage war zwar gereinigt, aber offensichtlich sehr oberflächlich und lieblos. (Ich habe in der Vergangenheit bereits wesentlich sauberere Cottages zum ähnlichen Preis gemietet)

Zur näheren Umgebung ist nur zu sagen: einfach urwüchsig, schön und aufregend. Es wird für jedes Interesse etwas geboten, man muss nur wissen wo (Oban, Kilmartin, Inveraray, Benmore Garden, Glencoe, Stirling, Fort William). Man kann von hier aus einen Großteil der Westküste erkunden und erleben.

  • Submitted: Aug 17, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: Fewo Direkt, from HomeAway
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Heerlijke rust en stilte

  • 4 of 5

Knusse cabin met alles erop en eraan. Wij hebben niks gemist. Opvallend was de grote badkamer. Het huisje is gesitueerd bij een cabin park, waar vnl. locals het weekend verblijven. In de omgeving zit alleen een buurtwinkel voor noodboodschappen, met verbluffend lekker gebak!

Denk eraan je boodschappen te doen, voordat je de single-track road neemt naar Dalavich. Heerlijk was ook geen wifi, wel tv. Wij hebben genoten van de rust, de natuur en de mooie wandelingen in het zeer oude bos. Bedenk wel, je zit in de middle-of-knowhere.

  • Submitted: Sep 11, 2016
  • Stayed: August 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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traumhafte, abgelegene Landschaft!

  • 4 of 5

Wir, 2 Erw., 2 Kinder haben uns am Loch Awe in der Kinglas Cabin in Dalavich sehr wohl gefühlt! Die Schlafzimmer sind gemütlich und haben tolle, riesige Fenster mit direktem Blick in die Natur. Das Haus liegt ganz am Rand, sodaß man völlig ungestört ist. Das Bad ist großzügig, mit einer komfortablen Dusche. Die Küche ist bestens ausgestattet und der Wohnraum gemütlich- beides ebenfalls mit riesigen Fenstern. Der See mit der Landschaft drumherum ist wunderschön!!! Mit Booten (auszuleihen) kann man ein paar Inseln umpaddeln, eine sogar mit Castle- Ruine. Man kann viele Touren unternehmen: vor Ort wandern (z.B. Wasserfall), nördlich zu Kulturstätten wie: Castles, Steingräber (auch mit Steinkreis), Infos zum früheren Leben dort, ... . An der Küste liegt die Stadt Oban, dort ist einiges zu entdecken und auch im Umfeld. Wir waren 10 Tage hier, ein paar Tage mehr wären schon schön gewesen.

Britta und Werner

  • Submitted: Sep 2, 2016
  • Stayed: August 2016
  • Source: Fewo Direkt, from HomeAway
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Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $66.92
Pet Fee $26.77

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.