Log cabin | 2 bedrooms | sleeps 6
Ben Lui is a recently renovated and lovingly cared for log cabin on the former Forestry Commision land at Dalavich on the shores of the beautiful and tranquil Loch Awe. It is set centrally in approx 1/4 acre of mixed grassland and copse,which is viewed from the new balcony and offers a peaceful and relaxing retreat in idyllic surroundings.
Loch Awe is one of Scotland’s largest and most picturesque freshwater lochs with its wooded shores and scattered small islands and is a popular destination for hill walkers and anglers (boat hire available). Dalavich is host to a well stocked General Store which includes a Post Office and a café and there is also a community run Restaurant and Bar. Further afield, tourist attractions include Inverary Castle and Jail, Innis Channel Castle, the Oakwood Trail and Oban with its many activities, shops and distilleries.
|Size||Sleeps up to 6, 2 bedrooms|
|Nearest beach||Loch Awe 200 m|
|Will consider||Long term lets (over 1 month), Short breaks (1-4 days)|
|Nearest Amenities||700 m|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: Glasgow 150 km, Nearest railway: Taynuilt 22 km|
|Family friendly||Great for children of all ages|
|Notes||Pets welcome, No smoking at this property|
Features and Facilities
|Luxuries||Log fire, DVD player|
|General||TV, CD player, Satellite TV|
|Utilities||Cooker, Microwave, Fridge|
|Rooms||2 bedrooms, 1 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms|
|Furniture||Single beds (3), Double beds (1), Cots (1), Dining seats for 4, Lounge seats for 4|
|Other||Linen provided, High chair|
|Outdoors||Balcony or terrace, Private garden, BBQ|
|Further details indoors|
Interior comprises open plan living/dining room with fully fitted kitchen and logburning stove. The double bedroom and triple bunk room can accommodate 5 people with an extra person sleeping on the overhead bunk in the living room if required. It is perfect for couples, families or a small group of friends.
|Further details outdoors|
Loch Awe itself is beautiful, far away from the hustle and bustle of modern life and as of now, still under-developed with no noisy watersports to shatter the peace. It has many islands worth visiting, including Innis Chonnel Castle, the first stronghold of the Campbells. The remains of Crannogs; pre historic island hut settlements, can still be seen when the loch is low, at different points along the lochside. The fishing is legendary with monster trout up to 30lb (~14Kg), salmon, sea trout, pike, perch, char etc, depending on the season.
There are many beautiful forest walks in the area, including The Oakwood Trail, The Avich Falls Trail and Duncan's Walk, all of which meander through ancient oak and pine forests. Pine marten, fox, wild cats red deer, roe deer, otter and red squirrels can often be seen. There are also regular sightings of eagles and ospreys. Apart from the signed trails, there are up to 100 miles of forest tracks and roads in the area, suitable for the serious walker or mountain biker.
A social club is also situated at the end of the cabin site which is owned by the village but guests from the cabins are warmly welcomed. The restaurant, bar and kitchens have had a complete refurbishment. The bar is open 7 nights a week (April to October) and 4 nights a week (November to March). The restaurant is open for evening meals on Thurday to Sunday and is called The Lochview Grill. A coin-operated laundrette is also available on site.
A non-refundable deposit of £100 is required on booking with the balance being due no later than 4 weeks before the holiday commences. Full payment is required at the time of booking for short breaks and bookings within 4 weeks of the holiday.
Logs cost £15 for 1-2 nights and £25 for 3 nights upwards.
The letting week runs from 4:00pm Saturday to 10:00am the following Saturday, except for short breaks.
Well behaved dogs are permitted to stay with you for a charge of £10 per dog, per week with no more than two dogs allowed.
The Central Scotland/Strathclyde region
Argyll and Bute occupies an enviable position on the doorstep of the Scottish Highlands with easy access to the beautiful Western Isles from Oban.
There has never been a better time to visit Scotland's Islands, to enjoy the breathtaking scenery and unspoilt beaches, to get close to dramatic wildlife, learn about the heritage, participate in a great range of activities, and enjoy the music, food and drink. Oban is justifiably known as the Gateway to the Isles. The town's south pier is the embarkation point for car ferries to Mull, Coll, Tiree, Barra, South Uist, Colonsay, Lismore and Islay. From these islands you can travel further afield to Iona, Staffa and to many of the smaller less well known isles.
Wild, rugged and remote, the Scottish Highlands are among Europe's last great areas of untamed wilderness. With a charm and grandeur of their own, the Highlands are a place where nature rules supreme. Nearby Munros include Ben Cruachan, Ben Lui and of course Ben Nevis, the highest mountain in the UK at 1344m.
Ben Lui Log Cabin is located on the shores of the stunning and tranquil Loch Awe. It is one of the largest freshwater lochs in Scotland with an approximate length of twenty five miles. It is a mecca for fishermen from far and near... and to date holds the British Isles record for the largest brown trout weighing in at just under 32lbs/14.5Kg! Salmon, sea trout, pike, perch and char are also caught on a regular basis, depending on the season.
Loch Awe is beautiful, far away from the hustle and bustle of modern life and as of now, still under-developed with no noisy watersports to shatter the peace. It has many islands worth visiting, including Innis Chonnel Castle, the first stronghold of the Campbells. The remains of Crannogs; pre historic island hut settlements, can still be seen when the loch is low, at different points along the lochside.
There are many beautiful forest walks in the area, including The Oakwood Trail, The Avich Falls Trail and Duncan's Walk, all of which meander through ancient oak and pine forests. Pine marten, fox, wild cats red deer, roe deer, otter and red squirrels can often be seen. There are also regular sightings of eagles and ospreys. Apart from the signed trails, there is up to 100 miles of forest tracks and roads in the area, suitable for the serious walker or mountain biker.
The cabins are approximately five minutes walk from the village of Dalavich which has a shop, cafe and post office where you can enjoy a morning coffee, light lunch and stock up with groceries. Take-away meals are also available from the cafe. Mountain bikes are available for hire, by the day or week.
A social club is situated at the end of the cabin site which is owned by the village but guests from the cabins are warmly welcomed. The restaurant, bar and kitchens have had a complete refurbishment. The bar is open 7 nights a week (April to October) and 4 nights a week (November to March). The restaurant is now open for evening meals on Thurday to Sunday and is called The Lochview Grill. A coin-operated laundrette is also available on site.
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29 Dec 2013
I stayed in this awesome cabin the week of Christmas with my husband and my two boys ages 3 and 7. On arrival the cabin was so welcoming and very warm and cosy. The owners have the cabin so well equi… More
3 Dec 2013
"Well equipped peaceful cabin, in a wonderful setting."
We had a wonderful long weekend in this cabin. Despite awful weather we were warm dry and happily tucked away in the cabin. My 2 year old loved exploring in the forest, splashing in muddy puddles, fee… More
2 Oct 2013
"Perfect log cabin perfect location"
Myself husband brother and sister in law have just returned from a lovely long weekend spent at this wonderful log cabin set in the beauty of the woodlands surrounding Loch Awe.The cabin itself was in… More
2 Sep 2013
"Ruhe + Natur pur - Immer wieder gerne"
Wir (meine Frau und ich) hatten das Blockhaus von Ende April bis Anfang Mai für 5 Tage und hatten trotz des im Grunde ständig schlechten Wetters eine phantastische Zeit dort. Das Schlafzimmer war au… More
20 Aug 2013
"very nice log cabin. Small but very efficient lay out, beautiful large balcony"
We are a family with three teenagers.The cabin is small inside, but because of the large balcony and the large garden area it doesn't feel small. One bed is located in an open attic above the liv… More
24 Jun 2013
"Beautiful and Peaceful Log Cabin."
Ben Lui is a great log cabin very peaceful and tranquil setting. Irene was very helpful and friendly. The Loch View is a great place to eat, food was exceptional and excellent value for money. Grea… More
9 Jun 2013
"Perfect for forest and lake lovers, peaceful and cosy log cabin"
We loved our stay in this cosy and practical cabin, it had everything we needed for the 5 of us. Tastefully decorated. The children loved the triple bunk beds!Very bright cabin with a big decking (sou… More
27 Mar 2013
"Cosy cabin in a tranquil setting"
A great log cabin on the shore of Loch Awe. Great use of space, very nicely equiped and with the log burner & supply of logs, so cosy (snowing outside but still didn't need the heating on). The… More
1 Feb 2013
"Will definately be back!"
We stayed at New Year and were welcomed with the logburner in full flow! We were looking for somewhere where we could relax and ben lui did not disappoint. The cabin has a lovely homely feeling to it and the logburner is an absolute godsend! we loved it that much we have already booked to come back in the summer.
22 Nov 2012
"Perfect location with a cosy place to stay after a lond day."
We had a fantastic stay at Ben Lui.The cabin managed to fit all six of us (2 adults,4 small children),it was cosy but the kids loved it and the verandah was the perfect place to eat when the weather was good.The loch is stunning and we spent alot of time there on the swings and skimming stones, it was the perfect location to have our base with a gorgeous waterfall in walking distance and Oban a lovely drive away.On the whole a fantastic holiday that we're still talking about.
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