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Ben Lui Log cabin

2bedrooms
5sleeps
 min stay varies

Log cabin / 2 bedrooms / 1 bathroom / sleeps 5

Key Info

  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.2 km
  • Great for children of all ages
  • Car essential
  • Pets welcome
  • Private garden

Families

  • Great for children of all ages
  • Pets welcome
  • Cot available
  • High chair available

Description from owner

Description

Ben Lui is a 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.

Further details

A non-refundable deposit of £100 is required on booking with the balance being due no later than 4 weeks

Ben Lui is a 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.

Further details

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.

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.

Location description from owner

The Argyll and Bute 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.

Loch Awe

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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Bed & bathroom

  • 1 Double Bed, 3 Single Beds, 1 Cot available
  • 1 family bathroom

Amenities

  • Private garden
  • BBQ
  • Balcony or terrace
  • Fireplace
  • Cooker
  • Fridge
  • Microwave
  • Toaster
  • Kettle
  • High chair available
  • TV
  • Satellite TV
  • DVD player
  • CD player
  • Linen provided

Will consider

  • Long term lets (over 1 month)

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Access

  • Parking
  • Not suitable for wheelchair users

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Smoking
No smoking at this property

About the owner

Matt H
Response rate:
90%
Calendar updated:
28 May 2016
Years listed:
3
Based in:
United Kingdom

Languages spoken: English, French

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“Great cabin”

Reviewed 22 Apr 2014

Had a lovely long weekend relaxing in front the the fire which was great. The cabin although small was very comfortable. Had a great meal onsite. Owners very helpful.

“Will definately be back!”

Reviewed 1 Feb 2013

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.

“Perfect location with a cosy place to stay after a lond day.”

Reviewed 21 Nov 2012

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.

“Lovely stay”

Reviewed 21 Oct 2012

The location is beautiful, the lodge has everything you need. Just need to make sure you bring your food and drinks as the nearest supermarket is a bit of a distance away. It is compact and cosy!

“Beautiful family log cabin in stunning peaceful location - sheer bliss!”

Reviewed 26 Jul 2012

We have just returned from a few blissful days staying at the Ben Lui Log Cabin in Loch Awe. The cabin is very comfortable and has just been renovated with a kitchen that has absolutely everything you need, the open plan design is very cosy with dining table and sitting room with TV/DVD if required. My kids loved the triple bunk room with a fantastic huge window that overlooks Loch Awe just 50 meters away with free fishing rights for cabin guests. The view is spectacular and well worth the 2 hour drive from Glasgow. The heating was very welcome on the rainy day we had to keep us cosy and there were free games supplied to keep us amused. The double bedroom had a great recess area under the wardrobe where our dog crate could fit into and our little pooch was very happy indeed as a home from home. There is also lovely patio doors that open onto a full length balcony supplied with table and bench for eating outdoors again with beautiful views and very peaceful watching the kids and dog play in the surrounding garden area. The log cabin site has a brilliant community centre that has a restuarant and bar and also offers a takeaway service to eat in your cabin. The menu is varied and at reasonable prices, highly recommend the Surf and Turf or the Mixed Grill, very tasty after exploring the Dalavich Oakwood Trail or Avich Falls not far from the cabin site where you can let your dog run free along with the children. The whole place was of a high standard and felt safe and welcoming. We will definately return very soon as it is a special place to escape from city life.

We're pleased to hear that you had such a wonderful time and look forward to welcoming you to Ben Lui again in the future.

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