Lochawe Eco Cabins, Argyll
These twin off-grid cabins were designed to perch on the hillside at the foot of Ben Cruachan overlooking Loch Awe. Their glazed fronts frame the stunning views over the loch and the hills beyond.
Each cabin sits along the edge of an existing driveway, with discreet entrances accessed via a private courtyard behind a sheltering timber wall.
The elegant accommodation is on two levels with the kitchen, shower room and sitting area on the upper level, and king size bed on the lower. The split levels, and generous ceiling height and floor to ceiling windows offer an uninterrupted view out over the loch from the rear of the cabin, and the small courtyard, accessed form the patio doors on the upper level, provides a secluded and sheltered outdoor space.
Natural materials have been used in the interior which is lined in spruce panelling, with a bamboo floor on the upper level and stairs, and natural sisal carpet on the lower level.
A sliding door conceals a shower room lined in Black Diamond Richlite panels, manufactured from recycled post consumer paper. Black shower room fittings create a dramatic small space.
A compact, minimal kitchen, with a ColorCore worktop and birch ply door fronts, houses a hob, fridge, and sink, with storage above and below.
A steel fireplace was constructed to surround the wood burning stove and create a log store. It sits centrally in the space and divides the two levels, with a breakfast bar extending from the fireplace at the upper level.
Micro blinds on each of three floor to ceiling windows, offer levels of shade and privacy from below whilst still offering a view over the loch, and provide shade on hot days.
Clad in Siberian larch, the building is super insulated for year round use, with double glazing and thick sheep wool to all walls, roof and floor. Solar panels integrated into the courtyard walls allow the cabins to operate off grid.
Location : Lochawe Village , Argyll
Client : Lochawe Eco Cabins
Internal area: 23m2
Photos : ECHO
Status : Built
Loch Awe Luxury Cabins rent these cabins to visitors. Further details can be found at https://www.lochawe-ecocabins.co.uk/