Twin Cabins 
Lochawe Cabins, Argyll 

The twin cabins were designed to sit on the steep slope behind the newly refurbished Ben Cruachan Inn, and are perched on a hillside at the foot of Ben Cruachan and on the banks of Loch Awe. The generous glazed fronts take advantage of the  stunning views over the loch and the hills beyond. . 


Each cabin sits along the edge of a existing driveway, their  discreet entrance accessed via a private courtyard behind the sheltering timber wall.  


The elegant accommodation is on two levels with the kitchen, shower room and sitting area on the upper level, and a king size bed on the lower. The split levels, generous ceiling height and floor to ceiling windows mean the space offers an uninterrupted view out over the loch from the rear of the cabin. The courtyard provides a secluded  and sheltered space to enjoy the outdoors, and is accessed form the patio doors on the upper level..

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  the  shower room  lined in  Black Diamond Richlite, made from recycled post consumer paper. Black shower room  fittings create a  dramatic small  space.  

A compact, minimal kitchen, has a ColorCore worktop  and  birch ply door fronts. It  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 place to store logs . It sits centrally in the space and divides the two levels, with a  breakfast bar extending from the fireplace across the upper level.  

Micro venetian blinds over the three floor to ceiling windows offer levels of shade and privacy from below whilst offering  a view over the loch .   


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 

Year:  2020

Internal area:  23m2

Photos : ECHO 

Status : Built 

Loch Awe Luxury Cabins  rent these cabins  to visitors. Further details can be found alongside other Echo designed buildings on our Rentals page, with links to our clients' chosen rental platforms 


More Echo Bespoke Step Down Cabins  for rent :

Step Down Cabin 1 : built 

Secret Studio : built 

Waterfell : built ( details coming soon)