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
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
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