The popular seaside town of Dunoon in Scotland is surrounded by forest and has become a popular destination to build log cabins. Scotland's wet and often cold climate is far from ideal for campers, so log cabins are a popular alternative, providing year-round shelter, whilst allowing the visitor to spend time close to nature.
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Log cabin locations
Log cabins have been built on the shores of two of the local lakes or lochs, Loch Eck and the Holy Loch on the outskirts of Dunoon. There are also log cabin parks along the shores of the Scottish coastline, the Firth of Clyde. There are several cabin parks in the Argyll Forest, within easy reach of the town. Despite being near the seaside resort the cabin parks are situated deep in the forest so visitors can experience red squirrels, deer and other Scottish wildlife on the doorstep. Chase the Wild Goose Holidays has log cabins for rent in the heart of Argyll Forest.
Chase The Wild Goose Holidays
Argyll Forest Park, Argyll
Log cabins in Dunoon come with modern facilities. Despite being built of natural local wood such as cedar wood, the interiors are usually equipped with stylish furniture and fittings and some have wood burning stoves for colder days in the wilds of Scotland. Whistlefield Lodges on the banks of Lock Eck offer a selection of cabin sizes but all have fitted kitchens and bathrooms on ground level. Visitors can choose from a variety of styles and facilitlies offered by the parks. Prices to rent a cabin for a week's stay range from £200 to £600 depending on the time of year.
Self Catering Log Cabins
by Loch Eck
Buying a log cabin
Most of the parks in and around Dunoon offer some of their cabins for sale so people can use them whenever they like. Some parks sell their cabins but rent them out on behalf of the owners, taking a percentage of the rental revenue. Cabins cost around £30,000 and the parks management can offer finance packages to help people buy their own cabins. While owners can use the cabins as often as they like, they are not allowed by British law to live in them. Some cabins are built with better insulation than others so some may not be suitable for use in the winter. Owners will have to pay maintenance charges and ground rent to the park management. For information about having a log cabin built in Scotland contact the Tsarina Imperial Dacha Company
Tsarina Dacha Company
Forrest Estate Sawmill,
Dalry, Castle Douglas,
Buying a pre-erected cabin
Plots of land occasionally come up for sale in Dunoon on which log cabins can be built. There are a number of specialist cabin builders who can supply wooden buildings in flat-pack or build bespoke cabins on site. Cabins can be built as a shell or with all the fixtures and fittings. The cabins may need planning permission from the local authority covering Dunoon, Argyll and Bute Council. Prices for a three-bedroom cabin start around £30,000.
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