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Stylish, Comfy & Cosy Reburbished Traditional Log Cabin In National Park

Bedrooms 3
Space 807 sq. ft.
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights


About the property

3 bed, 1 bath, sleeps 6

Ruskin Lodge Argyll has recently been completely refurbished and offers a welcoming and comfortable home-from-home. The lodge sleeps up to 6 people in 3 bedrooms. There are 2 king-sized beds and 2 singles, which can be made into a third double bed. Hotel quality luxury bed linen and towels are provided for all guests.

The lodge is part of a small collection of traditional privately-owned log cabins which see guests returning year after year. Ruskin Lodge is in an elevated, quiet and bright spot and enjoys views of the surrounding forests and mountains.

The kitchen is well equipped and has an alcove dining area which seats 6. The living room has two giant picture-frame windows with views of the surrounding woodland and has a large TV, DVD player, hifi with iPod dock, small library of books and board games.

Ruskin Lodge is a great base to explore Cowal. It is surrounded by ancient woodland, close to Loch Eck and the Holy Loch and is just a short drive away from Dunoon and all the amities the town has to offer. Bute, the Arrochar Alps, Loch Awe, Loch Etive, Tighnabruaich, Inveraray and Loch Lomond can be reached by car or ferry, offering great day trips and spectacular journeys through some of Scotland’s most romantic, scenic and dramatic landscapes.

Come and stay at Ruskin Lodge, whether you are looking for a relaxing getaway with friends & family, a romantic holiday with your loved one, or a comfortable base to explore Cowal.

You can relax on a large, private, covered veranda and take in the surrounding forests and mountains. We regularly see red squirrels, many types of unusual birds and deer.

We look forward to welcoming you to Ruskin Lodge!



Electric hob, grill, oven, microwave, full sized fridge/freezer and coffee maker. Mugs, coffee cups, plates (flat, side & pasta), bowls, cutlery, pots & pans, glasses, cooking utensils and serving dishes. Olive oil, cooking oil, vinegar, salt, pepper and a starter pack of tea, coffee and sugar will be supplied. Alcove dining area for 6 people.


Spacious and light lounge with 42” TV / DVD player, hi-fi with i-pod dock, books, films and board games.


King sized bed, electric blanket, wash hand basin, wardrobe and chest of drawers.


King sized bed, electric blanket, wardrobe and chest of drawers.


Two full sized single beds suitable for adults or children, electric blankets, wardrobe and chest of drawers. One of the single beds can be set low for younger children. This room can also be converted into a double or a writer’s room / study.


Electric shower, bath, wash hand basin. Luxury hand towels, bath towels & face cloths are supplied.


Covered and gated veranda with views of the surrounding forest and mountains. Table and chairs, picnic table, parking spaces for 2 cars.


Cot with mattress (please bring your own bedding), baby bath, changing mat and high chair available.

Washing machine / dryer.

Wifi internet


The famous Puck's Glen walking trails begin behind the lodges and Benmore Botanical Gardens are a short walk away along a scenic track.

Tourists 'in-the-know' stay in Cowal. It is a haven for wildlife with red squirrels, otters and rare bird species inhabiting some of Scotland's most unspoilt and dramatic landscapes. Within a small area you can explore sandy beaches, rugged hills, lush ancient forests and impressive mountain ranges.

There is also a wide range of outdoor activities, including golf, fishing, horse-riding, mountain-biking and stalking, and visitors can enjoy many cultural events including the Cowal Highland Games, the largest in the world, in August each year.

There are excellent restaurants, cafes and inns in the area as well as traditional shops, tourist facilities and indoor activities in the nearby town of Dunoon.

More Details

Abigail Daly
Member since: 2014
Speaks English
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
21 February, 2018

About Abigail Daly

I moved to Strone in 2015 having fallen in love with the area on my many stays at Ruskin Lodge. I work with charities and tourism organisations and edit a magazine.

Abigail Daly purchased this cabin in 2013

Why Abigail Daly chose Argyll and Bute

Me and my partner bought Ruskin Lodge after discovering the area on a day trip from Glasgow where we were living at the time. Cowal is a beautiful and relatively undiscovered part of Scotland and there are so many different kinds of landscapes - lush ancient forest, dramatic barren mountains, a gorgeous coastline and bubbling rivers.

What makes this cabin unique

The lodge is our idea of a dream holiday escape. It has been completely refurbished and all the gorgeous golden wood has been lovingly restored. It almost shines. I love sitting in the living room and watching the birds and red squirrels in the ancient oak tree. I love hearing the creaks of the logs after a warm day. I love the feeling of the thick, soft carpet between my toes!


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cabin in Argyll and Bute in Scotland

Property Type:
  • cabin
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 807 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Min. age of primary renter: 21
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events not allowed ...
  • Pets considered ...
  • Non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
  • rural
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wood Stove ...
  • Free Wifi
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom - Toilet , Bath with Shower , The shower has a grab rail.
  • A newly fitted bathroom which includes electric shaver point, electric shower so you never run out of hot water, bath and heated towel rail.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , Electric blanket, sink, wardrobe & chest of drawers.
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , Electric blanket, wardrobe & chest of drawers.
    Bedroom 3 - 2 Single Bed , 1 Cot , Electric blankets, wardrobe and chest of drawers.
  • All beds are supplied with hotel quality Egyptian cotton linen. New carpets have been fitted throughout and each room is tastefully decorated. Bedrooms are fitted with blackout blinds and all beds have electric blankets. FAMILIES: we have a Mothercare travel cot, changing mat, high chair, baby bath and children's cutlery, plates and bowls.
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Boat ...
  • Terrace ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Garden ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • limited accessibility ...
  • arboretum
  • autumn foliage
  • bay
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • forests
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • waterfalls
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horse riding
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • pier fishing
  • rafting
  • sailing
  • bay fishing
  • swimming


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Stylish, Comfy & Cosy Reburbished Traditional Log Cabin In National Park
average rating of 4.923077 based on 13 reviews

Relaxing long weekend, all you could ask for

  • 5 of 5

Five of us stayed in the lovely well equipped lodge. Very comfortable beds, hot strong shower and all the kitchen equipment you could ask for. Within very close distance of Pucks Glen for walking and exploring. Not too far to drive to Dunoon, Sandbank, Benmore (walking distance) or a little further afield. Very spacious lodge and a very friendly and informative host. Beautiful part of Scotland.

  • Review Submitted: 17-Aug-2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
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Loved it so much stayed an extra day, lodge is cosy welcoming and warm. Can't wait to go back.

  • 5 of 5

Very hospitable owners, went out their way to ensure we had a relaxing break, the treats left for our dog was a lovely gesture.

  • Review Submitted: 08-Apr-2017
  • Date of Stay: March 2017
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Excellent,could not have been better.

  • 5 of 5

Abigail has thought of everything regarding the lodge.Everything you will need is there.We were only there for 2 nights but we wish it could have been longer.Their only smell complaint we had was that when we arrived the lodge was absolutely freezing,hence we had to put all the heating on.Having said that,once it was heated it was lovely and cosy.Even our 2 gorgeous King Charles Cavalier pups enjoyed it.Thank you Abigail,we will be back,if you will have us.

Mr & Mrs Daniel Allan

  • Review Submitted: 09-Feb-2017
  • Date of Stay: January 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Lovely lodge, spacious and warming.

  • 4 of 5

Lots of walks and great scenery. Would deffinately return.

  • Review Submitted: 08-Nov-2016
  • Date of Stay: October 2016
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fantastic place to stay

  • 5 of 5

We had a super time at the lodge. Beautiful scenery and thoroughly recommend it for walking or just relaxing. Great for dog owners too.

  • Review Submitted: 21-Aug-2016
  • Date of Stay: August 2016
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Comfy, cosy and surprisingly large!

  • 5 of 5

We had a great stay here in this traditional log cabin and would heartily recommend it to anyone! There is plenty room, definitely more than we thought there would be, especially when you see it from the outside. Abigail was very swift with her responses when we had questions and always more than happy to help. The walks in the surrounding area are absolutely fantastic, one of which is Puck's Glen that is right on the doorstep which is a beautiful gorge walk with a stunning waterfall. We live in Scotland ourselves (up in Morayshire) but this was an excellent little getaway, exactly what we were needing for my wife and I plus our dog loved it too! Thanks Abigail!

  • Review Submitted: 17-Jul-2016
  • Date of Stay: July 2016
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Nearest Airport
30 Miles
Glasgow Airport
Nearest Barpub
2 Miles
Coylet Inn
Nearest Ferry
5 Miles
McInroy Point
Nearest Golf
5 Miles
Cowal Golf Course
Nearest Train
10 Miles
Nearest Motorway
15 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
Nearest Beach
5 Miles
Car: recommended

Top two attractions in the area are both within easy walking distance of the lodge. Benmore Botanic Gardens is a pleasant 20 minute walk along a track and Pucks Glen is a minute walk from your doorstep. Argyll Forest Park has a network of walking routes. There is a well stocked mini-market and service station 2 minutes drive away. The lodge is in a quiet location, and is not overlooked by other lodges. There are many great options for drinks and meals in the area - local produce is frequently on the menu and views are spectacular!


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday cabin in Argyll and Bute, United Kingdom

Rental Basis:
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event Price
Winter 2018
8 Jan 2018 - 29 Mar 2018
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
Spring 2018
30 Mar 2018 - 15 Apr 2018
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add £3 per night, per additional guest
Late Spring
16 Apr 2018 - 24 May 2018
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Early Summer
25 May 2018 - 21 Jun 2018
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Summer 2018
22 Jun 2018 - 2 Sep 2018
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
3 Sep 2018 - 11 Nov 2018
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Winter 2018
12 Nov 2018 - 20 Dec 2018
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add £3 per night, per additional guest
Christmas 2018
21 Dec 2018 - 27 Dec 2018
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
New Year 2018/19
28 Dec 2018 - 6 Jan 2019
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Winter 2019
7 Jan 2019 - 8 Feb 2019
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights

Additional pricing information

Refundable Damage Deposit £75

Rental includes hotel quality linen and towels, internet wifi and basic household items such as cooking oil, tea towels, washing-up liquid and toilet roll. Please note that prices exclude electricity, which is charged at cost price (currently 14.216p per kwh peak rate and 6.328p per kwh off peak) and deducted from your Damage Deposit.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.
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