The cabin sits right on the edge of a national scenic area, sat amongst several mature sessile oaks. It feels remote, tucked away from the road and 100 m down the track from the nearest property. It was great for our family, with books, toys, a cot and a high chair all supplied.
We stayed a week in late February to March and got a great window of bright sunny days with frosty mornings. We were out each day cycling and hiking with our 16 month old. The one day it did rain heavily we really enjoyed resting in the cabin. We saw Jays, Fallow Deer, Buzzards, a Greater Spotted Woodpecker and even a Tawny Owl just from the cabin. There was a good selection of entertainment from satelite tv and internet to a wii, dvds and books for wet weather.
There is still so much to see in the area and the Stavlaft was a home from home. We hope to be back soon to stay in the Stavlaft and try to emulate the Norwegian 'Hytte' lifestyle in this beautiful part of big tree country.
Although, technically this IS a log cabin, it's considerably plusher than the modest name would suggest. It's beautiful, spacious, comfortable and in an amazing location.
The living space is open plan and stylish - you can see the huge tree trunks that make up the frame and the roof - and it makes for a great space to relax. I should also say that it was immaculately clean throughout.
We had mixed weather, but on the couple of bright mornings, we managed to have breakfast sitting outside in the sunshine, surrounded by the trees. There's a wood burner with loads of fuel in the sitting area which helped make the February nights super-cosy. (Although, in fairness, we'd have been warm enough without it, who can resist a wood-burner?)
It's well-equipped entertainment and kitchen-wise and the wi-fi was quick too, which was an unexpected bonus. Underfloor heating is another welcome perk.
There is loads to do in this area which is why we went, but during our stay our 4 year-old made friends with the owners, Fia and Alistair's, boys. Everyone was really welcoming.
I searched in vain for an electric ice-crusher for my cocktails, but I will grudgingly forgive this oversight.
In a nutshell, it was a brilliant, tranquil stay and we left truly relaxed. We will be back for sure.
This log cabin is very peaceful in quiet suttoundings. It is only about 5 miles from Dunkeld. We had lots of long walks - round Loch Leven, Dalguise to the Hermitage,
H ermitage Trail and other strolls. Me in a my mobility scooter. The cabin is also suitable for disabled people and our dog was completely relaxed. An unexpected bonus was a get together of Scottish musicians in the Taybank Pub after an excellent meal. Strongly recommended.
Welcoming and very attractive Norwegian style cabin in a very peaceful spot. Really felt we had got away from it all. The cabin was very well equipped and had everything we needed.
Beautiful accommodation which had everything we needed and more. Clean, homely and with an amzing rope swing which created much laughter and memories.
Perfect location for exploring the surrounding area.
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