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The Log House - Cumnock

Muirkirk, Ayrshire
Sleeps 20
Bedrooms 9
Bathrooms 4
Change Sat
Dogs welcome 4
3 star
Downstairs bedroom
Downstairs bathroom
Waterside views
Open fire / woodburner
Internet access
Fishing onsite / nearby
Family friendly
Log Cabin / Lodge
Towels included
Highchair available
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At a glance

  • An unusual 1970's log cabin in the heart of Ayrshire
  • A large deck outside for evenings under the stars
  • Surrounded by 6,500 acres of moorland, a Site of Special Scientific Interest
Property code: CA352

This stunning holiday home is built into the rolling landscape of East Ayrshire, amid farmland and hills. It''s the perfect venue for your next special occasion trip.

Surrounded by 6,500 acres of beautiful moorland and within a Site of Special Scientific Interest, this unique log cabin can comfortably sleep 20 people across nine bedrooms. With its spectacular location, this property has been constructed to a Norwegian design and is a spacious retreat for large groups of friends or family. Guests looking to relax and recharge will be in their element, with fabulous walks, outdoor activities and varied wildlife on the doorstep.

The property consists of two buildings which have been joined together to create a large and comfortable holiday home on one level. It’s full of character and charm, with colourful decor and design touches which complement the traditional cosy cabin feel. Comfortable furniture can be found in the many social spaces, offering plenty of opportunities for guests to interact or find a quiet space to themselves.

The central living accommodation is situated in the main wing of the house. The well-equipped kitchen is a welcoming space for the keen chefs in your group to put their culinary skills to the test, preparing a meal for everyone after a busy day. Guests can gather around the main table in the dining room to enjoy a bite to eat or even just a catch up over a morning cuppa. An open fire is at the heart of the large sitting room, which is an ideal space for entertaining or simply enjoying a wee dram and good conversation into the early hours. Within this wing are four of the bedrooms, two doubles (one with its own en-suite), a twin, and a family room with bunks and a single bed. As you head into the next wing of the cabin, a second sitting room provides a cosy space for guests who fancy snuggling up with their favourite film. A further two double bedrooms, two twins and one family room complete the spacious accommodation, ensuring everyone has a comfortable place to rest and recharge.

The property is located within the picturesque Garpel Estate, which consists of a mixture of different landscapes. It’s also a haven for birds and other wildlife, making the private garden of the cabin a perfect spot to take a seat and see what you might capture on your camera. A large decked area provides a super space to gather everyone together to enjoy a little al fresco dining while you soak up those wonderful views.

Dogs are charged at £20 each per full or part week.

Please note there is a refundable £250 security deposit for this property payable closer to the start of your holiday.

  • 9 bedrooms - 4 doubles, 2 family rooms with double bed, bunk bed, and single, 3 twins
  • 4 bathrooms - 1 en-suite, 1 bathroom with shower and separate WC, 2 bathrooms with separate WC
  • Electric oven, microwave, dishwasher, fridge
  • Utility room with washer/dryer
  • TV, DVD player
  • Wi-Fi included
  • Mobile signal limited
  • 4 dogs welcome but not in the months of April, May & June due to lambing and nesting
  • Open fire - logs included
  • Free Salmon & Trout Fishing with 2 permits provided
  • Dumfries House 20 mins away by car
  • Parking available at front of property
  • Regret no Stag, Hen or groups of young parties 
  • Property is only suitable for Families

As this is such a fantastic rural area of Scotland, it's ideal for those looking to step back from the modern world and get back to nature. Pull on your walking boots and head out on one of the many nearby trails which pass your front door. They include the River Ayr Way, where it's quite possible you'll spot an array of wildlife including black grouse, hen harriers and short-eared owls. Keep your camera handy! The town of Mauchline (7 miles) and the village of Muirkirk (10 miles) both have a variety of shops for picking up supplies, while the former has a traditional pub and restaurant as well. For a relaxing day on the coast, head 16 miles west where you'll find the many fabulous sandy beaches of Ayrshire. Keen golfers are spoilt for choice in this area, with the championship courses of Troon and Prestwick both within 20 miles of the cabin. Guests of all ages will love exploring the woods, beaches and parkland at the National Trust for Scotland's magnificent Culzean Castle, which is a 25-mile drive away. Perched on the cliffs, it's a super day out for all the family with 40 buildings and secret follies to be discovered along the way.

Gavin Grant

This property is personally managed by Gavin.


From guests that have stayed at the property.

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Reviewed by Catherine 23rd October 2021

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Wonderful property, homely and spacious for a large family get together. Dogs are welcome which is important to our family. Fantastic surroundings and wonderful views even in the autumn when its wet and cold outside. The local people are so friendly and helpful. Cant wait to go back for a third visit.

Reviewed by Pamela 28th August 2021

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Lovely area, lots of room for large party family and friends.

Reviewed by Barbara 21st August 2021

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We had a great holiday with children and grandchildren in a huge house with a stunning location. Quite unique in style,well equipped and comfortable. Some furnishings a little tired but well worth the reasonable price. Plenty of trips within easy distance. Children aged 2 to 14 loved it.

Reviewed by Alison 14th August 2021

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This was our 2nd time at the Log House, this time for a family get together for a 70th birthday. The layout is perfect for a big family or friends. The house is very well equipped and very spacious. There are lovely walks from the door and some great places to visit, such as Ayr and Culzean Castle. I would highly recommend the Log House.

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Note: As the postcode is used to identify the general area of the property, it may not always reflect its precise location, therefore please only use this map as a guide.

From the isolated and peaceful Shetland Islands in the north to the thriving border towns and cities in the south, across wild mountains and serene lochs, and encompassing over 700 islands, Scotland’s rich and dramatic landscape simply must be seen to be appreciated. Scotland is home to the ten highest mountains in the UK – including Ben Nevis, the UK’s highest peak – and is bordered by three seas, offering epic scenery unlike any other you may have seen.

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With so many beautiful places to visit and things to experience, a break to Scotland should not be missed. Our fantastic Scottish holiday cottages will ensure a truly memorable getaway. Whether it’s a dog-friendly countryside cottage for two, or a vast and resplendent castle for the entire clan on a tranquil island, we have a holiday in Scotland to suit everyone.

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