Spacious kitchen-dining-living area with log fire, and views over the patio to the garden and woodsOn a sunny May morning: perfect for breakfast on the patio

Entire home/apt

9 guests

3 bedrooms

8 beds
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A three-bedroom log-built house set in woodland on the outskirts of the historic village of Kirkmichael, in the vale of Strathardle in the hills between Pitlochry & Blairgowrie. Spacious, secluded and comfortable but still convenient for everything.

The space

The house has a large kitchen/dining/living area with a well-stocked kitchen with oven/hob, microwave, dishwasher, fridge & freezer and washing machine (plus a tumble dryer in the en-suite bathroom).

The living room includes ample seating around an open log fire, a TV with Free-sat channels and DVD/Blu-Ray player, plus CD player. There are books, games & DVDs on the shelves, so help yourself, and pictures and other personal touches to give it a sense of home. And the whole looks out through large french windows onto a paved patio, the fire pit with its log stools, and the open woodland beyond.

There are three bedrooms: a spacious master bedroom with a super-king bed (which can be detached to make two singles), a living flame fire for extra mood, and an en-suite bathroom (with under floor heating for your comfort); a twin room; and a bunk-bed room with additional pull-out bed (all full single-sized), plus further games & toys for the children. All have generous cupboard/hanging space.

There is an additional shower-bathroom off the main corridor.

Outside there is a large gravel driveway and car port with ample parking space (and more nearby). There is a paved patio area with a large picnic table, an outdoor fire pit, and also a small children's play house.

It's set in a 4.4 acre site with a mix of grass, rocks, trees and shrubs running down to a stream, shading over into a large area of open woods and moorland around.

Guest access

You have the whole house! The guest keys are kept in a key safe which we'll tell you about before your stay. You can come and go as you please. Normal check-in is from 16:00 and check-out from 10:00, but depending on other bookings, early check-in and late check-out may well be possible. We can sort this nearer the time.

Interaction with guests

I'm not on site, but am happy to be contacted with questions prior to your stay. Before your stay, I'll give you the contact number of the local maintenance man who can help you if there are any immediate problems.

Other things to note

It can be very dark around there, so don't forget to have a torch with you if you want to head up to the Log Cabin Hotel or down into the village. We have had guests get caught out, stumbling back lighting their way with mobile phones...


The space
Bathrooms: 2
Bedrooms: 3
Beds: 8
Check In: Anytime after 4PM
Check Out: 11AM
Room type: Entire home/apt

Amenities

Prices
Extra people: 18 / night after 2 guests
Cleaning Fee: 100
Security Deposit: 181
Weekly Discount: 20%
Weekend Price: 299 / night
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Sleeping arrangements
Bedroom 1
1 king bed
Bedroom 2
2 single beds
Bedroom 3
1 bunk bed
Common spaces
1 sofa bed

House Rules
No smoking
No parties or events
Check in is anytime after 4PM

Though it's not a place I can any longer visit frequently; it's still another home, as you'll see from the books, music, photos and other bits there. So treat it right! The cleaner who lives nearby is very house proud as well, and you don't want to get on the wrong side of her. Trust me.

We welcome dogs (for a small surcharge) with the normal rules:
• not to be left unattended in the Property
• to be kept out of the bedrooms and off of the furniture
• any fouling of lawns etc. must be cleared up without delay
• the owner must bring the dog's bed or basket for sleeping in
• ensure that their pets are free from parasites and fleas before they occupy the property


Cancellations

Strict

Cancel up to 7 days before your trip and get a 50% refund. Cancel within 7 days of your trip and the reservation is non-refundable.


Safety features
Smoke detector
Safety card
Fire extinguisher

Availability
On Fridays and Saturdays the minimum stay is 2 nights.

29 Reviews

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Luisa User Profile
July 2017
The Log House is a real treasure, a quiet place away from daily life! I never met Richard, but he have been an amazing host, providing us before the arrival a detailed guide to the house. If you want to run away from work and daily stress, I highly recommend this place!

Jamie User Profile
July 2017
Beautiful, comfortable, and clean. Perfect location for a mini break away from the city and a jumping off point to explore The Highlands. We were a group of 4 adults and 4 children and we had plenty of room and much appreciated how well appointed the cabin is for families. My only regret is that I didn't have more time there. Thank you, Richard!

Hai Ting User Profile
July 2017
Richard is amazing host - although we never met him but he always quick to respond to my messages and solved all the problems i had. I would like to thank him for all the trouble i created! His log cabin is amazing ...literally in the middle of nowhere with little signal - So perfect for us to socialize and not use our phones for the weekend. It was for a surprise birthday gift for a friend and we all loved the place and had a great time! - the garden was a bit wild looking but it added extra charm. We went out for a walk in the surrounding area - some went to the pub and town nearby. I prepared all the food and stuff before heading (catering for 12 people was a pain) but there's a big Tesco on the way to the place for people to stock up! Lastly i would recommend bringing some Midge cream since i got over 40 bites ...someone suggested Avon skin so soft cream ...wish i bought that!!!

Carl User Profile
May 2017
Perfect place on the countryside

Hemmarat User Profile
May 2017
lovely place ever , i will back to stay again soon as possible

Gautier User Profile
April 2017
Staying at Richard's log house was a wonderful experience and a resourcing moment in the nature ! The house is really convenient with everything you'll need for your stay ! We had a great time and I strongly recommend it

Cathy User Profile
March 2017
The log cabin is a unique kind of property set in a beautiful part of the world. It has a special feel and is definitely somewhere we'd consider visiting again. Would be great for young kids!

England, United KingdomJoined in October 2013
Richard User ProfileRichard is a superhost.

I grew up in Kent where I now live. I lived with my family in Glasgow for 13 years. Work (I teach English language to international students) brought me up to Scotland - at the University in Glasgow - and work took me away again. I would happily have stayed for this place if I could.

I loved Glasgow; loved living in Scotland, not least the Highlands, and wanted, if I could, to get a place up here, and finally got the chance.

This place was bought as a retreat from the working week, an adventure for my young son, and a place to host friends and their kids. Once I'd got it, I wished we'd had it years earlier and could keep it for years after. It's the kind of place families will spend every Christmas and every Summer holiday: which is exactly what the previous owners did, and many of the neighboring families do as well.

I'm trying to keep it as a special place (still visit when possible) and I hope you can see that when you visit. My son still loves his log house, as do friends who've visited, and I hope you can see why. There are our books on the shelves, some CDs left behind by us and other guests, photos from our travels on the walls, and other signs that this is still a kind of home.

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