Scandinavian Styled, Wood Fired Hot Tub
Outside there is a Scandinavian styled, wood fired hot tub available for guests. This can be added at the time of booking at a cost of £99 per stay (includes 3 bags of logs.) If required, additional logs can be purchased from our Housekeeper @ £8 per bag. Please be aware that this is a traditional tub and can take several hours (depending on outside temperature) to warm up when first lit. It is a lovely way to relax especially after a day of walking or cycling.
Things To Do
Sloy sits close to the small village of Dalavich on the shores of Loch Awe. The area is very relaxing, quiet and rural. On-Line shopping orders can be delivered from supermarkets in Oban. Dalavich has a small shop/licensed café/post office and a community run social club. Opening hours can vary, so please check with the locals.
Bicycle hire is available from the village. It is advisable to book in advance – call Dalavich Shop and Wild Rowan Cafe. If you want to be adventurous, bring your own boat or canoe. There is a launching facility and boats can be pulled up on our beach. You can explore some of the small Islands on the loch. A visit to the ancient Innis Chonnell Castle, situated on an island directly across the loch, is well worth exploring.
The night skies are spectacular (Aurora Borealis can be visible sometimes!) but please bring a torch as the area around the cabin has no street lighting. Access from both the south and north is by a single track, winding road with passing places. One to take your time with and enjoy the views.
The area around Dalavich offers outdoor activities including walking, cycling, boating, wild water swimming and fishing (free from our beach and anywhere on the loch from a boat). There are great walks and trails accessible directly from the cabin (they range from pre-breakfast short easy strolls to full day fill a rucksack rambles). These trails are also very suitable for mountain biking. A visit to Loch Avich, Loch Avich Falls and the SSSI circular woodland trail are highly recommended and all just a short walk from the cabin.
For the more adventurous, there are spectacular cycle routes on quiet roads to Kilmeford, Ford and Kilchrenan. North of Dalavich there are some lovely hotels to visit such as the Kilchrenan Inn, Ardanasaig Hotel and the Taychrennan Hotel.
Further afield there is:
- Arduane Gardens near Kilmeford (and the adjacent Kilmelford Hotel)
- Cruachan Visitor Centre and Dam
- Ben Cruachan (1126m/3281ft)
- Taynuilt village
- Seafari trip to the Corryvreckan whirlpools
- Easdale Island, home of The World Stone Skimming Championships
And of course Oban, a bustling town known as the unofficial capital of the West Highlands and the gateway to the Hebridean and Western Isles.