Wildwood - a true Finnish style detached square log cabin set within the small community of Auchterawe and the surrounding forest, offers quality spacious self catering accommodation for families up to 8 or would be an exquisite honeymoon location.
Although Wildwood is set in a quiet woodland area, it is still within easy reach of the village. With walks along the River Oich and the Great Glen cycle route close by, you should pack your bikes and walking boots and enjoy the countryside around Loch Ness and the Great Glen.
Wildwood nestles in the forests surrounding Fort Augustus, this is a tranquil and beautiful location, yet within 2 miles of the village and the most famous loch in the world – Loch Ness. There are many trails through the surrounding forests and alongside the picturesque River Oich. A leisurely walk takes you to Fort Augustus with the historic Caledonian Canal Locks – the gateway to Loch Ness. During the holiday season the village bustles with visitors and is a popular holiday venue, with its many cafes, restaurants and bars. As Fort Augustus is geographically right in the heart of the Highlands it makes an ideal base for your Highland holiday.
The magnificent west coast, with its white sandy beaches, and the magical Isle of Skye are all within a leisurely days drive. Aonach Mor, where you can take a gondola ride and experience a spectacular view of the Great Glen and Ben Nevis is only about ½ hours drive. Winter skiing is available and downhill mountain biking in the summer months. A must is the Jacobite Steam Train journey from Fort William to Mallaig, which crosses the viaduct made famous in the Harry Potter films – one of the finest railway journeys in the world. For a spot of retail therapy, Inverness the capital of the Highlands is about 40 minutes drive.
With the mysterious Loch Ness and all its secrets virtually on your doorstep you do not have to venture far. Take a boat trip on Loch Ness in your own quest of finding that elusive “monster” or experience the quiet and very beautiful south side of Loch Ness. With walks by the river or canal, along with the many forest walks you will find plenty to keep you occupied. The Caledonian Canal runs through the heart of the village so you can watch the boats manoeuvring the lock gates on their way through the Great Glen.
Wildwood is a private and secluded retreat ideal for the discerning holiday maker with deer and other wildlife right on your doorstep. Pine martens and red squirrels are often seen visiting the garden. The lounge at Wildwood is located on the 1st floor to take advantage of the magificent views and has a wood burning stove for those colder evenings. Whether you are sight seeing, actively seeking adventure - or taking time out to relax from everyday life, (perhaps with the odd game of golf) this place will hold you in awe.
If your heart is set on a holiday in a log cabin and Wildwood is booked then why not have a look our similar properties that can be found on the Log Cabins page.
Please note. Cot and high chair not available.
One well behaved dog is welcome at Wildwood but please note that the garden is not secure.
Garden furniture and gas barbecue. Midge eating machine available (cost applies)
The lastest reviews of Wildwood...
We loved our stay at Wildwood. Peaceful setting, close but not too close to Fort Augustus. Clean and pleasant cabin. Would definitely recommend.
Beautiful furnished cottage with woodland stunning views. Fantastic holiday overall lots to do and see. Would highly recommend this cottage and it's location.
If its peace and tranquillity you are after then Wildwood is for you. I took a book with me to read and didn't get past chapter 1 as the view from the window in the upstairs living area is stunning. The cabin is well equipped for your stay and very comfortable. The downstairs bathroom looks newly fitted out and the standard is good throughout. We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at Wildwood and so did our dog!
Wildwood is a stunning property set in the perfect wooded location but only a mile from the village. Walks start from every angle on your doorstep, wildlife, peace and quite in equal measure. The property has everything you need, extremely clean and tidy. With two rooms on each floor that are seperate to the living spaces it is perfect for two families or friends. Highly recommended. Thanks.
Very disappointed, not to see the pine martins! We put bread and jam out every morning which disappeared without trace. We arrived when there was remains of snow on the roof and ground, the cottage standing out from the surrounding woodland. Once inside we made ourselves at home very easily, everything we needed was there especially the log fire which our great dane loved to curl up to each night. Extremely enjoyable peaceful stay. Look forward to returning soon (and seeing those pine martins).
The lodge is exactly as stated. Woodland walks from the doors - ideal forest roads for cycling too. The single track road from Fort Augustus is much better than other single tracks in Scotland. So quiet and peaceful but with the TV to keep grumpy teenagers happy who have an allergy to fresh air - it catered for all. All the rooms were clean and fresh, no evidence of previous dog. Perfect for star gazing with the darker nights. Really enjoyable.
WOW, from the moment we turned the corner and saw our cabin it was like being in paradise, it was as magical inside as it was out, we didn't want to leave the children all decided that we should buy the cabin and stay there forever, it was so nice to be away from the hustle and bustle of life and look out onto so much beauty the cabin was set out perfectly, we are one hundred percent going back next year
hi will stayed at wild wood 28.8 2010. we had a great time. the weather was good to us . the log cabin was great. there was lots of walks around. we went on a boat trip which was great. the royal Scot which is at fort Augustus which is only a 20 min walk from the cabin. the Jacobite steam train from fortwilliam to mallaig was great. we even saw the pine martins at night. the down side was after 13 hrs drive the washing machine did not work the shower in the master bedroom did not work,
16th - 19th September 09 - Excellent few days in this wonderful Log House. The house has everything you could need and the level of specification and attention to detail was superb. Marie, the friendly housekeeper does an outstanding job in keeping the place clean and presentable for all guests, with fresh linen on all the beds, fluffy towels and a welcome pack of milk, shortbread and tea - very welcome after a long journey! Although this is a dog friendly log house you couldnt tell that dogs had previously been there, which is nice for guests with aversions to dogs - not us with Bracken who bounds through the forest without a care in the world. Excellent walks from the back door (situated 2 miles in the forest) but never to far from Fort Augustus and Loch Ness. Superb setting for all sorts of adventures whether walking, cycling, kayaking or shopping in Inverness!
Will definitely be back again.
A great location to stay with lovely forest walks. The cottage was nice, however the only downside was the utility room as it smells disgusting, obviously guests leave wet animals in there, even a good clean didnt get rid of it. The cottage is well presented, but needed a good clean before we could relax for the week. However we had a lovely week and the weather was warm and sunny.
We are not from far away, but with our disabled son it was a beautiful setting and a change of senery, the peace and quiet the other 3 boys enjoyed their holiday the stunning walks on our door step which our spaniel Rooney really enjoyed. Our late night visitor the Pinemartin who came every night, the fox in the wood and the deer. We took a cruise on the Loch which was lovely but no sign of the Monster . Maybe next time. The house was marvelous on arrival with the little extras as well, milk in the fridge, and the shortbread, which disappeared quick. Many thanks for our holiday break, and hope to do it again soon, Thanks Lorna Donald,Gordon, Myles, Grant and Scott and Rooney
Beautiful log cabin in a stunning location! The cabin is extremely well equipped with nothing forgotten - the views from the lounge area upstairs are stunning. It is extremely peaceful, but with Fort Augustus conveniently just down the road for essentials or to enjoy a meal out. There are so many places to visit that you?ll never get bored, but there are also plenty of great walks straight from the doorstep which my dog absolutely loved. If you fancy a bit of skiing, the Ben Nevis range is not far away. I would highly recommend this cabin to everyone - you won?t be disappointed.
Beautiful log house in the most idyllic setting. Upon my arrival I could not help but notice how clean and well equipped the house was. It caters for everything and everyone. Enjoyed fantastic walks with our dog and saw some spectacular scenery, especially on the south side of Loch Ness. Scotland is a beautiful place but staying in Wildwood made it truely special!
Brilliant log house in super surroundings making a truly excellent holiday. Now has blackout curtains in main bedroom.
Very well equipped, we didnt want for anything. Make sure you feed Marty the pine martin - he loves sweet food like bread and jam / honey. Climbed Ben Nevis, travelled the steam train to Mallaig and done plenty of walking through the surrounding forest and by the canal. Absolutely brilliant whitewater kayaking - the best in this country. Will definitely be coming again! Ray from Sussex 6th-13th September 08
A very nice spot full of lovely walks. The cabin is very well equipped. I was very surprised to see three Pine Martins helping themselves to food that we had set out.
Wonderfully QUIET place with beautiful walks from the front door. Can pick up the Great Glen Way by going to Fort Augustus. I would agree with the comment of the previous reviewer re. curtains. Really need to change the upstairs bedrooms window dressing - the velux has NO blind. I have veluxes at home, and couldnt function without blinds. This is a problem in the single room when it stays light in the summer until midnight - never really gets dark. Other than that though, a fantastic house, spotlessly clean. Corinne at Wilderness Cottages very helpful and efficient.
Peaceful holiday - recommended.
We spent a very relaxing week with everything we needed on hand and would certainly use wildwood again.
The only problem were the curtains in the upstairs bedroom need to be heavier and let less light in.