When you think of lakeside cabins in the UK, modern isn’t usually the word that comes to mind. Often they’re little more than glorified sheds: old, dusty, grimy little abodes. But there’s a new lodge in Scotland that is here to totally upend expectations. It’s called Coorie, and it’s a very, very chic holiday home indeed.
Designed by Glasgow-based architecture studio Cameron Webster, the property is hyper-modern and super-sustainable, but it also blends in with its forested, lochside surroundings. Fashioned out of dark timber, it’s perched on the shores of Loch Venachar in the Loch Lomond and Trossachs National Park in central Scotland, around an hour’s drive from Glasgow, Edinburgh and Perth.
The interior is warm and cosy, decked out with a log burner, high-tech insulation and huge windows from which to view the nearby lochs and mountains. It’s got recycled toiletries, a wood-fired hot tub and an air-source heat pump – all of which gives Coorie some serious environmental cred, too.
With two bedrooms (a double and a twin) and an open-plan upstairs lounge and kitchen space, there should be enough space for you and three mates. The home has its own decking and garden, as well as parking spaces for cars, bikes and kayaks. It’s not short on modern amenities either, so you’ll find Wi-Fi, USB charging sockets and even a network of Sonos speakers. Fancy, eh? Here are a few more shots:
With luxury, adventure and natural beauty in spades, if you ask us, Coorie sounds pretty bloomin’ dreamy. Prices start at £840 ($1,100) for a three-night stay – you can check availability and book on the Loch Venachar Lodges website.
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