The Log House

The Log House is self catering and comfortably sleeps up to 20 guests between 9 bedrooms. You'll find photographs, details of facilities, a floor plan and how to check pricing and availability on the Log House page.

The Log House was built in the 1970s from Norwegian timber to an authentic Norwegian design. It is still used as a sporting lodge but is also available to let to anyone who wants to escape to a genuine wilderness retreat.

Garpel Estate

The Log House sits in the middle of the 6,700 acre Garpel Estate. The estate is a traditional sporting estate combined with upland sheep and beef farming. The careful management of the heather moorland, inbye pasture and wetlands has made the estate a haven for wild birds and flowers. The Estate is a designated Site of Special Scientific Interest for its upland birds and a Special Protection Area specifically for hen harriers, peregrines, short eared owls and golden plover.

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"This style of living promises eco-friendly manna for the pysche while togged up in cashmere and birkenstocks."

Fiona Reid, Scotland on Sunday

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"Richard Tufnell is the proud owner of one of only two Norwegian-style log cabins in Scotland... It has nine bedrooms, an authentic Norwegian grass roof, and is let out to parties wanting to enjoy the unspoilt Ayrshire countryside."

Kate O'Donnell, Vogue Magazine

Discover Ayrshire

Within easy distance of The Log House are a plethora of activities and day trips. Ayrshire is "Burns Country" and is also reknown for its many golf courses, including Prestwick, Turnberry and Royal Troon which will host The Open Championship in 2016.

There are also castles, such as Culzean Castle just south of Ayr, and islands including the bird sanctuary of Ailsa Craig and the isle of Arran. Glasgow is also only an hours' drive away with Edinburgh about 90 minutes.

Getting Here

Set in the 6,700 acre Garpel Estate, The Log House is a genuine wilderness retreat in the heart of the Central Southern Uplands of South West Scotland. You'll find travel information and interactive Google map on the getting here page.