When you first arrive at Kabn Company, on the shores of Scotland’s dramatic and spectacular Loch Fyne in Argyll and Bute, you might briefly wonder how to fill the time.
There’s no TV, the nearest town is a 15-minute drive away and mobile signal can be patchy.
But before doubt can truly settle, what seemed like shortcomings soon transform into blessings.
The raw, pristine allure of the country’s west coast envelops you, with the utter remoteness of the cabin becoming a sanctuary for rediscovery and rejuvenation.
Within moments, the Kabn will have you living the country dream – stoking fires (wood is provided), grinding beans for fresh organic coffee, and letting the sweeping views of the loch just steps away transport you to a new level of tranquility.
Come evening, the sky is painted in hues of oranges, pinks, and purples. As the loch reflects the twilight spectacle, pour yourself a glass of fine Scotch whisky, its smoky notes bringing warmth as the cold night sets in.
As you attempt to stoke the fire, the logs at first seem unyielding, and the initial flames appear hesitant.
But with the Kabn’s handy guide and a bit of persistence, the wood starts to crackle, the flames grow stronger, and soon enough, a roaring fire pushes back the evening’s chill.
Nights at the Kabn are magical. The spaces, while epitomizing luxury, remain humble, allowing nature to take centre stage.
From the organic coir, lambswool & recycled denim mattress ensuring you rest soundly, to the charred larch cladding of the cabins, nature and luxury are intertwined exquisitely.
And with each stay, the promise of a tree planted is Kabn’s ode to the environment, a pledge of love and responsibility.
A short stroll away, another adventure beckons at the Wild Kabn Kitchen on the estate.
Within a characterful greenhouse, Chef William Hamer collaborates with Kabn Company to orchestrate a wild cooking experience that is truly Scottish – an exploration of the intricate dance between food, fire, and nature.
As you dine, each bite tells a tale of organic, sustainable practices, with every plate curated by Chef Hamer painting the rich flavours of Scotland in an unforgettable culinary masterpiece.
When you do venture out – whether to Wild Kabn Kitchen or the quaint nearby town of Inveraray with its tearooms and gift shops – every return to the Kabn feels like coming home.
Not far from your own luxurious cocoon, another cabin sits subtly, blending effortlessly with the surroundings.
While each of the two cabins sports a distinct architectural layout – one with a Japanese-inspired glass slatted gable, the other boasting a panoramic glass corner – the essence of what they offer remains constant.
If you have any more questions during your stay, Amber and her husband Charlie – who founded the cabins – are just a quick WhatsApp away, replying with concierge-like speed and warmth for any query guests may have.
Yet, as with most concerns, they diminish to mere footnotes once you’re ensconced in the vast majesty of the estate.
The gentle lapping of Loch Fyne, the aroma of the wood-burning stove, and the sheer scale of the natural beauty around quickly overshadow any trifling apprehensions.
As the evening winds down and your mastery over the fireplace becomes second nature, a sense of deep contentment washes over you.