When Cove Park’s artist residency programme is not in progress you can hire a pod or one of the cubes in the converted shipping containers. Founded in 1999 by Eileen and Peter Jacobs, Cove Park’s annual programme of residencies enables artists to undertake research and develop new projects. The Cubes were produced by the London-based company Urban Space Management from recycled shipping containers, and the ‘Pods’, wooden buildings designed were by Glasgow-based architect Andrew McAvoy.
The location delivers the spectacular views; situated on a 50-acre site overlooking Loch Long on the Rosneath peninsula, Cove Park is on the fringes of the Loch Lomond and the Trossachs National Park.
The site itself has a varied history. Initially farmland, it was used during the Second World War to store ammunition. Subsequently it became a conservation park, dedicated to the preservation of indigenous plants, flowers and wildlife.
A pod which can sleep up to 4 costs £120 a night. Cubes for rental as individual units from £50-60 per night with a 2 night minimum stay for 1/2 people. Discounts offered for longer stays. Studios can be booked for £20 a day.