3 (all year)
Pine Marten Cabin is a Highland haven on the edge of Loch Broom. The eco-friendly cabin combines architect design skills, local materials and ecologically conscientious techniques to create a place where couples, families and friends can slow down and take time to enjoy the stunning surroundings. The cabin is well-equipped for self-catering, featuring an open-plan living space, a timber deck with views over the treetops to the water, and space for four people to sleep in two bedrooms. It is one of just two holiday homes on the private plot 2.5 miles from Ullapool. Both Ecotone Cabins are entirely self-contained. Depending on availability, they can be booked together to sleep up to six people.
The Ecotone Cabins are in Leckmelm Wood. You can walk to the loch in a few minutes and, being less than three miles from Ullapool, can also walk or cycle to the friendly Highland village for shops and other amenities. This is a fantastic year-round holiday destination. Go island hopping, wild-swimming, hill walking, mountain biking and kayaking on the loch in summer, returning to your cabin to luxuriate in the beauty of the long summer nights where the sun barely sets for five hours before it starts peeking over the horizon again. Alternatively, visit in winter and delight in a landscape of frosty grounds, snow-capped hills, and glittering night skies which, if you're lucky, are touched by the magic of the Northern Lights. Ferry services to Stornaway run all year round, and the mild Gulf Stream weather means that, while it gets cold, roads are rarely affected by winter weather.
Attractions and activities include a full calendar of fun events that include a summer sailing regatta and a cracking Hogmanay party in Ullapool's village hall. It's a region rich with musical talent, fantastic food, historic sites, and wonderful wilderness. The superb design and owner's attention to detail makes Pine Marten Cabin the perfect base for exploring and a welcoming woodland bolt-hole.
Samuel Planterose joined Independent Cottages in August 2022
An architect's eye and an eco-friendly ethos barely disrupt the landscape to ensure its beauty is protected for future generations to enjoy.
Outside: The cabin is set back from the road and is wonderfully peaceful. It has a deck with a table for sitting and admiring the sight of Loch Broom over breakfast as well as an outdoor fire pit with wood supplied and an area to hang hammocks. There is off-street parking.
Additional Information: The cabin is child-friendly, with a cot and a highchair available on request. WiFi, utilities, bed linen and bath towels are included. Pets and smoking are not allowed.
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