Uist Forest Retreat –
In the press

21st April 2019
Uist Forest Retreat opened for guests in August 2018. In the short time since we began building the retreat and then welcoming our guests, we have been delighted to be mentioned in a number of publications, including; The Sunday Times, The Herald, The Guardian and the BBC. See below for some of our achievements so far.

The Outer Hebrides – also in the news

Airbnb – 19 Destinations to Visit in 2019    |     Lonely Planet – Best in Travel List 2019      |     CNN Travel’s – 19 places to visit in 2019

Country File January 2022

Best places to stay for birdwatchers

‘Home to Britain’s largest bird, the white-tailed eagle, as well as its smallest, the goldcrest (it weighs the same as a 20p piece), the island of North Uist is a birding paradise. Guests at Uist Forest Retreat will be treated to views of Vallay Island and the hills of Harris from luxury wooden cabins up in the treetops, where short-eared owls, merlins and hen harriers may also be spotted. uistforestretreat.co.uk’

Uist Forest Retreat Your Scottish Wedding

Your Scottish Wedding  August 2021

11 of the top mini-moon hide aways in Scotland 2021

‘If your minimoon dream includes escaping to the islands do it in style at Uist Forest Retreat where you’ll find luxury treehouse accommodation in the Outer Hebrides. Your self-catered treehouse accommodation is set within sheltered forestry with stunning sea views and access to the Claddach Vallay strand.

You’ll love the wrap-around windows meaning you can make the most of those sea views while you cosy up by the wood-burning stove.’

Uist Forest Retreat Host Unusual

Host Unusual July 2021

25 of the Best Romantic Treehouses for Starry-Eyed Couples

‘Reconnect with nature from the comfort of a rustic treetop cabin, set on the wild and exceptionally scenic ‘edge of Britain’. There are fewer British locations more visually mesmerising than North Uist, part of the unspoilt and sparsely-populated OUter Hebrides. The simple life reigns supreme on this windswept edge of Britain, and you’ll find plenty of natural wonders to tempt you….

Uist Forest Retreat The Telegraph

The Telegraph May 2021

Who needs the Caribbean? The Outer Hebrides has beaches to rival Punta Cana

‘ The site has since been designated a National Scenic Area and is home to a healthy population of birds and deer. With lofty treehouse views of Vallay island bordered by the pines, the upmarket accommodation feels almost Alpine, were it not for the Atlantic expanse at the retreat’s gates.’ 

North Uist Forest Retreat Conde Nast Traveller

Condé Nast Traveller July 2020

10 stays in the UK that contribute to conservation projects

‘Reflecting the surrounding landscape, where prehistoric ruins jut out of undulating peat bogs, Uist Forest Retreat’s treehouse cabins match the wheelhouse design of the island’s Iron Age history. They differ, of course, in comfort and elevated views, which stretch as far as Harris and Vallay.’ 


Visit Scotland  January 2020

15 Mini-Moon Break Ideas in Scotland

‘Immerse yourself in nature on the beautiful island of North Uist. The perfect mini-moon destination giving you the opportunity to explore Scotland’s wildlife and natural fauna. Once you have finished exploring for the day, kick your feet up and watch the world go by as you take in the mesmerising views of the Atlantic Ocean. Seafood lovers will also not want to miss out on trying some of the UK’s freshest shellfish.’

Read more in our romantic blog!


The Times 19th April 2019

’50 best secret beaches in the UK

From hidden coves in Cornwall to wild shores in Scotland, we reveal where to go to escape the crowds — and where to book a room near by’


AirBnB / MSN Lifestyle 08th April 2019

‘Airbnb treehouses to live out your childhood dreams’


AirBnB / Red Online 08th April 2019

‘Unique Airbnb treehouses to live out your childhood dreams’


AirBnB / The Daily Mail 29th March 2019

‘They’re all glass acts! The jaw-dropping Airbnb properties that let the light stream in’


The Herald 12th January 2019

‘From lodges to cabins: Scotland’s 10 best cosy retreats’


The Guardian 25th August 2018

‘It’s not over yet: 20 great late-summer escapes in the UK’

The BBC 06th March 2018

The BBC spotted our image and asked if they could share it on their website, we were delighted for it to be seen here. 

Daily Mail 07th March 2018

The eagle image goes viral…. We didn’t offer permission to any of the tabloids to print the image, in fact we stopped answering their persistent calls in the end. They went ahead and printed it anyway….!

The Sun 07th March 2018

The eagle image goes viral…. 

The Scottish Sun 07th March 2018

The eagle image goes viral….