The self-catering treehouse style cabins are nestled amongst the forest where you can look out to long sandy beaches, Vallay island and the hills of Harris in the distance. Be mesmerised by the ever changing colours of the Atlantic ocean as the tide comes and goes, completely changing the incredible view from every room of your cabin throughout each hour of every day.
Look out for the goldcrest, the UK’s smallest bird, and the UK’s largest and most incredible bird the white-tailed eagle (sea-eagle). Relax by the wood burning stove or soak in the views from the freestanding bath. This is an ideal retreat for couples wishing to truly ‘get away’ from it all and unwind in the exceptionally scenic landscape of the Outer Hebrides.
Both circular cabins (Cailleach-oidhche and Iolaire) are based on the prehistoric wheelhouse design of the Iron age, the remains of which can be seen in many places throughout the Western Isles.
All the timber is UK sourced and the sedum roof a stonecrop and wildflower mix to create a little wildlife habitat. Both cabins are raised of the ground in the style of a treehouse, to leave the ground below untouched and to give the best opportunity to admire the unrivalled views along the coastline.
- Real wood burning stove
- Large wrap around windows
- Free standing double ended bath with picture window to soak up the views.
- Kitchen area with all cooking facilities, dishwasher, microwave, fridge and small freezer
- King size bed
- Balcony looking out across Claddach Vallay
- DAB radio with CD player, aux and bluetooth
- Welcome pack including a selection of local produce and complimentary bottle of wine
- Bedding, towels and bath robes are provided
- Logs for fire included
- TV / DVD / Blu-ray player available on request
- WiFi included (or can be switched off if preferred!)
Coming soon: a communal utility hut shared between both cabins:
- Drying space for wet outdoor gear
- Washing / drying machine
- Outside tap for washing muddy boots
Cabin 1: Cailleach-oidhche
Our easily accessible cabin with a low access ramp to the front door. Cailleach-oidhche means ‘owl’ or literal translation ‘Night lady’! We are fortunate to have long-eared owls in the forest and hearing the ‘squeaky door’ chicks is quite an experience! You can also see short-eared owls hunting in the area during the day.
Cabin 2: Iolaire
Please note access to this cabin is by a number of steps. Iolaire translates as eagle. Both the white-tailed eagle (or sea-eagle) and the golden eagle are often seen in the area with the sea-eagle often seen flying by both cabins.
The secluded forest cabins are accessed by an uphill forestry track and are approximately 400 meters off the main road. Please be aware that whilst the track is suitable for most cars it is a working forestry track and may not be suitable for low vehicles. This is a working forest and we have many people enjoying a walk up the track here so we ask all visitors to respect the 10mph speed restriction.
The cabins are complete and we are pleased to have welcomed our first guests from early August. We have a minimum stay of 2 nights with longer stays at a discounted rate. If you would like to receive our newsletter with updates including plans for new accommodation in the future, please sign up below to keep in touch.