Unwind in our stunning self-catering accommodation on North Uist. Our 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 self-catering 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 Uist.
New for 2019 is Dàimh. Slightly larger than its roundhouse sisters and with the same mesmerising forest and sea views.
All the timber is UK sourced and the sedum roof a stonecrop and wildflower, creating a little wildlife habitat. All 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 sea views along the coastline.
- Real wood burning stove
- Large wrap around windows
- Forest and sea views from every room
- Free standing double ended bath with picture window to soak up the views
- Shower (a great shower!)
- Kitchen area with all cooking facilities, dishwasher, microwave, fridge and small freezer
- King size bed, pure cotton sheets
- Balcony looking out across Claddach Vallay
- DAB radio with CD player, aux and bluetooth
- Welcome pack included
- Bedding, towels and bath robes are provided
- Logs for fire included
- TV / DVD / Blu-ray player available on request
- FAST WiFi included (or can be switched off if preferred!)
Coming soon: a communal utility hut:
- Drying space for wet outdoor gear
- Washing / drying machine
- Outside tap for washing muddy boots
Treehouse 1: Cailleach-oidhche
Our easily accessible roundhouse 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.
Treehouse 2: Iolaire
Please note access to this roundhouse 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.
Treehouse 3: Damh
New for summer 2019 is Damh, meaning ‘stag’ in Gaelic. Deer are often seen in and around the forest. The sound of the deer rut in the Autumn can be quite spectacular! The accommodation here has one bedroom with king size bed and tremendous views. It is also slightly bigger in all areas. Every room has outstanding forest and sea views. Like our roundhouses, Damh is tucked away amongst the forest with plenty of privacy as it looks out over the treetops. Access is by a ramp. Now taking bookings from June 01st.
Damh: more images coming soon
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.
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