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Coll Eco Cabin

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Cabin
|1 Bedroom|

Description

Enjoy a simple, sustainable holiday in this unique and cosy hand built eco cabin in our regenerative woodland and forest garden on the Black Isle. Well equipped with everything you need for a few days or a longer retreat, the Green Tourism Gold rated cabin is ideal for eco conscious travellers who want to experience slow and simple living. It is ideally situated to explore everything the Highlands has to offer, or for a relaxing retreat where you can connect with the nature around you.

We designed and hand crafted Coll Cabin ourselves to create the kind of place we would love to stay, and we hope you love it too! It is situated in a pleasant, private glade in our woodland garden, where we have this and our other accommodation, Siskin Eco Cabin.

Coll cabin sleeps up to two people in a comfortable double bed, with cooking facilities, a compact dining/seating area, a bench seat which turns into a small desk/workspace, and a compost toilet and ‘whisky barrel’ shower in the small en suite bathroom. The cabin is off mains electric and water but has plenty of eco friendly creature comforts to make your stay comfortable but low impact.

The cosy space has a wood burner with firewood supplied from our own woodland. In the kitchenette you have cooking equipment and essentials (oil, salt, tea, coffee, sugar), a double gas hob with grill and oven, sink and storage and a small 12v fridge/freezer.

Fresh drinking water, which can be heated on the gas hob or wood burner, is supplied by a foot pump (note that there is no hot running water on demand). An old whisky barrel has been repurposed as a shower tray where you can fill the bucket with heated water for a short shower. Organic cotton bedding and towels are provided, with cosy blankets to snuggle into on chilly nights while you watch the flames crackle in the wood burner.

The stable door opens into a small porch and bench for putting on your walking boots, then out onto the deck with table and chairs, and a view across the wood and neighbouring fields, ideal for relaxing after a day exploring the area, and maybe spotting the Red Kites swooping overhead or sheep in the field in front!

There is no direct WiFi in the cabin but 4G data is available on some networks, or just relax with a digital free retreat! There is plenty to keep you entertained apart from screens, there are games and books, a radio and a speaker to play music from your smartphone. Low voltage lights and USB phone charger are powered by a solar charged battery.

Coll means Hazel in the Ogham tree alphabet, and in Celtic mythology Hazel is associated with wisdom, creativity and knowledge, so ideal if you want to work on your next novel or just a workspace away from daily stress, with a compact but creatively inspiring desk space looking out across the woods.

A stay here is ideal for people with an interest in responsible tourism, nature and low impact, Permaculture lifestyles. The regenerative forest garden is full of plants, trees and wildlife and guests are welcome to explore the small woodland, following the meandering paths, and there’s even a boardwalk over the bog garden. There is a stile over the fence for easy walks to Monadh Mor or Redcastle. Please ask if you’d like to learn more and have a tour around the gardens (for a small ‘pay what you feel’ contribution).

We are ideally located for travellers on the North Coast 500, but we’d encourage visitors to take some time to slow down and explore the Black Isle and its hidden treasures such as cycling, dolphin watching, history, woodland walks and tranquil coastal villages such as Cromarty, Avoch and Rosemarkie.

The woodland is within a 2.5 acre Permaculture Learning Action Demonstration (ScotLAND) garden. This is part of a network of homes, smallholdings and community projects across Scotland which showcase what can be achieved using Permaculture, a framework for creating sustainable ways of living. The household and gardens are being nurtured to create an ecologically balanced habitat, and this ethos is continued in the construction of the cabin. Low-impact materials have been used, for example, locally milled larch and sustainable certified timber, sheep’s wool insulation, a green sedum roof, rainwater harvesting, low VOC natural paints, organic towels and recycled wool or plastic bottle mattresses, duvets and curtains. They have been furnished with upcycled, vintage and hand-crafted items using wood cut and milled from the trees around you.

We are a Green Tourism GOLD rated member, this certification recognises the commitment of tourism businesses which are actively working to become more sustainable. Gold awards are acknowledged worldwide as an indicator of good environmentally-friendly practice, as well as acting as a hallmark of ‘green quality’. Above all, we want guests to have a comfortable stay, but also to perhaps take away a few ideas or think about their lifestyles and small changes that could be made towards a more sustainable way of living.

To book online, please click on the Book Now button, where you will directed to the Airbnb website, where you can see the availability and prices.

Price Details
Price per night: £ 109
Price per weekend (Friday, Saturday and Sunday) : £ 109
Minimum no of nights: 2
Sleeping Arrangements
Bedroom 1
1 Double
Address
Address: Muir of Ord
County: Ross-shire
Zip: IV6 7RX
Country: United Kingdom
Listing Details
Property ID: 40181
Bedrooms: 1
Bathrooms: 1
Check-in Hour: 16:00
Check-Out Hour: 10:00
Late Check-in: 21:00
Family Friendly: No
Outdoor Facilities: Seating area, terrace
Features
Other Features
Bed linen & towels
Eco cleaning products
Energy efficient appliances
Fresh water
Games/books/puzzles
Garden
Great views
Isolated location
Kitchen
LED bulbs
Log burner
No pets
No smoking
No Wi-Fi
Off-road parking
Outdoor seating area
Recycling available
Renewable energy
Showers
Tea & coffee making facilities
Toilets
Water saving devices

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