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Siskin Eco Cabin

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Cabin
|1 Bedroom|

Description

Enjoy the simple life in Siskin Cabin, a unique hand built tiny house in our regenerative woodland and ecological forest garden on the tranquil Black Isle. The cabin combines environmentally friendly features, artistic touches and rustic charm for a truly sustainable holiday in a comfortable and relaxing spot amongst the trees. The Green Tourism Gold rated cabin is ideal for eco conscious travellers who want to experience simple living surrounded by nature and everything the Highlands offers.
We designed and hand crafted the 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, ‘Coll Eco Cabin’ .
Siskin (named after a small bird!) sleeps up to two people in a double bed, with cooking facilities, a compact dining/seating area, a compost toilet and bucket shower in a small en suite bathroom. The cosy space has a wood burner with firewood supplied from our own woodland. French doors open onto an outside 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!

The cabin is off mains electric and water but has plenty of eco friendly creature comforts to make your stay comfortable but low impact. Instead of WiFi there are games and books, and a radio to keep you entertained. Low voltage lights and USB phone charger are powered by a solar charged battery. There are also rechargeable lanterns as well as a speaker to play music from your smartphone.

In the kitchenette you have cooking equipment and essentials (oil, salt, tea, coffee, sugar), a double gas hob, sink and storage (there is no fridge but a cooler and ice packs are supplied). Fresh drinking water, which can be heated on the gas hob or wood burner, is supplied by a foot pump. 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.

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. Guests are welcome to explore the small woodland, following the meandering paths, and even a boardwalk over the bog garden. There is a stile over the fence for pleasant, 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).

There is a stile over the fence for pleasant, easy walks to Monadh Mor or Redcastle. We are ideally located for travellers on the North Coast 500, but we encourage visitors to slow down and explore the Black Isle and its hidden treasures such as dolphin watching, history, woodland walks and tranquil coastal villages such as Cromarty, Avoch and Rosemarkie.

The woodland is within The Warren Forest Gardens and Eco Cabins, 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’.

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

Price Details
Price per night: £ 103
Price per weekend (Friday, Saturday and Sunday) : £ 103
Minimum no of nights: 2
Sleeping Arrangements
Bedroom 1
1 Double
Address
Address: The Warren Forest Garden and Eco Cabins, Kilcoy Farm
County: Ross-shire
State: Ross shire
Zip: IV6 7RX
Country: United Kingdom
Listing Details
Property ID: 40250
Bedrooms: 1
Bathrooms: 1
Check-in Hour: 16:00
Check-Out Hour: 10:00
Late Check-in: 21:00
Family Friendly: No
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
Off-road parking
Outdoor seating area
Recycling available
Renewable energy
Showers
Tea & coffee making facilities
Toilets
Water saving devices

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