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Siskin Cabin

Muir of Ord, Ross shire

Back to basics eco-friendly escape at this utterly charming cabin in the Scottish Highlands.

  • 2
  • 1 bedroom
  • 1 bathroom
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from £75 per night

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Please note that the minimum stay for this property is 2 nights

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The highlights
  • Designed and built by the owners, low-impact materials have been used throughout, for example, locally milled larch and sustainable timber, sheep’s wool insulation, a green sedum roof, rainwater harvesting, low VOC natural paints and upcycled and hand-crafted furniture.
  • Take a bucket shower in a whisky barrel!
  • The deck boasts views over woodland and nearby fields where Red Kites are regularly seen swooping overhead.
  • Public transport can take you from Inverness airport or railway station to within one mile of the cabin.
  • Books, games, and a radio are included to keep guests entertained.
  • The cabin is ideally located for travellers on the North Coast 500 or exploring Inverness, the Black Isle, Cairngorms, Loch Ness and Glen Affric. 

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  • The cabin is off-grid, so without mains electricity or water, but there are low voltage lights, USB phone charger (run from a solar charged battery) and a refillable water tank of fresh, filtered water.
  • Basic essentials such as tea, herb teas from the garden, coffee, milk (or soya milk) and kitchen condiments are included, as well as a supply of firewood and kindling.
  • The owners also offer a breakfast hamper of home-made organic goodies (light sourdough rye bread, homemade jam, eggs from our hens (if available), muesli and granola, plus extra milk, and butter, or a vegan version with soya milk, vegan butter and baked beans, for £12.

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The detail

Spend days exploring the Scottish Highlands and retire to this marvellous rustic wooden cabin. It sits amongst the trees and has a cosy wood burner leaving guests with the simple task of sitting back with a fresh mint tea to reflect on the day.

Tucked away, in a secluded corner of the woodland garden, this is an ecological paradise for those wishing to get back-to-basics on a permaculture micro-small holding. Snug and intimate, it is ideal for romantics who want to press the pause button, turn off devices and escape the stresses of everyday life.

The cabin was designed and hand-crafted by the owners and is completely off-grid. The entrance is via a wooden ramp which take guests to a charming deck area with outdoor table and chairs. Then, through delightful patio doors, they enter the cosy room which incorporates a comfy double bed, dining and kitchen area. Ecology is at the heart of every detail of this charming property. The mattress and soft, warm duvet are made from recycled plastic bottles and the curtains from recycled wool blankets. Wooden shelves, handy for bedtime reads and morning mugs of coffee, run along the wall above the bed and a large window looks out onto the lush greenery outside.

The dining area consists of a table for two and there's a simple kitchen, where a cooler acts as the fridge. There's a gas hob though, so whipping up breakfast (perhaps with an optional hamper of homemade organic treats) and simple suppers is a breeze. In the corner of the cabin sits a wood burner keeping guests cosy on chilly evenings. A sliding door leads through to the stylish bathroom which hosts a compost toilet and bucket shower.

Siskin Cabin is situated on the spectacular Black Isle in the Scottish Highlands which has a wealth of stunning views and a rich eco-system. The area is full of hidden treasures including cycling, dolphin watching, plenty of history and wonderful woodland walks such as the magical Fairy Glen. It is close to tranquil coastal villages such as Cromarty, Avoch and Rosemarkie, where guests can pick up supplies. For food, head over to Sutors Creek at Cromarty for Scottish seafood and pizza. Or enjoy dinner and drinks at MacGregor’s or Black Isle Organic Bar in Inverness.

Features
Essential
  • No Smoking
  • No Dogs
Living Spaces
  • Open fire/Woodburner
  • Games/Books
Kitchen/Utility
Bed/Bath
  • Towels (bath)
  • Shower
Outside
  • Garden/Outdoor Space
Also Available
  • Off road free parking
Nearby
  • Pub/Bar
  • Restaurants
  • Beach (sea)
  • Boat trips
  • Fishing
  • Mountain Walking
  • Beach (lake)
  • Golf
  • Museums/Galleries
  • Cycling
  • Historical sites
  • Rock Climbing
  • Wildlife
  • Bird watching
  • Horse riding
  • Mountain Biking
  • Nightlife (low key)
  • Supermarket/food shop
from £75 per night
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Please note that the minimum stay for this property is 2 nights

SAVE TO WISHLIST
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How to book

Siskin Cabin is listed in affiliation with Airbnb.

You can book online now at their website. Just click the button and we'll send you there to see more info and to book...

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  Nearest Airport
Inverness Airport - 30 mins

Detailed pricing info

We have a single nightly rate of £75 all year round, with a two night minimum stay, plus a £15 cleaning fee per stay. We offer a 15% weekly discount.

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