Forest Cabins, Ullapool


A pair of mindfully built lochside cabins for 2 or 4, on the edge of a conifer woodland near Ullapool

Child friendly

Eco conscious



Space & setting.

*Brand new*
Cloaked by woodland on the shores of Loch Broom, these cabins have sustainability built into them – quite literally. Crafted from timber milled from the very forest they sit within, every element of them is eco friendly with top-spec natural insulation and renewable heating. Striking black exteriors simultaneously stand out and melt into their epic surroundings, whilst muted neutrals and raw textures inside keep your focus on those bewitching views. Take the yoga mats outside for sun salutations on the deck and you may spy red squirrels scampering past.

A short trip along the road (7 mins’ drive) lies the quaint fishing village of Ullapool. A key stop on the North Coast 500 circuit, it’s famed for its arty shops and seafood eateries. Hire kayaks to explore the coastline — or take a wild sea dip if you’re feeling hardy. You can also day trip to Skye, Lewis, or Harris by ferry from the local port. But return to your cabin while it’s still light, to sit by your firepit and watch the sun sink down over the sea loch. Magical.

Getting here: it’s best to drive.

“Our family purchased the forest in 1992, and 3 generations of us live nearby in our own self-built cabins. We run an ecological timber-building company, which allowed us to design and build the cabins entirely ourselves from the ground up. Our family also run an all-season outdoor children’s nursery, a woodland croft/smallholding, and an off-grid permaculture forest garden and outdoor venue here. We seek to bring about wider positive social and ecological change by providing an inspiring exempla of lower impact, environmentally conscientious, community-engaged enterprise and restorative land management, whilst diversifying the woodland at the same time.” The Planterose Family

My Kip favourites

They love
“Just sitting in front of the floor-to-ceiling windows and watching the trees blow in the wind, a squall pass by, a snow shower fall or the sun dancing on the loch.”

We love
The immersive feel, thanks to all the glass and wood.

You may not love
A 3-night minimum stay. Some noise from the main road during peak seasons (not noticeable indoors). You’ll need a car to get here and explore. Sorry, no pets.

  • “We stayed 3 nights in this cabin and it was a once in a lifetime experience that needs repeating! Everything was perfect from the booking process onwards, with the cabin itself being cozy and incredibly well equipped with a view nobody could get tired of. We'll be back for sure.”

    Elizabeth, January 2023


“The cabins were built using sustainably sourced timber by our own ecological timber building company North Woods Construction, including from trees grown and milled on site. Ecological insulation in the form of sheep wool and wood fibre. Highly energy efficient with deep insulation, great air tightness and renewable heating systems. Waste is separated and recycled, including in-house commercial scale composting. Cleaning products and toiletries are from Miniml, Bio-D and other environmentally responsible producers. We purchase from a selection of environmentally conscious, ethical and local producers/suppliers.”


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  • Forest Cabins, Ullapool
  • Forest Cabins, Ullapool
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  • Forest Cabins, Ullapool
  • Ullapool Harbour
    Ullapool Harbour
  • Hire bikes and explore the stunning Highlands landscapes on 2 wheels — choose from road, mountain and e-bikes.
  • Swim in Loch Broom and discover the remote coastline and sea lochs around Ullapool. Kayak Summer Isles can kit you up for your adventures.
  • The Ceilidh Place in Ullapool started life as a boatshed cafe in 1970. It’s now a cultural hub where you can enjoy music, art, food and drinks.
  • Or dine at The Dipping Lugger; a quintessential modern-Scottish hotel. Standing proudly on the shore of Loch Broom, it offers cosy interiors and mountainous views over award-winning seasonal fare.
  • Day trip to Skye, Lewis or Harris from Ulapool’s ferry port.


  • Two sustainable timber cabins in a forest
  • Cabin 1: 2 bedrooms, both kingsize (can be twinned) with ensuite shower bathrooms
  • Cabin 2: 1 kingsize bedroom (can be twinned) with ensuite shower bathroom
  • Both cabins have:
    • Underfloor heating throughout
    • Bathrobes and environmentally-friendly refillable toiletries
    • Well-equipped kitchens including oven, induction hob and hand blender
    • Basic cooking supplies provided and a welcome box of local produce
    • Open-plan dining/lounge with board games, cards, books and Smart TV
    • Balcony with table and chairs
    • Outdoor firepit and hammock
    • Yoga mat
  • Cot, bedding, high chair, changing unit, potty and extra floor mattress for children available on request
  • Sorry, no pets allowed
  • Onsite children’s outdoor nursery and forest school club (during school holidays)
  • The owners live close by and are available by phone should you need them
  • Bike hire available locally (3 miles away)
  • Drive 7 mins to shops, pubs and seafood restaurants
  • Forest Cabins Short Term Let Licence in line with Scotland’s licencing scheme is number HI-10005-F
  • Booking conditions: 3-night minimum stay
  • Remember to pack: slippers (no shoes indoors please), swimming costumes and beach towels, boots or wellies in winter

Sleeps 2 or 4

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