Inverlonan, Argyll


Three gorgeous off-grid architect-designed cabins, on the shores of glassy Loch Nell (each sleeps 2)

Dog friendly

Eco conscious



Space & setting.

The west coast of Scotland is famously spectacular, with a rugged coastline and soaring mountains. But a 15-minute drive from Oban lies a wilderness paradise that’s free from any tourists: simply acres of private farmland, beech and oak trees, cut through by the serene Loch Nell. It’s a place to truly escape the hustle of the real world and immerse yourself in nature.

Your adventure begins as you’re boated (or driven) up the loch to your remote cabin, which blends seamlessly into the ancient oaks of the shoreline. There are 3 to choose from – 2 gleaming corten, one galvanised tin – and once you’re dropped off, it’s just you and total silence. The cabins are even more beautiful inside, with a luxe minimalist style, huge windows, a kitchen crafted from native ash, and a romantic mezzanine bedroom. Totally off grid, you’ll need to light fires to brew your morning coffee or heat water for an alfresco shower. Spend your days exploring the loch on SUPs and kayaks, wild swimming with white-tailed sea eagles soaring overhead, and steaming in the lochside sauna, then be whisked away to a secret lochside location for a truly magical wild dining experience. This is a place to slow down and reconnect with nature’s beauty and rhythms. It will rejuvenate your soul.

Getting here: drive or train to Oban (overnight sleeper from London Euston) then taxi (15 mins).

Owners of The Wilderness Cabins

“We wanted to diversify out of simple sheep farming, so we began an ambitious project to run our farms and land in a much more ecological and biodiverse way. We planted acres of woodland and developed these cabins as a low-impact but high-quality way to really experience this extraordinary setting.” Owners Lupi and Sanja

My Kip favourites

They love
“Waking up with an invigorating wild swim then cooking and eating breakfast alfresco, all fresh local produce, which we deliver to your door daily.”

We love
The breathtaking setting, and the mix of high-quality Scottish interiors (Homer settle sofas, Henry Swanzy conker tables, Woodpop artwork) with the simplicity of off-grid living.

You may not love
Your eco-toilet is a few steps away in a little cabin of its own and the shower is alfresco; you’ll need to light a fire to warm the water. No WiFi (though there is 4G). No pubs or shops within walking distance.

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  • "A beautiful place. We loved the ancient oaks, the mist rolling in off the loch, the seclusion. Had a great time paddling the kayaks and paddleboards on the loch. We had the most incredible meal cooked for us by Jordan, sat out on the deck, slurping fresh oysters from the shell and drinking champagne. And then we were left alone to fend for ourselves and realised we have no fire-lighting skills and we became obsessed with keeping the fire going and heating water just in case! We definitely won't survive any nuclear apocalypses but good to find that out now!"

    Elle and Colin, September 2020
  • "We arrived with over-ambitious plans to leave the Bothy early morning and set off for day-long adventures - but on arrival we realised this was not necessary and surrendered to a few days spent drinking gin, mastering the art of BBQ, listening to the silence and lazily navigating the loch in kayaks. We've loved every second and only wish we'd stayed longer. Thank you Lupi and Lesley (special thanks for the emergency Reisling!) for a magical stay. We'll be back for winter."

    Robyn and Charlie, summer 2020


The cabins are completely off-grid with solar power (back-up generator for winter months). They are built on stilts so could in theory, be taken down and leave no trace or environmental impact on the surroundings. Rainwater harvesting. Toiletries and detergents used are all organic/bio-degradable.


  • Loch Nell
    Loch Nell
  • Oban © Visit Scotland
    Oban © Visit Scotland
  • Wake up with a wild swim then warm up in the lochside sauna
  • Explore Loch Nell by SUP or kayak: there’s an ancient fortified dwelling (which offered protection from Picts, Vikings etc) in the middle of the loch.
  • There’s a fishing rod in each cabin. Fish for trout then grill your catch for supper. Feeling lucky? There’s a £100 prize if you catch an Arctic Char! (Photo then release, not for eating please). Or order a Pizza Hamper to cook in the outdoor pizza oven, or a BBQ hamper with meat from the owners’ farm.
  • The surrounding woodlands and wider area are home to some of Scotland’s most iconic species: pine marten, red squirrel, otters and wild cats on the ground, hen harriers, merlins, white-tailed sea eagles soaring up above. You may also see the rare and protected Marsh fritilary butterfly.
  • Celebrating something special? Book onto a totally unique, off-grid wild dining experience with highly-acclaimed chef Tim Kensett. You’ll be collected from your cabin and taken to a secret lochside dining spot where dinner will be cooked over a fire using the freshest and most local, seasonal and ethically-sourced ingredients he can find – including produce from the owners’ gardens and meat from their farm.
  • The grounds are rich in Neolithic, Iron Age and Middle Age history and mythology: you can easily walk to mysterious stone circles, cairns, duns and ancient burial grounds.
  • If you can face leaving, the local area’s a cycling paradise, set on the Caledonian way.
  • Day trip to the glorious Loch Lomond and Trossachs National Park, or take the foot ferry from Oban to Kerrera island with its ruined castle and crystal-clear swimming coves.


  • A trio of standalone cabins on the shores of Loch Nell. Each has:
  • Open-plan interior with sofa and kitchen downstairs and a mezzanine bedroom
  • Outdoor bathroom (shower and eco toilet)
  • Organic toiletries and luxury hammam towels
  • Fully equipped bespoke ash kitchen with Argyll pottery, a Charnwood wood-burning cooking stove, icebox (changed every 24 hours) and basic ingredients
  • Indoor table, sofa and woodburner
  • Board games, books and binoculars
  • Outdoors: wood-burning oven (pizza etc), Kadai fire bowl (BBQ) and small camping gas stove for easy cups of tea
  • Stand-up paddleboards, kayaks, life jackets, fishing rods
  • Lochside wood-burning sauna
  • Daily breakfast included and delivered to your door (eggs, bacon, sausages, muesli, yoghurt, bread, jam, Argyll Roasters coffee)
  • On-site supplies store with meat from the owners’ farm and high-quality local produce
  • Food hampers can be delivered to your door (meat box, fish box, burger box, pizza box etc)
  • Wild dining experience can be arranged with a local chef
  • Drive to a pub / shop / restaurant
  • Bethea is dog friendly
  • Staying rules: the site has open water, high drops and rugged terrain, which represent potential hazards. It is guests’ responsibility to behave with due care and the owner will not be held liable for any damage or injury caused on site due to risky or reckless behaviour
  • Booking conditions: a 2-night minimum stay
  • Remember to pack: wellies and waterproofs for winter months; bikes

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30% deposit, with the balance due 8 weeks prior to stay.
Cancellations: 8+ weeks prior to stay: deposit refunded, minus a £30 processing fee.
6-8 weeks prior to stay: deposit retained, 70% balance refunded, minus a £30 processing fee.
4-6 weeks prior to stay: 50% of the total booking fee retained, 50% refunded, minus a £30 processing fee.
No refunds if booking cancelled within 4 weeks of stay.
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Yes, the cabins run on renewables with enough power to charge a phone, lights and small appliances… however it is limited — all part of the off-grid experience! There’s no WiFi, although there is some 4G connectivity, depending on network.

The owner / manager will always be around for check in and to help you make the most of your stay. There’s also a contact number for any questions or in case of emergency.

Yes – each cabin has a wood-burning stove and a supply of wood.

Yes, you’re provided with masses of bottled water.

Each cabin comes with a Yeti adventure cooler which is perfect for keeping everything you need chilled. You can order groceries in advance and they will be here waiting for you.

No – they can only be accessed by buggy, foot or on water; all part of the adventure! Parking is located at the main farm, just under a mile from the site.

Yes, you’ll find natural, environmentally-friendly products that are sensitive to the surroundings and suitable for an off-grid stay. Guests are asked to avoid using their own toiletries — unless the products are super eco-friendly, too!

Yes, Beatha is dog friendly.

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