07483 102 111 Leckmelm Wood, Ullapool, Ross & Cromarty IV23 2RH
- 2 Cabins
These sustainable, modern cabins sit in a forest clearing overlooking the waters of Loch Broom, just 3 miles from Ullapool. They are immersed in scenery that’s typical of the West Coast of Scotland – epic coastline and dramatic mountains, with sandy beaches around 45 mins away. It’s a place too many of us whizz past on a whistle-stop tour of this part of the UK. But here in Leckmelm Woods you can get off the road and appreciate a different pace of life. A stay in an Ecotone Cabin will give you more than just a fleeting look at the view as well as the chance to see the red squirrels and pine martens they are named for. It’ll invite you to watch the changing light on the water, hear birdsong in the woods and appreciate the stars by night – and by doing so, you'll be ensuring the future of this special spot, as your stay will help fund its regeneration.
The cabins and other woodland businesses here are the work of the Planterose family, who have been working to increase the biodiversity of this former mixed conifer plantation in a people-and-planet-friendly way. The cabins are part of that plan. They’ve been built with a sensitive touch and are as sustainable as it gets: the timber used in their construction was felled and hewn right here; wood fibre insulation, underfloor heating and energy efficiency of the place keep things so cosy, so there’s no need for a log burner. But don’t worry there’s a fire pit outside.
Choose from Red Squirrel, which is just for two, and Pine Marten, which sleeps up to four. Both have dark exterior cladding which keeps them inconspicuous in their setting on the edge of the trees, but step inside and they are flooded with light. Huge windows in the open-plan living space take care of that. The whole place is slick and modern inside and proves that being eco-friendly doesn’t mean going without. Each has a modern kitchen, dining and living room. All the while the covered deck, the glass front and plentiful windows connect you to the outdoors and remind you why you’re here. And it won’t be long until you’re drawn out into it. You can walk into the trees, take a short walk down to the shores of Loch Broom or a longer one to Ullapool – but do make sure you bring the right shoes – welllies or walking boots are a must.
FacilitiesRed Squirrel Cabin - One bedroom, 1-2 people, Super King or twin room ensuite room. Comprehensively equipped self-catering with everything you need for a comfortable getaway.
Pine Marten Cabin - Two bedrooms, 2-4 people, Super King or twin rooms, all ensuite. Fully equipped self-catering, ideal for families and small groups.
Suitable ForCouples and families. Child friendly. Sorry, no pets.
Ecotone Cabins are located on the West Coast of a remote and beautiful part of the Scottish Highlands. Situated on the edge of a woodland, just 3 miles from the beatuful village of Ullapool. Perfect for a huge range of activities; the cabins are a great base for everything, from outdoor adventures to cosy getaways. Located on the North Coast 500 route.
Food & Drink
- Seafood Shack - offers fresh and local seafood cooked to order from a (very nice) catering trailer with outdoor covered and uncovered seating and beautiful views.
- Oak and Grain Pizza - A wood fired pizza van specialising in authentic Neapolitan Pizza based in Ullapool.
- Cult Cafe - A New Zealand inspired cafe serving breakfast, lunch and occasionally evening meals, alongside very good coffee and cakes.
- The Ceilidh Place - Hotel, Bunkhouse, Café / Bar, Restaurant, Bookshop & Music Venue. Serves breakfast, lunch and evening meals alongside coffee and cake.
- Corrieshalloch Gorge - Walk across the suspension bridge as the River Droma rushes through a mile-long box canyon below.
- Lael Forest Walks and Arboretum - Sheltered easy trails. Accessible and great for little learner cyclists.
OpenAvailable all year.
Pricing3-night short breaks from £504, 7 nights from £856.
The Owner Says
Beautiful bespoke cabins situated in a coastal woodland near Ullapool in the Scottish Highlands.
Unique, high-quality, comfortable, ethical and ecologically conscientious self-catering accommodation.
"Standout holiday accommodation for people who care about where they stay".
(Short Term Let Licence number HI-10005-F)
Ecotone cabins are located in Leckmelm Wood, 2.5 miles South of Ullapool.
If approaching from the South on the A835: Keep driving towards Ullapool until you get to the hamlet of Leckmelm. Continue through Leckmelm, past Leckmelm Farm on the left-hand side. Continue driving and you will pass the Leckmelm Gardens on your left-hand side. Just after the gardens, there is 1 kilometre of very straight road; the turning to Ecotone Cabins is on the right-hand side in the middle of this straight. Look for our sign that says"LECKMELM WOOD". Follow the signs for Ecotone Cabins and you will arrive.
If approaching from the North on the A835: Drive through the village of Ullapool and exit on the only road south towards Inverness. Keep going for about 2 miles until you pass a large electronic road sign on the left-hand side. Just after this, you will see a road sign for "LECKMELM". The turning is in the middle of this 1-kilometre straight stretch, on the left-hand side. Look for the sign "LECKMELM WOOD". Follow the signs for Ecotone Cabins and you will arrive.Yes. There are trains, buses and flights to Inverness which is one hour by road from Ecotone Cabins. There are bus connections from Inverness to Ullapool, which is just 3 miles from the cabins. The bus can drop you at the bottom of our driveway, or we can arrange a lift for you from Ullapool.
ReviewsAdd Your Review
Rated ★★★★★ over 6 reviews
Five days was just not enough
Highly recommend - exceeded expectations
Red Squirrel Cabin - amazing!
Pine Marten Cabin - next level!
Came away feeling renewed, reassured and better informed
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