Siskin Cabin

Siskin cabin, which we designed and hand crafted, is situated in a pleasant glade in our woodland garden. It sleeps up to two people in a double bed, with cooking facilities, compact dining/seating area, and a compost toilet and bucket shower in an en suite bathroom. The comfortable, eco friendly cabin has a wood burner with firewood supplied from our own woodland. French doors open onto an outside deck with table and chairs, with a view across the wood and fields, ideal for relaxing after a day exploring the area, and maybe spotting the Red Kites swooping overhead!

  •   We had a very lovely stay at Siskin woodland eco-cabin, which was/is exactly how described and quite idyllic. We dealt... read more

    thumb Keith
    8/01/2021

      We had an amazing week staying at the cabin while we explored the Scottish Highlands. Clive and Julie were super... read more

    thumb Naomi
    7/25/2021

      Clive and Julie's woodland cabin was exactly what we'd hoped for and more. Everything was so well thought out and... read more

    thumb Clem
    6/17/2021

      Clive and Julies cabin is a beautiful place to stay in a great location. Communication was fantastic and were there... read more

    thumb Emily
    7/18/2021
  •   Our stay at the eco-lodge was so beautiful! Clive and Julie were really accommodating hosts, and were really helpful with... read more

    thumb Serena
    8/24/2020

      Would recommend to stay here again, Clive and Julie were great hosts.

    thumb Mollie
    6/28/2021

      The cabin was in a lovely private area and was very comfortable. We were doing the NC500 and it was... read more

    thumb Richard
    8/16/2021

      Clive and Julie were great hosts, they thought of everything we would need and offered us recommendations of things to... read more

    thumb Andy
    8/04/2021
  •   Clive and Julies cabin is set in a beautiful permaculture full of thriving forestry and gardens! This place is serene... read more

    thumb Melissa
    7/28/2021

      We absolutely loved our stay at Siskin Eco Cabin - it was the perfect getaway for us. The site is... read more

    thumb Priya
    6/25/2021

      A lovely rustic secluded spot, the cabin is wonderfully cosy with the easy to use wood burner. Nothing was too... read more

    thumb Debbie
    11/01/2020

      Fantastic stay! So relaxing and plenty to do near by. Clive was a perfect host and kept in touch to... read more

    thumb Vicky
    6/05/2021
  •   We enjoyed a lovely stay in the cabin. The area is so peaceful and relaxing with just birdsong and sheep... read more

    thumb Rachel
    6/02/2021

      Great place and host, lovely quiet setting in a forest. Get the breakfast hamper it's really good!

    thumb Dave
    6/12/2021

      Such a beautiful cabin, with thoughtful touches. Perfect place to explore from, our use as a cosy cabin to hide... read more

    thumb Faye
    10/27/2020

      We had a great stay at the eco cabin. Wonderful wood fired stove and atmosphere. Easy access to Rosemarie, Inverness,... read more

    thumb Ross
    7/12/2021

View Woodland Eco Cabin on the Black Isle on Airbnb

There is no mains electricity, but there are low voltage lights and USB phone charger (run from a solar charged battery). In the kitchenette you have cooking equipment and essentials, a double gas hob, sink and storage (there is no fridge but a cooler is supplied). An old whisky barrel has been repurposed as a shower tray (or mini bathtub!) where you can fill the bucket with heated water for a short shower. All bedding and towels are provided, with cosy blankets to snuggle into on chilly nights while you watch the flames crackle in the wood burner. There are also books, games, and a radio to keep you entertained.

The household and gardens are being transformed using Permaculture design and techniques to create an ecologically balanced habitat, and this ethos is continued in the construction of the cabin. Wherever possible low-impact materials have been used, for example, locally milled larch and sustainable certified timber, sheep’s wool insulation, 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 and hand-crafted items using beechwood cut and milled from the woods around you.

A stay here is ideal for people with an interest in nature, simple, sustainable living, eco tourism, organic food growing or Permaculture. There is plenty of wildlife around, with many animals, birds and insects such as tawny owls, red kites, deer, badgers, bats, frogs and hedgehogs visiting the woods. Guests are welcome to explore the small woodland, following the meandering paths. We are easy to reach by public transport and within walking distance of a bus stop with regular services to and from Inverness.

You can find further details about staying here and book on our AirBnB page. Or to check availability and book direct with us, email hello@blackislepermacultureandarts.co.uk for more information about a Permaculture inspired holiday! You can also find us on sustainable holiday planner Holiable.Com, and on the VisitScotland website.