Two lovingly-crafted eco-cabins, peacefully secluded among unspoilt coastal woodland in the Scottish Highlands, on a family-run site that's dedicated to sustainability.
  • Sleeps: 2 or 4 per cabin
  • Bedrooms: 1 or 2 per cabin
  • Bathrooms: 1 or 2 per cabin
  • Minimum stay: 3 nights

Situated in one of the most breath-taking natural environments in the UK, Leckmelm Wood is achingly close to Ullapool, a scenic fishing town that’s otherwise known as the “gateway to the Northern Highlands”.

Home to a wealth of whispering trees including Douglas Fir and Scots Pine, the 32-hectare site is teeming with diverse wildlife, offering a blissful escape from life’s everyday stresses and strains.

The friendly family owners have dedicated themselves to protecting their awe-inspiring environment for over 40 years. They live on-site in self-built timber cabins, and manage a range of forest-based organisations that are designed to engage the local community, enrich the woodland, and inspire healthier ways of living.

Custom-designed and lovingly crafted from local sustainable timber, Ecotone Cabins offer the perfect retreat for holidaymakers in search of an ethical, eco-friendly stay that’s rich in natural luxury.

Perfect for couples and small families alike, simply choose from Red Squirrel Cabin, which sleeps two guests, and Pine Marten Cabin, which sleeps up to four.

Whichever you opt for, you’ll look out over a mesmerising tableau of pure Scottish nature, whilst surrounding yourselves with comfort and convenience that’s specifically designed to keep your carbon footprint refreshingly light.

Insulated with toasty sheep’s wool and wood fibre, the stylish cabins are furnished with sustainably sourced materials and low-impact accessories wherever possible, and are powered by low energy heat pumps.

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At a glance

  • Two bespoke-designed and lovingly-crafted eco-cabins, privately secluded amongst protected coastal woodland on a family-run site, near Ullapool in the Scottish Highlands.
  • Perfect for couples and small families, each cabin has self-contained facilities, and sleeps 2 or 4 guests.
  • The cabins have been built and furnished with sustainability and conservation in mind, with sustainably sourced furnishings and renewable heating system.
  • On-site activities include guided or self-guided site tours, eco-walks, and workshops including bushcraft and foraging.
  • Further afield, you will have a bespoke digital guide book to help you choose the best natural spots to visit locally, and you’ll also have access to a private beach on the shore of Loch Broom, just 10 minutes away.


  • Family Friendly
  • Seaside Breaks


2 custom-designed and built eco-cabins, powered by low energy heat pumps and furnished with sustainably sourced materials.  Full kitchen and bathroom facilities, welcome hamper with produce from on-site woodland croft, al fresco firepit with sawn log benches, private hammock glade. Red Squirrel Cabin: 1 bedroom with superking or 2 full-size single beds. Pine Marten Cabin: 2 bedrooms, 2 superking or 4 full-size single beds.  Yoga mats are provided.

Local Activities

Walking, cycling, guided eco-tours, foraging, bushcraft, woodland workshops, wild swimming, stargazing, paddle board hire, canoe & kayak trips, yoga (mats provided).

Accommodation Options

Pine Marten Cabin: sleeps 2-4

  • Family Friendly
  • Disability Accessible
  • Seaside Breaks

Red Squirrel Cabin

  • Family Friendly
  • Seaside Breaks

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There are full kitchen and bathroom facilities, and your welcome basket will be packed with delicious locally sourced goodies, plus seasonal treats from Croft No.1, a registered woodland croft in the centre of Leckmelm Wood… and which you are more than welcome to explore later on!

Outside your cabin awaits a whole new world of wonder. Watch the sunset and stars from your glowing firepit, complete with sawn log benches, or relax with a book in your private hammock glade.

You’ll also have exclusive access to a secluded beach on the shore of the shimmering Loch Broom, a mere 10-minute ramble away. There are plenty of guided ecology walks, and it is a perfect location for bushcraft, woodland and coastal foraging too.

Exploring further afield will be easy with the help of your bespoke digital guide book, packed with insider tips about everything from wild swimming spots, to aurora-watching (yes, the Northern Lights are often visible in Scotland!)

Yet you may decide only to press pause on life for a while, watching the red squirrels come and go from the comfort of your soothing cabin, as you revel in the unique beauty of the here and now.

As far as holidays go, who could ask for more?

Things to note

Check in/check-out days are Monday & Friday, minimum 3 night stays. Pets are not permitted. Children may join the on-site forest school at selected times throughout the year – please enquire for details. Bespoke eco-workshops and packages are available on request. Short Term Let Licence; number HI-10005-F

Where you'll be staying

Ullapool, The Highlands

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