Each cabin sleeps 2 people maximum. They are built utilising only renewable Scottish timber, guaranteeing a cosy, clean atmosphere and the least possible impact on the environment. Sheep´s wool insulates the cabins, mains water is provided and each cabin has a wood-burning stove, making the cabins warm and welcoming.
Lazybed and Batbox are privately located on the owner's 3 acre croft in Inverkirkaig, a lovely coastal settlement, a couple of miles south of Lochinver and about 40 miles north of Ullapool. This area of the magnificent North West Highlands is known as Assynt, a geographically and geologically remarkable landscape. Many of Scotland’s most individual and charismatic mountains are close by and the stunning coastline stretches north to the white sandy beaches of Achmelvich, Oldshoremore and Sandwood Bay and south to the wild, rocky coves and shell sands of Wester Ross. A multitude of trout-filled lochs cover the hinterland and the beautiful River Kirkaig, with its excellent salmon fishing and waterfall path, is only 10 minutes walk from the door. Continue beyond the falls passing Fionn Loch and eventually reach the summit of Suilven, northern Scotland’s most iconic peak. Walking, kayaking, fishing or simply relaxing, this beautiful area of Scotland has it all.
The Batbox is 26sqm. The high sloping roof and wonderful bright aspect create a roomy, luxurious space. Positioned higher up and further back on the croft with 2 metre high windows facing SSW, the cabin and deck area offer a fantastic panoramic view of Cul Mor and across Inverkirkaig’s tranquil sea loch and the wonderfully remote peninsular of Rubha na Breige. Sheep’s wool insulates the property throughout whilst hot water is powered by a mini, Norwegian-manufactured, boiler system. The main room has a Morso Squirrel wood-burning stove keeping the cabin lovely and warm for those occasions when the weather turns inclement. The accommodation consists of a lounge / well equipped mini kitchen, oak floor, a separate cosy double bedroom, a shower/wet room with toilet and wash hand basin.
The Batbox is privately located on the east side of our bungalow and about 65 metres from Lazybed and the car park. Access is via an undulating footpath through our woods and garden.
Well apart from our love for Common Pipistrelle Bats (and our gratitude they enjoy the odd midge for dinner!) the new cabin's shape and its overhanging roof has more than a passing resemblance to (you've guessed it) a bat box! On summer evenings you may well see the local bats sweep back and forth in front of the cabin or hear the Tawny Owls that call Inverkirkaig their home. There are boxes hidden in the adjacent trees.
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