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The Charcoal Huts, Bute Forest

The Charcoal Huts - Eco-tourism cabins with a community conscience.

A unique woodland getaway in the wilderness of Bute Forest!

Located in the stunning community-owned Bute Forest, at the northern end of the Isle of Bute, our two off-grid huts offer a truly unique woodland getaway. Thoughtfully designed to sit sympathetically in the woodland landscape with minimal impact on the local environment, they allow visitors to fully immerse themselves in the wonderful natural surroundings and escape the pressures of modern life. 'The Charcoal Huts' evoke the early charcoal burner settlements that were historically found in this area. The paths surrounding the huts are the very same ones used by the forest's early inhabitants and today still connect to the West Island Way and beyond. Nestled in the birch woodland, the huts have stunning views of the Kyles of Bute and are located just a short walk away from a secluded and private stretch of coastline. Each off-grid hut comfortably sleeps two adults and two small children (under 12) and has been designed with quality fixtures and fittings, including cosy woodburning stoves and private composting toilet facilities. There is also a communal firepit and picnic area. As a community enterprise, all profits made by The Charcoal Huts will be reinvested in the Bute Forest’s engagement and nature conservation activities. So your stay with us will make a real difference to the local environment and the local community! You can make bookings here. (

Facilities & Nearby Features

Accessible by public transport Accessible by public transport
Bike Hire Bike Hire
Crockery Crockery
Forest Views Forest Views
Hill Views Hill Views
Near a Beach Near a Beach
Near a Town Near a Town
Near a Forest Near a Forest
On-site Parking On-site Parking
Sea Views Sea Views
Toilet Facilities (campsites) Toilet Facilities (campsites)

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