Secret hideaway in the wilds of Scotland


Venture down the grass path and you will come across the Wilderkin cabin: nestled amongst wild apple and cherry trees and totally secluded, the cabin is tucked away in a private glade with it’s own bespoke hot tub. Recently featured in the Sunday Times top 25 glamping stays in the UK, under our Kip Hideaways name, Gorse Cabin.


In the cabin you will find all you need to enjoy your off grid adventure. A large picture window looks out at the gorgeous open skies Scotland is famous for, the view stretching across gorse and heather covered slopes to the majestic Pentland hill range in the distance. The Kingsize bed has luxurious down bedding and a hot water bottle for winter. Make yourself comfortable at the table with a coffee as you look through the recommendations we’ve left for you and plan your stay. In the evening cosy up in front of the fire with sheepskins and blankets while listening to records, or delve into the board games and books provided.


Step outside to a wild garden on your doorstep. Pick apples straight off the tree and try your hand at making crabapple jelly or cook up a feast on the firepit with locally sourced ingredients from the nearby farm. Take one of our handmade stools up the moss and gorse covered bank and listen out for the sounds of fieldfares, larks, peewits and curlews. Soak in the luxurious private Japanese Ofuro inspired hot tub, or wander down the silver birch path armed with binoculars to see if you can spot any of our resident deer, owls, foxes or badgers. Further afield there is the awe-inspiring Pentland Hill range to explore, Friendly neighbouring horses and Highland Cows to say hello to, or you can venture into the dramatic backdrop of Deepsyke forest at the rear of the cabin.

Key Details:

Fully clad and floored with local Larch, Douglas Fir and Hemlock.

Welcome booklet with all you need to know about the local area, walks and wildlife.

Japanese Ofuro style hot tub

Heating from large focal woodburner.

Lights and sockets powered by wind turbine.

En suite rainfall shower and compost toilet

Biodegradable shampoo and soaps.

Kingsize bed with feather and down duvets and pillows.

Luxury washed linen bedding.

Record player, books and games.

Induction hob, fridge, fully equipped kitchen.

Fire pit and outdoor skillet.

Coffee, tea, olive oil and all the basics needed to settle in.

Booking Details

  • Cabin from £125 per night.
  • Two night minimum.
  • Check out at 11.30am. Check in between 3.30-5pm.
  • On arrival the cabin is a short walk down a grass path from your parking spot. A map will be sent out via email with your booking confirmation.
  • We will provide enough firewood for the duration of your stay. There is an honesty system to buy more if you wish.
  • The cabin is strictly non-smoking.
  • 1-2 well-behaved dogs and babes-in-arms welcome. Contact us to find out more.
  • In true off-grid style there is no wifi, but good phone signal if needed.
  • Electric car charger available.
  • Come prepared with warm clothes, sturdy boots and waterproofs to get the most out of your off-grid adventure.


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Cancellation Policy

8 weeks prior to booking: Free cancellation.

5 weeks prior to booking: 50% refund or credit to rebook for a future date.

4 weeks or less prior to booking: Credit to rebook for a future date.

If in exceptional circumstances the host cancels the booking, guests will be entitled to a full refund.


Wilderkin is just 30 minutes from Edinburgh, situated in the beautiful and wild Scottish Borders countryside. On booking you will receive instructions on how to find us easily by car, bus or bike. The nearest hamlet is Carlops, a short drive or 2km walk, and the conservation village of West Linton with cosy open-fire pubs, restaurant, tea room and food shops is just 5 minutes down the road.

Things to do in the area

You will be sent a list of our top picks with your booking confirmation. In the meantime take a look below for an idea of what’s on offer locally.


Newhall estate.

Peggy’s pool.

Ancient drove road

Arthur’s seat.

The Kips.

North Tweedale paths walking routes.

Tweedale Forest Park.

Pentland Hills Regional Park.

Westwater and Baddingsgill resevoirs.

And of course the forest on your doorstep!


National Cycle Network Route 196.

Glentress Mountainbiking.


‘Borderloop’ cycle route.


Little Sparta.

Jupiter Artland.

The Secret Herb Garden.

Roslin Glen and Chapel.

Dawyck Botanical Garden.

Stobo Castle Spa.


Whitmuir farm and café.

The Gordon Arms.

The Old Bakehouse.

The Pyet Deli.

The Old Toll Teahouse.

A range of Edinburgh restaurants and eateries from the cheap and cheerful to a Michelin feast are just 30 minutes away.

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