“The Best Self-catering Accommodation Experience in the West of Scotland” – VisitScotland Thistle Awards, 2023


Welcome to the next generation of self-catering accommodation in Scotland.

We think of our one-of-a-kind Cabin Concept as a crossroad where quirky interior design meets eco-consciousness, all in a stunning island setting.

Each cabin comes with its very own theme and story. You can expect clever interior design, smart-home tech, and a one-of-a-kind artist’s wall mural. Enjoy cosy Netflix nights or relax in our wood-fired hot tubs.

Our location on College Street is ideally located for a secluded island retreat, yet only a short stroll from the seafront, local bars, restaurants, and experiences – a perfect balance.

Visit jacksaltstays.co.uk for cabin availability & bookings.

A note from Daniel & Adam:

“We share a passion for adventure, unique experiences, and the environment. We believe in challenging the norm; in doing things a bit differently.

We’re not in the glamping game. Glamping is old news. We’re in the game of creating unique and unforgettable travel experiences.

We think of our unique Cabin concept as being at a crossroads where quirky interior design and smart-home tech meets eco-consciousness in a stunning island setting.”

Where are you located?

You’ll find our unique cabins in Millport, on the Isle of Cumbrae.

Our site is located on College Street; a short stroll from Millport town and seafront.

The island is only an 8-minute ferry journey over from Largs on the North Ayrshire coast. Here’s how to get there.

Are your cabins and site accessible?

We’ve worked closely with the architects, builders and accessibility campaigners to ensure our site and cabins meet the accessibility standards of Building Regulations.

This includes plenty space to maneuver around inside each cabin, a designated disabled parking space, and a solid, low-gradient paving surface from the pavement and car park to the first cabin, which also has a flat entry threshold and other accessibility features.

Please see our ‘Jack’s Alt-Stays Accessibility Guide’ for all information on accessing our site and cabins.

Do you welcome dogs?

Absolutely. We love dogs! We have a labrador (Rudi, 8) and a miniature dachshund (Honey, 1) ourselves.

The HiveThe WoodsThe Reef, and The Birdbox are pet-friendly (+£25) (2 max). The Jungle is Pet-free.

How do the hot tubs work?

All five cabins have a traditional Swedish wood-fired hot tub on their terrace. We say ‘wood-fired’… We actually use briquettes sustainably produced in Girvan from Forest Standard-accredited forests in the UK and rejected timber from sawmills. They are Clean Air Act compliant, Ultra Low emissions and 100% sustainable.

When you arrive at your cabin, your hot tub will be squeaky clean, filled with water, and you’ll have all of the tools, eco-firelighter, kindling, and briquettes you need to get that fire going.

You’ll have an easy-to-follow hot tub safe use guide, which you must read before you get started, and we’ll be on hand or on the phone if you need a hand.

Please note it takes around 2.5 – 3 hours to heat up your hot tub to a welcoming +39°C!

Some people enjoy the experience of building the fire, but if you’d rather leave the hard work to us, you’re in luck – We offer a paid ‘Hot Tub Butler’ service as an optional add-on, where we’ll get the tub cosy and ready to jump right in on your first night!* (If you think we’re dressing like Jeeves, think again.)

*Details at checkout. For your first night only, but give us a shout the next day and we’re happy to get that fire going again!

How are the cabins eco?

Creating an environmentally sustainable business has been our goal since day 1. It’s in our Founding Values.

The Cabins have been built locally from sustainable materials, and are powered by 100% renewable energy, primarily self-generated by our own solar panels.

We also have a tree planted for every booking made, through our partnership with Ecologi.

Here’s our Climate Action Plan.

How many people do the cabins sleep?

Our cabins are perfect for couples and small family groups, looking for a unique and relaxing island escape.

Each large cabin (The Hive and The Birdbox) sleeps 2-4 people. Children and infants go free. Each additional adult beyond two in these cabins is charged at £50 per adult per stay.

Each couple’s cabin (The WoodsThe Reef, and The Jungle) sleeps 2 people.

For infants in any cabin, we provide a cot, all bedding, and a high chair, free of charge (Please request this at the time of booking).

Unfortunately, we don’t accept large group bookings such as stag dos, or hen dos.

What’s in Store?

  • Hot Tub & Unlimited Coffee Logs

  • Double Bed & Folding Sofa Wall Bed

  • En-suite Bathroom

  • Fully Equipped Kitchen

  • Cabin Guide Book

  • Smart TV & Netflix

  • Google Home & Spotify

  • High-speed Wifi

  • Towels & Bed linen

  • Eco Heating

  • Unique Games

  • Dog-friendly (The Jungle is pet-free)

How do I book?

Check out jacksaltstays.co.uk for cabin availability & bookings.

College Street, Millport, Isle of Cumbrae, KA28 0HE

Email: [email protected]
Phone: 01414881559
Phone Alt: 01313765823

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