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10 Best Glamping Spots in Scotland
- 31st Dec 2020
When the climate takes a wintry turn, many who have planned an adventurous outing soon find the climate making it almost impossible for them to travel. When dreaming of the perfect getaway, we all are a little guilty of being partial to a bit of luxury, even if in modest doses. While still not a household name, glamping is catching on to the outdoorsy scene with unstoppable flair and it’s easy to see its popular appeal.
Glamping is a portmanteau of ‘glamour’ and ‘camping’, with the premise being exactly that. It promises to furnish the thrilling journey of a camping trip in the wild with the indulgent comforts we’ve come to expect from quality holiday accommodation.
Our bonnie land in Scotland makes this notion truly exciting. With no end in sight to the marvels of the Scottish wilderness, including 31,460 lochs and a combined area of Highlands and Lowlands bigger than the state of Belgium, glamping and Scotland go together like single-malt whisky and fresh loch water.
Feast your eyes on this list of the most picturesque holiday destinations for this activity in Scotland – including beach huts eco-lodges, cheap glamping with hot tubs… – and keep them peeled for your next dreamy outdoors vacation.
Here is a list of 10 best glamping spots in Scotland
1. Stables Bothy
Stables Bothy is a fantastic addition to your glamping village at Loch Tay Highland Lodges making it an ideal choice for the larger family or group of friends. Guests having access to the full area in the block.
Sleeping up to 8 people, The Bothy Stable conversion is beautifully designed, offering a warm and inviting open plan 'bunkhouse' style accommodation. Chunky wooden bunk beds and a fully equipped kitchen with a dishwasher and fridge freezer ensure a comfortable self-catering stay.
The Bothy is furnished throughout with high-quality fittings, featuring a large living & dining area with wooden floors, leather sofas, a log burning stove, wall-mounted flat-screen TV, pool table, and top of the range sound system.
With the Ben Lawers mountain range and beautiful Glen Lyon on the doorstep, The Bothy provides a fantastic base for groups of golfers, hill walkers, cyclists, and climbing groups.
ADVERTISING AGENCY: Loch Tay Highland Lodges
PRICE: Starting from £540
2. Lochview Hideout
quirky and unique Lochview Hideout with Hot Tub accommodation at Loch Tay provides the ideal glamping experience for a long or short break.
Sleeping up to 4, our Hideouts are beautifully located with spectacular views of Loch Tay and Ben Lawers, each offering a private fire pit and an outdoor eating area from which to take in the stunning Highland scenery.
We added a private eco, wood-fired hot tub to two of our new hideouts; making any stay at Loch Tay that little bit more relaxing. Take in spectacular views while relaxing in the hot tub after a full day of activities in the Scottish Highlands.
Each Hideout is furnished with a double bed, pull out sofa bed, dining space, and a compact kitchen with cooking facilities. Home essentials including a TV, microwave, kettle, fridge, and toaster are also provided for a comfortable stay.
ADVERTISING AGENCY: Trip Advisor
PRICE: Starting from £375
3. Gartmorn Farm
Hiding amongst 100 acres of farmland on the edge of Gartmorn Dam – Scotland’s oldest reservoir, dating back to 1713 – there's something palpably wild about Dam View. If you thought you were in the middle of nowhere on the drive here, prepare to feel even more isolated as you wander the surrounding nature reserve, where hours of walking trails await. And with all the romance and beauty that this part of the Central Lowlands inspires, it's important to find accommodation to match.
3 family-sized safari lodges (sleeping six in three bedrooms) come lovingly furnished with crisp white sheets, vintage leather sofas, and antique furniture. At the heart of the open-plan living space is a well-equipped kitchen, and roll-top bath, so you can appreciate that unspoiled scenery whilst having a soak. Not finished there, each lodge boasts a wood-burning stove keeping the interior warm in all weathers, whilst also providing a means of cooking.
ADVERTISING AGENCY: Cool Camping
PRICE: Starting from £200
4. Holiday Cottage (Marthrown Bunkhouse)
This newly renovated barn has 2 bedrooms, one with a king-size and 1 single and the other with 2 sets of bunk beds and a cozy lounge with a large wood-burning stove for those chilly evenings where you can gather around and chat. There is also a TV, DVD player, a selection of films and a wi-fi connection.
The kitchen for your sole use is just across the courtyard. All bedding is provided for Nith Barn. In the courtyard, there is a chiminea, picnic table, and also our sauna and hot tub, and covered BBQ area are just a short walk away.
ADVERTISING AGENCY: Marthrown of Mabie
PRICE: Starting from £500
5. High Seas Hobbit
Open all year round, you will notice that the Hobbits are set in their little field, kept away from the busy world we know. You can enjoy complete privacy here; it’s the perfect place for relaxation, for children to run freely and safely, or for spending quality time with friends and loved ones. The only thing to interrupt your peaceful haven will be the sound of birds singing or cows moo-ing.
ADVERTISING AGENCY: Down on the Farm
PRICE: Starting from £60
6. Soloway View Wigwam Holidays
Solway View Wigwam Holidays in Dumfries & Galloway are a breath of fresh air! The Wigwams are like wooden tents with lots of home comforts included. Consisting a total of 5 of these glamping pods on-site, sleeping up to 5 people. Our Wigwam camping pods are great for individuals, couples, friends, or families.
Wigwams are a fantastic way to enjoy the great outdoors year-round as they have heating and are very well insulated.
ADVERTISING AGENCY: Soloway View Holidays
PRICE: Starting from £174
7. Loch Katrine - Luxury Eco Lodge
The luxury lodge at Lock Katrine comfortably accommodates 2 adults, with a king-sized bed with bed linen and towels provided.
This lodge has en-suite facilities with a walk-in electric shower, toilet, and heated towel rack. They are furnished with a small country style kitchenette which includes a combo microwave, kettle, toaster, fridge, and sink. There is a Freeview HDTV, lighting and to ensure you are kept extra cozy, we have installed underfloor heating in each of the larger lodges.
ADVERTISING AGENCY: Cool Camping
PRICE: Starting from £400
8. Uist Forest Retreat Ltd
Secluded self-catering tree houses on the island of North Uist in the Outer Hebrides. Spectacular sea views over the forest to the beach, machair and Atlantic ocean. There is a wealth of wildlife including the UK's smallest bird the goldcrest and the UK's largest bird the white-tailed eagle. Deer are also known to graze right in front of your cabin window. Soak in the ever-changing view from your freestanding bath, relax amongst the forest environment from your private balcony and unwind by the real wood-burning fire whilst enjoying sensational sunsets...
The treehouses are an ideal place to unwind, surrounded by nature and a truly beautiful coastline. During the summer when the days are long you can watch the sunset, then follow the colors as they travel a short distance along the horizon before rising again over the Harris hills. All from the comfort of your reclining sofa. When the days are shorter we have some of the most amazing stars and even the opportunity to watch the Northern Lights.
The walking, wildlife, and outdoor activity opportunities are endless. The seafood is the best you will ever eat.
ADVERTISING AGENCY: Uist Forest Retreat Ltd
PRICE: Starting from £910 (7 nights)
9. Drummond Lodge
The cabin has been furnished to the highest standard and equipped as a tiny luxury home. You will find the cabin well equipped but if you forget anything our small shop will be available to purchase most items you may need. Where a Hot Tub package has been ordered the dressing gowns are returnable. The owners take pride in their ecological values and try to use minimum packaging when supplying food and drinks packages to you. Offering a range of luxury extras to purchase to make the most of your stay, with all produce either sourced on-site or from local artisan suppliers.
ADVERTISING AGENCY: Cool Camping
PRICE: Starting from £480
10. Big Sky Lodges (Piper’s Wood Lodge)
Piper’s Wood Lodge is a beautiful cozy Highland log cabin situated on the Big Sky croft. The master bedroom has a private balcony and cozy blankets, perfect for a clear night of stargazing with a wee dram. Enjoy stoking the wood burner, crisp forest walks in wintertime, or relax on the veranda to watch the Highland cows and Red Kites, or just sit and gaze into the distance, (no traffic sounds at all, well maybe one car). Getting back to nature and spending quality time with loved ones is what a stay at Big Sky is all about!
The lodge is furnished with comfy leather sofas, several pieces of hand-made furniture and original artwork, colorful cushions, and textured throws. The ground floor is open plan with a toasty log burning stove, a fully equipped shaker style kitchen, dining area, and a veranda with outdoor seating. After a long day exploring the spectacular Highlands you can light the log burner, get the kettle on and crack open the Tunnocks teacakes.
ADVERTISING AGENCY: Big Sky Lodges
PRICE: Starting from £725.00 (7 nights)