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Sleeping Under The Stars

EdinBrawGaryEdinBrawGary VisitScotland Ambassador ✭✭
We've love camping in Scotland, but sometimes you need a little more comfort than a canvas can provide. We're working our way through some of the more unusual places to stay on Canopy and Stars and can highly recommend The Roulotte Retreat, a truly magical experience in a meadow.

Do you have any other recommendations for places to stay like this?  
Gary Wood - Blogger at EdinBraw - The Best of Edinburgh
Passionate about Edinburgh's food and festival scene and slowly starting to explore Scotland. 
Find me on Twitter, Instagram or Facebook
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  • [Deleted User][Deleted User] ✭✭✭✭
    The Roulotte Retreat has been on my list of places to stay for ages now. It looks fantastic. 

    I'm currently trying to persuade my hubby to invest in a tent so we can dabble with a night or two under the stars somewhere remote. I'm not having much success so far.  
  • FunkyEllas_TravelFunkyEllas_Travel VisitScotland Ambassador ✭✭
    edited May 2016
    We are staying in a converted train in Rogart in July.l called Sleeperzzz. It's now a hostel and really unique. I can't wait, I've heard really good reviews.

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  • ellisoconnorellisoconnor VisitScotland Ambassador ✭✭
    Hello @EdinBlogger lovely to hear you are working your way through some of the most interesting locations to stay!

    I too am a big fan of staying in unique accommodation and Scotland definitely has many places to offer in stunning off the beaten path locations. 

    Throughout the years some of my favourites have been: 

    Sweeney's Bothy on the Isle of Eigg: 
    http://www.eiggtime.com/sweeneys-bothy

    The Shepherds Hut in Glenshee:
     http://www.ecocampglenshee.co.uk/Shepherds_huts_accommodation_Glenshee_perhshire_Highlands.php

    Yurt on the Isle of Skye: 
    https://www.visitscotland.com/info/accommodation/skye-eco-bells-glamping-p1182771

    Nordic Kata Tents in Comrie: 
    http://www.comriecroft.com/sleep/katas.html


    These have been some of my favourites I've stayed in among a huge list. 

    There is a massive selection of accommodation all quirky and set in magnificent locations on this site: 
    http://www.hutsandcabins.co.uk/

    I'm slowly making my way through the list!

    I also post a lot about my adventures and places to stay on my instagram: 
    https://www.instagram.com/ellisoconnor/

    Happy camping! :) 

    Ellis 




  • EdinBrawGaryEdinBrawGary VisitScotland Ambassador ✭✭
    Hey @ellisoconnor, our list just got a lot longer. Thanks for sharing these :-) 
    Gary Wood - Blogger at EdinBraw - The Best of Edinburgh
    Passionate about Edinburgh's food and festival scene and slowly starting to explore Scotland. 
    Find me on Twitter, Instagram or Facebook
  • TheChaoticScotTheChaoticScot Member ✭✭✭
    We have similar taste @ellisoconnor - I've stayed in the shepherds hut in Glenshee too  :)
    Follow my adventures on Facebook / Twitter / Instagram 

    Have a wee nosey at my blog  

    Former tour guide and current blether. Edinburgh girl whose <3 is in the Scottish Islands. Talk to me about scenic walks, photography, places to eat, public transport, exciting adventures and history  :)
  • TheChaoticScotTheChaoticScot Member ✭✭✭
    <3 glamping @EdinBlogger and one of my favourite spots is on Craighead Farm near Dunblane. I've stayed in their 'Summer Howf' (below), and they also have a wee cabin by a lake with a star gazing window AND a new tree house :) 

    You can check out their website here.

     



     Roulotte Retreat has been on my list for ages!
    Follow my adventures on Facebook / Twitter / Instagram 

    Have a wee nosey at my blog  

    Former tour guide and current blether. Edinburgh girl whose <3 is in the Scottish Islands. Talk to me about scenic walks, photography, places to eat, public transport, exciting adventures and history  :)
  • VisitScotlandMiriamVisitScotlandMiriam Administrator, Moderator, VisitScotland Staff
    edited May 2016
    @TheChaoticScot those pics are gorgeous!  <3
    There are so many glamping options to consider - it can be hard to decide! What kind of things help to narrow down your search? 

    I'm an Edinburgher who works in the VisitScotland Content Team - have you seen our blog?
  • ElaineRElaineR VisitScotland Contributor ✭✭✭
    Featherdown Farm has established a luxury glamping site at Chesters in the Scottish Borders - sound quite idyllic!

    http://www.featherdown.co.uk/farm/chesters.html
  • EdinBrawGaryEdinBrawGary VisitScotland Ambassador ✭✭
    ElaineR said:
    Featherdown Farm has established a luxury glamping site at Chesters in the Scottish Borders - sound quite idyllic!

    http://www.featherdown.co.uk/farm/chesters.html
    Looks stunning, now bookmarked. Thanks for sharing :)
    Gary Wood - Blogger at EdinBraw - The Best of Edinburgh
    Passionate about Edinburgh's food and festival scene and slowly starting to explore Scotland. 
    Find me on Twitter, Instagram or Facebook
  • highlandexplorerhighlandexplorer Member ✭✭
    We've stayed in some cracking places over the years including the Wee Howf and summer Howf in Perthshire, The Tree House in Appin is incredible too. One of my fav places is actually the legendary Loch Ossian Youth Hostel on the wilds of Rannoch Moor. The location is to die for.
  • I just spent a fun weekend on the Bamff Estate in rural Perthshire in a fabulous yurt.  I was a great experience made even better with this Indian Summer.  We enjoyed an indulgent champagne picnic for tea in the woods - bliss. 

    The estate owner is a conservationist and if you're lucky you'll get to see beavers.  The wetland they've created on the estate is fascinating.  Given that beavers have been extinct in Scotland for 400 it was a real priviledge to see what their natural habitat looks like. 

  • VisitScotlandMiriamVisitScotlandMiriam Administrator, Moderator, VisitScotland Staff
    Ooh, that looks lovely @Samantha_Grant - I like the addition of being in beaver country too! Did you get any clear skies for stargazing? We have a bit of advice on where to find amazing skies for camping under in Scotland, if you're looking  :) 
    I'm an Edinburgher who works in the VisitScotland Content Team - have you seen our blog?
  • Skies were very clear. It was lovely. I do love a bit of stargazing. We're in Gairloch this weekend which I see is in your guide. The forecast doesn't look too good so glad we're in a B&B. @VisitScotlandMiriam
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