I love camping. I particularly loved our first experience of wild camping last summer beside the sea. But I also love glamping – all the joys of camping life but with a real bed! We first went glamping when my daughter was two months old (at Big Sands in Gairloch) and over the years we’ve stayed in wigwams, yurts, shepherd’s huts and a lovely bothy. In the topsy turvy year that was 2020 we managed a little trip away to what was then called Ecocamp Glenshee but has now been rebranded as Glenshee Glamping and had a brilliant weekend in one of their huts.
We stayed in the lovely Tummelberry Hut (when we went it was the llama themed shepherd’s hut, it has since had a little makeover), which sleeps 4 in a double bed and two single beds that double as seats during the day. A woodburning stove kept us cosy and we had a really lovely weekend drinking in the views, playing boardgames, sitting by the fire pit outside and walking in the area. It was the first real family holiday we had had after lockdown last year which made it even more special.
The kids loved watching the donkeys, llamas and wandering pheasants in the field in front of the hut, and liked to visit the chickens and goat to the back. It is a very peaceful setting with the countryside spread out before you.
I haven’t explored much of the Glenshee area before and we would love to go back. We did a short walk close to the accommodation and drove up to the Spittal of Glenshee (where there’s a lovely cafe and shop – the Wee House of Glenshee). We drove a bit further along to take in the scenery but I’d love to walk up in this area next time.
We all thoroughly enjoyed our little break. The little hut was lovely; charming and cosy, and in idyllic surroundings. I’d love to go back again – but next time I think we might stay in one of the family wigwams and hire the wood-fired hot tub!