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A homely glampsite that's a haven of comfort & creativity with views across Flanders Moss National Nature Reserve. Offers an interesting range of art and craft activities, yoga courses and wonderful walks around Loch Lomond and in the Arrochar Alps.

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Rooms: Sleeps up to 4, or book more than one yurt for a family camp
Price:

From £98 per night

Meals: Self-catered. A welcome hamper can be pre-ordered. Organic vegetable garden. Nearest pub 1 mile.
Open: end of March to end of October
Address: West Moss-side Organic Farm and Centre, Thornhill, Stirling, FK8 3QJ
Tel: +44 (0)117 204 7830
 

Why we've chosen Trossachs Yurts

Trossachs Yurts are a fusion of Krgyk design and local materials which create a homely, earthy feel. The thick rugs and rough tapestries add comfortable touches to the traditional yurts and make them stand out from the crowd. Stuc a'Chroin (wheelchair friendly), Ben Lomond (pet friendly) and Ben Ledi Yurts also enjoy unique views across Flanders Moss National Nature Reserve. Book the yurts together for an exciting group or family holiday.

Things to do:

A plethora of arts and crafts activities await you, including willow crafting, felt crafting, spoon carving, paper making, Japanese block printing, batik dye work and mosaics. There are also yoga courses on offer and plenty of very local produce from the revitalised kitchen garden and the cattle that graze on the moss.

Why is this a greener holiday?

To minimise their environmental impact, guests can easily arrive by public transport and pick up can be arranged from nearby train and bus stations. To reduce its draw on energy, the yurt is completely off-grid, with no electricity, but solar lights and lanterns. They source all materials as sustainably as possible, including the yurt platforms which are exterior ply-boards. The working farm is organic and the small herd of native Shetland cattle are very important for the conservation of the farm's habitat as they keep back the rough grasses and regenerating birch trees which threaten to take over the moss by simply eating them.

Top eco features at Trossachs Yurts

 
  • All construction materials and furnishings are sourced as sustainably as possible

  • Fully organic farm

  • Food and drink sourced locally

  • Small herd of rare native shetland cattle form an elegant solution in conservation of the farm's habitats

  • Off-grid: solar lights and lanterns.

  • Guests can join one of the courses on eco-friendly activities

  • Wifi is available in the Centre for free, by arrangement

  • Stuc a’Chroin is a wheelchair friendly yurt

  • two wet rooms with loos and showers in the West Moss-side Centre

 

Location

Trossachs Yurts, Stirling, Scotland
Nearest train station: Stirling railway station

Directions from station:
Stirling Station is 12 miles from West Moss-side. Stirling Bus Station is next to the rail station. There is a limited bus service that runs to Thornhill (the No 11 for Balfron). Alternatively, pick ups can be arranged.

Plan your journey by train

Buy rail tickets online and then collect them at any main station.
Bookings usually open 10-12 weeks before your date of travel.