Stay In Scotland Off-The-Grid On This Eco Farm Glamping

2022-06-16 00:42:52 By : Mr. Dan Sun

This farm is the ideal place to get away from it all and enjoy the best of Scotland's farmland tranquility.

For many, Scotland is a timeless dreamy destination. It is a land of the renowned Highlands, the Isle of Skye, scores of dark and foreboding castles, and much more. But one can take their Scotland trip up a notch or two and stay at the Brockloch Eco Retreat - a working farm with some quirky accommodation.

Farms are one of the many dreamy locations in Scotland that many people forget about. This retreat is located in southern Scotland, but while in Scotland take time to visit northern Scotland all the way to the Highlands. The Highlands is a stunning region full of mystical and breathtaking scenery.

The Brockloch Eco Retreat is a small family-run farm in southwestern Scotland. As it is a working farm, no pets are permitted.

The farm is the ideal place to get away from it all and enjoy the best of Scotland's farmland tranquility. Unwind on the farm of 190 acres boasting unbroken scenery where one can spot sheep, badgers, deer, red squirrels, and red kites.

The Brockloch Eco Retreat has two units available for rent - the Eco Bothy and a Treehouse.

To make a booking at this dreamy Scottish farm, guests are required to make a £150 ($180) deposit - the rest needs to be paid no later than 8 weeks before the arrival date. Deposits are not returned within six weeks of the arrival date. The check-in times are from after 3.00 pm and the check-out times are before 10.00 am.

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Perhaps the more eye-catching accommodation of the two options is the treehouse. The Treehouse is designed as a cozy and romantic hideaway for two people. The Treehouse is nestled on the farm's Bluebell wood and is surrounded by native broadleaved trees. Relax and watch the red squirrels dart and scurry about in the British woods from the Treehouse.

The Treehouse is off the grid. It does have a two-ring gas hob, a small fridge, and a kitchenette. It is also complete with a normal flushing toilet (within the treehouse) and a small bath. The roof is also equipped with a skylight, so the guests can relax and gaze up at the stars (at least weather permitting - Scottish weather is a little notorious).

Scotland can get cold and heating is provided by a Hobbit log burning stove (the firewood is provided and included in the price).

Stays require a minimum of two nights.

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Their other accommodation option is a contemporary micro timber-framed building that has been artistically designed to complement its surroundings. This rustic cabin is called the Brockloch Bothy and is accessed by a farm track. It is set in an open field with black-faced sheep grazing about.

The Bothy is more spacious than the Treehouse and has an open-plan kitchen with a sitting room complete with a wood-burning stove and sofa bed. There is also a full-sized fridge just outside and inside the shed.

It has the basic amenities of a bathroom with a toilet and shower and the double bedroom has its own separated room.

Like the Treehouse, the Bothy is off the grid and so there are no power sockets. But at least with The Bothy, one can still charge one's phone as there are solar panels providing 12v electricity to charge electronics like a phone or laptop.

Adding to the homely and cozy feeling is the log-burning stove. If the weather is warm enough, there is also outdoor seating where one can relax and enjoy the panoramic views over the surrounding countryside.

There are often a set number of nights that The Bothy can be booked (3, 4, 7, or 14 nights). If one has questions, call them on +44 155 665 0249 to discuss availability.

Aaron is a first-hand traveler who has visited more than 80 countries around the world. He is passionate about traveling and opening up the world for other intrepid explorers. He can be reached on Instagram at aaronspray