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About us

Arran is an island of discovery; each day brings a new adventure! And that is what we love about our home.

We invite you to come explore our wonderful natural and historical island and make magical memories whilst staying with us here at Balmichael Glamping.

Our central island location is perfect for connecting with nature and enjoying beautiful views of mountains, moor and sea from our well-positioned accommodation. Relax from your accommodation whilst overlooking mountains, Machrie Moor and the Kilbrannan Sound to the Kintyre Peninsula.

Eagle eye view of our site in 2020
Relax under the milky way and shooting stars
A little corner of paradise
Crisp autumnal morning
Accommodation is positioned so you can relax whilst watching the sun set
Exploring the mountains
Drumadoon Point at Blackwaterfoot Beach - one of the best sandy beaches on the island!

At Balmichael Glamping you may be lucky enough to be spoiled by the stunning sunsets the west coast of Scotland offers. On a clear night, the sky is a sea of stars with the Milky Way visible. Imagine that view from your outdoor living space or steamy wood-fired hot tub!! The scenery is ever-changing from misty to gloriously shining to snow-capped mountains. Even the surrounding working fields offer various crops and cattle; spring lambs are always a favourite.


Meet the owners

Emma and Tom

Hello! We are Tom and Emma Jessop, owners of Balmichael Glamping and Arran Alpacas. At the end of 2019 we set off on our island adventure with hour three young children, leaving behind our mainland careers as a Chartered Accountant and Primary Teacher. Little did we know Covid-19 was round the corner! Despite this, we have poured our heart and soul into making our dream come true. We are absolutely in love with the Isle of Arran and the wonderful community our family has been welcomed in to.

Glamping holidays are refreshing and fun, especially with family and friends. There is nothing better than outdoor adventures, connecting with nature, having time to re-charge and creating memories to cherish.

Providing wonderful experiences for guests is at the heart of our service. We can't wait to welcome you to Balmichael Glamping.


Our green promise

Arran's sustainability drive is inspiring! Our site has been designed with environmentally friendly initiatives to reduce waste energy and water wastage on our site. From compost toilets (just like caravan toilets without the chemicals) to refillable hand-wash and eco-friendly cleaning products, we make small decisions which contribute to our commitment to green tourism.

Please see here for more about keeping our site green.

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