Arran is an island of discovery; each day brings a new adventure!
We invite you to come explore our wonderful island and make magical memories whilst staying here at Balmichael Glamping.
Our central island location is perfect for connecting with nature and relaxing whilst overlooking mountains, Machrie Moor and the Kilbrannan Sound to the Kintyre Peninsula.
At Balmichael Glamping you may be spoiled with stunning sunsets, skies full of stars and (if you are very lucky) the Northern Lights and Milky Way. Our resident Barn Owl often glides by on his evening rounds. We love the ever-changing scenery from rolling atmospheric mist and clouds to glorious sunshine or snow-capped mountains.
Imagine that view from your outdoor living space or steamy wood-fired tub!!
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 our three children, leaving behind our mainland careers as a Chartered Accountant and Primary Teacher (although we still keep our toes in the water).
Despite a bit of rough timing pandemic-wise, we have poured our heart and soul into creating Balmichael Glamping and restoring the site. We love that we were welcomed into a wonderful island community where our children thrive.
Holidays and outdoor adventures are our favourite thing, we love creating memories with our kids and this is why glamping on Arran is now our life - along with a menagerie of animals!
Providing wonderful experiences for guests is at the heart of our service & we can't wait to welcome you to Balmichael Glamping!
The Isle of Arran is Scotland’s most accessible island and is known as ‘Scotland in Miniature’ for its varied landscape. The String road which connects east and west is actually the Highland Boundary Fault line!
We are always happy to recommend an ideal day out for your group where it be hiking up mountains, a family amble, sandy beaches, shops, cafes and restaurants perfect for your group!
Alpaca Trek with us here at Balmichael Glamping for an unforgettable experience!
In the Games Room, we have a map of our favourite Arran walks and you will find leaflets and a notice board with what's on offer around the island. Visit Arran website provides lots of information on places to go, see and do!
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.
Thank you for visiting our website, if you have any queries or requests do not hesitate to get in contact.