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Looking to connect with the outdoors, enjoy a rustic experience with a touch of luxury? At Balmichael Glamping you’ll find the ideal glamping break. Accommodation has been designed to cater for every budget and group size – couples, families and large groups will find the perfect base to unwind and socialise.


We are taking every precaution and following all guidelines to ensure the safety of our guests. Social distance guidance will be conformed to during check in and throughout your stay. In advance of your arrival we will send a PDF Welcome Pack, which also details how our site safely operates.

Some elements of our site are under review and may be subject to change as time progresses. We will aim to keep our website and PDF Welcome Pack as up-to-date as possible!





Barrel Pods

(minimum 2 nights)

Our barrel pods, named after famous Arran whiskies, are rustically charming yet cleverly designed for maximum use. Looking for a smaller, quaint and cosy cabin? Then this is the perfect choice for you. Our barrel pods sleep up to 4 people and are available all year; they are perfectly situated for amazing west coast sunsets. Watch our alpacas munch on grass in their paddock just metres from your pod and we are always happy to have kids (an adults) help us feed the animals in the evening.


Inside a Barrel Pod
Back bed of Barrel Pod
Pod set up for sleeping
Waking up to this view
Dining in a Pod
Self catering facilities
Single bed
Bed storage during the day
BBQ time
Time for toasted marshmallows
Barrel Pod from Outside
Toilet view
Outdoor kitchen
Wash hut
Glamping set up


The Bodega

The Machrie Moor

The White Stag

(sleeps up to 4)

Barrel pod set up

These pods have a cabin style bed with a double mattress at the rear. A curtain ensures privacy from the front of the barrel, dividing into two sleeping areas. The two seating benches are transformed into single beds using futon mattresses which are stored away during the day. You can opt to hire bedding and have beds set up for your arrival for a small additional cost or BYOB (Bring Your Own Bedding).

A roll-out table is stowed under the cabin bed. Storage can be found under the benches, cabin bed and via a small rail and shelf system.

Accessed next to each barrel pod is a private wash hut comprising of a compost toilet, sink and shower. A small outdoor kitchen is attached complete with washing-up facilities. This is solely for your group's private use during your stay.

Heating is provided through an air fan system. The insulated design ensures a cosy, usable space all year round.




Dining in barrel pod

You’ll find your pod is equipped with a double mattress, two single roll out mattresses, kettle, toaster, microwave and Icey Tek cool box fridge and crockery. There are USB charging points and free WiFi access. Outside each pod is a picnic bench so you can enjoy alfresco dining with stunning views.

Complete your outdoor experience by cooking on your BBQ fire pit - or just use it as a cosy evening fire. Also available to hire is an outdoor pizza oven - we provide homemade dough balls and tomato sauce - you provide the topping.

We have one dog-friendly barrel pod, The Bodega. Two dogs may stay in The Bodega at an additional cost of £5 per dog per night. Note that space in the barrel pods is limited when all beds are in use. Please see our FAQ page for further information about our site and doggy rules.

Hanging rail

Barrel Pods include:


Self catering facilities

Please note:

Bedding option can be selected at booking. We charge £10 per double and £5 per single set. This includes pillows, duvet, sheet and covers.

Bath towels are not provided. Hand towels and a tea towel are provided.

A wood-fired pizza oven can be hired at a small cost of £20 per use. This includes 4 x homemade pizza dough balls and tomato topping sauce. Additional dough balls can be purchased upon request.

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**COMING 2021**



(minimum 3 nights)



We are constructing luxury canvas safari lodges, named after local glens, available from March to October. These canvas lodge tents with sturdy wooden supports offer flexible living space without compromising on style and comfort. They certainly put the 'glam' into glamping!! Our grand lodge sleeps up to 10 and our club lodge sleeps up to 6.

Roll open the front of your canvas to enjoy a true outdoor-indoor experience from decking under a canopy. Our enchanting lodges all boast a wood-burning stove - perfect for cosying up at the end of a day! Comfortable beds are provided and you can opt for a bedding bundle and beds ready upon arrival for an additional cost or you are welcome to Bring Your Own Bedding (BYOB). Each lodge features its own functional indoor kitchen complete with kettle, toaster, induction hob, Icey-Tek cool box fridge, crockery and cold-water sink. Outside your tent, you have a BBQ fire pit and picnic table to help maximise your outdoor adventure.

Each lodge includes private washing facilities including a compost toilet, wash sink and shower.

We do not provide beds or bedding for infants. You are welcome to bring travel beds but please note space in bedrooms is limited. We do not charge for additional children.

We have one dog-friendly tent, Iorsa Lodge. A maximum of two dogs can stay at an additional cost of £5 per night per dog. Please see our FAQ page for further information about our site and doggy rules.



Rosa Lodge

(sleeps up to 10)

Rosa Lodge

Our grand lodge sleeps up to 10 people over a split level. The ground floor consists of two double bedrooms and one bunk-bed room. Up a wooden staircase is a cosy mezzanine level with four single beds. A wood burning-stove provides warmth in the social spaces.




Clauchan Lodge and Iorsa Lodge

(sleep up to 6)

Sannox and Iorsa

These identical lodges offer a lovely open space for socialising. Each lodge comprises of two double bedrooms and a single room with bunk beds. This is the perfect area to spread out and have some privacy with the social space centrally located. The front of the lodge can roll up to connect the living area with the outdoor space, which is under a canopy.

Iorsa Lodge is our dog-friendly option!


All Safari Lodges include:

Please note:

Bedding bundles can be hired for your stay for a small cost of £10 per double and £5 per single. This includes pillows, duvets and covers.

One bag of wood and eco-firelighters are provided for your lodge. Additional bags can be bought for £10 each.

Bath towels are not provided. Hand towels and tea towels are provided.

Wood-fired pizza oven should be booked for use at an additional cost of £20 per use. This includes 4 x pizza dough balls and tomato topping sauce. Additional dough balls can be purchased upon request.

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More details about our site, accommodation and facilities are available on our FAQ page.