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. Our accommodation caters for all group sizes – couples, families and large groups will find the perfect base to unwind.
We are taking every precaution and following all government 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!
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. 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 by your pod and we are always happy to have kids (and adults) help us feed the animals in the evening. There is one wood-fired hot tub positioned by the pods which can be hired for your exclusive use during your stay.
The pods have a cabin style bed with a comfortable double mattress at the rear. A curtain ensures privacy from the front of the barrel, dividing into two sleeping areas. Futon mattresses are available for use, transforming the two seating benches into two single beds, mostly suitable for children. 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). If bringing your own bedding, we do provide the duvets, pillows and protectors - you just need to bring sheets and covers.
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.
Pods are equipped with kettle, toaster, microwave and Icey Tek cool box fridge and crockery. There are USB charging points and free Wi-Fi access. Outside each pod is a picnic bench so you can enjoy alfresco dining with stunning views.
Heating is provided through an air fan system. The insulated design ensures a cosy, usable space all year round.
One wood-fired hot tub is available for hire for your exclusive use for the duration of your stay. The hot tub is located further down the field, nearest to The Bodega pod. Select this luxurious add-on at the booking checkout.
Complete your outdoor experience by cooking on your BBQ fire pit - or just use it as a cosy evening fire. Or hire the outdoor pizza oven: we provide 4 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 and please ensure your dog will cope with the livestock, barking dogs can cause distress to the animals.
Barrel Pods include:
Bedding option can be selected at booking. We charge £10 per double and £5 per single set. This includes pillows, duvet, sheet, covers and protectors.
Bath towels are not provided. Hand towels and a tea towel are provided.
The wood-fired hot tub can be hired for the duration of your stay at a cost of £100. The availability will be shown for selection when making your booking online. When hiring the hot tub you get enough wood to run this for 2 days. If you require any more this can be purchased during your stay.
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.
**PLEASE NOTE PHOTOS ARE EXAMPLES WHILST OUR SAFARI LODGES ARE UNDER CONSTRUCTION**
**SOME DETAILS MAY CHANGE AS WE ADAPT OUR SITE IN RESPONSE TO COVID-19**
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. Each with their own wood-fired hot tub, they certainly put the 'glam' into glamping!! Our grand lodge sleeps up to 8 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-fired hot tub and wood-burning stove - perfect for cosying up at the end of a day! Comfortable beds and bedding are provided. Each lodge features its own functional indoor kitchen complete with kettle, toaster, induction hob, Icey-Tek cool box fridge, crockery and sink. Outside your tent, you have a BBQ fire pit 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.
Both lodges are dog-friendly. 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. We do ask that you to be mindful of the proximity of the accommodation to livestock - barking dogs can cause upset to our alpacas and other guests.
Our grand lodge sleeps up to 8 people over a split level. A mixture of double, single and bunk beds are available between the ground floor and mezzanine level - accessed by a steep loft ladder. The lower level houses a modern living-kitchen-dining areas as well as bathroom.
Enjoy indoor-outdoor living by opening the front of your lodge to extend your social space. This lodge has a wood-fired hot tub next to it as well as a wood-burning stove.
This lodge offers a lovely open space for socialising. The front of the lodge can roll up to connect the living area with the outdoor space, which is under a canopy. Two double beds and twin beds complete the sleeping arrangements.
Iorsa Lodge features a wood-fired hot tub and internal wood-burning stove.
All Safari Lodges include:
Each lodge has a wood store which will be filled for your arrival and can be used for the wood-burning stove or wood-fired hot tub. Any additional wood required can be purchased on site.
Bath towels are not provided. Hand towels and tea towels are provided.
Wood-fired pizza oven can 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.
More details about our site, accommodation and facilities are available on our FAQ page.