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Go Rural From Glasgow: Farm Stays

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Thinking about visiting Glasgow? A farm stay might not be the first thing that springs to mind when you start looking for accommodation but with everything from sustainable bothies to the cosiest of cottages, you'd be silly not to explore what the Scottish farming community can offer - and all within just an hour or two of Scotland's largest city.

6 miles: Craigmaddie Muir Roundhouse, Milngavie

Just a short drive from Glasgow's city centre, Craigmaddie Muir Roundhouse is a unique self-catering experience set up on a hillside and surrounded by silver birch woodland. 

Set on a farm that is also home to a large flock of ewes and a herd of pedigree Aberdeen Angus cows, the Roundhouse is a luxurious option for those who want to stay conveniently close to the city of Glasgow but enjoy all of the benefits of being surrounded by nature and spectacular scenery. 

Visit Craigmaddie Muir Roundhouse

10 miles: Burnhead Bothy, Kilsyth

Burnhead Bothy is a glamping cabin based on a working farm run by 3rd generation farmer Duncan MacGregor and his wife Ashley.
The cabin is a part of the MacGregor's 1600 acre hill farm which has spectacular views over Glasgow and the surrounding area and is home to both cattle and sheep - including some Swiss Valais sheep!

Visit Burnhead Bothies

20 miles: Carr's Hill Luxury Safari Tents, Falkirk

Around half an hour's drive from the city of Glasgow, you can enjoy a luxury camping trip like no other at Carr's Hill Farm.

Their family-friendly Safari Tents offer all the fun and adventure of living in the great outdoors and sleeping under canvas - without having to give up your home comforts! 

28 miles: Nether Glenny Farm & Cottages

With three cottages and a bothy at Nether Glenny Farm, you can explore the Loch Lomond and Trossachs National Park from your own cosy hideaway in the Menteith hills. 

As well as staying on the farm, you can find out more about their resident Highland cows and the stories that have shaped the farm with a personal tour or opt for a 'dine in' meal during your stay. 

Visit Nether Glenny

30 miles: Bowmuir Farm Glamping, Biggar

We are excited to find out more about the family & dog-friendly self-catering accommodation that will be opening this year at Bowmuir Farm.

Set in a peaceful woodland clearing on a small family-run farm in South Lanarkshire, Bowmuir Farm is less than an hour from Glasgow.

Visit Bowmuir Farm Holidays

30 miles: Mains Farm Wigwams, Stirling

Mains Farm has been in the family for 100 years, with guests having camped there since 1948!

Your hosts, Martyn and Louise, offer family holidays in their wigwams ideally located for those who enjoy walking, cycling and seeking adventure in the Loch Lomond and Trossachs National Park.

Visit Mains Farm Wigwams

32 miles: West Moss-side Farm Yurts, Stirlingshire

West Moss-side Farm has three spacious, off-grid, fully equipped self-catering Yurts available from Easter through to the end of October.

The Yurts are a part of a 150 acre organic conservation farm which is also home to rare breed Shetland cattle grazing on the Flanders Moss National Nature Reserve. Your hosts Kate and Graham (and Faith the collie dog) offer tranquility and something just a little bit different.

35 miles: Mid Wellwood Bothy, Ayrshire

Mid Wellwood Bothy is a family and dog-friendly self-catering barn conversion run by Alistair and Janet Borthwick. 

During the spring, visitors to Mid Wellwood in East Ayrshire have the opportunity to feed lambs and see lambing in action in the shed. There are also two resident pigs who live opposite the Bothy, welcoming guests to this rural retreat throughout the year.


Visit Mid Wellwood Bothy

55 miles: Pirleyhill Farm & Pods, Girvan

With stunning views across the Irish Sea towards Arran, Mull of Kintyre, Ailsa Craig and even Northern Ireland, Pirleyhill Pods offer one of the most scenic stays in Scotland. 

Pirleyhill Farm is owned by the Patterson family, who run a herd of commercial Beef Shorthorn cows on the farm which calf every spring, normally around May-June - if you're lucky enough to be visiting around then, you might just see some of the newborns out exploring in the fields around the farm. 

Visit Pirleyhill Farm & Pods

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