Greenhillock Glamping

Greenhillock Glamping, Lower Greenhillock, Kirkbuddo, Forfar, Angus
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Wild and rural campsite with acres of space to pitch your tent or stay in a glamping bell tent.

If the point of camping is to immerse yourself in nature, few places help you do it better than Greenhillock Glamping. A five-acre site with just 25 pitches and a scattering of beautiful bell tents, it exudes a wonderfully wild and natural aura, yet without simply abandoning you in the wilderness. In fact, Greenhillock is really a proper family site – a haven for kids, and very well-equipped with showers, toilets, communal cooking and even a chillout area. Its sense of nature comes not from feeling isolated in the wilds, but rather from being a part of the natural surroundings.

As a campsite the place is excellent. The pitches are generous and well-spaced and the communal field kitchen is perfect if the weather doesn’t play ball. There’s an ‘Art Shack’ for creative kids, while those seeking comfort can ditch their tent and plump for one of the five bell tents instead – fully furnished with beds, wooden floors and a private deck area with firepit.

As a place to explore, though, Greenhillock really is something else. Nature trails, some mown narrowly among the long wild grasses, others meandering into surrounding copse, weave and separate through the surroundings, linking back up again like a vast natural maze. Hedgerows and mature trees provide enough fallen branches to set the scene for the next World Den-Building Championships, and a pond in a quiet corner of the site is set up with wooden-board platforms around its edges – purpose-built spots from which you can poke and prod with a net and bucket; insect inspecting is an essential part of any stay here. The owners even provide some basic scientific equipment to help you out.

The abundance of nature here – thanks to more than 20 years of careful cultivation – also make it an excellent spot for walking and cycling, with quiet B roads keeping things safe and sound. More hardy types, though, should hop in the car and head north to the Cairngorms National Park, where formidable mountains offer tougher outdoor trails. The east coast is a similar distance in the opposite direction and a good alternative place to end the day, munching fish and chips along the harbour at Arbroath. If you are not whiling away the hours around the campfire, that is – which is the essential end-of-the-day therapy for most visitors at Greenhillock Glamping.

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Greenhillock Glamping is a new eco-campsite, set in traditional meadowland offering close-to-nature experiences for families, groups and couples. Guests can choose to stay in our custom-designed luxury bell tents or bring their own camping gear.

Opening our doors properly for the first time in June 2016 was the realisation of a long held dream to share this inspiring place with other people interested in the outdoors. Relaxing in the wildflower meadows listening to the bird song is as much as you need to do to unwind for the weekend. 

If you feel more adventurous there are bug hunts to do, dens to build and campfires to light. Children can roam freely on the self-contained site, near enough for parents to relax, far enough to have their own adventures. 

We strive to balance the simplicity of camping in unspoilt countryside with just the right facilities close at hand. For groups and those seeking a social experience, we offer the communal Field Kitchen so you can gather together at the end of the day to prepare a meal or chill out with a board game regardless of the weather. New for 2017 we will also be introducing our wood-fired pizza oven and pizza kits!

In the Bug Zone and Art Shack tents we provide pond dipping and mini-beast hunting kit, books and art materials to keep the family entertained if they ever tire of pond dipping* so there's no need to leave the site (unless you want to!). We also have an outdoor games area with croquet, boule, Giant Jenga and Connect 4.

*they never tire of pond dipping!

If none of this is your scene and you fancy a quiet get away, you can book one of our beautiful bell tent pods. Situated in the secluded North Paddock the bell tents offer a private, tranquil spot to chill out with a book or cuddle up round the fire pit. You sleep in a proper bed with a duvet and pillows so no more slumming it!

Whether you come for the weekend or stay all week we can promise there's something for everyone at Greenhillock! We look forward to welcoming you for what we hope will be the first of many stays. 

Reviews of Greenhillock Glamping

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★★★★★

An idyllic escape

We spent an idyllic weekend at Greenhillock Glamping on the 15th & 16th of July and we couldn’t have been made more welcome by owners Kate and Stig . A 10 minute drive from Forfar, Greenhillock is situated amongst rolling fields and flower rich meadows and is the perfect place for families, for those wishing to explore the many historic castles and palaces nearby or for those just wishing peace and tranquility. The beautiful beaches at Lunan Bay, St Cyrus and Carnoustie are 30 minutes away and there are many small towns and village to explore nearby. And for those who like to paint, Greenhillockwould be perfect with its wild flowers and beautiful meadows We stayed in two of their stunning bell tents and they were beautifully furnished and very roomy, with superbly comfortable double beds, fine linen and many extras including a luxury hamper of local produce. The patio areas were perfect for BBQs and the fire pit gave a warming rosy glow as the sun set through the trees. We all slept like logs and even though the weather turned for a time during the night, we were warm and cosy in our tents and were loathe to get up in the morning. The campsite is immaculately kept and we wanted for nothing. There is a communal indoor kitchen with everything to hand, a ready supply of chopped wood for the fire pits and acres of space for children to play and explore safely. We especially loved the Bug Zone and although my boys are in their late teens and early twenties, it’s the first place they went to explore! The loos, showers and changing huts were spotless and cleaned daily and looked so pretty as they were painted to look like seaside huts. Owners Kate and Stig are very keen to ensure the campsite is as environmentally friendly as possible and the solar heated showers etc worked a treat for all of us. I really can’t recommend Greenhillock Glamping highly enough, it truly exceeded all our expectations and as first timers at glamping, we are now well and truly hooked.

★★★★★

Fantastic weekend away

Spent an amazing weekend at Greenhillock Glamping. I can honestly say it's the most beautiful campsite I have ever been to and couldn't be better for kids. As soon as we arrived our children ran off to play, and apart from when they were hungry, they spent every waking minute we were at the campsite exploring and playing independently. It is such a safe, natural environment for children and adults alike. We stayed in one of the bell tents which was a wonderful combination of comfort and convenience while still being a proper escape and feeling like a real camping experience. There's not many better ways to spend an evening than sitting by a campfire in the middle of a wild flower meadow drinking hot chocolate and eating toasted marshmallows and we were able to enjoy that and so much more during our stay. I really couldn't recommend it highly enough.

★★★★★

Family heaven

Lovely, small, beautiful, friendly campsite. We all (2xadults and 1x5yr old) had a brilliant time. Thx too for lending is a set of pans- why is it the most obvious things you forget?? we will be back and happily recommend to others!
Short weekend break with friends was made even more fantastic by the incredibly friendly welcome and great set up. Bell tents were awesome! We're more used to wild camping but really enjoyed this new experience!! Between us we brought 5 young boys and a girl who all love running around exploring, pond dipping, the arts tent and games but most of all freedom to run away from us! We quite enjoyed that freedom too! Really enjoyed the relaxed atmosphere and Stig & Kate's eco ethos! Thanks for an awesome experience!

★★★★★

Simple & Beautiful

We stayed here from Friday night to Sunday morning this July. We informed Kate and Stig that we would be late arriving due to coming from Edinburgh but they weren't fussed at all. They greeted us warmly and we were shown around the campsite. The idea of no cars is brilliant, and you get wheel barrows to take your stuff to you tent. The meadows are so beautiful it would be a shame to ruin these with cars! Kate and Stig were very conscious about the environmental impact of the campsite which meant everything was so amazingly thought out!! The compost toilets were brilliant and so clean! Even the dirty washing up water gets filtered and recycled! The best bit of the campsite however is the solar showers. I was very skeptical due to the cloudy days we had and hardly any sun but they were so hot!! I was very surprised! Stig is a very very clever man to build these himself! I've been to a lot of campsites since i was a child and in all honesty this one is my favorite so far. If you looking for simple, quiet and relaxing, this is the place for you.

★★★★★

FANTASTIC

Four friends and dog went to Forfar - no this isn't Enid Blyton!!!!! but lashings of fun, fun was had by all. Kate and Stig couldn't do enough to make us welcome. This is a wonderfully tranquil place, safe for dogs and children, with nothing but nature - the wild flower meadow is stunning (with tiny wee Orchids - Stig did say what they were but I can't remember!). Two adults and a hairy bairn (dog) in a bell tent - luxurious space with real attention to detail. We were sorry to leave and we will definitely be back.

★★★★★

Great Site

We spent a wet weekend in June at Greenhillock with our two boys aged 5 and 3 and had a wonderful time! Great facilities, a warm welcome on arrival and adequate space to pitch our large-ish tent - plus the added bonus of a firepit. The owners have worked hard to ensure there is plenty to keep the younger folk occupied - pond dipping and the art shack were very popular. As was the open air urinal with our 3 year old!! I can definitely recommend this as a great family site
When I bought a discount voucher online for Greenhillock Glamping, I wasn't quite sure what to expect. Having just gotten back from a weekend stay, I can safely say it would have exceeded any expectations we would have had. Kate was ever so friendly and helpful and made the booking process easy and comfortable for our needs. We stayed in one of the bell tents and it was simply lovely! So much space, comfortable mattresses, and the decking at the front is a wonderful addition. We stayed with two autistic children who are usually very technology-obsessed, but they barely came indoors all weekend. There was plenty for the children to do - den-building, bug hunting, and just being outdoors and enjoying the amazing location - even the dog was in her element. The facilities were fantastic - I was originally a bit squiffy about the thought of composting toilets, but the gorgeously painted 'huts' were comfortable and spacious, and the process very simple. The 'field kitchen' is equipped with everything you could possibly need, including access to a fridge and freezer to keep your own food fresh if needed, and the site owners have covered all bases, down to board games for the family to enjoy, doggy treats, and the funkiest wheelbarrows I have ever seen for transporting your things to your tent (or your children, if they are monkeys like mine!) The other campers were all so pleasant and friendly towards myself, my mum and the children alike, and it is comforting to know that all guests had a common interest in being eco-friendly. The site was clean, tidy and spacious, and the added extra of a firepit beside each pitch (logs and kindling can be bought onsite for a very reasonable cost) made it an ideal site to sit and watch the stars come out - a particular favourite of my 11 year old daughter. Within an hour of arrival, my children were already begging to come back. We can't wait for next season and making another booking.

★★★★★

Idyllic

We were warmly welcomed onto this beautiful campsite and felt completely wowed by the high standards and attention to detail. It's a really very special place for adults and children alike. The meadow flowers are beautiful, the pond dipping is brilliant fun and the field kitchen perfect for gathering together. Our short stay was fantastic and I'd heartily recommend it. 

★★★★★

Happy Campers

We arrived 3 families, 3 tents, 6 children, one mad camper, one medium camper and one 'I have never camped' we left restored, reflective and all happy campers. A great location. Loved the loos / showers in beach huts, activities for children and environmental knowledge of the owners. What a treat, so welcoming and accommodating!

★★★★★

A great time had by all!

I was part of a group of adults and kids who visited in 2015. I like the fact that you can have a campfire beside your tent and that there is a degree of privacy as the tent pitches are well spaced and all look over the wild meadow. We loved the sharing platters round the campfire and the friendly welcoming hosts. I would like to come back and stay in the Bell tents for the complete glamping experience at some point. Thank you Greenhillocks! :)
I didn’t think I was Glamping in my own tent but the delicious sharing platters, hot, good quality showers and the composting loos made it feel Glam! I was impressed by what was on offer and I love all the thoughtful details. The best bit was a safe place for kids to roam and the friendliness of the owners.
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Glamping and camping in five gorgeous acres of wild flower meadow in Eastern Scotland.

Greenhillock Glamping: Glamping and camping in five gorgeous acres of wild flower meadow in Eastern Scotland.

Glamping and camping in five gorgeous acres of wild flower meadow in Eastern Scotland.

Greenhillock Glamping: Glamping and camping in five gorgeous acres of wild flower meadow in Eastern Scotland.

Glamping and camping in five gorgeous acres of wild flower meadow in Eastern Scotland.

Greenhillock Glamping: Glamping and camping in five gorgeous acres of wild flower meadow in Eastern Scotland.

Glamping and camping in five gorgeous acres of wild flower meadow in Eastern Scotland.

Greenhillock Glamping: Glamping and camping in five gorgeous acres of wild flower meadow in Eastern Scotland.

Glamping and camping in five gorgeous acres of wild flower meadow in Eastern Scotland.

Greenhillock Glamping: Glamping and camping in five gorgeous acres of wild flower meadow in Eastern Scotland.

Glamping and camping in five gorgeous acres of wild flower meadow in Eastern Scotland.

Greenhillock Glamping: Glamping and camping in five gorgeous acres of wild flower meadow in Eastern Scotland.

Glamping and camping in five gorgeous acres of wild flower meadow in Eastern Scotland.

Greenhillock Glamping: Glamping and camping in five gorgeous acres of wild flower meadow in Eastern Scotland.

Glamping and camping in five gorgeous acres of wild flower meadow in Eastern Scotland.

Greenhillock Glamping: Glamping and camping in five gorgeous acres of wild flower meadow in Eastern Scotland.

Glamping and camping in five gorgeous acres of wild flower meadow in Eastern Scotland.

Greenhillock Glamping: Glamping and camping in five gorgeous acres of wild flower meadow in Eastern Scotland.

Glamping and camping in five gorgeous acres of wild flower meadow in Eastern Scotland.

Greenhillock Glamping: Glamping and camping in five gorgeous acres of wild flower meadow in Eastern Scotland.

Glamping and camping in five gorgeous acres of wild flower meadow in Eastern Scotland.

Greenhillock Glamping: Glamping and camping in five gorgeous acres of wild flower meadow in Eastern Scotland.

Glamping and camping in five gorgeous acres of wild flower meadow in Eastern Scotland.

Greenhillock Glamping: Glamping and camping in five gorgeous acres of wild flower meadow in Eastern Scotland.

Glamping and camping in five gorgeous acres of wild flower meadow in Eastern Scotland.

Greenhillock Glamping: Glamping and camping in five gorgeous acres of wild flower meadow in Eastern Scotland.

Glamping and camping in five gorgeous acres of wild flower meadow in Eastern Scotland.

Greenhillock Glamping: Glamping and camping in five gorgeous acres of wild flower meadow in Eastern Scotland.

Glamping and camping in five gorgeous acres of wild flower meadow in Eastern Scotland.

Greenhillock Glamping: Glamping and camping in five gorgeous acres of wild flower meadow in Eastern Scotland.

Glamping and camping in five gorgeous acres of wild flower meadow in Eastern Scotland.

Greenhillock Glamping: Glamping and camping in five gorgeous acres of wild flower meadow in Eastern Scotland.

Glamping and camping in five gorgeous acres of wild flower meadow in Eastern Scotland.

Greenhillock Glamping: Glamping and camping in five gorgeous acres of wild flower meadow in Eastern Scotland.

Glamping and camping in five gorgeous acres of wild flower meadow in Eastern Scotland.

Greenhillock Glamping: Glamping and camping in five gorgeous acres of wild flower meadow in Eastern Scotland.

Glamping and camping in five gorgeous acres of wild flower meadow in Eastern Scotland.

Greenhillock Glamping: Glamping and camping in five gorgeous acres of wild flower meadow in Eastern Scotland.

Glamping and camping in five gorgeous acres of wild flower meadow in Eastern Scotland.

Greenhillock Glamping: Glamping and camping in five gorgeous acres of wild flower meadow in Eastern Scotland.

Glamping and camping in five gorgeous acres of wild flower meadow in Eastern Scotland.

Greenhillock Glamping: Glamping and camping in five gorgeous acres of wild flower meadow in Eastern Scotland.

Glamping and camping in five gorgeous acres of wild flower meadow in Eastern Scotland.

Greenhillock Glamping: Glamping and camping in five gorgeous acres of wild flower meadow in Eastern Scotland.

Glamping and camping in five gorgeous acres of wild flower meadow in Eastern Scotland.

Greenhillock Glamping: Glamping and camping in five gorgeous acres of wild flower meadow in Eastern Scotland.

Glamping and camping in five gorgeous acres of wild flower meadow in Eastern Scotland.

Greenhillock Glamping: Glamping and camping in five gorgeous acres of wild flower meadow in Eastern Scotland.

Glamping and camping in five gorgeous acres of wild flower meadow in Eastern Scotland.

Greenhillock Glamping: Glamping and camping in five gorgeous acres of wild flower meadow in Eastern Scotland.

Glamping and camping in five gorgeous acres of wild flower meadow in Eastern Scotland.

Greenhillock Glamping: Glamping and camping in five gorgeous acres of wild flower meadow in Eastern Scotland.

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