Muiredge

UK Scotland Central Scotland Perthshire Perth

  • 10+ metres between camping pitches
  • Deep cleaning of shared facilities
  • Deep clean between glamping guests
  • Individual toilets for glamping accommodation
  • Individual toilets per camping pitch
  • Hand sanitising stations
  • Campfires Allowed
  • Groups welcome
  • Walking
Rural glamping in a converted railway carriage, shepherd's hut, or bell tent in blissful Scotland

Muiredge sits on the edge of a moor that has been left wild for the past twenty years. In a bid to rejuvenate the natural beauty of the moor, the site combines all the comforts of luxury glamping with the real feeling of remoteness you get from wild camping. Surrounded by heather and wild blueberries and with views of the stunning Ochil Hills, you feel like you are deep in the undiscovered corners of the countryside while around an hour's drive away from Glasgow and Edinburgh.

The six bell tents are all situated in the same field but with plenty of space around each. The railway carriage and shepherd’s hut also have lots of room between them, meaning you won’t have to worry about next-door campers blocking any of the stunning views of the rolling hills. The beauty of Muiredge’s wild setting is preserved by prioritising a green way of operating, from the solar-powered facilities to the toilets clad with live edge larch that once grew on the moor. The large shed onsite is a perfect meeting ground for when you do fancy meeting up with your campsite neighbours, or for if you want to book it out to make family celebrations even more special, with guests able to reserve exclusivity for 22 guests.

No matter which accommodation choice you go for, you can rest assured that your stay will include the same level of luxury in whichever place you pick. Each bell tent is fully furnished with a double bed and two fold-out beds and, outside, each sits on its own decking with a firepit to heat you up if you’re choosing to take your chances dining outside in the unpredictable Scottish summertime. The railway cabin and shepherd's hut also have their own ensuite toilets and shower rooms as well as all the cooking facilities you could need to refuel after a big day out exploring the Scottish scenery.

Muiredge is situated in central Perthshire just outside the town of Auchterarder. It’s a great base for discovering Perthshire but only around an hour’s drive from all the major tourist attractions and towns. With Loch Lomond and the Trossachs National Park, whisky distilleries, and historic castles such as Stirling and Doune within a short drive, it makes for the perfect location from which to explore the heart of Scotland.

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Facilities

There are a range of accommodation on-site, with bell tents, a converted railway carriage, and a hand-crafted shepherd's hut all available to book. The converted railway is suitable for two adults in a king-sized bed and the shepherd's hut sleeps up to two adults and two children, with them both being self-contained accommodation (all bedding and towels provided). Two fold-down beds in the shepherd's hut are located above the double beds for the kids, as long as you don't mind sharing a room with the little ones! There's an ensuite bathroom inside the carriage and hut with a hot shower, toilet, and washbasin. Their kitchenettes include a two-ring gas hob, fridge, and kettle, along with a wood-burning stove. Both are off-grid, using solar power for lighting, though a USB port is available for phone charging. A fire pit is also available outside for grilling. There are also six furnished bell tents available, each sleeping two adults and two children or three adults. Each features an outdoor private shower pod with hot water and a compost loo, and also includes a fire pit outside for cooking in a private deck area. There's also a communal shed with access to phone sockets

Suitable For

Glamping, kids, dogs (maximum one per tent), large groups (up to 22 can be booked in for special events) - yes. Camping, caravans, motorhomes - no.

Nearby

Muiredge is situated next to heather woodland that's ideal for ramblers embarking on countryside walks. Elsewhere, the historic Tullibardine Chapel (0131 668 8600) is a five-minute walk away from the site, culturally significant due to it being one of few Scottish churches that remained mostly in-tact following the Reformation of 1560. Gleneagles (01764 662231) is an impressive five-star luxury hotel with a range of bookable activities to enjoy, from golf on the staggering King's Course through to horse-riding, shooting, fishing, and a relaxing spa. if you have the little ones with you, be sure to check out the Blair Drummond Safari Park (01786 841456), a 25-minute drive from the site that's home to over 350 rare and exotic animals. Stirling Castle (01786 450000) is also a 25–30 minute drive away, providing an excellent family day out in one of Scotland's most important castle; having been the location of the crowning of several Scottish kings and queens.

Food & Drink

Jon and Fernanda (01764 662442) is a mile away from the site, arguably the most popular fine dining restaurant in the small town of Auchterarder serving modern cuisine with a romantic atmosphere. Delivino (01764 660033) is around two miles away, a delicatessen that also specialises in wine. The Crieff Food Company is less than 10 miles away, with its food hall providing "nae bother suppers": such as cosy cottage pie, pork and mustard, and Mulay curry. The Kirkstyle Inn is around a 15-minute drive with a fully-stocked bar and food that leans towards the "richer things in life," as its owners would say. If you're looking to stay local, there's a weekly Neighbourfood market where you can indulge in local produce.

The Owner Says

Nestled between 800 acres of private woodland and wild heathered moor, the eco-friendly site comprises a converted railway carriage, a handcrafted shepherd’s hut and six furnished bell tents, all beautifully finished and complete with their own external shower pods and loo. Each sits on a private deck: the perfect place to sit by the fire pit with a sundowner and take in the stunning views over the Strathearn countryside.

Whether you’re looking to explore the local area, reconnect with nature or simply relax with friends and family, Muiredge has space, peace and big skies in abundance: a true antidote to modern life.

Little glampers will be kept happy exploring in the wood, paddling and fishing in the spring-fed burn or following on our home-made nature trail.

Perfectly situated, Muiredge is just over an hour from Edinburgh and Glasgow but with the expansive horizons and wildlife of a remote getaway. With highland Perthshire, beautiful lochs, historic castles, whisky distilleries, and some of Scotland’s most popular visitor attractions all within a short drive, this is the ideal spot for friends and family to escape, explore and make memories.

About Us

Muiredge is part of the Strathallan Estate which has been in the Roberts Family since 1910. Angus is the fifth generation to grow up running wild in the fields and woods of this beautiful part of Scotland.

For many years the Muir (Scottish for moor) was home to the Estate’s shepherd but sadly over the years fell into disrepair. Angus and his wife Cara had a dream to love the place back to life.

It began with planting trees and hedgerows to encourage native species of ground nesting birds such as the curlew and oyster catcher; tending the overgrown heather, and repairing the old stone dykes and wooden fencing.

The glamping idea began with a decade long plan to convert an old 1930s picnic hut but soon expanded as they realised that welcoming others to escape and reconnect with nature could help invest in the dream of returning Muiredge to its former wild glory.

This is just the start. By staying with us, guests can help us build a sustainable future for Muiredge - either directly by planting a tree or sowing wild flowers - or simply by enjoying an off grid, eco-friendly break.

Location

Contact Muiredge, Muiredge, Tullibardine, Auchterarder, Perthshire PH3 1NT

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Getting There

The site is just two miles from the A9. Coming from the South, leave the A9 at the slip road marked Gleneagles. Turn left at the T-junction to join the A823. Follow the road for two miles, passing Gleneagles Hotel, and continuing straight on at the Muirton mini-roundabout. The site is one mile after the roundabout on the left.

Coming from the North, leave the A9 at the slip road marked Gleneagles. At the Gleneagles roundabout take the fourth exit to join the A823. Follow the road for two miles, passing Gleneagles hotel, and continuing straight on at the Muirton mini-roundabout. The site is one mile after the roundabout on the left.

The site is three miles from the historic Gleneagles railway station, which has direct trains from Edinburgh, Glasgow, and London. There is also a bus stop on the A9 linking national city routes from Edinburgh, Glasgow, and Dundee.

Reviews

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Rated ★★★★★ over 14 reviews

★★★★★

Beautiful location with loads to do around

Stayed here in October 21 and loved every minute. This location is beautiful with lovely view over the Scottish countryside and out towards the mountains, sunset is not to be missed! Plenty family activities and walks to be had in the surrounding area. Overall a lovely place to spend a few days relaxing!
Jan 9, 2022 by Kenneth
★★★★★

Brilliant set up in traquill setting.

We stayed in the railway carriage and loved it! The setting is fantastic, so calm and peaceful with great views of the surrounding scenery. The carriage was lovely and was exactly what we were looking for, an unbelievablely comfy bed, great use of space for storage, small set up for making and eating food and who doesn't like a log burning stove!! Would love to come back with more people and utilise the shared space in the cabin as that is a brilliant space!!
Oct 21, 2021 by Paddy Croke Verified Review
★★★★★

Fantastic glamping experience!

We stayed in the Sheep Run bell tent for two nights in September and were part of a larger group who had booked all the other accommodations at the same time - this meant that we had exclusive access to the barn area just for us. The barn area was great for the whole group to meet up and would be a must if the weather wasn't so kind as it was for us! We ordered a Chinese take away, on the first night, from Auchterarder which was lovely. We also managed to have a lovely BBQ, on the second night, in the field enjoying the lovely views and watching some nearby parachutes. The tent had everything that we needed in it - cosy bedding, towels, a lantern, comfortable chair and small table. It had plenty of space in it for the two of us and the private toilet and shower cubicles were very clean. Outside we had a wooden picnic bench, fire pit and BBQ. The kids had a great time enjoying the outdoors and so did the dog - we'll definitely recommend to others and try to come back again some day!
Oct 1, 2021 by Jennifer Henderson
★★★★★

Brilliant set up!

We stayed in one of the bell tents as part of a larger group a couple of weeks ago. We couldn’t have had a better weekend! The tents and communal barn are fantastic, warm, comfortable beds and super shower and toilet facilities. Everything was clean and towels were even provided which was an added bonus. The barn comes with large table, comfy sofas, cosy stove fire, fridge, kettle, plates, cups, cutlery and even kids toys. A perfect balance of camping but with some home comforts! A fantastic time was had by all and we wouldn’t hesitate to return, we will be sure to recommend to everyone. ☺️
Sep 27, 2021 by Emma
★★★★★

Top Class Glamping!

We had such a lovely time at this site. It’s all really new. The tents are ace. Beds are sooo comfy and big, with lovely big duvets. Towels provided and great private showers too! We had 5 of us in the tent; bigger kids in beds and baby in a travel cot. The added extra of the communal barn (free tea and coffee, games, log burner, comfy seating etc) is fab. Also free logs and bbq coals is such a lovely touch. I couldn’t recommend this place more and would work great for groups. We will be back!
Sep 25, 2021 by Stef
★★★★★

A great escape for a weekend with friends

We stayed in one of the Bell Tents which was in excellent condition and the furnishings and facilities were perfect - the sleeping arrangements were very comfortable and the private shower block was extremely clean. Our children thoroughly enjoyed their stay. A lovely set up which is ideal for family get togethers with picture perfect scenery! Thankyou for a great stay!
Sep 20, 2021 by Katie
★★★★★

Fun Weekend Birthday Surprise

Had a great weekend at Muiredge for a friends birthday surprise. Far exceeded our expectations of glamping. Residing in the shepherds hut was great, so cosy and comfortable with lovely bedlinen, towels even soap provided all enviromentally friendly. Lovely touch Susan, wild flowers in our accomodation. There were 28 in or company which included 6 children ranging from ages 4 to 9, they had a blast which did not involve computers or any electric devices, flying kites, going for walks, hide and seek, hula hooping, even adults participated, great hilarity. We had the surprise party in the barn, great ,should weather not be kind to you , it was to us. BBQ in the open surrounded by our tents and the most fantastic scenery. Both Angus and Susan could not have been more helpful, set up everything for our arrival. In a nutshell go for it get away from the hustle and bustle and enjoy nature with a touch of luxury. Thank you to Angus and Susan
Sep 19, 2021 by Audrey
★★★★★

Memorable weekend!

We booked all 6 tents and the shepherd's hut and railway carriage for a birthday celebration and could not have asked for more! Everyone had a fantastic time, all 16 adults and 6 children! Having the barn was an extra bonus with the log burning stove, fridge, tea, and coffee facilities. It was well equipped with dishes, cutlery and glasses! Everything you could wish for! Beds and bedding were comfortable and all tents having their own shower and toilet was great not having to share this facility! Angus and Susan were very helpful and friendly and could not have done more for us, thank you again for a great weekend! This place is a great find and will be a huge success!
Sep 19, 2021 by Wilma Rezin
★★★★★

Off-grid, Off the Scale

My partner and I were looking for somewhere not too far from Edinburgh, for a weekend of relaxation. We booked Muiredge on the spur of the moment, as we had never had a glamping experience. We arrived later than expected on Friday evening, just in time to see a stunning sunset. Susan was there to greet us, and we were made to feel very welcome. I wasted no time getting the firepit going, - with the bag of logs provided free of charge - and the BBQ on, and we enjoyed the first evening just chatting and staring at the stars. It was a bit chilly, when it came to bedtime, but the cold was soon forgotten in the very comfortable and warm bed. My 10 hour sleep! was interrupted temporarily with the obligatory toilet visit, and on the short walk to the bathroom I was met with stunning views of the mist covered hills to the North of the site. We planned to have a trip out on the Saturday, but instead found ourselves relaxing on the deck, reading, chatting and watching the young swallows being trained by the elders. We did manage a wee trip to Auchterarder, to pick up essentials for the evening. Angus came over early evening, and spent some time telling us about the work that had been done to get the site up and running, and the plans for the future. It was great to hear about the tree planting they'd carried out, and we were shown the source of the wood that was used to construct the bathrooms. On the subject of the bathroom, for me, a poor shower can be a real dampener :) on a trip, at Muiredge it added to the experience. We had taken equipment of our own, but took advantage of the cool boxes, and BBQ tools, available in the big shed. I can genuinely say, that the only disappointment, was having to pack up and leave on the Sunday, we discussed staying for another night, but work commitments prevented it. I normally bank on it taking a couple of days to properly wind-down when away, but it was immediate at Muiredge. We'll definitely be returning at some point in the future.
Sep 14, 2021 by Matthew Hill Verified Review
★★★★★

Can’t wait to come back!!

Muiredge was the perfect location for our large family get together. It felt so safe in the current climate as there was so much space both outside and inside a converted barn, for us all to be together. We spent the evening having a bbq outside and enjoying drinks while taking in the beautiful surroundings. The views were absolutely stunning and there was ample room for the children to run around freely. There are all the amenities that one needs. The accommodation was so comfy and we were delighted to find a super kingsize bed in the bell tents. It was such a success we have decided to make it an annual event. Thanks to Angus, the perfect host who made sure we had everything we needed. Whether it’s a couples getaway youre after or a big family get together, I’d highly recommend. We’ll definitely be back.
Sep 13, 2021 by kirsten Kidd
★★★★★

Great few days away

Lovely accommodation. We stayed in the sheep's run. Lots of indoor and outdoor space and nice walks for the dog. Close to amenities yet secluded enough to get a real country side experience. Great place to go to get away from it all and chill. We will definitely be back. Thanks again!
★★★★★

Luxury weekend in rural Perthshire

I’m not an enthusiastic camper. We were invited to an extended family and close friends birthday party at Muiredge. With some trepidation we arrived and fell in love with the converted Shepherd’s hut. Complete with pine panelling, wood burning stove and separate shower and toilet cubicle - how did it all fit in? Like a Tardis! The bed was proper luxury with two bunks that could be folded out to accommodate young ones. There was space for the children to run outside and burn off energy safely and a huge indoor space in the converted barn for gatherings/communal eating etc with a wood burning stove if needed. The converted railway carriage and tents all were fitted out in the same luxurious style and with the same attention to detail. Camping? Not really - but a luxurious place to stay with or without family to relax or explore the Perthshire countryside - certainly!
Sep 7, 2021 by Tommars
★★★★★

Ultimate relaxing experience, outstanding.

So pleased do have found this wonderful gem!!!! Such a memorable experience, we both had a great and deeply restful time. Highlights included alfresco dining under the stars (so many on a clear night), glass of wine in one hand and bonfire crackling away. Breathtaking views in all directions and the most stunning sunrises and beautiful sunsets. The train carriage was so cosy and romantic. Log burner kept us super toasty. Felt private, secluded and luxurious. Fantastic wildlife, have never seen so many swallows. We went for a long picturesque walk up the moor and came back with a bumper batch of blaeberries.. Susan and Angus are really warm, friendly and approachable. Their attention to the smaller things really reflects their commitment to the ideal camping experience. Muiredge provides everything and more to get the ideal nature experience, with little effort required from the camper. Thank you so much for having us!!!!!! We will definitely be back! Keep doing what your doing! :-) Couldn't ask for more. Great holiday!
★★★★★

You won't be disappointed

We had an amazing stay at Muiredge. We stayed in the Old Oak named after the beautiful big oak tree beside the tent. The tents were immaculate with a big comfortable double bed all made up for us arriving. Our own private toilet and shower with big fluffy towels was an added bonus. Lots to do in the surrounding areas and not to mention Gleneagles just a 10 minute walk away. Angus and Susan were very welcoming and made sure we had everything we needed for our stay, including bbq coals, pots and pans to cook with and wood for the fire pit. There is also a big converted barn with a wood burning fire, comfortable chairs, fridge and freezer, games and books free to use aswell as complimentary tea and coffee which was a really nice touch. If your looking for some comfortable camping without the need to pack bedding, towels, cooking utensils etc at an excellent location with fantastic facilities then this is the place to book. We will definitely be back.

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