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.

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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.

Accommodation

There are six bell tents, a converted railway carriage, and shepherd's hut.

The Railway Carriage

Quirky Sleeps 2
Somewhat upgraded from its original use as vegetable transport from Lanark to Glasgow Central, the railway carriage has been completely rebuilt as a cosy hut for 2 with all the creature comforts you would need for a few days away. Snuggled away in a private corner of the site, the carriage feels cosy and private, but with stunning views

The Shepherd's Hut

Shepherd’s hut Sleeps 4
The hand crafted shepherds hut has been created as a modern take on the age old basic shepherds accommodation, upgraded and enlarged and fully fitted out to accommodate a family of 4.

Sheep Run

Bell tent Sleeps 4
This bell tent is the closest to the communal shed and sits high on the site offering commanding views whilst conveniently located close to the shed.

Young Oak

Bell tent Sleeps 4
Nestled in beside our brand new woodland plantation in the corner of the site, with the sound of the spring fed burn behind, Young Oaks offers a 4.6m tent raised on a deck

Tay Valley

Bell tent Sleeps 4
From the western edge of the site, Tay Valley has some of the best views to the east, looking across the site and beyond.

Old Oak

Bell tent Sleeps 4
Sheltered from the wind by the magnificent ancient oak tree, Old Oak pays homage to its towering neighbour with a north eastern aspect and split level deck.

Donnie's Rest

Bell tent Sleeps 4
Donnie's rest is named after the shepherd who used to farm at Muiredge. Donnie could be seen resting on his crook in this corner of the field looking over his flock and the Strathearn valley below. Snuggled in the private lower corner of the site, surrounded by Hawthorns and Ash trees, Donnies rest offers a secluded decking area.

Collie's Wobble

Bell tent Sleeps 4
So called because of the shepherds dogs that used to be housed in the nearby kennels, luckily the pitch is now much more serene, with no more barks, howls and squeaks of the excited pack! One of our favourite pitches on the site with an elevated deck and walkway.

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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.

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Rated ★★★★★ over 4 reviews

★★★★★

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.

Why book with Cool Camping?

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  • Trusted for over 10 years
  • A chance to win prizes in our regular competitions

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