Well, glamping – or glamorous camping – is a new trend and enables you to stay in absolute comfort whilst enjoying the freedom of the great outdoors. Gone are tents flapping in the wind, fly sheets catching rain, and warning to the kids not to trip over the guy ropes during the dead of night and pull the tent pegs out.
The glamping is undertaken in a luxurious Tibetan yurt, with a double bedroom and double sofa bed, furniture, bathroom, wood-burning stove, gas hob and fridge, windows, cotton sheets, towels, rugs, and, to totally remove any association with “Carry on Camping”, hot and cold running water! Rest assured your local Scout Troop will be green with envy! However, to bring you back to earth and at least witness some ‘pure’ camping thrills, you are provided with a Victorian laundry, complete with mangle, tin bath and wash board in case you feel the need to do any washing on your yurt break!
And outside you’ll find a deck, table and chairs, solar lamps and a BBQ – absolutely perfect to relax and enjoy the wonderful view.
The yurt is just 4 miles from the thriving market town of Inverurie, with its monthly Farmer’s Market, many small shops, businesses and services. Not even an hour’s drive away are the lovely picturesque villages along the Moray coast, together with the coastal towns of Stonehaven, Peterhead, Fraserburgh and form those seeking magnificent scenery, Strathdon and Royal Deeside.
In the lush meadows surrounding your yurt, you’ll always find a rich tapestry of wildlife, deer, badgers, rabbits, bees and butterflies, as well as a diversity of birdlife from swallows to swifts and pheasants to buzzards.
In and around Inverurie is home to a wide range of sporting and leisure facilities, including two golf courses, a swimming pool, sports centres and angling, as well as clay pigeon shooting, bowling and mountain biking. There are also pubs, restaurants, shops and supermarkets to hand.