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

The site has a range of accommodation perfect for couples and families.

We have a converted railway carriage which sleeps 2 and handcrafted shepherds hut which can sleep up to 2 adults and 2 children. Both have everything you need to unwind and recharge, with an ensuite toilet and shower room; a kitchen area with hob and fridge and a wood burning stove - the perfect place to warm up after a day of adventures. Outside, you’ll have a BBQ and fire pit for camp fires.

Our six comfortably furnished bell tents each sleep up to a family of 4 people. All include their own external shower pods and compost loos and fresh spring water as well as a private deck and fire pit for alfresco dining or marshmallow toasting.

Sumptuous bedding and fluffy towels are provided so you can pack light.

There's also an onsite communal barn with wood burning stove, comfy sofas, complimentary tea, coffee and treats, book swap and board games - the perfect place to while away any rainy days.

Shepherd’s hut:

• Sleeps unto 2 adults and 2 children

 • Self-contained accommodation with built-in double bed

• Two fold down children’s beds above the double bed.

• Kitchenette with fridge, kettle, toaster and two-ring gas hob.

• En-suite bathroom with toilet, wash basin and hot shower

• Wood burning stove

• Off grid with solar-powered electricity for lighting

• USB port for phone charging

• All bedding and towels provided

• Fire pit outside with grill for BBQ-ing


Railway Carriage:

• Sleeps 2 adults

• Self-contained accommodation with built-in double bed

• Kitchenette with fridge, kettle and two-ring gas hob

• En-suite bathroom with toilet, wash basin and hot shower • Wood burning stove

• Off-grid with solar-powered electricity for lighting

• All bedding and towels provided

• Fire pit outside with grill for BBQ-ing


Bell tents

• Sleeps 2 adults (double) and 2 children or 3 adults (singles)

• Private shower pod with hot water and compost loo

• Private deck area and fire pit

• All bedding and towels provided

• Access to sockets for phone charging in communal shed

• Fire pit outside with grill for BBQ-ing

• Well behaved dogs are welcome


Suitable For

The site is well suited to families and couples. Under 18s must be accompanied by an adult. Well behaved dogs are welcome in the tents (maximum one per tent) although must be kept on a lead due to neighbouring livestock. Dogs are not allowed in the Shepherd's Hut or Railway Carriage.

Muiredge also works well for bigger groups (sleeps up to 22) so please get in touch if you are interested in booking the whole site on an exclusive basis for a special event or get- together. We would be happy to work with you to ensure it’s a memorable stay.

Nearby

Whether you’re looking for adventure or to simply unwind, Muiredge is the ideal spot.

Directly accessed from the site, you are welcome to explore the heather moorland and admire the views and wildlife. The historic Tullibardine Chapel is just a five minute walk away.

There are lovely walks and excellent bike trails across the hill and along the old railway line, a core path accessed directly from the site. Bikes can be hired two miles away in Auchterarder. There’s plenty of wildlife to spot on your way, with red deer, osprey and red squirrels around, so make sure to pack your binoculars - and a picnic!

The famous Gleneagles Hotel is our nearest neighbour so guests may like to wander across the moor to enjoy the wide range of activities on offer, including golfing, horse riding and their fabulous Spa.

Auchterader, Muthill and Crieff are all within a few miles radius and offer a host of quirky independent shops, cafes and galleries to potter around.

Other nearby attractions include Drummond Castle Gardens, McCrosty Park in Crieff and Aughingarrich Wildlife Centre.

Further afield, there’s Blairdrummond Safari Park (30 minutes), the Helix Park and Kelpies (35 minutes) and Stirling Castle and the Wallace Monument (20 minutes).

Muiredge is on the Heart 200 route, a fantastic tourist route through Stirlingshire and Perthshire and, as a gateway to the Highlands, Muiredge is also a perfect base - or stop off - on your journey further North with Loch Lomond and the Trossachs National Park (35 minutes), Killin and Loch Tay (1 hour) and Pitlochry (50minutes) all within easy reach.

But we wouldn’t blame you if you decided to stay on site and lounge about with a good book in the sunshine or star gaze with a drink in hand from the comfort of your deck.

Food & Drink

We are very fortunate that the local area is awash with excellent places to eat.

Some of our favourites include Delivino and John and Fernandas, just a mile away in Auchterarder.

There’s a wide range of restaurants and lovely delis in Crieff, including The Crieff Food and Drink Co and Lounge. Five miles away, Muthill is home to the award winning Barley Bree restaurant and McLeans Ice cream parlour and pizzeria. The Kirkstyle Inn in Dunning is a cosy old-style pub 10 minutes away which serves fantastic modern Scottish fare.

The area is spoiled for farm shops/cafes. We love Gloagburn (15 minutes) and Broadslap (15 minutes) where you can also pick your own delicious fruit.

For something truly special we are in walking distance of Andrew Fairlies at Gleneagles as well as their other bars, restaurants and pop-up eateries.

If you’d rather stay on site and enjoy some al fresco dining under the stars, Muiredge hosts a weekly Neighbourfood market where guests have the opportunity to order delicious goodies to be delivered to site.

Whisky lovers will enjoy the Glenturret Distillery for the Famous Grouse Experience in Crieff and the Tullibardine Distillery and Visitor Centre in Blackford. If gin is your tipple of choice, check out the Gatehouse Gin Distillery Tour at the nearby Duchally Estate.

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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

We are 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 1 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 forth 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 1 mile after the roundabout on the left.

We are just3 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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