Awarded 5 Stars by The AA Glamping Scheme
- posted 29th May 2016
We are delighted that The AA have launched a new scheme to inspect and rate glamping sites, and we are even more delighted that they have awarded us 5 pennants (5 stars) with a quality rating of 91% (gold standard). Thanks to Kevin at The AA for coming to visit and inspect our site. This is what The AA said about our site;
"Runach Arainn lives up to its name with two truly superb Scottish made 20ft-diameter Yurts hidden away in a quiet, beautiful part of the Isle of Arran, just a 15 minute walk from a lovely, quiet beach on the southern shore of the island.
It is no wonder that they continue to be singled out for praise by the media catching on to the rapidly growing craving for real quality glamping. For example, the Telegraph newspaper cited Runach Arainn Yurts as one of ten reasons to visit Scotland in 2016. This really is a successful delivery of glamping with truly high quality and spacious Yurts, furnishings and fittings providing the rustic romance of camping and the modern amenity block adding the necessary level of creature comfort that is an essential component of a truly exceptional glamping experience.
The two Yurts sit within an orchard that the owners have created behind the old church manse they have restored and occupied since purchasing it. The Yurts have been very sensitively included within the landscape and plantings round the Yurts and the wider site will blend them in further. With chickens, geese and ducks also sharing the site and with nature just over the fence this is a true rural idyll. That said, for those that want to eat out, the Lagg Hotel and Restaurant is only a 10-minute walk away.
Plans are well underway to add a third Yurt and this will also have its own private bathroom within the amenity block."