Runach Arainn

Luxury Glamping Yurts on The Isle of Arran, Scotland

Coronavirus Update

After what seems forever, we are open from 26th April and with COVID protection measures in place, a BIG warm welcome awaits our glampers for 2021.
 
We are now taking bookings for the 2021 season. Bookings can be made with confidence through our website as we offer:

  • a booking guarantee which gives flexibility to move your holiday if you are prevented from travelling due to COVID-19 restrictions, and
  • the AA COVID-19 Confident safety standard to ensure safety on site.
We provide private facilities (including private bathrooms) on our small site with lots of open space so social distancing is easy. We have also put in place additional measures to ensure the safety of our guests and provide contact-less check-in/out. We have been assessed and accredited with the AA COVID-19 Confident safety standard.
 
With our Coronavirus Booking Guarantee, for bookings made during the Coronavirus outbreak we are offering:
  • flexibility to move your booking within 2021 in the event of government travel restrictions
  • a low deposit of 30% to secure the booking
  • final balance payment not due until 30 days before your stay in case of changes to travel guidance
Stay safe and see you soon.
Pippa and Andy

Runach Arainn ('Secret or Beloved Arran' in Gaelic) is a small, intimate glamping (glamorous camping) site on the south end of the Isle of Arran, Scotland. We offer self-catering glamping accommodation in luxury yurts accompanied by private bathrooms. We are an ideal holiday destination for families and couples looking for a short break or a longer vacation. With our proper double beds, wood burning stoves, firepits and sofas we are definitely at the glamorous end of camping!
 
Our site is set in a small orchard near the village of Kilmory where we have three Scottish made yurts. Each yurt comes fully equipped with all you will need for your holiday including bedding, towels, crockery and cooking utensils. Two yurts can sleep up to six people and the third can accommodate up to four people. Each is ideal for a romantic break or as a base for an adventurous family holiday. In addition we provide free site-wide WiFi.
 
For more details about the accommodation please see Our Yurts, or to enquire about prices and availability go to Bookings. To find out more about us and Runach Arainn go to About Us. Or find out what's been going on recently via our Facebook page at Runach Arainn Facebook
 
For different viewpoints, we hosted a young Scottish artist, Ellis O'Connor, during her stay on Arran. Read her account of her trip at Glamping on Arran.

 

Availability and Booking of our Yurts

To plan your self-catering glamping break with us and secure your booking please select your preferred dates and party size using the calendar below to see your yurt options and the price for your dates. Our Yurts are available February to November inclusive and prices start from £90 per night per yurt.

Latest Blog Posts

We are an official Permaculture Demonstration Site
- posted 17th March 2021

After a long training and assessment process over the course of last year, we are very pleased to have become a ScotLAND site – one of the Permaculture Association’s demonstration sites across the UK. (LAND sites are permaculture Learning And Network Demonstration sites - and ScotLAND sites are the ones in Scotland).
 
Our whole site is designed around these sustainable principles, combining organic growing, wildlife and regenerative agriculture values to provide a beautiful space, full of trees, flowers, wildlife and food.
 
There’s lots of information here or explore with a tour.

Sustainable Business Award Shortlisted
- posted 20th February 2021

We are delighted to have been shortlisted for the prestigious CIS Excellence Awards Sustainable Business Award. Carried over from 2020 the result should be out later this summer – we are keeping our green fingers and toes crossed.

Green energy use saving carbon
- posted 30th January 2021

Here we try to be green through & through and our energy use reflects this belief in sustainable living for ourselves and sustainable tourism for our glamping site.
 
Our energy use decisions on site fit into this green value set:

  • off grid solar systems provide lighting and phone charging to our yurts
  • log burners and outdoor fire pits provide heat and cooking inside and our for yurt guests
  • where needed (such as for heaters in the private bathrooms) our electricity use is all green

By using green electricity you're lowering your personal carbon emissions by 1,888 kg of CO2e per year (Bulb figures) so across the site and our home we hope our choices help ensure a cleaner environment and safer future for everyone.

About The Isle of Arran, Scotland

Activities & Adventure

Arran boasts activities for all tastes. To the north you can walk in the mountains of the Goatfell range. In the south you can bike around forest tracks, or walk along miles of peacful beaches or visit cascading waterfalls. You can get out onto the sea by kayak or join a RIB (rigid inflatable boat) tour. If your preference is for something calmer Arran hosts seven golf courses - each with stunning views. Find out more about activities on Arran...

Eating Out & Shopping

There are numerous restaurants and cafes all around the island and whether you are looking for a romantic meal for two or a pub lunch for six there will be somewhere to cater for your needs! Similarly you will find the opportunity to shop all across the island. Find out more about shops and eateries...

Wildlife

Arran boast all of Scotland's Big 5 - the red squirrel, the red deer, the harbour seal, the otter and the golden eagle - as well as a host of other beautiful and rare plants and animals. Find out more about Arran's wildlife..
 
Otter picture by Lucy Wallace.

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