Runach Arainn

Luxury Glamping Yurts on The Isle of Arran, Scotland

Winner AA Glamping Site of the Year 2018

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 larch wood frame 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.
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
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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. The booking system is provided to us by Cool Camping. Our Yurts are available all year round and prices start from £70 per night. We offer 15% discounts for stays of 4 nights or more (see our Booking page for more details on discounts).

Latest Blog Posts

Winner AA Glamping Site of The Year 2017-18
- posted 1st January 2018

We are pleased to announce that we have been awarded the 'AA Glamping Site of the Year for 2017-18'. We were both very surprised and delighted with the award.
The AA said "Runach Arainn, Gaelic for ‘Secret Arran’, lives up to its name – three superb Scottish-made, 20ft-diameter yurts hidden away in a quiet and beautiful part of the Isle of Arran, just a 15-minute walk from a lovely beach on the southern shore of this magical island. Access is via a quiet lane, which is a riot of wild flowers and flowering hawthorn in spring, providing the perfect introduction to Runach Arainn. It’s a successful delivery of glamping style. The very high quality and spacious yurts have furnishings and fittings that create the rustic romance of camping, while the private bathrooms add creature comfort that is an essential component of a truly exceptional glamping experience. Fire pits and outdoor cooking facilities enhance rustic charm and appeal of the place. The yurts sit within a developing forest garden that the owners have created, and the purchase of neighbouring woodland has further expanded and improved this true rural idyll. With chickens, geese, ducks and now bee hives in the new wooded area, this is a true return to nature that’s very much in tune with yurt living."
See the AA announcement at Glamping Site of the Year 2018

Cycling on Arran
- posted 21st August 2017

Arran is famous for its road cycling – with some keen enthusiasts circumnavigating Arran’s circular 60+ mile coastal road in a day! But Arran is also great for off road biking – with routes through forests, beautiful woodland and coastal paths.
The recent Grinduro cycling event used both on and off road routes to create challenge and a brilliant event – the first Grinduro ever outside the USA. (Grinduro - Scotland)
Cycling on Arran suits all abilities and bike hire is available if you don’t want bring your own. There are many routes including family friendly off road tracks. For more information and routes, go to Arran Bike Club.
So what are you waiting for - go on give it a go.

Wildlife - Scotland’s Big 5 all on Arran!
- posted 18th June 2017

Arran has all of Scotland’s Big 5 – the favourite wildlife in Scotland which include red squirrels, otters, golden eagles, red deer and harbour seals. You can see all these relatively easily on Arran:
Red squirrels are all over the island in the woodlands and can be seen at Brodick Castle where there is a webcam with a screen in the café.
Otters are shy but often seen on the southern beaches, especially at Kildonan.
Golden Eagles nest in the north and can be seen from the Distillery.
Red Deer are in all the woods in the south, on the mountains in the north and commonly on the golf course in Lochranza.
Seals are all around the coast, often sunbathing on the rocks! Blackwaterfoot and Kildonan are good spots to see them.
For more information on Scotland’s Big 5 go to:Discover and Spot The Big 5 - Scotland's Most Amazing Animals or Scotland's Big 5 Celebrations

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...


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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