Stuc a'Chroin - Yurt in Stirling
Suitable for children of all ages
Not suitable for pets
Kids are welcome, but pets are not allowed in Stuc a-Chroin. However, pets are allowed at Ben Lomond.
The three Trossachs yurts are a fusion of Kyrgyk design and local materials which create a homely, earthy feel. Thick rugs, felt wall-hangings and wood-burning stoves add touches of comfort to the traditional Kyrgyzstani dwellings. Ben Ledi and Ben Lomond yurts share the woodland just a little way on from Stuc a’Chroin yurt and the two together make a great family camp.
In each yurt there is a double bed and a double futon, plus a single sleepover mat which can be added for an extra child so they can sleep a family of five. From the boardwalk leading to the well equipped communal kitchen, there are impressive views across Flanders Moss National Nature Reserve, from which West Moss-Side Organic Farm, the home of Trossachs Yurts, takes its name.
There are arts and crafts courses aplenty at The West Moss-side Centre (a renovated 19th century steading and art gallery) including willow weaving, rushwork, felt crafting, and batik dye work. You can request a special treatment, a yoga course or even an accompanied wild swim! Beef from the cattle that graze on the moss, and both home-made bread and very local, seasonal produce from the organic kitchen garden are available for guests to buy. With all this plus the beauty of the lochs and the mountains of Loch Lomond and the Trossachs National Park to explore, you won't be short of ways to make your stay memorable. Don’t forget that you are just one hour from Glasgow and Edinburgh and close to Stirling too.