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 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
 
Earlier in the year we hosted a young Scottish artist, Ellis O'Connor, during her stay on Arran. Read her account of her trip at Glamping on Arran.
 
We've also had a visit from Scottish blogger Tristan Cameron-Harper who produced some wonderful images of Arran during his stay. You can read his blog about his trip to Arran at North Blog - Runach Arainn

 

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 February to November inclusive and prices start from £80 per night. We offer a 10% discount for stays of 4 nights or more (see our Booking page for more details on discounts).

Latest Blog Posts

New Distillery at Lagg
- posted 30th November 2019

We are delighted that the new distillery at Lagg just 20 minutes walk from us has opened this year. With stunning views over the south of the island across the sea to Ailsa Craig and the Mull of Kintyre along with two cafes – even if the whisky tour is not your thing you will not be disappointed.
 
It is open all year – for more details on tours and opening times go to: Lagg Distillery

Eas Mor Woodland Walks
- posted 20th October 2019

There has been working going on down at Eas Mor with more walkways, bridges and signs going up to make this nature trail site an even better day out. Wander up to the waterfall, rest awhile in the grass roof library, or just enjoy strolling through stunning woodland with streams, tree ferns, mosses and of course handy picnic benches for a snack stop.
 
For more details go to:Eas Mor Ecology

Saving water, energy and waste – with compost toilets
- posted 22nd August 2019

Our bathrooms have compost toilets – the posh kind from Sweden. We use these because they have huge environmental advantages and are also quite fun to use (sometimes).
 
The environmental benefits of compost loos include:

  • Saving water: they save on average 35 litres of clean water every day for every guest on site, even compared to a water saving conventional loo (this rises to over 70 litres per day per guest compared to loos without water saving measures in place).
  • Saving energy: conventional loos create sewage which needs extensive treatment before it is clean and safe to re-enter the water system. This takes energy, manpower and land to manage the process.
  • Saving waste: instead of flushing the waste away (and wasting it), here with the compost loos, the subsequent composting process turns the human waste into fertiliser to feed the soil for growing food crops (fruit trees & bushes here). Conventional loos waste all this nutritional value so plants need petrochemical feed input – with more carbon footprint & waste
So here you can pee & poop with sustainable pride.

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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