If you’re sick of tents but still want to see the great outdoors, camping pods are a cosy solution.
With unpredictable weather (even in the summer months) camping in a tent in Scotland can be a soggy and chilly experience.
Book into one of these modern glamping pods, though, and you can enjoy all the benefits of a camping trip without any of the downsides.
Lomond Woods Holiday Park
Offering glamping pods that sleep up to six people, this peaceful holiday park is located on the southern shore of Loch Lomond. All of the accommodation here comes fully equipped with all mod cons including kitchen appliances and a heater. The deluxe en-suite pods also offer their own private bathrooms, as opposed to shared facilities.
More info: woodleisure.co.uk
Camping Pod Heaven
Located on the north west side of Loch Ness, Camping Pod Heaven near Inverness has several pods with room for up to four people in each. Mattresses are provided at no extra charge, and each pod has its own private entrance, heating, electrical sockets and a stunning mountain view. Shared toilet facilities are located nearby.
More info: camping-pod-heaven-gb.book.direct
Eigg Camping Pods
Travel to the beautiful and community-owned island of Eigg in the Hebrides by ferry and make yourself at home in one of their camping pods.
The three pods sleep up to four people who don’t mind getting cosy together on a large bed which folds down into two sofas.
Toilet and showering facilities are located next to the nearby island shop and tea room. Though electricity is limited on the island, the accommodation comes with a double socket with two USB charging points, an electric kettle and lighting. An electric heater will kick in automatically if the weather is cold.
More info: eiggcampingpods.com
Gorsebank Glamping Village
Home to a range of camping pods, the glamping village at Gorsebank (in Dumfries and Galloway) is nestled in 80 acres of peaceful woodland, with horses and sheep roaming nearby. Varying in size, the pods here sleep a maximum of four people on comfortable foam mattresses, which double up as sofas during the day. All pods come equipped with a kettle, a small fridge, heating, lighting and a power point inside, as well as an outdoor firepit. There is also the option of paying extra for a wood-fired hot tub just outside your cabin, so you can relax after a long day.
More info: gorsebankglamping.co.uk
With a mixture of traditional camping pods and converted shepherds huts, Ecocamp Glenshee’s largest accommodation space (the Modulog Howff) sleeps up to 10 people, while their small romantic pods have just enough space for two. More decorated and homely than the majority of other camping pods, you’ll never want to leave this welcoming haven just south of Cairngorms National Park.
More info: ecocampglenshee.co.uk
Loch Ness Glamping
The camping pods here are called ‘Armadillas’ because of their unique shape, and they are particularly luxurious inside. Each pod sleeps two people and has its own toilet wet room, cooking appliances, TV, wifi, underfloor heating and private barbecue and firepit. Some Armadillas can be paired for families, and dogs are welcome (with an extra £5 charge), so there’s room for everyone.
More info: lochnessglamping.co.uk
Storm-Pods, Isle of Islay
Nestled on the south coast of the stunning Isle of Islay, the unique and inviting Storm-Pods are unlike any other camping pods we’ve seen. Modestly billed as ‘more private and secure than a tent’, the pods are actually like little log cabins with heating, cooking facilities, a toilet and shower room and far more space than any tent could offer. Explore the gorgeous island and its famous whisky distilleries, safe in the knowledge that you can escape the wet weather whenever you like.
More info: islay-pods.co.uk
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