‘Double double, toil and trouble, pitching tents will make us grumble.’
OK, so maybe it isn’t quite Shakespeare, but it sums up how we feel about camping in dreich weather. Because between rail, hail and searching for that pesky missing peg, sleeping in a field might be fun but it sure ain’t luxury.
That’s where glamping comes in — with plush pods, ensuite showers and lots of other comforts, it’s camping with added pizzazz.
If you like the sound of that, then why not grab today’s Big Deal for a glamping trip to Macbeth’s Hillock in Moray? Based at the site where Macbeth is said to have met the three spooky witches, it is a scenic spot for enjoying the great Scottish outdoors in style.
Luxury camping pods
Know someone who’d love the gift of a glamping experience for Christmas?
This getaway for two or four at idyllic Macbeth’s Hillock would be perfect. Part of a historic family farm, the campsite is based near Forres and Nairn.
Each of the luxury ‘witches hut’ pods has an en-suite shower room, table with stools and a kitchenette with hob, fridge, crockery, glasses and cooking utensils. There is also an electric heater to keep you warm and toasty.
All pods sleep up to four people, with one real double bed and two single beds (in the form of a sofa bed with a pull out underneath). Dogs are welcome.
Every single pod has its own BBQ grill, picnic table and fire pit for marshmallow toasting and campfire songs. You can buy logs, charcoal and snacks at the on-site shop.
As this is a farm, there are also opportunities to get up close to the animals.
Nearby attractions include the peaceful town of Forres, Brodie Castle and the stunning beaches of Nairn, Findhorn and Roseisle.
Inverness and Loch Ness are both a convenient drive away.
Plenty of choice
With this Big Deal, up to four people can enjoy an atmospheric glamping trip at Macbeth’s Hillock until 31st March 2019.
The offer is very flexible and the options are as follows:
Two, three or four nights for two people.
Two, three or four nights for four people.
You can bring your own bedding, or pay a £20 supplement for every double bedding set and £10 for single sets.
Macbeth’s Hillock has been gathering up rave reviews on TripAdvisor. Here are a few, edited for shortness:
‘First time glamping but it won’t be the last…we didn’t know what to expect, what we got was a cosy well thought out pod. The pods had everything you could need in them — kitchen utensils, cups, beer glasses, wine glasses, plastic utensils and plates for kids. The bathroom and shower was big enough for my broad and tall hubby to fit in too!’
‘This is brilliant, so comfy, spotless and a home from home, there is also a fire pit BBQ. I would recommend this for a getaway, would have stayed longer if we didn’t have to come home, there is also dolphin watching in this area. Get up there to see for yourself, it’s so good.’
‘Amazing time at Macbeth’s Hillock…the owner went out of her way to ensure we were comfortable and had a good time. The pods were clean, tidy and spacious and are close to all the local tourist areas. The four of us had a great time by the fire and the children especially loved feeding the sheep. Thank you again Karen for making it such a great stay.’
Plan a glamping adventure
With the Scottish weather being what it is, the idea of a camping trip between January and March can be a tad daunting. Thankfully, glamping is a totally different matter and Macbeth’s Hillock offers lovely luxury pods for relaxing in.
Whether you fancy a family getaway or romantic escape for two, with this Big Deal you can soak up the beauty of the Moray countryside in warm and cosy comfort.