Handpicked for you – curated deals for 5pm customers
Ever fancied a safari-style camping adventure without the eleven hour flight to Kenya or the risk of being chased through scrubland by a hungry lion?
In fact, you don’t need to stray any further than Stirlingshire to try out a luxury safari tent – and when we say ‘tent’, we’re not talking a paper thin slice of tarpaulin flapping sadly in the wind.
No, we’re talking living, kitchen and dining areas, separate bedrooms, a private shower room, a lovely log burning stove and even a covered verandah.
Experience the best of glamping for yourself with today’s Handpicked Deal from Carr’s Hill campsite in Stirlingshire.
Glamping darling, not camping
Today’s Handpicked Deal is for a camping experience with a difference at Carr’s Hill.
Available for up to five people, you will be staying in a luxury safari tent. As mentioned, this is no ordinary tent and will offer all the comforts of home combined with the excitement of an outdoor adventure.
During your stay, you will wake up to fresh air and stunning views over the Stirlingshire countryside, including Ben Lomond, Ben Ledi and fields of horses and sheep.
If you are bringing children, you can relax all day while they play safely outdoors and you are also welcome to bring two well behaved dogs.
In the evening, you can settle down on the balcony with a glass of wine and watch the sun setting over the mountains.
This offer has three options, available from the start of September until the end of October:
Option one is for a two night midweek stay, Monday to Thursday.
Option two is for a three night weekend stay, Friday to Sunday.
Option three is for a four night stay, available seven days a week.
Outdoor adventure, home comforts
There are two luxury safari tents at Carr’s Hill, known affectionately as Hazel and Jennifer. They offer the following:
Living and dining area with table
Kitchen facilities with hob and sink
Private shower room with WC and wash basin
Cosy wood burning stove
Hot and cold water
Indoor cooking and washing up facilities
Private decked veranda with seating
BBQ, picnic table and chiminea
Large double bedroom
Triple bunk bedroom
Kitchen utensils e.g. pots and pans, whistling kettle, crockery, cutlery, glasses
Tents are ‘off grid’, meaning they have no mains power supply and all lighting is via storm lanterns, solar lights, candles and torches, all creating a very exciting experience for children (and a truly romantic atmosphere for the grownups once the kids are tucked up in bed).
Convenient campsite amenities
Worried about not being able to charge your phone? No need, there are power points in the nearby reception building (where you can also use your hairdryer and straighteners). As well as this, there is a big American-style fridge-freezer to store food.
For shopping, the villages of Dunipace and Plean are nearby, plus there is a big supermarket a short drive away.
Plenty to see and do
Carr’s Hill is between Falkirk and Stirling, so is easy to reach from Edinburgh and Glasgow. The nearest train station is Larbert.
Great days out include Stirling Castle, The Kelpies at The Helix, the Falkirk Wheel, The Wallace Monument and Plean Country Park. As well as this, Loch Lomond, Perth and St. Andrews are all within convenient reach.
Activities in the area include walking, golfing, coarse fishing, clay pigeon shooting and horse riding.
What you need to know
When you arrive, a £80 housekeeping deposit must be paid in cash. This will be returned on departure if the tent is left tidy and presentable. A charge of £20 will be deducted for late departures.
You can bring a maximum of two well behaved dogs at a supplement of £10 per dog. Note that dogs must be kept on leads at all times.
You will need to bring your own bed linen and towels. If you would like Carr’s Hill to provide bed linen, they can do so for a supplement £15 per person. Please request this at least a day in advance.
TripAdvisor users have showered plenty of praise on the luxury safari tents at Carr’s Hill, including the following:
‘Stayed for 2 nights, wish it had been more. We were met by Grant on arrival who was very pleasant and gave us a tour of our safari tent “Hazel” and informed us where reception and the power points were. Had a very relaxing time, tent spotless and every need catered for, the shower room was spacious and very clean, wood burner was lovely at night. Had a great sleep, bed very comfortable, board games and outdoor games, BBQ, chiminea, fenced off area was great for our pup, he was shattered by the time we got home. Lots of places of interest, all within a short distance away. Will be recommending to friends and will be booking again.’
‘We had a lovely couple of nights in a wonderful safari tent. Couldn’t fault the amenities and a great base to visit local attractions. The Woodburner and comfy beds were the icing on the cake, and we had a fab time!’
‘Excellent stay in Jennifer. Beautiful tent which was well equipped with everything you could need. The log burning stove was the icing on the cake. We enjoyed our adventure in a lovely relaxing setting. Would definitely recommend.’
Escape to Stirlingshire
Whether you fancy a family break or a scenic getaway with a few good friends, today’s Handpicked Deal from Carr’s Hill offers a truly glamorous camping experience.
Including a luxury safari tent packed with home comforts, a covered balcony and restful mountain views, this is one outdoor adventure that you won’t forget in a hurry.