Here and Now, Scotland


Remote and romantic: just 2 off-grid glamping pods in a vast Highlands setting (each sleeps 2)

1 Bedroom

1 Bathroom

Dog friendly

Eco conscious


Space & setting.

Picture London Victoria at rush hour. Then picture yourselves in this remote wilderness, a working deer farm with 160 idyllic acres of pine forest and peace. Wild roe deer tug at the grass, ospreys pluck fish from the water and red kites circle overhead. It’s a total disconnect from real life, off-grid in both senses of the word.

Two little larch-clad cabins perch on the shores of a sparkling loch, each with a unique panorama of their own but otherwise identical. Choose your view for a romantic escape, or rent both and come with friends. Interiors are simply chic: kingsize beds wrapped in white linens, plus little kitchenettes and shower bathrooms. Scottish-wool blankets and cushions add character, sheepskins warm the floor and paddleboards await to explore the loch. But all you’ll really see are those breathtaking views, stretching for miles in every direction.

Getting here: drive or train to Bridge of Allan or Stirling, then taxi.

Owners of Loch Rusky Glamping

“We bought the farm in September 2014 and after totally refurbishing the house, we realised we’d need to do something with all the land! Being quite anti cows and sheep, and seeing pigs as too high maintenance, we went down the deer farming route. However, we’re only a small farm, and the deer won’t pay all the bills, so both of our fathers recommended we try a glamping business – something small and idyllic on the loch, so that any guests have their privacy, as do we. It seemed like an impossibly long and arduous journey to achieve, but here we are!” Owner Natalie

My Kip favourites

She loves
Sitting in the hide at sundown with a glass of wine, to watch as the wild deer come out to play.

We love
The incredible setting, a microcosm of Scotland – and you’re on the edge of Loch Lomond National Park for further adventure.

You may not love
Closed 11 Nov to 3 Feb. It’s remote and off-grid and there’s no oven so you need to cook everything on the gas BBQ or grill over the firepit. Shops and pubs are 3-6 miles away.

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  • "My fiancé had initially planned this trip for our proposal. After many back and fourths with Natalie (who was very flexible) and 3 (or is it 4? I lose count) lockdowns later we finally made it, already engaged. Loch Rusky would have been the perfect location for such a special moment, I’m so grateful we were eventually able to celebrate there. It is set in a wonderful location with brilliant walks on the doorstep. The pods are fantastically designed, with everything from a toaster to kitchen roll for sandwiches. Natalie really has thought of everything, whilst ensuring the practicality doesn’t get in the way of the aesthetics. The fire pit facing the stunning lake is a lovely touch for evening drinks and cooking on, weather permitting. Natalie really was a stupendous host, nothing was ever too much. She’s particularly well qualified and offers reiki and PT sessions - very much recommended. Her hospitality really made our trip and I can’t thank her enough."

    Hannah & James, May 2021
  • "Thanks for an amazing stay, we've really enjoyed it - the pod was lovely and really comfortable and the location is incredible! Hope we will be back to visit again in the future."

    September 2020
  • "Wow! What a wonderful stay. My partner and I visited for a two-night stay to celebrate our birthdays and we really had a great time. The pods are so secluded and romantic, Natalie was a wonderful host who was on hand to provide recommendations and help etc. I would recommend to anyone! Although, as stated, the drive to the pods is a little bumpy!"

    August 2020


The pods are built from Scottish timber with fibre-wool insulation, and are totally off-grid: they use a standalone hybrid system to power the toaster, kettle, fridge, lighting, WiFi, plug sockets and electric towel rails. Hot water is via propane gas boilers.


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  • Deer at Loch Rusky Glamping
  • Loch Rusky Glamping
  • Wake up with a wild swim or go paddleboarding across the loch.
  • Stunning walks lead out straight out from your door, through Scots pines and birch trees, with panoramas across the Carse of Stirling to the south, and the mountains of Loch Lomond and Trossachs to the North.
  • Hide in the hide and photograph wild deer, buzzards, kestrels and lapwing.
  • You can fly-fish for rainbow trout in Loch Rusky, or cast for salmon and sea trout on the nearby River Teithe. Grill your catch over the firepit for supper.
  • Or eat out: there are foodie pubs and farm-shop cafes 3-4 miles away.
  • Spend a day in LL& T National Park, admiring its sparkling lochs, deep green glens and snow-topped mountains. If you’re lucky, you may spot golden eagles overhead.
  • The area’s brilliant for cycling, or go horse riding and Segway trekking at Castle Rednock. Walking alpacas is popular too: sounds odd but it’s hilarious, and supposedly very good for mental wellbeing.
  • The owner offers PT and reiki sessions at the farmhouse (1 mile away).
  • Day trip to Edinburgh or Glasgow – both an hour’s drive – for beautiful architecture and bright city lights.


  • A pair of glamping pods spaced well apart for privacy on a 160-acre deer farm. Each has:
  • Kingsize bed with luxe mattress and mattress topper, and Egyptian cotton linens
  • Ensuite shower bathroom
  • Kitchenette (small fridge, kettle, toaster, crockery including Dartington Cystal!)
  • Sitting area with books and games.
  • A covered terrace with gas BBQ and seating
  • Firepit area
  • High-speed broadband
  • One child welcome; BYO travel cot or air bed
  • 2 x paddleboards (restricted hours for use)
  • Well behaved dogs welcome (£40/ dog) and there are plenty of wonderful walks in the area 
  • Drive or cycle to pubs, shops and restaurants (3-6 miles)
  • Booking conditions: a 2-night minimum stay
  • Remember to pack: clothes for all weathers, a wetsuit to go swimming in the loch, good shoes, bikes, binoculars

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Payment: 30% deposit, with the balance due 8 weeks prior to stay.
Cancellations: 8+ weeks prior to stay: deposit refunded, minus a £30 processing fee.
6-8 weeks prior to stay: deposit retained, 70% balance refunded, minus a £30 processing fee.
4-6 weeks prior to stay: 50% of the total booking fee retained, 50% refunded, minus a £30 processing fee.
No refunds if booking cancelled within 4 weeks of stay.


Approximately 150m apart, separated by mature wild planting of trees and gorse. They feel very private.

Sadly no. Loch Rusky is a private loch that is monitored by SEPA and the angling club, so to protect the water quality and avoid cross water body contamination, only our own paddle boards are able to be used here.

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