Now that’s an escape like no other. Glampers can live out their Lord of the Rings fantasies by staying in tiny Hobit-like houses, and it’s not in New Zealand – it’s in Dunblane. Craighead Howf is a place where guests can relax in a unique setting, be it in the land of Hobbits, a literal tree house or just small adorable cottages from a fairy-tale.
Craighead Howf is a local family business and have been in business for 34 years now. Over the years, they have added more and more howfs, with the famous Hobbit houses being built in 2018. The land is as peaceful as it gets, filled with plenty of greenery, ponds and animals for guests to admire. Visitors can enjoy the company of alpacas, donkeys, Highland cows, chickens, sheep, goats and various birds that come to visit, such as the Red Kite.
Now, let’s take a look at all the unique stays Craighead Howfs has to offer, including the said Hobbit houses.
The Whiskey Hauf is the latest addition to the land just on the pond. While it looks old, it’s really not: the spot boasts quirky Scottish interior with a wood burning stove and is surrounded by animals and nature.
The Red Burrow & The Green Burrow
Now these are the Hobbit houses we were telling you about. Advertised as the “perfect for tired Wizards, Halflings and those who have been on arduous adventures”, the round door tiny houses with grassy roofs will transport guests into the world of a Tolkien’s novel.
Ash Tree Howf
Now that’s what we call a tree house! Visitors can have a truly elevated stay with all-round views over the Ochil Hills. Inside, there is a wood burning stove and a kitchenette, with cosy rustic décor.
Muckle Howf is the oldest one on the property, and is a five-star luxury three bedroom spot with a hot tub, where guests can appreciate finer things in life in the Scottish countryside. It sleeps six adults, and all the bedrooms have en-suites. The luxury cottage is close to the owner’s home but offers complete privacy, peace and quiet.
Wee Tree Howf
Wee Tree Howf is another treehouse, looking over the pond. Built high up on stilts, the glamping house boasts nature views, a wood burning stove and was built with plenty of love by the owners.
The Summer Hauf is a Summer house decorated solely in white. The tiny home has a garden feel, with an outdoor space for guests to hang out in, completely secluded among the trees. What is more, it has a bed balcony with a stargazing window!
So, for those after unique glamping experiences, Craighead Howf is up there when it comes to quirky accomodation, nature and farm animals all in one.