*As seen in The Logbook. January 2019.
Calm, beautiful and relaxing. This is what people travel to Scotland to find.
Husband and wife, Des and Janet Gracey founded Eden Leisure Village in August 2014. Their two girls and son are also involved in the business which according to Janet may not have taken off if not for one inquisitive cow who went wandering away from the herd.
“Des was a farmer at the time and lost some cattle,” she says, “He went looking and found them on the site where Eden Leisure Village is situated and realised what a nice setting it was.”
Back then the piece of land was rough and no good for farming, but he suggested to Janet that she take the dog for a walk and have a look. She obliged him and agreed that it was a beautiful spot. That was when he told her what he had been thinking of. That it would be a perfect place for a glamping site.
Now, six staff members are employed at this beautiful secluded location that you wouldn’t believe is just 20 minutes from Glasgow city centre. The village has 10 country style, rustic accommodations which blend wonderfully with the surrounding land which, while remote, is easily accessible to all the other major Central Scotland cities, Stirling, Edinburgh, Dundee and Perth.
Going above and beyond for their guests and doing their utmost to provide a quality stay is important to Janet and Des. The new year will see them making a number of new venues available. They have a refurbished barn which is now taking wedding bookings, a new glamping pod and a glampervan that can sleep six.
“When you find a spot like this,” she says, “You just have to make the most of it.”
PRICE: £60 for 2 people (also a minimum charge per accommodation)
ADDRESS: Millcroft Road, Cumbernauld, Glasgow, G67 4AG
TELEPHONE NUMBER: 01236 735464