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Following on from a strong 2019 that ended with a flourish, 2020 is already proving to be a year popular with Scottish glamping, if the fully booked weekends at Eden Leisure Village are to be understood.
The founders, husband and wife team Des and Janet Gracey have been running their glamping site with the help of their three children since 2014 and explain that there are a number of developments worth mentioning for the new year. For example, they’ve upgraded their incredibly popular Hobbit Huts and deluxe sleeping pods and added additional signage along the woodlands walk to help guests navigate on their exploring.
When we spoke with Janet and Des in late 2019, they were just taking on wedding events at their recently refurbished barn and this sort of event was still a new thing for the pair. Now, in just a short couple of months their wedding bookings have doubled and the state of the art sound system which has been installed to the refurbished barn has meant they can combine the breathtaking views offered at the venue with the best sound system and music.
A BEAUTIFUL VENUE
Certainly, one of the most important events in a couple’s life, a wedding needs to offer something uniquely special and the choice of venue is vitally important. At Eden Leisure Village, with its unique accommodation with glamping pods and Hobbit Huts and the views (the original inspiration for the glamping site), the entire event can be heightened to one of sublime perfection.
While the venue is offered with the freedom for event planners to put their own touches on it; ample Eden staff are always on hand to ensure the smooth flow of the day and are focused on keeping the guests comfortable and well taken care of.
Secluded and peaceful, it’s almost difficult to believe that they’re just 20 minutes from Glasgow city centre. The village has ten country style, rustic accommodations which blend wonderfully with the surrounding land. This land, while remote, is easily accessible to all the other major Central Scotland cities such as Stirling, Edinburgh, Dundee and Perth.
A SOLID START TO THE YEAR
With weekends pretty much solidly booked, Janet explains that the only quiet periods they have are in the midweek although they have strategies to remedy this and feel more capable than ever.
“There were a couple of hoops that we had to jump through to get through 2019,” she relates, “However, they’ve made us stronger as a business and even more capable of offering that wonderful Scottish escapism that our guests are seeking.”
PRICE. £60 for 2 people (also a minimum charge per accommodation), £85 for 2 people in the new upgraded pods.
ADDRESS: Millcroft Road, Cumbernauld, Glasgow, G67 4AG, UK.
TELEPHONE NUMBER: 01236 735464