Enjoy the warmth of the wood burning stove, or barbeque some of Kate’s organic Shetland beef steaks whilst taking in the stunning skyscape, and linger awhile surrounded by the natural world and under the dark skies.
West Moss-side Organic Farm’s main priorities are biodiversity and natural heritage conservation. The farm is on a National Nature Reserve. Flanders Moss is the largest raised bog in the entire British isles. You can get close to the natural habitat and Kate will show you her rare breed Shetland cattle who are conservation grazing the high moss in the summer. Other amazing wildlife you might see include red kite often seen (from Argaty), cuckoo, skylark, hare, otter, wild red deer, and Kate’s favourite - the curlew. Even if you don’t see the bird you will hear the wonderful call and you will meet Catharine the willow curlew sculpture who greets you at the foot operated hand sanitiser! If you visit in October you will be treated with the arrival of the pink-footed geese by the thousand – a sound never to be forgotten.
The three Trossachs Yurts are set on West Moss-side Organic Farm. Each enjoys seclusion and stunning views towards the mountains of the Loch Lomond and the Trossachs National Park. This is glamping at its most luxurious. Each yurt sleeps four adults or five with an extra child.
Enjoy the warmth of the wood burning stove, or barbeque some of Kate’s organic Shetland beef steaks whilst taking in the stunning skyscape, and linger awhile surrounded by the natural world and under the dark skies. This is a great base for walking, cycling, paddling, visiting castles, wildlife watching or just seriously chilling. The West Moss-side Centre is an art and craft gallery where there is an annual programme of workshops www.westmossside.com
Kate is outdoorsy and loves to share her knowledge of the natural and cultural attractions of the area.
This is a magic place for a romantic escape and so close to Edinburgh and Glasgow too! The walls are lined with felt and the rugs, carpets, cushions and throws ensure you will be very comfortable. Kate runs West Moss-side farm which is 150 acres and includes part of Flanders Moss National Nature Reserve. The hay fields are full of butterflies and bumble bees and there is a small herd of rare breed Shetland cattle.
Trossachs Yurts were awarded the best in the UK for families by the Independent in 2013 and one of the best places in the world by Skyscanner 2014.
Photographs courtesy of Katy Burgess Photography