Stuc a' Chroin
About this Yurt
The three Trossachs Yurts are a cosy glamp in the stunning setting of West Moss-side Organic Farm and Centre - a haven for arts and creative courses...
Stuc a' Chroin is the only fully accessible yurt, it is closest to the car park and the facilities but still enjoys a large decking and fantastic secluded views to the west and great sunsets, whilst being the first to be warmed by the early morning sunshine. A board walk leads from the carpark to the yurt. The colour scheme for Stuc a' Chroin is deep crimson, grey and black.
The three Trossachs yurts are 18' diameter, a fusion of authentic Kyrgyk design and local materials which create a homely, earthy feel. All three have thick rugs and soft furnishings with walls lined with thick felt and decorated with felt wall-hangings some from Kyrgyzstan and some created by Kate. The wood-burning stoves with their ovens add the essential focus and comfort to these traditional Kyrgyk circular dwellings. Kyrgyzstan is a landlocked and mountainous country in central Asia and the yurt has been the dwelling of the nomadic herdsmen for a thousand years and more. You will experience that ancient feeling of safety and shelter from the elements whilst enjoying being close to the natural world and all its beauty. Stuc a'Chroin, Ben Ledi and Ben Lomond yurts take the names of three of the mountains which provide the back drop to the north and west. They are all very well separated and set on large deckings; Ben Ledi and Ben Lomond are across the little bridge to the woodland and these two together can make a great family glamp.
In each yurt there is a double bed and a double futon, plus a Futon Company sleep-over floor mat which can be added for an extra child. Each yurt can therefore sleep a maximum of four adults or a family of five, and it is luxury for just two! All bedlinen is provided so you just need to bring your own towels. The yurt is self catering, off grid! but with mains water from a tap, a camping gas stove, the wood burning oven and a barbeque to give you lots of options for cooking your own meals. All crockery, cutlery and cooking utensils are in the kitchen area of the yurt. Lighting is atmospheric with solar lights and lanterns. There is a communal and well equipped kitchen with fridge, hot water, an small electric cooker and kettle etc. The two wash room facilities are closeby (one which is accessible).
The West Moss-side Centre is the converted 19th century steading and hayloft. There is always art and craft work exhibited in the Centre - there are paintings by local artists Darren Rees and Graham Tristram as well as creative pieces in willow, rush, birch, paper and found objects by West Moss-side tutors including Georgia Crook, Charmian Pollok and Kate Sankey. Come for the Forth Valley Open Studios event 6th-14th June 2015 and indulge in some serious gallery and studio visits all over the area! West Moss-side opens its doors and hosts an ambitious exhibition. Or plan your stay to coincide with one of the art and craft workshops which are held in the West Moss-side Centre at weekends. If you would like us to arrange a massage or alternative therapy just let me know and this can be organised for you from one of a number of local professionals including Jane Baron who holds a Diploma in Therapeutic Massage from the College of Holistic Medicine in Glasgow and Gillian Lester who is a fully qualified yoga and meditation specialist, massage therapist and counsellor.