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Glamping craze delivers a rural tourism boost

April 10 2024

Glamping craze delivers a rural tourism boost

The continued popularity of glamping holidays has seen a Penicuik-based livery business seek diversification by building five 'shepherd huts' at its farmhouse base.

Braidwood Farm proposes to install the cabins, manufactured off-site to designs by Edinburgh-based Glampitect, along a ridgeline bordered by woodland in a bid to minimise visual intrusion on the landscape.

In a planning statement, the applicant wrote: "The (Midlothian Development Plan) supports the proposed development under the permitted use of countryside recreation/tourism which will enhance rural economic development opportunities.

"The development has been thoughtfully designed to ensure it is of an appropriate scale and character to the rural area by proposing shepherd huts of a similar scale and mass to existing structures on the site. The huts will be well integrated into the surrounding landscape by situating them along the boundary of an existing woodland area to provide a backdrop."

The specialist architectural design business will anchor the huts in place using ground screws to prevent root damage. 


#1 Posted by Smiler on 10 Apr 2024 at 22:51 PM
Bit late for an April Fool’s story, is it not Urban Realm?
devilish advocaat
#2 Posted by devilish advocaat on 11 Apr 2024 at 08:28 AM
The developer should be commended on their commitment to sustainable practice and the circular economy. It's not often that you see the site welfare facilities being reused as the final product - bravo!

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