Following on from our previous posts about adventures close to home, we took a 30 minute trip up the road to visit Comrie Croft. We were blown away (and no, it was a lovely sunny Scottish day).
Comrie Croft has many different hats. It started life as a hostel and, on the side of their picturesque hill, it has now grown its accommodation, activity and food offering making a true into a mini-resort. Its eco credentials are evident, with recycling centres dotted throughout and worm toilets for the brave. They also do a roaring business in DIY weddings; tie the knot in the forest, the barn or farmstead courtyard.
Friendly “Crofters” are busy throughout the site, always with that important hospitality smile! The atmosphere was relaxed and happy, and best of all, because we were outside most of the time, there wasn’t a face mask in sight.
We biked the trails. Scotland was made for mountain biking and here at Comrie Croft, there is something to offer all mountain bikers, from purpose-built skills tracks, to routes amongst the beautiful countryside, marked out in blue, red or black. Choose your colour depending on your skill and bravery. No bike, no excuse, you can hire bikes onsite from Comrie Croft Bikes.
We explored the forest, following the marked paths. There are many marked trails around the croft, but if you fancy a bigger stretch, there are 43 Munros (Scottish mountains over 3,000 ft) within an hour’s drive.
We hung out. Swings, hammocks and general “fun stuff” are dotted around the site.
We took in the breathtaking views.
And we had a wonderful lunch in the tea garden. They use fresh, wildlife friendly produce from their own Market Garden, creating a range of homemade delights. Totally delicious.
For our next visit, we need to stay the night. Hostel, Nordic Kata or Eco Camping?