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Before the Act of Union and the birth of the modern British state many Scots lived on crofts, small holdings of land where communal living was the norm. In the heart of deepest Highland Perthshire this communal, everyone in it together ethic has been re-created at Comrie Croft. Run by a co-operative of likeminded, environmentally aware, individuals this is no mere campsite. Yes they take tents, but they’ve also got Swedish katas, an on site Tea Garden and a superb bike shop, the latter handy for exploring the network of trails that snake off up the Croft’s wooded hillside.

First timers might feel most secure down in the main camping field by all the facilities, but more adventurous souls will want to push on up into the forest where secluded pitches await, each with their own campfire. Four of the five katas lie up here too, a sort of Swedish tipi complete with a wood burning stove and a large sleeping area strewn with animal skins. Not exactly super chic glamping, but supremely cosy.

There is little need to leave the Croft. Down by the car park is a superb camp store. Real thought has gone into what they stock from fluorescent camping pegs through to their free range eggs and fresh local meat. Up the hill are those trails. You can walk them, but biking provides a much better way of exploring the hillside, though the tough red route is not for the fainthearted! You can brush up on your technique first at their skills park. On a busy day – and most weekends are busy – Comrie Croft buzzes with life, just as the traditional crofts once did all over this charmingly scenic corner of Highland Perthshire.

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★★★★★

Woodland tent pitch

My Wife, Dog and I had a Woodland tent pitch at Comrie Croft in May. The site was really well run, thought out and clean. We had a great little pitch up near the pond, the trees provided a bit of additional shelter on the one day when we had rain. Facilities were nice and clean and the whole site had a sensible level of green ethos invested into its running. Staff were always friendly and were seen out actively inspecting the site for rubbish etc. Both the cafe and the shop come highly recommended. Next time I think we will try a Kata!

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★★★★★

Brilliant campsite

Great campsite plenty of places for kids to play, amazing fees and an interesting wee shop with the freshest eggs. Lockers for valuables & charging phones are a bargain at £1 for 24 hours. Lovely woodland walks & views. 

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★★★★★

Great campsite

Stayed here last week  and it was a great little site.  A little shop on site with the odd few bits  but do your main shopping in crief.  We stayed in kata 2 and it was very quirky with its wooden beams and doors however if it hurts your back to bend stay in the disabled kata as he doorways to the other ones are very small and we caught 3 jumpers on them and they all got holes in!! Lovely little pond at the top of the site and loads of woodland trails to wander on . For bike lovers it is the ideal site, they really should advertise and brag about their bike trails far more than they currently do. Outside every kata and pitch there is the option to have an  open fire . Had lots of fun making them and toasting marshmallows at night . Inside the kata is cosy especially with the fire on it's boiling!! I'd recommend u bring your own utensils and crockery as it's very basic . Also make sure u store ur food in a right container  as we had a mouse visitor  in ours!!! Overall a great site with lots to do in the surrounding areas  we will definately be back!! 

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★★★★★

Comrie Croft

This has to be one of the best sites I have ever stayed on it was a great place for the kids, loads to do and see.  The staff were really helpful and have thought about what we need as campers, lockers for our Ipads n phones so that we could keep them charged, we loved it so much we stayed an extra day

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★★★★☆

Comrie Croft

Very friendly place, we stayed in a Kata a sweddish version of a yurt, we had a wood burning stove and the bed area was raised up on a wooden platform covered in wool and a canvas cover, it was very warm despite the often pouring rain. The site is large with lovely secluded camping areas as well as clean loos and a very eco-outlook. For such a large complexs of hotel and campsite it had a friendly warm atmosphere and it didn't feel large because it is on a massive site and no one is allowed to get too close. Well recommended for all type of people, our six and two year old loved it.

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★★★★☆

Comrie Croft

i’m just back from 2 nights here and all I can say is stop telling people about it! It’s too good to share. I arrived having driven up from Glasgow after work and arrived about 7pm. The site was quite quiet so i could choose where to stay. The guy at Reception recommended the High Meadow for the views, even if it was a bit further away from the "Facilities" He wasn’t wrong about the views they were brilliant. There were only four other pitches in use - one had several families aged from a few months up, so I kept going to the far end on the field. Seemed a good idea at the time and it was! so quiet you could hear the wildlife and not a lot else. Considering the campsite is not far off the mainroad the traffic noise didn’t affect me, a very gentle hum rather than noise. The Toilet and shower block was exellent, the temperature of the water at the "wash up" station put my home water to shame. The weather was mixed but even the heavy rain on Friday night had little impact on the quality of the field. Probably the best thing about this site is the lack of cars on the field means that the ground is in good condions The smell of cooking and wood burning campfire was lovely, even if I stuck to the camping Gas cooker, this time!

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★★★★★

Comrie Croft

This is a fantastic site and the owners have put lots of thought into how to make the site unique and eco friendly. Cyclists, walkers, children and those of us who want to sit around doing not a lot are all catered for. All rubbish is recycled and there is a bucket of wellies that you can borrow if you get caught short by the weather... Wheelbarrows are provided to take your stuff from the carpark to your pitch as you can’t drive right up to the field and the lack of cars on the pitches gave the site a less congested feel. The children had a fantastic time roaming the woods collecting wood for the fire, playing on the tyre swings and feeding the chickens. However the best thing about the site is the communal fire pit and the parachute which we used nearly constantly during our stay. If you don’t want to join in the group there are several wheelrims available where you can have your own private fire/BBQ at your own tent. We have tried to camp on this site several times since this visit but have not been able to because it was fully booked so make sure you book early. If you are lucky enough to get a pitch make sure you buy some eggs from the shop. Ours were still warm and you can’t get any fresher than that!

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Cool Factor

Communal eco aware living under canvas in charming Highland Perthshire.

Who's In

Tents, dogs (main camping field only), groups, young groups – Yes.  Caravans, campervans– No.

On Site

Campfires allowed. 32 pitches. 5 katas. Solar and wind powered amenities block with toilets and good free showers (including disabled access seat).  Note the more secluded pitches up on the hillside and upper meadow are a bit of a trek from the toilets during the night. Excellent camping store. Blue and red mountain trails and skills park with bike hire and helmets available. Network of marked walking trails as well as picnic areas. Chickens with feed available in the store.

Off Site

The high land beyond the boundaries of the Croft is tough going, but opens up sweeping views of Strathearn for adventurous, well equipped hikers. Perthshire is excellent for both walking and hiking with a map detailing local routes both posted and available for sale in the Croft store. The Croft lies between the neat, Highland Perthshire towns of Crieff and Comrie, with their characterful high streets, parks and walks.  The Auchingarrich Wildlife Park (01764 679 469) is a handy family attraction just south of Comrie.

Food & Drink

The new on site Tea Garden at Comrie Croft is a welcome addition, with croissants or bacon rolls for breakfast and the likes of salmon bagels with cream cheese and salad for lunch. The vintage crockery is a nice touch, as is the wooden deck. The cakes are homemade and huge, you have been warned! Comrie offers a reasonable chippie (0751 467 8833) and the Royal Hotel (01764 679 200.) The Royal has a characterful hunting lodge-style bar in the main hotel and a more pub-style drinking den just outside with real ales and whiskies. Their restaurant, under the smooth hand of chef patron David Milsom, boasts the likes of Perthshire lamb and salmon.

Open

Year round.

The Damage

Tents from £7 per adults, £3.50 under 16s. Katas from £50 per night. £1 off accommodation bill for those arriving without a vehicle.

Getting There

Two miles out of Comrie on the Crieff road heading east, signposted on the left.

Public Transport

The new Breadalbane Explorer (01877 384 768) is a brilliant new seasonal service with Comrie Croft as it one of its backers. It is a bus that takes mountain bikes and links a number of sights in Perthshire with a stop at Comrie Croft.

Tags

Bicycle routes  Campfires permitted  Children’s playground  Dogs welcome  Forest  Glamping & luxury camping available  Good for kids  Good walks  Groups welcome  Internet access  Kåta tents  Nice views  Showers  Tent pitches  Waterside location  Wifi