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Burrow & Bagend Hobbit Howfs

Braco, Dunblane, Perthshire and Kinross, Scotland

The Hobbit Howfs are grass-topped homes nestled into the hillside near Dunblane, with outdoor and indoor cooking facilities.

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Choose from Burrow or Bagend, each a charming Hobbit Howf, and whisk yourself and a partner off for a magical stay near Dunblane. Being a fan of Lord of the Rings is just an added quirk to your stay, but definitely not essential!

The area itself offers a wealth of activities, but just locally this includes a visit to the beautiful medieval Dunblane Cathedral, a tour of many whisky distilleries with Drams Scotland, or a round of golf at The New Dunblane Golf Course. With Loch Lomond only a short distance away you can enjoy many walks around this stunning area.

The hobbit houses themselves are traditionally built from stone and wood with beautiful views all around them. A hand-made double bed with a window above in the roof means you can gaze at the stars whilst cuddling up to your loved one.

A double gas ring and pots and pans mean you can cook up a storm inside or alternatively a fire pit / BBQ is available for use outside in your private garden. The houses are off grid and have a designer eco-friendly compost toilet in their own wee Hobbit Howf next door. Bag End has a slipper bath with handheld shower, whilst The Burrow has a hobbit-style shower, however both have adjacent hand-carved wooden wash hand basins.

The car park is 200 metres from the houses but you will be lent a wheelbarrow to help you carry your luggage.

Price per night is £175 per night with a minimum 2 night stay. Craighead Howf does not allow children or pets to join you on your stay.

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Nearest Airport/s

Glasgow and Edinburgh