Glamping Gets the Green Light at Glenlivet Forest Park!
Wigwam® Holidays, one of the UK’s leading glamping accommodation providers, will construct 24 luxury glamping cabins at Glenlivet Forest Park, Tomintoul, in the heart of the Cairngorms National Park!
Thanks to a successful partnership with The Crown Estate and a successful funding bid, Wigwam® Holidays’ latest venture will help expand the tourism accommodation portfolio in the area, introducing affordable yet quality glamping to one of the most beautiful areas in the country.
Charles Gulland, Director of Wigwam® Holidays, said: “We are delighted with the news, which is expected to bring a significant benefit to the local economy in the form of jobs, increasing visitor footfall and boosting direct spend into the area.”
Wigwam® Holidays is working in partnership with The Crown Estate, whose regional portfolio includes the Glenlivet Estate, near Tomintoul. Works starts in October 2016 with Phase One, featuring the construction of the first 12
Wigwams®, due for completion by March 2017. Phase Two commences in November 2017, due for completion in March 2018 when 24 Wigwams® will be in place.
Vicky Hilton, The Crown Estate’s countryside manager for the Glenlivet Estate, said: “We’ve done a lot of work in recent years to attract more visitors to the Estate. The development of the new site will give people more choice, allowing us to attract tourists for both long and short breaks, whether it’s to enjoy mountain biking on our tracks, a ramble across the Estate or just the opportunity to enjoy our stunning landscape.
“Growing numbers of visitors will directly support local businesses by increasing spending, as well as creating new jobs.”
As Wigwams® are specially designed for year-round occupancy, additional revenues will be brought to local businesses, such as BikeGlenlivet, the walking and trekking centre, and the Lecht Ski School and Centre.
Mr Gulland continued: “We are very much looking forward to the mutually beneficial partnership that is being forged with the Crown and Glenlivet Estates.
“Wigwam® Holidays offers accommodation that is complementary to existing types, yet also ‘fills a gap’ in the market. This development is also sustainable and works beneficially with the environment,” concluded Mr Gulland.
Mr Gulland continued: “We are very much looking forward to the mutually beneficial partnership that is being forged with The Crown Estate.
“Wigwam® Holidays offers accommodation that is complementary to existing types, yet also ‘fills a gap’ in the market. We’re pleased that we’re also able to bring a development which is sustainable and works with the local environment to this stunning part of Scotland.”