Up in the Branches

Up in the Branches

This week saw us venture up to Braco in Perthshire to stay at the incredibly beautiful Tree Howf (part of the Craighead Howf self-catering offerings).

We were blown away by the charm of the cabin, which really is built off the ground in a tree, complete with a decking area, panoramic views and a barbecue area. Inside everything is just as stunning as out. Exposed beams, wooden tiled walls, kitchenette and wood burning stove are only the start. The bed is completely handcrafted and unique, and why not lie back on the bed (while praying for a clear night since it’s Scotland after all) and stargaze through the large roof window. One of our nights we were unlucky enough to get some rain, but just listening to it fall through the tree and hit the skylight was relaxing all the same.

On the grounds you’ll be treated to a host of animals including guinea fowl, rhea, goats, Highland cows and cats who are very friendly. An honesty shop has some of the eggs for sale as well as all those guilty pleasures you may have forgotten to pack – my eyes went straight to the chocolate share bags.

Also on site as self-catering accommodation are a pair of Hobbit Holes, but sadly Bilbo was not home when we went to have a look.

Staying here you’re very well located to explore Perthshire and very close to Stirling if you fancy a city trip. The reasons to visit are endless and hosts Heather and Ian couldn’t be lovelier. Thank you for a very memorable stay!

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