Kerse Brock Farm, a 250 acre arable farm, located just off Moss Road, Falkirk, is owned by John and Alexandra Watson. Working in such a tough economic environment with manufacturers leveraging cheap internationally commodities and squeezing farm prices, The Watson’s have decided to diversify.
John said: “We are a local family business who have lived and worked in the area for 40+ years and we are passionate about supporting local business and tourism in the area.
“The Kerse Brock Glamping Kabins project offers an opportunity to diversify from agriculture into the growing tourism sector through the provision of high quality self-catering accommodation. This project will allow us to utilise our land assets and location to generate additional revenues from visitors looking to stay in the area for a short stay and to take advantage of the local attractions and outdoor activities.
“The aim is to turn an area of unfarmed land which is currently only used to store machinery into a site housing 3 self catering holiday timber pods. The proposed site is situated on the grounds of the farm surrounded by woodland and has good road access. The project will provide visitors to the area with unique, high quality, eco-friendly rural holiday accommodation. Each pod is ensuite and sleeps up to 4 people.
“Kersebrock will specifically target activity seekers such as cyclists and hill walkers as we are in the countryside and on a main cycle route. Collectively the pods can sleep 12 people so we will also target small groups seeking alternative accommodation.”
Business Gateway Falkirk, provided assistance to Kersebrock through the Expert Help Scheme and VisitScotland and VisitFalkirk have both been supportive towards this project.
Kersebock Kabins aims to be open for business in Spring 2018.