Re-opens each season at the beginning of May, Achray farm is a small family farm nestling in the stunning Trossachs scenery – a region steeped in Scottish history & folklore, a backwater brimming with biodiversity and a natural landscape popular with eco-tourists, foragers, tourers, cyclists and walkers. Through the forests the lane opens out into this oasis of beauty and food production with its pretty cabin for ice cream production, its converted horsebox for selling the goodies and the goats happily grazing and greeting you as you approach. A very popular haunt with regular visitors and tourists.
This smallholding runs on regenerative principles and also offers year-round attractive farmhouse accommodation to those wishing to tarry awhile in this peaceful place. They grow fruit and vegetables and rear goats to make small-batch artisan ice cream using their goats’ milk & local seasonal flavours from the surrounding countryside.
Their farmshop selling ice cream is only open seasonally (late May to October 2021) — keep an eye on social media for news.
Usual times around the other farm activities: 11:30am to 5pm-ish Weds/Thurs/Fri and 11:30am to 5:30pm weekends – weather permitting.
In school holidays and sunny weather they are open all week but otherwise closed Mondays and Tuesdays (or if it is poor, cold or rainy weather)
Their range of delicious flavours include:
Lemon verbena – raspberry & blaeberry ripples – Sweet cicely – Blackcurrant – Garden Mint (minty!) – Elderflower – Rhubarb & Strawberry – Jostaberry – Meadowsweet – Lavender & Lemonbalm – Barley Malt – Bramble Swirl. There is also a range of fresh fruit sorbets for vegan visitors.
In 2022, after years of planning, the old “Bothy” at Achray Farm is finally complete and available for holiday-let Trossachs accommodation with bookings on AirBnB, listed as “The Cake House”. This compliments The Old Farmhouse which is our other holiday house. The name comes from the storage of cattle cake , a old name for concentrated food for cattle in a compressed flat form.