Gleneagles Package, 5 Bedroom Cottage with private indoor pool, Perthshire Scotland
This beautifully-appointed property, with indoor heated swimming pool, set in a third of an acre of enclosed gardens, provides generously proportioned, flexible holiday accommodation. There is a Bang & Olufsen music system with CD library spanning all genres and a family room with 50in LCD TV. Set between Kinross and Dollar, overlooking the Ochil Hills, it is centrally located for exploring the southern Highlands and central Scotland. Gleneagles is 15 minutes away; St Andrews, Edinburgh, Dundee and Glasgow are 45 minutes; Perth and Stirling are 20 minutes. There are 25 castles and 35 golf courses within 5-40 minutes’ drive (including Gleneagles, St Andrews and Carnoustie). Local activities and attractions include horse riding, fishing, curling, hillwalking, gliding, sailing, waterskiing, canoeing, shooting, birdwatching and golf. Various motor sports at Knockhill Racing Circuit, hovercrafting at Craigluscar and off roading at Oakley Buggy Centre. Visit Blair Drummond Safari Park, Loch Leven Castle, Vane Farm Nature Reserve, Wallace Monument, Stirling Castle, Falkirk Wheel, Deep Sea World, Townhill National Waterski Centre and Lochore Meadows Country Park (canoeing, sailing). In Scotland’s beautiful capital city there is a wealth of galleries and museums. Tour Edinburgh with its castle, Scottish Parliament, Holyrood Palace, Royal Yacht Britannia, zoo, waxworks, dungeons, climbing centre and Dynamic Earth Centre. A 20-minute drive is the Fife Coastal Trail with the picturesque villages of the East Neuk of Fife. Whisky Trail is a 90-minute drive. Shop and pub 2 miles.
Steps to entrance. Two steps down to spacious living room with French windows to balcony. Dining room. Large kitchen/dining room with door to pool room (one third under a glass roof overlooking the garden) and family room with TV, DVD, double sofa bed (alternative sleeping). Master bedroom with 5ft bed, additional double sofa bed (alternative sleeping), en-suite shower room, toilet. Double bedroom with additional single bed (for +1), en-suite shower room with toilet. Further double bedroom. Twin bedroom with additional single bed (for +1). Double bedroom with additional single bed over (for +1). Family bathroom, over-bath shower, toilet. Separate toilet.
Gleneagles Courses – The PGA Centenary – The Queen‘s – The King’s
The PGA Centenary Course
Host Venue of The 2014 Ryder Cup and 2019 Solheim Cup.
The PGA Centenary Course, created by Jack Nicklaus, is a modern classic. Even for a champion and acclaimed golf architect like Nicklaus, The PGA Centenary Course was a challenge. It had to be a truly great golf course, set as it is in the heart of Scotland, the country that gave the world golf. Thankfully Nicklaus described the course as “the finest parcel of land in the world I have ever been given to work with”.
It had to be unique in its challenge, a golf course in the modern design ethos that at its fullest stretch tests the greatest players, while, in the immortal phrase of Bobby Jones, “offering problems a man may attempt according to his ability… never hopeless for the lesser player nor failing to concern and interest the expert”.
The tees are graded at each hole in five stages, including a challenging 6,815 yards from the white markers down to 5,322 from the red. Fittingly, The PGA Centenary Course begins by playing southeast towards the glen, sweeping up the Ochil Hills to the summit of the pass below Ben Shee which joins it to Glendevon.
A feature of The PGA Centenary Course is the feast of views of the spectacular countryside in which Gleneagles is set. Putting on the two-tier second green, you are distracted by the lush panorama of the rich Perthshire straths. As you move westwards over the next few holes, the rugged Grampians come into view on the right, then distantly purple ahead, Ben Vorlich and the mountains above the Trossachs.
The Queen’s Course
The natural beauty of the Queen’s Course inspires the world’s most experienced players. The Queen’s Course, in its long history, has played host to some of the world’s golfing greats.
The beautiful settings and the challenge of the golf course have attracted such top golfers as Johnny Miller, Greg Norman, Seve Ballesteros, Tom Watson, and Lee Trevino, as well as great names from the entertainment and sports worlds including Sean Connery, Burt Lancaster, Bing Crosby, Jackie Stewart, and astronaut Alan Shepard (the only man to hit a golf shot on the moon).
Threading through high ridges on the north and west sides of the estate, the Queen’s golf course offers lovely woodland settings, lochans and ditches as water hazards, as well as many moorland characteristics.
At 3,192 yards long, the challenge of the first nine can be deceptive, with even some of the best players finding it a test to make par into a fresh south westerly breeze. Do not be lulled into a sense of false security as you stand on the first tee. The “Trystin’ Tree,” or lover’s meeting place, after which the hole is named, is a challenging opener. The ground falls away at your feet, the fairway swings round to the left and slopes towards the trees, and there are a couple of cunningly placed bunkers testing your approach into the miniscule green.
The King’s Course
The King’s Course, opened in 1919, is a masterpiece of golf course design, which has tested the aristocracy of golf, both professional and amateur. James Braid’s plan for the King’s Course was to test even the best players’ shot-making skills over the eighteen holes. You find out all about it with your first approach shot. If you have driven straight and long from the tee, you will have what looks like a simple pitch to the elevated green. But you must be sure to select the correct club, because the shot is always a little longer than you think, with the wind over the putting surface often stronger than you can feel it from the fairway and if you do not make the severely sloping green, a bunker yawns twenty feet below. Selecting the right club for each approach shot is the secret on the King’s. It is certainly one of the most beautiful and exhilarating places to play golf in the world, with the springy moorland turf underfoot, the sweeping views from the tees all around, the rock-faced mountains to the north, the green hills to the south, and the peaks of the Trossachs and Ben Vorlich on the western horizon. Readers of Celebrated Living, the luxury magazine for American Airlines, voted the King’s Course 6th in their Platinum list of International Golf Courses.
All the holes have evocative and pithy Scots names. For example, the fifth, “Het Girdle” (Hot Pan), is a challenging par 3 with trouble everywhere except on the green, while 17th’s name, “Warslin’ Lea” (Wrestling Ground), reflects the difficulty so many golfers have had with this long, sweeping par 4.
A Glorious Playground
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All of the below prices are based on 8 people sharing, however the cottage can sleep up to 13 people.
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