Trying out Culdees Castle Estate Glamping, Perthshire
Culdees Castle Estate Glamping, Perthshire
Midway between Crieff and Auchterarder in Perthshire is the 660-acre historic estate of Culdees Castle; home to the world famous Gleneagles Estate with distant views of the Highlands. It’s here that over the last two years three luxury woodland cabins have been built in a secluded woodland setting, with a further two planned in the future, whilst the castle itself is undergoing an extensive renovation project.
Tucked away among the trees, each wood-tiled cabin has a whole acre of woodland to itself together with a hot tub, BBQ and firepit outside, whilst inside offers guests a cosy cocoon, with a king size bed and all the mod cons such as private bathroom and kitchenette. There’s walking, cycling, horseriding, fishing and golf, all within easy reach of this adults-only retreat, and of course whisky tasting aplenty or even glass bowing to try at the nearby Caithness Glass Centre.
Culdees Castle Estate is a rural setting so social distancing won’t be a problem with each cabin located in its own acre of forest. All cabins/Hot Tubs will be left unoccupied for a minimum 24 hours in between clients.
Budget or boutique? Boutique
Each cabin is totally self contained with a king size comfy bed, its own bathroom with toilet, shower and wash basin and WiFi. The estate is working hard to cut down energy consumption and sustainability with water taken from a nearby spring. There’s a fully fitted out kitchen with fridge, kettle, toaster and a hob. The outside is decked with seating, your own fire pit for campfires, BBQ and a wood fired hot tub if you pay a little extra (£25).
Wining and Dining
Owners Tracey and Robbie provide a selection of hampers of local produce for guests to enjoy and a small shop offering an array of items and a tea shop. BBQ packs and breakfast hampers can all be pre-booked. The Castle is well located for a wide choice of local restaurants and bars with favourites being The Barley Bree at Muthill just a mile away, The Lounge at Crieff and The American Bar at Gleneagles itself. Don’t miss the delicious haggis meatballs at Max & Ben’s Bistro.
Worth Getting Out of Bed For
A soak in the hot tub with views of Culdees Castle which is backlit at night. Pre-order the champagne and chocolate hamper. There’s even a built in holder beside the wood fired tub for your bottle of fizz and flutes.
Tracey is on hand to give guests her personal recommendations for the local area, making reservations for meals out as well as arranging activities. All in all she is on hand helping guests curate their stays with the perfect places to visit and activities.
The warmest of welcomes at this grand Scottish estate offering couples the chance to hide away in the woodland and enjoy peace and quiet with all the spoiling touches of a boutique hotel on tap.
Prices From £120 per night
Address Culdees Castle Estate Glamping, Culdees Castle, Muthill, Perthshire PH5 2BA
Book through www.glampingly.co.uk (https://glampingly.co.uk/glamping/uk/scotland/central-scotland/perthshire/9991-culdees-castle-estate-glamping#next)