House on Gleneagles estate goes on sale for £1m

A RARE chance has come up to become a “permanent” resident at the world-famous Gleneagles Hotel.

Balmoral Court. Picture: submitted

For a one-off payment of £1m, a private house within the grounds of the luxury retreat is available - with fine dining and a famous golf course just a short stroll away.

Rooms at the five star hotel - which has hosted presidents, prime ministers, celebrities, royals and sporting stars over - cost up to £1,900 a night.

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Number 7 Balmoral Court - a four-bedroom family home in the grounds of the Perthshire hotel - is just 400 yards from the main hotel building.

Balmoral Court. Picture: submitted

On a clear day, the new owners will be able to sit in one of their three reception rooms, with stunning views of the hotel’s world-renowned golf courses, one of which hosted last year’s Ryder Cup.

And there is a choice of four restaurants just a five minute stroll away.

In addition to four bedrooms, the impressive Scandinavian-style modern family home boasts two kitchens and its very own rolling gardens.

The house also features marble floors, a Jacuzzi bath and a stained glass window looking out over the hotel’s golf courses.

The house is situated on the Gleneagles estate. Picture: submitted

All of the hotel’s facilities are open to any member of the public willing to pay the £88-a-month membership fees.

That gets the new owner of Balmoral Court into the swimming pool, gym, spa, tennis and squash courts, together with the equestrian centre and shooting school.

Segway tours, falconry, off-road driving and gundog training are also available. .

The hotel’s Queens golf course has even been played on by Bing Crosby, Sean Connery and astronaut Alan Shepard - the only man to ever hit a golf ball on the moon.

And in May of last year Prince William and Kate Middleton dropped by to unveil a plaque to commemorate the 90th anniversary of the historic hotel.

Estate agent Harry Maitland of Savills said: “The home offers fantastic living space in a private setting just a short walk from the world renowned Gleneagles Hotel and its golf courses including the PGA Centenary course which was host to last year’s Ryder Cup.

“The house has arguably the best setting of all the houses in Balmoral Court.”