House for sale inside Gleneagles

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

For a one-off payment of £1m, a private house within the grounds of the luxury retreat is yours – 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 the years – cost up to £1,900 a night.

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.

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-renown golf courses, one of which hosted last year’s Ryder Cup.

Balmoral Court, viewed from the golf course
Balmoral Court, viewed from the golf course

 

And if they’re feeling peckish, 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 three reception rooms, two kitchens and its very own rolling gardens, set inside the grounds of Gleneagles.

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

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.

If that isn’t enough, segway tours, falconry, off-road driving and gundog training are also available.

The hotel also hosts four restaurants, including The Andrew Fairlie Restaurant, a two Michelin Star and multi award winning restaurant which the new homeowners could pop over to for a bit to eat.

There’s also the chance of some serious celebrity spotting.

The view from the home
The view from the home

 

In 2005 the 244-room palatial hotel famously hosted the G8 summit, where Tony Blair met with seven other world leaders, including George Bush, Jacques Chirac and Vladimir Putin.

The hotel also held the Ryder Cup golf tournament in 2014, seeing titans of the sport like Rory McIlroy, Bubba Watson and Henrik Stenson duke it out.

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, being at the far end set back from the Queen’s Golf Course. The Gleneagles Hotel is only about 400 yards away from the house.”

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