Have a fling on a house in the Highlands Fiona Tyrell, The Irish Times 1st June 2006 (pdf file: Download )
There's a welcome in the hillside and the glens of a resort where you can buy lodges from €358,000.
Buyers seeking a taste of Highland hospitality and country pursuits could be seduced by Scottish resort Duchally Country Estate in Gleneagles, where CLC Private Homes is offering an attractive investment package.
Set in 27 acres of spectacular Perthshire countryside and close to the world famous Gleneagles golf course, Duchally Country Estate will eventually comprise 55 country lodges dotted around the grounds of a hotel converted from a 19th century manor.
In the heart of Perthshire, Duchally is an hour's drive from both Glasgow and Edinburgh Airports. Prices start from €358,083 (£250,000) for pretty and very comfortable two bedroom / two bathroom lodges and go up to €429,728 (£300,000) for three bedroom / three bathroom homes.
Duchally is a leafy low density resort. Lodges are laid out in small clusters in mature landscaping. A pond and woodland trail add to the country feel and many of the cottages offer spectacular views over rolling Scottish hills and glens.
Well fed ducks, peacocks, pheasants and doves who have made the grounds their home put the finishing rustic touches to the estate.