Gleneagles from £250,000 to £300,000 Karen Peattie, Glasgow Herald 1st June 2006 (pdf file: Download )
You have the choice of two or three bedroomed contemporary lodges in this select development of 55 properties
You have the choice of two or three bedroomed contemporary lodges in this select development of 55 properties, set in lushly landscaped grounds. With open living and dining areas and a full service kitchen on the ground floor, plus boutique hotel-style bedrooms, with two bathrooms on the upper level, the layout is a modern take on the traditional Scottish country home. Textiles and materials take their cue from the Perthshire landscape and the overall effect is one of Caledonian chic. A private decked area means you can enjoy the seclusion without crossing the threshold.
A secret sanctuary in a valley setting, the 27 acre Duchally Country Estate is one hour's drive from Glasgow and three minutes from Gleneagles Hotel, with its championship golf course. Set around a cluster of rustic courtyard settings, only the sound of a passing peacock breaks the silence.
The health-boosting combo of country pursuits and spa facilities adds to the cachet. Lodge owners can take the advantage of the hotels newly built leisure centre with heated pool, gum, whirlpool hot tub, steamrooms and sauna, plus children's splash pool. If you're feeling sociable, Duchally Country House Hotels, in the estate grounds, offers bistro-style dishes and international fine dining.
According to estate agent Savills, the Perthshire property market is still booming, and house prices witnessed double-digit growth in the past year. CLC Homes has come up with a tantalising package for second-home owners, because the lodges come with the option of a 10 year leaseback scheme, which provides a guaranteed minimum return of 7 percent. You can also rent the lodge out or keep this rural residence entirely all to yourself.
Aqlida Melarangi on Tel 017466 661075 or visit www.duchallyhomes.com (www.clccountryhomes.com)
Décor Property - Duchally Country Estate Karen Peattie, Décor Magazine 27th March 2006 (pdf file: Download )
Duchally Country Estate, Perthshire
What is it?
A range of two and three bedroom homes at Gleneagles. CLC Country Homes is offering buyers a freehold home with the option of a leaseback scheme for up to 10 years, giving a guaranteed minimum rental return of 7 percent per annum and an annual return on equity of over12 percent, assuming borrowings of 70 percent of the purchase price and a very conservative 2.5 percent per annum capital growth. This development is expected to appeal to those considering an investment in holiday homes or buy-to-let properties as part of their pension plan.
Some 27 acres of beautiful Perthshire countryside. Complete with private decking overlooking the landscaped grounds, the properties benefit from a leisure centre with the indoor swimming pool, sauna and spa Jacuzzi and gym. Duchally Country Estate is also home to an award winning country house hotel and bar. Outdoor sports enthusiasts will enjoy golf, fishing, clay pigeon shooting and off-road driving facilities.
Gleneagles' proximity to both Perth and the rural town of Auchterarder are real plus points. Road and rail connection are excellent and commuting to Edinburgh, Glasgow and Stirling is quite feasible.
From £250,000 for a two bedroom lodge and from £300,00 for three bedroom properties, with furniture packages (optional) costing from £17,000.