Culdees Castle Estate Glamping

UK Scotland Central Scotland Perthshire

  • 10+ metres between camping pitches
  • Deep cleaning of shared facilities
  • Deep clean between glamping guests
  • Individual toilets for glamping accommodation
  • Campfires allowed
  • Adults only
  • Hot Tubs
  • Adults Only
  • Campfires Allowed
  • Hot tubs
  • Walking
Luxury woodland cabins, each with a private hot tub, in the grounds of a Scottish castle

In the foreground your toes are peeking out from a heather-coloured tartan blanket. Mid field, beyond the window at the foot of the king-size bed, a deer is grazing in the early morning light. Beyond it are the Gothic red turrets of a castle built on land once owned by Clan Drummond. As soon as you open your eyes, you’ll be reaching for the camera to try and capture what's laid before for you – a well-framed glimpse of quintessential Scotland in all its glory.

There are currently three of the five luxury woodland cabins planned for Culdees Castle Estate Glamping in place. Already they've garnered high praise, including being billed in The Guardian's top five "best new UK sites" in 2020. All of the cabins are tucked into the five-acre forest that forms just a small part of an historic 660-acre estate in Perthshire. There's more than enough space to go round, with a whole acre of woodland per self-contained cabin. And while the scale of the place is grand, the glamping is pure fairytale. But that’s not to say this place is for kids; far from it. It’s a romantic, adults-only glamping getaway where the fairytale magic is yours to reclaim.

You park up by the castle, from where there are views of the distant Highlands, and then make your way, on winding pathways, into the trees. Soon enough you find a wooden-tiled cabin that Snow White and her little band of helpers might have prepared for you. Well... apart from the fact that there’s a hot tub outside and a few mod cons in it. Built in Estonia, the cabins are designed to blend into woodland surroundings while offering a little cocoon of insulated luxury inside. Each has its own toilet, shower and a kitchenette with just enough to cook a simple meal for two.

The estate’s enthusiastic new custodians, Tracey and Robbie, can provide a hamper of local produce or, if you want to eat out, a wealth of tips on where to go. For “the most amazing steak”; head to John and Fernandas, or for a delicious haggis meatball; book a table at Max & Ben’s Bistro. In fact, Tracey will probably book it for you and it’s the same for days out too. She abandoned her first attempt at a visitor guide to the area as there was simply too much to include. Instead, she is keen to help guests curate their own bespoke stays with visits to places that interest them most... and there’s likely to be something that takes your fancy. The estate is midway between two well-heeled Scottish towns: Crieff; where the Caithness Glass Centre is found, and Auchterarder; home of the famous Gleneagles Estate. There’s walking, cycling, horseriding, fishing and golf nearby; white-water rafting, ski-ing and the Highlands within an hour. And if there’s anything else you want from a stay at Culdees, we know someone who’ll be happy to arrange it.

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  • A low deposit of 30% to secure your booking
  • Balance due 30 days before your holiday
  • Complete flexibility to move bookings up to the end of 2021 in the event of Coronavirus restrictions
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Details

Facilities

Our main feature is of course Culdees Castle. This stunning building built in 1810 is in full view of the Glamping site. Currently under renovation but our long term plans are to restore with guest rooms, courtyard fine dining and glass covered roof champagne / wine bar.

Suitable For

Those looking for:

A romantic rural retreat.

An environment to restore and rebalance their mental and physical strength.

Walkers and cyclists seeking out the breathtaking views the Highlands provide.

A pit stop for relation and calm during local sporting events.

A writers woodland retreat.

Nearby

We pride ourselves on respecting the nature around us and have designed our unique site to nestle quietly into its surroundings.

Food & Drink

We love a lot of local restaurants and bars and we have a great selection, but our favourites are:

The Barley Bree - Muthill

The Lounge - Creiff

The American Bar - Gleneagles Auchterarder

Opening Times

All year.

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  • Coronavirus Booking Guarantee
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The Owner Says

Our Luxury cabins are situated within the forest of Culdees Castle. A truly unique space with complete privacy. You can lie in your bed or sip champagne in the hot tub, taking in the peaceful surroundings and watching the nature that the Scottish Highlands provides. The cabins have views of Culdees Castle which is backlit at night, providing our guests with all the romance and charm you will need for an unforgettable experience.

Social Distancing Measures

Culdees Castle Estate is a quiet rural setting so social distancing will be easily adhered to.

All cabins/Hot Tubs will be cleaned thoroughly between bookings and be vacant for a minimum 24 hours in between clients.

We only accept payment by card and will leave all purchased products outside of the cabin during your stay

Our Staff will wear gloves and masks whilst in your presence

Card/Invoicing will be the only accepted payment method


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Accommodation

Three luxury woodland cabins.

Spiers Lodge

Cabin Sleeps 2
We are not just offering you a night in a cabin but a lasting emotion. A peace of mind while having your morning coffee within the cabin and total relaxation through your body as you soak in the hot tub watching the sunset. A gentle reminder that connecting with natures gifts, can change our lives for the better.

Major's Lodge

Cabin Sleeps 2
We are not just offering you a night in a cabin but a lasting emotion. A peace of mind while having your morning coffee within the cabin and total relaxation through your body as you soak in the hot tub watching the sunset. A gentle reminder that connecting with natures gifts, can change our lives for the better.

Drummond Lodge

Cabin Sleeps 2
We are not just offering you a night in a cabin but a lasting emotion. A peace of mind while having your morning coffee within the cabin and total relaxation through your body as you soak in the hot tub watching the sunset. A gentle reminder that connecting with natures gifts, can change our lives for the better.

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Getting There

From either Glasgow or Edinburgh continue along the M9/A9 towards Perth until the Greenloaning exit. Follow the road through villages of Greenloaning and Braco and continue until you come to a sharp right-hand bend over a stone bridge. This is the start of Culdees Estate on your right. Take the second set of iron gates on your right, signposted Culdees. Follow the tree-lined avenue all the way to the bottom and park outside of the castle.

The nearest train station is at Gleneagles, 12 miles from site. From there, the easiest option is to take a taxi and there is a rank outside the station. Local companies include Crieff Taxis (01764 654620) and Premier (01764 641111). It is possible to take a bus for the last part of the journey but the route involves a change at Dunblane and takes more than an hour. There is a bus stop outside the Culdees Estate gates and more information on local services can be found at Traveline Scotland.

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Why book with Glampingly?

  • Coronavirus Booking Guarantee
  • Best Price Guarantee, with no fees
  • Instant booking confirmation
  • Trusted for over 10 years
  • A chance to win prizes in our regular competitions

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