Gleneagles Townhouse

By the Lochan


We have partnered with one of the country’s most prominent distilleries, The Macallan, to launch a series of luxury wilderness experiences.

Set by the ‘lochan’ – a small loch – on our neighbouring Gleneagles Estate, two state-of-the-art domes have been installed to give up to four guests a unique Gleneagles experience in the wilderness.

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Guests will hop in a Gleneagles Defender departing from the front of the hotel with a short journey time of around 10 minutes, and arrive to the tranquillity of nature combined with elegance and comfort true to Gleneagles.

For those looking for extra adventure, there is an added option to don the wellies and head out on the old Glen Devon drovers walking route, home to magnificent views over the Gleneagles Estate. Accompanied by a guide, they’ll have the opportunity to learn about the history of Scotland’s ancient drovers’ roads – dating back to 1359 – before arriving in bucolic surrounds at the pods, by the lochan.

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Afternoon experience

Guests are greeted by a bottle of Champagne on arrival followed by a luxury picnic of treats. A trio of Macallan cocktails have all been specially curated to accompany and celebrate the Scottish surrounds and will be available for guests to help themselves to as they wish. Next, guests are invited to stroll over to the second pod where an array of board games and a selection of Macallan drams are on hand to help guests truly relax, away from the distractions of everyday life.

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The 'gloaming’ experience

Begin the evening with a ‘wee dram’ while playing board games, with a laid-back soundtrack played through a personal sound system or simply relax in the comfort of luxury and wilderness to the sound of nature around you. Charcuterie and cheese, paired with a range of Macallan bottled cocktails created by our Head of Bars, Michele Mariotti or a dram from the Vault Malt is the perfect accompaniment to the evening.


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Please contact our Playground Planners to start planning your By The Lochan experience.

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