Spectacular landscapes to roam in summer, romantic fires and local whiskies to warm you up in winter; Scotland really is a destination you can visit no matter the season – whether for UK staycations, weekend short breaks or longer escapes. From its superb location nestled in the heart of the Perthshire countryside, you’ll discover the best of Scotland at CLC Duchally Country Estate – as you’ll see from reading these Club La Costa reviews.This is another fantastic resort from CLC World, one of Europe’s largest independent resort operators and developers.
Who is CLC Duchally Country Estate for?
The simple answer is everyone. CLC Duchally Country Estate may be just over 50 miles from both Edinburgh and Glasgow (and their international airports) but its tranquil and verdant surrounds mean you’ll quickly feel a thousand miles from your cares and concerns. Couples on romantic escapes will appreciate the warm and luxurious hotel rooms set inside the elegant country house. The building dates from 1838 and has been refurbished to the highest level of style and sophistication. Yet CLC Duchally Country Estate is also a great choice for families and large group holidays, with 2- and 3-bedroom lodges set throughout the leafy grounds. Each luxury lodge is furnished to the highest standards and fully-equipped for a relaxing self-catering break.
The resort is set on 27 acres of parkland, a wonderful setting for romantic strolls or perhaps more energetic dashes after young children. In fact, the grounds are so spacious at times you won’t see another soul! There’s so much to do on resort, you may not want to leave: a leisure centre with an indoor heated swimming pool and connected children’s pool, Jacuzzi, sauna and steamroom and gym; an on-site beauty and massage centre; and even a games room with a pool table. Monteaths, the resort’s award-winning restaurant that promotes local and organic produce, is the place to share memorable meals together, while the Whisky Bar, with over 50 Scottish whiskies to choose from, calls for evening night-caps to savour.
More than Golf
When you start exploring your surrounds, you’ll quickly realise that CLC Duchally Country Estate has one very famous neighbour: Gleneagles, with three Championship golf courses it is located just three miles from the resort. Of course, guests are more than welcome to play a round, but away from the fairway, there is still plenty to do. With showstopping Scottish landscapes such as Loch Lomond – Britain’s largest body of water – and Trossachs National Park 40 miles away, the resort truly is a gateway to the Scottish Highlands. The team at Duchally is always on hand to recommend scenic drives, walks, hikes and cycles for all ages and all skill levels – and mountain bikes can be hired from the leisure centre. Closer to home, Tullibardine Whisky Distillery, in the neighbouring village of Blackford, has been producing fine Scottish whisky for nearly 70 years.
Say ‘I Do’ at Duchally
Here at CLC Duchally Country Estate, the blend of stately elegance and modern facilities means this is a romantic venue for intimate destination weddings for up to 40 guests. The resort’s friendly wedding coordinators are experts in ensuring every aspect of your big day runs smoothly; from a lavish wedding breakfast in the recently refurbished Glendevon Lounge to wedding photos with a spectacular backdrop: the Duchally parkland. Plus, with nine luxurious rooms and 55 lodges, the entire wedding party and guests can stay together on-site to share every moment of celebration with the happy couple.
When to Visit Perthshire
CLC Duchally Country Estate is a delight to discover no matter the season – and the sublime scenery on its doorstep can be enjoyed all year round. Of course, the sun shines for longer and the temperature is warmer in summer, which makes for pleasant days spent ambling through a region of Scotland known as “Big Tree Country.” Yet the other seasons are also overflowing with energy – the Highland Games season starts in spring and finishes in autumn – while winter oozes romantic charm and party atmosphere with Christmas lights, mulled wine, New Year’s fun and even a short ski season.