Alexander House Glamping
If you've always wanted to experience the very best of rural Scotland, Alexander House couldn't be better located. Just 2.5 miles from the famed Gleneagles and less than an hour from Edinburgh and Glasgow, you'll find this opulent country house, set high in the Perthshire Hills, showcases breathtaking views from all directions.
Ideal for a fresh-air filled getaway with a sumptuous difference - complete with an abundance of relaxing and thrill-seeking activities alike! - a stay in one of Alexander House's luxury yurts or bell tents is an invigorating experience that's simply not to be missed.
The ideal escape from a hectic life back home, we ask you: what could be better than switching off that phone, pouring a well-deserved glass of bubbles and relaxing in your very own wood-fired hot tub, surrounded by the freshest and most beautiful sights, sounds and smells that nature has to offer?
Choose from two cosy and furnished couples' yurts, Bramble or Heather, each with their own ensuite bathroom and permanently pitched in a sheltered corner of the grounds. If you choose to stay in the main house, five bell tents can be pitched individually on the lawns, as a perfect accompaniment to a wedding party, or for group accommodation with a rural difference!
Yurt Heather features spectacular views over Gleneagles and across to the imposing Ben Vorlich in the West, and is surrounded by plenty of vibrant, earth-scented heather for that heavenly feeling of outdoor luxury. Decorated in copper and purple, Yurt Bramble is sheltered by a huge Scots Pine, meaning you can relax amongst nature's soundtrack of softly rustling branches and joyous birdsong.
Step inside your yurt to discover downy king-sized beds dressed in crisp linen, marshmallow duvets and soft pillows, with warming electric blankets provided in colder weather. You'll also find cosy seating, a stove-top wood burner, plenty of kitchen essentials, and a 12ft yurt bathroom complete with running water, a flushing toilet and a roll top bath (this is definitely not a standard camping experience!) As if all that wasn't enough, your own outdoor wood-fired hot tub is the perfect setting to enjoy all those blazing orange sunsets.
Drift off to the sound of owls hooting and wake up to friendly birdsong - oh, and don't forget to say hello to the friendly wildlife all around as you enjoy your morning coffee! Savour a hearty breakfast, and then get ready to indulge in the local activities just waiting to be sampled.
There is so much to see and do all around that boredom simply won't be an option during your stay! It probably goes without saying that golfers will be in heaven here, while thrill-seekers can choose from a whole host of outdoor activity that range from archery and fishing to quad biking, kayaking and white water rafting!
Foodies can indulge in everything from Michelin-starred cuisine to good old fish and chips, while those seeking blessed relaxation will rejoice in the spa treatments available locally, including the wondrous Spa at Gleneagles. History and culture buffs will enjoy strolling around the beautiful castles and gardens all around - and if you're feeling brave, why not attempt the Stirling Ghost Walk?
Whether you're a first-time glamper or a hardened enthusiast of outdoor living, you'll find more than enough natural luxury here to forget all about your busy everyday routine for as long as you choose. So log off that laptop, power down that phone, and get ready to luxuriate in life again!
Things to note
Due to the remote setting of the yurts wi-fi is not available but 4G reception is available, pets are not permitted to stay in yurts or bell tents due to livestock in the area. No smoking. Stag parties are not permitted. 2 night minimum stay, 3 nights July-August.
Tried and tested
"Thank you so much for the most relaxing weekend we have had in a long time! The yurt exceeded our expectations, it is so luxurious and well thought out."
Andrew & Fiona
"Couldn't think of a better way to spend our 1st anniversary. Cosy & romantic! The yurt is beautifully kitted out with everything you could need. Thank you, we will definitely be back!"
Vicki & Mark
"We had a lovely evening at the yurt. Amazing views from the hot tub and a bit of luxury, made the yurt very relaxing! Would love to come back."
Bridget & Kerr
Region: Auchterarder, Perthshire
Cost (from): £130 per night
Sleeps: 2 (yurts) 4 (bell tents)
Bathrooms: 1 per yurt
Minimum stay: 2 nights
Property ref: 680
FacilitiesHeather & Bramble Yurts sleep 2, king size bed, sprung mattress, feather duvet & pillows, bedding & towels provided, electric blankets, ensuite yurt bathroom, hot & cold running water, flushing toilet, roll top bath, shower attachment, heated towel rail, wood burner, log basket provided, gas camping cooker, kettle, tea & coffee, cooking utensils, fridge with freezer compartment, lights, sockets, USB ports, indoor seating for 2, gas BBQ, outdoor table & chairs (summer only), parking for one car, private wood-fired hot tub.
Bell tents sleep up to 4, beds, bedding & linen, hot water bottles, solar lanterns, LED bunting.
Onsite: Archery, gin tasting, cookery courses, classes, craft sessions.
Offisite: Cycling, hiking, horse riding, quad biking, high ropes, boating, wildlife, bird watching, climbing.
At a glance
- Choose from two luxury, permanently pitched yurts each sleeping two people and located in the grounds of Alexander House in the Perthshire Hills. Ideal for couple or group accommodation, or as an addition to wedding party breaks at Alexander House.
- The site is one hour from Edinburgh and Glasgow, with Stirling and Perth just 20 minutes away. Parking is available for glamping accommodation, please note that there is an approximate 100m walk from the parking area to the yurt accommodation.
- The yurts are furnished with beds, seating and kitchen equipment, as well as an ensuite bathroom and private two-person wood-fired hot tub.
- Please pack walking boots, waterproofs and all-weather garments. Pets are not permitted in the glamping accommodation.
- Close to a wide range of shopping, sightseeing, outdoor activity and dining experiences, including golf and spa treatments.