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Planning for Gleneagles Ryder Cup in 2014?

7.38am 19th September 2008 - Property

Savills Edinburgh office are marketing a superb building plot at Gleneagles, or, rather, they are marketing 100% ownership of the company which bought the plot last year when Gleneagles Hotel sold the plots overlooking the Queens Course as part of an £18m development programme ahead of hosting the 2014 Ryder Cup.

The Queens Crescent is an exclusive, gated development of 14 individual plots which have all been sold and are currently being built on the edge of The Queens Golf Course. Plot 8 has full frontage to the 14th hole of the course and is arguably the best plot in the whole development.

With the plot come plans for a fabulous house and garage, designed by calderpeel, an award-winning architectural practice based in Cheshire. The design is a direct response to a stunning site, resulting in a blend of traditional architectural language and the best of contemporary living spaces providing a unique family home.

calderpeel’s brief was to create a house befitting the prized location and its long views across the golf course to the backdrop of the Ochil hills, and to create a statement dwelling set amongst the existing mature trees. Reference is taken from the best examples of local vernacular Scottish architecture, the character defined by steeply pitched roofs, low eaves, parapet gables, slender windows and traditional materials.

The accommodation within offers both relaxed family space and independent formal entertaining areas. An elliptical sunroom, dubbed a “Room in Scotland” connects the interior to the exterior landscape.

To the north, at the entrance, a curved formal protective wall shields the house from the elements, whilst the delicately detailed, predominantly glazed rear opens out to the landscape and views in the locality. The master suite, one of six bedroom suites, offers the luxury expected from a home such as this.

The house itself will extend to some 8,740 sq ft, with a garage annexe of about 1,474 sq ft, bringing the total to over 10,000 sq ft. The annexe provides extensive garaging, a media room, swimming pool, cycle storage, dedicated golf equipment store, a tackle room and gun store, a separate guest or staff apartment – and even a room for the dogs!

Savills invite offers in excess of £1.5 million for the company owning the plot. This may make Plot 8 the highest priced plot ever sold in Scotland. A new house is currently being built on Plot 7 with a build cost rumoured locally to be £7 million.

Queens Crescent has become a “multi-millionaires’ crescent” and this is likely to be the last chance to buy a plot there. For further details contact Jamie Macnab, Savills Edinburgh, 0131 247 3711 email:


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