CONNOISSEURS SCOTLAND UNVEILS FOUR NEW LUXURY MEMBERS AND NEW PARTNERSHIP WITH WIDE WORLD OF GOLF

– Pool House on the banks of Loch Ewe
– Cringletie House in the Scottish Borders
– The Scotsman, overlooking the castle in Edinburgh ’s city center.
– The Glasshouse at the foot of Calton Hill in Edinburgh
– Wide World of Golf providing enhanced access to Scotland ’s premier golf courses

Connoisseurs Scotland today announced four new hotel members, bringing its consortia of luxury Scottish travel options to twenty one luxury, boutique and grand hotel members, and partners including a small cruise line, luxury chauffeur car service, luxury leisure train, plus a golf operator. The new members are: Pool House, a romantic seven-room retreat located on the seashore of Loch Ewe;Cringletie House a baronial country house hotel in the Scottish borders; The Scotsman, converted from The Scotsman newspaper’s offices into one of the most stylish hotels in Edinburgh, and The Glasshouse voted by Conde Nast Traveler as one of the top 50 hottest hotels in the world. In addition the luxury consortia has partnered with Wide World of Golf, offering the very best golf vacations in Scotland .

Pool House has just seven individually-appointed guest rooms and suites, Pool House is often described as ‘one of the most romantic retreats in Scotland ’ due to its stunning water-side scenery in this breathtaking region of Scotland . Chic interiors at Pool House reflect décor of the Victorian era, with antiques, fine paintings and curiosities throughout. Daily afternoon tea is served in its elegant Library Drawing Room and those that enjoy whisky are sure to enjoy the Billiard Whisky Room with a large collection of single malts and a full-size antique billiard table. Due to its boutique form, Pool House is popular as a take-over hotel for exclusive hire and offers various packages including a ‘Proposal Package’, complete with a custom-made proposal pillow. A multitude of nearby activities including hiking, falconry, hawking, fishing, sailing and golf, will ensure that guests work up an appetite for Pool House’s fine dining at ‘North by North West’.

Cringletie House is an idyllic small country house hotel located in a castle-inspired baronial mansion deep in the heart of Scotland ’s countryside in Peebles. The house dates back to 1861, with its walled gardens dating as far back as 1661. This 13 room property, allows guests the utmost in comfort, whether you opt for its most prestigious room, The Selkirk Suite, with its own lounge and Jacuzzi bathroom; or a Luxury or Deluxe room. Each offers a choice of feather duvets and bed pillows; Molton Brown products in the bathroom; plus a view of the neighboring gardens, grounds and rolling hills. For those embracing the countryside by way of a hike or a leisurely walk, Cringletie’s Hamper Service ensures that staff can personally drive guests’ bespoke hamper to meet them along the route of their walk. Superior dining facilities at Cringletie ensure that each breakfast, lunch, afternoon tea and dinner is memorable, with its legendary, traditional Sunday Lunch being something of an institution in the region.

The Scotsman offers a total of 69 guestrooms and suites. All rooms are individually decorated, combining traditional elegance with contemporary design and a sense of history. The building has been restored with respect for the integrity of its architecture, conserving the original magnificent entrance with its walnut paneling and marble staircase. Fastidiously planned renovation has added 21st-century infrastructure with sophisticated services and advanced technology. The hotel’s prime location offers a preferred address just a short stroll from both Princes Street and The Royal Mile

It’s no coincidence that Edinburgh ’s leading city centre boutique hotel is called The Glasshouse – the wall-to-wall glass exteriors of the hotel make it one of a kind in this historic city. Situated at the foot of Calton Hill, this cutting-edge hotel is just a five minute walk from Princes Street and Waverley train station. Enter through the doors of a grand old facade into a thoroughly modern hotel where clean contemporary spaces are bathed in natural light from floor-to-ceiling windows. The Rooftop Garden , Edinburgh ’s one and only, provides two acres of sun-splashed patios and cool, shady verandahs provide a bird’s eye view of this beautiful city. The Glasshouse has won an award every year since it opened including one of the top 50 hottest hotels in the world voted by Conde Nast Traveler, and ‘Best hotel to get naked in’ by Opodo.

Wide World of Golf is the oldest golf tour operator in the world, with offices in six international locations. Its expertise in Scottish golf vacations is second to none, with itineraries ranging from seven to fourteen days in length, including: ‘Castles & Golf’, ‘St Andrews Special’, ‘Private Lodge at Turnberry’, plus ‘Scotland Five-Star Plus’. Catering for individuals, small groups, business groups and associations, WWG has planned successful trips for tens of thousands of golfers, globally. Working in conjunction with Connoisseurs Scotland, WWG can assist visitors to Scotland by allowing access to its golf network. WWG has pre-established relationships with the very best courses and therefore takes the headache out of planning a trip to these luxe locations.

About Connoisseurs Scotland :

Connoisseurs Scotland comprises 21 luxury Scottish properties. Three properties boast Michelin stars: Gleneagles, Inverlochy Castle and Knockinaam Lodge. Inverlochy Castle was named by Travel + Leisure as “Best Hotel in Europe .” Gleneagles ranks in the top three in Condé Nast Traveler’s 20th annual Readers’ Choice Awards in the ‘Top Resorts (Europe)’ category (November 2007) and is listed in Condé Nast Traveler’s ‘Hot List’ (January 2008) naming the world’s best places to stay, globally.

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