The Roundhouse – Hot tub lodge – Glasgow

Price (£/GBP): Holidays, weeks or short break
Occupancy: 2
Bedrooms: Open Plan
Bathrooms: 1

The Roundhouse

Milngavie,Glasgow

The Roundhouse is the ultimate romantic hideout and offers a unique Eco-friendly holiday experience for 2 guests – and yet, it is only 10 miles from Glasgow city centre and 10 miles from the airport.  It also offers the perfect holiday for outdoor enthusiasts as it is surrounded by stunning countryside.  A wide range of country pursuits such as walking, mountain biking and horse riding can be found on your doorstep.

It is nestled away in a secluded woodland on a private farm estate, and its hillside position allows you to take in the spectacular scenery, either from the luxurious interior with its 180 degrees glass front or from the private wood fired hot tub on the deck outside.

The Roundhouse is a stunning building and has unusual features such as a growing sedum roof, however, its most spectacular feature is its glass front.  The floor to ceiling glass front allows sunlight to flood the interior, immersing you in a feeling of being outdoors when inside. The interior is lined in beautiful pale spruce wood, has a high domed ceiling, creating a light filled, uninterrupted circular space.

You arrive at the roundhouse via a private, grey ash track that leads to a small private parking area. From here, follow a short footpath to the house.  There is an entrance porch which has a coat hanging area and an area for boots/shoes.  On entering the house, you will be struck by the quality of the furnishings, from the Italian leather sofa down to the luxury bedlinen, all carefully thought through to maximise your comfort and to create something beautiful!

The shower room is carefully designed to be discreetly accessed from the main living space. It has a luxurious double shower with a rain head mixer and a toilet with the most wonderful view! Fluffy towels are provided for your stay as are additional hot tub towels.

In the main open-plan living area, there is a wood burning stove, allowing you a cosy space to sit and take in the spectacular views.  A bespoke kitchenette sits to the right of the glazed facade and has its own window looking west. The kitchen includes a gas oven, a two-ring gas hob, all the necessary cooking utensils and an integrated fridge with ice compartment. A king size bed sits on the back wall, complete with an oak headboard and reading lights.

Outside you can enjoy a hot tub, followed by a nap on the loungers!  Wake up in time to cook a meal on the gas BBQ, which can be enjoyed in the seating area which takes in those views.

The estate offers an abundance of walks for guests from the front door in this diverse rural setting. If you prefer to get out and about, it is very easy from this central location to explore all that beautiful Scotland has to offer, whether that be country pursuits or city visits. Loch Lomond is only a 25 min drive away and Edinburgh can be reached in an hour.  Many tourist destinations can be reached by train from the local train station in Milngavie (2 miles away).  Restaurants and bars are also an option in nearby Milngavie.

Or, you could of course, stay in, cut yourself off from the rest of the world and experience the beauty and seclusion of the roundhouse and relax in the hot tub and just appreciate the stunning views.

To minimise environmental impact and maintain natural beauty, the roundhouse sits in an uncultivated landscape. It is stunning all year round as it changes with the seasons. Solar panels meet the energy needs of the house and the wood fired hot tub completes this Eco-friendly farm diversification project. There is no television, but there is WIFI and a 4G mobile network keeps you in contact, should you want to!

Cancellation insurance included too, so you can book in complete confidence with us

If you’d like to know more give Gillian a call on 07802 600291

or email: gillian@hemeraholidays.co.uk

 

Kitchen:  Open plan kitchenette. The kitchen includes a gas oven, a two-ring gas hob, all the necessary cooking utensils and integrated fridge with ice compartment.

Dining: Table and chairs for two

Living: Sofa, coffee tables, woodburning stove, Bluetooth speaker

Bedrooms:  Open plan living space

Bathrooms: Double shower, waterfall tap, heated towel rails

Suitability:  Not suitable for wheelchair users

 Pets:  No pets allowed due to farm location.

Outside:  Private Deck with wood fired hot tub, dining furniture, sun loungers, gas BBQ

General: Private parking.  Key safe.

Not suitable for wheelchair users.

No smoking. No vaping and No candles.

All kindling and firewood for both woodburners.

Tea and coffee, all bedlinen and towels included.

Complimentary Prosecco on arrival.

Free WiFi via 4G dongle.

Bank:  Bank of Scotland – 2 miles

Shops:  Milngavie – 2 miles

Dentist:  Jennings dental care, Milngavie.

Doctors: Ashfield Medical practice, Milngavie.

Nearest Town: Milngavie – 2 miles

Nearest Village:  Milngavie – 2 miles away for restaurants, bars

Public Transport: n/a

Golf: There are numerous golf courses locally.

Dougalston Golf course – 0141 955 0801

Milngavie Golf course – 0141 956 1619

Hilton Park – 0141 956 4657

Douglas Park – 0141 942 0985

Further afield there is championship courses at Troon which is an hour away by car and Gleneagles Hotel which is also an hour away.  The famous home of golf, St. Andrews, is a two-hour drive away.

Boat Trips: SS WALTER SCOTT www.lochkatrine.com/cruises/loch-cruises

SS Sir Walter Scott is a small steamship that has provided pleasure cruises and a ferry service on Loch Katrine in the scenic Trossachs of Scotland for more than a century, and is the only surviving screw steamer in regular passenger service in Scotland.

It is named after the writer Walter Scott, who set his 1810 poem Lady of the Lake and his 1818 novel Rob Roy around Loch Katrine.

In 1859 Loch Katrine became Glasgow’s main water supply, connected by aqueducts and tunnels to the city more than 30 miles (48 km) away, through a hilly landscape. You can see the Mugdock and Craigmaddie reservoirs which are fed from Loch Katrine, from the roundhouse windows.

 Horse Riding: Easterton stables www.eastertonfarmpark.com is one mile away and offers riding lessons and hacking.

 Walking:   Craigmaddie Roundhouse is a walker’s paradise in that you can enjoy scenic walks as soon as you leave the building.

Immediately behind the Roundhouse is a 250 acre moorland which has an abundance of wildlife – you will see Buzzards, Kestrels, Sparrow hawks, Curlew, ducks on the ponds, meadow pipets, Skylarks, just to name a few!

There are lovely walks on the moor with stunning views (in any weather) to the north where you can see Ben Lomond and the Arrochar Alps.  From the trig point at the top of the moor you can see through to the Pentland Hills in the East and on a clear day Goat Fell on the Isle of Arran.

Also, Craigmaddie Muir has its own standing stones, the ‘Auld Wives Lifts’, which consist of three extremely large pieces of grey rock, one propped on top of the other two. There is a space between them through which it is possible to pass.

The rocks are covered in carved graffiti from as far back as the 18th century at least, as well as around eight or so carved ‘heads’ or faces.

Restaurants:

Milngavie has a good selection of restaurants which include:

Fantoosh Nook – www.fantooshnook.co.uk   Tel: 0141 956 6060

Garvies – www.garvieandco.com   Tel: 0141 956 4111

Andiamos – www.andiamo-restaurants.com Tel: 0141 956 7346

Finsbay – www.finsbay.com   Tel: 0141 956 6016

There are also numerous takeaways found locally.

Further afield in the west end of Glasgow (which is about a 20 minute drive), there is a fantastic array of restaurants which will meet any taste. This includes one of owners favourites Two Fat Ladies at The Buttery. The Buttery is one of the most best-known restaurants in Scotland and is well worth the visit! http://twofatladiesrestaurant.com/buttery

 SHOPPING IN GLASGOW

Glasgow is the largest retail centre in the UK outside London’s West End. The city’s ‘Style Mile’ is one square mile of some of the best high street shopping, flagship stores and designer favourites.  What’s more, over 200 stores have late night opening hours, especially on a Thursday evening.

 GLENGOYNE DISTILLERY  

www.glengoyne.com

Glengoyne is situated only 5 miles away, Often described as “Scotland’s Most Beautiful Distillery”, Glengoyne is open all year for guided distillery tours, whisky tastings and special events. This hard-working distillery has been flourishing since 1833. Glengoyne’s range of in-depth distillery tours, whisky tasting sessions, private dining and unique hospitality includes the legendary Master Blender tour where guests create their very own individual whisky to take home.

LOCH LOMOND NATIONAL PARK

www.lochlomond-trossachs.org

At the heart of the park is Loch Lomond itself. You won’t find a bigger loch or lake in the whole of Britain and you’ll have a hard time finding a more beautiful one. Take a cruise on the waters and admire the mighty bulk of Ben Lomond, Scotland’s most southerly Munro, as well as the jagged shoulders of the Arrochar Alps. You could maybe even visit one of the loch’s 30 islands.

FALKIRK WHEEL

www.scottishcanals.co.uk/falkirk-wheel

The Falkirk Wheel is the world’s first and only rotating boat lift, designed and built to connect the Forth & Clyde Canal and the Union Canal which allows coast to coast navigation across central Scotland.

The magnificent structure stands 115ft tall and requires only the power of eight domestic kettles, to sail boats through the air and transfer them between the two canals. The Falkirk Wheel has not only been described as a feat of engineering but as a work of art and is now an iconic Scottish landmark attracting over 500,000 visitors a year. There are regular boat trips which allow you to experience the wheel.

STIRLING CASTLE

www.stirlingcastle.scot

Stirling Castle is one of Scotland’s most historically important sites and was once a favoured residence of the Stewart kings and queens who held grand celebrations at the castle.

Knights, nobles and foreign ambassadors once flocked to Stirling Castle to revel in its grandeur with its superb sculptures and beautiful gardens. It was a favoured residence of the Stewart kings and queens who held grand celebrations from christenings to coronations.

EDINBURGH CASTLE

www.edinburghcastle.scot

Edinburgh Castle is a world famous icon of Scotland and part of the Old and New Towns of Edinburgh’s World Heritage Site. This most famous of Scottish castles has a complex building history. The oldest part, St Margaret’s Chapel, dates from the 12th century; the Great Hall was

erected by James IV around 1510; the Half Moon Battery by the Regent Morton in the late 16th century; and the Scottish National War Memorial after the First World War. The castle houses the Honours (Crown Jewels) of Scotland, the Stone of Destiny, the famous 15th century gun Mons

Meg, the One O’clock Gun and the National War Museum of Scotland.

BLAIRDRUMMOND SAFARI PARK

www.blairdrummond.com

Visit one of Scotland’s top attractions for an incredible day out. View giraffes, lions, elephants, tigers and meerkats. Take your chances with the cheeky monkeys in the Park’s famous Macaque Drive-thru, walk with free-roaming lemurs in Lemur Land, catch the popular sea lion and bird of prey shows, and take a boat ride to Chimp Island.

KELVINGROVE ART GALLERY & MUSEUM

www.glasgowlife.org.uk/museums/venues/kelvingrove-art-gallery-and-museum

Kelvingrove Museum opened in 1901 and is a firm favourite with local people and visitors. It has stunning architecture and a family friendly atmosphere.

Explore our 22 galleries and discover everything from art to animals, Ancient Egypt to Charles Rennie Mackintosh and so much more.

THE KELPIES

www.thehelix.co.uk/things-to-do/the-kelpies/

The Helix is an exciting new parkland providing activities such as cycling, walking, watersports and much more. The Helix is also home of The Kelpies, two 30-metre-high horse head sculptures which are a true feat of engineering.  They are the largest equine structures in the world.

Located between Falkirk and Grangemouth, it was created as a space for the communities in the Falkirk area to come together. The Kelpies go a step further in bringing together not only people from different parts of Scotland and the UK, but from all over the world.

DAVID MARSHALL LODGE

https://forestryandland.gov.scot/visit/forest-parks/queen-elizabeth-forest-park/the-lodge-forest-visitor-centre

With trails suitable for all, tree top adventures (Go Ape), a great café, toilets and plenty of information, this should be your first stop when it comes to exploring Queen Elizabeth Forest Park. Enjoy panoramic views and scenic trails, including a gentle stroll to a waterfall and more strenuous routes to lofty woods and rocky crags.

MUGDOCK COUNTRY PARK – ONLY 1 MILE AWAY www.mugdock-country-park.org.uk

Mugdock Country Park covers 260 hectares and offers a range of activities. Mugdock is a great day out. Activities include walking, cycling, horse riding and archery. Visit the restaurant, bistro and gift shop. The Ranger Service leads outdoor learning and environmental activities and the park holds cultural and sporting events throughout the year. Mugdock was the home of the ‘noble Grahams’ for centuries and also James Graham Marquis of Montrose.

ART GALLERIES

There are numerous art galleries in Glasgow which are all a great day out and better still they are free!

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