A Weekend At Gleneagles


As much as I love London for its proximity to the rest of Europe, the most charming places I’ve found in the last year have been in my own backyard, throughout the UK. My first trip in 2018 was just a quick plane ride away – to the legendary Gleneagles resort in Scotland.

Gleneagles is a really intriguing brand – it’s recognised well beyond just Scotland or the UK. It’s familiar to many due to its famous golf courses and near 100-year history; but to others who know it a little better, it’s recognised for being an 850 acre outdoor playground where you can escape from your busy life and face off with raw nature.

Ok, so it wasn’t all raw nature for me – I was softly introduced with a few luxury touches before I went out into the wilderness… It all started with a chauffeur pick-up from Edinburgh airport. The drive went quickly, and before I knew it I was passing Stirling Castle and approaching the grounds of the estate.

We checked into the beautiful Royal Lochnagar Suite, which was like a royal time machine – we felt like we were Queen Elizabeth and Prince Philip. It was an apartment-sized suite and overlooked the manicured grounds of the hotel. We took in a late lunch and then I ditched Mister Gunner and got a bit of me-time!

What I loved about this place is that, even though it specialises in outdoor pursuits that really showcase the ruggedness of Scotland, it also welcomes you back with as much pampering as you can get your hands on. So my first priority was to visit the Bob & Cloche beauty salon, where I got a facial, manicure before a wash and blow-dry.

And it wasn’t just the amenities that were welcoming, the staff were amazing – I’m sure most people think of the word ‘family’ as a bit of a cliche when describing their colleagues, but this was something different. There are around 900 people who work at Gleneagles, and everyone we spoke with really adored the property and their colleagues. They were open, friendly, witty types who were able to kill you with kindness on the one hand, but tickle your humour with the other – a really wonderful departure from the stuffiness that some might expect from such a prestigious establishment.

And so many of of the staff members had worked there decades, and those who were new seemed to aspire to stick around for a very long time. They all spoke positively of management and the owners and had a genuine respect and love for the place – it made such a difference to our stay. Something really right is going on with this hotel, and it was really disarming – we were constantly chatting, patting dogs, and listening to stories of the hotel’s rich past. It had character on tap.

Anyway I hope my video and photos below go some way to giving you an insight into our amazing stay. If you’re after a country escape where you can return from a day outdoors to beautiful food, wine, whisky and luxurious comfort – I’ve found your next holiday! Yay!!!







His and her’s basins (well… her’s and her’s – I made Mister Gunner use the guest bathroom)


Enjoying the four-poster!

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There’s archery, fishing, tennis, golf etc. – but I prefer a bicycle with a basket to all of that x

Gleneagles bedroom

Just Queening around…



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The most handsome doorman I’ve ever met

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Getting in the mood for afternoon tea


gleneagles food

gleneagles pool

The huge, glorious heated pool

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My friend Delta the Harris Hawk!

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* Sponsored article disclaimer: Although this article is sponsored, all opinions are my own. Ash x

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  1. Britta on February 1, 2018 at 10:37 pm

    Sis!! I have been waiting for this post!!
    This stay looked so cozy and relaxing and you got to really explore and relax!
    Can’t wait to watch your video when I get out of the office lol.

  2. Mariya aka BrunetteonDemand on February 2, 2018 at 12:02 am

    What an amazing place! It looks like heaven!


  3. Shloka on February 2, 2018 at 12:12 am

    Gleneagles has been on my list for ages!!! I’ve been wanting to go!!!

  4. Frances on February 2, 2018 at 12:26 am

    Gleneagles looks so so amazing!! I’m really wanting to do some more travelling around the UK this year as it’s something I never proiritise so definitely putting this place on my list! xx

    Frances Kayleigh | Fashion & Lifestyle

  5. La Bijoux Bella | by mia on February 2, 2018 at 2:48 am

    Bonjour Gorgeous, always looking beautiful and fabulous! Love ❤️ it!

    🌸🍃LA BIJOUX BELLA 🌸🍃| By Mia | A Creative Lifestyle Blogl

  6. Jessi Malay on February 2, 2018 at 7:14 am

    Omg that hotel bathroom is goals!! I’m obsessed!! This trip looks amazing babe, I’ve always wanted to visit Scotland!

    XO, Jessi

  7. poseandrepeat on February 2, 2018 at 10:09 am

    This place looks AH-mazing Ash!!!! Feeling the pink vibes in the bedroom so much and the outdoor area is so gorg!
    x Rubi
    Pose & Repeat

  8. littlemissmonbon on February 2, 2018 at 11:01 am

    How amazing is this hotel?! It is that true opulent UK style 🙂

    hope you had an amazing time!

    <3 Mon

  9. simplementlui on February 2, 2018 at 6:33 pm
  10. eloisegallant on February 3, 2018 at 4:53 am

    that decor is incredible- loved your vlog too!


  11. Lisa Autumn on February 4, 2018 at 10:03 pm

    Ahhh this looks amazing… and the bathroom!!! UNREAL!!!

    xx Lisa | lisaautumn.com

  12. Layla Sprinkles on February 5, 2018 at 6:28 pm

    Wow – this is such a beautiful post and your photos look absolutely incredible!! Looks like yo had an amazing time! 🙂

    What camera / lens have you used?

    Hope you’re well and hope you have a lovely week!

    Layla xx


  13. Miki (@mikialamode) on February 7, 2018 at 10:27 am

    These photos are beautiful babe! This hotel is so grand and luxe.


  14. jenellewitty on February 7, 2018 at 8:15 pm

    What a beautiful weekend away!! It all looked so cosy! I loved the bathroom and your view from your suite. So green and lush!
    xx Jenelle

  15. Funmi on February 8, 2018 at 9:44 am

    Such a beautiful place! So warm and welcoming; trust you has a great time.

    Funmi xx

  16. notjessfashion1 on February 13, 2018 at 2:55 pm

    What a gorgeous place this is, that heated pool looks so luxurious. Fab bikini you got there too dear!

    Jessica | notjessfashion.com

  17. melodyvalene on March 1, 2018 at 3:57 pm

    Looks like you had so much fun! And the hotel is gorgeous 🙂
    Xo Mel

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