Here Comes the Summer was a hit for The Undertones back in 1979. Secretly, singer Feargal Sharkey had always wanted to be a weatherman.
We forecast that today’s Big Deal on holidays at Culcreuch Estate Lodges in the Campsie Fells is going to be a scorcher of an offer.
Culcreuch Estate Lodges is an exclusive development of eight, comfortable, Scandinavian-style, self-catering holiday homes.
Located midway between Stirling and Loch Lomond, the lodges are set in a magnificent country estate and are surrounded by rugged fells, heathery moorlands, ancient woodlands, shimmering lochs and cascading burns.
The lodges are also quick and easy to reach from the Central Belt – perfect for a sunny summer break.
Culcreuch Estate Lodges are beautifully sited in their own area, 200 yards from Culcreuch Castle and reached by a private access road. Four of the lodges sleep four people in one double room and one twin. Both rooms are ensuite.
For a supplement of £10, there may be availability to upgrade to a three bedroom lodge sleeping six people. The accommodation comprises one double ensuite, one twin ensuite and one room with bunk beds.
The offer is for a three night midweek stay. Guests may extend their stay by contacting the lodges directly.
All lodges are carpeted throughout, with central heating, telephone, colour TV and a spacious lounge opening out into the surrounding countryside through large patio doors and a verandah.
All linen is provided, with the exception of towels and tea towels. All beds are made up prior to arrival.
Dine in the dungeon
As part of the offer, there will be a £25 voucher redeemable against drinks and meals at the bar in the nearby Culcreuch Castle.
Described by The National Trust for Scotland as a ‘gem of outstanding beauty’, the castle is the ancestral home of the Clan Galbraith and it has a choice of dining venues.
The Castle Restaurant offers elegant, candlelit dining from an a la carte menu in the evenings.
For something less formal, enjoy the bar menu in the Dungeon Diner. The house burger; steak ‘n’ ale pie and beer battered haddock are popular within its vaults. If the weather is fine, guests can even eat outside.
See & do around Culcreuch Estate
Culcreuch offers a memorable stay in peaceful, unspoilt, Scottish countryside with 1,600 acres of the estate to explore.
Hillwalking, golfing, distillery visits and mountain biking are all available nearby.
Culcreuch Estate Lodges have no shortage of fans on TripAdvisor. This is what a family of recent guests thought of their experience:
‘We stayed for four nights in one of the lodges. Everything was great; the lodges were comfortable, warm and included everything required for our stay. The staff could not have been more helpful both before our visit (request for two travel cots for twin babies was no problem, including lovely clean fresh cot linen) and during our stay. The food in the dungeon bar was wonderful, including meals for two young children and we were all made to feel very welcome (not always the case when dining out with a young family!). The view from our lodge was spectacular and the children loved playing outside in a very safe environment. Would highly recommend for a short stay as plenty to do and see nearby and lovely walking around the estate.’