Murrayshall Country House Hotel revamp goes to planning

The owners of Murrayshall Country House Hotel and Golf Club in Perthshire have submitted a formal planning application into a £15 million development programme at the venue.

Murrayshall Country House Hotel revamp goes to planning

Image provided by Fergus Purdie Architects

Since acquiring the resort in 2016, Stellar Asset Management has invested over £2.5m in a first phase aimed at elevating the standard of the historic country house and estate.

This included all internal areas, bedrooms and suites, the introduction of an outdoor pursuits programme for guests and significant improvements to the golf courses.

Now phase two includes proposals for a spa & leisure facility, outdoor pursuits area, golf academy, indoor games room, premium glamping units & lodges as well as upgraded staff accommodation.

These developments would also double the hotel’s existing room capacity to encompass 80 rooms, suites and lodges.

A design statement prepared by Perth-based Fergus Purdie Architects said the proposals include building an extension comprising 50 new rooms plus the creation of a new swimming pool and spa area, a golf academy and a driving range featuring Toptracer technology.

The document added that management also wants to create a new outdoor pursuits area offering activities such as archery and put 40 self-catering lodges close to the main hotel building and another 25 tree houses or glamping pods in an area to be accessed from Balcraig Road.

It said: “The investment in the hotel and estate will have a significant and positive effect on the local economy, including employment and tourism.

“To support this there will be a requirement for enabling residential development … within the finalised masterplan.

“Residential ‘pockets’ will include other housing options including low-carbon self-build and custom design plots, as well as the development of areas of the estate which have existing building eg. [the] previous staff accommodation building.”

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