Don’t ‘putt’ up with inflated hotel prices during the 2014 Ryder Cup
Mar 18 2014 Posted by Samantha Marsh
Pitchup.com picks its Top Five places to stay near Gleneagles
Golf fans rejoice – golf widows/widowers despair! The greatest tournament in match play golf, the Ryder Cup, takes place at Gleneagles in Scotland this year (September 23-28).
Outdoor accommodation specialist Pitchup.com has some suggestions for sites that will suit the ‘hole’ party down to a tee…
Loch Tay Highland Lodges, Aberfeldy
With luxurious pods, premium wigwams and well-equipped, contemporary woodland cabins this superb site is just 24 miles from Gleneagles. Non-golfers can head the same amount of miles in different directions and find Blair Castle and the National Wallace Monument, or go shopping in Glasgow, Edinburgh and Stirling. Golfers can spoil their loved one with a gorgeous meal at the on-site Boathouse restaurant – or fish for their own supper!
Price: Three nights (September 22-25) cost £240 in a woodland cabin (based on two people sharing).
Nydie Caravan and Camping Site, St Andrews
A little further away (about 40 miles) from Gleneagles, but well worth the extra ‘drive’ is Nydie Caravan and Camping Site. Here guests get to stay in roomy insulated wigwams, called ‘woodwams’. It’s six miles to Dundee for some shopping and it’s got views of that other famous golf course, St Andrews, which is close by.
Price: Seven nights (September 22-29) in a ‘woodwam’ cost £455 for up to four people.
Grand Eagles, Aberfeldy
For motorhomers, this is a great option, as it’s less than three miles from Gleneagles. The site is very spacious and offers a new shower block, laundry room and endless space in which all the family can play and relax. Away from Grand Eagles, non-golfers can shop in Perth and Dunfermline; visit the oldest (Glenturret at Crieff) and the smallest (Edradour at Pitlochry) distilleries in Scotland, or take walking trails along Glen Devon. The village of Auchterarder is a mile away, where snooker fans may spot famous resident Stephen Hendry.
Price: Three nights (September 22-25) cost £585 for up to four people in an optional-electric pitch.
Pitchup.com features 41 sites across Scotland, many of which are close to the country’s golf courses. Full details can be found at http://www.pitchup.com/campsites/Scotland/ alternatively for a list of sites throughout the UK and beyond which either offer golfing or are close to golf courses click here.
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Notes to editors
Founded in 2009 by former lastminute.com man, Dan Yates, multi-award winning Pitchup.com is a free guide to all types of outdoor accommodation in the UK, Ireland and France. The site provides users with a simple platform in which they can search and book an outdoor holiday with total ease. The customer experience from landing on the home page through to booking a holiday can be completed in as little as four pages. The site also goes beyond traditional searches by allowing users to search for accommodation based on more than 80 criteria, such as adults only and campfires allowed, and view nearby events, Good Pub Guide pubs and VisitBritain attractions. Users can also search on the offers page to find the best deals available. Pitchup.com features over 5,000 UK wide camping and caravanning sites/parks with France recently added into the equation. It enables users to search for all types of parks and sites from the major brands right through to one off campsites and unique outdoor accommodation options, which may not have previously had a web presence.