Golf News for Wednesday, February 8, 2012 | Real Estate

Mansion at Gleneagles in Scotland considered a bargain at £8m

According to property expert John Coleman of selling agents Smiths Gore, the luxurious 16,000 sq ft mansion 'The Whitehouse', in the exclusive gated community of Queen's Crescent at Gleneagles Hotel and Golf Resort is, in global resort terms, a 'bargain' at £8million.

The glamorous house, which comprises luxury spacious en-suite accommodation as well as a swimming pool, orangery, three car garage and over half an acre of garden, also includes two years family membership to the prestigious Gleneagles Golf and Leisure Club, and pedestrian access to the renowned Queen's Course, which is adjacent to the Crescent.

Smiths Gore, who are marketing The Whitehouse through their national office network, anticipate interest in the property from across the world. John Coleman said: "This house represents the best in luxury house building. Not only is it architecturally stunning with state of the art finishes and is a golf lovers dream, but at £500 per square foot it is a relative bargain compared to other luxury properties worldwide which go for ten times that. In Hong Kong the average price of luxury property is almost £7000 per sq ft and in Mayfair in London sales are achieving £5500 per sq ft. The Gleneagles factor will obviously appeal to golfers around the world, and as host to the Ryder cup in 2014 there is a further incentive to buy. Already there are rumours of rents in the area being offered at £500,000 for two weeks during the tournament. Gleneagles hotel also has a helipad and Scone airfield is nearby."

Coleman describes the house as an entertainer's dream: "With its sophisticated mix of Georgian and Art Deco styles, lavish opulence and magnificent hall, it is redolent of the Great Gatsby days and one can imagine cocktail sipping decadence with black ties and white piano. But it is also a bright, family home and would be ideal for either full time living or part time indulgence. Access to 5-star Gleneagles Hotel's other facilities, such as award-winning fine-dining restaurants, shops, equestrian centre, tennis, spa, off-road driving and falconry, is an added bonus."

For further details or to make arrangements to view the property, contact John Coleman by email at: john.coleman@smithsgore.co.uk or telephone John on: 0044 (0)131 561 7103.