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Southwestern Scotland, located adjacent to Royal Troon, 10 minutes from Prestwick Airport, 50 minutes from Glasgow Airport and 90 minutes from the city of Edinburgh.


Royal Troon (2 minutes), Prestwick (20 minutes), Western Gailes (20 minutes), Glasgow Gailes (20 minutes), Turnberry (40 minutes)


Overlooking Royal Troon, Piersland Lodge as it was known, was built in 1899 by renowned Scottish architect, William Leiper as the home for Sir Alexander Walker, grandson of Johnnie Walker, founder of the Scotch whiskey firm. Having remained in the Walker family until 1956, Piersland House is now a Grade A listed building with all the original features remaining, including wood panelling, stone fireplaces and woodcarvings.

Set in an acre of beautifully landscaped gardens, this fine hotel has been much extended over the years and overlooks Royal Troon, which has hosted seven British Opens in all, the last one in 1997, when Justin Leonard triumphed. The wood-panelled lounge bar offers an extensive menu for less formal dining, while fine cuisine is par for the course in the elegant restaurant and adjoining cocktail lounge.

Keeping to the whiskey theme, each of the 28 en-suite guestrooms at Piersland House is based upon a malt whiskey distillery or family. All bedrooms, though they have been fully updated regarding facilities and comfort, retain their original charm. Residents can choose from three styles of room — cottage suites, large superior rooms or smaller standard rooms but whatever the choice, each is extremely well equipped.

GRADE: 3 Star

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