MacDonald Crutherland House was originally built in 1705 as a manor for Lady Dowager of Torrance Castle. Today, the hotel offers an exciting mix of stylish contemporary accommodation and an historic setting brimming with character. Idyllically situated on 37 acres of unspoiled countryside, the hotel is just 20 miles south of Glasgow City, and only 2 miles from East Kilbride, which boasts the largest indoor shopping mall in Scotland (and one of the largest in all of Europe).
Macdonald Crutherland House features over 70 luxury guest rooms, a newly built and self-contained Conference Centre, plus a great range of leisure facilities. Savor a fabulous break and enjoy delicious food in the 2 AA Rosette award-winning restaurant. Pamper yourself with a spa treatment and enjoy the four star luxury on offer. With Glasgow so nearby, culture, shopping and nightlife are all within easy reach too.
Set in acres of parkland, this 18th century manor house provides a peaceful retreat from the pressures of modern life. Furnished to the highest standard, the 70-plus rooms at Macdonald Crutherland House boast every comfort. Large comfortable beds and luxury en-suites are standard, not to mention wireless internet access. Each room features a large desk and a comfortable sofa or armchair. Many enjoy views of the garden and woodland.
All Guestrooms Feature:
- Complimentary Wi-Fi
- Satellite TV
- Large Desk
- Complimentary Mineral Water
- Tea & Coffee Hospitality Tray
- Luxury Ensuite Bathroom
- Iron & Ironing Board
Macdonald Crutherland House elevates hotel dining to a new level. The elegant Restaurant has been awarded two prestigious AA Rosettes recognizing the outstanding quality of its food and service. Preparing only the finest Scottish beef, Scottish lamb and wild white fish, menus offer an increasing range of organic food and drink.
The Restaurant at MacDonald Crutherland House:
Hung with a collection of paintings from the old manor, The Restaurant is a refined setting in which to savour the latest innovations in Scottish cuisine. Settle into its classic elegance to enjoy fresh, seasonal ingredients cooked with skill and imagination. Well-informed waiting staff ensure your wine choice is the perfect complement. Macdonald Crutherland House’s double AA Rosette eatery is open daily for breakfast, candlelit dinners and on Sundays for traditional lunches.
The Cocktail Bar & Lounge:
Exuding country-house charm, the Cocktail Bar and Lounge at Macdonald Crutherland House offers guests and locals a friendly welcome. Whether it’s a pot of tea and a paper, or fresh, delicious food after a swim, it caters to all requirements. Choose between comfy couches or the sunny terrace – perfect for just-brewed coffee or a chilled-out beer.
The City of Glasgow:
On The Map: Glasgow is located in the southwest of Scotland. The city is well served by a good network of roads and motorways, including the M8 from Edinburgh to the east, and M74 from Carlisle, England to the south.
Glasgow, Scotland’s largest city, is vibrant and downright sassy. It bubbles with sensational cuisine and raucous nightlife. Along the revitalized River Clyde, you’ll discover Glasgow’s seagoing heritage as you wander the riverfront walkways. Museums, galleries and trendy street-cafes abound. The extraordinary Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum is a marvel. Listen to the music pouring out of pubs—it’s among the best home-grown sounds in Britain. Step inside and nurse a pint of local brew in one of the city’s perfect watering holes. Scotland’s largest city is a cultural dynamo–no false pretences in Glasgow. Its urban mayhem and offbeat style lets you know that this city is all about fun, friends, and the joy of life. Glasgow is a metropolis that is 100% gregarious and down-to-earth.
On The Map: East Kilbride is located just 12 miles south of Glasgow
East Kilbride was designated Scotland’s first “new town” in 1947. The town centre boasts the largest indoor shopping area in Scotland – one of the largest in all of Europe. The shopping centre is a must for any shopaholic. Its four malls are undercover, so you don’t even have to go outside if it happens to be raining!. The town has also begun a 10-year redevelopment programme which will create a landmark arts and culture complex with a theatre, a 500-seat conference centre, museum and a new town square. A seated statue of Sir Walter Scott, at the corner of Old Coach Rd and Markethill Roadd, is locally known as “The White Man”. The excellent National Museum of Rural Life is located near town, and gives an opportunity for visitors to get back to the land and experience the traditional way of life as it was on the rural and partly mechanised Scottish farm of the 1950s. Ploughing, sowing, haymaking and harvesting are all carried out on this working farm. Tractor rides take visitors to the farm where they can also see the herd of pedigree Ayrshire cattle being milked every day at 3.00pm. Other attractions include Calderglen Country Park, which boasts beautiful scenery, country walks, children’s play area and mini zoo.