I stayed at Letham Grange a couple of years ago with some friends and the place was a bit run down due to lack of investment over the years, although we enjoyed ourselves enormously.
Now they have a future it seems because as well as two really good golf courses, the magnificent building that houses the main part of the hotel is being given a facelift without losing it's querkiness that me and my friends enjoyed so much in the past.
This is without doubt one of the most peaceful places to stay in Scotland if you are after a golfing break. There is near access to at least another 8 high quality golf course (including Carnoustie, Downfield, Monifieth etc) but the quality of the place is wonderful especially when one takes into consideration the price for the rooms.
Yes, it is, as the General Manager says "work in progress" for the next few months on a number of things, but there is real intent on getting this place approaching the top of the ladder regarding superior golf breaks in Scotland which reflects very well on the new owners and their commitment.
Seldom have I stayed in a stately home on a golf break and enjoyed the views from enormous rooms with wardrobes from The Lion The Witch and The Wardrobe status, and yet felt completely at home.
I have played golf alll over the world and I can say there are only a few places that get the hairs on the back of my neck standing up when I arrive - St Andrews 18th fairway, Les Bordes in Beaugency, France, Eichenheim in Kitzbuhel, Austria, Royal Melbourne in Australia.
I rank Letham Grange in the list. It's not perfect yet - but I have a funny feeling, seeing the progress that has been made recently, that it will be.
Thoroughly recommend it.
- Also Known As:
- Letham Grange Golf Hotel And Country Estate Arbroath, Scotland