Why so chic?
Why travel experts chose this hotel
Only when you book with Chic
Built in 1890, Boclair House is set in a rather grand Gothic mansion with some impressive architectural features including its castellated tower and a series of rather grand arches. Nestled in two acres of beautifully landscaped gardens, this Chic Retreat offers a wonderfully peaceful retreat just outside the city centre.
But whether you’re here for the golf, or here just to get away from it all, the grand setting, beautiful guest rooms, and exceptionally friendly staff will be sure make your stay both seamless and memorable.
Boclair House has an excellent Art Nouveau inspired restaurant and bar, Annabel’s. Here, chefs use Scottish ingredients and a French touch to create a menu of classic dishes done well. The accompanying stylish bar also has a wonderful whisky and malt menu for you to try. As well as lunch and dinner, Boclair House also serves up a great breakfast and a phenomenal traditional Afternoon Tea.
The 12 rooms at Boclair House are inspired from distinct design eras such as French Colonial, Art Deco and Continental Nuevo. Bathrooms are a particular treat with some boasting roll-top baths.
Located in Bearsden – a leafy suburb of Glasgow – Boclair is a 20/30-minute drive from the centre of town. The hotel is well positioned for some great golf courses, including Glasgow Golf Club which is one of the oldest in the world and just a 5-minute drive away.
For a cultural day out, head to the Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum. With an eclectic range of objects and paintings on display – from a Spitfire plane to a Salvador Dalí masterpiece – you’ll be sure to find something to pique your interest here. Alternatively, pay the University of Glasgow a visit. Founded in 1451, the university is the fourth oldest in the UK and has a fascinating history. Take a tour of the campus to walk in the steps of the likes of renowned economist Adam Smith and television pioneer John Logie Baird. Whilst you’re there, be sure soak up the incredible architecture and pop into one of the university’s excellent museums.