A countryside hotel has got the go-ahead to build a spa on its grounds and erect glamping pods.

The newly built spa in the grounds of Enterkine House Hotel would boast a “leisure pool,” sauna and steam room, gym and treatment area. 

The new attractions could prove a draw for visitors with more people holidaying in Scotland instead of jetting abroad. 

Three glamping pods have been given restrospective approval for a lawned area at the hotel, in place of a former marquee. 

The single storey cabins takes the form of  “an interlinked octagonal and hexagonal timber structure” on a platform with a “hot tub” according to a council document. 

The spa is to be housed in a newly constructed building with an open courtyard in the centre, according to designs submitted to South Ayrshire Council. 

The council has granted planning permission for the developments. Officials made the decision.

South Ayrshire Council said the location and design of the glamping pods and spa “is considered to accord with the provisions of the development plan and there is no significant adverse impact on the amenity of neighbouring land and buildings.”

A council document said: “It is understood that the hotel ownership and operator has recently changed, and the recent applications seek to provide additional and improved hospitality facilities.”