A BALLANTRAE estate has been shortlisted as a candidate for "Best Luxury Escape" on a new BBC TV series.

"Scotland’s Greatest Escape", a new BBC Scotland series, has recognised Ballantae's Glenapp Castle, a 21-bedroom luxurious PoB Hotel and Relais and Chateaux Hotel, as a contender for their ‘Best Luxury Escape’ award.

Ayr Advertiser:

The BBC’s panel of industry experts received thousands of nominations for this year’s TV shortlist.

Glenapp Castle was acknowledged in the show, where experts said: "Our industry panel was impressed by its traditional luxurious style.

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"Built in 1870 for one of the Iron Lords of Lanarkshire, this place is steeped in high-end history; it’s even rumoured that Winston Churchill and President Eisenhower met here secretly to discuss the D Day landings."

BBC presenters said that being part of the series is a mark of excellence and the positive experience the team’s contributors had when participating in the show and visiting the various escapes.

Ayr Advertiser:

The show aired on Wednesday, February 15 on the BBC Scotland channel.

Episode one was ‘Best Luxury Escape’, featuring Glenapp Castle and the series will now run for a further seven weeks.