GLENEAGLES has announced multi-million pound plans to accommodate visitors in teepees.

The luxury hotel is preparing to apply for planning permission for a “rural camp” near its Auchterarder base. The proposal includes teepes, luxury lodges, a spa, restaurants, bars, retail and events space.

Gleneagles claims it will boost the local economy by attracting visitors “from across the UK and beyond”.

If given the green light by Perth and Kinross Council, the plan will see the “grand leisure and accommodation” camp built on the 256-acre Easterton Farm, near Auchterarder.

It is being modelled on trendy hangout Soho Farm House in Oxfordshire.

Bernard Murphy, Gleneagles’ managing director, said: “We look to complement and expand the existing Gleneagles offering with an authentic, luxury, rural camp experience, that will make the most of the stunning natural assets on the site.

“We envisage this development will enable our guests to enjoy a range of benefits to health and wellbeing associated with getting out and experiencing the countryside and nature.

“The proposed development at Easterton Farm will build on the success of tourism in Perthshire and further enhance the significant role Gleneagles already plays in supporting the local economy through the creation of employment opportunities and tourism.”

People living nearby were invited to a public consultation event to view the proposed plans and leave feedback before Gleneagles submits its final plans to Perth and Kinross Council within the next two months.