VisitScotland has confirmed CLC Duchally Country Estate’s five star self-catering accolade for 2013 following a visit by their inspector.

Recipients are assessed annually to ensure accommodation continues to meet the required criteria.

Overall, CLC Duchally Country Estate received an 89% score, reaffirming its five stars. Summary by the inspector made special mention of the resort’s green energy saving achievements and very well maintained gardens, with lodges enjoying views of the surrounding countryside.

A kitchen refurbishment programme is part-way completed, with a further 11 kitchens being upgraded over the next 12 months.

Resort manager Graeme MacDonald says: “We are continuing to invest and improve facilities, with the aim of retaining and even improving upon our score in 2014.”