The Big Deal’s weather boffins have been consulting their tea leaves and hopes are high that we are going to have another beautiful summer, just like last year.
Our advice is to buy shares in sun cream and book a break in the Borders with today’s Big Deal on a getaway stay at Peebles Hydro Hotel.
Centrally located in the Scottish Borders, Peebles Hydro Hotel is the perfect place to lay your head after a day spent mountain biking; pottering around the charming market town of Peebles or simply going for a romantic ramble around the hotel’s 30 acres of grounds.
Recently under new ownership, the Peebles Hydro is set to impress anyone hankering after a peaceful night away from it all.
It’s easy to get to – just 22 miles from Edinburgh and 50 from Glasgow, Peebles Hydro is right in the heart of the Tweed Valley.
Peebles Hydro first opened in 1881 as a very fashionable hydro-therapy centre. Water cures have become less fashionable these days but the Hydro’s Victorian elegance remains.
Available Sunday to Thursday, today’s Big Deal is a wonderfully relaxing way to experience Peebles Hydro.
The offer is for two people to have an overnight break in a standard double with a full Scottish breakfast in the morning.
There is free WiFi throughout the hotel and guests can also make full use of the onsite pool and gym.
Choice of restaurants
A great breakfast is part of the deal. If you choose to take other meals in the hotel, there are plenty of options.
With fantastic views over the Tweed, the Dining Room enjoys one of the most beautiful settings for a restaurant in the Scottish Borders.
The kitchen offers classic Scottish dishes with a menu that changes daily. The three course table d’hote menu is £25.
Other choices include the more informal Lazels Bistro, the Cocktail Bar and two welcoming lounges where you can relax and enjoy a drink, sandwiches and cakes. Both are at the front of the hotel and offer the famous Peebles Hydro views over the Tweed valley.
See & do
Some of the best mountain biking in the UK is right here at Glentress, just a few minutes’ ride from the hotel. Bikers are welcome and the hotel has a bike wash and secure storage for your kit.
If picking out the perfect line on a trail isn’t quite your thing, then fishing, horse riding and woodland adventures are within easy reach.
The hotel has a large swimming pool − a great way to start or finish your day. There’s also a spa bath, sauna, and steam room for you to enjoy too as well as a fully equipped gym.
Every day, kids can enjoy their very own activity club. And for children aged up to twelve, the hotel’s High Tea is served from 5pm-6.30pm. It’s ideal if mum and dad want to enjoy a romantic dinner for two a little later, while the children enjoy activities like creative crafts and parachute games.
Peebles Hydro has been welcoming guests for almost 140 years and the staff have plenty of experience at making visitors feel welcome.
This is what a recent guest had to say on TripAdvisor:
‘Stayed in room 31 which had everything we needed: clean, comfortable and a good size. Staff were charming, made to feel like a valued guest by every one of them. Breakfast buffet was excellent with all choices catered for. Tea, coffee and toast served with a smile, also specials to order. I had the smoked haddock and poached egg and it was delicious. Loved Peebles and will return soon. Would always choose to stay at the Hydro. Next time we will take swimwear and try out the leisure facilities. All in all, great value for money. Highly recommended.’