Long periods of time spent sitting at home can lead to sofas and trouser seats melding together to make sousers. Obviously, women end up with the skirt/sofa hybrid known as the skofa, a most unflattering garment.
Avoid ill-fated forays into accidental fashion design with today’s Big Deal on an overnight stay for two in the magnificent Hetland House Hotel.
Located just outside Dumfries and a mere fifteen minutes from Gretna Green, this elegant country house is set in eighteen acres of tranquil, private parkland.
As well as sweeping panoramas over the shimmering waters of the Solway Firth, it also boasts attention-grabbing views of the mountains in the Lake District.
The views inside are just as easy on the eye. All 30 bedrooms are ensuite and have complimentary tea and coffee making facilities; the all important free WiFi internet access and flat screen television with digital satellite channels.
In the Copper Beech Restaurant, the chefs shine with fine Scottish cuisine which they carefully whip up from the best fresh, local produce.
Hetland Hall’s Georgian lounges are available during the day for lunch, bar meals or just a sharpener from the bar. With comfortable sofas, log fires and views stretching over the private grounds, they offer a relaxing spot to while away the day with a good book.
As well as the hotel’s own mini pitch ‘n’ putt, the surrounding area is studded with around thirty golf courses. Alternatively, Dumfries and Galloway is not short of great beaches, picturesque coastal routes and some fine mountain biking.
If you are tempted by a getaway break in one of Scotland’s most beguiling spots then today’s Big Deal is:
£64.99 for two people to enjoy an overnight stay, dinner, bed and breakfast plus a bottle of bubbly on arrival at Hetland Hall Hotel, Dumfries; a 51% saving on the standard £135