A straw poll of the Big Deal offices revealed that the best Christmas present ever would simply be some time out.
Actually, that came second after a date with Ryan Gosling/Scarlett Johansson.
Since Santa is unlikely to be leaving any gift-wrapped Hollywood stars under the tree, we suggest that you give someone a break with today’s Big Deal on an overnight DB&B stay at the lovely Strathblane Country House Hotel.
Strathblane Country House Hotel is within easy reach of most people in the Central Belt but it offers beautiful scenery, a sense of tranquillity and lots of things to see and do – perfect for a refreshing getaway.
Built in 1874 as a family home, Strathblane Country House Hotel retains its traditional character while offering comfortable, elegant surroundings and a warm welcome.
The Big Deal is for two people to enjoy an overnight stay with a two course set dinner and full cooked breakfast in the morning. Guests will also receive a sparkling Prosecco cocktail on arrival.
The deal is for a double or kingsize room but guests have the option to upgrade to a superior room for an additional £30.
Each of the individually styled, ensuite bedrooms has its own unique character and includes features such as free WiFi, Freeview channels and hot drinks facilities.
From the fresh fish, which is delivered daily, to the Aberdeen Angus beef, the Country Club Restaurant in the hotel uses only the freshest Scottish produce.
As well as a full cooked breakfast, the deal includes a delicious set course dinner (starter and main course) for each couple.
Guests also have the option to dine from the a la carte menu instead of the set menu. In this case the hotel will deduct £35 per couple from your dinner bill.
Although only half an hour from Glasgow and Stirling, Strathblane Country House Hotel is surrounded by some of Scotland’s most beautiful scenery. The Campsie Fells, Dumgoyne and Ben Lomond, are all within easy striking distance.
While not part of the Big Deal, guests can book a falconry session at the bird of prey centre in the hotel grounds.
Whether you want a hands-on session or simply to watch these magnificent birds swooping from the sky, Strathblane Country House Hotel can hook you up with a feathered friend.
Alternatively, simply relax with a book and perhaps a dram in the hotel’s Fireside Lounge.
The Strathblane Country House Hotel has plenty of friends on TripAdvisor. The warm welcome and good food keep cropping up in many of the comments left by guests:
‘Wonderful overnight stay. Just returned from a one night stay here. From the moment we arrived until the moment we departed we were very well looked after. All the staff were friendly and attentive, credit to the owners for having such wonderful staff. Customer service was excellent. The food is fabulous, credit to chef. One of the nicest meals we’ve had recently. Only complaint was one night is not long enough to enjoy this fabulous place. We will def return again and stay at least two nights.’
Vouchers for this offer are valid until the end of February which means it could be used as a thoughtful Christmas present or simply as a getaway break in the frantic lead up to Christmas.