In keeping with all the best country house hotels, Thainstone House Hotel at Inverurie is said to have a resident ghost.
You will certainly feel haunted by a missed opportunity if you don’t take a close look at today’s Big Deal on a two night mini-break at Thainstone House Hotel.
Featuring a colourful history that links Jacobites, renowned architects and the American Declaration of Independence, Thainstone House Hotel is an elegant mansion which sits in its own private gardens.
With vouchers valid until the end of March, this offer would make for a very romantic Christmas present.
Ghost or no ghost, a country house hotel break is sure to provoke shivers of pleasure down the spine of anyone lucky enough to find this Big Deal in their stocking on Christmas morning.
In the very heart of rural Aberdeenshire, Thainstone Country House Hotel is a majestic Palladian mansion where the friendly staff make you feel at home immediately.
Available Thursday to Sunday, this Big Deal is for a two night stay in a twin or double room with a full cooked breakfast each morning. The offer includes full use of the leisure facilities.
An appealing mix of period features and modern comforts, each of the Thainstone’s rooms features ensuite facilities, refreshments tray, iron and boards, trouser press, multi-channel digital television, wireless broadband access and room service.
If you are lucky, you may also see the ghost.
A delicious Scottish breakfast is provided each morning. If you choose to take lunch or dinner at the hotel then you will be spoiled for choice.
In the Green Lady restaurant, guests can linger over a mouth-watering range of menus which emphasise fresh ingredients and local produce.
For a more informal meal, the basement bar provides a relaxing setting with superb food. The Drawing Room, snooker room and club room, with its own fire, are also lovely spots in which to sip a coffee or something stronger.
Take it easy
In the recently refurbished leisure centre, the heated indoor swimming pool is great for a relaxing swim while the sauna and steam room are ideal for soothing muscles after a session in the well-equipped gym.
The hotel even has its own hot tub and there is also a spa offering a selection of pampering beauty treatments.
See & do
Located in the valley of the River Don, Inverurie is known locally as the Capital of the Garioch. It is an extremely convenient spot for exploring the many castles, whisky distilleries, Pictish stones and, of course, the breath-taking scenery of the surrounding countryside.
Whisky enthusiasts will enjoy the nearby Glen Garioch Distillery tour whereas those keen on outdoor pursuits such as walking, nature spotting and cycling can enjoy the many trails of the surrounding countryside. Fishing is also popular on the great River Don.
Golf is a large attraction in the area with Inverurie Golf Club featuring an eighteen hole course. The surrounding area offers a whole host of other courses, of varying difficulty, and accommodating everyone from beginner to professional.
TripAdvisor has its fair share of reviews from happy guests of Thainstone Country House Hotel. This is what a recent visitor had to say:
‘Great place to stay. This hotel is by far the best value hotel I have stayed in. From the elegant entrance and the welcome at the reception, to the food and staff in the dining room, I can highly recommend this hotel. We had a two night stay and found the menu on both days of a high quality and variety.’
If you know someone who would appreciate being pampered with a country house hotel break in the new year then this Big Deal would make a welcome Christmas gift.