Big, thick jumpers, warming mugs of hot chocolate and brisk walks where your breath hangs in the air – a winter break on the West Coast has plenty of attractions and that’s before we even start on the world famous scenery.
Make the most of Scotland’s winter wonderland with this Big Deal on a three night stay at the Scandinavian style Birchbrae Lodges.
Outdoor capital of Scotland
Comfortable, cosy and beautifully equipped, the four star, self catering lodges are located eight miles south of Fort William, a.k.a. the Outdoor Capital of Scotland.
The surrounding Lochaber area is made up of soaring mountains; sparkling burns; deep, mysterious lochs and a wild rugged coastline.
Whether you prefer mountain biking or Munro-bagging; distillery visits, island hopping, whale-watching or skiing, it is all on the doorstep at Birchbrae Lodges.
Three night stay
This offer comes in two forms. Both are for a three night stay in a three bedroom lodge sleeping up to six adults.
Option one is for a 3 night midweek break nights between Monday and Thursday.
Option two is for a 3 night weekend break on arriving on a Friday and departing on a Monday.
The lodges are the perfect place to come home to after a full day’s activity. Ideal for family holidays or breaks with friends, they all have three bedrooms with two bathrooms – one with bath and shower and one with shower only.
All lodges have a large lounge with 2 × 3 seater sofas, footstools and a surround sound home cinema TV system. A DVD and CD library is provided as is WiFi.
There is a dining area in each lodge with seating for six and an oak topped table plus a fully fitted, well equipped, modern kitchen.
Each lodge has toasty electric heating throughout and each radiator can be independently controlled. All electricity, heating, broadband access, linen and towel sets are also included.
One lodge is fully equipped with ramp access and a walk-in shower for guests with mobility difficulties.
Some of Scotland’s finest scenery surrounds the Birchbrae Lodges but, for those rare rainy days, this offer includes unlimited free access to the swimming pool, sauna and spa at the Ben Nevis Leisure Club in Fort William.
At the time of writing, TripAdvisor has 91 reviews from previous guests and all but five of them rate Birchbrae Lodges as either ‘excellent’ or ‘very good’. These are highlights from recent visitors:
‘Would recommend Birchbrae. Had a wonderful three night break at Birchbrae last week. It’s everything you could ask for in self catering accommodation. Spotlessly clean, fully fitted and equipped kitchen/ Comfortable bedrooms with plenty of storage and spacious living areas.’
‘Excellent lodges. We have had a wonderful holiday at Birchbrae. The lodge was spacious and extremely well equipped… We also loved having access to the leisure club at the Ben Nevis hotel; it’s open from 7am till 9.30pm so there was always time to go. There’s a hot tub, sauna and steam room as well as a pool so it was very relaxing. I would definitely recommend this accommodation and would love to go again.’
With vouchers valid until the 26th of March 2015, this Big Deal would make a great family Christmas present.
Or you could use it to take a break with chums – a pre-Christmas chance to recharge the batteries is always welcome.