The carol Walking in a Winter Wonderland was inspired by the Scottish Borders.
Or at least it would have been if it hadn’t been written by two Pennsylvanian songwriters who then recorded it in New York.
Anyway… we’re pretty sure they would have written it about the Borders. Had they ever visited Scotland.
Enjoy the home grown treasures of the Borders wonderland with today’s Big Deal on a winter mini break for two 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.
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 seven days a week, 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 two course set dinner and 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.
A £20 per room, per night supplement will be charged for Friday or Saturday night stays.
Views from The Dining Room
A great breakfast is part of the deal. With today’s offer, you can also look forward to a two course set dinner in the Dining Room.
Fantastic views over the Tweed, and a commitment to using the finest local ingredients means that the Dining Room is always a popular choice.
After dinner, guests are encouraged to enjoy a drink in The Cocktail Bar or one of the two welcoming lounges.
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.
Peebles Hydro has been welcoming guests for almost 140 years and the staff have plenty of experience at making visitors feel welcome.
Taken from longer reviews, this is what a couple of recent guests had to say on TripAdvisor:
‘Fantastic hotel. Great location with stunning views of the local scenery.’
‘Another great stay. Just love it here and our friends are the same. Lots to do even when raining. We just feel the ambience is so relaxing and the staff at the desk are lovely and so helpful. The whole place is so friendly.’
Some fresh Borders air always boosts the energy levels before the Yuletide festivities begin properly.