If your life is a bewildering mix of to-do lists, schedules and unanswered emails right now, then you know what that means, don’t you?
It means that it’s high time you were waited on hand and foot for a change.
And we’re hard pushed to think of a better setting than a romantic Aberdeenshire country house hotel with landscaped gardens, swimming pool and spa.
Like, for instance, Ardoe House Hotel & Spa, which is offering a one or two night stay with breakfast and options of adding a glass of wine on arrival, dinner or spa treatment for today’s Big Deal.
This deal comes in four options, all for a stay in a privilege double room with full Scottish breakfast each morning of the stay, use of the leisure facilities and an enticing late check-out of 2pm.
Option one is for an overnight stay and includes a glass of house red, white or rosé wine on arrival each.
Option two is for an overnight stay with a three course meal including tea or coffee, as well as a glass of wine each.
Option three is for an overnight stay, three course meal including tea or coffee and a 30 minute treatment each.
Option four is for a two night stay, three course meal with tea or coffee on the first night and a 30 minute treatment each on either day of your stay.
This offer is available until the end of March 2020. We’re thinking that it would make a lovely surprise for someone…
Note: twin rooms may be available, on request.
Romantic country house hotel
Set in thirty acres of landscaped grounds and gardens, Ardoe House Hotel is a 19th-century country house close to the River Dee. It is also within easy reach of attractions like Deeside Golf Club and Drum Castle’s Jacobean mansion.
Facilities include a swimming pool, fitness centre, spa, Blair’s Restaurant, Soapies brasserie, drawing room lounge, whisky bar, free parking and laundry service.
You will be staying in a room with modern comforts such as WiFi. Rooms also have king size beds, desks and tea/coffee makers. Many have restful views of the landscaped gardens.
Bring your children and pets
If you would like to make this a family trip, you can bring along two children under twelve for free. Breakfast will be included for children but not the evening meal.
Children over twelve are classed as adults and will pay full price.
Two pets are also welcome at a supplementary charge of £10 per pet, per night. Please arrange this directly with the hotel.
Three course meal
With options two to four, you will be treated to a three course dinner from the à la carte menu, in the hotel’s elegant Blair’s Restaurant.
Menus can change seasonally, but you can expect starters such as haggis bon bons with brown sauce or potted smoked ham hock with rustic bread and mains such as sea trout served with smoked mussels, spinach, pomme anna, sauce vierge or Scotch pork belly with braised bon bon, cauliflower, apple cider.
Note that supplements will apply for some dishes.
With options three and four, guests can choose to have either a deep tissue back massage or facial, both lasting 30 minutes.
The treatment can be upgraded to a pre-natal massage, if need be – please liaise directly with the venue.
Previous guests have praised the Ardoe House Hotel & Spa on TripAdvisor, including the following, edited for length:
‘Lovely hotel set in a beautiful rural area, rooms are very well appointed and comfortable, staff have gone out of their way to be helpful. Aberdeen is a 10 minute car journey away, free WiFi which is very good and free parking.’
‘Booked the hotel for two nights girlie time away, cannot fault the place at all. Staff were brilliant from check in to check out, we called reception a few times for ice etc and they were more than obliging! Our breakfast and dinner was included both nights and both day/nights the restaurant was fantastic… hats off to the chef! The staff at the spa were also fantastic and nothing was too much for them. The hotel is absolutely beautiful… rooms were very clean practical and comfortable. Only downside was having to leave and come home! Would definitely go back!’
Relax in landscaped luxury
Today’s Big Deal has everything you need for a romantic Aberdeenshire escape, including breakfast, late check-out and options of wine, dinner and even a spa treatment.
As well as this you can make the most of the pool, fitness centre and landscaped gardens of a lovely historic hotel. So what are you waiting for? That overnight bag won’t pack itself…