Swirling mist, crisp morning walks and the leaves changing colour all make autumn a fantastic season for a romantic mini-break in a castle.
Hoist the flag of relaxation over your autumn with today’s Big Deal at Stonefield Castle Hotel, near Tarbert in Argyll.
The offer is for a one or two night stay in a baronial Scottish castle with dinner in the hotel’s AA Rosette restaurant; a full Scottish breakfast in the morning and a bottle of wine on arrival.
Scottish baronial style
Set within 60 acres of woodland gardens, Stonefield Castle Hotel was built in 1837 and many of the beautiful period features have been retained.
Close to the pretty fishing village of Tarbert, the castle stands high on the famous Kintyre peninsula and has spectacular views over Loch Fyne and the gardens.
Guests are encouraged to stroll through the hotel’s mature woodland gardens with its exotic rhododendron and spot red squirrels and resident roe deer.
At dusk it is sometimes possible to catch sight of seals swimming by the jetty or an otter playing on the rocks.
Available seven days a week, this fantastic deal comes in two versions. You can choose to stay for one or two nights in a twin/double room at Stonefield Castle with a full Scottish breakfast in the morning.
Each of the 32 rooms is individually decorated and all are ensuite. The hotel offers WiFi.
As part of the offer, a bottle of wine will be waiting for you in your room when you check-in.
On the night of arrival, guests will enjoy a delicious meal in Loch Fyne, the hotel’s AA Rosette restaurant.
Guests will receive an allowance of £30 per person, redeemable against dishes from the a la carte menu.
For guests staying two nights, the £30 allowance applies to the first night only.
The hotel restaurant is well known for the high quality of its cooking and both locally sourced beef and seafood take pride of place on the menu.
Typical dishes on the regularly changing menu might be the Tarbert bouillabaisse made with baked salmon, haddock, sea bass, mussels, cockles, a langoustine bisque and aioli or the 28-day, aged, beef fillet from Mull.
The only thing that may distract you from the food is the breath-taking view over the loch.
After dinner, guests are encouraged to enjoy a drink in front of the log fire in the bar.
Guests have not been shy about making their views heard on TripAdvisor. This recent contribution says it all:
‘Relaxing, enjoyable stay. Have just spent the most wonderful weekend here. The views, scenery and ground of the hotel are exceptional. All the staff were very friendly and must be commended for the excellent service we received.’
‘The food was very high standard – we stayed three nights DBB and had a different meal each night… really five star! Although previous reviews have commented on the décor and furnishings of the hotel, it depends what you are looking for. We prefer a hotel with character and this hotel definitely has that. We hope to return in the very near future!!’
Exceptional scenery, friendly staff, wonderful food – Stonefield Castle Hotel has it all.
Snap up today’s Big Deal and enjoy a castle stay in Argyll this autumn.