You don’t need to be a damsel in distress or a knight errant to enjoy a stay in a Scottish castle.
But it can be fun pretending.
Make a charge at this Big Deal at Stonefield Castle Hotel, near Tarbert in Argyll.
Featuring its own Scottish baronial style; magnificent views and great food, it’s the perfect setting for a romantic castle mini-break.
The offer is for a one or two night stay at Stonefield Castle Hotel with dinner in the hotel’s 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 36 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 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.
Locally sourced ingredients
Just recently awarded the Best Scottish Hotel Restaurant at the Food Awards Scotland 2015, 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.
Stonefield Castle Hotel has bowled over many a guest. This recent TripAdvisor contribution says it all:
‘Really fantastic. The Stonefield Castle Hotel is a beautiful property. The grounds are wonderfully groomed and the building is gorgeous. The staff was extremely gracious and helpful. First stop after I settled into my cozy room with an awesome loch view, was the bar. It was well stocked and very inviting to just sit, enjoy the view… Dinner was very good… The rooms are quiet and very comfortable, so I had a great night’s sleep. Great place to stay.’