Would you like to know how we take our tea?
Seriously. Very seriously indeed.
But while tea is indeed a serious business, it is also seriously fun. Especially when accompanied by sandwiches.
And cakes. And sweet treats. And lashings and lashings of cream. You get the picture.
Is there a better way to enjoy afternoon tea than in a lovely four-star hotel by a loch? Nope, especially when it’s Lochside House Hotel & Spa in Ayrshire, which is offering afternoon tea for two with today’s Big Deal.
Escape to Burns Country
Valid from 26th October until 28th February and available Monday to Friday, this Big Deal is a chance to head off into the countryside for the day while enjoying a cosy Ayrshire welcome from the staff at Lochside House Hotel.
This would be a great chance to enjoy a bit of one-on-one time with someone special. Alternatively, it would make an extra thoughtful Christmas gift.
Hotel by a loch
The Lochside is set within twenty acres of countryside and overlooks The Loch of the Lowes. Originally, it was a shooting lodge for the Marquis of Bute, and now combines a traditional Scottish welcome with 21st century luxuries.
Handily, the hotel is less than an hour’s drive from Glasgow and under two hours from Edinburgh, so it is easy to reach for a day trip.
This Big Deal is available Monday to Friday, with options for either the 2pm or 3.30pm afternoon tea sittings in The Afton Bar & Restaurant. Known as the Lochside’s ‘Jewel in the Crown’, The Afton’s glass exterior and wrap-around terrace means you can enjoy panoramic views of the loch, surrounding hills and Ayrshire countryside.
Your afternoon tea will include a selection of freshly prepared finger sandwiches, warm scones with cream and preserves, and a variety of cakes and sweet delights.
Afterwards, you could enjoy a stroll by the loch, or if you fancy a bit of a shop, head to Cumnock Factory Outlet to pick up some name brand name bargains (you may even want to book in some time at the hotel’s spa).
Other area highlights include Glaisnock Mansion House and Blackcraig Hill. Burns Cottage is around a half hour drive away.
Previous guests and visitors to Lochside House Hotel have left enthusiastic reviews on TripAdvisor, giving it a 4.5/5 average rating. Here is a recent review, which we have edited for length:
’...The staff were very friendly and helpful, although they were very busy they always had time for you. The setting for this hotel is beautiful, right beside a loch with the hills and countryside right next door…’
Perfect Christmas gift
Today’s Big Deal for afternoon tea for two from Lochside House Hotel & Spa in Ayrshire has got everything needed for a fabulous Christmas gift; a four-star hotel setting, a tasty afternoon tea spread, and panoramic views of The Loch of Lowes and surrounding countryside.