The Scottish countryside in spring can be a starkly beautiful spectacle, the sort of thing that can inspire poets.
Ayrshire’s rural idylls worked their magic on Burns, as did its charming hostelries.
Today’s Big Deal offers the kind of romantic woodland seclusion that inspires rhapsodies, in the elegant grounds of Enterkine House Hotel.
The hotel is a privately owned, four star, luxury country house hotel on a 300 acre Ayrshire estate in the heart of Burns country. Within a 40-minute drive of Glasgow, it’s the ideal setting for a short break.
Set discreetly amid the 300 acre estate, Woodland Lodge is only a stone’s throw from the main house but it feels like a secret hideaway.
Available seven days, the Big Deal is for two people to spend a night in the Woodland Lodge at Enterkine House Hotel, with full Scottish breakfast and a two course gourmet dinner.
Enjoy the pastoral seclusion of the Woodland Lodge. The charming exterior blends harmoniously with its natural woodland surroundings and opens to reveal an opulent and enchanting interior.
The romantic boudoir boasts a large double bed with sumptuous drapes and soft furnishings reminiscent of the French Regency period. Underfloor heating throughout keeps the Scottish springtime nip at bay.
Lodge facilities include en suite shower room, relaxation area with seating and a plasma TV/CD/DVD.
The deal includes a two course gourmet set dinner in Browne’s Restaurant, one of Scotland’s finest dining establishments. It’s an intimate and elegant space with an inviting atmosphere and great forest views.
The culinary creations live up to the setting. Master chef Paul Moffat uses freshly-sourced, Ayrshire produce in his creative contemporary menus, stylishly presented.
The options change regularly, according to seasonal availability. Highlights from recent menus include fillet of red mullet with baby fennel, asparagus and wild mushrooms; and breast of guinea fowl with aromatic red cabbage, salsify and morels. Standout desserts include assiette of chocolate and raspberries with mousse, jelly, sherbet and gratin.
All of which should give a sense of the invention and sophistication of the menus at Browne’s.
The Woodland Lodge at Enterkine House Hotel has enjoyed glowing reviews from guests on TripAdvisor; as these examples show:
‘My fiancee and I spent the night in the woodland lodge and loved it. It’s quiet and secluded but only a minute’s walk from the front door of the hotel. Great service from all the staff and the dinner in the restaurant was outstanding.’
‘Luxury at its best. Huge room done in style with everything you need. Bathroom is huge with a double shower.’
Within easy reach of Glasgow, Enterkine House Hotel is idea for a break from the hurly-burly of the city. We can’t think of a more romantic setting for an overnight escape than the Woodland Lodge.
Today’s Big Deal offers the chance to snap up a surprise getaway for that someone special, and would make a great gift.