For a taste of the rural idyll, the Scottish countryside in winter takes a lot of beating. In the colder months, the landscapes take on a stark, raw beauty that can inspire poets.
Ayrshire’s landscapes appealed to Burns, at least when he wasn’t carousing in the region’s welcoming hostelries.
Today’s Big Deal offers your own tranquil escape where you can pen sonnets, sip a warming malt and enjoy the cosy local hospitality 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. It’s the perfect winter getaway, just a short drive from the city.
Available seven days, the Big Deal is for two people to spend a night in a Kirk House double or twin room at Enterkine House Hotel, with full Scottish breakfast and a two course gourmet dinner.
Kirk House is a large detached cottage in the grounds of the estate, just a scenic two minute stroll from the main house. The Kirk House has its own secluded garden and private parking.
Rooms are all en-suite and comfortably furnished to a three star Guest House standard.
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 granita.
All of which should give a sense of the invention and sophistication of the menus at Browne’s.
The Kirk House at Enterkine House Hotel has enjoyed positive feedback from guests on TripAdvisor; as these examples show:
‘The Kirk House room was nice and very clean. The hotel is very nice and relaxing and the staff were very helpful and friendly. The food at breakfast and dinner was lovely and a varied menu. The grounds of the hotel are lovely and we managed to sit outside and enjoy the weather whilst there.’
‘Excellent location for a quiet getaway. Room very clean and warm.’
Within easy reach of Glasgow, Enterkine House Hotel is ideal for a break from the hurly-burly of the city. The comfortable Kirk House rooms offer that all-important touch of rustic tranquillity.
Today’s Big Deal offers the chance to snap up a surprise getaway for that someone special, and would make a great gift.