The Scottish countryside in winter can be a starkly beautiful spectacle, the sort of thing that can inspire poets.
Ayrshire’s rural idylls worked their magic on the national bard. We’re not guaranteeing that today’s Big Deal will inspire sonnets, but at least it might help you appreciate the more lyrical works of Burns.
Enterkine House 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.
Option one of this Big Deal is for two people to enjoy an overnight stay in a double room in the Kirk House at Enterkine House Hotel.
Option two is for an overnight stay for two in a Deluxe double room in the Main House at Enterkine.
Both options are available seven nights a week and include a full Ayrshire breakfast in the morning and a two course dinner from the set menu in the sumptuous Browne’s Restaurant.
Thoughtful extras include a 200ml bottle of Prosecco on arrival and late check-out. After all, as Burns wrote, ‘up in the morning’s no for me’.
Note that Friday and Saturday night stays carry a £10 supplement.
The main house offers six sumptuous Deluxe bedrooms with glorious views over the estate’s woodland.
In keeping with Enterkine’s luxury hotel status, the spacious rooms with high ceilings and large windows are individually furnished and decorated in a traditional style.
Kirk House is a substantial detached converted farmhouse in the grounds of the estate. A two minute walk from the main house, it has six comfortable cottage-style bedrooms with ensuite shower rooms.
The offer includes the opportunity to enjoy a two course dinner in Browne’s Restaurant, a refined 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, local ingredients in his creative contemporary menus, stylishly presented.
The menus change regularly, according to seasonal availability. Typical dishes might include breast of guinea fowl with aromatic red cabbage, salsify and morels; fillet of red mullet with baby fennel, asparagus and wild mushrooms, and iced honey parfait served with granola crumble, toffee sauce and golden raisins.
Enterkine House Hotel has no shortage of enthusiastic admirers on TripAdvisor. Recent reviews include the following:
‘What a magnificent place to stay at! Absolutely stunning building in a wonderful country setting in Ayr. The room was beyond fantastic with the most breathtaking views of the countryside; and the meals were brilliant, with a wide menu selection. The chef knew how to present an appealing and delicious meal.’
‘Staff were extremely pleasant and helpful at all times. Would highly recommend a visit if you need to chill and relax.’
The beautiful south
When the urban winter blues strike, there’s little better than a short break in beautiful surroundings. Especially when the deal includes the traditional luxuries offered by the Enterkine House Hotel.
Today’s Big Deal would be the ideal getaway after the rigours of the festive season.