The Highlands are bonny but so are the Borders in bloom.
As the seasons change, the Borders come into their own and, whisper it, they are often rather less busy than some of the Highland hot spots.
Escape the city and enjoy a breath of fresh air in the Borders with today’s Big Deal on an overnight stay for two at the Mercure Peebles Barony Castle Hotel.
Located near Peebles, just seventeen miles south of Edinburgh and within easy reach of Glasgow, the hotel is very convenient for a relaxing break.
Peaceful Peebles getaway
This Big Deal comes in three options, all including a full Scottish breakfast, canapés & 175ml glass of wine each, 25% spa discount and full use of the leisure facilities.
Option one and two are for an overnight stay in a Classic double room, with a two course meal (starter and main or main and dessert) from the table d’hôte menu in the hotel’s 1536 Restaurant included in option two.
Option three is for a two night stay in a Classic double room with two course dinner on the first night and canapés & wine on one night only.
All options are available Sunday to Thursday.
Beautiful Barony Castle
Barony Castle Hotel was originally a 16th century tower house built by the Murrays of Blackbarony.
Located in the Borders, just seventeen miles south of Edinburgh and within easy reach of Glasgow, the hotel is very convenient for a relaxing break.
Sitting pretty in 25 acres of lush gardens, the hotel’s sweeping white exterior might still looks like a fairytale castle, but rest assured it has all of the modern comforts you would expect from a 21st century hotel.
Airy and comfortable rooms
Each of Barony Castle’s airy, modern ensuite rooms is decorated in soothing pastel shades with cheerful splashes of Scottish tartan.
You will be staying in a Classic double room, which includes free WiFi, satellite TV, a hairdryer and a hot drinks tray. Toiletries will also be provided.
For a twin room, guests are required to pay a £7.50 per night supplement.
With the Big Deal options two and three, you can enjoy a two course evening meal from the table d’hôte menu at the stylish, award-winning 1536 Restaurant on the first night of your stay.
The restaurant keeps in mind those with dietary requirements, and thrives on using local produce and exciting combinations to create appealing dishes for all. They have previously been awarded the Visit Scotland ‘Taste our Best’ award.
Menus can change seasonally, but expect to find starters like the soup of the day, chicken liver pate or grilled asparagus spears, and mains including chicken supreme, grilled Cajun salmon or wild mushroom linguine.
Desserts often include toffee apple crumble tart or gingerbread cheesecake. Guests can add a third course on for £4.95 each.
Supplements may apply to some dishes.
After dinner you can relax with a drink in the Murray Lounge, which has three 58” flat screen TVs, plus use of a PlayStation 4 and Xbox.
For lunches, snacks and casual meals, you can head to the hotel’s cosy Blue Dug Bar.
Leisure facilities and spa
Guests can enjoy full use of the hotel’s leisure facilities, including the thermal spa, with a 25% discount on spa treatments included in this deal.
The leisure club features a swimming pool, heated loungers, experience showers, swan necks, a sauna and a spa bath, making it the perfect place to melt away the stress of everyday life.
Then take your pick from a range of treatments, including body polishes, facials and massages, which might include use of top quality Priadara skin care products.
Explore the Borders
The fabulous Glentress woodland trails are a short drive away from the hotel and are great for hiking and mountain biking.
Dawyck Botanic Garden, Kailzie Gardens and the John Buchan Story Museum are other highlights of the area.
Escape to a fairytale castle
Available until the end of March, today’s Big Deal from Barony Castle Hotel has everything needed for a romantic stay, including stylish rooms, award-winning dining and indulgent leisure facilities.
With a 25% spa discount included, you may soon find yourself running out of excuses not to escape to the Borders this spring.