Ladies dancing, lords-a-leapin’ and partridges in pear trees are all fine dandy – if not terribly practical.
When it comes to Christmas, we prefer elegant, country house breaks in the Borders.
Take up today’s Big Deal and enjoy an overnight stay in the elegant Roxburghe Hotel and Golf Course.
With vouchers valid until the end of March 2016, this offer would make a very special Christmas gift.
Set in gorgeous parkland, the hotel is part of the Duke of Roxburghe’s estate near Kelso in the beautiful Scottish Borders.
With a championship golf course and a full range of outdoor pursuits, The Roxburghe Hotel and Golf Course is a tremendous setting for a getaway break.
A little over an hour from Edinburgh and two from Glasgow, it is also conveniently close for a spot of rest and relaxation.
Originally a Scottish Jacobean country house, The Roxburghe Hotel and Golf Course has a rich and colourful history.
A hotel since 1982, the building’s period charm has been matched with contemporary comforts to create a stunning country retreat. Roaring open fires mean that it is also a cosy location for a leisurely break.
Available seven days a week, this Big Deal is for an overnight stay in a double or twin room at The Roxburghe. The offer includes a full Scottish breakfast.
All of the rooms offer amenities such as cosy bathrobes, free WiFi, Ipod docking stations and luxurious Arran Aromatics toiletries.
Depending on availability, there may be the option to upgrade to a Deluxe.
The Roxburghe Hotel and Golf Course is a member of The Collection, a group of small, luxury hotels under the management of ICMI.
The offer includes a full Scottish breakfast. Guests are also welcome to take other meals in the hotel’s Chez Roux restaurant.
The menu features dishes from the great Albert Roux who describes his cooking as ‘French classical cuisine with a flair and lightness, using local product as much as possible.’
The kitchen team work closely with the best of Borders food producers and use produce from the Roxburghe Estate itself. Wherever possible, all the food is local, seasonal and of the highest quality.
Typical dishes might be the Riesling-marinated guinea fowl breast served with crispy serrano ham and foraged Scottish girolles.
See and do in The Borders
As we mentioned, the hotel sits on the Roxburghe Estate and, as well as the championship golf course, the estate offers a wide range of activities from fishing to clay pigeon shooting and croquet.
There are plenty of great walks, both on the estate and nearby. Alternatively, you could visit nearby Floors Castle, stately home to the Duke of Roxburghe.
There is also the option to book a beauty treatment in the hotel’s Beauty Suite.
This four star country house hotel has attracted many glowing TripAdvisor reviews such as this:
‘Excellent hotel with well stocked bar and Chez Roux gourmet dining. Fabulous breakfast menu. Luxury room with free WiFi. Golf course in really good condition… Friendly and helpful staff.’
Great gift idea
This Big Deal would be perfect for anyone who would like to kick back and enjoy the tranquillity of an elegant break in the Scottish Borders.
With vouchers valid until the end of March 2016, this offer would also make a superb gift for anyone who likes to get a head start on their Christmas present list.
Finding a night at The Roxburghe Hotel and Golf Course in your Christmas stocking is sure to raise a big smile.