For hundreds of years, the monks of Dryburgh Abbey in the Borders were in the habit of living peaceful, tranquil lives.
These days, monks are rather rare around these parts but the peace and tranquillity remains.
Contemplate the good life with today’s Big Deal on a relaxing break at Dryburgh Abbey Hotel.
The St Boswells destination is on the banks of the River Tweed, next to the ruins of the abbey. The three star hotel the perfect spot for anyone keen to get away from it all while still enjoying levels of comfort which would make an otherwise observant monk cast off his cowl.
Country house hotel
Nestled in a magnificently wooded private estate, Dryburgh Abbey Hotel is a very special country house hotel.
Dating back to the mid-nineteenth century, the baronial hotel is situated in the heart of the Scottish Borders, just one hour from Edinburgh and Newcastle.
Surrounded by great golf courses, fantastic fishing, wonderful walking and some fine mountain biking, Dryburgh Abbey Hotel is a lovely spot in which to recharge the batteries.
Available seven days, option one of this Big Deal is for two people to enjoy an overnight stay in an ensuite Abbey Room with a full Scottish breakfast in the morning. The offer also includes a three course dinner.
Option two is for two people to enjoy two consecutive nights in an Abbey room on a dinner, bed and breakfast basis.
There is free WiFi throughout the hotel.
A £10 supplement applies to overnight stays on Friday or Saturday and a £15 supplement applies to two night stays that include a Friday or Saturday – this is payable directly to the hotel.
The kitchen at the Dryburgh Abbey Hotel loves to use fresh, seasonal Borders produce including vegetables and herbs from their walled kitchen garden.
A full Scottish breakfast each morning and a three course dinner is included in the offer. The Abbey Bistro is an informal spot for a menu of well prepared bar food favourites while the river view restaurant has an AA Rosette and serves dinner each evening – guests can choose whether they wish to dine in the bistro or restaurant.
See & do
The Borders offer fantastic walking, cycling and many sites of historical interest. Country sports are very popular in the surrounding area and the hotel has fishing rights to the River Tweed.
Alternatively, guests are welcome to take a gentle stroll around the grounds before retiring to the fireside in the lounge with a good book.
Please note that fishing is seasonal.
Pool and sauna
Those who have spent a long day on the hill or river will appreciate the indoor heated pool and sauna at the Dryburgh Abbey Hotel.
Dryburgh Abbey Hotel has been giving guests happy holidays for many a year. Taken from TripAdvisor, this is what a couple of recent visitors thought of their time at the hotel:
‘Amazing stay and the food in the restaurant is delicious. The rooms are extremely comfy with amazing views overlooking the Abbey and the river. Food in the restaurant is amazingly tasty and the staff are very approachable, happy and helpful. I felt like I was in my own home. We will return!’
‘Great stay. The hotel is in a beautiful setting overlooking the river Tweed. Our room had a beautiful view over the river and hotel grounds. The food in the bar was lovely and the service was very good… a great place for a short break.’
Easy to reach from the Central Belt, Dryburgh Abbey Hotel is ideal for a convenient mini-break.
With purchases valid until 7th April, this offer would make a perfect gift. Know anyone who would like to be whisked away for a country house break in the Borders?