Snowy weather may have turned Scotland into the set of an apocalyptic movie recently (no bread in the Spar!), but take heart – spring is almost here.
Which means that it’s time to start planning that romantic break with your other half. How does a fairytale castle, leisure facilities and luscious dining sound to you?
You can enjoy all of this and more with today’s Big Deal from Mercure Peebles Barony Castle Hotel in the Scottish borders.
Peaceful Peebles getaway
This Big Deal is for an overnight getaway at Barony Castle with full Scottish breakfast, a bottle of wine and a £28 per person spend on a three course a la carte meal.
You can enjoy the added perks of a 25% spa discount and checkout at noon (meaning you can enjoy an extra pool and sauna session before you leave).
There will be a £15 supplement for Friday bookings and a £30 supplement for Saturday bookings.
Beautiful Barony Castle
Mercure Peebles 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 Room, which includes free WiFi, satellite TV, a hairdryer and a hot drinks tray. Mercure Hotels toiletries will also be provided.
Barony Castle’s Head Chef William Thomson has a track record of winning AA Rosettes for the restaurants he oversees, so you can expect something special from the dining.
With the Big Deal, you can enjoy a £28 per person spend on a three course a la carte evening meal at the stylish, award-winning Thomson’s @ The Castle restaurant.
Menus can change seasonally, but expect to find dishes such as the noisette of Borders lamb, venison & pork; the seared escalope of Scottish salmon, and the grilled halloumi served with Provencal vegetables.
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 May, today’s Big Deal from Mercure Peebles Barony Castle Hotel has everything needed for a romantic stay, including stylish rooms, award-winning dining and indulgent leisure facilities.
With complementary house wine and a 25% spa discount included, you may soon find yourself running out of excuses not to escape to the Borders this spring.
This deal would also make a lovely surprise gift for your other half.