There are two approaches to the post-festive return to work.
One is all about self denial, dieting and looking for the new you in the gym.
The second is rather more enjoyable.
Ease gently into 2016 with today’s Big Deal on an overnight getaway for two at the four star Macdonald Cardrona Hotel, Golf & Spa in Peebles.
Just 40 minutes outside Edinburgh and 90 minutes from Glasgow, Macdonald Cardrona Hotel is set in the beautiful Borders countryside and is an easy to reach spot for a convenient getaway.
With a scenic location on the banks of the River Tweed, the award-winning hotel offers luxurious contemporary accommodation in timeless natural surroundings.
Eighteen metre pool
Today’s Big Deal is available seven days a week and is for two people to an overnight break in a classic double or twin room.
As well as a full Scottish breakfast, the offer includes a cream tea when you arrive followed by a three course set dinner in the evening.
All guests can enjoy using the leisure facilities such as the eighteen metre pool, the sauna, gym and steam room.
In addition, all guests are entitled to a 20% discount on pre-booked, full price spa treatments.
There is a £20 per night supplement for Saturday night stays throughout January and February, and in March there is a £10 per night supplement for Sunday to Friday night stays and £40 per night supplement for Saturday night stays.
Benefiting from views of the surrounding hills, the classic bedrooms feature rich, soft furnishings, comfortable beds, blackout curtains and luxury en-suite bathrooms with separate showers.
There is free WiFi throughout the hotel.
The proud holders of an AA Rosette, Renwicks Restaurant is an airy and inviting space, featuring panoramic views of the golf course and the Border hills. The chefs use only the finest Scottish beef, lamb, pork and wild white fish and, where possible, also source local, organic suppliers for the vegetables and dairy products.
The menu changes regularly but typical starters might be the smoked haddock from John Ross Jr of Aberdeen with a pannacotta, lemon and caper dressing.
Popular main courses include the braised shoulder of Highland lamb, roast root vegetables and garlic mash and the slow roasted belly of outdoor reared pork with Stornoway black pudding and apple purée.
See & do
The hotel’s activity centre offers rock-climbing, abseiling, quad biking, archery and off-road driving. Alternatively, the mountain biking in the nearby Glentress Forest is superb.
The hotel also has its own par 72 Championship course, designed by former Ryder Cup player Dave Thomas in 2001.
Finalise the 2015-2016 accounts or enjoy a leisurely eighteen holes? Decisions, decisions.
The Macdonald Cardrona Hotel, Golf & Spa has plenty of enthusiastic reviews on TripAdvisor. This is what a couple of recent guests had to say:
‘Very relaxing, Great way to wind down after busy work schedule and recharge batteries…. Hotel rooms spacious, comfortable and clean. Staff friendly and helpful. Good location just outside of Peebles. Will visit again.’
‘Relaxing break in comfortable surroundings with wonderful food. The quality of food served at dinner was wonderful. Each of us chose different things and we were all delighted with our choices. Our rooms were clean and the beds very comfortable. We found the staff helpful and friendly.’
Take a break
Whether you want to enjoy winter walks in the nearby forests, relax with a round of golf or simply escape the city for a night, today’s Big Deal in the Borders is a perfect winter tonic.
With vouchers valid until 30th March, there is no rush to relax.
Simply book in with today’s Big Deal and enjoy a revitalising start to 2016 at Macdonald Cardrona Hotel, Golf & Spa.