What have you got planned for the next few weeks?
Head down, nose to the grindstone, put in some extra hours at work and then get on top of the spring cleaning?
Or a relaxing overnight summer break in the beautiful Scottish Borders.
We’ve made our minds up.
See you in the pool 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 for two people to enjoy an overnight break in a classic double or twin room.
The offer includes a cream tea on arrival followed by a three course set dinner in the evening. There is a full Scottish breakfast in the morning.
All guests can enjoy using the leisure facilities such as the eighteen metre pool, the sauna, gym and steam room.
Option one is for Sunday to Thursday night stays. Option two is for Friday or 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.
The Macdonald Cardrona Hotel, Golf & Spa has plenty of enthusiastic reviews on TripAdvisor. This is what a couple of recent guests had to say:
‘Perfect getaway, comfiest beds and friendly staff… The receptionist could not have been more helpful and was very friendly, I felt very welcome despite me wearing dirty bike kit from a day riding at Glentress… the pool facilities, the pool, steam room and sauna were great. We had booked dinner in the hotel and I’m so glad we did, despite the menu seeming limited (most hotels tend to have a small menu in all fairness), the food was beautiful! I am a vegetarian and the options were so tasty, I was so relieved.’
‘We were looked after by Nicky who was very professional and friendly. Another waiter, Joseph, had my boyfriend and I cracking up most of the night and the next morning at breakfast… The bed was huge and very comfy, the hotel’s location means it is very quiet at night which was perfect for us. Breakfast unsurprisingly was lovely as well. I really have no complaints about this hotel, I will definitely be back as soon as I can. Very well done to all staff.’
‘Nice break. Lovely peaceful setting, great spa, lovely rooms and the food was amazing, could not fault anything. Have been to this hotel several times over a number of years and it’s never disappointed. The girls in the spa are lovely and the massage was excellent.’
Take a break
Whether you want to enjoy summer 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 the perfect tonic.
With vouchers valid until 31st July, there is no rush to relax.
Simply book in with today’s Big Deal and enjoy a refreshing Borders break at Macdonald Cardrona Hotel, Golf & Spa.