How are you going to spend your summer?
Work, Masterchef, bed. Repeat?
There are alternatives.
The Scottish Borders offer rock-climbing, abseiling, quad biking, archery, off-road driving and superb mountain biking at Glentress Forest.
If that all sounds rather energetic, it also has lots of gentle rambles; plenty of historic sites of interest; a smattering of stately homes and lots of lovely market town tea shops.
Enjoy them all by taking advantage of 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. Option one is for stays during July and option two is for August stays.
The offer includes a three course set dinner in the evening and 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. Of course, guests are also welcome to book spa treatments or a round of golf (not included in offer).
There is a supplement of £20 on Friday night stays and £50 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 a typical starter might be the ham hock and parsley terrine with piccalilli and toasted wholemeal bread.
Popular main courses include the braised rib blade of Scottish beef and the grilled fillet of wild hake served with Puy lentils, fennel confit and a sherry vinegar sauce.
Some dishes will incur a supplement.
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:
‘Pleasant break. Very nice hotel in a picturesque location. Food was exceptionally good for both the evening meal and breakfast. Very nice room overlooking the countryside… We will definitely be staying here again.’
‘Outstanding quality. The dining experience alone is worth the visit. Wonderful views at a stunning location. A lot to do in the surrounding areas. The spa offers a great chance to relax and the option to add treatments is welcome.’
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.
Simply book in with today’s Big Deal and make the most of the summer months with a revitalising Borders break at Macdonald Cardrona Hotel, Golf & Spa.