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A relaxing break doesn’t have to involve long haul flights, jet lag and holiday jags.
Sometimes the best breaks are a lot closer to home.
Avoid airport misery and kick back in the Borders with today’s Big Deal on a self-catering stay at Leithen Lodge at Innerleithen in the Borders.
With vouchers valid until the end of June, this offer could be used for a winter break or a summertime night away.
Nestled within the Moorfoot Hills, just 27 miles south of Edinburgh, Leithen Lodge offers self-catering accommodation in a historic setting.
The Lodge is stunning. An A listed house, it is a fine example of Scottish Renaissance style with Arts and Craft detail and Jacobean panelling.
Many of the rooms have wonderful period features including ornate cornicing and plasterwork.
Making the most of the surrounding countryside, the venue prides itself on offering a chance to unwind on the banks of Leithen Water, not to mention the many walks and biking routes in the area.
The grounds feature a walled garden, orchard walk and a lochan running into Leithen River.
Available seven days a week, this offer is for two people to enjoy an overnight stay in Avalon, a fully furnished self catering apartment in Leithen Lodge.
A spacious apartment, Avalon has a bedroom sitting room and well equipped kitchen with dining area.
As well as cream tea on arrival, the offer includes three spa treatments for each guest: back, neck and shoulders massage; express Indian head massage and Guinot facial. Choose between a hydraclean or hydradermie treatment.
There is a £10 per night supplement for Friday, Saturday and Sunday stays.
Well equipped apartments
Accommodation is made up of a series of individually decorated, self-catering apartments in the Lodge.
Each apartment is comprehensively equipped with crockery, DVD and CD players, cooker, microwave, dishwasher and fridge freezer.
On the occasions when you don’t want to cook, guests can order in meals and breakfast, lunch or dinner hampers.
See & do
There is plenty to see and do in the surrounding area. Guests can enjoy rambling walks through the estate and bird watchers will find lots to keep them entertained.
Horse riding, mountain biking and Nordic walking facilities are all available nearby while local historical sites include Traquair House, Rosslyn Chapel, Melrose Abbey, Jedburgh Abbey and Floors castle.
Lots of visitors have enjoyed their stay at Leithen Lodge and left enthusiastic reviews on TripAdvisor. We have edited these for length:
‘Leithen Lodge is a very charming house, in beautiful (though comms free!) surroundings… All rooms very nicely decorated, cosy and warm, and plenty of room. As part of our stay we had an hour long spa treatment – back massage, facial and head massage in a soothing spa room. Everyone suitably relaxed and impressed with treatments. All round a lovely stay in a lovely house, with very helpful and friendly staff. Will hopefully make it back soon!’
This guest enjoyed the peace and quiet:
‘Memorable. Thankfully there are still places to stay that are unique and unforgettable. Do you want Hilton Express across the entire world? This old and atmospheric house and estate provide something serene and historic. There is a feeling of an age long gone but sympathetically brought back to life… There is so much to see and do in the surrounding area, including the massage just across the courtyard. Lay your everyday cares aside – and enjoy!’
The Borders are beautiful and convenient to get to. Take a short break and explore them from this comfortable base at Leithen Lodge.
Trust us – it’s a lot easier than braving the Squeazy jet.