Hands up if your idea of a relaxing short break starts with trying to find your passport followed by an early morning appointment with airport security.
And now, hands up if your idea of a relaxing short break begins with a scenic drive through the Borders in summer.
Take it easy and enjoy a reviving Borders break with today’s Big Deal on short break 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
Option one is for two people to enjoy an overnight break in a Classic Double or Twin King Room.
The offer includes a bottle of Prosecco in your room on arrival followed by a three course set dinner in the evening. There is a full Scottish breakfast in the morning.
Option two is for a two night stay with Prosecco; three course set dinner on first night plus full Scottish breakfast.
All guests can enjoy using the leisure facilities such as the eighteen metre pool, the sauna, gym and steam room.
Guests can also make full use of a 20% discount on pre-booked spa treatments or golf. Simply make a booking when you make your room reservation.
Offer is available seven days a week with a £30 supplement for 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.
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 honey-whipped goat’s cheese with a fig, beetroot and caramelised walnut salad or the Scottish salmon rillettes with a smoked mackerel and apple salad.
Popular main courses include the braised rib blade of Scottish beef with button onions, streaky bacon, mashed potato and red wine jus or the grilled fillet of wild hake which is served with Puy lentils, fennel confit and a sherry vinegar sauce.
There will be a supplement for some dishes.
Everyone needs a little self indulgence from time to time and the spa at Macdonald Cardrona Hotel offers a great range of treatments from stress-busting massages to Elemis body nectar nourishing wraps.
You can use your 20% discount on pre-booked treatments.
The hotel has its own par 72 Championship course, designed by former Ryder Cup player Dave Thomas in 2001. As we mentioned, you can enjoy a 20% discount with today’s Big Deal.
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.
Guests can also take advantage of the hotel’s fishing rights and try to catch some Scottish salmon along the River Tweed.
The Macdonald Cardrona Hotel, Golf & Spa has plenty of enthusiastic reviews on TripAdvisor. These are excerpts from three recent visitors:
‘Fantastic views. Stayed for a spa break… Absolutely loved the place. Great room with stunning views. Spotlessly clean. Dinner in the Renwick Dining Room was outstanding. Breakfast was very good too. Walked a couple of times along the Tweed in the wonderful sunshine on a great pathway…’
‘Very nice getaway. Came to this lovely place with friends. Found amazingly nice view. Comfortable beds, very clean. Shower also very comfortable. Delicious breakfast and very friendly staff… Unfortunately lift was out of order…’
This contributor enjoyed time away with the family:
‘Made my Mum feel special. I’ve just spent the weekend with our family at the Cardrona for my mum’s 70th birthday. The reception she received and the attention that the staff gave us was greatly appreciated. They really made the weekend special for us all… The food and wine at dinner were excellent and the staff/restaurant rendition of Happy Birthday was a lovely surprise for her…’
Take a break
Whether you want to enjoy peaceful walks in the nearby forests, relax with a round of golf or simply escape the city for a night, today’s Big Deal is the perfect tonic.
With purchases valid until the end of September, there is no rush to relax.
Simply book in with today’s Big Deal and enjoy a refreshing Borders getaway at Macdonald Cardrona Hotel, Golf & Spa.