So what’s it to be – spa session or afternoon tea?
If your answer is ‘both, both, both!’, then we’re totally on the same page.
That’s why we are delighted that those lovely people at Macdonald Houstoun House are offering two Elemis spa treatments plus afternoon tea with today’s Big Deal.
Now your only dilemma will be choosing which treatments you want to try…
Time out to chill
Today’s Big Deal is for one or two people to enjoy a spa experience at the four-star Macdonald Houstoun House.
As well as afternoon tea, you can enjoy full use of the leisure facilities and a choice of two Elemis treatments.
Whether you are longing for a solo escape or fancy a bonding session with your best friend or partner, you will feel totally revived by the end.
This deal is available Sunday to Friday until the end of October.
Choice of two Elemis treatments
You can pick two of the following:
Elemis Superfood Pro-Radiance Facial – a nutritional boost, rich in superfoods and essential minerals designed to pack stressed, dull skin with energising, detoxifying actives. Clinically proven to leave skin plumper, radiant and lit up with good health
Elemis Freestyle Deep Tissue Back Massage – your therapist will select an aromatic oil according to your needs, be it muscle pain, stress relief, relaxation or balance. The flowing massage will then work deeper into the tension, encouraging optimum circulation
Elemis Intensely Cleansing Salt Scrub (Lime & Ginger or Frangipani) – fragranced salt will gently slough away dead skin cells, encouraging the regeneration of new cells. This leaves a smooth and responsive canvas, ready to absorb the deeply nourishing body oil
Elemis Best Foot Forward Treatment – take a load off with this foot-focused tension releaser. Lower legs and feet are thoroughly exfoliated, bathed and massaged. Feet are left nourished, soft and smooth
All treatments last twenty five minutes. Alternative ones may be available at a supplementary charge, just ask when making your reservation.
Relaxing leisure facilities
You will also be welcome to bliss out in the hotel’s Vital Health Club & Spa.
As well as a sauna, steam room and fully equipped Technogym, there is a warm pool overlooking the surrounding woodlands. So you can lie back, bask in the water and enjoy the view.
Handmade afternoon tea
After your treatments, you can sit down to enjoy an afternoon tea whipped up by the kitchen team.
This will include finger sandwiches, assorted fresh fine pastries, mouth-watering cakes, and fluffy scones with Devonshire clotted cream & strawberry preserve. You can also choose between a selection of teas or coffee.
Set in twenty two acres of beautiful woodlands just west of Edinburgh, Macdonald Houstoun House is an elegant country hotel and retreat.
Once visited by Mary Queen of Scots, the historic building has the classic grace of a 16th century Tower House at its heart. In other words, it’s the perfect place to escape to for a bit of a pampering session.
Macdonald Houstoun House has plenty of recommendations on TripAdvisor. Here are a few, which we’ve edited for shortness:
‘A taste of luxury in a beautiful setting… Set in the countryside with a large, well laid-out and stunning garden. This was a very pleasant one night stay and would have liked to have stayed for a few more.’
‘Lovely stay. I stayed here recently for three nights…The room was lovely and the bed was honestly one of the best I’ve ever slept in… Dinner in the restaurant and bar were great and breakfast was a brilliant way to start the day. Also enjoyed the gym facilities. Thank you for a great stay!!’
‘The grounds and buildings are really beautiful. A fantastic piece of Scottish architecture with the bonus that it is a superb hotel…the pool was just what was needed after a long day… followed by a simple but excellent dinner in the vaulted pub and a sound night’s rest in a very comfortable room.’
Head to a heavenly haven
Whether you would enjoy some solo me-time or a romantic escape with your other half, today’s Big Deal offers everything you need for a luxurious treat.
This includes a four-star woodland hotel setting, heated pool and sumptuous afternoon tea. By the end of the day, you will feel completely and utterly spoiled. Oh go on, you‘ve earned it.