What’s Included

Stay in family-run hotel

Includes dinner spend

Available seven days

Close to outlet shopping village

Ideal gift

As romantic invitations go, ‘Fancy running away to Gretna Green with me?’ remains a classic.

Especially when followed by irresistible sweet nothings along the lines of for ‘a relaxing mini-break with dinner, within strolling distance of the outlet shopping village.’

Civilisation has come on leaps and bounds since the era when a Gretna break meant tipping the local blacksmith for a basic wedding package and staying one step ahead of an irate mob of pursuing relatives.

Today’s Big Deal keeps the romance and takes the stress out of a Gretna break, with an idyllic getaway in The Gables Hotel.

Of course, with validity until March 2019, it would also make a perfect gift, with Christmas approaching fast.

Border break

The Gables Hotel is an inviting, family-run detached property which unsurprisingly popular as a wedding destination.

The graceful Edwardian building enjoys elegant grounds with extensive lawns and attractive floral borders. The atmosphere is laid-back and friendly, encouraging return visits.

Do a bit of shopping

Valid until the end of March 2019, this is a very flexible offer. The hotel’s proximity to the Gretna Gateway outlet village means that you could use this Big Deal for some well-deserved shopping.

Of course, it would also make a romantic gift. With late check-out to noon, it’s ideal to stretch out the chill time.

Comfortably furnished rooms

Available seven days, the Big Deal option one is for a one night stay for two people in a standard double or twin room with breakfast.

Option two is the same as option one, and includes an £18 per person dinner spend.

Option three is for a two night stay in a standard double or twin room with breakfast both mornings and an £18 per person dinner spend on the first night.

Bedrooms at The Gables are comfortably furnished in a traditional style, with en suite bathrooms.

To make your stay extra-special, there is the option to upgrade to one of the feature rooms at The Gables, for an additional charge.

There is a £20 per room supplement for Saturday nights.

Seasonal dining

The spacious Gables restaurant serves traditional Scottish cuisine with a distinctive contemporary twist. Dishes change to reflect the availability of seasonal produce.

The Big Deal includes an £18 per person dinner spend on the first night. Typical dishes might include starters such as chicken liver parfait or twice-baked cheese soufflé and mains such as pan-roasted Scottish salmon or roast confit of duck leg with gnocchi, spinach and roast celeriac.

Gretna and around

Gretna Gateway outlet village is just a five-minute stroll from the hotel (although it might take ten minutes to get back, laden with all your bargains). Keen shoppers will find a diverse selection of great deals here from leading brands such as Marks & Spencer, Nike, Clarks and Cadbury.

Shopping aside, the obvious sightseeing highlight is the famous blacksmith’s shop on Gretna Green, where English elopers have been getting married since 1754.

Happy guests

The Gables has accumulated plenty of admiring reviews on TripAdvisor. Recent guests left the following reviews. We have edited for length:

‘Nice short break… Lovely hotel, nice easy check-in, large comfortable room. Food in restaurant was very good with great choice from menu… Would stay here again and also recommend to friends.’

‘Just spent three days on an autumn break… The room was clean and well furnished. The deal included an evening meal… The food was good with plenty of choice, the service was good as it was in the rest of the hotel. We used this hotel as a centre to explore the Dumfries & Galloway coast. There are plenty of attractions along this coast. We visited the castle at Caerlaverock, RSPB reserve at Mersehead (good coastal walk) and National trust at Rockcliffe.’

‘Another excellent visit. Just returned from another successful trip to this lovely hotel. Very warm, friendly welcome… The evening meals were beautifully presented and very good as were the good portioned breakfasts… Location great for the Gretna Green gateway shopping outlet and only ten miles from Carlisle. Planning another visit after Christmas. Thoroughly recommend for a good value trip.’

Romance and retail

Whether it’s shopping or the history of hasty matrimony that take your interest, Gretna is a fascinating destination for a mini-break.

Today’s Big Deal at The Gables in Gretna offers a great opportunity to enjoy a little quality time with your loved one, your credit card and your shopping bags.

It would make a fantastic Christmas present and would also be very welcome as a romantic break.

From £69
Usually £139
Discount 50%
Saving £70

Important Information

Valid from 08.10.18 until 28.03.19.

Available 7 days a week. There is a £20 per room supplement for Saturday night stays.

Unavailable 22.12.18 – 01.01.19.

The Big Deal option 1 is for an overnight stay for 2 people in a standard double or twin room with breakfast.

Option 2 is for an overnight stay for 2 people in a standard double or twin room with breakfast + £18 per person dinner spend.

Option 3 is for a 2 night stay for 2 people in a standard double or twin room with breakfast both mornings + £18 per person dinner spend the 1st night.

Dinner spend cannot be carried over from 1st night.

Vegetarian options available – please advise the hotel in advance.

Option to upgrade room for an additional charge.

Advance booking required.

Please note, once a booking has been made, the hotel cancellation policy is applicable with regards to refunds or extensions.

No cancellations can be made once a booking is in place.

Check-in from 2pm; late check-out to noon.

Multiple purchases permitted and may be used consecutively.

Children welcome; age 2 and under stay free, travel cots can be provided for a supplementary charge of £10. Ages 3-14 charged a supplement of £15 per child, meals payable as taken; payable directly to hotel. Max of 2 children.

The hotel is dog friendly. Dogs welcome at £15 per dog per stay. Please discuss with and pay directly to the hotel.

There is no wheelchair access at the hotel.

Free parking available.

Subject to availability and allocation. The beginning and end of validity period is often busiest. Please book early to avoid disappointment.

Percentage discount taken from rack rate.

Please refer to our T&Cs for full information.


Gables Hotel
1 Annan Road
DG16 5DQ

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