Pouring rain. Crowded trains. Frowning faces. You could be forgiven for feeling slightly grumpy about it all.
What if we told you that it didn’t have to be this way? What if we told you that there was, in fact, a secluded country house escape just waiting for you to find it?
One with rustic fine dining, an enchanting garden spa and acres of woodlands to explore?
If this piques your fancy, then step right over here for today’s Big Deal for an overnight stay for two at the award-winning Trigony House Hotel & Garden Spa.
Luxury overnight stay for two
Trigony House Hotel & Garden Spa is a relaxed four star country house escape in the heart of Dumfries and Galloway. Set in over four acres of mature woodlands and gardens, it is a lovely spot to explore in both autumn and winter.
The hotel’s award-winning restaurant serves rustic cuisine in a casual fine dining setting and there is also a bar area that you can eat in too.
The boutique Garden Spa includes an outside, wood-fired Swedish hot tub, Finnish sauna cabin and range of organic treatments.
The hotel is convenient to reach as it is just over an hour’s drive from Glasgow and less than two hours from Edinburgh.
Choice of four experiences
Today’s Big Deal has four options, depending on just how deluxe you want your stay to be:
Option one is for an overnight bed & breakfast stay with tea & cakes for two on arrival and a glass of Prosecco each. Option two includes dinner.
Option three adds on an extra night, with dinner both nights, and option four beefs up this already-extravagant two night stay with an ishga massage each.
Dinner will be a three course meal from the set menu.
All four options include an early check-in of 2pm and a late check-out of noon.
Overnight stays are available from Sunday to Thursday, and two night stays are available seven days a week, until the 4th March 2020.
There is a £35 per room, per night supplement for Friday and Saturday stays, payable directly to the hotel.
Super comfortable rooms
Trigony House Hotel has nine well appointed en-suite rooms. Each has its own unique character and is individually furnished with fine handpicked luxury items.
Most rooms have views over either the gardens and Lowther Hills to the East or the Kier Hills to the West. All are decorated in a traditional style with a soft, soothing pastel colour scheme.
On arrival, you can enjoy the perk of a butler’s tray with homemade shortbread, tea, hot chocolate and real coffee. Then you can pamper yourself with luxury organic toiletries from ishga on the Isle of Lewis. When it is time for sleep, you can enjoy a good night’s rest on your hand-sprung mattress dressed with fine Egyptian linen.
Other room features include free WiFi, a DVD player, flat-panel TV, air conditioning, desk and hairdryer. An iron with a board can be provided on request.
If you choose options two, three or four then you can enjoy a three course meal on each night of your stay.
The restaurant at Trigony House has won various awards for its cuisine and offers a relaxed fine dining experience complemented by a carefully chosen wine list.
Everything on the menu is made from scratch, from the deliciously aromatic bread to the decadent honey & whisky ice cream. All ingredients are sourced locally, with much of it being free range and organic. From summer to autumn the hotel’s walled garden supplies vegetables, herbs and fruit, meaning flavours are incredibly fresh.
Menus can change seasonally, but expect dishes such as the braised Scottish beef with porcini mushrooms, red wine and roast garlic mash, the fillet of fennel scented Scottish hake with a lemon & saffron risotto and the slow-roast belly of pork with apple mash and a calvados & cider glaze.
Vegetarians can treat themselves to dishes such as the leek, tarragon & Loch Arthur cheddar soufflé or the Sri Lankan coconut vegetable curry with basmati rice.
See & do
Trigony House can organise a range of activities for you, including horse riding, falconry, classic & vintage car hire, off-road driving, fishing and cycling.
Other visitor attractions such as Ellisland Farm, the Robert Burns Centre and Dumfries Museum are a convenient drive away.
If you enjoy walking, then you can explore the beautiful rolling hills of the Southern Uplands to the north and the dramatic cliff top walks of the Solway Coast to the south. Golf enthusiasts can unwind with a round at Thornhill course.
Trigony House has a strong overall TripAdvisor score of 4.5/5. Here is some recent praise lavished on the hotel by one of its guests:
‘Trigony is a classic privately owned small country house hotel, offering the sort of personal, charming and professional service of a bygone age. The rooms are comfortable without being fussy. The lounge cosy. The cuisine excellent, and always changing. The wine list and choice of gins and whisky wouldn’t be out of place in the best of restaurants. The fact that they welcome dogs makes the whole experience a little more chummy, although the dogs can be more chilled than their owners! The location is also gorgeous. Too many people fly by as Dumfries is between the Lakes and The Highlands. That’s a shame, although it does mean the experience is less crowded and touristy than its better known hinterland. There is some spectacular scenery here, rolling hills, wild moors and a great coastline. Trigony is a perfect homely hotel to base yourself in. Proof that when done well, British country hotels are unique, comfortable and charming.’
Delightful Dumfries escape
Whether you want to cosy up with your other half for some winter magic, or you fancy surprising them with an especially romantic break, today’s Big Deal from Trigony House has plenty to offer.
This include perks such Prosecco, tea & cakes on arrival and a lovely lazy late check-out. In other words, everything you need for a full-on luxury country house experience.
Plus as this deal is available until early March 2020, you can even experience the hotel in the beginnings of spring.