Christmas is always a joy. Especially the chance to spend so much time with the in-laws.
However, by the end of the festive period, many of us feel about as frazzled as the final piece of tinsel to be pulled from the tree.
Which is where today’s Big Deal on a refreshing break in a welcoming country house hotel comes in.
Set in five acres of elevated parkland near Lockerbie, and with stunning views of the beautiful Scottish countryside, the four star Best Western Dryfesdale Country House Hotel is a tranquil location for a revitalising getaway.
Valid from early January to the end of March 2018, this offer would be ideal for a recuperative escape after a hectic Yuletide.
It would also make a lovely Christmas gift for anyone who could make good use of a country retreat in the early part of 2018.
Under an hour and a quarter from Glasgow and just over 90 minutes from Edinburgh, the Dryfesdale Country House Hotel has all the character you would expect of a building which dates back to 1762.
While it retains many period charms, the hotel has all the modern comforts that today’s guests expect.
Available seven days
Available seven days a week, option one is for a couple to enjoy an overnight stay in a double or twin room at the Dryfesdale. A full Scottish breakfast is included in the offer.
Option two is for a two night stay with a two course dinner on the first night plus a full Scottish breakfast each morning.
Individually designed, all of the rooms are fully ensuite with superb views of the hotel grounds and surrounding countryside.
Dinner is a starter and main course from the set menu in the cosy Kirkhill Bar and Brasserie.
The set menu changes regularly but popular starters include the warm tomato and basil bruschetta and the fantail of melon with berry compote.
The selection of main courses might include our old friend fish and chips, pasta arrabiatta or the ever popular pie of the day.
See & do by Lockerbie
The beautiful countryside surrounding the Best Western Dryfesdale Hotel offers lots of brilliant sights and activities.
From Caerlaverock Castle to Galloway Forest Park, there is no shortage of good walks while adventure lovers will relish the chance to go mountain biking, quad biking or try out some water sports.
The hotel has its very own nine hole putting green with putters and golf equipment available from reception free of charge. Of course, there are also several eighteen hole golf courses nearby.
Previous visitors have loved the Best Western Dryfesdale Hotel. It scores a fantastic 4.5/5 on TripAdvisor and, edited for length, this is what a couple of recent, returning guests had to say on the site:
‘As always the welcome was friendly and efficient. We have stopped here several times over the years. The room was warm and very comfortable and we had a perfect, quiet night to sleep and refresh ourselves. Outside our window we had the fun of watching sheep in the field… The food was wonderful… the chef went the extra mile to ensure it was tasty and appealing…’
‘We’ve stayed here before a couple of times and Glen and his staff continue to impress! The hotel has had a makeover since our last visit and looks amazing. The food is excellent and the staff are ALL friendly and helpful.’
The Best Western Dryfesdale Country House Hotel offers a peaceful and comfortable countryside escape.
If that sounds like bliss after a frenzied Christmas period then bag this Big Deal and book in.
As we said, this would also make an elegant Christmas present.