It is looking as though we are in for a beautiful summer.
Pack your sunnies and make the most of the season with today’s Big Deal on a stay at Hetland Hall Hotel in rural Dumfriesshire.
Set in eighteen acres of tranquil, private parkland, Hetland Hall Hotel is a graceful Georgian country house hotel – the perfect place to escape the city.
It really is a gorgeous setting and even offers views of two countries for the price of one, with vistas extending over the Solway Firth to the Lakeland peaks.
Available until the end of August, the Big Deal option one is for a one night stay for two people in a double or twin room with breakfast, a two course dinner from the table d’hôte menu and a glass of fizz on arrival.
Option two is for a two night stay in a double or twin room with breakfast, a two course dinner from the table d’hôte menu on the first night and a glass of fizz on arrival.
Rooms at Hetland Hall combine elements of contemporary and traditional décor. All rooms are ensuite, with free WiFi internet, hot drinks trays and flat screen television with digital satellite channels.
The hotel’s Copper Beech Restaurant offers a relaxed ambiance for dinner. Choose two courses from a table d’hôte menu that highlights local produce and contemporary culinary techniques.
Popular starters might be the king prawns in a Thai-style tempura batter or the cherry tomato and basil bruschetta, topped with melted buffalo mozzarella.
Among the main courses, options like the spiced venison Cumberland sausages, served on a bed of mashed potatoes, have many fans as do choices like the smoked salmon & pea risotto, flavoured with Parmesan and herbs.
Relax and explore
It may be tempting to linger in one of Hetland Hall’s elegant Georgian lounges over a coffee or cocktail. Certainly the comfortable sofas and log fires are difficult to resist.
The local region has plenty to offer though, from the grandeur of Caerlaverock Castle and a nearby Red Kite trail to the historic Burns trail in and around Dumfries.
The Hetland Hall Hotel has numerous admirers on TripAdvisor. Recent visitors left the following reviews:
‘A nice relaxing break. Received voucher for two night break at this hotel and thoroughly enjoyed our weekend. Staff are excellent and can’t do enough for you and no complaints about standard or portion size of the food. Thought enjoyed sitting in the lounge enjoying a drink or two in front of the roaring fire. Some parts of hotel needing a lick of paint…’
‘Very comfortable room in this well placed hotel. Stands in its own gardens which are nicely kept and has easy access to Dumfries and surrounding Scottish Border area. Staff are very helpful and friendly. Food of a good standard and plenty of it.’
The idyllic south-west
Your days of running away to Gretna Green may be behind you (or maybe not…) but don’t let that stop you heading off for a romantic break in that general direction.
Dumfriesshire is an ideal destination for a relaxed getaway and today’s Big Deal stay at the Hetland Hall Hotel is a great way to explore the region this summer.