If ‘be more romantic’ is top of your New Year resolutions list then today’s Big Deal with Melville Castle will make it a very easy one to keep.
Few things say romance quite as effectively as a break in a castle hotel and a Melville Castle stay can have a powerful effect on visitors.
A recent guest left this review on TripAdvisor recently: ‘The visit was so perfect I proposed to my future wife on our stay. If you want romance, this is the place to stay.’
We could also mention that the 18th century sits in extensive parkland grounds and, over the centuries, has hosted distinguished guests such as Queen Victoria and Sir Walter Scott.
It’s also very easy to get to.
Located just twenty minutes from the centre of Edinburgh, Melville Castle combines the elegant period features of its long and illustrious heritage with contemporary comforts and service.
Available seven days a week, this splendid offer is for two people to stay overnight in a classic double or twin room with a full Scottish breakfast and your choice of a two course lunch or
Late check out to noon means that you won’t need to rush your morning.
Classically furnished and individually decorated, the rooms feature complimentary Internet access, crisp linen sheets; fluffy white towels; enchanting views of the surrounding woodland and decadent Gilchrist and Soames toiletries.
Seasonal Scottish cuisine
As we mentioned, in addition to a full cooked breakfast in the morning, guests can choose between afternoon tea and a two course lunch in the hotel’s Brasserie Restaurant and Cellar Bar.
The Head Chef at Melville Castle serves seasonal, modern Scottish Cuisine with a strong focus on high quality, locally sourced ingredients.
The menus change regularly but typical starters include the gravadlax of Wester Ross salmon with pickled cucumber, lemon, wholemeal bread and dill mayo while popular main courses include the roasted breast of duck, with dauphinois potatoes, butternut squash, curly kale and a Grand Marnier sauce.
Bottle of wine
If both guests have a three course dinner in the hotel then the Brasserie will include a complimentary bottle of house wine.
Melville Castle has been wowing visitors for over 200 years. This is what a recent, extremely enthusiastic guest thought of the venue on TripAdvisor.
This guest doesn’t appear to have got engaged during her stay but still found the hotel enchanting:
‘Great hotel, excellent dinner. My partner and I stayed at the hotel for my birthday. The hotel is beautiful with lots of character and gives you a real feeling of staying in a castle. Our room was very clean, well equipped and had beautiful views. The dinner was a real treat. It was the highlight of our stay and I would definitely recommend it!’
All that we can add is: who wouldn’t want to be carried off to an eighteenth century castle for a romantic tryst?
Start 2015 as you mean to go on. Whisk that special someone off to Melville Castle and get the new year off to a romantic start.