Shhhh. We don’t want to jinx anything so we’ll whisper this: it looks like we’re having a proper summer.
Make the most of it by getting out of town and enjoying the beautiful Borders countryside with today’s Big Deal at the Macdonald Cardrona Hotel, Golf & Spa in Peebles.
The four-star Macdonald Cardrona is set on the banks of the River Tweed in the peaceful Scottish Borders.
Just 40 minutes outside Edinburgh and 90 minutes from Glasgow, it’s an easy to reach spot for anyone looking for a convenient getaway.
Today’s Big Deal comes in two tiers. Option one is valid seven days a week and is for two people to relax with an overnight stay in a classic twin or double room. The offer includes a three course dinner from the table d’hote menu in the award-winning Renwicks Restaurant and a full Scottish breakfast in the morning. Guests are advised that supplements apply to some dishes from the grill section.
Option two is for guests to add to their stay with a round of golf on the hotel’s magnificent Championship course or a 30 minute treatment in the hotel’s luxurious spa.
There may be availability to upgrade to an Executive room for a supplement of £30 per night payable direct to hotel.
Benefiting from views of the surrounding hills, the classic bedrooms feature rich, soft furnishings, comfortable beds, blackout curtains and luxury en-suite bathrooms with separate showers.
The proud holders of an AA Rosette, Renwicks Restaurant is an airy and inviting space, featuring panoramic views of the golf course and the Border hills. The chefs use only the finest Scottish beef, lamb, pork and wild white fish and, where possible, also source local, organic suppliers for the vegetables and dairy products.
As well as a full Scottish breakfast, guests will enjoy a three course dinner with coffee in Renwicks. The menu changes regularly but typical dishes might be the grilled fillet of wild cod with a spring onion and pancetta crust or the braised shoulder of Highland lamb, roast root vegetables and garlic mash.
Championship golf course
For many people, a round on the resort’s Cardrona Championship golf course will be a highlight of their stay and it’s available with option two of today’s Big Deal.
Designed by former Ryder Cup player Dave Thomas in 2001, the Par 72 parkland and woodland course prompted Sandy Lyle to comment that:
‘The Cardrona course will excite, challenge and thrill. I guarantee you won’t be disappointed’.
Indulge in a spa treatment
The Spa at Macdonald Cardrona Hotel is the perfect place to unwind and features an eighteen metre pool as well as a state of the art Technogym.
As part of the option two deal, guests can indulge in a 30 minute spa treatment from the wide range on offer.
Whatever treatment you choose, the expert staff will ensure that your time in the spa is as relaxing as possible.
See & do
Other available activities at the hotel’s activity centre include rock-climbing, abseiling, quad biking, archery or off-road driving. Alternatively, the mountain biking in the nearby Glentress Forest is superb.
The Macdonald Cardrona Hotel, Golf & Spa has plenty of enthusiastic reviews on TripAdvisor. This is what a recent guest had to say:
‘Lovely hotel. Just back from a 3 night break and had a lovely time. Hotel very nice. Staff very good. Food in restaurant excellent. Stayed in an excellent room looking over the golf driving range. Overall no problem. Would stay again.’