If you are already planning to burn an effigy of your boss on Guy Fawkes night then you are almost certainly spending too long in the office.
De-stress, unwind and treat yourself to some fresh, country air with today’s Big Deal with the Mercure Peebles Barony Castle Hotel in the Borders.
It’s a cosy venue for a spring break and a great base from which to explore one of Scotland’s most colourful regions.
Easy access from Central Belt
Located by Peebles, just seventeen miles south of Edinburgh and within easy reach of Glasgow, the hotel is very convenient for a relaxing overnight break.
Available Sunday to Friday, this relaxing spring offer is for two people to enjoy an overnight stay in a double or twin room with a late check out until noon.
The offer includes a three course, seasonal, table d’hote dinner in the hotel’s stylish restaurant and a full Scottish breakfast in the morning.
In addition, guests can look forward to making full use of the hotel’s thermal spa experience.
And on top of all that, guests can also use a 20% discount on beauty treatments.
Guests can upgrade to a Privilege Room for a £15 supplement or Junior Suite for a £60 supplement.
16th century tower house
Now privately owned, Mercure Peebles Barony Castle Hotel was originally a 16th century tower house built by the Murrays of Blackbarony.
Sitting pretty in 25 acres of lush gardens, the grand exterior still looks like a fairytale castle but the Barony has been considerably altered since then. Not least in the introduction of all the modern comforts which you would expect to find in a 21st century hotel.
There is free WiFi in all of the hotel’s 78 ensuite rooms along with satellite TV and a hot drinks tray.
Guests can enjoy full use of the hotel’s leisure facilities including the thermal spa. Featuring a swimming pool, heated loungers, experience showers, swan necks, sauna and spa bath, it’s the perfect place to melt away the stress of everyday life.
The spa also offers a range of beauty treatments such as facials, hot stone massage and manicures. Big Deal bookers enjoy a 20% discount on beauty treatments which are booked in advance and taken during their stay.
The hotel’s restaurant is a contemporary space which plays with the building’s past history thanks to little touches like the antler light fittings.
Serving dishes from around the world, the restaurant has just been given a Healthy Living Award.
Typical dishes include starters such as the wood pigeon on a bed of beetroot and morel mushrooms; the confit duck leg and the traditional prawn cocktail.
Among the main courses, the steaks are always a hit as are the house burger and the seared fillet of sea bass on garlic crushed potatoes and steamed greens.
After eating, guests can enjoy a nightcap in the welcoming bar.
Mountain biking fans will know the fantastic Glentress woodland trails are a short drive away. The hotel has mountain bikes which are free for guests to use – perfect for exploring the trails in the hotel grounds.
There is also a games room with a large screen TV, pool table and board games.
Previous guests have been very enthusiastic with the hotel staff often receiving special mention for the warmth of their welcome. This is what a recent guest had to say on TripAdvisor:
‘Great all round. I went here for my birthday and it was excellent all round. The staff are very welcoming, helpful and friendly. The location was perfect as we went to Go Ape. Peebles is good for shopping. The food and facilities – pool, spa, sauna, bar, restaurant and sitting area – are all brill… I will be going back in the future.’
Very easy to get to from Glasgow or Edinburgh, the Mercure Peebles Barony Castle Hotel is ideal for a getaway break.
Treat yourself to some well deserved relaxation with today’s Big Deal on an overnight stay at this lovely hotel.