This Christmas, would you like to sweep away a couple (or your other half) on an break to one of Europe’s most romantic hotels?
Look no further.
With its 18th century elegance, dreamy rooms and sweeping parkland, it is safe to say that Balbirnie House is one of Europe’s most romantic hotels. And what’s more, it’s got the awards to prove it.
Named Scotland’s Wedding Hotel of the Year for a record breaking 12 consecutive years, it also won the title of Europe’s Best Romantic Hotel at the Haute Grandeur Global Awards in 2018.
Maybe that’s why it has become a pilgrimage destination for couples wanting to pin special ‘love locks’ to the hotel’s very own lover’s fence.
So why not make your own special pilgrimage with this Christmas gift for an overnight stay for two, including a £25 per person dinner spend?
This Christmas gift from Balbirnie House is for an overnight stay for two in a double or twin room, including a £25 per person dinner spend each in The Orangery restaurant.
Each guest room is individually decorated but they all share the same airy and romantic charm, artfully blending contemporary comforts with 18th century flourishes.
You also have the option of upgrading to a deluxe room for a supplement of £30 per guest. Deluxe rooms have king sized beds and parkland views for you to enjoy. Please arrange any upgrades directly with the hotel.
Children and pets are also welcome for a supplement.
This deal is available until the end of March. This means that you will have plenty of time to decide whether you want to enjoy country house luxury in autumn, winter or early spring.
You will dine in The Orangery restaurant, with a £25 per person dinner spend each.
Voted one of Scotland’s five most romantic restaurants by The Scotsman, The Orangery is a gorgeous glass ceilinged space decorated in shades of silver, copper and chocolate.
Offering classic and contemporary Scottish cuisine, it has become one of Fife’s special destination restaurants. Yet the relaxed, informal service means that you can sit back and unwind over your three course meal.
Menus shift with the seasons, but sample starters include the goat’s cheese cheesecake, the wood pigeon with spelt & roasted onion risotto and the smoked salmon roulade.
Mains might feature the pan-seared fillet of sea trout, the piri piri chicken breast and the cheese & roasted butternut squash ravioli, as well as a selection of steaks from the grill.
For pudding, expect temptations such as the caramelised banana tart, the Baileys crème brûlée and the strawberry Prosecco cheesecake verrine.
Explore fabulous Fife
Balbirnie House is in Glenrothes, close to Balbirnie Park Golf Club and Craig Donnelly Golf. It is also only a ten-minute drive from Fife.
Nearby attractions include the Scottish Deer Centre, Dunfermline Abbey and Deep Sea World. You might also want to take time to explore Falkland Palace, home of the Stuart Monarchs, or take a vintage steam train ride on the Fife Heritage Railway.
Balbirnie House has an excellent overall score of 4.5/5 on TripAdvisor, based on nearly 1000 reviews. Here is some recent praise from guests, edited for length:
‘My husband and I stayed here for 3 nights (tried for 5 but were booked up at the weekend). From the moment of arrival… we could not have asked for more polite, friendly or helpful staff. The room itself was divine. The adjoining golf club was very accommodating. I can highly recommend Balbirnie House to anyone wanting to feel spoiled.’
‘I would highly recommend Balbirnie. It’s a stately hotel with lots of old world charm. The food was really lovely. The restaurant staff were extremely attentive and service was excellent. We had a lovely deluxe room which was very comfortable, spacious and airy and the bed was very comfortable. I would highly recommend this hotel and will be back as soon as we can.’
‘This hotel is fabulous, went to a wedding and the food, service and rooms were of a very high standard. I would recommend this very much for a special occasion as well as for families or a romantic getaway.’
Escape to one of Europe’s most romantic hotels
If you are craving some special ‘us time’ with your loved one, then this Christmas Gift from Balbirnie House more than fits the bill. Once there you can enjoy exploring the 400 acres of grounds and dining on a three course meal for two in The Orangery (plus leaving your own ‘lover’s lock’, if you wish).
Available until the end of March, you will have until spring next year to plan your amorous escape. Needless to say, this would also make a wonderful surprise gift for a couple you know who are madly in love.