Confucius is credited with saying ‘Choose a job you love and you will never have to work a day in your life.’
If, on the other hand, you would quite like to turn up to work one morning and find that the earth had swallowed up your entire office then you will need to take breaks. Lots of them.
Today’s Big Deal on an overnight B&B stay at the Knock Castle Hotel and Spa is just the cure for anyone who has been back at work a couple of weeks and already fancies a getaway stay.
Sitting pretty above the old drovers’ town of Crieff, Knock Castle Hotel and Spa is only a short drive from Glasgow or Edinburgh but its tranquil grounds mean that it seems worlds away from the stress of the Central Belt.
Nestling in the idyllic hills of the Strathearn Valley, the hotel was formerly the 19th century baronial home of Scottish shipping magnate Lady MacBrayne.
Today’s Big Deal is for an overnight stay in either a Lomond Room within the hotel or, in one of the large rooms in the Castle Lodge, which sits at the foot of the hotel’s gardens.
Designed in the same luxurious style as the main building, the Lodge’s vast rooms are ideal for a couple looking to get away from it all and the building also features lounge, dining room and a lift to all floors.
As well as a relaxing back, neck and shoulders massage for each of you, the Big Deal gives you full use of the gym and pool complex which offers a wide range of facilities including sauna, steam room, Jacuzzi and spa bath. The heated indoor pool has relaxing views onto the Hotel’s wooded gardens.
As part of the Big Deal, you can also benefit from a 20% discount on any further spa treatments that you choose to book.
A cooked breakfast is included in the deal and, if you also decide to take other meals at the hotel, then you can enjoy the superb views from the new rooftop restaurant. Freshly cooked, local produce takes pride of place on the menu.
If you both order a three course table d’hote meal then the hotel will give you a complementary bottle of wine to enjoy with your food.
While not valid for Valentine’s Day itself, today’s Big Deal would make a romantic Valentine’s Day gift. Who wouldn’t be pleased to open their Valentine’s Day card and discover that they were being whisked off to a castle for a night?