Jet-setting to a European capital for a break is all fine and dandy.
However, there are times when you just can’t face the airport security check; dealing with foreign currency and arriving at an airport which requires a two hour transfer to your hotel.
Enjoy a rather more convenient break with today’s Big Deal from the luxurious Macdonald Crutherland House hotel.
Country house charm
Set in 37 acres of peaceful wood and parkland on the outskirts of East Kilbride, Macdonald Crutherland House was built in 1705 as a dower house for Lady Dowager of Torrance Castle.
Now a four star, country house hotel, Macdonald Crutherland House is a comfortable spot for a convenient getaway.
Available seven days a week, this relaxing offer is available in two versions – one valid from Sunday to Friday, and the second valid on Saturday with a £20 supplement.
The deal is for two people to stay one night in a classic double or twin room, with full Scottish breakfast and a three course dinner from the prix fixe menu.
Also included is full use of leisure facilities and a cream tea for both guests.
Large beds, a hot drinks tray and luxury en-suites are standard in the rooms and free WiFi is available.
2 AA Rosettes
Dinner in The Restaurant is a gastronomic treat. Hung with a collection of historic paintings, The Restaurant has been awarded two AA Rosettes for its imaginative take on Scottish dishes.
The prix fixe menu changes seasonally but typical choices might include a starter of honey-whipped goat’s cheese with compressed watermelon, green beans, hazelnuts followed by the braised belly of outdoor-reared pork with black pudding mash, apple purée, creamed Savoy cabbage and pancetta jus.
Another option might be the grilled fillet of Scottish salmon with pepperade, sautéed potato and wilted spinach.
Take it easy after your meal with a dram in the Cocktail Bar and Lounge.
Cream tea is a fortifying combination of Clipper pyramid tea served with fluffy scones, Tip Tree strawberry preserve, unsalted butter and Devonshire clotted cream.
The hotel’s Vital Health and Wellbeing Club is an elegant spot and full use of the leisure facilities is part of the deal.
The eighteen metre pool has glass walls which fill the room with light and allow you to gaze out onto the hotel’s carefully tended parkland.
Soak up the heat of the sauna; take a tranquil turn around the pool or simply relax poolside and enjoy the views.
While not included in the offer, guests are, of course, welcome to book in for spa treatments.
Macdonald Crutherland House hotel is a haven for anyone keen to step away from the bustle of everyday life.
A common theme in many of the hotel’s TripAdvisor reviews is how good the staff are. We’ve extracted these comments from a longer review:
‘Lovely, comfortable hotel in nice setting… very welcoming fire at reception and comfortable, nicely decorated rooms… enjoyed an afternoon cream tea, dinner, bed and breakfast. The staff were friendly and the food was excellent… free use of the pool and facilities and practically had the pool to ourselves in the morning. The pool and leisure area was really nice and again the staff were friendly. Overall we had a lovely time.’
Spring into summer break
Just a short drive from Glasgow but set in its own, tranquil parklands, Macdonald Crutherland House is ideal for a convenient getaway break.
Escape the office and enjoy a little breathing space with today’s Big Deal.