The British philosopher Bertrand Russell reckoned that ‘One of the symptoms of an approaching nervous breakdown is the belief that one’s work is terribly important.’
We’re with Bertie Boy on this one. Body-swerve the office and get your chillax on with today’s Big Deal on a sweet overnight stay with dinner at the Dunblane Hydro.
Including a delicious three course dinner in The Kailyard by Nick Nairn, this offer is a great way to even up your work/fun balance.
Hotel with character
The impressive Doubletree by Hilton Dunblane Hydro sits in ten acres of landscaped grounds and offers guests plenty of peace and tranquillity in which to unwind.
While it feels a long way from the bustle of the cities, it is within an easy 45 minute drive from Glasgow or Edinburgh.
Dunblane Hydro was built in the 1870s but a recent multi-million pound refurbishment has added fantastic contemporary amenities to its Victorian style.
The offer is for two people to enjoy an overnight stay in a standard double or twin room. Each room boasts a luxurious Sweet Dreams bed, an LCD television with on-demand movies, wireless internet access, complimentary Crabtree & Evelyn toiletries and a fully stocked mini-bar.
A full Scottish breakfast is included in the offer but the culinary highlight of your stay will be a three course dinner from the table d’hote menu in The Kailyard by Nick Nairn.
The well known chef is famous for his championing of Scottish ingredients and the menus at The Kailyard show Scotland’s larder at its best.
Exact dishes will change depending on what is in season but typical choices might include starters such as the grilled Peterhead mackerel, ‘Nicks’ potato salad, beetroot and fresh horseradish or main courses along the lines of the slow braised featherblade of Scottish beef, mustard mash, Swiss chard, truffled celeriac and red wine gravy.
Some dishes will incur a supplement, payable directly to the hotel.
Discount on beauty treatments
All guests at Dunblane Hydro are welcome to use the 17-metre swimming pool, the gym, steam room, sauna and bubble pool. As part of the offer, guests can also enjoy a 20% discount on any beauty treatments taken Monday to Thursday.
See and do
There are plenty of local attractions to enhance your stay at the Doubletree by Hilton Dunblane Hydro. From Gleneagles Golf Course to Loch Lomond and The Trossachs National Park, the great outdoors are on the doorstep. Alternatively, learn to cook like Chef Nairn by taking a lesson at his nearby cook school.
We ran a very similar deal to this in January and it proved hugely popular. It’s not surprising. The Dunblane Hydro has long attracted glowing reviews. This is what one recent guest had to say on TripAdvisor. We’ve edited it for length but not meaning:
‘A paradise of comfort and cuisine… The location is idyllic and the room was immaculate and had everything we needed by way of a gorgeous view, comfort and size. The hotel is beautifully furnished, combining Scottish classical with contemporary chic… The highlight for us is the food! Nick Nairn’s menu is wonderful and I had the best salmon I have had anywhere… Every course was delicious, a good portion and at the exact temperature to enjoy… Fantastic ambience, lovely surroundings and wonderful staff to serve extraordinary cuisine!!! Loved it….and will most definitely return for another romantic gastronomic treat.’