Castles, eh? You wait around for one for ages and then two show up.
Rather more exciting than the number 23, today’s Big Deal is for an atmospheric two night stay in one of two 4 star hotels: Stonefield Castle hotel near Tarbert on the Mull of Kintyre or a two night mini-break at the historical Tulloch Castle Hotel in Ross-shire.
Both are spectacular in their own way and both are located in some of Scotland’s most dramatic countryside.
Which one will you choose for your castle adventure?
The offer is for two people to enjoy a two night stay in standard double or twin room at the remarkable Stonefield Castle. As well as welcome drinks and a full Scottish breakfast each morning, guests will enjoy a delicious three course set dinner on arrival night.
Set within 60 acres of woodland gardens, Stonefield Castle Hotel was built in 1837 and retains many of the original Scottish baronial features such as wood panelling, ornate ceilings and marble fireplaces.
Near to the pretty fishing village of Tarbert, the castle stands high on the famous Kintyre peninsula and has spectacular views over Loch Fyne and the gardens.
Each of the 32 rooms is individually decorated and all are ensuite. The hotel offers WiFi.
As part of the Big Deal, guests will enjoy a three course dinner in the hotel restaurant. The restaurant has been awarded an AA rosette for the high quality of its cooking and locally sourced beef and seafood take pride of place on the menu. The only thing that may distract you from the food is the breath-taking view over the loch.
After dinner, you can choose to relax in the traditional elegance of the wood panelled bar and perhaps enjoy a dram by the blazing log fire.
Guests who choose to stay in Tulloch Castle Hotel can look forward to two nights in a standard double or twin room with a fantastic three course set dinner on the night you check-in.
As well as a full Scottish breakfast each morning, guests at Tulloch Castle will be treated to welcome drinks when they arrive.
Dating back to the 12th century, this historical hotel is packed with interesting, ancient features including the 250-year old panelled Great Hall. As you enter the magnificent hallways you will pass by painstakingly restored original fireplaces and ceilings.
While it has a long and colourful history, the amenities are bang up to date. Tulloch Castle has twenty well appointed en-suite bedrooms, all with their own unique character and charm. Of course, the hotel also has Internet access for guests.
Only the best, freshly prepared Highland produce is served in the atmospheric Turrets Restaurant. You can round off your evening relaxing in front of a roaring log fire with a fine malt from the vast selection in the Green Lady Bar.
With vouchers valid until the end of March 2013, this Big Deal would make for an inventive Valentine gift.
Who wouldn’t want to be carried off to a castle by Prince Charming?