We’ve done some Big Deals with hotels that are steeped in history but today’s offer with Culloden House takes the biscuit.
While it is now an award-winning hotel set in 40 acres of beautiful gardens, the Grade A-listed property has a dramatic past.
More than two centuries ago, Bonnie Prince Charlie used Culloden House as his lodging and battle headquarters prior to that fateful battle on Culloden Moor.
These days, a knife and fork will serve you better than a claymore and targe when it comes to making the most of your stay in this beautiful Georgian mansion, which is located just outside of Inverness.
Two night stay
This really rather special Big Deal is for two people to enjoy a two night bed and breakfast stay in a standard twin or double room.
A full Scottish breakfast will set you up for the day each morning and there is also the luxurious option to treat yourselves with breakfast in bed, delivered to your room along with your favourite newspaper.
A bottle of sparkling wine and handmade chocolates in your room on arrival will help you to enjoy the warm welcome from the staff.
With the exception of Christmas and Hogmanay, this deal is valid from the start of October to the end of March 2013 – perfect if you want to plan your getaways in advance.
Culloden House has twenty-eight comfortable and individually decorated rooms. They are spacious, romantic and some even have crystal chandeliers and marble fireplaces.
E-mail, Internet and Sky are also available with WiFi complimentary throughout the building.
The kitchen at Culloden House prides itself on using the finest seasonal and local produce, an approach which has earned it two AA rosettes.
Breakfast in bed or in the Adams Dining Room is included in the Big Deal. However, if you choose to take other meals in the hotel then you can look forward to main courses like the Scottish beef fillet served with wild garlic potato cake, lamb sweetbreads, parsley and spinach puree plus a port jus.
See and do
Onsite activities at Culloden House include tennis, croquet, woodland walks and jogging trails.
Culloden battlefield is ten minutes away while some of the best salmon rivers in Europe are within easy striking distance. Alternatively, relax with a malt in the library.
Open fires, magnificent Adam plasterwork, a collection of fine antiques and even a sauna in the dungeon make Culloden House a truly memorable hotel but it’s the warmth of the welcome that makes it so special.
Over the last few years, the hotel has won armfuls of awards but, perhaps the one they are most proud of, is Conde Nast’s Gold List which, in 2011, named the staff at Culloden House as Number 1 in Scotland for service.