Shares in ice cream vans are up; swim wear manufacturers are smiling and even the memory of April’s fuel bill has faded – it must be summer.
Make the most of what’s left of the sunshine and treat yourself to a getaway break with traditional afternoon tea thanks to today’s Big Deal at the four star Grange Manor in Grangemouth.
Set in landscaped gardens (ideal for an appetite-building stroll), Grange Manor has the looks and feel of a country house hotel but is only a short drive from Edinburgh or Glasgow and just minutes from Falkirk, Stirling and West Lothian.
Originally the factor’s house for the Earl of Zetland’s estates, Grange Manor was built in the late 19th century and its elaborate cornicing and exquisite wooden staircases speak of more lavish times.
While it was built more than 200 years ago, Grange Manor has plenty of modern comforts and style – it was given a thorough and sympathetic refurbishment last year.
Today’s deal is for two people to enjoy a 1 or 2 night stay in a comfortable Double or Twin room.
Stylishly decorated, the ensuite rooms are well equipped with all the amenities you would expect in a four star hotel as well as complimentary Wi-Fi. A full Scottish breakfast is included in the offer.
Vouchers are valid Thursday-Sunday.
Traditional afternoon tea
Just to make sure that guests are properly spoiled during their stay, a traditional afternoon cream tea for two is part of the offer.
The kitchen brigade are a talented crew who have put many hours into configuring the perfect scone mix; ideal whipped cream consistency and the most dainty angle at which to slice the sandwiches.
Their quest for perfection comes together in today’s Big Deal which comprises a selection of sandwiches, daily-baked scones, jams and preserves; cream cakes, fruit cakes and freshly brewed tea and coffee.
Suitably impressed, you may wish to dine in the hotel with a 15% discount on dishes for Big Deal customers.
Grange Manor is situated perfectly for exploring with some wonderful local attractions.
Standing a colossal 30 metres above the Forth & Clyde canal, the newly opened Kelpies Tower forms a dramatic gateway to the canal entrance on the East Coast of Scotland. Sculpted by Andy Scott, The ‘Kelpies’ are a monument to horse powered heritage across Central Scotland.
Another feat of engineering to behold is The Falkirk Wheel – the world’s first and only rotating boat lift. This modern and innovative structure, standing some 115 feet high, replaces 11 locks of canal travel of yesteryear which took a full day of a boatman’s time to negotiate – now just 30/40 minutes.
The Grange Manor has attracted lots of good reviews on TripAdvisor. Here are a couple of recent ones:
‘Nothing to fault at all. We have just returned from a fantastic break at this hotel. Everything was fab – the hotel room, the hotel in general, the staff, the food, the champagne, etc, etc – and we were on a discounted deal so it was amazing value for money! Thank you all – we will be back. Our afternoon tea was delicious and extremely filling – yummy :) Room tip: We had a garden wing room which faced out over garden – beautiful.’
‘Today I took my mother for afternoon tea at The Grange Manor Hotel and we could not have been more impressed by their service. They were very helpful and friendly and the food was delicious.’