In the 400 or so year since it was first built, Strathblane’s Kirkhouse Inn has been used as everything from a stable to a schoolhouse.
Its owners reckon that over the years, the building has been home to hidden fortunes, royal secrets and even a ghost.
These days, guests can look forward to comfortable rooms, great food and a warm welcome.
And as to the ghost… Well, these days, the only spirits to be found in the Kirkhouse Inn are in the optics behind the well stocked bar.
Christmas gift idea
Noted for its food, friendly service and warm hospitality, the family-run Kirkhouse Inn is just half an hour from Glasgow and Stirling and the perfect choice for visitors to central Scotland.
With vouchers valid until the end of March 2019, this offer could be used as a fantastic Christmas present.
From whisky tours at the nearby Glengoyne distillery to the simple pleasures of exploring Loch Lomond or the Trossachs, the Kirkhouse Inn is a great place for a short break.
Available seven days a week, the offer is for two people to enjoy a one night stay in a double or twin ensuite room at the Kirkhouse Inn.
A £10 per person dinner allocation and a full Scottish breakfast are included.
To help make your stay as convenient as possible, there is free parking on site.
There is a £10 per room per night supplement for Saturday night stays.
A la carte dinner
As well as a full Scottish breakfast in the morning, the offer includes a £10 per person dinner allocation for food from the a la carte menu.
The menus change regularly but typical starters might be the Scottish mussels in a white wine garlic sauce or prawn Marie Rose with brown crusty bread.
Popular main courses include beef Stroganoff and of course, traditional fish and chips featuring beer-battered haddock.
The chef’s signature dish is venison loin from Luss Estate. It is served with black pudding, crushed potatoes and French beans with a wild berry and Drambuie jus.
See & do in Strathblane
As we mentioned, both Loch Lomond and the Trossachs National Parks are within easy striking distance of the Kirkhouse Inn. Mountain biking, horse riding, golf and even falconry are also available within the local area.
The famous West Highland Way and the John Muir Way run by Strathblane and the Kirkhouse Inn is popular with walkers on both routes.
The Kirkhouse Inn has plenty of fans on TripAdvisor. Edited for length, these excerpts show what a couple of recent guests had to say:
‘Lovely stay again in nice renovated hotel. This was fourth time in the Kirkhouse… The colours they used were lovely. Breakfast and dinner were good and the staff is young and helpful…’
‘Great place to eat or stay… fantastic food and service and great comfortable rooms. Well worth the money… the food is the best I’ve had in years. Everything about the hotel is modern and stylish but the food is to die for… Great hotel for a break or a meal.’
We have mentioned that this offer would make a fabulous Christmas present.
It would also be ideal for a convenient pre-Christmas getaway.
An overnight break at the Kirkhouse Inn would be a welcome escape from writing Christmas card lists, doing the pressie shopping and tracking down elusive Christmas tree lights.