OK, it’s tongue twister time. When is a loch not a lake but a laigh?
You can find out with today’s Big Deal at the rather cosy Lake of Menteith Hotel and Waterfront Restaurant in Perthshire.
Part of the Trossachs National Park but just an hour from Glasgow or Edinburgh, the Lake of Menteith Hotel was originally a 19th century manse. Since being bought and revamped in the warm and welcoming style of a classic New England waterfront hotel, it has won numerous awards including Romantic Hotel of The Year 2009 and Country Hotel of 2009.
As the name suggests, the hotel sits by the side of the Lake. The glorious views out over the water and to the islands and mountains beyond are broken only by diving osprey and migrating wildfowl.
All the rooms have been recently refurbished and come with welcome bottle of house wine from Woodwinters of Bridge of Allan in your room for arrival (please advise white or red upon booking). Mineral water and cafetiere coffee and tea also included in-room. Free access WiFi is available throughout the ground floor of the hotel and there is a guest access PC on request.
A full Scottish breakfast is included in the Big Deal. If you also opt to take lunch or dine in the hotel then you are in for a gourmet experience.
The Port Bar offers casual dining and a divine malt selection along with an open fire and large windows looking out onto the Lake.
In the Waterfront Restaurant, you’ll find the finest Scottish produce simply prepared to compliment the breathtaking views out the windows.
Popular dishes are include starters such as the pan-seared Oban scallops with Stornaway black pudding and cauliflower puree and main courses such as the Perthshire red-legged partridge with buttered leeks, rosti potato and Smokehead malt cream.
Put simply, this is a gorgeous hotel in beautiful surroundings and today’s Big Deal would make a cracking Christmas present or a great winter getaway. If you’d like to extend your stay to two nights, then you can simply purchase two tickets.
Oh, and you’ll get solve the loch, lake, laigh conundrum.