The view from 5pm Towers shows that while it’s still nippy out there, spring is definitely on the way.
Like little crocuses popping our heads above ground, we’re planning an escape from the office and a spring break in the country.
If you want to make like a little flower then today’s Big Deal on a mini-break at the Strathblane Country House Hotel is blooming marvellous.
Built in 1874 as a family home, Strathblane Country House Hotel retains its traditional character while offering comfortable, elegant surroundings and a warm welcome.
The Big Deal is for two people to enjoy an overnight stay with a two course dinner and full cooked breakfast in the morning. The deal is for a standard double or twin room but there is the option to upgrade to a superior room for an extra £30.
Each of the individually styled, ensuite bedrooms has its own unique character and includes features such as free WiFi, Freeview channels and hot drinks facilities.
From the fresh fish, which is delivered daily, to the Aberdeen Angus beef, the Country Club Restaurant in the hotel uses only the freshest Scottish produce.
As well as a full cooked breakfast, the deal includes a delicious two course dinner for each couple.
After dinner, guests can relax with a dram by the fire. Perhaps a single malt from the nearby Glengoyne distillery.
Although only half an hour from Glasgow and Stirling, Strathblane Country House Hotel is surrounded by some of Scotland’s most beautiful scenery. The Campsie Fells, Dumgoyne and Ben Lomond, are all within easy striking distance.
While not part of the Big Deal, guests can book a falconry session at the bird of prey centre in the hotel grounds. Whether you want a hands-on session or simply to watch these magnificent birds swooping from the sky, Strathblane Country House Hotel can hook you up with a feathered friend.