Ill-advised romantic gifts include gym memberships, plastic flowers and new windscreen wipers – all practical although unlikely to set the heather on fire.
Alternatively, if you are looking for a heart-melting, show-stopping, skin-tingling gift then grab today’s Big Deal on a romantic overnight stay at the lovely Creggans Inn Hotel in Argyll.
Shores of Loch Fyne
Just over an hour’s drive from Glasgow, The Creggans Inn Hotel is an award-winning, family-run business that sits on the shore of Loch Fyne with views to Inveraray.
The guest lounges also boast absorbing views or you could just cast a careful eye over the malt whisky in the hotel’s bar – a welcoming space which is kept cosy with a log fire on cold nights.
Each of the inn’s fourteen bedrooms has been individually decorated and has its own distinct character. They are all en-suite and feature little luxuries such as the Sea Kelp toiletries. WiFi is standard.
Available seven days a week, the deal is for two people to relax with an overnight stay in a standard double or twin loch view room.
A choice of full Scottish or continental breakfast is included in the offer.
A supplement of £10 per room per night, payable direct to the hotel, is charged for Friday and Saturday night stays.
Upgrades to a superior loch view room may be available at £20 per room per night.
Should you choose to dine in the hotel, The Creggans Inn has two appealing dining options: MacPhunn’s Bar & Restaurant where you can enjoy an extensive bistro style menu or the Loch Fyne Dining Room which has two AA Rosettes.
Local, seasonal produce is at the heart of the menu in both MacPhunn’s and the Loch Fyne Restaurant.
In the restaurant, this might mean hand-dived Loch Fyne scallops; roast loin of Scotch lamb or halibut. In MacPhunn’s, the bar menu features dishes such as Cullen skink; West Coast salmon fillets and a steak and ale pie made with locally brewed beer.
An ideal base for exploring Scotland’s Hidden Coast and Mid-Argyll, the area surrounding The Creggans Inn Hotel boasts castles, gardens, wildlife, golf, quad biking and fishing.
Perhaps it’s the views; perhaps it’s the sea air. Whatever the reason, guests often fall in love with The Creggans Inn. This is what one recent guest had to say on TripAdvisor:
‘Wonderful hotel in a beautiful location. Arrived late afternoon to a warm greeting on check-in, were personally shown to our rooms (both with a loch view) which were spotlessly clean. Dining in MacPhunn’s bistro, we enjoyed the most fabulous food sat in front of a roaring fire. Breakfast the next morning was just as impressive including what seemed to be homemade marmalade. All in all a wonderful one night stay, just wish it could have been longer.’
It is a long haul between Christmas and Easter. Give a loved one a surprise break with today’s Big Deal on a romantic getaway at The Creggans Inn Hotel.