According to both superstar rapper Jay Z and his unlikely homie little orphan Annie, it’s a hard knock life.
Obviously, neither of them has sampled the hospitality at Knock Castle Hotel where the hardest part of a stay is caused by having to decide between a couple more lengths in the pool or a stroll around the wooded gardens.
Sitting pretty above the old Drovers’ town of Crieff, Knock Castle Hotel and Spa is only a short drive from Glasgow or Edinburgh but its tranquil grounds mean that it seems worlds away from the stress of the Central Belt.
Nestling in the idyllic hills of the Strathearn Valley, the hotel was formerly the 19th century baronial home of Scottish shipping magnate Lady MacBrayne.
Today’s Big Deal is for an overnight stay in the Castle lodge. The lodge’s vast rooms are ideal for a couple looking to get away from it all and the building also features two lounges, a fully functional kitchen, dining room and a lift to all floors.
The Big Deal gives you full use of the gym and pool complex which offers a wide range of facilities including sauna, steam room and spa bath. The heated indoor pool has relaxing views onto the Hotel’s wooded gardens.
Breakfast is included in the deal and, if you also decide to take other meals at the hotel, then you can choose between the new rooftop restaurant and the elegance of the Oak Restaurant. Freshly cooked, local produce stars on the menus in both.
Knock Castle Hotel is a hit with people who have visited. This is what Norma38 had to say on TripAdvisor recently:
‘Lovely and relaxing. We have just come back from a lovely stay at Knock Castle. The staff at the hotel were very friendly and made us feel very welcome and relaxed during our stay. The leisure facilities are located in a separate building and are fantastic! There is a roof top restaurant that offers great views over Crieff. I will definitely recommend this hotel to friends & family and will return again myself. Thank you to the lovely staff for a lovely stay.’