Short breaks abroad have their place but airport security, using foreign cash and the difficulty of getting a decent cuppa can all take the shine off.
Sometimes the best breaks involve a tranquil getaway within easy driving distance.
Say ‘Hello’ to a very convenient short break with today’s Big Deal at the four star Grange Manor on the outskirts of Grangemouth.
Country house hotel
Set in landscaped gardens (ideal for an appetite-building stroll), Grange Manor has the looks and feel of a country house hotel but is only a short drive from Edinburgh or Glasgow and just minutes from Falkirk, Stirling and West Lothian.
Originally the factor’s house for the Earl of Zetland’s estates, Grange Manor was built in the late 19th century and its elaborate cornicing and exquisite wooden staircases speak of more lavish times.
While it was built more than 200 years ago, Grange Manor has plenty of modern comforts and style – it recently enjoyed a thorough and sympathetic refurbishment.
Available 7 days a week
Available seven days a week, today’s deal is for two people to enjoy an overnight getaway break in a comfortable double or twin room.
Stylishly decorated, the ensuite rooms are well equipped with all the amenities you would expect in a four star hotel as well as complimentary Wi-Fi. A full Scottish breakfast and £20 per person dinner allocation are included in the offer.
The dinner spend is for Cook’s Bar and Kitchen, the converted, 19th century coach house in the grounds of Grange Manor.
The award-winning kitchen brigade are a talented crew who excel at using top quality, locally sourced ingredients to create appetising, seasonal menus.
Typical main courses might be the organic salmon fillet with crushed potatoes, peas and broccoli; the slow cooked steak and ale pie or, from the grill, a 21 day, dry-aged steak from grass-fed cattle.
There is a £40 supplement for Saturday night stays.
Grange Manor is situated perfectly for exploring wonderful local attractions such as the dramatic Kelpies and the Falkirk Wheel – the world’s first and only rotating boat lift.
The Grange Manor has attracted lots of good reviews on TripAdvisor. This recent guest was very impressed:
‘Highly recommend. A fantastic hotel with very helpful and friendly staff. The rooms were en suite, spotlessly clean and tastefully decorated and had tea and coffee making facilities. The restaurant at the front of the hotel had an excellent choice of menu and was reasonably priced.
Breakfast again was great plenty of choices to start off the day. The Hotel is a great hub to visit areas close by such as Edinburgh / Glasgow… just a short walk along the canal from The Kelpies which are amazing… A fantastic hotel and surrounding area. Would highly recommend it and would definitely go back.’
Sometimes the best things in life are right on the doorstep.
Grange Manor is easy and quick to reach from anywhere in central Scotland.
In the hectic run-up to Christmas, today’s Big Deal offers a convenient getaway where you can take a step back from the rat race and enjoy some tranquil time.