Jet-setting to a European capital for a break is all fine and dandy.
However, there are times when you just can’t face the airport security check; dealing with foreign currency and arriving at an airport which requires a two hour transfer to your hotel.
Enjoy a rather more convenient break with today’s Big Deal from the luxurious Macdonald Crutherland House hotel.
Country house charm
Set in 37 acres of peaceful wood and parkland on the outskirts of East Kilbride, Macdonald Crutherland House was built in 1705 as a dower house for Lady Dowager of Torrance Castle.
Now a four star, country house hotel, Macdonald Crutherland House is a comfortable spot for a convenient getaway.
The deal is for two people to stay one night in a classic double or twin room, with full Scottish breakfast, a bottle of Prosecco and a cream tea.
Large beds, a hot drinks tray and luxury en-suites are standard in the rooms and free WiFi is available.
Guests on the deal also have access to the hotel’s leisure facilities.
2 AA Rosettes
Those who would like to dine in the Crutherland House Hotel can visit its restaurant. The Restaurant, as it’s named, has been awarded two AA Rosettes for its imaginative take on Scottish dishes.
The prix fixe menu changes seasonally but typical choices might include a starter of honey-whipped goat’s cheese with compressed watermelon, green beans, hazelnuts followed by the braised belly of outdoor-reared pork with black pudding mash, apple purée, creamed Savoy cabbage and pancetta jus.
Another option might be the grilled fillet of Scottish salmon with pepperade, sautéed potato and wilted spinach.
Take it easy after your meal with a dram in the Cocktail Bar and Lounge.
Your cream tea will include freshly baked scones with Devonshire clotted cream, strawberry preserve and cake, served with a choice of teas, tisanes & coffee.
The hotel’s Vital Health and Wellbeing Club is an elegant spot and full use of the leisure facilities is part of the deal.
The eighteen metre pool has glass walls which fill the room with light and allow you to gaze out onto the hotel’s carefully tended parkland.
Soak up the heat of the sauna; take a tranquil turn around the pool or simply relax poolside and enjoy the views.
While not included in the offer, guests are, of course, welcome to book in for spa treatments.
Macdonald Crutherland House hotel is a haven for anyone keen to step away from the bustle of everyday life.
Many happy guests who have stayed there have left rave reviews on TripAdvisor. The hotel currently has an average rating of four stars out of five on the site.
Recent reviews (edited for length) say:
‘The spa experience was just fantastic, everything that you can wish for. Reception staff friendly and polite even when I needed my card redone for the umpteenth time as I kept putting it next to my phone!! The Crutherland is a hidden gem and when you are within the grounds you do not feel as though you are a stone throw from a major town.’
‘The room we stayed in was lovely and warm and the bed was like a big marshmallow!! Breakfast was amazing just what we needed to start the day off and cure the hangover that was setting in! Also had a Spa day with Emma & Stephanie, these girls are amazing and so friendly couldn’t fault them either and the treatments were to die for!! Overall if you want a fantastic hotel to stay in with friendly staff that are there to help with you every need and want a perfect dinner and breakfast!! Wouldn’t go anywhere else!! Five stars Crutherland, keep up the good work!!!’
New year break
Just a short drive from Glasgow but set in its own, tranquil parklands, Macdonald Crutherland House is ideal for a convenient getaway break.