Is your present-buying inspiration running out of steam?
Boost it with today’s Big Deal on an overnight break at the beautiful Ballathie House Hotel in Perthshire.
With vouchers valid until the end of March 2014, this offer would make a thoughtful Christmas gift for someone special.
Everyone likes to be whisked away and Ballathie House Hotel is a dream destination.
Country house hotel
Built in the 1880s, Ballathie is an elegant, privately owned, four star country house hotel on the banks of the river Tay.
It is both a tranquil and convenient setting. Perth is on the doorstep; Dundee and St Andrews are less than an hour away while Glasgow and Edinburgh are within easy reach – it’s the prefect location for a romantic getaway.
Available seven nights a week, this lovely Big Deal is for an overnight stay in a fantastic bedroom for two people in the award-winning Ballathie Country House Hotel.
A full Scottish breakfast in the morning will prepare you for a fun day exploring the Perthshire countryside.
Upgrades to a master bedroom may be available at £50 per room per night and suites for a supplement of £70 per room per night.
Recently refurbished, the bedrooms at Ballathie are rather spectacular. Each bedroom’s period features are matched by sensitively introduced modern touches: trouser press, hairdryer, telephone, freeview television, WiFi, tea and coffee.
Of course, each room has an outstanding bathroom enhanced by the softest bathrobes and deluxe toiletries.
2 AA Rosettes
A sumptuous cooked Scottish breakfast is included in the offer. Guests who choose to take lunch, afternoon tea or dinner in the hotel are in for a treat.
The fine dining restaurant has been awarded 2 AA rosettes for its thoughtful use of the finest seasonal ingredients that Scotland’s larder can provide.
The menus change on a daily basis but a typical starter at dinner might be the roast quail and foie gras ballotine with forestière potatoes and soy jus or the beetroot-cured Orkney salmon with vanilla crème fraiche, orange jelly and caviar.
Examples of main course dishes include the char grilled sirloin of Scotch beef with fried rooster potatoes, estate chanterelles, pearl onions and garlic butter looks a tempting choice.
See and do
From walks to distillery visits, Perthshire has plenty to offer the visitor. The hotel can also organise fishing, shooting or golfing trips.
Ballathie Country House Hotel is popular with people looking for a luxurious country break that’s not too far away.
Among previous visitors was Pete Irvine, author of the Scotland the Best guide books. This is his verdict:
‘A true country house hotel on the Tay that you fall in love with… probably the best place to stay near Perth… Good dining, great fishing, good for a weekend away.’
Over on TripAdvisor, a more recent guest left this review. We’ve cut it for length but not meaning:
‘First class experience… The approach to the Hotel was truly impressive with the tree-lined driveway in full autumnal glory. The imposing large turreted hotel added to our high expectations. We were not disappointed. The reception was fairly busy, but the staff dealt with those arriving and leaving in a friendly and efficient manner. Our room, on the first floor of the main building, was spacious, warm and inviting, and made our three night stay wonderfully relaxing.
‘We ate in the restaurant for breakfast each day, impressive. Dined on two occasions, even more impressive. The food was delicious, and the service second to none. To summarise this is an extremely well run hotel, with an excellent team committed to making their guests feel welcome.’