Ol’ Blue Eyes wished that his loved one would fly him to the moon.
Nice idea, Frank. Just not terribly practical.
If you are looking for a romantic break or simply a relaxing getaway, fly your fingers to the buy button of today’s Big Deal with Ballathie Hotel and Estate near Perth.
Built in the 1880s, Ballathie is a beautiful, privately owned, country house hotel which has a tranquil setting on the banks of the river Tay in Perthshire.
This lovely Big Deal is for an overnight stay in a fantastic Classic bedroom for two people in the award-winning Ballathie Country House Hotel, including a bottle of quality wine in your room on arrival. A full Scottish breakfast in the morning will prepare you for a fun day exploring the Perthshire countryside.
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.
The offer is for a comfortable classic double or twin room but there may be the option to upgrade to a master bedroom or suite for a supplement per night of £50 and £70 respectively.
2 AA Rosettes
A sumptuous cooked Scottish breakfast is included in the offer.
Lunch or dinner is not included in the deal. However, if you choose to eat in the hotel, then prepare to be pampered.
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 lunch and dinner menus change on a daily basis but a typical starter at dinner might be the sautéed Pittenweem langoustines and pancetta with garlic butter and green pea velouté.
For your main course, the roast loin of Highland venison with braised Puy lentils, Savoy cabbage, glazed beetroot, macerated apricots and hazelnut jus 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.
A little over an hour’s drive from Glasgow or Edinburgh, 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:
‘Elegant dining in unpretentious luxury. Stayed 1 night for Dinner B&B. Room was in Riverside suite. What a delightful experience it all was. Thoroughly recommend this fine, old established country hotel on the banks of the river Tay. Food, wine and fine service from all of the staff was really special and not to be missed. Dinner was Guinea fowl starter followed by beef fillet cooked perfectly accompanied by award-winning Rioja. Have decided to return ASAP when summer eventually comes!!’