Gaelic is a very poetic yet economical language which can express many ideas succinctly.
For example, Cardrona is a Gaelic word which translates roughly as ‘place of relaxation where one might play eighteen holes of golf; see what’s on the menu at the AA Rosette restaurant; get your nails done; explore the malt whisky collections in the bars or just chill out and enjoy the views.’
Remarkable language. Today’s Big Deal is the ideal break in which to ponder the intricacies of the Gaelic tongue.
The four-star Macdonald Cardrona Hotel, Golf & Spa is set on the banks of the River Tweed in the peaceful Scottish Borders countryside.
Just 40 minutes outside Edinburgh and 90 minutes from Glasgow and the North of England, it’s an easy to reach spot for anyone who looking for a convenient getaway.
The Big Deal includes a glass of Prosecco on arrival and then it’s up to the lovely rooms.
Rich soft furnishings, comfortable beds, blackout curtains and luxury en-suite bathrooms with separate showers all come as standard.
For many people, the highlight of today’s Big Deal will be a round on the resort’s Cardrona championship golf course.
Designed by former Ryder Cup player Dave Thomas in 2001, the Par 72 parkland and woodland course prompted Sandy Lyle to comment that ‘The Cardrona course will excite, challenge and thrill. I guarantee you won’t be disappointed’.
The hotel also has magnificent spa where, as well as the nail file and polish which is part of the deal, you can enjoy the 18 metre indoor pool, the gym or just put your feet up in the sauna or steam rooms.
We will even add in a £10 discount voucher should you choose to pamper yourself with a supplementary treatment in one of the spa’s four candlelit treatment rooms.
Other available activities at the hotel’s activity centre include rock-climbing, abseiling, quad biking, archery or off-road driving. Alternatively, the mountain biking in the nearby Glentress Forest is superb.