The ospreys have arrived back at Loch Garten which means that the nesting season will soon begin.
Whether you are a dedicated twitcher or simply want to enjoy the tranquillity of a two night stay deep in the heart of the Cairngorms National Park, today’s Big Deal with The Boat Hotel near Aviemore is well worth shaking a tail feather for.
Two nights in classic room
A hawk’s eye view of The Boat Hotel would show a cosy four star hotel nestling deep in the Scottish Highlands.
A family-run hotel, The Boat blends historic charm with the mod cons you would expect of a 21st century hotel such as digital TVs, complimentary WiFi, room service and hot drinks trays in the ensuite rooms.
Love is All You Need
Option 1 of this Big Deal is for two people to enjoy a two consecutive night stay in a comfortable classic double or twin room at The Boat Hotel with a full Scottish breakfast served each morning.
Option 2 is the ‘Love is All You Need’ package – the perfect break for all you love birds out there. Again, this option is for a two consecutive night stay in a classic double or twin room with a full Scottish breakfast each morning.
It also includes chocolate-covered strawberries in your room on arrival, scented candles, bathrobes and slippers plus dinner on one night of your stay. A glass of sparkling wine with your meal will help set the romantic tone of the evening.
Saturday night stays will include a £20 per person supplementary charge payable direct to the hotel.
Two AA Rosettes
The breakfasts at The Boat Hotel are pretty special. As an alternative to the full Scottish breakfast, you can order anything from delicate smoked Scottish haddock to meltingly beautiful eggs Florentine.
Breakfast also offers a range of cold dishes and freshly baked pastries from the larder.
Breakfasts are included in the offer. If you choose to take other meals in The Osprey Bistro then you are in for a treat. The kitchen has been awarded two AA Rosettes for their imaginative take on the best Scottish produce.
The menus change regularly but typical starters might be the haggis spring roll served with Bruadar crème fraiche while popular main courses include choices like the rump of Perthshire lamb, minted mash and rosemary jus.
The Osprey Bar offers a wide range of bar meals and it also has a very tempting collection of malt whisky – perfect for relaxing with in front of the open fire.
Ideally placed for walking, climbing, golf, visiting distilleries, bird watching or fishing, The Boat Hotel is a fantastic venue from which to enjoy the great outdoors.
The Boat Hotel has earned plenty of positive reviews from happy guests. This is what one had to say recently on TripAdvisor:
‘Excellent hotel. This is the second time we have stayed in this hotel, our experience both times has been excellent. The room was very comfortable, the food – breakfast and evening meal on both days – was delicious, and the staff were very welcoming and efficient. We hope to be back again!’