What does your 2016 look like so far?
If it mainly involves an overflowing inbox with a view of Grumpy Bob from accounts in the distance then today’s Big Deal will provide a refreshing alternative.
Today’s offer is on a relaxing stay at the peaceful Craigdarroch Inn.
A family-run establishment, Craigdarroch is situated in the Highland village of Foyers on South Loch Ness Side, about eighteen miles from Inverness.
It is a rural area of outstanding natural beauty with heather-covered hills, sparkling lochs and breath-taking views.
The public rooms offer spectacular vistas over Loch Ness – the perfect place to sit, relax and do a spot of Nessie hunting.
Sound more appealing than Grumpy Bob?
Vouchers for this offer are valid until the end of May 2016 so this Big Deal could be used for a winter, spring or even an early summer break from work.
Three course dinner
Available seven days a week, options one, two and three are for two people to have, respectively, a one, two and three night stay in a standard woodland view room with a full Scottish breakfast each morning.
As well as a bottle of Prosecco in your room on arrival, each option also includes a three course dinner on the day you check in.
The Craigdarroch Inn has a peaceful and relaxing ambience with the comfortable feel of a Highland lodge. In the colder months, it’s easy to relax in front of a roaring log fire in the bar while sampling one of the many whiskies available.
For those guests who want to keep in touch with work or friends then the free WiFi will come in useful.
All the bedrooms at The Craigdarroch Inn are spacious, comfortable, fully en-suite and equipped with hospitality trays, LCD digital TVs, free WiFi access and hair dryers.
Depending on availability, there may be the option to upgrade to a loch view room for an additional £30 per night. Most superior loch view rooms have ornate four poster, super-king-size beds.
Dinner with a view
As well as a full Scottish breakfast, this offer includes a three course dinner on the night you arrive.
Honest, hearty, home-style cooking is the name of the game at Craigdarroch. Think along the lines of char grilled chicken; mac ‘n’ cheese and the mighty 8oz house burger.
When the weather is fine, nothing is better than sitting outside in the garden enjoying the view with good food and good company.
The bar is serves a wide range of chilled beers, cider, wines, whiskies and real ales from Loch Ness Brewery, Drumnadrochit.
Loch Ness and the Surrounding Area
The surrounding area is full of natural beauty with plenty of opportunities for outdoor activities such as fishing, hiking, boating and horse riding.
The famous Falls of Foyers waterfall is just a few minutes’ walk away in the forest behind Craigdarroch.
If you prefer to soak up the history and culture, there are countless castles and historic battlefields to visit, and no visit to the Highlands is complete without a tour of one of the many whisky distilleries.
The Craigdarroch Inn has many fans on TripAdvisor:
‘An oasis… staff really pleasant. We had a loch view room with views to make your heart sing. Food was lovely and you can either eat in the bar area or the private dining area. We chose to eat in bar which was full of local characters: great chat and lots of laughs… barman was just great and really took care of us. Hotel is in the most stunning setting and we would defo return again. Great base to explore all round Loch Ness which we did… great time with great people. Happy days.’
‘Great traditional inn with loads of character. Located on the lesser visited south shore of Loch Ness with stunning views overlooking the loch. Great place to stay – good rooms, great service, great food and a welcoming bar with a super selection of single malts…’
Castles, mountains, distilleries and the most famous loch in the world.
If all that sounds like a rosier view of the future than poor old Grumpy Bob then you should snap up today’s Big Deal with The Craigdarroch Inn and book yourself a scenic break.