Robins on logs, chirpy snowmen in pretty cottage gardens and frost-rhymed rural scenes.
As Christmas appears on the horizon, they are all popular subjects for Christmas cards.
We have another suggestion…
Some hotels say they have rooms with a view.
At Clachan Cottage Hotel, they like to say that they have a view with rooms.
And what a view…
The hotel is on the shores of Loch Earn with views across to the historic Edinample Castle. The views over Ben Vorlich seem to last forever and there is always the chance that you will see an osprey catch a trout supper from the loch.
Happily, Clachan Cottage Hotel is as convenient to reach as it is beautiful.
Lochearnhead lies within the beautiful Trossachs National Park and is only 50 miles from Glasgow and less than 70 from Edinburgh.
If that sounds like your sort of setting then snap up today’s Big Deal on a relaxing stay at Clachan Cottage Hotel.
Loch or garden view
Available seven days a week, this Big Deal is for two people to enjoy an overnight stay in a loch or garden view room with a full Scottish breakfast each morning.
All of the rooms have been refurbished to a very high standard and feature Freeview TVs, ensuite facilities with luxury toiletries and a hot drinks tray.
There is a £30 supplement for Saturday night stays.
In November, December & February the deal is valid Tuesday to Saturday only.
The recently refurbished Rowan Restaurant restaurant makes best use of fantastic Scottish produce including fresh fish from the West Coast; beef from Aberdeenshire and venison from the local estate.
A typical starter may be Perthshire wood pigeon with salad leaves, crispy parsnips and lentils followed by whole West Coast lobster served with hand-cut chips, dressed leaves and lobster mayonnaise.
See & do
Clachan Cottage Hotel is a magical location for lovers of the great outdoors. The surrounding area is packed with opportunities for cycling, fishing and even water ski-ing.
Although, admittedly, it would take a hardy soul to attempt the latter over the next few months.
There are over 40 Munros nearby as well as the gentler pleasures of Blair Drummond Safari Park, Loch Katrine and the Sir Walter Scott Steamship.
Clachan Cottage Hotel has made lots of guests very happy. This is what a couple of recent visitors had to say on TripAdvisor:
‘Quirky and characterful small hotel. Views are breathtaking over Loch Earn. Our room was simple but well equipped. Thoroughly enjoyed our stay. The staff did seem very busy but then it was a beautiful day which would have brought out a lot of customers… However it all added to its rustic charm and we will return to this charming hotel.’
‘Stunning scenery. Booked… one of their dog-friendly rooms. Surrounding views are stunning, bedrooms clean and tidy with attentive friendly and helpful staff. Breakfast and dinner meals were very good and bar a friendly place to have a drink. Could not fault the hotel service, many thanks to Alan and his team for a superb break.’
Christmas gift idea
Clachan Cottage Hotel has a beautiful setting.
Enjoy it with someone special thanks to today’s Big Deal on an overnight getaway.
This offer is valid until the 30th of March (excludes Christmas and 3rd-27th January) which means it could be used as a pre-Christmas escape or indeed a post-Christmas break after several days with the in-laws.
It would also make a sweet Christmas present for anyone who appreciates Scotland’s breathtaking scenery.