Unless the crocuses and daffodils have got it wrong, spring is on the way.
Wave goodbye to winter and say ‘Ciao bella’ to spring with today’s Big Deal on a Borders break at the gorgeous Tinto House, near Biggar.
Traditional country house
Nestled in five acres of stunning gardens, this traditional country house hotel is the perfect setting for a short break.
Built in 1914, it has retained the grandeur and charm of the past while also embracing the comforts and conveniences of the modern age.
Stunning architectural details, such as the majestic sweeping staircase with ornate stained-glass windows, and remarkable period pieces, like the penny farthing bicycle and grandfather clock, sit comfortably beside the numerous touches of tasteful modernisation.
Available seven days per week, the Big Deal is for two people to enjoy a stay in a standard or double room at Tinto House.
Option one is a one night bed and breakfast stay.
Option two is for a two night stay with a full Scottish breakfast in the morning and a three course table d’hôte dinner each evening.
All rooms are en suite and many enjoy views across the beautiful Clyde Countryside.
They are all fully equipped with free WiFi, freeview television, tea and coffee facilities and the option of room service.
Fridays and Saturdays may be booked, depending on availability, subject to a weekend supplement charge of £40 per room per night.
A full Scottish breakfast each morning is included in both options. Option two also features a three course table d’hôte dinner on both evenings.
The dining room offers relaxed and intimate dining in a spectacular setting overlooking the sprawling countryside of the Scottish Borders. As much as possible, all food is sourced locally.
The menu changes regularly but typical choices might be the steak and Broughton ale pie with horseradish mash; the fresh haddock fillet, which is served crumbed or battered with chips, peas and tartare sauce or the savoury leek and mushroom with sage, thyme and nut crumble.
See and do
The area around the hotel has much to offer the visitor. Local attractions include The Kelpies statues; Kailzie Gardens and Dawyck Botanic Garden.
Alternatively, you could play a round at Biggar Golf Club and try to beat the course record which is held by 99’ Open Champion Paul Lawrie.
Tinto House has many admirers on TripAdvisor. We cut this recent review for length:
‘Great hotel. Would highly recommend a visit to Tinto House. The hotel is looking great after its refurbishment. Our room was very modern and comfy. Food was amazing and staff were very pleasant and helpful. The grounds/gardens are stunning. Will definitely be returning.’
Whether you are looking for a romantic mini-break or simply want to get away for some rest and relaxation, this Big Deal with Tinto House is a great way to enjoy spring in the Scottish Borders.