Not many Scottish country houses can claim to have once been a stomping ground for zorses (that’s zebras bred with horses, if you’re wondering).
But as The Craigie Hotel in Midlothian was once the home of a famous naturalist, you would have seen quite a few of them trotting around.
Now a hotel, The Craigie Hotel is a zorse-free zone these days. But you can still relish the views of the Pentland Hills, explore the leafy grounds and dine in the stylish restaurant.
So why not soak up some bracing Pentland air with today’s Big Deal on an overnight stay for two with dinner and breakfast?
Easy to reach
30 minutes from Edinburgh and an hour from Glasgow, The Craigie Hotel is easy to reach for an overnight escape.
This Big Deal offers a stay for two in a deluxe twin or double room, including dinner and a full Scottish breakfast. Dinner will be a main course with a glass of house wine each.
The offer is available until the 31st March 2020, so you can explore the Pentlands in autumn, winter or spring.
Unwind in comfort
Cute vintage photos of zorses are just one of the many charms that The Craigie Hotel has to offer.
All of the elegant guest rooms are a blend of traditional and modern styles. They include beautiful bathrooms and bespoke Craigie tartan on the walls, plus the luxury bedlinen will ensure a good night’s rest.
Dine in style
In the evening, you will be dining in The Craigie Hotel’s spacious restaurant, which serves freshly prepared local produce with a Scottish feel.
Afterwards, you can relax in the well-stocked bar and sample craft beers from local breweries, Scottish gins and malt whiskies.
The Craigie Hotel is right on the doorstep of Pentland Hills Regional Park, meaning you could enjoy a bit of a ramble before heading back to the hotel for dinner.
Other attractions include Rosslyn Chapel, Straiton shopping centre and the nearby town of Peebles.
Here is a recent rave review from a TripAdvisor user:
‘Best place we stayed at. We stayed here for 3 nights during our 7 day trip to Scotland and this was our favourite place. The staff were excellent… We had both breakfast and dinner in the restaurant and everything was delicious. The rooms were very clean and nice, and I loved the shower, it had fantastic water pressure. I would want to stay here again if we ever make it back to Scotland.’ 5/5
Head to the Pentlands
You needn’t travel far to enjoy an overnight escape in the heart of the beautiful Scottish countryside, as The Craigie Hotel is handy for both Edinburgh and Glasgow.
Once there, you can explore the lovely, leafy grounds that a famous naturalist once roamed, tuck into a Scottish meal with wine and relax in the bar afterwards.
Alternatively, you could snap up this Big Deal as a Christmas gift for a very deserving couple.