Some hotels just have that star quality. By which we mean, they pick up awards like a hot actor collects Oscars and Emmys and Golden Globes.
In 2018, Achray House Hotel by Loch Earn won Best Hotel & Restaurant from LUX Life Magazine and was also ranked one of the best small hotels in Perthshire by TravelMyth.
And if that wasn’t enough, it also bagged itself a TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence.
So if gorgeous lochside views and fabulous foodie experiences sound good to you, then read on as this Culinary Getaway Package is for you…
Escape to the loch
Set on Loch Earn and part of Loch Lomond & Trossachs National Park, Achray House is a great base for exploring St. Andrews, Dunkeld, Crieff and Oban (if you can drag yourself away from those beautiful views, that is).
Just over an hour’s drive from Edinburgh or Glasgow, it’s easy enough to get to as well.
As well as a warm welcome, you can look forward to a lochside patio, popular bar serving a wide selection of gin and whisky, real fire and much-praised food.
Dine with a view
Overlooking Loch Earn and surrounded by the natural beauty of St. Fillans village, the Achray House conservatory restaurant means dinner is a treat for both the eyes and the taste buds.
Although the menu changes seasonally, expect gourmet delights such as whisky-steamed mussel pot or haunch of venison served with Laphroaig chilli chocolate sauce.
Led by head chef Filip Verheyden, the kitchen team focuses on delivering a weekly menu of outstanding Scottish ingredients, to ensure dishes of terrific flavours and striking presentation based on classical French techniques.
Please note, the a la carte restaurant is open Tuesday to Saturday. On Sundays, a traditional Scottish Sunday roast is served and on Mondays guests can dine from the bar menu.
Culinary getaway package
With options valid until the end of April 2020, this Big Deal on a culinary getaway package for two gives you a chance to enter into foodie heaven for one, two or three nights. You will both be staying in a standard twin or double room.
Options one and four are on an overnight package with breakfast, a welcome cocktail on arrival and a £70 menu allowance for two people.
Options two and five are on a two night package with breakfast, a loch or garden view room, afternoon tea with a cocktail on arrival, and seven course tasting menu for two on the first night.
Options three and six are on a three night culinary getaway package with breakfast, a loch or garden view room, afternoon tea with a cocktail on arrival, and a seven course tasting menu to enjoy for two on the first night.
Pets are allowed in garden rooms, which you can arrange directly with the hotel. Travelling by train? You can also be whisked from Stirling Station with a complimentary pickup at your request.
All guest rooms at Achray House Hotel are spacious and comfortable with a subtle Scottish theme.
As well as a king size bed and the highest quality bedding for a lovely night’s rest, you can enjoy state-of-the-art perks like a flat-screen TV with satellite (including Sky Sports), an Alexa and a Nespresso machine. Free WiFi is available throughout.
You can stay on Friday or Saturdays for a supplement of £29 or upgrade to a superior room for £35 per night.
Achray House Hotel has earned itself a TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence for its fantastic reviews. Here are a couple of recent ones:
‘Excellent food, excellent staff. The meal was of a high quality, wouldn’t be surprised if this place attains a michelin star in the future. The staff are very good especially the young Scottish host (i believe was called Scott) who knew how to look after the guests.The beds were very comfortable and the location is great. Definitely recommend staying.’
‘Great room, great hosts. The place is wonderful, peaceful, quiet and the rooms are a charm. You feel welcome and our hosts are very helpful. There is even a little jug of Porto waiting in your room. The restaurant is absolutely amazing and the food is delicious and fine. Great chef in the kitchen! ’
Gourmet cuisine, stunning loch views and super comfy rooms – there’s plenty to be enjoyed on a stay at Achray House Hotel.
This Big Deal on a Culinary Getaway Package for one, two or three nights gives you a chance to enjoy some first class dining, take a waterside stroll and breathe in the quiet.
Plus as it’s available until the end of April 2020, you can enjoy this escape as a winter or early spring treat.
And if you’re looking for a gift for a foodie couple, then this will definitely dazzle them.