Nothing beats giving someone a birthday or anniversary card and seeing their face light up when a voucher for a romantic hotel escape falls out.
We call it the ‘cheeky wee getaway expression’ and it’s priceless.
So if you’re straining your brain to find that perfect gift for your partner, then look no further than this Big Deal from East Haugh House Hotel in Highland Perthshire.
The hotel was the winner of Best Hotel – Under 50 Rooms at the Prestige Awards 2019, and Hotel of the Year in 2018, as well as several awards including Country Sports Hotel and Informal Dining Hotel at the Scottish Hotel Awards 2018.
Built in the 17th century as part of the Atholl Estate, East Haugh House is an atmospheric four-star hotel in Pitlochry. It has scooped multiple awards for its hospitality, dining and fishing, so you’ll be in safe hands.
Guests can sample seasonal cuisine in the excellent restaurant, relax in front of the fireplace or stroll around the two acres of gardens.
All of the individually designed bedrooms have charming Victorian touches, as well as an ensuite bathroom, flat screen TV, luxury toiletries, fluffy white towels, free WiFi and tea & coffee making facilities.
Quirkily, all rooms are named after classic salmon fishing flies.
One or two night stay
Available seven days until the end of March, this Big Deal has three options:
Option one is for an overnight stay for two, staying in a small twin, small double or classic cosy room.
Option two adds on dinner to the above and option three adds on an extra night, with dinner on the first night. All choices include a full cooked Scottish breakfast.
There is a supplement of £20 for Friday stays and £40 for Saturdays, payable directly to the hotel.
There are a number of room upgrades available, subject to availability, with supplements per room, per night payable to the hotel.
If you choose options two or three, you will receive a £25 per person spend a la carte spend in the hotel’s award-winning Two Sisters restaurant.
The menu showcases seasonal flavours crafted by a first class team, including acclaimed Head Chef Neil McGown and Scotland’s Sous-chef of the Year, Steven Fleetham.
Typical mains might include slow-braised shoulder of Balmacolly Farm lamb; haggis, neeps ‘n’ tatties with local whisky & shallot cream sauce, and seasonal gnocchi using local produce from Fonab Farm.
Golfing, fishing and whisky
There is plenty to do in this peaceful Perthshire area.
You can enjoy fishing on the River Tay, golfing on the Pitlochry course and whisky tasting at Edradour Distillery. The House of Bruar is nearby for shopping as well.
Or you could just take a romantic woodland stroll together followed by a drink in the hotel’s bar.
These are the kind of glowing reviews that have earned East Haugh House Hotel a TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence:
‘We stayed here in the lodge with our girls and ate in the hotel. The lodge and hotel are very comfortable and spotless. Lovely fluffy towels and amazing toiletries! The staff in the hotel are relaxed and friendly and always welcoming and helpful. The food is fantastic for adults and the kids menu was very much appreciated by our 9 year old! We have been before as a couple and stayed in the hotel and equally enjoyed the lodge as a family! The selection of gins is also fantastic! We will be back. Thank you again East Haugh team!!’
Put a smile on someone’s face
If you’d like to add a touch of sparkle to someone’s birthday, anniversary or Christmas this year, then why not treat them to a stay at East Haugh House?
With its Highland Perthshire setting, dining, gardens, river walks and golfing, you will have plenty to keep you occupied.