Ah, the sweet sound of club face meeting ball, the comforting thud of a graceful pitch hitting the green… the muffled curse as it bounces through and nestles in a bunker. Such is the familiar soundtrack of a Scottish winter on the fairways.
Today’s Big Deal provides the ideal excuse to sample some of Perthshire’s finest scenery, whether from the vantage point of the first tee or from the majestic grounds of the Murrayshall House Hotel near Perth.
With a choice of one or two nights’ stay, the offer includes a voucher for dining and inviting green fees at a choice of two fine golf courses.
With mountains looming romantically on the horizon, Murrayshall House enjoys a picturesque setting in 350 acres of park and woodland, teeming with birdlife, deer and hares.
It’s an elegant and comfortable hotel, combining tradition with contemporary touches. The deal includes accommodation in a superior room, all individually styled, furnished and decorated.
With the deal offering a dining voucher, it’s the ideal opportunity to sample the fare at the Murrayshall House restaurants. Choose from the traditional elegance of the Old Masters Restaurant or the relaxed conviviality of the Stutts Bar.
Menus put the accent on fresh local produce, serving up Scottish creations with a contemporary twist. Typical a la carte menu items created by the award-winning chef include a trio of Scottish salmon with caviar and crème fraiche and hand-dived scallops with minestrone vegetables.
There is an extensive and diverse wine list and, naturally, an excellent range of fine malts.
Option one of today’s Big Deal is for an overnight B&B stay for two in a superior room with a full Scottish breakfast, and includes a £20 dining voucher.
Option two offers a two night B&B stay for 2 in a superior room with a full Scottish breakfast, plus a £20 dining voucher per night.
In addition, guests can play a round of golf at the Murrayshall Course for £25 or the Lynedoch course for £20. A session with 50 balls on the driving range costs £3.
Bike rental for exploring the glorious surroundings is available for £15 per day.
Murrayshall House Hotel and Golf enjoys plenty of positive recommendations on TripAdvisor. Recent comments are included below:
‘I was very impressed with the location and the view was fantastic from the dining room. When I was there I dined and the food was absolutely perfect, accompanied by very good staff.’
‘The hotel grounds are stunning, views for miles and lovely gardens with ancient trees.’
‘The atmosphere is as warm as the environment is comfortable.’
After the excesses of the festive season, the New Year offers the chance to walk, drive and slice away those extra pounds on the course.
Today’s Big Deal is a great gift idea for the golf aficionado, or for anyone in need of an invigorating escape to the country.