A beautiful view can recharge the batteries, soothe the soul and help you feel at one with nature.
Enjoy an eyeful of Loch Earn with today’s Big Deal from The Achray House Hotel in St Fillans, Perthshire.
Set on the lochside and part of the Loch Lomond and Trossachs National Park, the hotel’s central location is ideal as base for exploration of the Southern Highlands, West Coast, and historic towns such as St Andrews, Dunkeld, Crieff and Oban.
Just over an hour’s drive from Edinburgh or Glasgow, The Achray House Hotel is a cosy spot for a winter getaway.
As well as a warm welcome, guests can look forward to gorgeous, spacious bedrooms; inviting public lounges; a real fire, popular bar and much-praised food.
Christmas gift idea
Valid from mid-February to early June, this dinner, bed and breakfast offer would make a spectacular winter into spring break.
It would also make a generous Christmas present for your nearest and dearest. Especially if they enjoy fine food.
Loch view room
Available Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Sunday, option one is for two people to have one night in a loch view twin or double room with a full Scottish breakfast; pre-dinner cocktail and nine course dinner for each guest.
Option two is for two people to have two nights in loch view twin or double room with full Scottish breakfast, pre-dinner cocktail and nine course dinner each on one night of stay. Available Tuesday to Sunday, there is a £35 supplement for Saturday night stays.
Enjoy a Mojito, Cosmopolitan or Singapore Sling for your pre-dinner cocktail.
Dinner is a nine course, whisky-inspired tasting menu. Menu is subject to change.
Rooms are spacious and comfortable with a subtle Scottish theme.
As well as a Loch Earn view, guests will enjoy a king-size bed; en-suite bathroom, bath and over-bath shower; flat-screen TV and hot drinks facilities.
Free Wi-Fi is available throughout, albeit a tad slower than in the city.
Restaurant with a view
Overlooking Loch Earn and surrounded by the natural beauty of St Fillans, The Achray House conservatory restaurant means dinner is a highlight for all the senses.
The kitchen uses the best local and seasonal produce. Although the menu changes depending what is in season, your nine course, whisky-inspired menu will feature dishes such as the smoked sweet and salty chicken with ginger noodles and soy sauce; a whisky-steamed mussel pot and a haunch of venison served with beetroot and a Laphroaig chilli chocolate sauce.
Adjacent to the conservatory restaurant, The Achray House Bar provides luxurious leather couches in which to enjoy a dram or something from the hotel’s growing gin selection.
The Achray House Hotel has a fantastic 4.5/5 on TripAdvisor with 96% of reviewers rating it as Excellent or Very Good. Edited for length, this is what recent guests thought of their experiences:
‘Excellent hotel… everything was 1st class. The staff were really friendly, polite, courteous and could not do enough for us. The room was large, clean and well equipped with a view over loch Earn- wonderful! We had the nine course tasting menu which was a great way to experience different foods… The bar and lounge area was very comfortable and welcoming with a large open fire. Definitely recommend this hotel.’
‘A lovely welcome. A pleasing room. A most enjoyable and filling taster menu dinner with some interesting courses. The hotel is very comfortable and has a friendly, informal, relaxed atmosphere. The views from most rooms were lovely. Would certainly return.’
‘Perfect getaway. We have stayed here several times. Each occasion has been better than the last. Definite feeling of family about the place. Staff are extremely helpful and professional and the owner is solicitous beyond expectation. Room was comfortable and warm and the public places were amazing with a log-burning open fireplace. There was a well stocked bar with over 50 types of whisky and about 30 locally made gins. Most rooms overlook the loch.’
Beautiful views can make a good break truly memorable. And the lochside scenery surrounding The Achray House Hotel is second to none.
Drink it all in with today’s Big Deal on a gourmet getaway to rural Perthshire.