Forget white, grey, brown, all the drab and dreich colours of winter. Green is back, with the first signs of spring, and it’s time to come out of your sofa-bound hibernation and rediscover the joys of the countryside.
Gently does it though. Today’s Big Deal at the Green Hotel Golf and Leisure Resort in Perthshire offers an overnight stay or mini-break in a scenic setting by Loch Leven, but includes plenty of luxurious indoor comforts and some superb dining as part of the package.
Available Sunday to Thursday, the Big Deal option one is for two people to enjoy an overnight dinner, bed and breakfast stay in a standard twin or double room at the Green Hotel Golf and Leisure Resort in Perthshire.
Option two is for a two-night B&B mini-break with dinner on one of those nights.
Friday and Saturday night bookings are available for a supplement of £20 per night per room.
Full cooked breakfast is included in both offers and the offers feature a £16 per person allowance to be used in your choice of the resort restaurants.
The resort offers a choice of two hotels: The Green and The Windlestrae Hotel. The Green Hotel is the more traditional historic property and has its origins as an 18th-century coaching inn on the stagecoach route from Queensferry to Perth. Just across the village green, The Windlestrae Hotel has a more contemporary feel.
The two hotels offer a super range of facilities, including 93 bedrooms across both hotels, landscaped gardens, two fine parkland 18 hole golf courses, Gravity leisure club based at The Windlestrae Hotel (with 20 meter indoor swimming pool, gymnasium, jacuzzi, steam and sauna), Beauty Room Spa, a choice of 3 restaurants and onsite complimentary car parking.
All of the rooms have en-suite bathrooms, TVs and tea/coffee making facilities as standard. There is free high-speed internet access throughout the hotels.
Subject to availability, guests can choose which hotel they would prefer to stay in.
Your dinner allocation can be used in your choice of the hotel’s restaurants.
Basil’s is a modern restaurant distinguished by a stylish trompe l’oeuil mural. The innovative menu makes extensive use of locally-sourced produce, organic where possible. Typical items might include Balmore whisky-smoked salmon, pheasant terrine, daube of Perthshire beef with root vegetables and all-butter lemon tart with Perthshire blueberries & basil.
For a more informal meal, the newly-refurbished Jock’s Bar is a relaxed space with Black Watch themed décor. Its menu features a variety of pub classics, burgers and steaks.
Monty’s restaurant, offering tasty Italian dishes, is also open as another dining option for those staying on Friday/Saturday nights.
The Gravity health and leisure complex at the Green Hotel features all the amenities you’ll need for a workout or relaxation session, with a gym, swimming pool, sauna and Jacuzzi.
This deal also offers 5pm guests a 20% discount on treatments at the Beauty Spa, which stocks all the latest products including Jane Iredale Make-up and SOTHYS Paris. Experienced therapists can help you decide on the best treatments.
Out and about
Golf is an obvious draw here, with two great courses right by the hotel.
The Green Hotel is also very close to Loch Leven. The heritage trail around the loch is ideal for relaxed strolls or a scenic cycle ride. The romantic and historic Lochleven Castle, located on an island in the loch, can be reached by boat trips from Kinross.
Birdwatching vantage points abound, with an informative RSPB visitor centre on the southern shore of the loch.
The Green Hotel Golf and Leisure Resort has attracted plenty of positive feedback on TripAdvisor, including these recent comments, edited for length:
‘Stayed for two nights, the staff was very friendly and the food was lovely, we also used the pool and spa. It is also close to Loch Leven which is very good for walking and seeing the local wildlife.’
‘Rooms were big, clean and very comfortable. We ate in Basil’s restaurant and the food was amazing. The lamb and the salmon just melted in your mouth. Breakfast was great.’
This Big Deal offers the ideal opportunity to enjoy a spring break in Perthshire, taking advantage of superb leisure facilities and some enjoyable dining.
It would make a great surprise gift for a birthday or anniversary and savour an escape from the city.