What are the three most romantic words in the English language?
Country house hotel.
Treat yourself to a luxurious liaison with today’s Big Deal on an overnight break at the beautiful Ballathie House Hotel in Perthshire.
Everyone likes to be whisked away from time to time and the award-winning Ballathie House Hotel is a dream destination.
Country house hotel
Built in the 1880s, Ballathie is an elegant, privately owned, four star country house hotel on the banks of the river Tay.
It is both a tranquil and convenient setting. Perth is on the doorstep; Dundee and St Andrews are less than an hour away while Glasgow and Edinburgh are within easy reach – it’s the prefect location for a romantic getaway.
Available seven nights a week, this lovely Big Deal is for an overnight stay in a fantastic bedroom for two.
A full Scottish breakfast in the morning will prepare you for a fun day exploring the Perthshire countryside.
Upgrades to a master bedroom may be available at £50 per room per night and suites for a supplement of £70 per room per night.
Recently refurbished, the bedrooms at Ballathie are rather spectacular. Each bedroom’s period features are matched by sensitively introduced modern touches: trouser press, hairdryer, telephone, freeview television, WiFi, tea and coffee.
Of course, each room has an outstanding bathroom enhanced by the softest bathrobes and deluxe toiletries.
2 AA Rosettes
A sumptuous cooked Scottish breakfast is included in the offer. Guests who choose to take lunch, afternoon tea or dinner in the hotel are in for a treat.
The fine dining restaurant has been awarded 2 AA rosettes for its thoughtful use of the finest seasonal ingredients that Scotland’s larder can provide.
The menus change on a daily basis but a typical starter at dinner might be the roast quail and foie gras ballotine with forestière potatoes and soy jus or the beetroot-cured Orkney salmon with vanilla crème fraiche, orange jelly and caviar.
Examples of main course dishes include the char grilled sirloin of Scotch beef with fried rooster potatoes, estate chanterelles, pearl onions and garlic butter looks a tempting choice.
See and do
From walks to distillery visits, Perthshire has plenty to offer the visitor. The hotel can also organise fishing, shooting or golfing trips.
Ballathie Country House Hotel is popular with people looking for a luxurious country break that’s not too far away.
Among previous visitors was Pete Irvine, author of the Scotland the Best guide books. This is his verdict:
‘A true country house hotel on the Tay that you fall in love with… probably the best place to stay near Perth… Good dining, great fishing, good for a weekend away.’
Over on TripAdvisor, a more recent guest left this review:
‘A wonderful hotel. We have just returned from a 3 night stay at Ballathie, it was absolutely perfect in all respects. Cold outside but the hotel was beautifully warm as was the welcome from the staff who could not do enough for the guests. The bedrooms are very well appointed, with tea and coffee facilities, robes, slippers and lovely quality toiletries. The public rooms are beautifully furnished and afford lovely views of the River Tay. The food is not simply a meal but a wonderful experience provided by a very talented and enthusiastic kitchen team. We will return in the very near future.’
Pete Irvine fell in love with Ballathie. Will you? Today’s Big Deal is an excellent opportunity to sample its pleasures.