As summer approaches, the urge to escape the city becomes irresistible. Especially when it means exchanging those office walls for something a little more rural and luxurious, if only for one night.
Today’s Big Deal whisks you off to idyllic Perthshire for a four-star overnight stay at Ballathie House, an elegant country hotel in a private estate on the banks of the Tay.
Ballathie House is something of a star of the Scottish hospitality industry, racking up the awards. It’s easy to see why. Dating from 1880, the country house hotel combines Victorian baronial splendour with a very contemporary approach to comfort. The tranquil grounds of the private riverside estate offer the perfect option for a relaxed stay.
Available seven days a week, today’s Big Deal option one is for two people to enjoy an overnight break in a classic twin or double room at Ballathie House, with full Scottish breakfast.
The hotel’s classic bedrooms are individually-styled, combining traditional country house period décor with modern touches; trouser press, hairdryer, telephone, Freeview TV, Wi-Fi and tea and coffee facilities.
Among the hotel’s accolades are a couple of AA rosettes for the dining. The restaurant has views over the Tay, and the menus reflect the best of local and seasonal produce.
Head Chef Scott Scorer offers a contemporary take on classic cuisine, with lunch and dinner menus that change daily. Expect local venison, woodland game, trout and salmon, Scottish beef and seasonal produce to crop up regularly on the menus.
Out and about
Ballathie House Hotel is located in Kinclaven, Stanley, just 30 minutes from Perth. Nearby attractions include several scenic and challenging golf courses along with some of Scotland’s finest fishing and game shooting facilities.
Hiking and cycling opportunities are numerous, with plenty of trails to explore. Or why not just enjoy the grounds, the riverbank and the comforts of Ballathie House?
Ballathie House hotel is appreciated not only by the industry, but by paying guests, as these recent TripAdvisor reviews confirm:
‘Full of charm and character with lots of interesting features about the hotel’s history. Tasteful decor, relaxing atmosphere, very clean and comfortable bedroom, friendly and attentive staff, delicious food which was beautifully presented, all added to our most enjoyable stay.’
‘Wonderful hospitality from a brilliant team, and simply a great experience.
The location, accommodation, food and warmth of welcome were exceptional.’
With vouchers valid until mid July, this Big Deal break at Ballathie House Hotel offers a tempting summer break in a tranquil rural setting.
Ballathie House is renowned for its luxurious facilities and warm welcome, so why not whisk a loved one off to rural Perthshire for a memorable and relaxing getaway?