What does the Independent Hotel of the Year look like?
According to the distinguished judging panel of the Catering in Scotland (CIS) Excellence Awards 2014, it looks exactly like Ballathie House Hotel in Perthshire.
The CIS recognition is just one in a long line of awards which have been lavished on this stunning country house hotel.
Experience all that it has to offer with today’s Big Deal on a relaxing getaway to Ballathie House Hotel.
Award-winning country house hotel
Ideal for a romantic break, Ballathie is an elegant, privately owned, four star country house hotel on the banks of the River Tay.
It enjoys 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.
Available seven nights a week, this lovely Big Deal is for an overnight stay in a Classic bedroom for two. A bottle of wine in your room on arrival is included in the offer.
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 within easy reach.
Among previous visitors was Tom Peterkin of Scotland on Sunday. In August of this year, he wrote:
‘A stay at Ballathie is a truly memorable and charming experience… Stunning location… sensational views of the Tay.’
Over on TripAdvisor, an equally enthusiastic guest left this review in October. We’ve edited it for length:
‘An excellent country house hotel. We decided to have an overnight here to celebrate our anniversary, having had our wedding here quite a few years ago… Our room was very spacious and comfortable, with lovely views of the river and gardens. The bathroom was huge with plenty of fluffy towels and good quality smellies.
‘Dinner was very well presented and delicious, featuring plenty of seasonal fish and game… Coffee by the fire was a lovely end to the meal, with no drive home! Breakfast too was very civilised in the beautiful dining room and with the same attentive service we enjoyed at dinner.’
The run up to Christmas can feel long and draining. Recharge your batteries with a romantic getaway to Ballathie House Hotel thanks to today’s Big Deal.