In Romeo and Juliet, Shakespeare wrote that ‘Love is a smoke and is made with the fume of sighs’.
Well, sigh no more because if you like country house hotels then you will love today’s Big Deal on a romantic getaway to Ballathie House Hotel.
Everyone likes to be whisked away from time to time and the award-winning Ballathie House Hotel is a dream destination.
Award-winning country house hotel
The winner of the Macallan Taste of Scotland Country House of the Year, 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 – it’s the perfect location for a romantic break.
Available seven nights a week, this lovely Big Deal is for an overnight stay in a Classic 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 and very enthusiastic guest left this review in May:
5* Staff – all of the staff were exceptionally friendly and helpful
5* Room – beautiful room with dual aspect views over the river and the garden
5* Breakfast – wonderful service and fresh well cooked ingredients
5* Grounds and surrounding area – lots of roe deer in the gardens
5* For accommodating our special, gluten free dietary requirements for afternoon tea
5* The setting, on the beautiful River Tay
5* For the wonderful, warm welcome’
Stop sighing and book into Ballathie House Hotel with today’s Big Deal. Perthshire is waiting for you and your partner.