Loch Rannoch features a crannog or artificial island which, during the 18th century, was thought to be a hideout for outlawed members of the MacGregor clan.
Outlaws on the run are fairly thin on the ground in Perthshire these days but Loch Rannoch is still a gorgeous spot where people go to escape the hurly-burly of modern life.
Take up today’s Big Deal on a one or two night break at the Macdonald Loch Rannoch Hotel and relax in one of the most beautiful parts of Scotland.
Nestled in the heart of the Highlands, the hotel is situated on the north shore above Loch Rannoch and offers majestic views of the water and the statuesque, surrounding hills.
Although only two and a half hours from Glasgow or Edinburgh, the hotel feels gloriously distant from the frantic rush of the city centre and is ideally placed for hill walking, distillery visits and touring the region’s castles.
Option one of this offer is for two people to enjoy an overnight stay in a classic twin or double ensuite room. The offer includes a full Scottish breakfast and a three course dinner from the market menu.
Option two is for two people to have a two consecutive night stay with a full Scottish breakfast each morning and a three course dinner from the market menu on the first night of your stay.
Both options are available seven nights a week. There is a £20 supplement for Saturday night stays.
Depending on availability there may be the option to upgrade to a loch view room.
Eat, drink and be merry
As well as a full Scottish breakfast, both options include a three course dinner from the market menu in the stylish Ptarmigan Restaurant.
As well as stunning views to Schiehallion, the restaurant offers classic and modern Scottish dishes with an emphasis on seasonal, local produce.
The menu changes regularly but typical dishes might be the poached fillet of Shetland salmon or the braised Highland lamb shank served with a whisky rosemary jus and clap shot potatoes.
Featuring a heated swimming pool, steam room, sauna and gym, the hotel’s Craig Varr Leisure Complex is the ideal way to relax after a long day in the hills.
Many guests like to enjoy the views of Loch Rannoch from the loungers.
Macdonald Loch Rannoch Hotel has lots of friends on TripAdvisor. This is what a recent visitor had to say:
‘Loch Rannoch treat. The room was delightful, the service excellent and the staff, polite and helpful. The food on offer was locally sourced and organic where possible. Breakfast was a rare treat with many options including a full Scottish breakfast cooked to order.’
Christmas present idea
With vouchers valid until the end of March 2015, this Big Deal could be used as a wonderful Christmas present.
A relaxing short break in the Highlands of Perthshire would be a welcome find in any Christmas stocking.