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History is full of amazing ideas.
The wheel. The World Wide Web. Waterproof eyeliner.
Or that idea you just had to head off on a country house spa break with your partner. Pure and utter genius.
Make that idea a reality with this Handpicked Deal on an overnight stay for two at Dunkeld House hotel in Perthshire, which includes dinner and a spa treatment each.
Dunkeld House actually started life as the 19th century home of a duke. Now you can enjoy the blue blood experience for yourself on a pampering spa break in this recently refurbished hotel.
Just over an hour’s drive from Glasgow and Edinburgh, Dunkeld House enjoys a tranquil spot on the banks of the River Tay and is set in 280 acres of woodland estate.
Once you are there, it will feel as if the rest of the world doesn’t exist at all…
Valid Monday to Thursday until the 28th March, this Handpicked Deal on an overnight stay at Dunkeld House is based on two people sharing a standard twin or double room.
As well as a two course dinner for two in the Riverside Restaurant, you can also unwind with an express spa treatment each as well as full access to the leisure facilities.
You will be staying in an elegant guest room decorated in a contemporary Scottish style. Facilities include comfy chairs, a desk, free WiFi, Freeview TV, luxury toiletries and tea & coffee making facilities.
In the morning, you can tuck into a full Scottish breakfast before taking one last a walk through the woods or along the riverbank.
Express spa treatment
The newly refurbished Dunkeld House Hotel Spa offers soothing therapies from both the ishga organic skincare range and the hotel’s own Hebridean seaweed-based treatments.
With this offer, you can both enjoy a 30-minute express ishga treatment. Take your pick from an express facial, express massage, salt & oil scrub, and maternity back, neck & shoulder massage (safe for clients who are 13 weeks pregnant or more).
If you would like to book yourself an extra treatment in advance, then you will get the perk of a £10 to use towards it.
Scenic swimming pool
Afterwards, you can make the most of the hotel’s heated pool with its views of the Craigvinean Hills, followed by the whirlpool spa bath, steam room and sauna.
Complimentary hire of robe and slippers is included.
Your two course evening meal (starter and main) will be served in the recently relaunched Riverside Restaurant, which offers the best produce fresh from Scotland’s lochs, countryside, rivers and seas.
The table d’hôte menu changes regularly but typical starters might be the venison carpaccio or the duo of sea trout.
Popular main courses include the slow-cooked, salted feather blade of beef Wellington or the pork belly with scallop ceviche, Stornoway black pudding bonbon, pearl barley and swede fondants.
Afterwards, guests can cosy up in the Bar & Lounge while sipping on a malt whisky.
There is no shortage of happy guests leaving reviews of the Hilton Dunkeld House on TripAdvisor. These are excerpts from recent, longer reviews:
‘Fantastic stay. Just back from a short break to Dunkeld House Hotel. This was our fourth stay and our room was the best one yet. The hotel is undergoing refurbishment but we knew this before we went. The refurbishment did not affect our stay in any way, we even had the privilege of eating in the conservatory on its first day of opening. The food was excellent and staff very friendly and polite…’
‘Wonderful hotel. Beautiful rooms! Excellent service! The staff are very friendly and extremely accommodating… There is a spa, fishing, bicycling and a nature trail that runs along the River Tay… I enjoyed the steam room, Jacuzzi, sauna and pool and had a detox body wrap at the spa. I highly recommend this hotel!’
‘Made welcome from the moment we arrived. Room immaculate, dinner delicious and the grounds stunning. So friendly and excellent value for money. Will definitely return in the near future. From the moment you turn in the drive you know that Dunkeld House is going to be something special, from the deer in the field or the red squirrels in the trees. Absolutely stunning location and a nice stroll into Dunkeld by the riverside.’
Escape everything for a night
Heading off to a country house hotel with your other half is always a good idea.
And should your stay include a spa treatment and elegant Scottish dining, then it is a truly amazing idea.
So why not add a little serenity to early 2019 and whisk your favourite person off to Dunkeld House Perthshire?