There are two surefire ways to escape the winter blues.
The first is to hop on board a magic flying carpet to Narnia. The other is to spend the night away from it all in a luxurious spa hotel.
And while it might be tricky tracking down an enchanted rug as a Christmas gift for a love one, a leisure break is a much more accessible surprise.
This Big Deal from Gleddoch Hotel, Spa & Golf in Renfrewshire on an overnight break for two includes an upgraded room, three-course dinner and full use of the leisure facilities.
Who needs flying carpets for Christmas when you’ve got dreamy leisure hotels?
Multi-million pound refurbishment
Based within 360 acres of grounds with spectacular vistas over the River Clyde, Ben Lomond and the rolling Renfrewshire hills, the Gleddoch Hotel at Langbank is ideal for a refreshing getaway.
The hotel had a multi-million pound refurbishment fairly recently with the deluxe Imperia Spa as a new addition.
Overnight stay for two
Available until the 31st March 2019, this Big Deal is for two people to enjoy an overnight break with breakfast and a three course dinner from the market menu.
Option one is for a one night stay in an Executive Super King room, available Sunday to Thursday.
Option two is for a one night stay in an Executive Super King room, available for Friday or Saturday night stays.
You can upgrade to a Clyde View room for £20.
Customers staying on this offer can also add on afternoon tea for £15.
As well as a delicious Scottish or continental breakfast, guests will enjoy a three course dinner from the market menu in the spectacular VISTA restaurant.
They can also make full use of the fantastic spa facilities in the new Imperia Spa. Why not swim a few lengths in the heated indoor swimming pool or take it easy in the sauna and steam room? For those looking to burn energy, there is a fully equipped gym.
Of course, there is always the option of booking a spa treatment. This offer includes a 25% discount on pre-booked therapies.
The Gleddoch Imperia spa is run by trained professional therapists, who offer guests the ultimate pampering experience using a range of Elemis and ishga products.
Enjoy beautiful views
Newly refurbished and looking gorgeous, the Executive Super King rooms have views over the River Clyde or the resort’s manicured golf course.
Elegantly decorated, all of the rooms have free WiFi, LCD flatscreen TVs, USB charging points, a laptop safe and complimentary toiletries from Elemis.
With this offer, you will also have the option of upgrading to a Clyde View room.
Dine on local produce
The aptly named VISTA restaurant has beautiful views of the River Clyde, Ben Lomond and the hills of Renfrewshire.
The chefs like to use fresh, local produce across a range of regularly changing menus.
Sample main courses from the market menu might be the pan-seared bream with cous cous and a tomato dressing or the braised shin of beef with mushroom purée, kale, herb croquette and a bacon & mushroom sauce.
Try the Championship golf course
Widely regarded as being one of the most scenic in the West of Scotland, the 18-hole Championship layout course is one of Gleddoch’s biggest attractions.
The traditional 18-hole course is joined by a 4-hole Academy course and a 300-yard practice ground with covered bays.
The Championship course features a challenging mix of both park and heathland, with stunning views across the countryside to the Clyde Estuary.
The 6450-yard course consists of gently undulating fairways, large greens and a real variety of holes to challenge even the most proficient golfer.
Gleddoch Hotel, Spa & Golf has been attracting lots of positive reviews since its refurbishment. These are extracts from longer, recent reviews on TripAdvisor:
‘Beautiful hotel with very pleasant staff… this is a beautiful hotel in a fantastic location with some stunning views… the rooms are very clean, fresh and have the best showers we’ve seen in a hotel. Restaurant food is very nice… staff were so pleasant… the view you had while having your breakfast was breathtaking. We used the spa too which was spotless and well kept… in the morning we played golf on this stunning course… the Green keepers keep it very playable… staff were so friendly, we will definitely be back soon and would recommend this hotel to all…’
‘Wonderful, relaxing stay… the breakfast was so tasty and warm. Great pancakes with maple syrup. The three course dinner was the best I had in a long time. The staff are so friendly and helpful…’
Christmas gift inspiration
If you really want to impress someone this Christmas, then surprise them with the gift of an overnight dinner, bed and breakfast stay at Gleddoch Hotel, Spa & Golf.
Whether your loved one enjoy’s strolling around golf courses, floating in heated swimming pools or dining on gourmet food, this would make a very luxurious treat for them.