Often described as where the mountains meet the loch, Killin in Perthshire is situated at the west end of Loch Tay.
Centred around the scenic Falls of Dochart, it is arguably the most picturesque village in Scotland.
With Ben Lawers and the Tarmachan Ridge within easy striking distance, Killin is also ideal for anyone who loves the great outdoors.
Only an hour and a half from Glasgow and Edinburgh, Killin Hotel is the perfect base from which to explore it all.
And the hotel’s Big Deal on an overnight dinner, bed and breakfast stay for two is a great place to start.
Christmas gift idea
Overlooking the River Lochay, the hotel has built a reputation on its friendly welcome, relaxed service, great Scottish food and comfortable bedrooms.
For us, the biggest selling point is the roaring log fire that keeps the guest lounge and bar nice and toasty during the colder months.
Available until Christmas Eve and then from early January to the end of March 2018, this offer would be perfect for a winter break in the Perthshire countryside.
It would also make a very romantic Christmas gift.
Two course dinner
Available seven days a week, this offer is for two people to enjoy an overnight stay in a double or twin room with a full Scottish breakfast in the morning – just the thing to set you up for a day in the country.
The offer also includes a two course dinner from the table d’hôte menu.
All rooms are ensuite with colour TV and hot drinks trays. There is free Wi-Fi in the guest lounge.
There is a £30 supplement for Saturday night stays.
A delicious two course dinner is included in the offer.
The kitchen team cooks to order and likes to use as much local produce as possible.
Typical starters might be the ham hock and pea terrine with side salad, Melba toast and red onion chutney or the freshly battered Red Gurnard goujons with a mixed leaf salad and citrus tartare sauce.
Popular main courses include the slow cooked pork belly with creamy mash, braised red cabbage and cider jus or the mushroom and dolcelatte risotto with fresh crusty garlic bread.
See & do
Where to start? Distillery visits, wildlife safaris, fishing, off-road driving, mountain climbs and golf are all available in the area surrounding Killin.
Alternatively, curl up with a good book in front of that roaring log fire.
Lots of guests have left enthusiastic reviews of Killin Hotel on TripAdvisor:
‘Great hotel. Lovely hotel, old fashioned with great features. Room was clean and toasty warm with lovely views. Great night’s sleep and nice and quiet. Food was amazing and the staff were so helpful and friendly. Would definitely stay again. Totally recommend to anyone wanting a lively, friendly hotel.’
‘Excellent and one to revisit… A lovely hotel in a really nice location. The room was a good size, clean and with everything you need… Nice comfy bed and we had a river view from our room too, which was a bonus. The breakfast here is excellent. As well as a hot breakfast available there is a large selection of cereals, yoghurts, toasting machine, hot and cold drinks and really nice porridge. We filled up so much that we skipped lunch both days…’
We mentioned that this offer from Killin Hotel would make a great Christmas present.
It would also be ideal for anyone who just wants to relax after a busy festive period.
Perthshire in winter has a rugged beauty and this offer would be perfect for anyone who appreciates the appeal of a satisfyingly challenging hike up a Munro on crisp, clear day.