The Big Deal meteorologists have consulted their tea leaves and the consensus seems to be that this summer will be scorchio.
So put your Franglais phrase book back down and enjoy a convenient getaway with today’s Big Deal on an overnight dinner, bed and breakfast stay at the four star Grange Manor on the outskirts of Grangemouth.
You might just discover that a short break which can be reached by car is rather more relaxing than one which involves an airport check-in.
Country house hotel
Set in landscaped gardens (ideal for an appetite-building stroll), Grange Manor has the look and feel of a country house hotel but is only a short drive from Edinburgh or Glasgow and just minutes from Falkirk, Stirling and West Lothian.
Originally the factor’s house for the Earl of Zetland’s estates, Grange Manor was built in the late 19th century and its elaborate cornicing and exquisite wooden staircases speak of more lavish times.
Bottle of wine in room
Available Sunday to Thursday, this Big Deal is for two people to enjoy an overnight getaway break in a comfortable double or twin room. A bottle of house red or white wine will be in your room when you check in.
A full Scottish breakfast and £15 per person dinner allocation are included in the offer.
While it was built more than 200 years ago, Grange Manor has plenty of modern comforts.
Stylishly decorated, the ensuite rooms are well equipped with all the amenities you would expect in a four star hotel: hot drinks facilities, hair dryer, satellite channels and, of course, free Wi-Fi.
Seasonal and local menus
The dinner spend is for Cook’s Bar and Kitchen, the converted, 19th century coach house in the grounds of Grange Manor.
The award-winning kitchen brigade are a talented crew who excel at using top quality, locally sourced ingredients to create appetising, seasonal menus.
Typical main courses might be the beer-battered haddock; the flat iron steak with skinny fries or sizzling fajitas.
Grange Manor is situated perfectly for exploring wonderful local attractions such as the dramatic Kelpies and the Falkirk Wheel – the world’s first and only rotating boat lift.
The Grange Manor has attracted lots of good reviews on TripAdvisor. These excerpts are from recent reviews:
‘Had a lovely overnight stay… Hotel was lovely and very clean. Staff very helpful and friendly
. We had a lovely meal in the restaurant… As The Kelpies were nearby we… had a walk along to see them. It’s only about ten minute walk… Kelpies were amazing… Had a lovely night’s sleep in the huge double bed and brilliant shower in the morning. Breakfast was excellent, such a varied choice. Would definitely return but for two nights next time.’
‘Check-in was friendly and quick. Rooms were excellent, all three were large, clean and comfortable. Hotel was very busy so we had to settle for a late dinner reservation but quality of food was excellent so worth the wait. Overall a very enjoyable break, excellent value for money and wouldn’t hesitate to visit again.’
Sometimes the best things in life are right on the doorstep.
Grange Manor is easy and quick to reach from anywhere in central Scotland.
Which means that this convenient Big Deal would be perfect for a romantic getaway, a refreshing break or simply a relaxing change of scene.