Living at one with nature is a great idea.
Although it is perhaps best not to go the full Bear Grylls straight away.
Dip your toe in the water with a luxurious two night getaway in a five star Foxglove cottages at Drymen.
Part of a small and beautiful Victorian Estate, Foxglove Cottages are enviably situated on the world famous West Highland Way and are part of the Loch Lomond and Trossachs National Park.
With today’s Big Deal on a two night stay for two, four or six people, you can enjoy all that the surrounding countryside has to offer on a pre-Christmas break.
With vouchers valid until the end of March 2016, this deal would also make a fun Christmas present. January will seem less daunting if you have a short break in the diary.
King four poster
Available seven days a week, this offer is for a two night stay in one of the gorgeous, self catering Foxglove cottages.
Upgrade (subject to availability) to a sauna (for 2/3 people) or premier house.
Option one is for two people to stay two consecutive nights in a detached cottage with a king four poster bedroom and ensuite spa bathroom.
Option two is for a two consecutive night stay for up to four people in a detached cottage with a king four poster bedroom with ensuite spa bathroom and a second, spacious bedroom with ensuite bathroom.
Option three is for up to six people to stay two consecutive nights in a detached house with a king four poster bedroom and ensuite bathroom; a second spacious ensuite bedroom and a third super king ensuite bedroom.
There is a supplement for Friday, Saturday and Sunday night stays.
Home from home
The cottages are all fully equipped and bed, linen, duvets and towels are supplied. The WiFi is free.
To welcome you, a tray with tea, coffee and biscuits will be ready for your arrival. Christmas tree and festive decorations during December in your spacious country home.
You will be cosy. All windows are double glazed and under floor central heating with four separate control zones ensures the temperature you want.
Things to do
As well as offering quick and easy access to direct routes for visiting Stirling, Glasgow, Edinburgh, Oban and Fort William, Foxglove cottages have plenty of attractions on the doorstep including high wire adventure activities, walking, farm shops and markets, shopping at Loch Lomond Shores, Woollen Mills, several country parks to explore and golf.
You could also go for a boat trip, visit Birds of Prey, Conic Hill, eat out and recharge your batteries in wonderful fresh air.
Only minutes away by car or a 10 minute walk, guests are able to enjoy the facilities at the Buchanan Club, by purchasing a day pass (usually £8 per adult and £4 per child). The exciting leisure club facilities include a 17m swimming pool, spa, sauna, steam room with natural essence flavours, table tennis, two squash courts and solarium.
Challenge yourself to a plunge shower after a spell in the sauna. The large gymnasium offers treadmills, rowers, exercise bikes and a full range of cardiovascular equipment. A range of classes are available including aerobics, yoga, water aerobics and circuit classes. The resident beautician offers an extensive treatment list including facials, self-tanning, massage, reflexology, manicures and many more.
The Foxglove cottages have plenty of admirers on TripAdvisor:
‘Excellent cottage in a beautiful part of Scotland. Recently returned from a three night stay at Foxglove with my wife. Cottage was fantastic, had everything we needed and very comfortable. Excellent spa bath and outdoor deck area, great for relaxing when the sun is out. The surrounding area is great for walking (cottage is very close to the West Highland Way route). Will definitely be returning in the future and would highly recommend.’
While Foxglove Cottages are just a short drive from Glasgow and only a ten minute walk from Drymen’s pubs and restaurants, Foxglove enjoys a gloriously rural setting and guests often spot deer, owls, hawks and a myriad of other wildlife.
Ideal for a post-festive break and also a lovely idea for a Christmas present.
If you want to see someone smile on Christmas morning, snap up today’s Big Deal on a country getaway with Foxglove Cottages.