It’s safe to say that Mary Queen of Scots didn’t hang out just anywhere.
In fact, if she chose to grace somewhere with her presence, it must have been pretty darn special.
She did, however, once visit a certain peaceful house set in woodlands in West Lothian. These days it is known as Macdonald Houstoun House hotel, so if you fancy afternoon tea for two in a setting fit for royalty, then we suggest that you snap up this Big Deal.
You will have the option of adding on Prosecco plus access to the very same leisure club where Mary Queen of Scots once basked in the sauna (okay, so maybe we’re fibbing a bit now).
A setting fit for royalty
Macdonald Houstoun House is a four-star hotel within easy reach of Glasgow, Edinburgh and Stirling.
Set in 22 acres of beautiful woodlands in Uphall near Livingston, it is soaked in all the atmosphere you would expect from a 16th century tower house.
The hotel’s cosy Vaulted Bar with its crackling stone fireplace is where you will be enjoying your afternoon tea for two.
Afternoon tea with optional fizz
This Big Deal has three options, with option one being afternoon tea for two, option two adding on a glass of Prosecco each and option three adding Prosecco and access to the hotel’s leisure club.
Your afternoon tea spread will include finger sandwiches; freshly baked scones with jam and clotted cream; fine pastries, and your choice of tea or coffee.
The offer is available seven days a week until the end of July.
Add on leisure club access
If you choose option three, then you can make the most of the hotel’s Vital Health and Wellbeing Club before or after your afternoon tea.
The leisure facilities include an 18-metre heated pool, sauna, steam room and fully-equipped gym, meaning you can sit back, soak in the warmth and enjoy the serene woodland atmosphere.
There is also a spa area, should you fancy booking a treatment each as well. You can arrange this directly with the hotel.
This recent visitor posted a rave review on the Macdonald Houstoun House Facebook page:
‘Massage and facial amazing. All other facilities sauna, swimming pool etc spotless everywhere. Afternoon tea really tasty and plentiful. All staff ever so friendly and helpful. Would definitely recommend and will return.’
Thoughtful gift idea
Fizzy afternoon tea followed by some pool and sauna time, then a woodland stroll? Sounds like a fabulous way to spend the day to us.
This Big Deal from the four-star Macdonald Houstoun House would make a lovely present for a couple. Or if you fancy a spring day out without having to travel too far, then it would definitely fit the bill.
So why not treat yourself and someone special to a day fit for royalty?