Here are seven luxurious accommodation suggestions which would make incredible Christmas presents.
Fairmont St Andrews
Enjoy a relaxing overnight getaway in an outstanding five star hotel with this Big Deal at the Fairmont St Andrews hotel.
Blessed by beautiful beaches, sea air and two championship golf courses, St. Andrews really is the perfect Scottish getaway destination.
A world class hotel set on a 520 acre estate, Fairmont St Andrews makes the most of its unique coastal setting.
Overlooking the medieval skyline of St Andrews and with views out to the North Sea, it is a beautiful spot in which to let every day cares and worries float away.
Available seven days, today’s Big Deal is for two people to enjoy an overnight stay in a king or double-double Fairmont view guest room with a full Scottish breakfast in The Squire restaurant in the morning.
Offer includes free WiFi and full use of leisure facilities.
If you choose option two, then you can look forward to a stunning three course table d’hôte meal in either La Cucina or St. Andrews Bar & Grill.
Along with a menu which focuses on freshly prepared Italian classics, La Cucina has all the charm of a traditional trattoria paired with contemporary flair.
Alternatively, enjoy Scottish steak and local seafood cooked to perfection in St. Andrews Bar & Grill.
Gorgeous spa and health club
The luxurious health club at the Fairmont St Andrews features the latest gym equipment; spacious male and female locker rooms; a sixteen metre indoor swimming pool; Jacuzzi; sauna, steam room and snail shower.
Big Deal guests are welcome to use the facilities.
Fairmont St Andrews hotel is a world class golfing resort – voted eighteenth in The World’s Top Golf Resorts by a Condé Nast Traveller reader’s poll and ranked number 22 in The World’s Best Golf Hotels by Golf Digest.
Guests are welcome to book rounds on The Torrance or Kittocks course.
With its sea views, state-of-the-art spa and choice of restaurants, Fairmont St. Andrews is the perfect setting for a romantic escape for two.
Valid from 2nd January ‘til 31st March 2020, this Big Deal is a gift with that all important “wow” factor. Seasonal shut-outs apply.
From £169 for an overnight B&B stay for two at Fairmont St Andrews hotel.
Parties, tennis and afternoon tea — those Edwardians certainly knew how to have a good time.
So why not embrace your own Edwardian chic on a stay for two in a 5-star country house hotel?
Built in the early 1900s, Greywalls overlooks the Firth of Forth and is known as a golfer’s paradise. Thanks to its award-winning fine dining in the Chez Roux restaurant, it is also a gourmet paradise.
Designed by famous architect Sir Edwin Lutyens, Greywalls hotel fully embodies Scottish country house splendour.
Overlooking the world-famous Muirfield championship course, it is no surprise that Greywalls has earned a stellar reputation with golfers. Yet there is so much more to this graceful mansion house than golf.
You can also enjoy sweeping Firth of Forth views, a fine dining restaurant and plenty of Edwardian charm in the drawing rooms, lounges and library. And let’s not forget the walled gardens designed by the famous Gertrude Jekyll, including a grass tennis court, croquet lawn and putting green.
Edwardian period decor
Today’s Big Deal is for a stay for two with breakfast included. Option one is for a large cottage room and option two is for a large main house room.
Each of the 23 en suite bedrooms at Greywalls is unique with its own décor, period touches and antique furnishings.
Most rooms enjoy uninterrupted views over either Muirfield and the Firth of Forth, or the gardens and gentle rolling farmlands leading to the Lammermuir Hills.
The hotel’s award-winning Chez Roux restaurant is the brainchild of superstar chef Albert Roux, so expect classical French dishes that showcase local produce.
Although dishes change regularly, typical mains might include the poached Loch Duart salmon, the roast breast of Gartmorn duck and the Gilmour’s beef fillet rolled in onion ash.
Note, dining is not included with the Big Deal.
We have mentioned that Greywalls Hotel has a lot to offer golfers. But if that’s not your bag, then there’s plenty more to see in the area, including coastal walks, wildlife watching and castles such as Tantallon. Plus Edinburgh is only a 30-minute drive away.
Available seven days a week until 29th February 2020, with a £30 supplement for Saturday night stays. Festive shut-outs apply.
Every so often, you need to get away from everyday life and enter a world of peaceful drawing rooms, fine dining and coastal strolls.
Greywalls offers all of this and much more.
From £145 for an overnight B&B stay for two at Greywalls.
Lodge for up to 6 People at Auchrannie Resort, Isle of Arran
Arran is one of Scotland’s true treasures, right up there with Bali and Santorini as one of the most beautiful islands in the world. Best of all, it’s just over two hours from Glasgow.
So why not treat a loved one – or even the whole family – to an Arran escape as a Christmas gift this year?
All of the lovely, airy lodges have views over Goat Fell mountain and expansive living, kitchen and dining areas.
You will have your own private patio or balcony, as well as a TV and full WiFi.
Facilities at the resort include no less than three restaurants, a bar, luxurious spa, 20 metre swimming pool, sauna, steam room, fitness suite and sports hall.
This Big Deal on a two night lodge stay is available until the 6th February 2019 and includes free transport from the ferry to the resort if you’re not driving.
You can choose from two options. Option one is for a two night stay in a two bedroom lodge, sleeping up to six people. Option two is for a two night stay in a three bedroom lodge, sleeping up to eight people.
Every inch of Auchrannie resort is modern, sleek and welcoming. Restaurant choices include the relaxed Cruize Bar & Brasserie; Brambles Seafood + Grill with its cosy fireplace; and Eighteen69, which serves Scottish themed tapas in a glasshouse overlooking the gardens.
If you’d like to make this a family trip, then the kids will love the activity-filled children’s play barn with its three-tier indoor mega soft play.
There is also a teen zone, internet area, big screen TV, library and free WiFi.
Whether you fancy a leisure break with a bit of pool, sauna and spa time; an intimate escape with your partner, or a fun getaway with family and friends, Auchrannie can be anything that you want it to be.
So why not book yourself an Arran adventure between now and February?
And needless to say, this luxury lodge stay would make a very romantic Christmas gift as well…
From £249 for a two night stay in a two bedroom lodge at Auchrannie Resort. Seasonal shut-outs apply.
One Devonshire Gardens by Hotel du Vin
This Big Deal is for an overnight stay for two in a Club room at the recently-refurbished One Devonshire Gardens by Hotel du Vin with a two course dinner and breakfast.
Set within an impressive five star Victorian terrace in Glasgow’s chic West End, the bedrooms at One Devonshire Gardens have been carefully converted to retain many of their charming original Victorian features.
The luxurious rooms feature hand-sprung mattresses, fine Egyptian linen, deep baths and powerful monsoon showers, plasma TVs and Nespresso machines.
This Big Deal includes a two course dinner from the prix fixe menu in the hotel’s restaurant.
Elegant Christmas present
The talented kitchen team in the restaurant at One Devonshire Gardens are passionate about using produce which is fresh, seasonal, locally sourced and, wherever possible, organic.
Typical starters from the prix fixe menu might be the carrot and ginger velouté, and the chicken liver parfait with salt-baked beetroot and brioche.
Mains may include the lamb rump with lentil dahl, curried cauliflower, masala onions and red wine jus, and the risotto with wild Scottish mushrooms and truffle.
If you fancy a dessert, you’ll be able to sample dishes like Valrhona chocolate delice with Granny Smith apple mousse and apple sorbet, or the selection of British and continental cheeses from George Mewes.
Valid until 27th February 2020 (festive shut-outs apply), this Big Deal would make a very elegant Christmas present.
Overnight B&B stay with dinner for two at One Devonshire Gardens by Hotel du Vin from £159.
Rocpool Reserve Hotel
Spoil someone rotten with this Big Deal on an overnight stay at the five star Rocpool Reserve Hotel in the heart of Inverness.
A multi-award winning, discreetly luxurious hotel, Rocpool Reserve features bold, contemporary design.
The Big Deal is for two people to enjoy an overnight stay in a Chic room with a full Scottish breakfast in the morning.
Guests will enjoy a fantastic night’s sleep in an emperor size bed with Egyptian cotton linen and soft feather duvets.
Free WiFi, plasma TVs and Tassimo coffee machines mean that each spacious room has plenty of home comforts while the bathrooms feature luxurious touches such as Arran Aromatics toiletries, deep baths, fluffy towels and Rocpool bath robes.
Cosmopolitan cocktail bar
A full Scottish breakfast is included in the offer. If you enjoy great cooking, you might want to take other meals in the hotel’s restaurant.
Chez Roux is the hotel’s restaurant from the legendary French chef Albert Roux. The chef describes it as offering ‘good and honest country cooking… Scottish ingredients with a French twist’.
There is also the option to dine in the sophisticated r Bar at the hotel. A cosmopolitan cocktail bar, the r Bar offers a RouXpress menu as well as a selection of more traditional bar classics.
Rocpool Reserve is situated in the heart of Inverness, a short walk from the High Street and Inverness Castle.
Naturally, there are plenty of nearby opportunities for golfers to follow their calling. The surrounding countryside also offers dolphin-spotting, distillery visits, walks in the Cairngorms National Park and, of course, sightseeing around Loch Ness.
Available Wednesday to Sunday, this offer is valid until the end of February 2020. Seasonal shut-outs apply.
A luxurious winter getaway would make a fantastic surprise for someone special.
From £145 for 2 people to have an overnight stay in a Chic room with full Scottish breakfast at Rocpool Reserve Hotel.
‘Is this the most exquisitely located hotel in Scotland?’ pondered The Telegraph’s destination expert when visiting Knockinaam Lodge.
It sounds like it:
‘With a perfectly private beach looking across the Irish Sea, it’s the most relaxing of country house hotels: subtly polished to near perfection but not tiresomely grand. You may feel yourself nodding off, but what a heavenly place to wake up to.’
Wake up to today’s Big Deal on a one or two night stay at Knockinaam Lodge, the only luxury boutique hotel in Dumfries and Galloway.
Set in 30 acres of stunning landscaped grounds which stretch down to a private beach, Knockinaam welcomes guests with personalised service, stunning individual rooms, and a delightful, intimate and romantic atmosphere.
It has won many awards including three AA red stars and three AA Rosettes for its exquisite food.
Available seven days a week, the offer is for two people to stay one or two nights in a double or twin standard room with full Scottish breakfast each morning.
Option one includes arrival tea or coffee with shortbread. Options two and three include a five course tasting menu on the first evening.
Knockinaam Lodge has a great reputation for the tremendous food prepared by Chef Tony Pierce and served in the romantic, candlelit restaurant.
The kitchen makes as much as possible in-house – from freshly baked bread each day to the wonderful raspberry jam and marmalade at breakfast or the tasty petit fours at the end of dinner.
The five course tasting style menu changes regularly but typical dishes might be the grilled fillet of wild sea bass with a tomato and red pepper emulsion or the slow roast fillet of Speyside Angus beef with Knockinaam new potatoes, green broccoli, a garlic beignet and a truffle and port reduction.
The extensive wine cellar has won several awards while the whisky list features more than 120 malts.
Saturday night stays are only available with two night stays, and are subject to a £25 supplement per room.
Valid until the end of March 2020 (seasonal shut-outs apply), this Big Deal would make a spectacular Christmas gift.
From £119 for an overnight B&B stay for 2 with tea or coffee and shortbread on arrival at Knockinaam Lodge.
Isle of Eriska Hotel, Spa and Island
There is a certain magic around the idea of escaping to a private island. That’s why we usually think of it as a luxury reserved only for millionaires.
The five star Isle of Eriska Hotel, Spa & Island certainly looks like a million dollars. Set in a traditional country manor house, it offers gorgeous views of Loch Linnhe and the dramatic Morvern mountains beyond.
Thankfully, you don’t need to join the jet set to give the gift of experiencing this private Highland island. Instead, you just have to snatch up this gift for an overnight B&B stay for two.
The Big Deal for an overnight stay at the stunning Isle of Eriska Hotel, Spa & Island has two options.
Option one is for an overnight stay for two in a Standard twin or double room with a full Scottish breakfast.
Option two is for an overnight stay for two in a Deluxe twin or double room with a full Scottish breakfast.
There is a £50 supplement for Saturday night stays. Offer is available until the end of February 2020. Seasonal shut-outs apply.
‘Unique’ can often be an overused term, but Isle of Eriska Hotel, Spa & Island truly fits this description. The clue is in the name – this hotel sits perched on its own peaceful island on Loch Creran, not far from Oban.
And, as this is no ordinary hotel, the facilities are far from ordinary too and include a marina, golf course and spa with swimming pool.
There are lovely period details too such as open fireplaces, an oak-panelled main hall, piano room, drawing room and Art Deco library serving whiskies, cocktails and wines.
Depending on which option you choose, your gift recipients will either be staying in a standard or deluxe room.
However, it is worth noting that there is nothing at all ‘standard’ about any of the rooms at the Isle of Eriska Hotel. So you can expect decor that tastefully blends the traditional and the modern, with facilities that include a fireplace, flat-screen TV with digital channels, mini bar, toiletries and free WiFi.
Breakfast is included in the offer but the hotel's restaurant - the recent recipient of a Michelin star - is certainly worth booking for other meals.
Menus offer the best of Scottish produce crafted with contemporary gourmet flourishes. Sample starters include the roast breast of Anjou pigeon with potato crisp, foie gras shavings and onion, and the salt baked beetroot, apple and beetroot meringue.
Mains might feature the slow-cooked breast of Goosnargh duck with broccoli, morels and peanut, and the pan-fried Gigha halibut with garganelli pasta, razor clams and fennel salad.
For dessert, see if you are tempted by the chocolate delice with pistachio, poached blackberries and candied pistachio, or the roast parsnip sponge with cinnamon granola, milk ice cream and hazelnut.
It’s also worth sampling the farmhouse cheese trolley, considered by many guests to be the surprise delight of the whole experience.
Set in 300-acres, there is plenty to experience on Eriska itself.
Visitors can spot some of the island’s rich wildlife, including Highland cattle, badgers, grey seals, otters and even the odd golden eagle soaring over the loch. Or take a stroll to the nearby peaceful village of Benderloch and return in time for the hotel’s afternoon tea.
Golf fans can make time to try out the nine-hole course, which (as you might expect) offers an impressively scenic backdrop.
If you want to make someone special feel very loved on Christmas morning then give them this romantic Highland getaway.
From £149 for an overnight B&B stay for 2 at Isle of Eriska Hotel, Spa and Island.