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October 12, 2021

With fewer of us jetting off on our holidays this year, many have rediscovered the gorgeous scenery on our doorstep. This selection of Big Deals on Scottish getaways is a small sample of the wide range of indulgent breaks we have on our Big Deal hotel pages.

From bonnie banks and majestic mountains to cosy fires and delicious local produce, it's all waiting for you.

Relax on the shores of Loch Earn

Achray House sits on the shores of Loch Earn at St Fillans.

Achray House sits on the shores of Loch Earn at St Fillans.

Sitting pretty on the shores of Loch Earn and close to Loch Lomond & the Trossachs National Park, the award-winning Achray House is perfect for a cosy getaway.

This Big Deal gives you a chance to stay for two nights with breakfast each morning at the St Fillans hotel. You will be staying in a Lochview Double or Garden room. Priced from £159, this offer is valid until 29.01.22.

Total relaxation

All guest rooms at Achray House are spacious and comfortable with a subtle Scottish theme.

As well as the highest quality bedding for a lovely night’s rest, you can enjoy state-of-the-art perks like a flat-screen TV with satellite (including Sky Sports), an Alexa and a Nespresso machine. Free WiFi is available throughout.

Achray House has earned itself a TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence for its fantastic reviews:

‘Great room, great hosts. The place is wonderful, peaceful, quiet and the rooms are a charm. You feel welcome and our hosts are very helpful. There is even a little jug of Porto waiting in your room. The restaurant is absolutely amazing and the food is delicious and fine. Great chef in the kitchen!’

We've eaten at Achray House and agree completely with the TripAdvisor review. Breakfast is included in the Big Deal but if you opt to reserve a dinner table then Chef Ryan McCutcheon's food is sure to dazzle.

Check out this tasty Big Deal at Achray House, a restaurant with rooms.

Champagne getaway in Edinburgh

Champagne and chocolate-dipped strawberries look inviting at No 11 Brunswick Street.

Champagne and chocolate-dipped strawberries look inviting at No 11 Brunswick Street.

If you were to write down a list of luxuries that give an overnight stay a romantic feel, what would you include?

For us, Champagne, chocolate-dipped strawberries and boutique hotels would definitely be right up there.

Priced from £149, today’s Big Deal is a chance to experience all three with an Edinburgh escape to No 11 Brunswick Street, an elegant townhouse hotel ideally placed to enjoy the city.

Romantic overnight escape

This Big Deal is for two people to enjoy an overnight stay in an executive double room including breakfast and late check-out to noon.

Available Sunday to Thursday, the romantic experience also includes a bottle of Champagne and four strawberries dipped in chocolate – divine!

Luxurious rooms

Spacious executive doubles feature king-sized beds, which can be configured as either a double bed or as twin beds.

The rooms are also packed with fantastic facilities such as free internet access, a DVD player, iPod docking sound system, Egyptian cotton sheets, choice of pillows and luxury toiletries.

Valid until 28.04.22, this offer would be perfect for a shopping trip - the new St James Quarter is a short stroll; a theatre visit or simply a night away. It would also make a great Christmas gift.

Snap up this luxurious offer on an overnight B&B stay with Champagne at No 11 Brunswick Street.

Taynuilt getaway with Brander Lodge

Feel the warmth of the log-burning stove at Brander Lodge.

Feel the warmth of the log-burning stove at Brander Lodge.

Tucked away between the Falls of Cruachan and Oban, you will find a mountain pass with some of the most spectacular scenery in Europe.

Once the site of a victorious battle of Robert the Bruce, the Pass of Brander now offers memorable walks by the River Awe.

Experience it for yourself with this Big Deal for a one, two or three night stay at The Brander Lodge. Priced from £99.

Scenic bistro and cosy bar

The Brander Lodge is a family-run hotel set over three acres of land. The local area offers walking, climbing, golfing, fishing and the delights of Ben Cruachan Hollow Mountain.

The hotel’s sleek and airy bistro serves local produce such as fresh smoked seafood from Inverawe smokehouse.

There is also a lounge bar with a log-burning fireplace, big comfy leather armchairs and over 100 malt whiskies.

Escape for up to three nights

This Big Deal has various options and each includes a full Scottish breakfast to set you up for a day of sightseeing. It is available seven days a week until the end of March.

Choose from a one, two or three night stay for two with the option of adding dinner on the first night.

Each of the 21 ensuite rooms has been recently refurbished and features a Mira power shower, big comfy bed, double glazing, central heating, free WiFi, tea & coffee making facilities, wall-mounted TV and complimentary toiletries.

Ideal for a birthday or anniversary

Looking to spring a romantic surprise on someone? A mini break to a picturesque Highland mountain pass should do the trick.

And if you really want to sweep them off their feet, then why not pick the three night option with the cosy bistro meal included?

Valid until 31.03.22, you can book your dates now by visiting Brander Lodge on 5pm Hotels.

This Big Deal with Brander Lodge would also make an amazing gift.

Lochside country house hotel near Helensburgh

Rosslea Hall Hotel on Rhu Bay.

Rosslea Hall Hotel on Rhu Bay.

Rosy clouds, golden skies and boats floating over the loch… sunset on Rhu Bay is really something.

And if you’re very lucky, you might even spot seals, porpoises and the odd bottlenose whale too.

Experience all the magic of this lovely bay with today’s Big Deal for a stay at Rosslea Hall Hotel near Helensburgh.

Four-star lochside hotel

Set in landscaped gardens in the picturesque village of Rhu, Rosslea Hall is a country house hotel overlooking Gare Loch.

Rhu Marina is on the doorstep while both Helensburgh and Loch Lomond shores are a short drive away.

The hotel includes a restaurant, cosy bar serving afternoon tea and warm, thoughtfully decorated guest rooms.

All rooms feature a flat screen TV, free WiFi and tea & coffee making facilities, as well as views of the loch or gardens.

This Big Deal on a stay for two has plenty of options. All include a complimentary bottle of wine on arrival and a full Scottish breakfast. Priced from £69.

Choose from a one or two night stay with the option of including a two course dinner on the first night.

Peace and quiet is just a drive away…

As Rosslea Hall Hotel is under an hour’s drive from Glasgow and two hours from Edinburgh, it is easy to reach for a lochside escape.

With this Big Deal you can explore the bay, marina and pretty Rhu Village, as well as the amazing lochs of the region. And since there’s so much to see, why not book that second night?

This offer is valid until 31.03.22. Want to book your dates now? Visit Rosslea Hall Hotel here on 5pm Hotels now.

Find out more about this Rosslea Hall Hotel Big Deal.

Romantic break at Ardoe House by River Dee

Scotch baronial is always in style at Ardoe House Hotel & Spa

Scotch baronial is always in style at Ardoe House Hotel & Spa

If your life is a bewildering mix of to-do lists, schedules and unanswered emails right now, then you know what that means, don’t you?

It means that it’s high time you were waited on hand and foot for a change.

And we’re hard pushed to think of a better setting than a romantic Aberdeenshire country house hotel.

Like, for instance, Ardoe House Hotel & Spa, which is offering an overnight stay with breakfast and a bottle of wine on arrival, plus the option to add dinner and spa treatments.

Special getaway

Priced from £99, this Big Deal is for a stay in a standard double room with full Scottish breakfast, bottle of wine in the room on arrival and use of the leisure facilities.

Option two includes a two course dinner in Blair’s restaurant, and option three includes dinner and a 30 minute spa treatment each.

Option four is for a two night stay, with dinner on the first night and a 30 minute spa treatment each.

With options three and four, guests can choose to have either a deep tissue back massage or facial, both lasting 30 minutes.  

We’re thinking that it would make a lovely surprise for someone…

Romantic country house hotel

Set in thirty acres of landscaped grounds and gardens, Ardoe House Hotel is a 19th-century country house close to the River Dee. It is also within easy reach of attractions like Deeside Golf Club and Drum Castle’s Jacobean mansion.

Facilities include Blair’s Restaurant, Soapies brasserie, drawing room lounge, whisky bar, free parking and laundry service.

You will be staying in a room with modern comforts such as WiFi. Rooms also have king size beds, desks and tea/coffee makers. Many have restful views of the landscaped gardens.

Happy guests

‘Lovely hotel set in a beautiful rural area, rooms are very well appointed and comfortable, staff have gone out of their way to be helpful. Aberdeen is a 10 minute car journey away, free WiFi which is very good and free parking.’

This offer is valid until 31.03.22. You can even book your dates now via Ardoe House Hotel & Spa here on 5pm Hotels.

Did we mention that this Big Deal on a luxurious stay at Ardoe House Hotel and Spa would make a stunning Christmas gift?

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