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February 6, 2023

Country walks, new views, a change of scene, dinner somewhere different. A getaway in Scotland is the ideal route to romance.

Whether you are in the first throes of new love or gingerly looking forward to the next twenty years of wedded bliss, a getaway holiday is a vital step in keeping everything fresh and dewy.

Below are five smoldering getaway gift suggestions but our St Valentine’s Day Gift pages have lots of other neat ideas.

Handpicked - £129 for an Overnight B&B Stay with Leisure Access & Prosecco for 2 at Portavadie

Portavadie: your stylish base on Argyll's Secret Coast.

Portavadie: your stylish base on Argyll's Secret Coast.

What’s Included

Handpicked for you

Overnight stay in Lodge room or Studio Apartment

Full Scottish breakfast

Full access to leisure facilities

Bottle of Prosecco on arrival

Handpicked for you – curated deals for 5pm customers

Loch Fyne break

While the coastline may be rugged and wild, make the most of its epic beauty in style and comfort with today’s Big Deal on an overnight stay for two at the gorgeous Portavadie on Loch Fyne.

Available Sunday to Friday, this deal is for a luxurious Lodge room or Studio Apartment, and includes a full cooked breakfast in the Marina Restaurant and Bar, as well as a bottle of Prosecco on arrival and full access to their world class leisure facilities.

Choice of room

With a relaxed Scandinavian feel, the Lodge has a range of beautiful, contemporary en-suite rooms.

Lodge rooms are large, with a king-sized bed, sofa, en-suite bathroom with shower, coffee and tea making facilities, flatscreen TV and views of Glenan Forest. 

Studio Apartments are modern, comfortable spaces, and have choice of king size or twin bed, en-suite facilities with shower and open-plan living area with a leather sofa and cushions as well as TV and well-equipped kitchen.

World class facilities

Experience Portavadie’s superb leisure facilities as part of the Big Deal – totally unique to the Highlands, the Leisure Experience is a wonderful, light filled, modern space.

There’s also an indoor pool, sauna, gym and fitness suite – all with stunning views of Loch Fyne.

In the evening, you can look forward to delicious dishes created from local produce in the Marina Restaurant and Bar (not included) – it uses fresh, seasonal ingredients including seafood from Loch Fyne.

See & do

Guests can go wild on the West Coast with a host of adventures on land and sea, such as hiring a bike and exploring the coastline. You might see deer, buzzards, otters, golden eagles, red squirrels and, if you are very lucky, basking sharks.

You can fish off the rocks and local piers or take a boat trip. There are also three, well stocked trout lochs only five minutes’ drive from Portavadie.

Happy visitors on TripAdvisor

‘Beautiful two night break. Welcomed by a lovely young man at reception who was so full of information! We stayed Lodge Room 03. Lovely big room, huge bed! We ate in the on-site restaurants and food was amazing! We took the ferry from Portavadie to Tarbert – it is a must! Short ferry crossing and the terminal is reached by a walkway near the hotel! We especially loved the outdoor pool (even in the rain!) and the two outdoor Jacuzzis. Amazing stay, location, and staff. Total relaxation & peace & quiet. Loved it! Hope we see you soon…’

Want a slice of Portavadie paradise? Buy now.

Overnight B&B Stay with Wine + Optional Dinner for 2 at Riverside Lodge Hotel, Irvine; from £59

Relax at Riverside Lodge Hotel.

Relax at Riverside Lodge Hotel.

What’s Included

Overnight stay with breakfast

Glass of wine on arrival

Optional 2 course dinner

Scenic Ayrshire break just 40 minutes from Glasgow

Available 7 days a week

Want to book your dates now? Visit Riverside Lodge Hotel here on 5pm Hotels now.

Coastal Ayrshire getaway

Riverside Lodge Hotel is just a 45 minute drive from Glasgow, and 40 minutes on the train directly from Glasgow Central to Irvine, but the scenic surroundings of coastal Ayrshire means it feels a world away.

With miles of unspoiled rugged coastline and golden sandy beaches, the scenery in the region is captivating. Those interested in historical sights can visit the huge number of castles in the area.

Overnight break

This Big Deal has two options – option one is for an overnight stay with breakfast, with option two adding on a two course dinner in the hotel’s restaurant.

Both options include a glass of wine each on arrival, and are available seven days until the end of March 2023. There’s a £20 supplement per room for Friday and Saturday night stays, payable directly to hotel.

All 128 rooms at Riverside Lodge Hotel are comfortable and relaxing, decorated in shades of deep browns, cosy reds and warm woods. Every room in the hotel has fast WiFi, 24 hour room service (a real bonus for anyone flying in late from Prestwick Airport) and flat screen TVs.

Comfort food dishes

Using the freshest local ingredients, the restaurant offers a menu of comfort food favourites with a few more exotic additions.

You can expect to dine on dishes like twisted haggis, a haggis croquette with sweet turnip puree, pepper sauce and crispy leeks and the tandoori salmon fillet served with sweet potato & coriander mash, curried yoghurt, spiced peanuts, tender stem broccoli, chilli dressing & peashoots.

Happy guests

‘Came here for an overnight with a group of friends – we got a fantastic deal which included dinner, wine in the room and breakfast. As it was so reasonable we were not expecting much however the hotel was lovely. Lovely clean, spacious rooms. Lovely lounge area and restaurant. The food was delicious and had a really good menu. Breakfast was also lovely. Drinks at the bar were reasonably priced too. I would recommend to anyone.’

Know anyone who would say ‘I do’ to a Riverside Lodge getaway? Book now.

Luxury B&B Stay with 3 Course Dinner for 2 at Glenskirlie Castle; from £149

Scotch baronial style mixed with modern comforts at Glenskirlie.

Scotch baronial style mixed with modern comforts at Glenskirlie.

What’s Included

Luxury overnight stay for 2

21st century castle

Full Scottish breakfast & 3 course dinner

Available for Thursday to Sunday stays

Individually designed rooms

Available Thursday to Sunday, the offer is for an overnight stay for two in a Luxury Room in the Castle.

A full Scottish breakfast is included in the offer as well as a three course dinner.

Glenskirlie Castle has fifteen individually designed bedrooms.

Each room has been named after a rose and features luxurious facilities such as Villeroy and Boch ensuite bathrooms; goosedown toppers on sprung mattress beds and huge, fluffy, Egyptian cotton towels.

Naturally, there are flat screen televisions and DVD players in every room.

20 minutes from Glasgow, 40 from Edinburgh and 15 from Stirling, it’s very convenient for a romantic getaway.

Excellent restaurant

A full Scottish breakfast is included in the offer, plus guests are in for a real culinary treat with dinner included.

The menu is subject to change, but starters may include soup of the day, haggis bon bons with mustard mayo & rocket salad, cheddar cheese & leek tartlet with Waldorf salad, or the chicken liver pâté, red berry preserve & oatcakes.

Mains often featured are rolled shin of beef, fondant potato, hot buttered vegetables and red wine & thyme jus, the breast of chicken, Dauphinoise potatoes, winter vegetables & monkey gland sauce, or the penne pasta with roasted winter vegetables & pomodoro sauce.

Sweet tooth diners will be happy to see the likes of sticky toffee pudding or the white chocolate ice cream with rich chocolate sauce and choc chip cookies.

Happy customers

Guests at Glenskirlie Castle have not been shy when it comes to writing of their experiences on TripAdvisor:

‘A luxurious hotel with wonderful staff. We stayed at this lovely hotel for the second time in a few months. Both our stays have been amazing. The restaurant food is delicious and the service second to none. All the staff are friendly and very helpful. The rooms are special, and the individual touches in each room make it a very special place to stay. We will undoubtedly return.’

Whether you want to be the king, queen or dirty rascal of the castle, this Big Deal will crown a getaway. 

1 or 2 Night B&B Stay with Wine + Optional Dinner for 2 at The Fenwick Hotel, Ayrshire; from £59

The Fenwick Hotel has an inviting dining room.

The Fenwick Hotel has an inviting dining room.

What’s Included

1 or 2 night B&B stay for 2

Glass of wine on arrival

Late check-out

Optional 2 course dinner on 1st night

Available 7 days a week

Want to book your dates now? Visit The Fenwick Hotel here on 5pm Hotels now.

Enjoy a convenient getaway break with today’s Big Deal on a one or two night stay for two in The Fenwick Hotel.

Situated in the picturesque village of Fenwick, the hotel is well located for exploring all that Ayrshire has to offer, and very handy for Prestwick and Glasgow International airports.

Scenic overnight getaway

Available until the end of March, this Big Deal is for two people to relax with an overnight stay in a double or twin room.

Each room has an en-suite bathroom, desk, phone, plasma TV, tea & coffee making facilities and free WiFi.

All options include a full Scottish breakfast, a glass of wine on arrival and late check-out, and there’s the option to add on a two course dinner on the first night.

If you fancy staying on a Friday or Saturday, there will be a £20 per room, per night supplement.

Guest reviews on TripAdvisor

‘From arrival to leaving, our overnight stay was excellent. Reception, bar and restaurant staff could not be more helpful and the food was outstanding. Will definitely be back next month for our next overnight DB&B stay.’

Get your romance on at The Fenwick Hotel. Book now.

1 or 2 Night B&B Stay in Garden View Room with Dinner & Prosecco for 2 at Ardanaiseig Hotel; from £150

Classic style at Ardanaiseig.

Classic style at Ardanaiseig.

What’s Included

1 or 2 night stay in Garden View room

Amazing Loch Awe location

3 course set menu

Prosecco on arrival

Loved by 5pm customers

Want to book your dates now? Visit Ardanaiseig Hotel here on 5pm Hotels now.

Luxurious stay

This Big Deal is for a one or two night stay for two in a lovely double Garden View room with a glass of Prosecco on arrival, available in April and May.

Breakfast is included as well as a three course set menu meal for two. Dinner will be on the first night if you choose the second option.

You can take children under aged 12 or under along for a supplement or for free if they are aged two or under. Dogs are also welcome for a supplement.

Tranquil rooms

With this Big Deal you will have the treat of staying in a double Garden View room on the ground floor, perfect for relaxing and enjoy Ardanaiseig’s lovely grounds.

The rooms are equipped with a flat screen TV with freeview channels, complimentary WiFi, two fluffy bathrobes, luxury Arran Aromatics toiletries, a hairdryer and an iron with ironing board.

There will also be a well equipped hospitality tray that includes infusion teas, coffee, biscuits as well as Scottish still and sparkling waters.

With an enviable location on Loch Awe, Ardanaiseig has spectacular views. The main pic at the top of the blog shows Kilchurn Castle, once the base of the powerful Campbells of Glenorchy.

High-end dining

The acclaimed restaurant at Ardanaiseig is known for its fabulous cuisine, meaning that you can look forward to a dining experience to remember.

You will be sampling three courses from the set menu. Choices change seasonally, but mouthwatering mains might include the pan-roasted duck breast, the pork belly with haggis bon bon, the pan-fried brown trout and, for veggies, the open ravioli of wild black garlic mushroom.

Happy 5pm customers

‘Ardanaiseig treat. An absolutely beautiful boutique hotel in stunning surroundings, with friendly professional staff and amazing food. We had a wonderful evening at this special hotel, where my husband & I, along with our 11 year old boy & dog were made to feel very welcome and relaxed. Cannot recommend enough and I look forward to our next visit!’

Love the idea of being wowed on Loch Awe? Buy now.