gleneagles festive breaks

Christmas Cracker Breaks & Festive Party Nights at Gleneagles

Christmas Cracker Break: 24th – 26th December 2017: from £3780 per room

Join us at Gleneagles for an indulgent, magical Christmas break. With a stunning Christmas Day feast and a range of exciting live entertainment, as well as our custom built ice rink, visits from Santa Claus and his reindeers , you will be in Christmas heaven! Experience the full magic of Gleneagles from £3,780 per room for a 3 night stay, based on 2 people sharing a Sovereign Room and all food and entertainment, including our Christmas Banquet and Boxing Day Ceilidh.

EXTRA: Complimentary Night with Christmas Crackers breaks – join us for the full Christmas programme and enjoy an extra night with our compliments (either 23 or 27 December 2017).
Please note, the complimentary night is on a bed and breakfast only basis.

Call 0800 389 3737 to book or for more information.

Further details online at http://www.gleneagles.com/offer-category/festive/

 

Festive Party Nights at Gleneagles: 15th & 16th December 2017: from £500 per room

Join us at Gleneagles for delicious dining and fabulous entertainment in The Ballroom plus a luxurious overnight stay including the legendary Gleneagles breakfast to put you in the mood for the festive season. Enjoy champagne and canapés  as well as the musical delights of the Soul Brothers, a high-energy, soul-drenched trio featuring the amazing actor, singer and dancer Heshima Thompson who sang backing vocals for Amy Winehouse.  Soul Brothers offer a fresh Motown phenomenon for the 21st Century, with chart-topping hits such as Get On Up, Superstition and My Girl, to today’s smash hits like Uptown Funk.
Dress to impress – this is a party!

Prices: from £500 per room (prices are based on two people sharing a classic room)

What’s included

  • Champagne & canapés
  • The exciting Dinner Menu
  • Fantastic entertainment from The Soul Brothers
  • A luxurious overnight stay
  • The legendary Gleneagles Breakfast
  • Full use of The Health Club facilities

Call 0800 389 3737 to book or for more information.

Further details online at http://www.gleneagles.com/offer-category/festive/

Final Phase of Multi-Million Pound Refurbishment at Cameron House Unveiled

Scottish five-star resort, Cameron House, has today revealed its newly refurbished bedrooms and suites following completion of its £4 million investment.

 
The 136 bedrooms, including 26 suites, have all been fully refurbished to offer a contemporary, luxury look while retaining the warm and inviting atmosphere guests have always enjoyed at Cameron House.
The design scheme takes inspiration from the hotel’s stunning surroundings, injecting a Scottish flavour with contemporary nods to tartan and layered paisleys throughout the rooms.

 
The completion of the bedrooms marks the end of a 12 month refurbishment plan at Cameron House. The year-long project has included a revamping of the food and beverage offering along with the hotel’s other public spaces, and the addition of the new Great Scots Bar Terrace, which offers a stunning open-air space overlooking Loch Lomond.
The interior design gives the rooms a rich, colourful and opulent feel, by adding bold reds, including mixed eclectic furnishings and accessories that use a mixture of warm copper, bronze and antique brass fittings. Luxurious touches include fabrics from Osborne & Little, bespoke carpets from Gravity Flooring and upholstery from Zoffany with the main focal point in every room being the sumptuous handmade leather sleigh beds by Paton Developments.

 
“It’s fantastic to finally see the culmination of this exciting multimillion-pound investment,” says Resort Director, Andy Roger. “We hope guests will agree the new-look bedrooms now match the investment made throughout the resort, ensuring we continue to deliver a truly luxurious experience that offers guests only the best standards and showcases our hotel and its stunning location.”

 

Cameron House is a five-star resort situated on the banks of Loch Lomond. It offers a range of amenities, from Michelin star dining, seaplane trips and loch cruises to the ultimate relaxation spa and golf days. To find out more visit: www.cameronhouse.co.uk

 

About Cameron House

 
Located on the banks of Loch Lomond, Cameron House is a Scottish five-star luxury resort. Situated where the Highlands meets the Lowlands, yet only a short drive from Glasgow, the resort is an escape from everyday life; hidden, exclusive yet accessible.

 
In addition to the baronial mansion house hotel, Cameron House is home to four restaurants, including the Michelin-starred Martin Wishart on Loch Lomond, an 18-hole Championship Golf Course, award-winning spa with rooftop infinity pool and offers a range of outdoor pursuits including sea plane rides. With 136 guest rooms including 26 suites enjoying views across the loch and Trossachs National Park, cosy interiors and warm Scottish hospitality complete the experience.

 
The unique setting of Loch Lomond makes Cameron House Resort the perfect wedding venue. Weddings can be tailored to specific requirements and can cater for intimate celebrations or larger events for up to 220 guests.
For meetings and conferences, Cameron House Resort provides a flexible offering in a memorable setting. With meetings rooms in a variety of formats there is an extensive corporate offering, including a range of team building and social activities.

 
The resort’s recent awards include:
• General Manager of the Year – Scottish Hospitality Awards 2017
• Romantic Hotel of the Year – Scottish Hospitality Awards 2017
• Scotland’s Best Spa Resort – Scottish Outdoor and Leisure Awards 2016
• Best five-star hotel – CIE Tours 2016
• Best Luxury Resort Spa for Scotland – World Luxury Spa Awards 2016

 

21212 Restaurant with Rooms

Special, Sparkling, Sumptuous Offers from 21212 Restaurant with Rooms

 

21212 Restaurant with Rooms is located in the heart of Scotland’s Capital city and promised a true gourmet experience for those who wish to explore, not only Edinburgh wealth of culture and history, but to experience the elegance, innovation and style to be found at the famous 21212 Restaurant with Rooms.

We have THREE special, sparkling and sumptuous offers from 21212.

1. 21212 Midweek Dinner, Bed & Breakfast
Enjoy our Mid-week Dinner, Bed & Breakfast offer, valid Tuesday to Thursday and includes overnight accommodation in one of 21212’s luxury bedrooms, continental breakfast and a three course dinner for two. Price including breakfast, accommodation and 3-course dinner for two is £270.

2. Sparkling Fridays at 21212 – 5 Course Dinner, Bed and Breakfast.
With our Sparkling Fridays Offer you can enjoy an overnight stay and a five-course dinner for two plus a glass of rosé cava on arrival for £380.

3. Enjoy a sumptuous Three Night Delight at 21212
Stay Sunday, Monday & Tuesday at 21212 with continental breakfast each morning and enjoy 2 x 3 course lunch on Tuesday or Wednesday with a glass of rosé cava – all for £399.

NOTE: All offers are subject to availability and cannot be used in conjunction with another offer.
Offers apply to new bookings only and must be stated at the time of booking.
Offer valid from 17 October 2017 until 17 December 2017.

To book, email reservations@21212restaurant.co.uk or call 0345 22 21212 and quote “Luxury Scotland”.

For more details see: http://www.21212restaurant.co.uk/offers

21212 has four luxurious, large bedrooms two on each of the upper floors of the house with superb views over the gardens to the rear and stunning views across the city of Edinburgh to the front. The menu at 21212 reflects Chef Paul Kitching’s modern French style of cookery. As well as some special treats for diners, the five course gourmet menu consists of a choice of 2 starters, 1 soup, 2 main course, 1 cheese and 2 puddings, hence the restaurant’s name – 21212.

21212 Restaurant with Rooms

Paul Kitching 21212 restaurant

Sunday Madness at 21212 Michelin-starred Restaurant in Edinburgh

This Autumn / Winter, enjoy a culinary weekend break in Scotland’s capital at 21212, Edinburgh’s only Michelin-starred restaurant with rooms. With luxury bedrooms, a handy city centre location and an inventive menu of creative dishes courtesy of chef Paul Kitching, there are few better bases from which to explore the city’s attractions than 21212 Restaurant with Rooms.

From 17 October 2017 until 17 December 2017, you can enjoy linger longer at 21212, and spend more time exploring Edinburgh’s delights, by adding on a Sunday stay for a great rate:

Offer 1: Stay Saturday – add overnight accommodation on Sunday for £95.
Offer 2: Stay Friday & Saturday – add overnight accommodation on Sunday for £50

Terms & Conditions:
All offers are subject to availability and cannot be used in conjunction with another offer.
Offers apply to new bookings only and must be stated at the time of booking.
Offer valid from 17 October 2017 until 17 December 2017

To book, email reservations@21212restaurant.co.uk or call 0345 22 21212 and quote “Luxury Scotland“.

Web Link for more info http://www.21212restaurant.co.uk/offers

The 21212 Michelin-starred Restaurant in Edinburgh

The 21212 Michelin-starred Restaurant in Edinburgh a restaurant with rooms, owned and managed by Michelin-starred chef Paul Kitching and his partner Katie O’Brien. As well as a 38 seater restaurant with an open kitchen, 21212 offers private dining facilities and overnight accommodation in four luxury bedrooms. 21212 is situated in a listed Georgian townhouse over four floors in Edinburgh’s Royal Terrace. Paul and Katie have been heavily involved in restoring the elegant townhouse to its former glory.

The 21212 Michelin-starred Restaurant in Edinburgh

Luxury Scotland welcomes Kinross House

We extend a warm welcome to  Kinross House, the latest member of Luxury Scotland.

An impressive and prestigious Scottish Palladian mansion house, Kinross House is available to hire for exclusive use. The House boasts a wealth of fine art, paintings, antiques and Scottish artifacts, many of which has been in the house for hundreds of years. Together with the sumptuous interiors and stunning location this makes for a truly rare guest experience.

Kinross House was built in 1685 and is the first neoclassical Palladian mansion ever built in Scotland. Described in Country Life Magazine as ‘the complete expression in stone of the Renaissance in Scotland’, the property was Sir William Bruce’s greatest masterpiece.

The House is located on the banks of Loch Leven and possesses one of the most historic views in Scotland with vistas directly across to Loch Leven Castle Island where, in 1567, Mary Queen of Scots was imprisoned and forced to abdicate. Scottish history has been made on this Castle Island with key people setting foot there including Robert the Bruce, Sir William Wallace, John Knox and King Robert II.

Mr Donald Fothergill’s purchase of Kinross House in 2011 heralded the beginning of a total renovation project of a magnitude that can only be described as a labour of love. The restoration work was completed in 2013 and the property was winner of the prestigious Historic Houses Association and Sotheby’s UK Restoration Award of the year. No expense has been spared to make this breathtaking property reflect Sir William Bruce’s vision for opulent entertaining which will only be seen and experienced by the few. It truly is a unique and regal place of unparalleled beauty, fit for a King!

Kinross House Montage

The estate now comprises over 100 acres of formal gardens, woodland, Loch Leven Castle Island and Loch Leven (the largest loch in the Scottish lowlands). The area is of outstanding beauty and it was declared a National Nature Reserve (NNR) in 1964.

Ideally suited to host the ultimate exclusive use gathering, whether it be for a special family occasion or corporate event, Kinross House offers 14 bedrooms and The Coach House (an exquisitely converted stable block) provides a further 10 bedrooms. The Coach House also includes a very charming boutique Day Spa and picturesque courtyard garden complete with doocot and a walled kitchen garden.

Visitors from across the globe now have the opportunity to enjoy this unique experience. The experienced onsite team at Kinross House can assist with arranging a whole range of different activities to suit guests, from golf outings, whisky tastings or outdoor pursuits, to fishing and boating on Loch Leven and helicopter rides!

Further details can be found at http://kinrosshouse.com/

The Kinross House team can be contacted on +44 (0) 1577 865 626 /  info@firstsightestates.com

G&V Royal Mile Hotel Edinburgh Launches Daffy’s Gin Pop-Up Bar for Summer 2017

Five-star design hotel G&V Royal Mile Hotel Edinburgh, part of the Quorvus Collection, is delighted to announce that it is partnering with Daffy’s Gin to launch a pop-up bar on its stylish outdoor terrace this summer.

 

Serving up a menu of inventive gin cocktails and nibbles just off the Royal Mile until the 30th September 2017, the bar will be a welcome respite for hungry festival-goers, tourists and city-dwellers looking for a post-work tipple.

 

Come rain or shine, G&V and Daffy’s Gin expert mixologists will be on hand to serve a variety of beverages at the bar, including the renowned Daffy’s ‘D&T’ and the delicious ‘G&Bees’ Spritz, a combination of Daffy’s gin, apricot brandy, orange blossom, soda and home-produced honey from G&V’s rooftop beehives. Other highlights include the ‘Secret Manuscript’, a heady concoction that fuses Daffy’s gin with lemon, yellow chartreuse and strawberry balsamic.

 

G&V is delighted to be partnering with Edinburgh-based gin distillers Daffy’s Gin, whose premium gin is carefully distilled with the finest botanicals on an ancient copper still, as part of its continual effort and commitment to working with Scottish brands and designers.

 

The opening of G&V’s Daffy’s Gin Pop-Up comes amid a number of exciting changes for this luxury property based on George IV Bridge, including the launch of Edinburgh’s hottest new bar Epicurean, whose upbeat vibe and delicious cocktails provide an inviting atmosphere for Edinburgh residents and guests alike. Other recent changes include a fully refurbished new lobby and reception area and a brand-new menu at Cucina, the hotel’s award-winning Italian restaurant, designed by executive chef Mattia Camorani.

 

Nightly rates at G&V Royal Mile Hotel Edinburgh start from £209 per night inclusive of breakfast.

 

To make a reservation or for further information please contact

Tel: +44 (0)131 2206666

Email:  info@gandvhotel.com or web: www.quorvuscollection.com/gandv-hotel-edinburgh

Four new Awards to Iain Burnett Highland Chocolatier

Last week Iain Burnett Highland Chocolatier added yet another 7 stars to over 40 prestigious awards received for his renowned Velvet Truffles.

 

The Great Taste Awards judges have just announced that Master Chocolatier and truffle specialist Iain Burnett, from Grandtully in Highland Perthshire, has been awarded 4 new awards. Last year Iain Burnett’s Velvet Truffles were awarded Best Truffle in the World for the second time at the World Finals of the International Chocolate Awards. The Great Taste Awards judges include chefs, food critics, restaurateurs and buyers from Fortnum & Mason, Selfridges and Harvey Nichols. From thousands of entries, the judges said the Velvet Truffles were “Outstanding – above and beyond delicious”.

 
The judges’ comments speak for themselves – the Orange & Clove Velvet Truffle is “beautiful looking… extremely well made… really delicious… a beautifully executed smooth ganache… the touch of orange and gentle twist of clove are in perfect harmony with the fruity cacao. This is brilliant!” The Espresso Mocha Velvet Truffle has an “excellent balance between the dark chocolate and the coffee with a lovely creaminess… very rich, luxurious texture, velvety, pure… simple but exquisite… a great after-dinner treat.” The Ginger Velvet Truffle has “a gorgeous melt… spices are fresh… incredible, so spicy and warming… intriguing little Pandora boxes of pleasure and naughtiness… an exquisite, delicious, brilliantly made product”. The Strawberry & Star Anise Velvet Truffle is a “very smooth ganache with a gentle sharpness from the strawberry… we loved the luxurious silkiness of the ganache”.

 

The judges’ comments underline Burnett’s approach to pure, natural ingredients and the refinement of highly skilled artisanal methods in his chocolate kitchen in Grandtully, Perthshire. The internationally recognised Scottish Artisan responded to the awards by saying “it is fantastic that these judges recognise in a blind tasting the value of artisan skills and exceptional ingredients – it is testimony to the rare fruity and spicy cocoa from the South Atlantic Island of São Tomé, this exceptional unblended fresh cream from a single herd of Perthshire cows, and a team with the patience and passion for excellence to create the special texture which the Velvet Truffles have become famous for.”

 

Iain Burnett has been creating bespoke Velvet Truffles for Michelin star chefs, corporate clients and Master Distillers for over a decade and sells them online for delivery as gifts all over the world. Based in the picturesque village of Grandtully, between Aberfeldy and Pitlochry, his specialised chocolate kitchen can be seen in the Scottish Chocolate Centre which has become an award winning 4 star attraction for locals and visitors who travel far to enjoy the chocolate Exhibition, gourmet Chocolate Shop and new Chocolate Lounge. He has recently launched audio-guided Tours and Tastings of the Velvet Truffles.

 

The Great Taste Awards is one of the most respected food accreditation schemes for artisan and specialty food producers. During the last 5 months over 500 judges have been meeting to identify the winning products. These judges come from all corners of the gourmet world to take part in a blind tasting of each product entered, ranging from Iain Burnett’s hand-made truffles, to artisan cheeses and preserves. To ensure a complete balance of expertise, age and gender the judging takes place in groups of 3 or 4. The judges are looking for truly great taste. They take into account the texture, appearance and of course the ingredients; they like a good aroma, a decent bite, a smooth finish or a lingering flavour. Everything comes back to taste.