2015 News

We began 2015 with the latest news and offers from Luxury Scotland properties.

2014 was a bumper year for new additions to Connoisseurs Scotland with three new members – Glencoe HouseTrump International in Aberdeen and The Roxburghe in Kelso.

During December our hard working creative team at Connoisseurs Towers launched our new 2015 website! Do take a moment to explore new site and the lavishly illustrated pages. We also have an updated News & Offers section featuring exclusive promotions from Luxury Scotland Hotels.

2014 was also a bumper year for awards with many of our hotels receiving top accolades from the travel industry. The most recent of these being Knockinaam Lodge awarded Editor’s Choice for Weddings on the Good Food Guide.

Throughout Scotland we enjoyed a wonderful summer and a very mild autumn. With the festive season now past we look forward to the promise of an early Spring and longer daylight hours. So, if you are planning a short break in 2015, watch out for exclusive 2015 deals on our Luxury Scotland News & Offers section.

Wishing you all the best for 2015.


Jeremy Hawkings,
Chief Executive,
Connoisseurs Scotland.

E: jeremy@luxscot.co.uk


glennewsA short break at Gleneagles is time well spent whenever you choose to visit.

Throughout the winter Gleneagles have a great offer on two night mid-week stays with daily complimentary activities to enjoy. And, if you enjoy golf, why not plan a visit now or in the spring to play at this 2014 Ryder Cup venue.

For help planning your perfect stay the Gleneagles Resort Sales team are on hand – to make an enquiry or to find out more call 0800 389 0019.

>> Full details are at: www.luxuryscotland.info

The Old Course Hotel, Golf Resort & Spa

oldcoursenewsThe Old Course Hotel, Golf Resort and Spa are famous for their Monster Breakfast as well as their ’18 Courses’ three night gourmet dining promotion.

Their full Scottish breakfast is a culinary delight and can be enjoyed in the 3 AA Rosette-awarded Road Hole Restaurant overlooking the Old Course and West Sands beach.

With a fantastic £150 B&B winter rate visitors can experience true 5 Red Star luxury including full access to the award-winning Kohler Waters Spa.

Once again, if you are not sure of your dates than a voucher might be just the answer.

For a wonderful array of vouchers and some different present ideas, go to www.oldcoursehotel.co.uk

Crinan Hotel

crinannewsCrinan Hotel are once again offering their ‘THREE DAY HOUSE PARTY’ and the chance to enjoy the Crinan hotel with its wonderful setting, relaxing atmosphere and good food.

Arrive at Crinan Hotel on Tuesday 30th December 2014 and depart on Friday 2nd January 2015 after breakfast.

There will be a three day house party, which includes a champagne reception on Hogmanay, a boat trip to the islands, a gala dinner with entertainment, a piper and Scottish dancing plus a painting demonstration by Mrs Ryan [Frances Macdonald].

For our four legged friends there will be a dog race with a box of biscuits as the prize! At Crinan during the Hogmanay House Party, well trained dogs stay in the hotel for free.

The 3-night package is priced from £575 to £850 per person. Offer includes accommodation, full breakfast, dinner each night and a champagne reception on Hogmanay.

>> Full details can be found at www.crinanhotel.com

Knockinaam Lodge

knocknewsKnockinaam Lodge is offering a chance to escape the hustle and bustle before Christmas with short breakknock2newss priced at from £200 per night DBB.

If you are not sure of when you want to stay, then a voucher offers flexibility and could be a wonderful gift so someone special – so call reception on Knockinaam Lodge 01776 810471 for details

Step out of the house in the early evening and it is so quiet that you can literally hear the silence. Steeped in history, Knockinaam Lodge was where Sir Winston Churchill met with General Eisenhower and their Chiefs of Staff during the war. This the house featured in ‘The 39 Steps’, the classic novel by John Buchan. Knockinaam is a magical place, quiet, secluded and romantic.

Knockinaam Lodge have retained their Michelin Star for 20 years, which is a magnificent  achievement. To celebrate this milestone, Chef Tony Pierce is presenting a retrospective journey through his signature dishes on 27th and 28th February 2015, accompanied by iconic wines from each era to match each course.

>> For full details www.knockinaamlodge.com

Inverlochy Castle Festive Offers

inverlochy-at-nightFor a fairy tale Christmas and New Year’s eve look no further than Inverlochy Castle, one of Europe’s most renowned Castle Hotels and a favourite of Queen Victoria.

Inverlochy Castle is located in the heart of the Highlands close to Fort William and still has a few rooms available for their three day festive package.

The Inverlochy Festive page includes everything you might wish for. With canapes, crackers, choirs and champagne all included you can expect the most incredible winter scenery, festive atmosphere and the highest quality service. A festive experience to be remembered for a lifetime.

>> Full details at www.inverlochycastlehotel.com/festive/christmas/