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Glorious Kitchen Gardens – Luxury Scotland EXTRA – April 2018

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WONDERFUL KITCHEN GARDENS & GLORIOUS FOOD AT LUXURY SCOTLAND HOTELS

Sunshine is in abundance here in Scotland now that Spring is well established and the best of fresh Scottish produce is being showcased throughout the Luxury Scotland hotels.

One of the pleasures I particularly enjoy when travelling throughout Scotland is the seasonal specialities brought to the table at our restaurants. With Spring comes Scottish Asparagus, wild garlic, wild sea trout, spring lamb , roe deer and rhubarb all served to perfection.

Kitchen gardens are an integral part of many Luxury Scotland hotel restaurants. An ideal source of good supply of fresh herbs, salads and vegetables they also serve to enhance the guest experience.

Below are just a few comments from some of our member hotels
about the importance of their kitchen gardens:

Airds Hotel - Kitchen Garden

AIRDS HOTEL – KITCHEN GARDEN

“We are fortunate to have the space to be able to grow much of our own vegetables and herbs in our very own polytunnel. Our gardener at Airds Hotel regularly meets with our Head Chef to check what he wants him to grow and ensuring that seasonality is at the heart of our cuisine. There is nothing nicer for a Chef than to pop out to the hotel’s own kitchen garden and pick their own produce – nothing is fresher than that!”

Torridon Kitchen Garden

TORRIDON HOTEL – KITCHEN GARDEN

 “At Torridon we have our large greenhouse, a sizeable polytunnel and a number of cold frames to bring on fruit, herbs and vegetables under cover. Our garnishes, salads, and desserts, such as lemon verbena sorbet, are popular with customers who see the added value and effort and enjoy discussing the provenance of their food. It also enables us to engage with them on social media.”

Boath House Kitchen Gardens

BOATH HOUSE – KITCHEN GARDEN

“At Boath House on the Moray coast, our cuisine is based on local produce. The kitchen garden at Boath House provides much of the organic fruit, herbs and vegetables for our restaurant. Our honey comes from our own bee hives located nearby. Our local suppliers provide a wonderful range of fresh seasonal foods including high quality seafood caught and delivered daily by our West Coast supplier, as well as meat and cheeses sourced from a nearby organic dairy.”

Glneapp Castle Kitchen Gardens

GLENAPP CASTLE – KITCHEN GARDEN

“At Glenapp almost all our fruit, vegetables and herbs comes from our own kitchen garden. Our fish and shellfish are line-caught or hand-dived off Scotland’s west coast and the game comes from local estates from across Ayrshire. Beef, lamb, and pork are locally farmed a few miles from Glenapp Castle. Our chefs create a truly memorable dining experience which includes canapés, coffee, and petits fours and the menu changes every night”

Cromlix kitchn garden and Albert Roux

CROMLIX – KITCHEN GARDEN

“Set in 34 acres of grounds, Cromlix in Perthshire has a wonderful herb and vegetable garden which provides an abundance of fresh produce for the Chez Roux restaurant. The kitchen garden is also a favourite with local schools who visit as part of the Adopt a School initiative – set up by Albert Roux OBE, KFO as a national charity partnership with the Royal Academy of Culinary Arts and Service”

Andrew Fairlie - Kitchen Gardens

ANDREW FAIRLIE – KITCHEN GARDEN

“Scotland and the seasons is the obvious answer. In the autumn it’s game; in winter it’s the most amazing shellfish – which are at their absolute best during the colder months – and in the spring and summer it’s our Victorian walled garden, which is a constant source of stimulation. We grow over 250 types of herbs, vegetables and fruit, and there’s always something new and intriguing appearing in the kitchen.”

Just reading through these comments reminds me of so many delicious meals I have enjoyed at our hotel restaurants. I do hope you might also be persuaded to take a short break and enjoy the very best of our Scottish produce at Luxury Scotland’s hotels. >>>

Jeremy Hawkings

It’s all here in
“The Very Best of Scotland”

Jeremy Hawkings, Chief Executive,
Luxury Scotland.
E: jeremy@luxscot.co.uk

SPECIAL PROMOTIONS

To help get you started on planning a short break in Scotland we have several special promotions from our member hotels including…

One Devonshire Dining Offers

EXCLUSIVE WINE DINNERS at ONE DEVONSHIRE GARDENS

Enjoy a gourmet evening in Glasgow’s West End with a specially created menu from Chef Gary Townsend paired with some outstanding wines.

Macleod Houe Aberdeen

INDULGENT GOURMET BREAK at MACLEOD HOUSE & LODGE

An indulgent getaway near Aberdeen with a glass of bubbly, a superb dinner, luxury accommodation and full Scottish breakfast.

Airds Hotel at Port Appin

A ‘LITTLE LUXURY FOR LESS’ at AIRDS HOTEL, PORT APPIN

Enjoy ‘A Little Luxury for Less at Airds Hotel – a truly magical location on the shore of Loch Linnhe.

Dining Offers at Glenapp Castle

COMPLIMENTARY DINING OFFER at GLENAPP CASTLE

Complimentary Dining offers from the stunning Glenapp Castle. on Scotland’s south east coast.

2018 LUXURY SCOTLAND BROCHURE

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The Edinburgh Residence

The Chester Residence in Edinburgh recognised by GQ Magazine in their 2018 Top UK Hotels Listings

The Edinburgh Residence - Luxury Apartments ScotlandThe Chester Residence in Edinburgh is recognised by GQ Magazine in their 2018 Top UK Hotels Listings

The prestigeous Chester Residence in Edinburgh;s West End has made it into GQ magazine’s top 33 hotels for 2018 – despite not being a hotel. The Chester Residence, which has 23 luxury apartments, each of which take up an entire floor of their five traditional Georgian townhouses, has been listed alongside hotels such as Claridges as one of the 33 top UK hotels.

The Edinburgh property is quite unique. Unlike the majority of bedrooms in the other 32 UK hotels, each of The Chester Residence’s apartments has an expansive living room, separate bedrooms mostly with spacious en suites and fully fitted kitchens.

GQ Magazine is quoted as saying The Chester Residence: “is the pride of Edinburgh’s West End. It ups the accommodation ante with 23 luxurious Georgian townhouse apartments that combine the privacy and comfort of home (if you happen to be an affluent interior designer) with the service of a five-star hotel.”

The Owners’ Residence mews apartment is praised with “The vast VIP suite is borderline bonkers, singing a low-lit hymn to hedonism with its eight-seat Jacuzzi, bespoke Louis Vuitton furnishings and a private cinema room.”

But it is perhaps the first-floor grand apartments which “stole GQ’s heart”; described as having “parish-church proportions, remote-controlled fireplace and sweeping 12ft sash windows” and offering “a rare line in state-of-the-art cosiness, and a luxury missing from most city hotel rooms: space.”

GQ suggests that other hotels have “some catching up to do” to achieve the levels of luxury delivered by The Chester Residence.

The Chester Residence is in good company on the GQ list. Other properties include Claridges in central London once cited by actor Spencer Tracy as the place he’d rather go to than Heaven, The Mandrake in Fitzrovia described in the feature as ‘hedonistic’, Ryan Giggs and Gary Neville’s Hotel Football in Manchester and Regency-detailed The Lanesborough.

Graham Wood, owner of The Chester Residence says of the accolade, “At The Chester Residence our guests have the luxury of space and privacy in the west end of Edinburgh only a short walk from the centre of the city. It’s gratifying that our offering ranks alongside such iconic names in the hospitality sector as Claridges, Cliveden and The Lanesborough as well as the newer edgy entrants like The Mondrian and Soho Farmhouse.”

Over the next few months, guests at The Edinburgh residencde can indulge in a Spring Fling break at The Chester Residence in Edinburgh during March and April for two nights in a deluxe apartment with a continental breakfast delivered to their door and a gin cocktail from £85 per night in a one-bedroom apartment from, £275 per night in a two-bedroom apartment or from £305 per night in a two- bedroom mews apartment.

For more details: http://www.chester-residence.com/packages-offers/offers/spring-fling

More about The Chester Residence can be found here http://www.chester-residence.com.

The full run down of GQ’s top 33 hotels in the UK can be found here:
http://www.gqmagazine.co.uk/article/best-hotels-uk.

For bookings and enquiries call 0131 226 2075 or email: enquiries@chester-residence.com

 

Bedrooms at The Edinburgh Residence - Luxury Apartments Scotland

The Edinburgh Residence - Luxury Apartments Scotland

The Edinburgh Residence - Luxury Apartments Scotland================================

Lynton Parmar-Hemsley

Art Demonstration & Lunch with LYNTON PARMAR-HEMSLEY (Sky Arts Portrait Artist) at Lochgreen House Hotel & Spa

Lynton Parmar-Hemsley

Art Demonstration and Lunch with Sky Arts Portrait of the Year Contestant, Lynton Parmar-Hemsley

On Thursday 17th May from 10am, Lochgree House Hotel is hosting an Art Demonstration and Lunch with Sky Arts Portrait of the Year Contestant, Lynton Parmar-Hemsley. Whether you’re a keen amateur or budding professional, don’t miss this unique opportunity to observe a live portrait demonstration by Sky Arts Portrait Artist of the Year contestant, Lynton Parmar-Hemsley.

Costing just £35 per person, your date will include the following:

  • Arrive at Lochgreen House Hotel & Spa at 10am for morning coffee and shortbread.
  • Art Demonstration 10.30am -12.30pm
  • Followed by an exquisite two course lunch, glass of wine, coffee and petit fours.

Price: £35 per person

Places are limited so please book early for this very popular event to avoid disappointment.

Call 01292 313343 to make your booking.

Our special Bed & Breakfast rate of £120 for two, based on two sharing is available when buying two tickets.

For more details see: https://www.costley-hotels.co.uk/local/pages/events.php

EDITOR’S NOTE: With a spectacular coastal backdrop Lochgreen House Hotel & Spa sits within 30 acres of secluded landscaped gardens. Ths is the perfect location from which to explore south West Scotland and Ayrshire’s stunning coast line.

The hotel has 32 spacious guestrooms decorated with luxurious and stylish traditional furnishings. Our award winning restaurant and flexible dining options are a gastronomic pleasure serving fresh, innovative and delicious dishes using the best of local Scottish produce. Our contemporary and indulgent Lochgreen Spa offers the perfect place for pampering and relaxation.

It’s here – Our 2018 Luxury Scotland Brochure Luxury Scotland Newsletter – April 2018

ANNOUNCING THE NEW 2018 LUXURY SCOTLAND BROCHURE

Let this be your gateway to the very best of Scottish Luxury & Boutique Hotels. With 33 of Scotland’s finest properties including six of the world’s finest golf venues, Luxury Scotland can inspire, excite and offer new experiences and destinations.

Inside the Luxury Scotland Brochure you will discover three new articles including a Journey of Discovery in Argyll on Scotland’s West Coast, a Gourmet Food Tour around the North East of Scotland…. and the Ultimate Scottish Road Trip.

So sit back and explore – historic castles, city centre luxury apartments, secluded island getaways, the ultimate Scottish wedding venues and perfect exclusive use properties.

>> VIEW THE 2018 LUXURY SCOTLAND BROCHURE NOW

Jeremy Hawkings

It’s all here in
“The Very Best of Scotland”

Jeremy Hawkings, Chief Executive,
Luxury Scotland.
E: jeremy@luxscot.co.uk

A JOURNEY OF DISCOVERY IN ARGYLL

A JOURNEY OF DISCOVERY IN ARGYLL

Discover a world of stunning landscapes, outstanding cuisine, famous distilleries and some of the very best of Scotland’s luxury and boutique hotels.

A FOODIE TOUR OF NORTH EAST SCOTLAND

A FOODIE TOUR OF NORTH EAST SCOTLAND

Join us as we dine out on Scottish seafood, venison, Scotch beef and discover the artisan producers and suppliers of this glorious region.

THE ULTIMATE SCOTTISH ROAD TRIP

THE ULTIMATE SCOTTISH ROAD TRIP

Known as NC500 or North Coast 500, it is ranked No.5 coastal touring route in the world and National Geographic Traveller’s No.2 Reason to Travel.

SPECIAL PROMOTIONS

To help get you started on planning a short break in Scotland we have several special promotions from our member hotels including…

AIRDS HOTEL SPRING OFFERS

AIRDS HOTEL SPRING OFFERS

Enjoy the Early ‘Summer’ BIrd offers from Airds Hotel on the shore of Loch Linnhe – 3 night exclusive.

21212 SPRING IN EDINBURGH

21212 SPRING IN EDINBURGH

Savour these latest offers from Michelin starred Edinburgh City restaurant 21212 (Restaurant with Rooms)

SPA OFFERS FROM THE SHERATON GRAND HOTEL

SPA OFFERS FROM THE SHERATON GRAND HOTEL

Revitalise Mind & Body with these exclusive offers from Edinburgh’s famous Urban Spa.

GLENAPP COMPLIMENTARY DINING OFFER

GLENAPP COMPLIMENTARY DINING OFFER

Visit the stunning Glenapp Castle on Scotland’s south east coast.

'SIMPLY SPRING' SPA OFFER FROM LOCHGREEN SPA HOTEL

  ‘SIMPLY SPRING’ AT LOCHGREEN SPA HOTEL

Choose from a choice of Spa Treatments and a light lunch or Afternoon Tea at the 5 star Lochgreen House Hotel Spa Suites.

STUNNING WEDDING HIRE AT BORTHWICK CASTLE

STUNNING WEDDING HIRE AT BORTHWICK CASTLE

Sensational exclusive use offer from one of Scotland’s most sought after historic castle wedding venues.

2018 LUXURY SCOTLAND BROCHURE

2018 LUXURY SCOTLAND BROCHURE

View the latest version of the Luxury Scotland brochure online – your gateway to a fabulous holiday experience in Scotland.

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“Simply Spring” Luxury Spa offer from Five-Star Lochgreen House Hotel

Lochgreen House Hotel is offering a ‘SIMPLY SPRING’ luxury spa package during April and May 2018.


Simply Spring Package at Lochgreen Spa

Refresh your skin this Spring with the choice of two of the following 25-minute treatments:

Full Body Exfoliation, Express Facial, Shoulder, Neck & Scalp Massage or Back, Neck & Shoulder Massage.
Plus enjoy a Two Course Light Lunch or Afternoon Tea pre or post treatment.

£79 per person
£10 Weekend Supplement applies Saturday/Sunday

Offer valid until 31st May – Subject to Availability

Call Lochgreen Hotel & Spa on 01292 313343 or 01292 314214 to book

Make time to enjoy soothing massages, signature facials, manicures, pedicures, hair and make up services and bespoke therapeutic beauty treatments in the newly opened state of the art Spa Suites. Surround yourself with the serenity of the relaxation lounge and calming treatment rooms.

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Editor’s Notes:

Lochgreen House Hotel’s Spa Treatment Suites were opened in 2017.

These beautifully appointed Spa suites are a luxurious sanctuary away from everyday cares and worries. Lochgreen House Spa embraces a fully personalised approach and uses only the finest products by Matis, Thalgo, Mii and Jessica, providing excellent results for every skin type. All products utilize the most nourishing, natural ingredients nature has to offer. With peaceful and stunning views over the Ayrshire coastline and Royal Troon Golf Club,  the region’s newest luxury Spa treatment Suites are an oasis of relaxation and indulgence.

 

 

 

 

crinan hotel offers

Spring Offers & Art Exhibitions at the Crinan Hotel on the shores of Loch Crinan

Latest News & Offers from Crinan Hotel

Spring flowers are in full bloom all around the village at Crinan. Here on the edge of Argyll, sheltered by the mountains, we have only had a little snow recently – just enough to add an attractive dusting to the surrounding hills.  It’s all very picturesque,  traffic is flowing freely and Crinan is open for business!

Visit the Crinan Hotel website to find details of our Special Offers including our “3 Nights for the Price of 2” offer and our special last minute rates.

MV Sgarbh is back!

Crinan Hotel’s motor launch MV Sgarbh is back on her mooring after a winter break.  Sgarbh is now ready to take guests for trips out to the islands and more.
You can find out more about the boat and the trips on offer on this page on Crinan Hotel’s website:  www.crinanhotel.com/en/boat-trips-on-the-sgarbh/

And the local fishermen are bringing in plenty of fantastic local jumbo prawns which are landed less than 100 yards from our kitchens daily – minimum food miles and maximum freshness!  The picture shows Crinan based Golden West passing Sgarbh and approaching the quay at Crinan.  Our chefs have been dreaming up new ways to offer some of the local produce – you must try our new “Fruits de Mer” Seafood sharing platter for 2.  You can see sample menus here: www.crinanhotel.com/en/food-drink/   The Hotel’s coffee shop is also now open for the new season.

Art at the Crinan Hotel – “By the Open Sea” – Caroline Hunter

Our first art exhibition for 2018 has now opened in Crinan Hotel’s famous Art Gallery Bar. 
Entitled  “By the Open Sea”, the exhibition is a collection of  seascape paintings by well-known Argyll based artist Caroline Hunter.

Exhibition open from 30th March until Monday 30th April

Private View on Friday 6th April

Contact the Hotel on 01546 830261 if you would like an invitation to the Private View on Friday 6th April

  You can also see the pictures from Friday 30th March to Monday 30th April any time during Crinan Hotel’s opening hours .

We look forward to welcoming you to Crinan – come and see us soon!

Website: www.crinanhotel.com  Telephone: 01546 830261  E-mail:  enquiry@crinanhotel.com