GLORIOUS FESTIVITIES & HOGMANAY IN SCOTLAND – Luxury Scotland Newsletter – October 2018

GLORIOUS FESTIVITIES &
HOGMANAY IN SCOTLAND
Luxury Scotland 2018

Scotland’s festive season is a time for celebration with family and friends relaxation, a chance to enjoy the revelry and spectacle of Hogmanay and New Year or maybe a welcome escape with a Twixmas Winter Break.

The months running up to Christmas and New Year are filled with festive markets, music events, outdoor activities and a chance to see Scotland’s cities, towns and villages decked out in Christmas lights … and perhaps even an dusting of snow.

Our latest article ‘ Discover Christmas & Hogmanay in Scotland ‘ has a festive focus and offers some suggestions for activities and places to stay. Luxury Scotland’s hotels can offer the best of luxury accommodation and a host of special packages that will make this year’s festive season a wonderfully memorable one.

Whatever you choose, here’s wishing you all a very enjoyable time during the months ahead.

Dorothy Welsh, Chief Executive,
Luxury Scotland.
E: dorothy@luxuryscotland.co.uk

Luxury Scotland’s Festive Article

Discover Christmas & Hogmanay in Scotland:

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FESTIVE OFFERS FROM LUXURY SCOTLAND HOTELS

A ‘Magical Christmas’ at Glenapp Castle in Southwest Scotland

Set within one of the most beautiful areas of Southwest Scotland, award-winning Glenapp Castle offers a thrilling three-night ‘Magical Christmas’ package with a hOst of activities starting at £2,795 per person for three nights (Dec. 24-27).

Stress Free ‘Traditional’ Christmas at Knockinaam Lodge

Knockinaam Lodge is offering a relaxed, stress-less ‘Traditional Christmas’, inclusive of Festive Afternoon Tea and a seven-course taster menu.This three-day package for two includes dinner, accommodations and daily breakfast from £1,250 per couple.

3 Day Festive Package with Chez Roux dining at Greywalls near Edinburgh

Greywalls Hotel is offering a three-day Christmas Package including candle-lit dinners at the award-winning Chez Roux restaurant. Rates begin at £950 per room, per night for a two-night stay and £1,350 for a three-night stay inclusive of all activities, accommodations and meals.

A Real ‘Highland Christmas’ at Airds Hotel

Airds Hotel in the Scottish Highlands is the perfect setting for a Christmas Hotel Break – a country hideaway with spectacular views and a touch of Argyll magic. Airds’ sumptous traditional Christmas breaks start from £665 per person for three-night package based on double occupancy (Dec. 24-27).

Hogmanay & New Year Break at Gleneagles

Gleneagles Hotel offers a New Year’s Break complete with a black-tie (or touch of tartan) dinner, live music, pipes and drums. With a huge range of activities for all the family Gleneagles three-night packages start at £3,895 per couple incl. extra free night on either 29th Dec or 2nd Jan.

The Best of Both Worlds at Edinburgh’s Sheraton Grand

If you’re looking for the best of both worlds then the Sheraton Grand Hotel and Spa invites guests to forget the outside world and experience magical entertainment and a five-course meal as well as spectacular views of the world-famous fireworks over Edinburgh.

Crinan’s Amazing ‘Three Day’ Hogmanay House Party

The Crinan Hotel with its magical lochside setting on Scotland’s west coast is famous for its three day Hogmanay House Party including accommodation,breakfasts, dinners, champagne reception and a Hogmanay Ceilidh from £625 per person including voucher for B&B during 2019.

‘Hot Tub Suite’ Offers & Winter Breaks at Glencoe House

Enjoy stunning Winter Escape at Glencoe House in the Highlands with your own sumptuous one bedroom or two bedroom suite, hot tub, a fully stocked kitchen plus dining options including five course dinner. Prices range from £295 and £395 for one and two night breaks.

A Festive Christmas at Trump Turnberry

With roaring log fires, entertainment, activities galore and enjoy spectacular views of snow-capped mountains on the Isle of Arran, the ultimate luxury festive experience can be enjoyed at Trump Turnberry. Let the excitement build for the most magical day of the year.

Glorious Festivities & Hogmanay in Scotland Article

Festive craft fairs, food fairs and colourful Christmas markets pop up in the most unexpected places as well as in the major towns and cities. Hogmanay in Scotland is on the ‘must see’ list for so many visitors and not to be missed.

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Castle Stalker near Airds Hotel

Enjoy a Luxury Autumn Break or Winter Break at Airds Hotel & Restaurant

Special Early Bird Summer Break from Airds Hotel Port Appin

Enjoy a Luxury Autumn  Winter Break at Airds Hotel & Restaurant

20% off all rooms throughout November until the end of January *(excl. certain periods apply)

The incredibly beautiful Highland scenery and vivid autumnal colours epitomise the reasons to visit the west coast of Scotland this autumn. The weather is generally still warm, sunny and dry and The Airds Hotel offers an inviting ‘home-from-home’ with glowing log fires and cosy sofa’s to return to after a day exploring all that this region offers. There is also the promise of wonderful food at dinner in the award winning restaurant.

Minimum 2 night stay

All rates per person for the two night package and are inclusive of:-

  • Dinner on both evenings
  • Full Scottish breakfast each morning of your stay
  • Early morning tea/coffee delivered to your room before breakfast!
  • Complimentary newspaper and VAT
With rates from just £252 per person, based on double occupancy.
Please call AIRDS HOTEL  direct on 01631 730236 to make a reservation.
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Glencoe House - Suite 6 - dining with highland view

Glencoe House in the Highlands – Winter Offers, Suites & Hot Tubs

Glencoe House -overlooking Loch Linnhe

View from Suite 4 at Glencoe House in the Scottish Highlands

Glencoe House in the Scottish Highlands : Two Fabulous Winter Offers 2018-19

How about planning a winter escape to your very own Highland haven? As a 5 star hotel, Glencoe House, offers elegant but relaxed and sumptuous suites with the space and privacy to really kick your shoes off and unwind. Don’t take our word for it, our guests have rated Glencoe House as one of Scotland’s top five hotels on Tripadvisor. These short breaks will leave you relaxed, recharged and ready to face the world again!

1. Winter ‘Hot Tub Suite’ Offer

Who doesn’t want to sit in the hot tub on a crisp winter’s evening star gazing or sit beside a roaring wood burning stove with a glass of whisky in your hand?

Glencoe House - Luxury Hot Tub Offer

One of Glencoe House’s new Bell Tower Suites – the ultimate indulgent getaway with Luxury accommodation and sublime hot tub under the stars

Treat yourself to one of Glencoe House’s new Bell Tower Suites for the ultimate indulgent getaway. The Bell Tower Suites at Glencoe House reside in a characterful building located just 50 metres from the mansion house. The Bell Tower Suites are one-bedroom suites where the ground floor comprises a comfortable sitting room with a wood-burning stove, a fully equipped kitchen complete with AGA-oven and a luxurious bathroom with Aveda toiletries. An elegant staircase takes you to the first floor mezzanine that contains a peaceful bedroom. Each suite also enjoys the luxury of a private walled garden with hot tub.

Book directly either by email (reservations@glencoe-house.com) or by telephone 01855 811179.

A. One Night Hot Tub Suite Offer
From £295 for one night (incl. VAT) in a Bell Tower Suite including full Scottish breakfast served in The Great Hall of Glencoe House. Dinner served in The Great Hall of Glencoe House is required to be taken to be eligible for this offer. Please advise your preferred dining time when you are making your booking.

B. ‘Two for One’ Hot Tub Suite Offer
From £395 for two nights incl. VAT in a Bell Tower suite including daily full Scottish breakfast served in The Great Hall of Glencoe House. Dinner served in The Great Hall of Glencoe House is required to be taken daily to be eligible for this offer

For more details see http://glencoe-house.com/weddings-and-events/glencoe-house-winter-offers/

Terms and Conditions for the Hot Tub Offers
Suites will be allocated on a first come first serve basis.
The promotion is based on availability and is valid from 1st Nov 2018 until 31st March 2019, excluding 15th December 2018 to 17th January 2019.
The offer is valid any day of the week.

The offer is fully pre-payable at the time of booking, non-refundable and non-amendable.
Maximum occupancy is 2 guests per suite (twin beds are not possible).
No children, no pets and no extra beds are allowed.
If maximum occupancy is exceeded, we reserve the right to turn guests away or charge the full best available rate.

Glencoe House - Luxury Suites Hotel

2. Winter ‘Suite’ Offer

Why not be Lord and Lady for a night in the Glencoe House Suites, which are situated in the mansion house, where you effectively occupy your own wing of the historic building and enjoy panoramic sea and mountain vistas. There is no need to leave the sanctuary of your private Highland retreat if the weather is wintry.

Glencoe House - Suite 6 - dining with highland view
One or two-bedroom suites are available in Glencoe House itself all boasting lavish bathrooms and a substantial sitting room, which encompasses an array of period features and the luxury of your own open fire, together with the convenience of 21st Century technology. Breakfast and a candle lit five-course dinner are served at your private dining room table located in your suite. Dress up or dress down = the choice is yours – but you will enjoy an elegant restaurant experience but without fellow diners.

Book directly either by email (reservations@glencoe-house.com) or by telephone (01855 811179).

One Night Winter Suite Offer
From £375 for one night incl. VAT in a Glencoe House Suite including full Scottish in-suite served breakfast. Dinner served in the privacy of your suite is required to be taken to be eligible for this offer.

‘Two for One’ Winter Suite Offer
From £455 for two nights incl. VAT in a Glencoe House suite including daily full Scottish in-suite served breakfast. Dinner served in the suite is required to be taken daily to be eligible for this offer

For more details see http://glencoe-house.com/weddings-and-events/glencoe-house-winter-offers/

Terms and Conditions for the Winter Suite Offers
Suites will be allocated on a first come first serve basis.
The promotion is based on availability and is valid from 1st Nov 2018 until 31st March 2019, excluding 15th December 2018 to 17th January 2019.
The offer is valid any day of the week.

The offer is fully pre-payable at the time of booking, non-refundable and non-amendable.
Maximum occupancy is 2 guests per suite (twin beds are not possible).
No children, no pets and no extra beds are allowed.
If maximum occupancy is exceeded, we reserve the right to turn guests away or charge the full best available rate.

 

Lochgreen hotel Rat Pack Event

Glitzy, Glamourous Rat Pack Dinner with Accommodation Offer from Lochgreen Hotel & Spa

lochgreen hotel tribute night

Glitzy, Glamourous Rat Pack Tribute Night and Dinner with Accommodation Offer from Lochgreen Hotel & Spa

Let Lochgreen Hotel & Spa whisk you off to glitzy, glamorous Las Vegas for a night of entertainment by the ‘Rat Pack’ at the famous Copa Room. But why travel all that way when you can relax at Lochgreen House Hotel & Spa and enjoy a wonderful three course meal created by our award winning culinary team before settling back to enjoy classic Las Vegas style entertainment by renowned ‘Rat Pack’ tribute singer Jim McMail!

This would make a great pre-festive treat for friends and family.

Tickets are priced at £45 per person including dinner and a glass of bubbly on arrival to add a bit of fizz before the entertainment begins!

Join us for these fantastic ‘Rat Pack Tribute‘ nights on Friday 14th December and Saturday 22nd December.

This is an evening of some of the finest music ever written and performed by the World’s greatest ever popular entertainers, Frank Sinatra, Sammy Davis Jr. and Dean Martin.

Make a real night of it and enjoy luxury accommodation and a superb Scottish breakfast as well as the Rat Pack event for £250 per room ( based on two sharing).

Date: Friday 14th December and Saturday 22nd December 2018
Time: 7pm arrival
Tickets : £45 per person

Call Lochgreen Hotel on 01292 313343 to make your booking.

LATEST: Special Rat Pack Dinner, Bed & Breakfast rate £250 per room (based on 2 sharing and subject to availability)

Web Link for more info https://www.costley-hotels.co.uk/local/pages/events.php

https://www.lochgreenhouse.com/

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Airds Hotel - Castle Stalker

Lochside Autumn Break at Airds Hotel in Argyll

Castle Stalker near Airds Hotel
Looking for some inspiration for an Autumn Break in Scotland?
The Airds Hotel Special Offer in Argyll is perfect.
2 Night Autumn Offer – throughout September and October – 15% Saving

Incredibly beautiful scenery, vivid autumnal colours and perfect loch side setting are just a few of the reasons to visit Airds Hotel on Scotland’s west coast of Scotland this autumn.  The weather is still warm and dry, and The Airds offers a welcoming and inviting ‘home’ with glowing log fires and cosy sofa’s awaiting to return to after a days exploration .

Take advantage of this beautiful time of year with Airds Hotel Special Autumn Package. Stay 2 nights anytime in September and October at the rates shown below, which represent a 15% reduction on normal rates. These rates include dinner and full Scottish breakfast, for both nights and are based on double occupancy.

  • Classic Room –  £595.00
  • Superior Room (no loch view) –  £774.00
  • Junior Suite – £842.00
  • Master Suite – £884.00

To reserve a loch view superior room just add a supplement of £25 per night

  • Included in the package:
  • A welcome glass of prosecco
  • Dinner each evening
  • Full Scottish breakfast each morning
  • A newspaper of your choice each morning
  • Early morning tea/coffee delivered to your room

For more information or to make a reservation please call Airds Hotel direct on:- 01631 730236

Further details: https://www.airds-hotel.com/hotel-deals/west-coast-scotland-hotel-offers-deals/

Autumnal Sunset at Airds Hotel on Loch Linnhe

Eriska Hotel & Spa

Special Offers for Winter Spa Breaks at The Isle of Eriska Hotel & Spa

Eriska Hotel & Spa
Book a Winter Spa Break at Isle of Eriska Hotel & Spa

With Spa Breaks from just £245 per night per person, this is the time to enjoy an oasis of tranquility at Eriska Hotel’ near Oban.

Using natural ingredients harvested from the island and capturing the nutrients of the sea to nourish your body, mind and soul, Stables Spa provides you with a setting to refresh, regenerate and release your inner well being. Set in the former stables building and accessed by a path through the Spa Garden, offers five treatment Rooms, three to connect you to the natural land, plants and wood, and two connecting you to the cleansing sea and tranquil shores that surrounds you.

£245.00 per night in Standard Room

Package includes Accommodation, Breakfast and a 30 minute Spa treatment

Terms & Conditions

  • Offer is subject to availability from 1st November 2018 to 31st March 2019, excluding dates between 15th December 2018 and 31st January 2019
  • Minimum 2 night stay applies to reservations including Saturdays
  • Prices based on double occupancy per room
  • We recommend booking your treatment at the time of reservation
  • Offer is fully pre-payable at the time of booking, non-refundable and non-amendable

Full details and online booking at: https://eriska-hotel.co.uk/tariff/special-offers/winter-spa-break/

The Stables Spa at Eriska Hotel

Luxury Accommodation at Eriska Hotel & Spa

 

Isle of Eriska Hotel & Spa

Cromlix Hotel in Perthshire

The Cromlix ‘2 for 1’ Luxury Suite Offer

Cromlix Luxury Suites

Don’t miss the Cromlix ‘2 for 1’ Suite Offer – Prices from £510 for 2 night stay
Stay in one of these luxurious Suites for two nights and pay for just one!

Owned by Scottish tennis superstar Andy Murray, this Scottish luxury hotel offers guests the chance to experience the indulgent lifestyle once enjoyed by the Lairds of Cromlix. Redefined for the 21st century by sumptuous surroundings and impeccable yet discreet service, the hotel boasts a Chez Roux restaurant, five suites and ten bedrooms, gate lodge accommodation, reception hall, two drawing rooms, conservatory, dining room, snooker and meeting rooms.

Located amongst some of Scotland’s most picturesque countryside, this magnificent Scottish hotel is set in 34 acres of secluded woodlands and garden grounds, complete with its own chapel and small loch. Elegantly re-designed to showcase much of the house’s original heritage, Cromlix has been furnished with specially-sourced Scottish antique furniture.

Prices from £510.00 for 2-night stay inclusive of accommodation & breakfast in a Cromlix Suite.

  • Terms & Conditions:
  • Offer is subject to availability from 1st November 2018 to 31st March 2019 excluding 15th December 2018 to 6th January 2019.
  • Offer does not apply to Junior Suites.
  • Dinner is required to be taken each night at our Chez Roux Restaurant to be eligible for this offer.
  • Please advise your preferred dining time at the time of the booking.
  • Offer is fully pre-payable at the time of booking, non-refundable and non-amendable.

Further details on Cromlix Web Site: https://cromlix.com/tariff/offers/2-1-suite-offer/

Luxury Suites at Cromlix Hotel

Amazing Cocktail Bar at Cromlix Hotel in Scotland

‘Bonfires & Fireworks’ and ‘Cheese & Chocolate’ Extravaganza at Knockinaam Lodge in November.

knockinamm lodge
Two great opportunities to enjoy a wonderful weekend break at Knockinaam Lodge near Portpatrick on Scotland’s West Coast.
The Knockinaam Lodge annual bonfire and fireworks celebration – and a sumptuous Gourmet Weekend

Full details including Festive breaks can be found at Knockinaam’s web site:
https://www.knockinaamlodge.com/luxury-dumfries-and-galloway-hotels-portpatrick/michelin-starred-hotels/luxury-hotel-breaks

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knockinaam fireworks

Remember, Remember the 5th of November (but ours is on the 2nd & 3rd) at Knockinaam Lodge

This year the Knockinaam Lodge annual bonfire and fireworks celebration will be held on the 2nd and 3rd of November.

In our usual style we hold a Bonfire and Firework display our private beach at the foot of Knockinaam Lodge. This is a special weekend for us and a favourite with returning guests. The weekend includes a candle lit dinner each evening, traditional Scottish breakfast each morning and a wonderful bonfire and fireworks celebration before dinner on one of the evenings.

We have two rooms left starting at West at £700.00 for 2 persons, for the 2 nights.

The two night break which includes Dinner, Bed & Breakfast, plus Bonfire, Fireworks and Soup on the Friday or Saturday evening (subject to weather).

Full details on Knockinaam’s web site:
https://knockinaamlodge.com/luxury-dumfries-and-galloway-hotels-portpatrick/michelin-starred-hotels/luxury-hotel-breaks-bonfire.html

NOTE: Add an extra night to your stay for only £200 in any room inclusive of dinner, traditional Scottish breakfast and VAT.

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gourmet dining at knockinaam
‘Cheese & Chocolate’ Extravaganza – Knockinaam Gourmet Weekend 23rd and 24th November 2018

The theme for this Gourmet is ‘Cheese & Chocolate’ – the rest os a state secret known only to Tony our Chef.
All we do know is that it starts on a Friday (about 6pm) with a tutored Wine Tasting in a relaxed environment, where we will choose the wines for Saturday evening.

This then leads to a 5 course menu plus canapés (and wines) that evening.

There is a cooking demonstration on the Saturday afternoon. Our chef Tony will be demonstrating the Truffle don Brie, Cheese Soufflé and talking about using Chocolate in savoury dishes (for
example with roe deer ) and how to temper chocolate. After a brief rest, a 7 course menu plus canapés with your chosen wines on the Saturday evening.

At some point in the weekend we will also be doing our renowned “Food Recognition” competition (with prizes) – sounds cheesy !!

Rooms are available from £740.00 for 2 persons, for 2 nights Wine tasting, Dinner & wines, Bed & Breakfast and cookery demonstration for East up to £900.00 for Churchill.

Full details on Knockinaam’s web site:
https://www.knockinaamlodge.com/luxury-dumfries-and-galloway-hotels-portpatrick/michelin-starred-hotels/luxury-hotel-breaks-gourmet-break.html

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Luxury Scotland Newsletter – September 2018

Our Luxury Scotland Newsletter for September 2018

A warm welcome from Dorothy

Welcome to the latest edition of the Luxury Scotland newsletter. I’m delighted to have taken over the reins from Jeremy Hawkings and I know that you will join me in wishing him all the best for his retirement.

I would also like to reassure you that our aim at Luxury Scotland hasn’t changed – we still want to guide you through the very best of Scotland, offering unique and memorable ways to discover this beautiful and often astonishing country of ours.

On the 15th September, Scotland’s newest visitor attraction will open

The marvellous V&A Dundee, the first Victoria and Albert museum outside of London, which sits glistening by the banks of the River Tay in Dundee. This will be Scotland’s first design museum, opening its doors to a world of innovation, creativity and incredible exhibitions. For the first time in one place, V&A Dundee will explore Scotland’s design heritage – its past, present and future.

Why not visit the museum as part of a relaxing break at either Kinloch House near Blairgowrie, or the Old Course Hotel, Golf Resort & Spa in St Andrews – the V & A Dundee is about a thirty minute drive away from both properties.

2018 has marked the 150th anniversary of the birth of Charles Rennie Mackintosh.

This Glaswegian architect and artist is famed worldwide for his creative talents. Glasgow Cathedral Festival runs from 21-28th October and offers guided tours as well as an exhibition on Charles Rennie Mackintosh in the Lower Church. Our Glasgow property, One Devonshire Gardens, Hotel du Vin, has just completed a bedroom refurbishment during the summer and is a perfect base for exploring this vibrant city.


In our ‘ Explore & Discover ‘ section, our focus for this month is Scotland’s stunning West Coast, a treasure trove of delights for visitors.

Take some time to enjoy this article and. if you find yourself hooked and want to book an Autumn or Spring break, then look no further than our Special Offers section. There you will find exclusive short stays, complimentary dinner offers, gourmet breaks and whisky tastings as well as news from some of the luxury Scottish hotels.

Dorothy

We hope that you will enjoy the contents and we look forward to welcoming you to Scotland soon.

Dorothy Welsh, Chief Executive,
Luxury Scotland.

DISCOVER EIGHT STUNNING HOTELS ON SCOTLAND’S WEST COAST
Our latest ‘Explore & Discover‘ article

Our ‘Explore & Discover‘ article this month focuses on the hidden gems to be found along Scotland’s west coast. There is something magical about the Scottish coastline with its rugged, often brooding landscape and glorious sunsets. A short stay in any of our selection is the perfect introduction to breathtaking sea views, the warmest of welcomes, wonderful cuisine and the perfect retreat in which to relax, recharge and discover the many activities you can enjoy at these locations.

If you enjoy glorious sunsets, stunning locations and great food then this one’s for you!
www.luxuryscotland.co.uk/magazine

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2018 LUXURY SCOTLAND BROCHURE

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