A minibreak can be a great way to get away from life’s little stresses, unless it’s in the bottle of fizz, in which case it’ll still make maximum mess. Pull out all the stops with today's Groupon from Balbirnie House Hotel. Choose from the following options:• £109 for a one night country house break for two, with a three course meal, a bottle of Prosecco, and chocolates (Up to 60% off)
• £179 for a two night country house break for two, with canapés, a three course meal, a bottle of Prosecco, and chocolates (Up to 60% off)
This grade A listed Georgian building, with four red stars from the AA glittering on its Grecian inspired façade, oozes elegance from its sumptuous stronghold amid 400 acres of parkland. The privately owned hospitality haven sits in the village of Markinch, equidistant from the hubs of St Andrews and Edinburgh, and comfortably snuggled amongst Scotland’s wild outdoors. The Orangery restaurant dishes out traditional meals created using locally sourced food wherever possible, and complimentary canapés entertain pre-dinner appetites while a glass roof allows for digestive stargazing.
Opting for a one or two night country getaway, rambling double acts will be greeting with a chilled bottle of Prosecco and a cluster of home-made chocolate truffles in their room on arrival. A three course meal on the first night will offer appetisers such as a salad of pear, blue cheese, and walnuts (£5) or confit of duck (£6.50), and mains including an 8oz Aberdeen Angus fillet steak (£17.95), or a Provençale vegetable lasagne (£9.95). A choice of two sides each includes hand cut garlic and parsley chips or beer battered onion rings (all £3.50), and the list of sweet treats to finish features baked chocolate cheesecake (£5.50) and a selection of Scottish cheeses (£6), plus those who’ve opted to stay for a second night can wash it all down with a cup of coffee. Retiring comfortably stuffed, rumbly morning bellies shall be treated to a full Scottish breakfast, fuelling a day of exploration and adventure.
Balbirnie House Hotel has received widespread acclaim. 96% of LateRooms.com users would stay there again and recommended the hotel to a friend, while TripAdvisor reviewers awarded the hotel 4/5, and drew special attention to the surroundings, food, and friendly service.
The hotel is beautiful. The best thing is definitely the staff that work here, they really do go out their way to make the experience special and individually bespoke to each guest. It is clearly within the culture of the hotel that all staff are encouraged to act and deal with customers in such a manner. Very impressed by this. The rooms were lovely; they had a lot of character, were well appointed and very clean. The bed was especially comfortable.
– PussyCatDollJA, TripAdvisor, Dec 2011
The hotel and service exceeded expectations from start to finish. If anyone was teaching students in the hospitality trade how to treat their guests then they should use this hotel as an example of great practice. One of the loveliest and friendliest hotels I have had the pleasure to stay at.
– d hughes, LateRooms.com, Mar 2011