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"Romantic" Venue required within 3 hours of Edinburgh for adult only break

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rookiemater Mon 06-Oct-08 16:04:37

This year my parents are coming to us for christmas and have kindly volunteered to stay on for a couple of nights so that DH and I can go away.

We were thinking of the Lakes as that is one of our favourite destinations but am open to other suggestions. Ideally somewhere within walking distance of restaurants, with a king sized bed, but not costing the same as our monthly mortgage.

Any ideas ?

geordieminx Mon 06-Oct-08 16:16:07

Seaham Hall - Sunderland - Not much else around there & pricey
Malmaison - we just had a lovely weekend at Leith, guessing its too close for you - Newcastle?
Mar Hall - Between Glagow and Loch Lomond
Lodge on Loch Lomond
Drunken Duck - Lakes
The Low wood -lakes
Hotel Du Vin Harrogate

LadySweet Mon 06-Oct-08 16:35:14

The Samling

liath Mon 06-Oct-08 16:43:17

This place is supposed to be lovely

Notyummy Mon 06-Oct-08 16:49:30

I second Geordieminx's suggestions. Malmaison have a Newcastle hotel which is nice, and I think Hotel du Vin are opening one up there.

Seaham Hall and Samling both expensnive but lovely.

Stayed in the Hotel Du Vin in Harrogate a few time and it is lovely, plus plenty of nice shops/restaurants around.

rookiemater Mon 06-Oct-08 16:50:03

Oh I have read about Monachlye Mhor before keep meaning to book it for DHs birthday which is mid Jan and its always shut then, must check if it is open then.

I like the idea of the Samling but isn't it hideously expensive. Thanks geordie will have a look at those.

geordieminx Mon 06-Oct-08 17:04:05

Go with what Liath said - she's dead posh wink

Think the Mal in Newcastle would be nice (I actually live in Glasgow btw - so not just recommending it as its my home town)

Its in a great location, on the Quayside, nice italian and tapas next door, across the bridge from the Baltic Art Gallery, 5 minutes walk from some great pubs

rookiemater Mon 06-Oct-08 17:07:32

Meant to say we enjoy walking and aren't great city folk so although the Mal sounds nice its probably not for us. Harrogate is an interesting option though.Ponders thoughtfully ....

geordieminx Mon 06-Oct-08 17:14:32

Linden Hall
Slayley Hall
Maften Hall
Eshot Hall
Armthwaite Hall

aGalChangedHerName Mon 06-Oct-08 17:19:50

DH and i are going to the Lodge on Loch Lomond in a couple of weeks. It was reccommended to us.

Will post and let you know what it was like when we come back if you like?

rookiemater Mon 06-Oct-08 17:20:54

Oh thanks geordie. good to have lots of options as due to credit crunch am planning to leave it until last minute and then ringing to see what deal we can get. Yes agal, would love to know as have heard it is nice.

aGalChangedHerName Mon 06-Oct-08 17:23:24

Ok will post back afterwards.

Our room (a Corbett)has a sauna in it hmm Don't like em myself but each to their own eh?

We got Dinner Bed and Breakfast for £190 AFAIK

Lauriefairycake Mon 06-Oct-08 17:27:17

Harrogate, lovely place for a weekend.

A touch further, York is fantastic for a weekend.

rookiemater Mon 06-Oct-08 17:31:08

Ooh agal, make it a hot tub rather than a sauna and they have got a customer. Is that £190 each or for the two of you. Sorry to be so crass and talk money and all that.

TillyScoutsmum Mon 06-Oct-08 17:31:47

Would definitely recommend Drunken Duck - one of my fave weekend away places - really lovely

aGalChangedHerName Mon 06-Oct-08 17:37:50

Both of us Rookie which i thought was a fab price smile

We have 4 dc and really feeling the pinch atm so couldn't have afforded anymore than that.

Google it and look at the food etc.

rookiemater Mon 06-Oct-08 17:41:04

Gosh thats not bad at all especially as it includes dinner. Do let me know how you get on.

Have heard good reports about Drunken duck but slightly put off because we stayed in the punchbowl owned by the same people shortly after it opened and found it a bit self consciously trendy and not as good as it thought itself to be.

aGalChangedHerName Mon 06-Oct-08 17:47:52

Will let you know how it was. I am sooo looking forward to it. First time alone for about 5 years lol

We were meant to go in April for our 1st Wedding anniversary but i got really sick sad

Fingers crossed that everything goes to plan this time round!!

rookiemater Mon 06-Oct-08 19:24:01

Sounds like you really deserve a break. We are spoiled as my mum looks after DS about 3-4 nights a year.

This weekend we were off to a wedding,although it involved sleeping at a youth hostel, so not a glamorous event, but very credit crunch friendly.

LadySweet Mon 06-Oct-08 19:58:58

Monachyle Mor is nice enough, however if you're heading northish then I would recommend The Ardanaseig, on the banks of Loch Awe (, beautiful location, lovely rooms nice food. I stayed here the week after I was at Monachyle Mor and there was no comparison really.

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