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                Edinburgh, Scotland, September 2009 -- This Valentine’s Day, four of Connoisseurs Scotland’s refined properties -- Cringletie House, the Boath House Hotel, Inverlochy Castle and Turnberry Resort -- are inviting loving couples to replace the standard chocolates and roses found elsewhere, with luxuriant bedrooms, candle-lit dinners in Michelin-starred restaurants, in-room massages and the best of champagnes. Whether choosing a private getaway in a lovingly refurbished country house hotel or a suite in a five-star resort perched high above the Ayrshire coastline, guests find no shortage of romance, top-notch service and beautiful scenery in these intimate luxury properties. All offers can be extended - call or e-mail for rates.

  • Set in the Scottish Borders region, the idyllic rural setting of Cringletie House -- boasting 4 AA red stars, log fires in every common room and a team of award-winning chefs -- is an ideal setting for a spell away from the real world. The country house is offering one or two nights in luxury accommodations with its “Love Me Tender” package.  The first evening features a bottle of champagne served in two silver-plated keepsake champagne flutes, a private candle-lit dinner in the library, discounted in-room massages, and an in-room bubble bath with candle illumination -- followed the next morning with breakfast in bed. Couples staying a second night will enjoy pre-dinner cocktails, dinner in the Cringletie Restaurant, “La vie en rose” massage oil and a late checkout. Prices per couple, per room, are from £345*($569) for one night and £595 ($981) for two. Contact:
  • With eight lavishly-decorated bedrooms, a Michelin-starred/4 AA Red Rosettes restaurant and a spa featuring organic Aveda products, the Boath House Hotel -- surrounded by 20 acres of lake, woodland and streams -- is perfect for those seeking an intimate getaway.  This Valentine’s Day, the hotel is offering a two-night minimum stay with dinner, breakfast and a bottle of champagne for a nightly rate of £350 ($577) per person in a Superior Room or £400 ($660) in a Suite; this reduced rate romantic offer is valid for the nights of February 13-15 only.  Contact:
  • Nestled in the foothills of the mighty Ben Nevis in the West Highlands of Scotland is Inverlochy Castle, a country house hotel highly regarded by both Conde Nast and Travel + Leisure Magazine. Once the domain of Lord Abinger, the castle offers a slew of traditional activities including Falconery, snooker and clay pigeon shooting in-house as well as hiking, skiing and more nearby. The hotel is offering Romance dinner, bed and breakfast rates this Valentine’s weekend with accommodations in one of its 17 meticulously refurbished bedrooms -- all with private bathrooms; a candlelit dinner in the Michelin-starred restaurant, decorated with period furniture and opulent accents; and a full Scottish breakfast the next morning. Prices start at £150 ($247) per person, per night, for a standard room and go up to £225 ($371) for a suite. Contact: or toll free 888-424-0106.
  • The five-star Turnberry Resort, the site of the 2009 Open Golf Championship and offering breathtaking views of the Irish Sea, has two special offers for couples seeking a break from the ordinary -- a luxurious setting, relaxing spa treatments and a range of cuisines. “Linger Longer at Turnberry” invites guests to extend their stay with a complimentary third night and includes luxurious accommodations in one of the 291 newly renovated rooms and a full Scottish breakfast; priced from £333 ($549) per room, per night. The “Experience Turnberry Together” package includes accommodation for two nights, both dinners in Turnberry’s signature restaurant; full Scottish breakfast, and two rejuvenating treatments at the Spa, all for £382 ($630) per person for two nights.

                Connoisseurs Scotland's 23 members include four of the world's finest golf resorts including Gleneagles and Old Course, Inverlochy Castle - recently voted the best hotel in Europe, six outstanding city centre properties, Edinburgh’s only 5 Red Star hotel (Prestonfield), a 19th-century castle health spa, a collection of intimate country house hotels, the Royal Scotsman luxury train, two exclusive use properties and three properties set in scenic coastal locations.  Four properties boast Michelin-starred restaurants.  Information on Connoisseurs Scotland, its member resorts and special offers can be found at


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