Saturday, 19 November 2011

Wonderful Wine, Fantastic Food, Great Guest's

Aiden and Hannah Schwarzer from Tanners Wines

Our second last Wine Tasting event of 2011 at The Four Seasons Hotel in St Fillans.  A super event. If you've never been, you don't know what you are missing.  Informal talks by our host's for the evening, Aiden and Hannah Schwarzer from Tanners Wines in Shrewsbury (our 'old world wine' supplier) about; the wine, how it was chosen to match each courses, why it works, how to make similar choices in your own home. 

The menu was chosen to showcase the best ingredients available in our local area:-Salmon freshly smoked by our head Chef, Peter woods; Locally foraged Sloe Berries; Balquhidder Venison (always a popular dish); Autumn Fruits with cardoman rice pudding - yummy! and a light cheese to finish. 
A great time was had by all, and if you fancy coming along to our next and final one of the year, it is on the 2nd of December.  Wines for this event will be chosen by Richard Meadows of Great Grog in Edinburgh (our 'new world wine' supplier)  Same Menu, different Wines.  Why not give us a call and book a table.

LETI: The Fours Seasons Hotel offers stunning views over Loch Earn in St Fillans.  The 3 star hotel in Perthshire has just released an extensive list of 2012 experience breaks to suit everyone including; cookery, painting, girly weekends, supercar driving, romantic breaks, golf breaks and more. 

Sunday, 13 November 2011

Experience Exciting and Romantic Breaks In Four Seasons, St Fillans 2012

The Four Seasons Hotel on Loch Earn, Perthshire
 Plan a special break for you, and your loved ones. Now is the time to plan breaks for 2012 before the good ones get booked up.  To get you thinking, check out this list of tempting and creative experience breaks at The Four Seasons Hotel in St Fillans, overlooking Loch Earn.

Special Breaks at The Four Seasons Hotel St Fillans– 2012

As Time Goes By.. Ruby wedding anniversary break. DBB in Four Poster, 40 Red Roses, bottle of Personalised .Glenturret for arrival. Champagne Breakfast in your room and late check out. £414 PER ROOM Extra nights at £144 per room BB
Beatles Break. Three nights DDB staying a one of the two chalets the beatles stayed in in 1964 while playing in Dundee plus a copy of ‘The Beatles in Scotland’ Book @ £249 pp sharing

Caterham Drive Dine & Doze Break , Two night Break (1 x BB + 1 x DBB). Ch - £141 or Hotel £177 plus £180 for Driving Experience in either a Caterham Seven R500 or Porsche Boxster 2.7.

Easter Break 2 nights Dinner, Bed and Breakfast including Fizz on arrival.£174 chalet £210 Hotel £232 Four poster

Gardens Break Three nights Dinner, Bed & Breakfast including Garden Pass (11 gardens) - Ch £261 H £315

Golf Breaks   9 Hole Ticket Three Day DBB plus 3 day Perthshire Golf Ticket = Chalet £289 Hotel £340
Six Day DBB plus 5 day Perthshire Golf Ticket = Chalet £499 Hotel £590.  18 Hole Ticket Three Day DBB plus Three Round Green Card = Chalet £314 Hotel £365.Six Day DBB plus Five Round Green Card = Chalet £534 Hotel £624
Pet Butler -All year Doggy Menu, Walking Service, Pet Sitting, Pooches Parlour. Tailor- made to suit the pampered pet (or borrow Sham or Pagne). Prices vary, starting from £8 per pet, per day. Pre booking required.

Romantic Break -All year Three nights DINNER, BED & BREAKFAST plus Champagne)
Chalet £274 Hotel Room £325 Four Poster R19/23 £358

Capture/Cook/Eat it Two night BB plus 1 nt Dinner with Venison main course plus full day shooting and photography tuition, lunch on shooting day and all equipment £327 per person sharing hotel room.

Ultimate Girlie Getaway Dinner, Bed and Breakfast (chalet), plus clay pigeon shooting, Minimum 5 pax, boat ride and chocolate tasting. £169.50 pps. (or an additional £18pp in a superior hotel room) Mini Bus hire £100

Stag “do” As Girlie Getaway, but max 8 pax, and Whisky tasting instead from £169.50 pps (chalet)

Walk on Wild Side 1 night DBB plus White Water Rafting or Canyoning on/near Loch Tay. Adrenalin Break From £127 (ch) £145 (hotel) pp. (Can also have canoeing/kayaking in killin @ £20/£15 per hour)

Walking Breaks A three day break with hill walkers packed lunch, and D,B&B From £279 (chalet) £330 (hotel) per person sharing.

Warming Whisky Break All Year-Two nights B&B, 1 night Dinner, comp dram digestif, Famous Grouse Tour £149 (ch) £176 (hot) pps  –  Add on - Full day driving tour inc entry to 3 distilleries, a dram on return £280 extra for 2 people.

Wine Tasting 1 Friday 9th March - 5 Course Dinner- wines (new world) matched to each course Included.
Chalet £107 Hotel £125. Four Poster £136.Extra night rate Chalet £69 Hotel £84 Four Poster £93

Seize the day Breaks
  1. Gravity assisted downhill cycle trip - includes cycle hire and 17 mile cycle from Lawers Dam 1nt DBB, 1 nt BB through Glen Lyon to Fortingall. £299 pps
  2. Micro light flying – includes 60 mins flying from Balado airfield, Kinross. £287
  3. Gliding - includes a beginners mini course introduction to gliding from Scotlandwell, KinrossNo Experience required £287 pps
  4. Off Road Driving or Quads – includes an hour on both at Crieff Hydro Activity Centre £323pps.
LETI:  Also check to see Whats on in St Fillans,  about The Villagers, and other accommodation and where to eat in Perthshire

Friday, 11 November 2011

Lochearnhead, Strathyre, Balquhidder and St Fillans Village News On line

Read all about village life in this stunningly beautiful area of the Loch Lomond & The Trossachs National Park of Scotland. The Villages of St Fillans, Lochearnhead, Balquhidder and Strathyre are popular destinations for day visitors and holiday makers from home and abroad. Anyone who wishes to relax amongst stunning scenery including lochs, mountains and forests populated with seasonal wildlife, will be at home here. Outdoor enthusiasts are spoilt for choice of walking, cycling, golfing, hunting, fishing, horse riding, water skiing and wake boarding options.  This is a fantastic region for photographers and artists too as well as wildlife and nature lovers, bird watchers, and anyone interested in history and folklore.  Now you can read all about the area,  its inhabitants, holiday accommodation in Perthshire, events, trade suppliers, businesses and  news via the on-line version of local newspaper The Villagers.   Also available to view at under The Villagers archives.