We arrived at 'The Lovers' hideaway, frazzled and really needing our Christmas break.
My review really ought to begin several weeks prior to arrival, with thoughtful, light hearted contacts from Caroline, the property owner, who offered the chance to arrange food, massages etc for us on arrival. This was all very welcome and made us feel extremely positive about our up-coming trip.
When we did arrive on a chilly Christmas Eve we were instantly struck by the gorgeous position of the Lovers Hideaway, set apart from the traditional farm property, with 270 degree views of Angus, St Andrews Bay and the Perthshire Hills.
Caroline & wee Finlay were on hand to show us around the Hideaway – there has been nothing left to chance with these properties – everything you could want – and things you didn’t think you wanted were there, on hand. The property has been designed to the very highest spec – living space flows seamlessly into bedroom and then on into amazing bathroom / sauna etc. The quality of the finishes are fantastic, DAB Radio plays throughout the house, a double sided log burner allows for cosy evenings in the low of fire and candle light.
Caroline provides a generous range of little treats including some great pink fizz; fruit, chocolate and amazing warm, homemade bread.
One of the Hideaways big selling points is its hot-tub, positioned in the centre of the wrap around decking, taking the best advantage of the views. We spend ages in the tub, in the daytime watching the clouds race over the Tay and in the evening gazing at amazing light shows in the bright, starry sky. It’s hard to believe that the Hideaway is only 10 minutes from Dundee – the 2 seem worlds apart.
There is nothing that this property & its owners could have done to improve on our stay – this is simply the best self catering property I’ve stayed at in the UK – and is right up there with places such as Leadwood in the Sabi Sands (which costs 5 times as much!!!).
Caroline & Ross – you’ve created something really, really special with the Hideaways. Yours is a model of excellence others should aspire to, as they say in the TV ad...”If Carlsberg did holiday properties....they’d be like the Hideaways!!”
Good luck, and hope we will be back to stay very soon
- Also Known As:
- The Hideaway Experience Dundee, Scotland
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The Hideaway Experience is Scotland's couples only 5 star exclusive accommodation. No children, no groups, no stag parties just three 5 star luxury Hideaways located entirely on their own, set well apart from each other in beautiful rolling countryside at the foot of the Sidlaw Hills. Designed for complete privacy, rest, relaxation and fun the luxury Hideaways have a layout and facilities of a luxury hotel suite, but set alone from each other in the Scottish countryside. Guests can enjoy a dedicated spa room, outside hot tub, modern kitchen with a range of gadgets and SMEG appliances, double sided fire, four poster bed, cocktail bar. Located on a farm, guests can enjoy romantic walks, use the mountain bikes provided or take a short journey into the City of Dundee for great restaurants, shops and nightlife. ... more less