Breakfast at Highgrove House Hotel

After enjoying an incredible dinner at Highgrove House we knew we were in for a treat with breakfast, which we were incredibly excited about because as you know we love breakfast. As the hotel only had 8 rooms breakfast was a lovely quiet affair with relaxing music and attentive staff.

At this hotel there is a small buffet and then the option to pick your hot dish from the menu.
The buffet consistent of croissants, pain au chocolate, yoghurt and granola, fresh berries, fresh fruit salad and a selection of cereals. There was also a jug of milk and a jug of orange juice.

The waitress also offered us tea or coffee, of course we opted for coffee, which was delicious! We also asked for a jug of tap water which was ice cold and infused with lemon slices.

There was a large selection on the hot menu with choices such as the big breakfast, lighter breakfast, veggie breakfast, scrambled egg on toast, porridge, French toast, hot croissant and jam. It was hard to decide what to go for as the big breakfast sounded incredible, however in the end Annie opted for the scrambled egg with hot Scottish smoked salmon and Rach went for the French toast.

The French toast came with 4 large slices with a generous pot of maple syrup and 2 rashers of bacon. The toast was fluffy and cooked to perfection (Rach always worries about this as she doesn’t actually like egg!). The French toast is definitely a dish we would recommend if you visit Highgrove House and it only costs £4.75 that is a bargain!

The smoked salmon was really tasty and Annie doesn’t often have it hot but it made a nice change. The eggs were cooked to perfection and were seasoned perfectly, the menu did say it would be served on toast but mine didn’t come with toast (maybe because we ordered toast on the side). The smoked salmon and scrambled egg was priced at £6.50 which again we thing is incredible!

We sat inside as it was early morning and wasn’t warm enough yet, but we can imagine in the height of summer the tables outside will be lovely. You don’t necessarily have to stay at the hotel to enjoy the breakfast as the sign outside shows breakfast is from 9-noon. If you are in the area this is the perfect place for a delicious breakfast.

Gleddoch Spa Review

We were lucky enough to stay at the beautiful hotel that is Gleddoch which you can read all about here! The spa at Gleddoch was very small but perfect for a couple of hours. We were really looking forward to a nice relaxing few hours especially after the long week we had.

They provide you with robes, towels and slippers so don’t worry about bringing your own. You will find this in your locker so just ask reception for a locker key!

There is a large swimming pool 17m to be precise and also a sauna, steam room and jacuzzi. Outside is also another jacuzzi with gorgeous views of the river and Ben Lomond which we sat in for a longggg time. On the terrace there is also lots of outdoor seating and also deck checks available. It was a lovely day so we did opt to sit outside for a little while.

There is a very light and airy room with hot stone chairs to chill in and magazines to read. We also chilled here whilst we were drying off waiting for our treatments. There is also a water machine- which is very much when in a spa as you need to remember to stay hydrated.

The staff were very attentive at the spa and always made sure they were on hand to help. We also noticed they liked to keep things clean and wiped down the hot stone chairs after they had been used.

Before our treatments we were told to make our way to the relaxation room. The relaxation room was very relaxing indeed and we loved the music that was being played, it made us feel very zen. We sat on the beds for a little while before it was time for our treatments to begin.

Rach went for a 1 hour massage full body massage and absolutely loved it! She was really looking forward to a massage and it definitely didn’t disappoint!

Annie opted for the shellac nails as she loved getting her nails done but can never really find the time! The shellac nails took about 30 minutes and it was ever so relaxing. I opted for a purple/mushroom colour as I wanted to go for something quite summery! Would definitely recommend the shellac nails at Gleddoch!

After our treatments Annie went to the hotel gym which was next door to the pool area. The gym was really well equipped and it was completely empty which was great. Rachel went back to the pool to swim some lengths before we both had a shower.

We had a lovely afternoon in the Gleddoch spa, it was very relaxing and the perfect way to spend our Saturday.

Gleddoch Hotel, Spa & Golf Review in Glasgow

Gleddoch Hotel is a gorgeous hotel that is located just a 15 minute drive from Glasgow airport.Gleddoch Golf Club is the home of two golf clubs both a ladies and men’s golf club. It seemed like a very popular golf course, there were lots of people playing during our stay.

The old house had stunning views of the river Clyde and Ben Lomond and certainly makes for the perfect getaway. The main house is home to ‘The Residences’ and then up the hill and towards the back are the rest of the standard rooms in a more modern looking building.

The Residences are a collection of simply stunning rooms all with their own unique charm and character. As the rooms are in an old manor house all are ever slightly different and quirky shapes and sizes.

We were taken to the Bridal suite which was amazing, the jacuzzi in the enclave by the window was to die for and we can see why it is so popular for newlyweds. There was the main bedroom and then a lounge area with a plush sofa and a tv screen.

We were then also taken to another room which had a gorgeous 4 poster bed with views of the river to wake up too- not a bad way to start your day if you ask us!

The part of the hotel we stayed in was bigger than the residences and there were plenty of rooms, we were lucky enough to have a view of the river and it was so nice to wake up to the view in the morning.

We had a twin family room which had 2 HUGE beds which were extremely comfy and very generous with the pillows, 4 on each bed in fact!

One thing we did notice which for us is really important is the amount of plug sockets (in accessible locations) and full length mirrors. They had definitely thought out the layout of the room and put sockets in all the right places!

The bathroom was the perfect size and it had a large shower with two shower heads (which was perfect if you only wanted a body shower). The shower products they provided were Elemis and smelt delightful!

We also enjoyed waking up in the morning and having a cup of coffee with the coffee they provided. There were also Borders biscuits which made for the perfect afternoon snack. The water provided was in glass bottles and all they asked was that you left the bottles in the room as they recycle them.

We had breakfast included in our night stay which was served from 8am until 10:30am. We arrived at around 9am and we were shown to a table. Unfortunately the terrace area was not open otherwise we would have opted to have sat outside as it was a nice morning.

The breakfast was a buffet there was a selection of hot and cold options that we were able to help ourselves to. There was also a menu that you could order dishes such as eggs Benedict or pancakes off of.

We both started with a bowl of fresh fruit (watermelon & pineapple) before moving onto a full English. We tried haggis for the first time and surprisingly liked it, we actually thought it tasted like a steak and ale pie!

There was fresh bread and pastries as well so we made sure we had some toast and jam to finish off our breakfast! There was of course cold meats, cheeses and a selection of cereals as well.

The hotel also boasts a spa which we will be posting about separately. You can also enjoy a 18 Hole golf course, but as we aren’t really golfers we didn’t experience this!

The hotel also has a gym which was really good considering it is a hotel gym. It was really well equipped and had everything we needed. There was no one else in there either which is always a bonus. The gym opening hours are 8am-8pm at the weekends.

There are several bars and lounge areas at Gleddoch house. They have a gin and whiskey bar and also a chill out lounge that had beautiful yellow leather chairs in!

The ladies at reception handed us a goody bag for our journey which consisted of a packet of crisps, bottle of water, apple & some biscuits which was really sweet!

We had such a fabulous time at Gleddoch, the hotel was lush and was the perfect way to start our weekend away in Glasgow! We would highly recommend!