GABY Soutar rounds up this week’s best cheap and cheerful getaways
Beat the January blues
If you’re anticipating the January blues, then pre-book a trip to Augill Castle in Cumbria. Its Post-Christmas Recovery Break includes two nights in one of the castle bedrooms, homemade biscuits and a decanter of sherry, breakfast, a platter of goodies to graze on each evening (or a stress-busting half-hour massage in your room) and a cocktail, all from £360 for two people.
Call 01768 341937 or see www.stayinacastle.com
Stay at upmarket self-catering accommodation Sound of Harris in the Outer Hebrides before the end of April 2016 (excluding Christmas and New Year) and you’ll get 30 per cent off the standard rates at their two properties, The Big House (from £765 per week before discount) and The Other House (from £525 before discount), both of which sleep two. www.soundofharris.co.uk
Berlin on a budget
Thomas Cook City Escapes is offering two nights at the four-star Azimut Hotel Berlin on a room-only basis, including flights from Glasgow on 11 January 2016, all from £109pp.
Call 0871 8950045 or see www.thomascook.com/holidays/city-breaks