New Year Breaks Scotland 2012
This year Knockomie is hosting a Murder Mystery New Year with the theme of James Bond 007! Dress to impress, it's glamour and fun all the way. Prizes for solving the Murder and finding 008! More details below.
Hogmanay 2012/ 2013
Hogmanay is that time of year when you reflect on the year gone by, make Resolutions for the new year and then forget about them until next year.
Set on the outskirts of Forres in the close to Speyside in the Scottish Highlands, Knockomie is a fine example of an Arts and Crafts House. With outstanding views towards Forres and the Moray Firth and beyond. It is the perfect setting for a Hogmanay House Party. Whether you join with our Party Guests or reserve the hotel exclusively to spend with your friends (If you are first to book!). We would like to offer you a new year Party to remember.
Our Suggested Itinerary to maximise your stay would be as follows:
Arrive at leisure on Sunday 30th December 2012 (or before) when you will be welcomed into the warm friendly atmosphere that is Knockomie. Afternoon Tea will be available from 4.00pm and will be served in one of the lounges around the fire.
If you have driven to the hotel you may wish to go for a walk to Blairs Loch first or the Gardens at Brodie Castle will be open to let you enjoy the fresh Scottish air.
For those of you who want to relax or curl up with a book there are over 70 Malt Whisky’s in the Malt Library awaiting some company! In the Lounges there are Playing cards, Trivial Pursuit, Monopoly, Who wants to be a Millionaire (sorry no monetary exchange can be given!) and lots more.
Dinner this evening is at your leisure in the Restaurant where a three course welcoming dinner is served.
After Dinner retreat to one of the lounges where you can enjoy coffee and a Whisky by the fire.
A traditional Scottish Breakfast will be available from 8.00am until 10.00am in the restaurant. The day is yours to explore Moray. You can head for the hills, the Cairngorms are only 40 minutes away and the Banks of the River Spey and Findhorn are almost as welcoming. Walk along the long Pebble Beach at Findhorn. If you are looking for an adventure we have some suggested itineraries which you can more than fill you day for you. Packed Lunches are available on request.
For the less energetic who wish to relax, by prior arrangement we can organise a Massage for you in the comfort of your own room. The hotel will also be running a Car Treasure Hunt which will take you on a tour of the area. This will entail collecting and solving clues from the hotel and its grounds and then within a ten mile radius of the hotel. The person collecting the most correct answers over the Break will win a fantastic prize.
James Bond 007, Licence to Thrill, Murder Mystery Evening
At 7.00pm the Murder Mystery Evening begins with Canapés, Martini Cocktails and Champagne served in the Lounges and Malt Whisky Bar. Dress code, glamourous!! Dinner is served at 8.00pm where our Chef will prepare a themed menu.
During dinner guests will be involved in the detective work, to catch a killer and bring justice to the world. Organised by the Walking Theatre Company, this promises to be a New Year to remember with plenty of fun, and enjoyment as you join the truely international world of spies, from secret agencies across the globe. You will keep your wits about you and be prepared to live or let die, as all may not be what it seems!!
Just before the stroke of twelve all will be revealed as we welcome 2013. After which you can dance the night away with a selection of music, or relax in one of the lounges.
On New Years Day Coffee and Croissants will be served for the early risers from 9.00am – 11.00am. From 11.30 am – 1.00pm News Day Brunch is served in the Restaurant. There is a choice of having something light or depending on how hungry you are – The Big Brunch!!
7.30pm – 9.00pm a hot and cold buffet dinner is served in the Grill Room, followed by a James Bond themed quiz.
On 2nd January a Full Scottish Breakfast is available from 8.00am – 9.30am after which you may depart at your leisure or, if you wish to take advantage of our preferential rates (the perfect New Year Hangover Tonic) and stay a little longer with us.
Rates for New Year 2012/2012
£348.00 (3 nights) The price is per person and includes Bed, Breakfast and all the meals detailed above in a Master Twin or Double Room inclusive of VAT. Our Grand Master Rooms are charged at £405.00 and Four Poster Bedrooms at £426.00 per person.
Two night rates are also available £250.00 per person for a Master Room, £300.00 per person for a Grand Master Room and £340.00 per person for a Four Poster bedroom.
Additional nights are available at £90.00 per person per night Dinner Bed and Breakfast in a Master Room, £100.00 per person per night in a Grand Master or Four Poster Dinner Bed and Breakfast inclusive of VAT.
Children sharing a room with two adults will be charged £50.00 per child per night Bed and breakfast to the age of 16 sharing with two full paying adults. Children under 2 years of age will be accommodated free of charge. Evening meals will be charges as taken.
Confirmation and Cancellation To confirm a reservation a deposit of £200.00 per person is required. Deposits will not be refunded if the room is cancelled within three months of the arrival date. In the event of a cancellation within one month the full value of the package will be due unless we are able to re-let the room.
To confirm your reservation please contact us by telephone (01309 673146) or email and confirm in writing with a deposit of £200.00 per person. The balance of the payment for accommodation is required by 6th December 2012. We strongly recommend all guests to take out insurance to cover any unforeseen cancellations inclusive of weather. All Cheques should be made payable to Knockomie Hotel.