Since having Harper, myself and Robbie haven’t managed to secure a night away together, amongst sorting our lives out and being a part of what seems to be a hurricane of events when living our daily lives and being parents, so you can imagine the excitement when we decided to escape our parenting duties and head off to MHOR84 for a date night away, with no distractions.
Being the true Cape Tonian that I am, I am an absolute sucker for scenery and all things nature related. The drive to MHOR84 was so beautiful, cruising through quaint little Scottish towns, past Loch Lubnaig, with sightings of free roaming cattle.
MHOR84 is nestled in amongst the Trossachs of Scotland, making it an ideal location for active families, couples, tourists, or anyone who fancy’s popping into the restaurant for a bite to eat, followed by an adventure of cycling, walking, hiking, or jogging. Or, you could keep your bottom plonked down with an array of drinks and bites flowing your way.
We were greeted by friendly, warm staff, who showcased plenty of banter across the bar area later that night, but who were also very attentive to our orders of gin, gin, and more gin!
Our room, was simple, clean and quirky, with a touch of rustic living, which is right up my alley. We had a beautiful view of the surrounding forestry, which was gorgeous to look at, considering we had an afternoon nap (typical parents) and could treat the eyes to such exquisite views.
During our stay, we really went all out with the food and drinks, and definitely ate our weekly calories in one sitting. Yes, myself and Robbie are little piglets at the thought of delicious food! The lunch menu was super simple. I had muscles and fries, and boy did I get some muscles! They were honestly the best ones and meatier than ever! I have. Think fresh and garlicy, with drippings of delicious juiciness! The portion sizes are incredibly generous, with average prices too. Robbie had the Scottish Rarebit, which he was pretty much silent for the entire consumption of his meal. Surely that’s a good sign?
The evening menu is separate from the day menu, and is dedicated to dinner meals, starters and an array of delectable homemade desserts. Again, I’d be lying if I said that our evening meal was anything short of complete lip smacking activities. Feeling guilty due to my generous face stuffing at lunch time, I opted for a salad to go with my Prosecco. Talk about balance! My oh my, was this honestly the fullest, leafiest, and most bloody divine salad I have ever had! Robbie opted for the sirloin steak which was a bit pricey, but in his words, it was “totally worth it”.
We sat outside, overlooking the Trossachs and taking in the Summer sunshine, while enjoying our dinner. We moved inside towards the bar area where more foodie events took place. The inside area was super cosy, right next to the fire.
The ambiance of MHORE84 is super chilled, and one thing that really stood out to me was being allowed to actually enjoy our meal, without a feeling of being rushed out so that the next customer could come in. All of our meals were freshly cooked, and served with a smile! It makes all the difference!
Check – out was at 11am the next day, so Robbie and I decided to take advantage and have a much needed lie in the next morning, grab some breakfast and head off for a fabulous morning cycle to Lochearnhead. I haven’t really cycled since I was about 12, so this excursion was quite an eventful one, as you can imagine. I nearly face planted a few times.
I must also say that, the staff at MHOR are superbly honest too. We received a call from them just after check out, when we were plodding along having a riveting experience of face plants on what was meant to be a romantic cycle, to let us know that we had left a bottle of wine that we bought in the room.
We appreciate the honesty, MHOR. Parents totes need their wine! The MHOR, the merrier!
All in all, I would 100% recommend spending a night at this lovely getaway. There is also plenty MHOR to see from this brand, as it is actually a collection, ranging from a Motel, Fish shop, bakery, and have their own farm.
Until next time,
Mycaila – Jade
P.S This is an unbiased review. Our room or food was not sponsored by MHOR84. All payment was made by us.