Although best known for his hexameter verse, the Roman poet Ovid was also a big fan of the short break.
Hence his quote ‘take rest; a field that has rested gives a bountiful crop’. You get his meaning; it just wouldn’t make for the snappiest TripAdvisor review.
We’re not sure about the bountiful crop but, if you want some rest and relaxation in the charming Highland town of Pitlochry, then today’s Big Deal with Scotland’s Hotel & Spa will be music to your ears.
Located in the picturesque Perthshire Highland town of Pitlochry, Scotland’s Hotel & Spa is centrally situated yet far enough away from the hustle and bustle of the main street to provide peace and tranquillity.
Dating from the early 1900s, the hotel combines restored Victorian splendour with polished modern style.
The Big Deal is for a one night stay for two, available Sunday to Thursday, in a double or twin room. The rooms have been restored to their former Victorian glory while also ensuring that contemporary decor features throughout.
Many rooms enjoy sweeping views over the surrounding Perthshire countryside. All of them come with a complimentary drinks tray and in the bathroom you will find exclusive Highland Aromatics bath products to help you unwind after a long day. There is free WiFi in all the hotel’s public areas.
With views out to the idyllic Perthshire mountains, the hotel’s Faskally Restaurant uses local produce as much as possible to create a real taste of Scotland menu.
The Big Deal includes both a full cooked breakfast and a three course dinner which comes with a bottle of house wine.
If you fancy a drink, the lounge bar and MacNabs bar are well stocked with ales and malt whiskies.
The hotel’s Sonas Spa offers relaxing spa therapies and beauty treatments (additional charges payable) while facilities such as the pool, gym, sauna, steam room and Jacuzzi are open to all guests.
Scotland’s Hotel and Spa in Pitlochry has earned some great reviews on TripAdvisor. Writing in January, this is what deb27bie had to say:
‘Staff were very helpful and very pleasant, couldn’t do enough for you. The accommodation was lovely, very clean and had everything you required for a 3 day stay. Food was lovely for both breakfast and dinner with a great choice. We used the health spa every day, it was great to relax after a hectic Xmas and new year. Would definitely recommend and we will return.’