According to Einstein, ‘Life is like riding a bicycle; to keep your balance, you must keep moving’.
We’re not going to argue with the man who came up with the theory of relativity but we would add that to keep your work life balance in check you should keep taking short breaks.
Take up today’s Big Deal on a two night hostel stay at the eco-friendly Comrie Croft near Crieff and we’ll even throw in a two day bike hire so that you can explore beautiful Perthshire at your own pace.
Nestled into the south-facing foothills of a 3000ft mountain on the edge of the Highlands, the Comrie Croft company occupies a farmstead conversion just over an hour’s drive from Edinburgh or Glasgow.
As well as a four star Scottish Tourist Board hostel award, it has won a Gold standard award for green tourism from VisitScotland and it’s the perfect base for anyone keen to get out and about in some of Scotland’s most beautiful, natural spaces.
2 night stay
The Big Deal is for two people to enjoy a two night stay in a private double or twin room in either the Farmhouse or the Steading at Comrie Croft. Both would be ideal for couples looking to get away from it all; family breaks or a trip with friends.
The warm and spacious Steading features sturdy, handmade bunk beds with individual reading lights.
As well as an attractive dining area, there is a large self-catering kitchen fitted with all mod cons. The lounge and lobby have lots of comfy sofas and there are board games, movies and books to enjoy.
Outdoor enthusiasts will appreciate the drying room and, if the weather means the drying room is redundant, then it must be time for the courtyard BBQ to get some action.
The smaller, three bedroom farmhouse also has a cosy lounge and sturdy, handmade bunk beds along with sanded floors, great views and well equipped, attractive kitchen dining area.
This Big Deal also includes a two day bike hire from Comrie Croft Bikes who will be happy to point out the best local trails. Whether you want gentle river glen rides or hardcore mountain biking, they know where to find it.
Cycling is by no means all the area has to offer. From climbing the nearby Ben Chonzie to woodland walks via Scotland’s only static bungee jump, there is no shortage of ways to enjoy the countryside surrounding Comrie Croft.