No-one ever looked back on their life and said, ‘Gee, I wish I’d spent more time hunched over my computer, working for a boss who seems to be channelling Genghis Khan.’
This year, make a resolution to spend more time with those you care about and take up today’s Big Deal on a relaxing one night stay at the Atholl Palace Hotel, Pitlochry.
A fine example of the Scottish Baronial style, the Atholl Palace Hotel sits in its own, extensive grounds beside the picturesque Highland town of Pitlochry.
Originally opened as the Athole Hydropathic in Victorian times, the hotel retains many features of the traditional country house such as deep, leather chairs, sparkling chandeliers and open fires. Take up today’s Big Deal and you can admire these while sipping on your welcome drink.
More contemporary attractions include ample free parking and free WiFi in all public areas.
All of the Atholl Palace bedrooms are unique but each comes with ensuite facilities, TVs and hair driers.
Some rooms have spectacular views over the gardens to Ben y Vrackie while others look south to the Tummel Valley.
As part of the Big Deal, your room will also be supplied with bathrobes; slippers; a bottle of sparkling water; a small fruit bowl; organic detox tea and a selection of luxury Phytomer face and body care products with a retail value of £60.
Today’s Big Deal is for a Sunday to Friday overnight stay for two people. Depending on availability, Saturday nights may also be available at a £10 per person supplement.
The Verandah Restaurant enjoys stunning views over the Tummel valley and much of the produce used in the kitchens comes from the surrounding countryside.
As well as a full Scottish breakfast, this Big Deal includes a three course dinner. Typical dishes on the hotel’s regularly changing menu include the Highland game, rowan and tarragon soup; the salad of prime beef with horseradish and a rhubarb and almond cheesecake.
Relax in Spa
As part of today’s Deal, you can relax in the hotel’s Lavender Spa which includes a Jacuzzi, sauna, steam room and a splendid swimming pool and gym.
More energetic guests will appreciate the jogging path and maps of local walks which the hotel supplies.
So, what’s it going to be? Will you spend 2012 working your fingers to the bone or will you take some time to enjoy life with your loved ones?