There is a theory that short men such as Napoleon and Stalin were very aggressive in order to compensate for their lack of height.
But not all short things lead to pint-sized temper tantrums. In fact, short breaks can help avoid them.
Body swerve dictatorial demands and deflate distress with today’s Big Deal on short breaks in the lodges at Atholl Palace by Pitlochry.
Sitting pretty on a hill above Pitlochry, the Atholl Palace Hotel is surrounded by its own wooded grounds and carefully tended parklands.
Dotted around the estate are the Atholl Palace holiday homes which boast a selection of eye-catching, three bedroom lodges, each with its own charms.
The modern lodges, such as the Garry Lodge, are spacious, luxurious and equipped with flat screen TVs, WiFi and MP3 stations.
They all have balconies, decking or large picture windows which make the most of the stunning Highland scenery.
By contrast, the Gate Lodge is a gothic fairytale of a building, decorated in the traditional style of the Victorian shooting lodge.
In the sitting room the red leather Chesterfields gather around the wood burning stove, while the windows are set into one of the romantic circular towers. Each of the three ensuite bedrooms has its own character and one even has a four poster bed.
During your stay, you can enjoy full use of the hotel’s leisure facilities including indoor and outdoor heated swimming pools, a sauna, Jacuzzi, gym and snooker table as well as tennis, putting and pitch ‘n’ putt in the parkland gardens.