Mini skirts, Mini cars and mini breaks – all proof that big is not necessarily better.
The exception is today’s Big Deal on holidays at the fantastic Atholl Palace Lodges. It is a monster deal on mini breaks.
The deal is for up to six people to spend a three night weekend break or four night midweek break at the luxurious lodges in the grounds of the Atholl Palace Hotel near Pitlochry.
High spec fittings
Dotted around the 48 acre estate are the Atholl Palace holiday homes. Taking pride of place among them are a selection of eye-catching, three bedroom lodges, all of which have their own unique 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, not to mention views of local wildlife such as the deer which come to graze on the lawns at dusk and dawn.
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 an indoor swimming pool, sauna, Jacuzzi, gym and snooker table as well as tennis, putting and pitch ‘n’ putt in the parkland gardens.
See and do
Located in the centre of Scotland, at the start of the Highland Fault, Pitlochry is the ideal base for a holiday. The mountains of the Cairngorms National Park, the famous Lochs Tummel and Rannoch and the historic sites of Dunkeld Cathedral and the Battle of Killiecrankie are all within 20 miles.