It may be snowing now but spring will turn up. We’re sure of it. You know what he’s like. Always promising to come early but then he phones to say that something’s cropped up and he will be late after all.
Get ready to welcome spring with open arms thanks to today’s Big Deal on a 4 night, midweek break in the brilliant self-catering cottages at the Atholl Palace Hotel near Pitlochry.
Located in the centre of Scotland, Pitlochry is a fantastic base from which to explore the great outdoors.
The Atholl Palace lodges offer genuine home away from home levels of comfort – perfect for returning to after a day in the hills or you could just relax in your lodge and enjoy the tranquillity of the Atholl Palace grounds.
The deal is for up to six people to spend a four night midweek break at the luxurious lodges in the grounds of the Atholl Palace Hotel near Pitlochry.
High spec fittings
The Atholl Palace holiday homes are dotted around the 48 acre estate. 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 a 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.
Three course dinner
The self catering facilities in the cottages are ideal for home cooks but, if you want a night or two away from the stove, the offer includes a discount on table d’hote dinners in The Verandah Restaurant at the Atholl Palace Hotel.
Normally £28.50 for a three course table d’hote dinner with coffee, thanks to this offer you can enjoy a three course set dinner in the restaurant for £20 per person.
The kitchen specialises in game and fish from Scotland’s larder. The menus change regularly but typical choices might include starters such as the julienne of roast venison haunch bound with cranberry, port, olive oil dressing, cherry tomatoes and green leaves.
A typical main course might be the escalope of Scottish salmon accompanied with asparagus, a prawn and green leek creamed rice pilaff and finished with a smoked salmon and lovage sauce.
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.
What are you waiting for? Spring into action and enjoy a mini break with your family or friends.