The American poet Robert Frost once said, ‘By working faithfully eight hours a day, you may eventually get to be boss and work twelve hours a day.’
Great poet, that Frost but not the best motivational speaker.
Whether you work eight or twelve hours a day, everybody needs a relaxing break which is just what is on offer with today’s Big Deal at Acarsaid Hotel in majestic Pitlochry.
Dating from 1880, Acarsaid is one the oldest of Pitlochry’s hotels but it is no stranger to 21st century comforts.
All of its 29 rooms are individually decorated but each has an ensuite bathroom; remote control TV; deluxe Scottish toiletries; great views and refreshment trays.
Some have a bath, some have a shower and some have both. If you have any preference then mention it to the reception when booking and they will try accommodate your wishes.
A bottle of sparkling wine and handmade chocolate brownies on arrival should help you settle into your room.
A continental breakfast is included in today’s Big Deal but you can also opt to buy lunch or dinner in the hotel’s restaurant.
The kitchen team specialise in giving local ingredients an international spin. The menus change every day but typical dishes might be the local haggis with a whisky sauce; grilled Dunbar trout with herb butter or the pan-fried chicken breast stuffed with ham and cheddar cheese topped with a creamy parsley sauce.
As part of the deal, you will be given a 20% discount on wine bought in the restaurant.
There are plenty of golfing opportunities nearby as well as spectacular hill walking and mountain biking. Malt lovers might like to know that Scotland’s oldest, smallest and highest distilleries are all within an hour’s drive of the hotel.