As mini-breaks go, a spot of Baronial splendour close to glorious countryside and within a crossbow shot of a romantic castle takes some beating.
That’s the package on offer with today’s Big Deal, whisking you off to the scenic environs of Perthshire for an overnight stay in the elegantly traditional Atholl Arms Hotel in Blair Atholl. With afternoon tea and Prosecco included, the offer provides a wonderfully civilised escape from the city.
The Atholl Arms Hotel is a village landmark on the northern edge of Blair Atholl, adjacent to the castle. Scottish heritage is the prevailing theme in décor that features an individual tartan design for each guest room. The classy Baronial dining room reflects the hotel’s historic status.
Available Sunday to Thursday, today’s Big Deal offers an overnight stay for two in a standard double or twin, with full Scottish breakfast and afternoon tea.
Dining in style
The Big Deal offers guests a substantial afternoon tea featuring a selection of sandwiches, homemade meringues with strawberries and cream, fresh scones with jam and clotted cream, homemade ginger shortbread, speciality teas or coffee and a bottle of Prosecco to share.
Guests choosing to dine in the hotel will find that menus put the emphasis on seasonal Scottish produce, in freshly-cooked, uncomplicated cuisine.
The Baronial Dining Room, with its minstrels’ gallery, is an impressive setting for dinner. The hotel also has a relaxed lounge bar and the buzzing Bothy Bar, with plenty of distinctive Highland character.
Out and about
This part of Perthshire is blessed with a multitude of possible outdoor activities. Options include fishing and kayaking on the Tay and Tummel, Highland Adventure Safaris, rafting or just hiking in the superb countryside.
The Atholl Arms Hotel has attracted plenty of positive feedback on TripAdvisor. These are recent reviews from guests:
‘The hotel is a wonderful building with a history linked to the nearby Blair Castle. The dining room is magnificent, the food is rather lovely too. The meals use quality local ingredients and are both ample and comforting in equal measure. The service is warm, friendly and very Scottish.’
‘A lovely friendly welcome- roaring fires and an impressive old building! Rooms spotless and comfy- had a great night’s sleep. Breakfast was delicious and served in the impressive baronial hall.’
Today’s Big Deal at the Atholl Arms Hotel offers a great opportunity to escape the city for a breath of fresh Perthshire air. The hotel provides the ideal base for exploring the region, with a castle on your doorstep.
This deal would make an ideal way to mark a birthday or anniversary or just to recharge the batteries after another Scottish winter.