What kind if a challenge is this!? Two nights in a lovely country house hotel!
Well it must be rather difficult because, apart from 'proper holidays', Liz and I haven't had a two-night stay in a nice hotel since 2009.
There's always something else to do or we use the campervan. So staying at a posh hotel would be a challenge for all our wee family.
I've stayed in the Could House Hotel several times when filming The Strathpuffer mountain bike race for The Adventure Show. It is - by far - the best hotel we ever use. Luxurious yet friendly, not at all stuffy, and with fabulous food.
Plus it's dog-friendly. Eat in the bar, and your canine companion can lie at your feet. Just like Maggie in the photo above.
Best of all, staying here allowed me to tackle yet another personal challenge, of riding the course of the Strathpuffer. That didn't quite turn out as I'd hoped, as you'll see Monday.