Three course dinner. Chilled Prosecco. Overnight stay in a seafront hotel. These sound like three good ways to spoil a loved one totally rotten.
Today’s Big Deal from the four star Fairfield House Hotel in Ayr offers all of the above on a getaway gift for two, which is available until March.
So why not treat someone to lovely scenery, lovely food and a spot of fizz this Christmas?
The four star Fairfield House Hotel enjoys a superb picturesque location on the Ayrshire coast, with panoramic views over the Firth of Clyde to the Isle of Arran.
Sumptuously furnished, the interiors combine traditional Scottish country house touches with all the contemporary facilities of a modern establishment.
Guestrooms have free WiFi, TV, cafetieres, power showers, large baths and luxury toiletries. Guests also have access to the hotel leisure club with a fitness centre, swimming pool, spa bath, sauna and steam room.
Available seven days a week until the end of March 2019, the Big Deal is for two people to have an overnight stay at Fairfield House in a standard double or twin room, with full Scottish breakfast and three course dinner with a glass of Prosecco each.
Late checkout at noon ensures a leisurely morning and chance for a stroll after breakfast on your departure day.
Dining in style
The welcoming and relaxed Martin’s Bar and Grill enjoys great sea views and is the perfect spot for a memorable dinner.
The head chef uses fresh local and seasonal produce on a menu that offers a fresh take on traditional Scottish favourites.
Guests will dine from a menu that changes daily. The following is a sample menu:
Chefs freshly prepared soup of the day
Terrine of confit chicken, glazed baby onions, sweetcorn puree & toasted rye bread
Roulade of smoked salmon & cream cheese, crisp salad, lemon & chive sauce
Slow roasted loin of pork, braised red cabbage, black pudding fritter, herb mash & apple cider jus
Pan seared sea bass, buttered leeks, sautéed potatoes & Chardonnay cream
Venison & haggis casserole, Almondine potatoes & honey glazed carrot
Apple & wild berry crumble, cinnamon Anglaise
Trio of ice cream
Rich Belgian chocolate tart, Horlicks ice cream & whisky poached raspberries
There will be no allocation towards the brasserie menu available.
Out and about
There is so much to explore in Ayrshire, within easy reach of Fairfield House. Culzean Castle and its grounds is one of the most romantic spots in Scotland, while fans of the national bard will enjoy a visit to the Burns Birthplace Museum.
Weather permitting, golf is an obvious obsession in Ayrshire, but Ayr Racecourse offers alternative sporting thrills particularly during the jumps season.
The Fairfield House Hotel has accumulated plenty of positive feedback on TripAdvisor. The following are recent reviews, edited for length:
‘The staff were so friendly and caring, everyone provided excellent service throughout our whole weekend. We had dinner in the restaurant on the Saturday evening, the food was delicious, a work of art on a plate. The rooms were spacious and elegant. Will definitely be back.’
‘A lovely example of a quality, independent British hotel. The hospitality is superb. Rooms are well provisioned, with good decor and well cleaned. A beautiful location overlooking the sea.’
Christmas gift inspiration
There is nothing quite like giving someone a mini-break for Christmas, as it means that they have something special to look forward to in the new year.
That’s why this four star seaside hotel escape would make a very thoughtful present for either your other half or a deserving couple.