After years of research, the 5pm research boffins can finally reveal what makes the perfect winter break.
It’s simple. Start with a cosy hotel in a dramatic location, add in a hot tub and season with a couple of romantic, windswept beach walks.
Enjoy it all with today’s Big Deal at the Bayswell Park Hotel by the coast in Dunbar.
The Bayswell Park Hotel enjoys a spectacular cliff top location overlooking the Firth of Forth. Rooms offer superb views across to the Bass Rock. Refurbished within the last couple of years, guest accommodation blends traditional comfort with contemporary details.
East Lothian is the perfect destination for a short romantic break, with its glorious beaches, just made for windswept walks, and dramatic castles looming over the water.
Available seven days a week, today’s Big Deal offers an overnight stay for two in a hot tub room, with full Scottish breakfast.
The boutique-style hot tub suites have their own private balcony with hot tub overlooking the Firth of Forth, so you can relax, enjoy a soak and admire the sunset. The room is substantial, with its own seating area and bathroom.
Guests may want to round off a perfect day by dining in the hotel. The Restaurant is a relaxed venue that lives up to its name with its light, spacious room offering great vistas right along the coast. It’s the ideal choice for a romantic dinner for two.
Menus put the accent on local produce and classic Scottish cuisine in contemporary gastropub-style dishes.
Out and about
Dunbar is an attractive coastal town with a 13th-century castle and picturesque harbour.
For those that enjoy braving the elements, this is great walking country. The East Lothian coastline is a superb location for beach walks, with miles of golden beaches at Yellowcraig, Belhaven Bay and Gullane Bents. The imposing medieval fortress of Tantallon is a popular choice for a coastal walk from Dunbar.
With regular train connections from Edinburgh, you can make this an even more relaxing break by leaving the car behind.
The Bayswell Park Hotel has plenty of appreciative comments on TripAdvisor. These are recent contributions, edited for length:
‘Excellent – yet again. Highly recommend it. Perfect short break escape. This is the second time we have stayed at the Bayswell Park and it certainly won’t be the last… Yet again, the fantastic rooms… and wonderful restaurant can only be beaten by the first class customer service. From initial booking to the check in and out, every person we came into contact with was so friendly and helpful… If you are looking for a lovely chilled out and romantic hotel break away you must book in to the Bayswell!’
‘Perfect relaxing weekend… listening to sea while going to sleep so relaxing. The staff were fantastic very friendly and pleasant always happy to help. We had an evening meal here and it was delicious…’
Today’s Big Deal at the Bayswell Park Hotel would make a very romantic getaway.
Even if the seas are a bit rough, no one can deny that sand and sea is a perfect thing to view, perhaps with a drink in hand.
With availability until the end of May, a little spring getaway might just be on the cards too.