Charlie Chaplin once said that the saddest thing he could imagine would be to get used to luxury.
Put his theory to the test with today’s Big Deal on a stay at the luxurious Greywalls Hotel at Muirfield in East Lothian.
An elegant Edwardian country house, Greywalls Hotel is right on the edge of Muirfield championship golf course and has stunning views over East Lothian and the Firth of Forth.
Overlooking the world famous greens of the ninth and eighteenth holes, it has earned itself a reputation as a golfers’ paradise.
Not that you need to be a golfer to enjoy Greywall’s charms. The area round the hotel is fantastic for coastal walks, wildlife watching and exploring castles such as Tantallon.
The hotel itself is beautiful and its Chez Roux restaurant, which serves dishes created by Albert Roux, is a winner of the Hotel Restaurant of the Year at the Scottish Restaurant Awards 2012.
All 23 of the ensuite bedrooms at Greywalls are unique and each has its own décor and antique furnishings. Most rooms enjoy uninterrupted views either over Muirfield and the Firth of Forth, or over the gardens and the gentle rolling farmland to the Lammermuir Hills.
Available seven days a week, option one of today’s Big Deal is for two people to enjoy a one night stay in a cottage room, large double or twin room with a delicious breakfast the next morning.
Option two is for a two night stay.
There is a £50 supplement, payable per night, for Friday and Saturday night stays.
The award-winning restaurant at Greywalls Hotel is the brainchild of super chef Albert Roux. He describes his dishes as ‘French classical cuisine with a flair and lightness, using local product as much as possible.’
Everyone else just says ‘delicious’.
Breakfast is included in the offer. Should you choose to take lunch or dinner at Chez Roux then you are in for truly memorable meal.
Typical dishes at Chez Roux include pan-fried brioche with chicken mousse, a salad of baby leeks, potato, cheese and truffle vinaigrette or the loin of fell-bred lamb with merguez sausage, pressed lamb belly and jus with olives and basil.
A complimentary glass of Prosecco will be served to each guest when dining from the restaurant menu.
Greywalls Hotel has been making happy holiday memories for over a hundred years. This is what a recent visitor thought of her stay. We’ve edited it for length:
‘A unique experience. Greywalls is a lovely hotel in a country home where you can relax in comfort. We were welcomed at the door by the manager and given a short tour of the house. Our room was comfortable with a very comfy bed. It had French doors out onto a terrace and we could sit there and enjoy the view over Muirfield Golf Club. The gardens at the back of the house were beautiful. There was a tennis court and also a croquet lawn. We had the most delicious dinner in Chez Roux… We didn’t know food could taste so good… Breakfast was also extremely delicious. The staff were very friendly, helpful and unobtrusive. Everyone was made to feel like a special guest…’
Do you want to make someone in your life feel very special? Today’s Big Deal with Greywalls Hotel would make for a very special treat.