An easy drive from major Scottish cities, a short break at this recently refurbished hotel in Nairn is exactly what staycations were made for.
There are many reasons to spend precious holiday days on home soil, but perhaps one of the best is that you can forget the hassle of airline travel.
Pack what you want. Leave when you want. Travel door to door – with extra legroom.
It’s true the weather is less predictable. But we can still guarantee beautiful beaches, inspiring history and outstanding local food.
And when you’re at a hotel like Golf View, you may be happy to stay inside anyway.
Following a multi-million pound investment, the spacious double rooms have been redesigned to be as comfortable as possible, especially the beds.
You’ll notice the contemporary furnishings in dark wood and stylish classic colours as soon as you walk in. Then there’s the elegance of overhead rain showers and, in some rooms, copper bathtubs.
As you get settled, you’ll spot thoughtful touches like the tin of Tunnock’s treats too. (You might find they’re as irresistible as the sea views in feature rooms, looking out over the silvery sands.)
Energy restored, you can stretch your legs after the drive.
Follow a path through the hotel’s well-kept grounds to discover Nairn Beach. It’s a striking place for a pre-dinner stroll together.
The beach is popular for dog walking too, with four-legged friends also welcome as guests at Golf View – just ask resident pooch Fudge for recommendations!
Having worked up an appetite, you can dress up or down for dinner – all eyes will be on the view.
Whether you prefer to sit in the sweeping curves of the seating booths, or on the leather chairs at marble-topped tables, the floor-to-ceiling windows offer incredible panoramic views across the gardens and Moray Firth.
Dishes represent the best of Scotland. Local ingredients like beef, fish, seafood, and cheese are front and centre on the imaginative menu, which is complemented by an excellent wine list.
The next day, the beach can be enjoyed again, whatever the weather.
Golf View benefits from a swimming pool, Jacuzzi and outdoor hot tub, and you can admire more of that spectacular view from all of them.
You can also pre-book a spa treatment to further feel the refreshing effects of the sea.
Golf View uses organic seaweed-infused ishga products in its massages and facials, available for both men and women. Made from hand-harvested Hebridean seaweed, their nourishing effects are relaxing and immediately noticeable.
When you feel like getting out and about, the area around Golf View has plenty of activities to suit all tastes.
For fans of classic links golf, you’ll be ideally positioned for a round or two. With a mix of championship courses and amazing seaside locations, the likes of Nairn Dunbar Golf Club, Royal Dornoch Golf Club and Castle Stuart Golf Links offer a challenge to golfers at all levels.
But if you prefer beaches to bunkers, and bird watching to birdies, there’s nearby Culbin Sands and Findhorn Bay, a lovely remote stretch of sand and unspoilt RSPB nature reserve.
Meanwhile, history buffs have plenty to occupy them too. The powerfully moving site of the last Jacobite uprising, Culloden Battlefield, is in easy reach, whilst Cawdor Castle has literary connections to Macbeth.
Tee time or afternoon tea, wildlife or seafood, sparring clans or spa treatments. Whatever you’re after, you can expect a break to remember at Golf View.
Nairn is an easy commute on a beautiful route too, with time spent travelling through the Cairngorms National Park. It’s around 4 hours’ drive from Glasgow, or 3 hours from Dundee. From Aberdeen it’s a quick 2 hours and Nairn railway station is walking distance from the hotel too.
So if you’re considering a short break in Scotland this spring, make sure a trip to Nairn and a stay at Golf View is top of your list. Stay in April or May for 2 nights’ dinner, bed and breakfast, with use of the spa and leisure club, from £169 per person.
To book, visit here or call 08430 55 44 33.