Myself and wife came to Gullane for two weeks for a golfing, eating and relaxing holiday. The apartment was absolutely ideal to fit this purpose, bright airy and with the bonus of a small garden that was an absolute sun trap. We will certainly visit again.
The location is ideal being a short walk past Muirfield and through the dunes to a beautiful beach. There are so many close Golf Courses it is difficult to choose they are all superb.
As for the food from giant burgers at the Grange in North Berwick to fine dining at Greywalls and La Potiniere can't wait to try again.
We absolutely adored our week long stay here during February half-term. Although small in size, the apartment is perfectly formed - consideration has been given to every aspect. It's light, airy and a true 'home from home'.
Plenty of storage in both bedrooms, along with extremely comfortable beds and excellent quality bedding ensured a restful break for three adults and our well behaved miniature schnauzer. The small garden area proved hugely useful for our canine companion to explore and get some fresh air when he wasn't being worn out with walks along the nearby beach.
The kitchen is well stocked with everything needed to prepare meals from scratch and the equipment is good quality and easy to use. Absolutely loved the toaster! The owners offer a laundry service for a nominal fee which we didn't need to use, but would have been happy to.
The lounge/dining area is cozy and well laid out. We loved the log burner stove and used it several times whilst curled up watching Netflix on the TV. The wifi service is good and easily connected.
The bathroom offers a therapeutic shower over a bath with heated towel radiator an added bonus.
All in all, we had a much needed rest and felt very well looked after by the owners who were easily contactable should any issues arise.
We enjoyed our stay so much, we're returning in August with tickets to the Tattoo and hope to return for a third visit for February half-term 2018 (if they'll have us!).
The Hawthorns is a very pleasant,well equipped and immaculately cared for holiday flatlet on the East Lothian coast.I understand the owner Adria had it purpose built onto the side of their property for holiday letting.It has direct access onto the dunes and down to the beach which was fabulous for walking our golden retriever Ralph.When we were there it was bright and sunny,the buckthorn on the dunes was covered in berries and full of Fieldfares. Gullane itself has a" well to do" feel to it and is surrounded by golf courses.The local pub,The Old Clubhouse,and cafe Falkos,were both dog friendly.North Berwick is an interesting little town and Edinburgh very easy to get to by train.Overall and very comfortable stay.
This was our second visit to 1 The Hawthorns - we enjoyed our stay so much in March we decided to spend Christmas here - just the two of us.
The accommodation was just as we remembered it - smart, clean and very comfortable with absolutely everything needed for a cosy few days of Christmas indulgence!
We enjoyed our evenings in front of the log burning stove which generated more than sufficient warmth for the whole place and braved Storm Barbara for some energising walks each day.
Gullane as ever is a charming place and we enjoyed experiencing the village atmosphere over the festive period.
Adria continues to be a perfect host with a warm welcome but otherwise leaves you to enjoy your space.
Thank you again - we will most definitely be back in 2017!
Lorna & Mark