I grew up by the sea in Wellington, New Zealand and I believe nothing revives you more than a good deep breath of salty sea air in your lungs. By the sea B&B offers this in unlimited quantities, just one street back from the beachfront and you couldn't find a friendlier host than Julie. I stayed in room number 2 on the second floor and was spoilt for space but the thing that grabbed me most was the lovely outlook from the bedroom window. I was woken by sun streaming in and birds tweeting, the perfect way to end a comfortable nights sleep.
Breakfast started with a variety of fresh melon, good strong coffee and a cooked breakfast that puts the Irish fry to shame. The eggs were perfection on a plate and the dining area was set up nicely so you had a chance to chat to other guests if you wished. The common lounge area is a real bonus as many b&b's don't offer this feature. The hardest bit about staying here was getting on my bike and leaving!
Highly recommended and only a short work into the main village. If you go to the pub twa dugs, make sure to try the locally produced Jolly Beggar Ale and finish it off with fish n chips from Dino's across the road - plus you can sit and eat your supper in the park opposite with Robbie Burns to keep you company.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Our guest house has recently been fully renovated and tastefully furnished throughout to a high standard retaining many of the original Victorian features. bytheSea is a family run business and on arrival you will receive a friendly welcome from Julie and Wilson McIlwaine. bytheSea is situated within a prime, central location 100 yards from the beach, children’s outdoor and indoor play areas and a five minute walk from excellent restaurants, bars and shops. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Bythesea Ayr, Scotland