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Sitting on the lovely Ayrshire coast, at the mouth of the River Ayr, is the historical coastal town of Ayr. The town is steeped in history, with its roots going back to the 13th century, pre-dating the Magna Carta, Ayr is the oldest Royal Burgh in Scotland.

This popular seaside resort has a splendid esplanade with a long, sandy beach. From the beach, you can see out over the sea to the nearby Isle of Arran and on a very clear day you may even make out the northern tip of Northern Ireland. The long beach is perfect for relaxing walks and taking in the invigorating sea air.

As well as its fine beach, many shops and restaurants, Ayr is home to some beautiful 15th century buildings and landmarks, such as Louden Hall, the Tolbooth and the Auld Brig, which is now a pedestrian walkway. Although none of the 10th century Ayr Castle exists above ground, in 1654, Oliver Cromwell built a citadel on the castle site, the walls of which remain largely visible today.

Spend a day at Ayr Racecourse, one of Scotland's best known racecourses, it plays host to both National Hunt and flat racing and is sure to provide an adrenaline-fuelled day out. Explore the Ayr coastline and visit the coastal resorts of Troon and Prestwick.

However you choose to spend your days, Ayr has plenty to whet your appetite and if you are so inclined, you might want to spend your evenings whetting your palate with a local Ayrshire whiskey and perhaps raising a wee dram to Ayr's famous son, Robbie Burns who was born in nearby Alloway.

Discover this historical town for yourself and search for holiday cottages in Ayr today.

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Grade 0 Star rating
Sleeps
6
Bedrooms
3
Pets
3
Hazelglen Ref: CC539028
Hazelglen is a spacious, comfortable holiday bungalow, offering warm, modern accommodation and is just the ticket for exploring Ayrshire. The property is set within a working livestock farm and has lovely views towards the Galloway Hills and beyond - these can be fully appreciated from the large conservatory. This is a great base; the seaside town of Ayr is a short drive and Glasgow can be reached in less than an hour. Ayr is the largest of the Clyde Coast holiday towns and looks out on the glorious panorama of the Firth, with the majestic peaks of Arran in the foreground and the Mull of Kintyre in the background. Ayr racecourse is home to the Scottish Grand National and hosts up to thirty race meetings a year. Ayrshire is home to some of the finest golf courses in Scotland, from testing championship links courses to scenic parks courses. Turnberry and Royal Troon are the most known golf courses in Ayrshire hosting the Open and Seniors Open. Old Prestwick is another world renowned links course as the first ever Open was played there when the tournament began in 1860. There are many other fine links courses in Ayrshire. Ayrshire is steeped in history with links to William Wallace, Robert the Bruce and Robert Burns. The beautiful Ayrshire countryside provided the inspiration for some of the finest verses of Robert Burns and his birthplace at Alloway now houses a museum dedicated to the bard. There are over forty castles throughout the country, some of which are open to the public. The finest without a doubt is Culzean, the jewel in the crown. Dumfries House is a georgian gem. Nestling within 2,000 acres of scenic Ayrshire countryside in south west Scotland, this beautiful Palladian mansion house has been described as an 18th century time capsule, with many of its principal rooms extremely well preserved and some of there exquisite contents virtually unchanged for nearly 250 years. The house remained unseen by the public since it was built until it opened its doors as a visitor attraction in June 2008. The four islands Ailsa Craig, Arran, Cumbrae, and the Holy Isle, are only a short distance off the Ayrshire coast. The Isle of Arran has the best of what the rest of Scotland has to offer. A beautiful coastline with pretty villages complemented by a rugged and mountainous interior in the north and green rolling hills and woodland in the south. Ailsa Craig is now a bird sanctuary with seasonal daily boat trips. Cumbrae is one of the smallest islands on the Firth of Clyde and is just a 10 minute ferry crossing from Largs. It’s a perfect destination for a day out. The Island boasts deserted beaches, sandy coves, a flat landscape, and the main town of Millport has lots to entertain the family. Cumbrae is a paradise for cyclists and the traditional way to explore is a hop on a bike and experience the very best of the island. Holy Isle has an ancient spiritual heritage stretching back to the 6th Century. The Ayrshire coast is about sixty five miles long from Ballantrae in the south to Largs in the north and has some fine beaches surprisingly devoid of people. Haste ye back.

Ground Floor: Property is all on one level, has LPG gas central heating and comprises;
Lounge/Dining: With dual aspect, Freeview TV/DVD, multi fuel stove and dining furniture
Kitchen: With electric oven, gas hob, microwave, dishwasher, fridge/freezer and washing machine
Conservatory: Spacious room with lovely countryside views
Bedroom 1: With double bed and en suite shower room with shower cubicle, WC and wash basin
Bedroom 2: With two single beds
Bedroom 3: With double bed
Bathroom: With power shower over bath, WC and wash basin

All fuel, power and bed linen included. First supply of fuel for stove provided.Open garden. Off road parking for 3 cars.

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£300-£630
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Grade 4 Star rating
Sleeps
6
Bedrooms
3
Pets
2
The Pines Ref: 26034

Panoramic views
Tranquil touring base

This detached holiday property situated on the banks of the River Ayr in private woodland makes a tranquil touring base for South West Scotland and Ayrshire, with unspoilt scenery and the River Ayr Way with panoramic views.
The hamlet of Failford is located just 2½ miles west of Mauchline, where the Water of Fail flows into the River Ayr. Nearby is the Ayr Gorge Woodlands Nature Reserve, a Site of Special Scentific Interest which is well worth a visit. Explore the gardens, castles, country parks and Culzean Castle (NT Scotland), which are all available locally. Enjoy riding, racing and golf. Fishing rights on the River Ayr. Shop 2 miles, pub and restaurant 500 yards.

All on ground floor: Living room with patio doors/kitchen with wooden floor. 3 bedrooms: 2 double, one (6ft) with French doors, 1 twin with French doors. Bathroom with bath, shower cubicle and toilet. Shower room with toilet. 3 steps within the property.

Multi-fuel burner in living room (initial fuel included). Oil central heating, electricity, bed linen and towels included. Travel cot. High chair. Satellite TV. DVD. CD. iPod dock. Electric cooker. Microwave. Washing machine. Dishwasher. Fridge/freezer. Wi-fi.Telephone - honesty box. Enclosed lawned rear garden. Sitting-out area and furniture. Front garden. 9-acre natural grounds and woodland. Garage (1 car). Parking (2 cars). Cycle store. No smoking. NB: Sloping banks in garden to river frontage. Sloping banks and steep drops to river in grounds.

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£351-£958
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Grade 3 Star rating
Sleeps
7
Bedrooms
4
Pets
0
Sandyknowe Ref: CC539012
This spacious, light-filled and airy bungalow is ideal for the gathering of family and friends and overlooks the delightful Isle of Arran and open countryside. A sunset viewed from the restful haven of Sandyknowe is a truly memorable experience and the perfect way to end the day. Sandyknowe is positioned on a working farm close to Coylton where there are local facilities available and is superbly located for exploring this beautiful and largely unspoilt region of Scotland.

Ground Floor: Property is all on ground floor level has oil central heating and comprises:
Spacious hallway
Lounge: With open fire and electric fire, TV and DVD enjoying lovely views over open countryside towards the Isle of Arran
Dining Room: A spacious and tastefully furnished dining area.
Conservatory: A bright, large room with open views across open countryside and west towards the Isle of Arran.
Kitchen: With electric oven, electric hob, dishwasher, microwave and fridge
Sun Porch/Utility: With washing machine, tumble dryer and freezer
Bedroom 1: With king size bed with memory foam topper boasting lovely rural views with en suite shower room with shower enclosure, WC and wash basin
Bedroom 2: With two single beds and views over open countryside towards the Isle of Arran.
Bedroom 3: With two single beds and views over open countryside towards the Isle of Arran.
Bedroom 4: With single bed with pull out single bed available on request and lovely views
Bathroom: With bath, WC and wash basin.

All oil, electricity, bed linen and towels included. First supply of fuel for open fire provided. Cot and high chair available on request.Enclosed garden with patio and garden furniture. Storage for bicycles, fishing and walking gear. Off road parking for 4 cars.

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£375-£780
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Grade 4 Star rating
Sleeps
6
Bedrooms
2
Pets
0
Sorbie Villa Ref: 28773

Sorbie Villa, adjacent to the owner’s home, is a beautiful quarter Victorian villa of immense charm. It is bright and airy with high ceilings, ornate cornicing and westerly views towards the sea. This holiday villa sits in a pleasant residential area, not far from the town centre. Ardrossan is a historic town on the Ayrshire coast with a yachting marina with beach, promenade and a variety of shops and restaurants. The ferry terminal is located in Ardrossan giving daily access to the island of Arran. Golf courses are within easy access. Coastal walks, cycle paths and historical sites are all on the doorstep. Shop 200 yards, pub and restaurant 300 yards.

All on ground floor: Living room with double sofa bed and wooden floor. Kitchen with tiled floor. 2 bedrooms: 1 double (5ft), 1 twin. Bathroom with shower over bath and toilet. Shower room with toilet.

Gas central heating, gas, electricity, bed linen and towels included. Four Freeview TVs. DVDs. Gas hob. Electric oven. Microwave. Washing machine. Tumble dryer. Dishwasher. Fridge/freezer. Wi-fi. Private patio area and furniture. Parking (2 cars). No smoking.

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£208-£655
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Grade 4 Star rating
Sleeps
6
Bedrooms
2
Pets
2
Rosebud Cottage Ref: 24982

Situated on a hilltop with panoramic views, this holiday cottage has been renovated to a good standard and offers an ideal base to explore South West Scotland. With marked river, woodland and farm walks, the property is close to the Ayrshire Coastal Path. Trips to Ireland can be taken from Stranraer and Troon. Glasgow and Edinburgh are easily reached. Shop, pub and restaurant 1 mile.

All on ground floor: Living room with double sofa bed/dining room/kitchen. 2 bedrooms: 1 double (5ft 5in) with en-suite shower room and toilet. 1 twin (can be 6ft double) with en-suite bathroom with shower over bath and toilet.

Woodburner in living room included. Electric central heating included (£25per week October-March). Electricity, bed linen and towels included. Travel cot. High chair. DVD. iPod dock. CD. Electric cooker. Microwave. Washing machine. Tumble dryer. Dishwasher. American fridge/freezer. Enclosed garden with patio and furniture. Parking (2 cars). Natural water supply from well. Two pets welcome (must be kept on a lead at all times, working farm). No smoking. Couples and family bookings only. NB: Unfenced stream 600 metres. Sloping banks in grounds.

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£211-£762
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Grade 0 Star rating
Sleeps
2
Bedrooms
1
Pets
0
Acorn Cottage Ref: CC539004
On a hillside overlooking the town of Ayr which is set amidst rolling farmland of owner’s working farm, with stunning views across to the Carrick Hills, Ayr town and the Isle of Arran, sits Acorn Cottage, a recent conversion, which has been beautifully decorated and furnished to a high standard, offering comfortable and cosy accommodation on two levels.  The double bedroom with en-suite bathroom is reached by a staircase from the down stairs sitting room and kitchen and the shared garden offers fantastic views of the surrounding countryside. 
Acorn cottage is adjacent to its sister property, Ash Cottage and can be booked individually or together to accommodate up to 6 people.

Ground Floor: The property is heated by oil central heating and comprises:
Lounge/diner: With flatscreen T.V., DVD and radio CD
Kitchen: With electric cooker, microwave, fridge with ice box.

First Floor: Bedroom: With king-size bed and en-suite bathroom with shower over bath, W.C. and wash basin.

All fuel, power and bed linen provided.  Use of the owner’s washing machine/tumble dryer close by. Outside: Enclosed and dedicated space of shared garden with furniture. Off road parking for 2 cars. Wi-fi internet access available.

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£265-£450
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Grade 3 Star rating
Sleeps
5
Bedrooms
2
Pets
0
The Auld Farmhouse Ref: CC539015
The Auld Farm House dates back 250 years and offers delightful holiday accommodation only 6 miles from Ayr and is perfectly placed for exploring everything that this wonderful area has to offer. From a magnificent coastline, to the Galloway Forest, to an array of culture, history and the arts, to a day at the races or even a day shopping at Belfast or Glasgow. And you can fly direct to the nearby Prestwick airport from Stanstead.   There are over 40 castles in Ayrshire and the jewel in the crown is Culzean Castle the former home of the Marquess of Ailsa now owned by the National Trust for Scotland. The setting is magnificent commanding stunning coastal views.
The Auld Farm House and Daisy Cottage (CC539016) can be booked individually or together to accommodate 11 guests making them suitable for the gathering of family and friends.

Ground Floor: The property has calor gas central heating and comprises:
Sitting / dining room: with feature electric fire, Freeview TV, DVD, VCR and sofa bed (for +1) with large bay window
Lounge:  with feature electric fire and original shutters at both windows
Kitchen:  with gas cooker, microwave, fridge with ice box and washing machine
Cloakroom: with WC and wash basin

First Floor: Bedroom 1:  with double bed and en-suite shower enclosure, WC and wash basin
Bedroom 2:  with two single beds and shower enclosure.

All fuel and power included. Bed linen and towels provided. Travel cot and high chair on request. Enclosed garden with patio area. £25 winter fuel supplement Oct-end Mar. Off road parking for 2 cars. NB: This property is situated near to the A77.

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£285-£555
Shortlist
Grade 4 Star rating
Sleeps
10
Bedrooms
5
Pets
1
Trabboch Cottage Ref: 27809

The demure traditional frontage of Trabboch Cottage belies a spacious, beautifully presented contemporary residence; a welcoming detached holiday property, commanding breathtaking views. Set in glorious Ayrshire, home of Robert Burns - the spectacular Robert Burns Birthplace Museum, Burns Cottage, Brig O’Doon and Auld Kirk are all close by. A short drive to Culzean Castle with its country park, magnificent gardens, acres of trails, dramatic coastline and beaches. Dumfries House, 5 miles. Golf courses abound for all abilities, including the world-famous Turnberry, Royal Troon and Prestwick. Turnberry offers a spa, off-road driving, quad biking, trampolines and astro turf slides. Visit Galloway Forest for off-road cycling, walking and fishing lochs set in breathtaking scenery. A short ferry trip takes you to the Isle of Arran, where you can visit Lochranza Distillery. From nearby Troon take a day trip to Ireland on the ferry. Enjoy the Ayrshire Coastal Path or the River Ayr Walk, which is on the doorstep. Anglers are spoilt for choice for rivers (permit fishing salmon & sea trout) and sea fishing, with 5 popular fresh water fisheries within 5 miles. Ayr, 11 miles, offers shops, markets, boutiques, swimming, tennis, 10-pin bowling, go-karting, equestrian centre and skating. Visit Ayr Racecourse, Heads of Ayr Farm Park, Glasgow, Edinburgh, Loch Lomond and the Trossachs National Park. Shops, pubs and restaurants 2 miles.

Ground floor: Living room with French doors. Dining room with French doors. Kitchen with wooden floor. Conservatory with French doors. Games room with French doors. 1 twin bedroom with en-suite bathroom with bath, shower cubicle and toilet (also accessed from hall). First floor: 5 bedrooms: 2 double (5ft), one with en-suite shower room and toilet, one with Velux and en-suite bathroom with bath, shower cubicle, bidet and toilet leading to 1 twin, 2 single with en-suite shower room with toilet.

Woodburner in living room (initial fuel included). Oil central heating included (£35per week October-April poa). Gas, electricity, bed linen and towels included. High chair. Two Freeview TVs. DVD. CD. Gas range. Microwave. Washing machine. Dishwasher. Fridge/freezer. Enclosed lawned garden with patio and furniture. Ample parking. Cycle store on request. Games room with pool table and board games. Welcome pack. No smoking.

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£672-£2587
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Grade 5 Star rating
Sleeps
8
Bedrooms
4
Pets
2
Island View Ref: S4602

Boasting spectacular uninterrupted views over the Firth of Clyde coast and across the sea to the Isle of Arran (pictured), this spacious and exceptionally well-appointed property sits just one mile from the picturesque fishing harbour at Dunure. Keen walkers will delight in roaming the fabulous beaches and rugged coastline whilst golf enthusiasts can play the championship course at Turnberry (10 miles) or one of Ayrshire’s many other courses. At the end of a glorious day, visitors can watch a film in the home cinema/entertainment room or just simply enjoy the ever changing sea view. On the roof of the garden room, which is located behind the cinema room, visitors will find relaxing hot tub with built in sound system, which is enclosed in glass walls and a roof. There are some wonderful places to visit in the area, including Culzean Castle and Country Park (NT) – the castle boasts magnificent interiors, even the kitchen block was designed by Robert Adams, and the the 600 acres of grounds offer a diverse range of habitats for birds and wildlife. Also just 6 miles away is Alloway, the setting for Burns Cottage, the poet’s birthplace. Ferries to the Isle of Arran are readily available as are day trips to Ireland departing from Stranraer. There is a shop and pub serving food in Dunure (1 mile) and the historic town of Ayr offers a good choice of restaurants and shopping, 7 miles. Shop and pub 1 mile.

Ground floor: Living room. Dining room. Kitchen with breakfast area. Garden room. 4 double bedrooms, each with zip and link beds (can be twin); two with en-suite shower room and toilet, one with bath and en-suite shower room and toilet, one with en-suite bathroom and toilet. Open-tread spiral stairs to first floor: Home cinema/entertainment room.

Biomass CH, elec, bed linen and towels inc. Freeview TV/DVD. Home cinema. M/wave. W/machine. T/dryer. D/washer. Freezer. Wi-fi. Enclosed garden and furniture. BBQ. Parking. Hot tub. Sauna. No smoking.

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£812-£2032
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Grade 0 Star rating
Sleeps
4
Bedrooms
2
Pets
0
Ash Cottage Ref: CC539003
On a hillside overlooking the town of Ayr, with views across to the Carrick Hills and the Isle of Arran, Ash Cottage is a beautifully furnished barn conversion on the working farm of Kirklandholm.  Furnished and decorated to a high standard, the property has two double en-suite bedrooms, one with a ’zip n link’ bed which can provide either a super king-size or two standard singles.  A decking area outside the kitchen door provides the perfect place to enjoy that morning coffee and admire the scenery, with access to the large lawned garden, landscaped with trees and shrubs.
Ash Cottage is adjacent to Acorn Cottage and can be booked individually or together to accommodate up to 6 people.

Ground Floor: The accommodation is all at ground floor level, heated by oil central heating and comprises:
Lounge/diner: With T.V. and DVD.
Kitchen: With gas cooker, microwave, fridge/freezer, dishwasher and washing machine.
Bedroom 1: With double bed and en-suite shower room with W.C. and wash basin.
Bedroom 2: With two ’zip n link’ beds to make one super king size or two singles - you must confirm format required at time of booking) and en-suite shower room with W.C. and wash basin.
Bathroom: With bath, W.C. and wash basin.

All fuel, power and bed linen included.  Cot and highchair available. Wi-Fi access available.Outside: Enclosed and dedicated section of shared garden with furniture. Off road parking for 2 cars. Internet access available.

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£300-£630
Shortlist
Grade 3 Star rating
Sleeps
4
Bedrooms
1
Pets
0
Smithy Cottage Ref: CC539030
Staying at Smithy Cottage is a perfect excuse to discover the unique and special experiences which make a holiday in North Ayrshire a great choice. It can be three different holidays all rolled into one. A short drive from the glorious city of Glasgow; the beautiful coastline is just down the road and the cottage is set within pastoral countryside; the choice is yours. Dating back to the Victorian era, this friendly cottage offers cosy and comfortable accommodation. The National Cycle Network 7 passes by the front door and from here you can link to Network 73 cycling to Ardrossan and Largs, where it is possible to board the ferry to Arran and Cumbrae. To experience the real Ayrshire, put on your walking boots and take to the paths where you will see historic castles and ancient monuments. The walk to the summit of Baidlandhill offers a superb panorama across the Firth of Clyde and is well worth the 1000ft climb. Ayrshire’s landscapes are so varied, ranging from lush rolling hillsides to white sandy shores, majestic craggy cliffs and caves, dramatic moorlands and magnificent seascapes with the beautiful islands as a backdrop. The Isle of Arran offers a Highlands in miniature from wildlife and views and challenging mountains for the intrepid, to rich heritage, ancient stones and the island’s own distillery and brewery. The Cathedral of the Isles on Great Cumbrae is Britain’s smallest cathedral. The vibrant city of Glasgow offers so many exciting possibilities. However, it has a natural side, as Glasgow translates from the Gaelic as ’deer green place’. The city has many beautiful park and gardens. As a former European Capital of Culture you will be amazed at the highlands on offer. The Burrell Collection has an astonishing array of beautiful objects from around the world and the city also bears testament to Charles Rennie Mackintosh - one of its greatest and most famous sons. There is also the world renowned Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum. There really is something for every taste and age and as a UNESCO City of Music, Glasgow hosts a wide programme of events throughout the year. Glasgow offers some of the best shopping in the UK from flagship stores to a veritable treasure trove of boutiques and antique shops. For foodies the city is home to many cosmopolitan restaurants where the menus are full of delicious, fresh and local produce. There is a fantastic range of modern pubs and bars where you can enjoy the atmosphere as well as the chance to create your very own blend of whisky at the Glengoyne Distillery.

Ground Floor: Property is mainly on one level has electric panel heating and comprises:
Lounge/Dining/Kitchen
Lounge Area
: With Freeview TV/DVD and sofa bed (for +2)
Dining Area: With dining furniture
Kitchen Area: With electric oven and hob, microwave and fridge with ice box
Rear Hall: With washer/dryer
Bedroom 1: With double bed with views to front over countryside
Shower Room: With shower cubicle, WC and wash basin

First Floor: Occasional sitting room with limited head height

All power, bed linen and towels includedGarden seat. Off road parking for 2 cars. There is a hot tub for your sole user, it is situated in the shared garden.

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£300-£630
Shortlist
Grade 3 Star rating
Sleeps
6
Bedrooms
2
Pets
2
Seaview Cottage Ref: 27991

With spectacular views over the Firth of Clyde to the Isle of Arran, this end-terraced holiday cottage, over 250 years old, sits yards from Dunure beach and harbour on the 100-mile Ayrshire Coastal Path, one of the finest panoramic coastlines. Enjoy walking, cycling, visiting gardens and castles, riding, bird watching, fishing, racing, and golf at Troon and Turnberry. Robert Burns country with many attractions is a few miles away. Culzean Castle Country Park has wooded trails along the beach. Shop 500 yards, pub and restaurant 100 yards.

All on ground floor: Living room with double sofa bed and tiled floor. Second living/dining room/kitchen with patio doors and tiled floor. Garden room with tiled floor. 2 bedrooms: 1 double, 1 twin. Bathroom with bath, shower cubicle, toilet.

Open fire in living room (initial fuel included). Electric heaters included (£25per week October-March). Electricity, bed linen and towels included. High chair. Freeview TV. DVD. Stereo/CD. Electric hob. Microwave. Washing machine. Tumble dryer. Dishwasher. Fridge/freezer. Internet connection. Enclosed courtyard, furniture. Parking (1 car). No smoking. NB: Direct access to beach.

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£247-£728
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