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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 5 Star rating
Sleeps
4
Bedrooms
1
Pets
2
Forget Me Not Ref: SKKZ

Set amidst the hills of the Southern Uplands, these beautifully restored, detached holiday cottages set on the banks of a rushing stream offer a relaxing getaway. They are accessed by a track and situated in 3000 acres of undisturbed woodland, wetland and other natural habitats, recognised for their importance by their designations as SSSIs. Wildlife is abundant including red squirrels, ospreys, golden eagles, roe deer and badgers. The estate offers fishing, pony trekking, riding, 27km of all terrain cycling, woodland walks, canoeing and kayaking (grade 3+). Golf available at the famed Royal Troon and Turnberry Golf Courses 20 miles. Ayr 15 miles, Castle Douglas 30 miles. Shops 2½ miles.

Thatched cottage. Large living room with open fire and sofa bed (for +2). Spacious well-equipped kitchen with oil Aga, electric cooker and wooden floor. Utility room. Shower room with toilet. First floor: Double bedroom with 6ft (zip & link) bed. Bathroom with shower cubicle, toilet, tiled floor.

  • DVD
  • Freezer
  • Enclosed lawned cottage garden with furniture

  • Open fire - initial fuel included, thereafter logs £5 per bag
  • Electricity, bed linen and towels included
  • Full oil central heating included (October-March £25per week, short breaks pro rata)
  • Sky TV (basic package)
  • Oil Aga included
  • Microwave
  • Washing machine
  • Tumble dryer
  • Dishwasher
  • Payphone
  • Enclosed gardens set in unspoilt grounds with woodland
  • Parking (for 2 cars)
  • Horse riding, fishing, water sports (own equipment required, prices on arrangement)
  • Stable livery and grazing by prior arrangement
  • No smoking
  • NB: Unfenced river in grounds, sloping banks in woodland. Drop in garden

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£288-£857
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Grade 5 Star rating
Sleeps
10
Bedrooms
5
Pets
0
Redwood House Ref: SYYK

This stunning, custom-built detached house is set along a quiet country lane with fantastic views, in addition, it has its own large, private, landscaped garden, including a pond. This property was both designed and built by the owner, and includes large windows to showcase the views outside, with careful attention to detail in the design of the rooms to maximise space and give a romantic, yet practical feel. It is 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. It is only a short drive to Culzean Castle with its country park, magnificent gardens, acres of trails, dramatic coastline and beaches. Dumfries House is just 2 miles away. There are many golf courses nearby 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 and sea trout) and sea fishing, with 5 popular fresh water fisheries within just a few miles. Ayr, 14 miles, offers shops, markets, boutiques, swimming, tennis, 10-pin bowling, go-karting, an equestrian centre and skating. Visit Ayr Racecourse, Heads of Ayr Farm Park, Loch Lomond and the Trossachs National Park. Glasgow is just a 45-minute drive, and Edinburgh is easily accessible within 1½ hours, making it an ideal property for experiencing the Edinburgh Festival. Prestwick airport 15 miles, Glasgow airport, 40 miles and Edinburgh airport 60 miles. Horse riding is available nearby. Shop, pub and restaurant 3 miles.

Large, open-plan living room with patio doors/well-equipped kitchen with tiled floor. Spacious dining room. Two double bedrooms, each with en-suite shower room and toilet. Separate toilet. First floor: Study. Double bedroom with 5ft bed and en-suite bathroom with Jacuzzi bath, separate shower cubicle and toilet. Two further bedrooms, 1 double with 5ft bed, 1 twin with en-suite Jack & Jill shower room and toilet.

  • Electricity, full gas underfloor central heating, bed linen and towels included
  • Cot
  • High chair
  • Freeview TV (variable reception)
  • DVD
  • Microwave
  • Washing machine
  • Tumble dryer
  • Dishwasher
  • Five freezers
  • Fridge/freezer
  • Large, landscaped garden with decked patio, terrace and furniture
  • Garage (for 2 cars)
  • Parking (for 2 cars)
  • Cycle store
  • Welcome pack
  • No smoking
  • Friday to Friday
  • NB: 4 steps from decking. Large, unfenced pond in garden with unguarded bridge, 3 yards

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£796-£2576
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Grade 3 Star rating
Sleeps
3
Bedrooms
1
Pets
2
Annick Lodge Mains Ref: CC539019
This lovely, little courtyard cottage dates back to the 16th century and was formerly a farm steading before being used as the gardener’s cottage to the main estate house. The cottage sits in an oasis of calm within an enchanting spot and exudes that cosy, relaxing atmosphere that makes guests feel immediately at ease and in the holiday mood. The twin bedroom is both large and well presented and the light filled lounge the ideal spot for both daytime and evening relaxation. The cottage is very handy to many golf courses and within easy reach of Glasgow. The nearby coastal drive is beautiful and overlooks the islands of Arran and Cumbrae and out towards Bute and Kintyre in the distance.

Ground Floor: Property is all on ground floor level, has LPG central heating and comprises:
Lounge/Diner: With open fire, TV with DVD, dining table and chairs
Kitchen: With electric oven and gas hob, microwave, larder fridge, freezer and washing machine
Utility Room: With tumble dryer
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Bedroom 1: With twin beds
Shower Room: With shower enclosure, WC and wash basin.

All fuel, power, bed linen and towels included. Cot and high chair available. Wi-Fi available. Small garden mainly laid to lawn. Storage for bikes, fishing rods, golf clubs etc. Off road parking spaces for 2 cars. Put-up-bed available at an additional charge of £25/wk. NB: Covered well in owner’s garden.

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£225-£380
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Grade 4 Star rating
Sleeps
4
Bedrooms
2
Pets
0
Windygates Ref: SVVV

This exclusive holiday apartment, with stunning views over the sea towards Arran is situated in the seaside town of Troon, overlooking the famous Royal Troon. Located on the Ayrshire Coastal Path the property is only 300 yards from the beautiful sandy beach. Troon has a wide range of amenities including shopping, restaurants, recreational facilities, a promenade and yacht marina and is ideal to explore south west Scotland and the islands of Arran, Bute and Cumbrae. The cities of Glasgow and Edinburgh are within easy driving distance. Shop 1½ miles, pub/hotels within 500 yards.

First floor: Living/dining room with wood-burning stove and French doors to balcony, open plan with kitchen area. Double bedroom. Bathroom with over-bath shower and toilet. Wooden floors throughout. Second floor: Twin bedroom with Juliet balcony, Velux window and en-suite shower room with toilet.

  • Wood-burning stove - initial fuel included, thereafter available locally
  • Electricity, full gas central heating, bed linen and towels included
  • Freeview TV
  • DVD
  • Microwave
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Shared lawned garden
  • Balcony and furniture
  • Parking (for 2 cars)
  • Welcome pack
  • No smoking

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£263-£840
Shortlist
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
Shortlist
Grade 4 Star rating
Sleeps
6
Bedrooms
4
Pets
0
Martnaham Bothy Ref: SDDC

At the heart of a secluded country estate on the edge of Martnaham Loch, one of the foremost bird sanctuaries in Ayrshire, this charming traditional house commands stunning views over the loch to an ancient oak forest. Although a secret getaway, Martnaham Bothy has the supreme advantage of being close to both shops and the tourist highlights. The bustling town of Ayr with its sandy beaches, excellent shops and restaurants is only 6 miles away, whilst Culzean Castle is just 12 miles. Close by are golf courses for every level. Shops 2 miles.

Large living room with open fire and bay window overlooking the loch. Spacious kitchen/dining area with laminate floor. Utility. Single bedroom. Separate toilet. First floor: Double bedroom with 5ft bed and en-suite bathroom with shower attachment and toilet. Twin bedroom. Single bedroom. Shower room with toilet and Velux window. All rooms with loch views.

  • Open fire – initial fuel included, thereafter available locally
  • Electricity, full oil central heating, bed linen and towels included
  • Travel cot
  • High chair
  • TV
  • DVD (small library)
  • Stereo/CD (small library)
  • Microwave
  • Washing machine
  • Tumble dryer
  • Dishwasher
  • Fridge/freezer
  • Large lawned garden with furniture
  • Shared natural woodlands
  • Barbecue
  • Parking (2 cars)
  • Cycle store
  • No smoking
  • NB: Unfenced lochside area in garden

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£296-£1001
Shortlist
Grade 4 Star rating
Sleeps
6
Bedrooms
3
Pets
2
The Townhouse Ref: 27677

This spacious, semi-detached townhouse is located only minutes from the promenade and beautiful sandy beach and is an ideal holiday base from which to explore the beauty of south west Scotland. Troon has a wide range of amenities including shopping, restaurants, recreational facilities, a yacht marina and the world famous Royal Troon Golf Course. There are 5 golf courses within a 2 mile radius of this property. The islands of Arran, Bute and Cumbrae are easily reached, with the cosmopolitan city of Glasgow only 40 minutes and Edinburgh only 45 minutes beyond. Shops, pubs and restaurants 500 yards.

Ground floor: Living room. Dining room. Kitchen. Shower room with toilet. First floor: 3 bedrooms: 2 double (one 6ft), 1 bunk, all with wooden floor. Bathroom with toilet.

Gas central heating included (£30per week October-March). Electricity, gas, bed linen and towels included. High chair. Freeview TV. DVD. CD. Gas cooker. Microwave. Washing machine. Fridge/freezer. Small enclosed courtyard with sitting-out area and furniture. Parking (2 cars). Cycle store. No smoking.

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£225-£817
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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
Shortlist
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 5 Star rating
Sleeps
4
Bedrooms
1
Pets
2
Find Me Out Ref: SCCW

Set amidst the hills of the Southern Uplands, these beautifully restored, detached holiday cottages set on the banks of a rushing stream offer a relaxing getaway. They are accessed by a track and situated in 3000 acres of undisturbed woodland, wetland and other natural habitats, recognised for their importance by their designations as SSSIs. Wildlife is abundant including red squirrels, ospreys, golden eagles, roe deer and badgers. The estate offers fishing, pony trekking, riding, 27km of all terrain cycling, woodland walks, canoeing and kayaking (grade 3+). Golf available at the famed Royal Troon and Turnberry Golf Courses 20 miles. Ayr 15 miles, Castle Douglas 30 miles. Shops 2½ miles.

Large living room with open fire and sofa bed (for +2). Large well-equipped kitchen with oil Aga, electric cooker and solid oak floor. First floor: Double bedroom with 5ft (zip & link) bed and dormer windows. Bathroom with shower cubicle, toilet and tiled floor.

  • DVD (small library)
  • Freezer
  • Small, walled, lawned garden with furniture
  • Barbecue

  • Open fire - initial fuel included, thereafter logs £5 per bag
  • Electricity, bed linen and towels included
  • Full oil central heating included (October-March £25per week, short breaks pro rata)
  • Sky TV (basic package)
  • Oil Aga included
  • Microwave
  • Washing machine
  • Tumble dryer
  • Dishwasher
  • Payphone
  • Enclosed gardens set in unspoilt grounds with woodland
  • Parking (for 2 cars)
  • Horse riding, fishing, water sports (own equipment required, prices on arrangement)
  • Stable livery and grazing by prior arrangement
  • No smoking
  • NB: Unfenced river in grounds, sloping banks in woodland. Drop in garden

WAS
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£280-£804
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 0 Star rating
Sleeps
6
Bedrooms
3
Pets
0
Upper Deck Ref: CC539026
As a location Fairlie really does take some beating and as a place to stay the Upper Deck offers accommodation with a difference plus lots of choices to make your stay as relaxing as possible. The Village Inn serves meals, which means you can have a great day out and come home to a splendid meal cooked for you without the worry of transport or washing up! The coastline here is really beautiful seducing the senses with stunning seascapes and sunsets. 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. There are some lovely beaches; first class restaurants and local food producers; stunning landscapes and the sounds and sight of wildlife and birds as you escape the normal hustle and bustle of life.

Ground Floor: With steps up from the street level then all on one level with gas central heating and comprises:
Sitting Room/ Diner: With feature gas fire, Free view TV/DVD and sea views
Kitchen: With electric fan assisted oven, ceramic hob, microwave and fridge/freezer
Utility Room: With washing machine
Bedroom 1: With king sized bed and fitted wardrobes
Bedroom 2: With two single beds, wardrobe and sea views
Bedroom 3: With double bed with fitted wardrobes. Sea views
Bathroom: With bath, WC and wash basin
Shower Room; With shower cubicle, WC and wash basin

All fuel, power, bed linen and towels included. Lots of storage space for suitcases etc. Complimentary full Scottish breakfast on first morning of stay. 10% discount on all food ordered in The Village Inn. Licensed bar for children up to 10pm. High chair and travel cot on request.Off road parking for 2 cars.

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£290-£555
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