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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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£295-£630
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Grade 3 Star rating
Sleeps
4
Bedrooms
2
Pets
0
Harbour Pointe Ref: W42823

Situated near restaurants, shops and the sandy beach of Ayr, this town centre apartment is an ideal holiday base for exploring the beautiful countryside. Harbour Pointe is situated in a picturesque riverside location with stunning sea views. Culzean Castle with its country park is a popular tourist attraction with wooded trails passing along the beach. Ayrshire offers villages, beaches and rocky coves to explore with the Ayrshire Coastal Path spanning 100 miles. Inland there is walking, cycling, castles and gardens, riding, fishing, racing and a choice of golf courses, including Turnberry. Day trips to Ireland from Stranraer and Troon, Glasgow and Edinburgh within easy reach. Shop, pub and restaurant 200 yards.

Lift to entrance. All on fourth floor: Living room. Kitchen. 2 bedrooms: 1 double with en-suite shower room and toilet, 1 twin. Bathroom with toilet. Laminate floors throughout.

Gas central heating, electricity, bed linen and towels included. High chair on request. DVD. CD. Electric cooker. Microwave. Washer/dryer. Dishwasher. Fridge/freezer. Wi-fi.Telephone-honesty box. Parking (1 car). No smoking. NB: Sea is 10 yards away.

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£0-£0
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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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£220-£380
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Grade 3 Star rating
Sleeps
4
Bedrooms
2
Pets
0
Cushats Stables Ref: 27392

With the Water of Coyle flowing to the rear, this detached, converted stable, adjacent to the owner’s home, boasts woodland and river walks and is an ideal holiday base. Nearby is the Ayrshire Coastal Path, one of the finest coastlines in the British Isles. Walking, riding, racing, and a choice of golf courses are available locally. Culzean Castle is spectacular and is Ayrshire’s most popular tourist attraction. Day trips to Ireland can be taken from Stranraer, and Glasgow and Edinburgh can be easily reached. Shop, pub and restaurant 2 miles.

16 steps to entrance. All one level: Living room with wooden floor. Kitchen. 2 bedrooms: 1 double, 1 twin. Bathroom with corner bath, shower attachment and toilet.

Oil central heating included (£25per week October-March). Electricity, bed linen and towels included. Freeview TV. DVD. CD. iPod dock. Electric cooker. Microwave. Washing machine in external utility. Freezer. Lawned garden with patio, sitting-out area and furniture. Landscaped grounds. Barbecue. Ample parking. Cycle store. External games room with pool table, table tennis and darts. No smoking. NB: River 20 yards. Sloping banks in grounds.

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£219-£757
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Grade 3 Star rating
Sleeps
6
Bedrooms
3
Pets
2
Daisy Cottage Ref: CC539016
Daisy Cottage is a former milking parlour dating back 250 years and simply oozes character – the twin bedroom was once the bedroom for the milk maid – and is situated only 6 miles from Ayr, making it 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. Daisy Cottage and The Auld Farm House (CC539015) 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:
Lounge / diner:  with electric feature fire, Freeview TV, DVD, VCR and play station
Kitchen: double electric oven and gas hob, microwave, fridge with ice box and washing machine
Bedroom 1: with queen size bed and en suite wet room with WC and wash basin – a dual aspect with views of patio and countryside
Cloakroom: With WC and wash basin

First Floor: Bedroom 2: with double bed and shower enclosure
Bedroom 3: with two single beds. This room used to be the milk maid’s bedroom.

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. 2 well behaved pets welcome.

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£280-£555
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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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£280-£555
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Grade 3 Star rating
Sleeps
3
Bedrooms
2
Pets
2
Rosebud Ref: 30514

Set in the beautiful conservation village of Straiton, on the River Girvan, at the edge of the Galloway Forest Dark Sky Park, this traditional end-terraced holiday cottage is an ideal base for exploring all that Ayrshire and south west Scotland have to offer. Great walking, cycling and fishing are available on the doorstep. Sandy beaches, famous golf courses, National Trust properties, one of which is Culzean Castle, and Robert Burns Birthplace Museum are all within half an hour. The county town of Ayr is just 16 miles, and cosmopolitan Glasgow is 50 miles. This is a wonderful year-round location, ideal for a romantic retreat or relaxing break. Beach 10 miles. Shop, pub and restaurant 50 yards.

All on ground floor: Living room. Dining room. Kitchen with tiled floor. 2 bedrooms: 1 double, 1 single. Bathroom with shower over bath, toilet.

Open fire in living room included. Economy 7 central heating, electricity, bed linen and towels included. Travel cot and high chair on request. Satellite TV (family package). DVD. Electric cooker. Microwave. Washing machine. Wi-fi. Enclosed garden with patio, sitting-out area, furniture and summerhouse. On road parking. Cycle store. Welcome pack. Pets free of charge. No smoking. Friday to Friday.

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£228-£522
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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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£280-£555
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Grade 3 Star rating
Sleeps
4
Bedrooms
2
Pets
1
Arran View Ref: S4528

Overlooking the golf course and just a 50 yard stroll from the sandy beach, this first floor apartment enjoys stunning sea views to the Isle of Arran as well as dazzlingly lovely sunsets. Ayrshire is a golfers’ paradise, with courses in Prestwick, Troon (3 miles) and Turnberry (18 miles). Scotland’s premier racecourse is close to the town centre. Beautiful Culzean Castle is 12 miles and Robert Burns’ home is just 4 miles, as is Ayr Harbour for summer sea trips on the Waverley Steamer. Excellent bird-watching and walking nearby. Shops, pubs and restaurants are within a short walk and there are good rail and air links locally.

16 steps to entrance. All on first floor: Living/dining area/kitchen. 2 double bedrooms, one with en-suite shower room and toilet. Bathroom with toilet.

NSH, elec, bed linen and towels inc. Freeview TV. DVD. M/wave. Washer/dryer. D/washer. F/freezer. Juliet balcony. Parking. No smoking. No children under 10 years.

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£305-£638
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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

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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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£295-£630
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