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Cart Shed

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Mauchline, near Ayr, Ayrshire
Grade 5 Star rating
Pets 2
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Dating from the 18th century, this charming cottage has stunning original arched windows, and was originally the cart shed for the stables.

Set in 4 acres of woodland and close to the quaint village of Failford, this detached 18th-century cottage has stunning original arched windows and is a short walk away from the River Ayr Way. It provides a tranquil base from which to explore the beauty of Ayrshire and south west Scotland. Ayrshire offers unspoilt scenery and a varying coastline with the Ayrshire Coastal Path (a long distance walking route winding 100 miles along one of the finest panoramic coastlines in the British Isles) being easily accessed. Inland, there are gardens and castles to visit, as well as riding, racing, golf and country parks. Day trips to Ireland can be taken from Stranraer, and both Glasgow and Edinburgh are easily reached for a day out. Shop, pub and restaurant 1½ miles.

Living room with wood-burning stove, tiled floor and kitchen area. Double bedroom with door to patio. Step to twin bedroom with feature stone wall and fully tiled en-suite shower room and toilet. Bathroom with shower over Jacuzzi bath and toilet.

  • Wood-burning stove - fuel included
  • Electricity, full underfloor air source heat pump central heating, bed linen and towels included
  • 37" Freeview TV
  • DVD
  • CD
  • iPod dock
  • Microwave
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Fridge/freezer
  • Wi-fi
  • Lawned garden with furniture
  • 4-acre natural unspoilt woodland
  • Ample parking
  • Cycle store
  • Natural water supply from spring
  • Welcome pack
  • Pets free of charge
  • No smoking

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  • Bike Store
    Bike Store
  • Detached Property
    Detached Property
  • Dishwasher
  • Ground Floor Facilities
    Ground Floor Facilities
  • Garden / Patio
    Garden / Patio
  • Golf nearby
    Golf nearby
  • Pub within 1 mile
    Pub within 1 mile
  • Pets – no charge
    Pets – no charge
  • Rural Location
    Rural Location
  • Woodburning Stove
    Woodburning Stove
  • Decorated at Christmas
    Decorated at Christmas
  • Wifi
  • Luxury Collection
    Luxury Collection
  • Washing Machine
    Washing Machine
  • Heritage Collection
    Heritage Collection
  • Coastal within 5 miles
    Coastal within 5 miles
  • Walk-in Shower/Bath
    Walk-in Shower/Bath
  • Parking - On Site
    Parking - On Site
  • Shower Cubicle
    Shower Cubicle

Customer Comments

  • 10

    Confirmed guest, 31/03/2018

  • 10

    Confirmed guest, 24/03/2018
    Lovely cottage, well appointed decor, modern yet sympathetic to original building. Wanted a relaxing break and that's exactly what we got. Owners very pleasant yet non intrusive, perfect.

  • 10

    Confirmed guest, 28/12/2017
    Very pleasant location. The cottage was lovely inside and the owners were very friendly & helpful. One point I would make -there was hardly any lighting outside and around the cottage and when trying to find the cottage in the dark it was very hard. Other than that we would definitely recommend to others.

  • 10

    Confirmed guest, 04/11/2017
    The Cart Shed is a lovely place to stay. It is beautifully fitted out, with modern furnishings and a wood stove. The owners provided a much-appreciated welcome package of bubbly & some groceries, including delicious eggs from their own poultry. We loved watching the chickens when they visited in front of our windows and we stopped frequently to talk to the ducks in their pen. The bedrooms are separated by the living space so there is good privacy. The owners were near enough for assistance, but not obtrusive. We would definitely rent again.

  • 10

    Confirmed guest, 12/08/2017
    A beautiful cottage...wuth everything you need...could have done with a few more serving dishes. But that's a minor thing..thoroughly enjoyed our stay

  • 9

    Confirmed guest, 15/07/2017
    We had a perfect week at Cart Shed. A wonderful place to stay! Well epuiped and very helpful host.

  • 10

    Confirmed guest, 08/07/2017
    A superb holiday location. Very comfortable. Owners left a really helpful (and tasty) pack for us when we came in and were very friendly throughout our stay. The Cart Shed is really much more luxurious than the name implies. Would definitely stay again if we were in the area.

  • 10

    Confirmed guest, 24/06/2017
    We had a great stay! The cart shed is very modern but also unique. The location in the lowlands is quiete central for a few car trips to the surrounding.

  • 10

    Confirmed guest, 10/06/2017
    Very relaxing, good base to explore the area. We loved the hens and feeding the local wildlife. Would highly recommend to others.

  • 9

    Confirmed guest, 27/05/2017
    We stayed here for a week and arrived to a fantastic welcome pack provided, loved the milk and fresh orange bottles too! Everything was clean and tidy and lots of equipment, a very comfortable stay with the log burner switched on a couple of nights to take the chill away was lovely. Only feedback would be that the garden is only slightly enclosed to one side and therefore we were unable to let our dogs off their leads when outside but a minor really. Thank you to the Aitken's again for their hospitality.

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9.6 out of 10 – based on 17 reviews collected by Reevoo
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