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The Pines

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Failford, Mauchline, by Ayr, Ayrshire
Grade 4 Star rating
Pets 2
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Nestling in private woodland, enjoy lovely views from the decked sitting area, ideal for family getaways or a romantic retreat.

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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 the ground floor.
Open plan living space: With wooden floor.
Living area: With multi-fuel burner, satellite TV, DVD player, iPod dock, CD player and patio doors leading to decked sitting-out area.
Dining area.
Kitchen area: With electric cooker, microwave, fridge/freezer, dishwasher and washing machine.
Bedroom 1: With super kingsize bed and French doors leading to decked sitting-out area.
Bedroom 2: With double bed.
Bedroom 3: With twin beds and French doors leading to decked sitting-out area.
Bathroom: With bath, shower cubicle and toilet.
Shower room: With shower cubicle and toilet.

Oil central heating, electricity, bed linen, towels and Wi-Fi included. Initial fuel for multi-fuel burner included. Travel cot and highchair. Telephone (honesty box). Enclosed rear lawned garden with decked sitting-out area and garden furniture. Front garden. 9-acre natural grounds and woodland. Bike store. Garage parking for 1 car; private parking for 2 cars. No smoking. Please note: There are 3 internal steps, sloping banks in the garden to river frontage, and sloping banks and steep drops to the river in the grounds.

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  • Bike Store
    Bike Store
  • Detached Property
    Detached Property
  • Dishwasher
  • Enclosed Garden / Patio
    Enclosed Garden / Patio
  • Garden / Patio
    Garden / Patio
  • Highchair
  • Pub within 1 mile
    Pub within 1 mile
  • Telephone Chargeable
    Telephone Chargeable
  • Woodburning Stove
    Woodburning Stove
  • Wifi
  • Cot Available
    Cot Available
  • Washing Machine
    Washing Machine
  • Coastal within 5 miles
    Coastal within 5 miles
  • Parking - On Site
    Parking - On Site
  • Shower Cubicle
    Shower Cubicle

Customer Comments

  • 10

    Confirmed guest, 25/11/2017
    We have just returned from a week at the pines , myself and my husband had such a lovely relaxing week. The location is perfect right on the bank of the river Ayr it's very quiet round about which is great if your looking for a relaxing break. The cottage itself is just beautiful large kitchen area , living area looks right onto the river , 3 bedrooms all great sized and 2 bathrooms. The kitchen is well equipped has everything you need. The log fire is a real treat , really appreciated in the colder months. The local pub has fabulous food at a reasonable price staff there are extremely welcoming and really make you feel right at home . I would absolutely recommend the pines we will definitely be staying again.

  • 10

    Confirmed guest, 04/11/2017
    The Pines has a wow factor as soon as you step in the door , the decor is bright and colourful, then the view from wall length sliding doors is absolutely stunning. The cottage is clean and very comfortable, the kitchen is well equipped ,although lacking in an oven glove! The cottage is so lovely, you can spend your holiday just watching the riverside, there are walks in the wood adjoining the property and fishing from the banks. The local pub The Failford Inn is only half a minute walk from the door, with friendly staff and serves excellent meals . There are walks in The Gorge which is only a 5 minute walk away and Ayr is only 7 miles, a ferry to The Isle of Arran 40 minutes drive. We had an excellent holiday and didn't want to leave the cottage, we could live there permanently.

  • 10

    Confirmed guest, 07/10/2017
    Absolutely beautiful cottage with a beautiful view over the river. We had such a relaxing time here, everything you could need was provided with a little welcome basket too. We would certainly recommend and would love to return some day :)

  • 10

    Confirmed guest, 09/09/2017
    Great place to stay full sky package +Broadband River on doorstep No food for birds this year

  • 8

    Confirmed guest, 02/09/2017
    Great location and setting. The cottage has now got to that stage where it needs investment, its tired and maintenance needed both internally and externally.

  • 7

    Confirmed guest, 12/08/2017
    Warm welcome ,she appolgised for the cleaner not performing well and condition of property on arrival. In need of tlc but fantastic location !!

  • 9

    Confirmed guest, 03/06/2017
    Great location right on the river.

  • 9

    Confirmed guest, 27/05/2017
    Overall a great place. A bit tired now and could do with upgrading carpet, utensils etc. Electric heating and water heating is not stable. We have same system at home but this one seemed not to work properly except on the morning timer. Water ran cold from the taps within seconds at other times even if you had given it an hour or twos boost. Lovely position beside the river. Our big dog was fine but our small one could easily get under the front gate and straight onto the busy road so owners of small dogs beware. We kept ours inside the decking area or out the back as both can be secured. Very handy having the Inn next door and found the food great and made us and the dogs very welcome. The beer garden also super especially with dogs. Sara was very helpful without interfering at all. When we were there the Inn was closed on Mondays and Tuesdays but there is a good Chippie in Mauchline 5 minutes away. Yes we would go back but hopefully the light beige carpet in the sittingroom will be replaced with something more sensible for letting by then. Loved the birds that came to the feeder and also the squirrels who entertained us. Watching the heron, ducks etc on the river right outside our decking was super and the squirrels in particular came very close to us. It would be good if the feeders were kept filled as the guests would love watching the antics of the wildlife. I took a while to find somewhere that sold bird food and nuts but eventually did and filled them while there. We had a great time.

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8.6 out of 10 – based on 11 reviews collected by Reevoo
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