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Ayr

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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  • Straiton, near Maybole, Ayrshire
    Straiton, near Maybole, Ayrshire×

    Blairquhan Castle Estate - Cunninghame Cottage

    Straiton, near Maybole, Ayrshire

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    Ref: SSAK
    Key Features:
    - Luxury Property - Wifi - Car parking on site - Enclosed Garden / Patio - Pub within 1 mile - Detached Property - Garden / Patio - Ground Floor Facilities - Rural Location
    With a backdrop used for TV and film set, this location makes a wonderful location for a break.
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    These historic cottages (refs SSAJ to SSAQ) are set within the stunning Blairquhan Castle Estate in a beautiful valley with the River Girvan winding through. Blairquhan Castle, a Regency era castle, is protected as a category A listed building and the grounds are included in the Inventory of Gardens and Designed Landscapes in Scotland, the national listing of significant gardens. Used as a location for the Oscar winning film The Queen, starring Helen Mirren, Blairquhan...

    Blairquhan Castle Estate - MacKenzie Cottage
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    Blairquhan Castle Estate - Farrer Cottage
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    Blairquhan Castle Estate - Gardens Cottage
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    Blairquhan Castle Estate - Kennedy Cottage
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    Blairquhan Castle Estate - McDowall Cottage
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    Blairquhan Castle Estate - Wauchope Cottage
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    Blairquhan Castle Estate - McIntyre Cottage
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  • Mauchline, near Ayr, Ayrshire
    Mauchline, near Ayr, Ayrshire×

    Woodland View

    Mauchline, near Ayr, Ayrshire

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    Ref: UK5398
    Key Features:
    - Hot Tub - Wifi - Car parking on site - Enclosed Garden / Patio - Pets go free - Detached Property - Garden / Patio - Ground Floor Facilities - Woodburning Stove
    Walkers will love this cosy lodge with its wood burner. Located on the River Ayr Way it has river and woodland walks from the door.
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    This spacious lodge with a hot tub on the verandah, lies in a quiet location only yards from the River Ayr, and offers river and woodland walks direct from the door. This detached property is situated on the River Ayr Way, Scotland’s first source to sea walk, with 44 miles through one of the most interesting river valleys in southern Scotland and home to a large variety of wildlife including kingfishers, otters, heron, hen harrier, merlin, badgers, roe deer and black grouse.
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  • Dunure, near Ayr, Ayrshire
    Dunure, near Ayr, Ayrshire×

    Island View

    Dunure, near Ayr, Ayrshire

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    Ref: S4602
    Key Features:
    - Hot Tub - Wifi - Car parking on site - Enclosed Garden / Patio - Ground Floor Facilities
    Spacious property with home cinema/entertainment room, and hot tub enclosed in glass walls and roof with sound system. Spacious property with home cinema/entertainment room, and hot tub enclosed in glass walls and roof with sound system.
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    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...

  • Straiton, near Maybole, Ayrshire
    Straiton, near Maybole, Ayrshire×

    Blairquhan Castle Estate - Wauchope Cottage

    Straiton, near Maybole, Ayrshire

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    4
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    Ref: SSAQ
    Key Features:
    - Wifi - Car parking on site - Enclosed Garden / Patio - Pub within 1 mile - Pets go free - Garden / Patio - Rural Location - Open Fire
    Set in a beautiful valley and within castle grounds, there can be few places holidaymakers would rather be! Set in a beautiful valley and within castle grounds, there can be few places holidaymakers would rather be!
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    These historic cottages (refs SSAJ to SSAQ) are set within the stunning Blairquhan Castle Estate in a beautiful valley with the River Girvan winding through. Blairquhan Castle, a Regency era castle, is protected as a category A listed building and the grounds are included in the Inventory of Gardens and Designed Landscapes in Scotland, the national listing of significant gardens. Used as a location for the Oscar winning film The Queen, starring Helen Mirren, Blairquhan...

    Blairquhan Castle Estate - MacKenzie Cottage
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    4
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    Blairquhan Castle Estate - Cunninghame Cottage
    6
    4
    4
    Blairquhan Castle Estate - Farrer Cottage
    6
    3
    3
    Blairquhan Castle Estate - Gardens Cottage
    4
    2
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    Blairquhan Castle Estate - Kennedy Cottage
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    3
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    Blairquhan Castle Estate - McDowall Cottage
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    Blairquhan Castle Estate - McIntyre Cottage
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  • Mauchline, near Ayr, Ayrshire
    Mauchline, near Ayr, Ayrshire×

    Pant Farmhouse

    Mauchline, near Ayr, Ayrshire

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    Ref: UKC2005
    Key Features:
    - Hot Tub - Luxury Property - Car parking on site - Enclosed Garden / Patio - Pets go free - Detached Property - Garden / Patio - Rural Location - Woodburning Stove
    A beautiful cottage for families or a group of friends wishing to explore the Ayrshire coast and Burns Country. A beautiful cottage for families or a group of friends wishing to explore the Ayrshire coast and Burns Country.
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    Dating back to the 18th-century, this beautifully renovated, detached farmhouse is situated on a working sheep farm in 4-acre grounds, with woodland walks direct from the door. Pant Farmhouse provides a tranquil base from which to explore the beauty of Ayrshire and south west Scotland. Nestled in the heart of Burns Country, the area is steeped in tradition and history. Fans of Burns will be able to visit many attractions including Burns Cottage, the Burns Memorial Museum and the...

  • Straiton, near Maybole, Ayrshire
    Straiton, near Maybole, Ayrshire×

    Blairquhan Castle Estate - MacKenzie Cottage

    Straiton, near Maybole, Ayrshire

    8
    4
    2
    0
    Ref: SSAJ
    Key Features:
    - Luxury Property - Wifi - Car parking on site - Enclosed Garden / Patio - Pub within 1 mile - Garden / Patio - Ground Floor Facilities - Rural Location
    Set in beautifully landscaped castle grounds, this cottage makes a really uplifting getaway for a family holiday. Set in beautifully landscaped castle grounds, this cottage makes a really uplifting getaway for a family holiday.
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    Accommodation at

    These historic cottages (refs SSAJ to SSAQ) are set within the stunning Blairquhan Castle Estate in a beautiful valley with the River Girvan winding through. Blairquhan Castle, a Regency era castle, is protected as a category A listed building and the grounds are included in the Inventory of Gardens and Designed Landscapes in Scotland, the national listing of significant gardens. Used as a location for the Oscar winning film The Queen, starring Helen Mirren, Blairquhan...

    Blairquhan Castle Estate - Cunninghame Cottage
    6
    4
    4
    Blairquhan Castle Estate - Farrer Cottage
    6
    3
    3
    Blairquhan Castle Estate - Gardens Cottage
    4
    2
    2
    Blairquhan Castle Estate - Kennedy Cottage
    6
    3
    3
    Blairquhan Castle Estate - McDowall Cottage
    4
    2
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    Blairquhan Castle Estate - Wauchope Cottage
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    4
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    Blairquhan Castle Estate - McIntyre Cottage
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  • Kirklandholm near Ayr, Ayrshire
    Kirklandholm near Ayr, Ayrshire×

    Chestnut Cottage

    Kirklandholm near Ayr, Ayrshire

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    Ref: CC539042
    Key Features:
    - Coastal Property - Wifi - Pub within 1 mile - Garden / Patio - Rural Location
    Explore the beauty of the Ayrshire countryside from this spacious cottage which lies close to the coastal path with panoramic views.
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    Surrounded by open countryside, this spacious cottage provides an ideal base from which to explore the beauty of the Ayrshire countryside and coastline. Popular with walkers and cyclists, the cottage is situated close to both the River Ayr Walk and Ayrshire Coastal Path, Chestnut Cottage is in a quiet location within the working farm of Kirklandholm, on a hillside only five miles from Ayr, where there is a wealth of good eating places, shops, hotels and bar. Nearby there is plenty to do,...
  • Stewarton, near Newton Mearns, Ayrshire
    Stewarton, near Newton Mearns, Ayrshire×

    Meadowland Farm

    Stewarton, near Newton Mearns, Ayrshire

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    Ref: UK5156
    Key Features:
    - Wifi - Car parking on site - Enclosed Garden / Patio - Pets go free - Detached Property - Garden / Patio - Rural Location - Woodburning Stove
    This spacious farmhouse is perfect for a family holiday, with a cosy wood burner and two living rooms to spread out in.
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    This traditional farmhouse, offers spacious accommodation in a peaceful location with views over the surrounding countryside. It benefits from an open plan living/dining room/kitchen, plus a second living room. Situated only a short drive from Paisley and Glasgow with museums, gardens, art galleries superb shopping, restaurants, entertainment and night life, and only 35 miles from Loch Lomond and The Trossachs National Park, one of Scotland’s most picturesque areas with excellent...
  • Skares, near Cumnock, Ayrshire
    Skares, near Cumnock, Ayrshire×

    Redwood House

    Skares, near Cumnock, Ayrshire

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    5
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    Ref: SYYK
    Key Features:
    - Luxury Property - Car parking on site - Detached Property - Garden / Patio - Rural Location
    This property is located 1½ hours away from Edinburgh - an ideal location for experiencing the Edinburgh Festival. This property is located 1½ hours away from Edinburgh - an ideal location for experiencing the Edinburgh Festival.
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    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...

  • Minishant, near Ayr, Ayrshire
    Minishant, near Ayr, Ayrshire×

    Monkwood House

    Minishant, near Ayr, Ayrshire

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    Ref: UKC1157
    Key Features:
    - Coastal Property - Luxury Property - Wifi - Swimming pool - Car parking on site - Pets go free - Detached Property - Garden / Patio - Rural Location - Open Fire
    Enjoy a taste of the good life in this beautiful country house, with extensive grounds and spacious accommodation it’s perfect for a family get together. Enjoy a taste of the good life in this beautiful country house, with extensive grounds and spacious accommodation it’s perfect for a family get together.
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    This Georgian, listed, detached country house offers beautifully presented and spacious accommodation and benefits from a large indoor heated swimming pool, and is situated within the owners’ private estate with river and woodland walks direct from the door. Nestled in the heart of Burns’ Country, and close to the village of Alloway, the area is steeped in tradition and history. Fans of Burns will be able to visit many attractions including Burns Cottage, the Burns Memorial...

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