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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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  • Galston, Ayrshire
    Galston, Ayrshire×
    Newly Listed
    Greendale Cottage

    Greendale Cottage

    Galston, Ayrshire

    Galston, Ayrshire

    5
    3
    2
    1
    Ref: UK5670
    Key Features:
    - Car parking on site - Pub within 1 mile - Pets go free - Detached Property - Garden / Patio - Woodburning Stove
    Greendale Cottage, a cosy traditional cottage with a roaring wood burner is perfect for small families looking to explore Galston and Kilmarnock. Greendale Cottage, a cosy traditional cottage with a roaring wood burner is perfect for small families looking to explore Galston and Kilmarnock.
    Prices from
    10 1 reviews
    10 1 reviews

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

    Blairquhan Castle Estate - Farrer Cottage

    Straiton, near Maybole, Ayrshire

    Straiton, near Maybole, Ayrshire

    6
    3
    1
    2
    Ref: SSAL
    Key Features:
    - Wifi - Car parking on site - Enclosed Garden / Patio - Pub within 1 mile - Garden / Patio - Rural Location
    In the heart of Burns’ Country, there is plenty to see and many activities to enjoy in the surrounding area. In the heart of Burns’ Country, there is plenty to see and many activities to enjoy in the surrounding area.
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    Blairquhan Castle Estate - MacKenzie Cottage
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    Blairquhan Castle Estate - Cunninghame Cottage
    6
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    Blairquhan Castle Estate - Gardens Cottage
    4
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    Blairquhan Castle Estate - Kennedy Cottage
    6
    3
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    Blairquhan Castle Estate - McDowall Cottage
    4
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    Blairquhan Castle Estate - Wauchope Cottage
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    Blairquhan Castle Estate - McIntyre Cottage
    4
    2
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  • Sorn, Ayrshire
    Sorn, Ayrshire×

    Loch Ard

    Sorn, Ayrshire

    Sorn, Ayrshire

    6
    3
    2
    2
    Ref: 29394
    Key Features:
    - Wifi - Enclosed Garden / Patio - Pub within 1 mile - Detached Property - Garden / Patio - Rural Location
    Enjoy miles of great walking and cycling from this holiday property which is ideal for a family or group of friends Enjoy miles of great walking and cycling from this holiday property which is ideal for a family or group of friends
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    8.1 10 reviews
    8.1 10 reviews

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

    Blairquhan Castle Estate - Kennedy Cottage

    Straiton, near Maybole, Ayrshire

    Straiton, near Maybole, Ayrshire

    6
    3
    1
    2
    Ref: SSAN
    Key Features:
    - Wifi - Car parking on site - Pub within 1 mile - Garden / Patio - Rural Location
    With a shared walled garden and 200-acre parkland to discover, this cottage is ideal for a peaceful holiday. With a shared walled garden and 200-acre parkland to discover, this cottage is ideal for a peaceful holiday.
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    8 1 reviews

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    Blairquhan Castle Estate - MacKenzie Cottage
    8
    4
    4
    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 - McDowall Cottage
    4
    2
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    Blairquhan Castle Estate - Wauchope Cottage
    8
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    Blairquhan Castle Estate - McIntyre Cottage
    4
    2
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  • Failford, Mauchline, by Ayr, Ayrshire
    Failford, Mauchline, by Ayr, Ayrshire×

    The Pines

    Failford, Mauchline, by Ayr, Ayrshire

    Failford, Mauchline, by Ayr, Ayrshire

    6
    3
    2
    2
    Ref: 26034
    Key Features:
    - Coastal Property - Wifi - Car parking on site - Enclosed Garden / Patio - Pub within 1 mile - Detached Property - Garden / Patio - Woodburning Stove
    Nestling in private woodland, enjoy lovely views from the decked sitting area, ideal for family getaways or a romantic retreat. Nestling in private woodland, enjoy lovely views from the decked sitting area, ideal for family getaways or a romantic retreat.
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    8.4 12 reviews

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  • Alloway, near Ayr, Ayrshire
    Alloway, near Ayr, Ayrshire×
    Newly Listed
    Doonvilla

    Doonvilla

    Alloway, near Ayr, Ayrshire

    Alloway, near Ayr, Ayrshire

    6
    3
    1
    0
    Ref: UKC2838
    Key Features:
    - Coastal Property - Luxury Property - Wifi - Car parking on site - Enclosed Garden / Patio - Pub within 1 mile - Coast within 1 mile - Detached Property - Garden / Patio
    Doonvilla is ideal for visiting the popular seaside resort of Ayr with its long sandy beach and perfect for walkers with the Ayrshire Coastal Path nearby. Doonvilla is ideal for visiting the popular seaside resort of Ayr with its long sandy beach and perfect for walkers with the Ayrshire Coastal Path nearby.
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  • Alloway, near Ayr, Ayrshire
    Alloway, near Ayr, Ayrshire×

    Auchendrane Stables - No 1 The Stables

    Alloway, near Ayr, Ayrshire

    Alloway, near Ayr, Ayrshire

    6
    3
    2
    2
    Ref: UKC845
    Key Features:
    - Coastal Property - Luxury Property - Wifi - Car parking on site - Pets go free - Garden / Patio - Woodburning Stove
    Nestled in the heart of Burns’ Country, this cottage is a truly luxurious retreat for guests looking for peace and serenity, with many local amenities close by. Nestled in the heart of Burns’ Country, this cottage is a truly luxurious retreat for guests looking for peace and serenity, with many local amenities close by.
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    9.7 12 reviews
    9.7 12 reviews

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    Auchendrane Stables - No 2 The Stables
    4
    2
    2
  • Straiton, near Maybole, Ayrshire
    Straiton, near Maybole, Ayrshire×

    Blairquhan Castle Estate - Cunninghame Cottage

    Straiton, near Maybole, Ayrshire

    Straiton, near Maybole, Ayrshire

    6
    4
    1
    0
    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. With a backdrop used for TV and film set, this location makes a wonderful location for a break.
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    9.5 2 reviews
    9.5 2 reviews

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    Blairquhan Castle Estate - MacKenzie Cottage
    8
    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
    6
    3
    3
    Blairquhan Castle Estate - McDowall Cottage
    4
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    Blairquhan Castle Estate - Wauchope Cottage
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    Blairquhan Castle Estate - McIntyre Cottage
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  • Ayr, Ayrshire
    Ayr, Ayrshire×

    Churchill Tower

    Ayr, Ayrshire

    Ayr, Ayrshire

    6
    3
    2
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    Ref: UK5443
    Key Features:
    - Coastal Property - Wifi - Pub within 1 mile - Coast within 1 mile - Sea View
    This fourth floor apartment enjoys a seafront position in the centre of Ayr, just yards from the beach and close to amenities. This fourth floor apartment enjoys a seafront position in the centre of Ayr, just yards from the beach and close to amenities.
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    9.7 9 reviews
    9.7 9 reviews

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  • Mauchline, near Ayr, Ayrshire
    Mauchline, near Ayr, Ayrshire×

    Catrine Hoose - Woodland View

    Mauchline, near Ayr, Ayrshire

    Mauchline, near Ayr, Ayrshire

    7
    4
    3
    3
    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. 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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    9.4 9 reviews
    9.4 9 reviews

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  • Irvine, near Ayr, Ayrshire
    Irvine, near Ayr, Ayrshire×

    Harbour Street Penthouse

    Irvine, near Ayr, Ayrshire

    Irvine, near Ayr, Ayrshire

    8
    3
    2
    0
    Ref: UK5387
    Key Features:
    - Coastal Property - Wifi - Car parking on site - Pub within 1 mile - Coast within 1 mile - Sea View
    This penthouse apartment offers plenty of space for up to 8 guests and is located in a lovely harbourside setting in the Ayrshire town of Irvine. This penthouse apartment offers plenty of space for up to 8 guests and is located in a lovely harbourside setting in the Ayrshire town of Irvine.
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    10 1 reviews
    10 1 reviews

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  • Dunure, near Ayr, Ayrshire
    Dunure, near Ayr, Ayrshire×

    Island View

    Dunure, near Ayr, Ayrshire

    Dunure, near Ayr, Ayrshire

    8
    4
    4
    2
    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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    9.4 13 reviews
    9.4 13 reviews

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