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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.

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  • Dalrymple, near Ayr, Ayrshire
    Dalrymple, near Ayr, Ayrshire×

    Holmestead Farm Cottages - Doon Cottage

    Dalrymple, near Ayr, Ayrshire

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    Ref: UK5369
    Key Features:
    - Coastal Property - Wifi - Car parking on site - Enclosed Garden / Patio - Pub within 1 mile - Pets go free - Garden / Patio - Rural Location
    Doon Cottage is situated in an elevated position with views over open countryside. It is a semi-detached courtyard...
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  • Dalrymple, near Ayr, Ayrshire
    Dalrymple, near Ayr, Ayrshire×

    Holmestead Farm Cottages - Old Byre Cottage

    Dalrymple, near Ayr, Ayrshire

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    Ref: UK5368
    Key Features:
    - Coastal Property - Wifi - Car parking on site - Enclosed Garden / Patio - Pub within 1 mile - Pets go free - Garden / Patio - Rural Location - Woodburning Stove
    Situated in an elevated position with views over open countryside, Old Byre Cottage is a beautifully presented...
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  • Kirklandholm near Ayr, Ayrshire
    Kirklandholm near Ayr, Ayrshire×

    Acorn Cottage

    Kirklandholm near Ayr, Ayrshire

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    Ref: CC539004
    Key Features:
    - Wifi - Garden / Patio
    On a hillside overlooking the town of Ayr which is set amidst rolling farmland of owner’s working farm, with...
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  • Mauchline, Ayrshire
    Mauchline, Ayrshire×

    Windmills End

    Mauchline, Ayrshire

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    Ref: CC539044
    Key Features:
    - Luxury Property - Wifi - Enclosed Garden / Patio - Pets go free - Garden / Patio - Ground Floor Facilities - Rural Location - Woodburning Stove
    This spacious barn conversion is situated on a country road in the Ayrshire countryside, close to the villages of Coylton...
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  • Failford, near Ayr, Ayrshire
    Failford, near Ayr, Ayrshire×

    Woodbine Cottage

    Failford, near Ayr, Ayrshire

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    Ref: 28782
    Key Features:
    - Wifi - Car parking on site - Enclosed Garden / Patio - Pets go free - Detached Property - Garden / Patio - Ground Floor Facilities - Woodburning Stove

    This detached, single-storey holiday cottage is situated in a quiet lane in the charming village of Failford and is...

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  • Kirkmichael, by Maybole, Ayrshire
    Kirkmichael, by Maybole, Ayrshire×

    Crawfordston Cottage

    Kirkmichael, by Maybole, Ayrshire

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    Ref: CC539027
    Key Features:
    - Wifi - Enclosed Garden / Patio - Garden / Patio
    This spacious , traditional cottage is set in a tranquil, idyllic rural location with open countryside all around and yet...
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  • Crosshill, near Maybole, Ayrshire
    Crosshill, near Maybole, Ayrshire×

    Lilac Bank Cottage

    Crosshill, near Maybole, Ayrshire

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    Ref: UK5209
    Key Features:
    - Wifi - Garden / Patio - Rural Location - Woodburning Stove
    Set in the beautiful conservation village of Crosshill, at the edge of the Galloway Forest Dark Sky Park, this...
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  • Sorn, near Ayr, Ayrshire
    Sorn, near Ayr, Ayrshire×

    Gilmilnscroft Gatehouse

    Sorn, near Ayr, Ayrshire

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    Ref: UK5164
    Key Features:
    - Car parking on site - Pub within 1 mile - Garden / Patio - Rural Location - Open Fire
    This charming detached gatehouse is situated quietly within the beautiful grounds of the Gilmilnscroft Estate, with...
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  • Straiton, near Maybole, Ayrshire
    Straiton, near Maybole, Ayrshire×

    Rosebud

    Straiton, near Maybole, Ayrshire

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    Ref: 30514
    Key Features:
    - Wifi - Enclosed Garden / Patio - Pub within 1 mile - Pets go free - Detached Property - Garden / Patio - Ground Floor Facilities - Rural Location - Open Fire

    Set in the beautiful conservation village of Straiton, on the River Girvan, at the edge of the Galloway Forest Dark...

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  • near Irvine, Ayrshire, Ayrshire
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    Annick Lodge Mains

    near Irvine, Ayrshire, Ayrshire

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    Ref: CC539019
    Key Features:
    - Wifi - Pub within 1 mile - Pets go free - Garden / Patio - Open Fire
    This lovely, little courtyard cottage dates back to the 16th century and was formerly a farm steading before being used...
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  • Troon, Ayrshire
    Troon, Ayrshire×

    West Portland

    Troon, Ayrshire

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    Ref: 30763
    Key Features:
    - Coastal Property - Wifi - Car parking on site - Pub within 1 mile - Coast within 1 mile - Ground Floor Facilities

    This spacious ground floor holiday apartment is conveniently located just yards from the promenade and a sandy beach,...

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  • Dundonald near Troon, Ayrshire
    Dundonald near Troon, Ayrshire×

    Kirk View

    Dundonald near Troon, Ayrshire

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    Ref: CC537220
    Key Features:
    - Wifi - Enclosed Garden / Patio - Pub within 1 mile - Pets go free - Garden / Patio
    This spacious cottage is situated in the quiet village of Dundonald with a shop, pub and several eating establishments....
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