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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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40 cottages are available
  • Dunure near Ayr, Ayrshire
    Dunure near Ayr, Ayrshire×

    The Beach House

    Dunure near Ayr, Ayrshire

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    Ref: CC539043
    Key Features:
    - Coastal Property - Wifi - Pub within 1 mile - Pets go free - Coast within 1 mile - Woodburning Stove
    This well-appointed holiday cottage sits only yards from the beach and harbour within the picturesque coastal village...
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  • Straiton, near Maybole, Ayrshire
    Straiton, near Maybole, Ayrshire×

    Blairquhan Castle Estate - McIntyre Cottage

    Straiton, near Maybole, Ayrshire

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    Ref: SSAP
    Key Features:
    - Wifi - Car parking on site - Enclosed Garden / Patio - Pub within 1 mile - Pets go free - Garden / Patio - Rural Location

    These historic cottages (refs SSAJ to SSAQ) are set within the stunning Blairquhan Castle Estate in a beautiful...

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

    Blairquhan Castle Estate - Gardens Cottage

    Straiton, near Maybole, Ayrshire

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    Ref: SSAM
    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

    These historic cottages (refs SSAJ to SSAQ) are set within the stunning Blairquhan Castle Estate in a beautiful...

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

    Blairquhan Castle Estate - McDowall Cottage

    Straiton, near Maybole, Ayrshire

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    Ref: SSAO
    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

    These historic cottages (refs SSAJ to SSAQ) are set within the stunning Blairquhan Castle Estate in a beautiful...

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  • Alloway, near Ayr, Ayrshire
    Alloway, near Ayr, Ayrshire×

    Auchendrane Stables - No 2 The Stables

    Alloway, near Ayr, Ayrshire

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    Ref: UKC844
    Key Features:
    - Coastal Property - Luxury Property - Wifi - Car parking on site - Pets go free - Garden / Patio - Woodburning Stove

    Situated on the owners’ beautiful small estate, with river and woodland walks direct from the door, these...

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  • Dalmellington, Ayrshire
    Dalmellington, Ayrshire×

    Forget Me Not

    Dalmellington, Ayrshire

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    Ref: SKKZ
    Key Features:
    - Car parking on site - Enclosed Garden / Patio - Detached Property - Garden / Patio - Rural Location - Open Fire

    Set amidst the hills of the Southern Uplands, these beautifully restored, detached holiday cottages set on the banks of...

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  • Troon, Ayrshire
    Troon, Ayrshire×

    Majestik House

    Troon, Ayrshire

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    Ref: CC539050
    Key Features:
    - Coastal Property - Luxury Property - Wifi - Pub within 1 mile - Pets go free - Coast within 1 mile - Garden / Patio - Sea View
    This luxury penthouse apartment has a spacious balcony overlooking the sea providing stunning views to the Isle of...
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  • Dalmellington, Ayr, Ayrshire
    Dalmellington, Ayr, Ayrshire×

    Find Me Out

    Dalmellington, Ayr, Ayrshire

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    Ref: SCCW
    Key Features:
    - Car parking on site - Enclosed Garden / Patio - Detached Property - Garden / Patio - Rural Location - Open Fire

    Set amidst the hills of the Southern Uplands, these beautifully restored, detached holiday cottages set on the banks of...

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  • Troon, Ayrshire
    Troon, Ayrshire×

    The Penthouse

    Troon, Ayrshire

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    Ref: 29450
    Key Features:
    - Coastal Property - Wifi - Car parking on site - Pub within 1 mile - Pets go free - Coast within 1 mile - Sea View

    This exclusive penthouse holiday apartment with roof terrace, has sea views from the living room and garden roof...

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  • Straiton, Ayrshire
    Straiton, Ayrshire×

    Holly Tree Cottage

    Straiton, Ayrshire

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    Ref: CC539020
    Key Features:
    - Wifi - Pub within 1 mile - Garden / Patio - Open Fire
    Holly Tree Cottage is a delightful, cosy cottage set in the very pretty conservation village of Straiton, voted one of...
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  • Prestwick, Ayrshire
    Prestwick, Ayrshire×

    Arran View

    Prestwick, Ayrshire

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    Ref: S4528
    Key Features:
    - Wifi - Car parking on site - Pub within 1 mile

    Overlooking the golf course and just a 50 yard stroll from the sandy beach, this first floor apartment enjoys stunning...

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  • Prestwick, Ayrshire
    Prestwick, Ayrshire×

    Boydfield Cottage

    Prestwick, Ayrshire

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    Ref: UK5296
    Key Features:
    - Coastal Property - Enclosed Garden / Patio - Pub within 1 mile - Pets go free - Coast within 1 mile - Garden / Patio
    This charming semi-detached cottage is located on a quiet road in the seaside town of Prestwick, on the Ayrshire coast...
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