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Ayrshire

Ayrshire in Scotland’s south west has miles of quiet coastline and is a region just waiting to be explored, rich in beauty and awash with cultural heritage.

Positioned between the rugged heights of the Galloway Hills in the south and the Firth of Clyde to the north, a holiday in this area provides a wealth of wonderful vistas and lots of fantastic activities and days out.

We have years of experience of offering holiday cottages in Ayrshire to our holidaymakers so why not let us suggest a few things to see and do.

Culzean Castle and Country Park is typical of Ayrshire’s undoubted charms. This huge castle is one of Scotland’s most beloved and once you visit you’ll see why. Set off the south Ayrshire coast it tells the tale of the Kennedys, one of Scotland’s most famous families, whose history can be traced back to Robert the Bruce. Culzean still contains the family’s trophies; the house and stunning grounds, stand as magnificent tributes to its heritage.

Robert Burns is probably Ayrshire’s most famous former resident and one of Scotland’s favourite sons. The Robert Burns Birthplace Museum in the village of Alloway is a fascinating tribute and a great visitor attraction in its own right. The nearby Burns Monument and Gardens prove an equally popular tribute and offer a fantastic opportunity to brush up on Scottish culture and history while admiring your idyllic surroundings.

Dean Castle and Country Park is undoubtedly one of the region’s best-kept secrets. Explore the castle’s fascinating history before taking a leisurely stroll in the grounds and enjoy a host of activities in the 200 acre park. You can even bring the dog!

Ayrshire’s varied landscape makes it perfect for a variety of different holidays. Pet owners and those looking for active breaks will find a wealth of activities in the rugged hills and lowlands. If you’d prefer a more relaxed pace, you’ll find a number of excellent golf courses that take advantage of the beautiful scenery.

The region’s colorful history and rich heritage makes it perfect for those looking for a more involving exploration of their holiday destination.

If you’re ready to begin your exploration take a look at our selection of holiday cottages in Ayrshire today.
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  • Straiton, near Maybole, Ayrshire
    Straiton, near Maybole, Ayrshire×

    Rosebud

    Straiton, near Maybole, Ayrshire

    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
    With a cosy open fire and wonderful surroundings, this period holiday cottage provides a romantic retreat or relaxing escape. With a cosy open fire and wonderful surroundings, this period holiday cottage provides a romantic retreat or relaxing escape.
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    8.9 20 reviews
    8.9 20 reviews

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

    Cart Shed

    Mauchline, near Ayr, Ayrshire

    Mauchline, near Ayr, Ayrshire

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    Ref: SSAW
    Key Features:
    - Coastal Property - Luxury Property - Wifi - Car parking on site - Pub within 1 mile - Pets go free - Detached Property - Garden / Patio - Ground Floor Facilities - Rural Location - Woodburning Stove
    Dating from the 18th century, this charming cottage has stunning original arched windows, and was originally the cart shed for the stables. Dating from the 18th century, this charming cottage has stunning original arched windows, and was originally the cart shed for the stables.
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    9.8 16 reviews
    9.8 16 reviews

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  • Culzean Castle, near Maybole, Ayrshire
    Culzean Castle, near Maybole, Ayrshire×

    Royal Artillery Cottage

    Culzean Castle, near Maybole, Ayrshire

    Culzean Castle, near Maybole, Ayrshire

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    Ref: 30442
    Key Features:
    - Coastal Property - Car parking on site - Coast within 1 mile - Sea View - Ground Floor Facilities
    Close to lovely coastal villages, this semi-detached holiday cottage is set in the grounds of Culzean Castle close to amenities. Close to lovely coastal villages, this semi-detached holiday cottage is set in the grounds of Culzean Castle close to amenities.
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  • Straiton, Ayrshire
    Straiton, Ayrshire×

    Holly Tree Cottage

    Straiton, Ayrshire

    Straiton, Ayrshire

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    Ref: CC539020
    Key Features:
    - Wifi - Pub within 1 mile - Garden / Patio - Open Fire
    Cosy cottage for 4 set in the pretty conservation village of Straiton within Southern Ayrshire. Cosy cottage for 4 set in the pretty conservation village of Straiton within Southern Ayrshire.
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    9.3 4 reviews
    9.3 4 reviews

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  • Torranyard, near Irvine, Ayrshire
    Torranyard, near Irvine, Ayrshire×

    Laigh Auchenharvie Cottage

    Torranyard, near Irvine, Ayrshire

    Torranyard, near Irvine, Ayrshire

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    Ref: UK5520
    Key Features:
    - Wifi - Car parking on site - Enclosed Garden / Patio - Pub within 1 mile - Pets go free - Garden / Patio - Ground Floor Facilities - Rural Location - Woodburning Stove
    This traditional cottage for 4 boasts stunning views, its own garden and private parking, and is just a short drive from Glasgow. This traditional cottage for 4 boasts stunning views, its own garden and private parking, and is just a short drive from Glasgow.
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    10 2 reviews
    10 2 reviews

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  • Girvan, Ayrshire
    Girvan, Ayrshire×

    The Coach House

    Girvan, Ayrshire

    Girvan, Ayrshire

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    Ref: SLLW
    Key Features:
    - Coastal Property - Wifi - Car parking on site - Enclosed Garden / Patio - Detached Property - Garden / Patio
    With over 500 acres of woodland and river walks, this former coach house lies close to a wonderful variety of attractions. With over 500 acres of woodland and river walks, this former coach house lies close to a wonderful variety of attractions.
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    9 14 reviews

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  • Kirklandholm near Ayr, Ayrshire
    Kirklandholm near Ayr, Ayrshire×

    Ash Cottage

    Kirklandholm near Ayr, Ayrshire

    Kirklandholm near Ayr, Ayrshire

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    Ref: CC539003
    Key Features:
    - Wifi - Garden / Patio
    Ash Cottage provides two double en-suite bedrooms and is situated on a working farm only five miles from Ayr and two miles from Prestwick. Ash Cottage provides two double en-suite bedrooms and is situated on a working farm only five miles from Ayr and two miles from Prestwick.
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    8 1 reviews

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    Acorn Cottage
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  • Barrhill, near Girvan, Ayrshire
    Barrhill, near Girvan, Ayrshire×

    The Lodge

    Barrhill, near Girvan, Ayrshire

    Barrhill, near Girvan, Ayrshire

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    Ref: 30552
    Key Features:
    - Wifi - Car parking on site - Enclosed Garden / Patio - Pub within 1 mile - Pets go free - Garden / Patio - Rural Location
    Ideally located to explore the coast and south west Scotland, close by to a charming village. Fishing just 100 yards away. Ideally located to explore the coast and south west Scotland, close by to a charming village. Fishing just 100 yards away.
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    7.3 11 reviews

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  • Ballantrae, Ayrshire
    Ballantrae, Ayrshire×

    Downanhill Farm - The Byre

    Ballantrae, Ayrshire

    Ballantrae, Ayrshire

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    Ref: 28178
    Key Features:
    - Coastal Property - Luxury Property - Wifi - Enclosed Garden / Patio - Pets go free - Coast within 1 mile - Detached Property - Garden / Patio - Sea View - Ground Floor Facilities - Rural Location
    Located close to the beach with spectatular views of the area, The Byre is the perfect getaway. Located close to the beach with spectatular views of the area, The Byre is the perfect getaway.
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    9.6 7 reviews
    9.6 7 reviews

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    Downanhill Farm - Downanhill Cottage
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  • Alloway, near Ayr, Ayrshire
    Alloway, near Ayr, Ayrshire×

    Auchendrane Stables - No 2 The Stables

    Alloway, near Ayr, Ayrshire

    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
    This beautifully presented former stables, is the perfect place to escape the hustle and bustle of everyday life. This beautifully presented former stables, is the perfect place to escape the hustle and bustle of everyday life.
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    9.9 16 reviews
    9.9 16 reviews

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    Auchendrane Stables - No 1 The Stables
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  • Dundonald near Troon, Ayrshire
    Dundonald near Troon, Ayrshire×

    Kirk View

    Dundonald near Troon, Ayrshire

    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
    A spacious property situated in a quiet village close to Troon. Ideal for exploring the coast around the Firth Of Clyde. A spacious property situated in a quiet village close to Troon. Ideal for exploring the coast around the Firth Of Clyde.
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    9.3 15 reviews
    9.3 15 reviews

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  • Barassie, near Troon, Ayrshire
    Barassie, near Troon, Ayrshire×

    Sea Breeze

    Barassie, near Troon, Ayrshire

    Barassie, near Troon, Ayrshire

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    Ref: UK5365
    Key Features:
    - Coastal Property - Wifi - Enclosed Garden / Patio - Pub within 1 mile - Pets go free - Coast within 1 mile - Garden / Patio
    Nestled just minutes away from the Ayrshire Coastal Path, this semi-detached property is an outdoor enthusiasts dream! Nestled just minutes away from the Ayrshire Coastal Path, this semi-detached property is an outdoor enthusiasts dream!
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    9.3 4 reviews
    9.3 4 reviews

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