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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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  • Colmonell near Girvan, Ayrshire
    Colmonell near Girvan, Ayrshire×

    River View

    Colmonell near Girvan, Ayrshire

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    Key Features:
    - Coastal Property - Wifi - Pub within 1 mile - Pets go free - Coast within 1 mile
    This romantic retreat enjoys some great views of the River Stinchar, Craignell Castle and the surrounding hills.
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    River View is beautifully placed to enjoy this wonderful scenic area. Converted in 1998 from the former village shop, it offers high quality semi-detached holiday accommodation, all on one level. There is a wonderful view across the valley of the River Stinchar, with the picturesque ruins of Craignell Castle and the surrounding hills. The Ayrshire and Galloway coasts are very accessible with the most magical seascapes looking towards Arran and Ailsa Craig. There are beautiful beaches to...
  • 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
    Situated in a charming village close to a pub, this detached single-storey cottage enjoys a cosy woodburner. Situated in a charming village close to a pub, this detached single-storey cottage enjoys a cosy woodburner.
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    This detached, single-storey holiday cottage is situated in a quiet lane in the charming village of Failford and is only a couple of minutes walk away from the River Ayr and the Wildlife Trust Gorge Walk. It provides a tranquil holiday base from which to explore the beauty of Ayrshire and south west Scotland. Visit the Ayrshire Coastal Path, 100 miles along one of the finest panoramic coastlines in the British Isles. Inland, there are gardens and castles to visit, riding, racing and a...

  • Largs, Ayrshire
    Largs, Ayrshire×
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    Kelburn Court

    Kelburn Court

    Largs, Ayrshire

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    Ref: UK5337
    Key Features:
    - Coastal Property - Wifi - Coast within 1 mile - Ground Floor Facilities
    This apartment is located in the popular coastal town of Largs on the West Coast of Scotland. Excellent ferry connections to the islands of Cumbrae, Arran and the Isle of Bute.
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    This cosy ground floor apartment is situated in the bustling seaside town of Largs which boasts shops, restaurants and a promenade. It is ideally located for those wishing to explore the islands of Cumbrae, Arran and the Isle of Bute. Ferries also run to Dunoon and the Cowal Peninsula, giving access to the Loch Lomond and The Trossachs National Park. Ayrshire offers a varied coastline with villages, beaches and rocky coves to explore, and is great for cyclists and walkers with...
  • Fairlie, near Largs, Ayrshire
    Fairlie, near Largs, Ayrshire×

    Arran View

    Fairlie, near Largs, Ayrshire

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    Key Features:
    - Coastal Property - Wifi - Pub within 1 mile - Pets go free - Coast within 1 mile - Garden / Patio - Sea View
    Cosy, compact modern single storey accommodation giving easy access to explore the Ayrshire Coast and the Isle of Arran. 
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    Arran View is a contemporary, stylish apartment, which is part of a detached large contemporary house sitting in its own quiet rural grounds. However, Arran View is quite separate and benefits from its own private main door and off street parking. Arran View offers wonderful views of the Isle of Arran and surrounding islands, and Fairlie Bay with its many berthed yachts. Whether you are here to relax amidst stunning scenery, to sample the best of Ayrshire’s fine dining, or here to...
  • Kirklandholm near Ayr, Ayrshire
    Kirklandholm near Ayr, Ayrshire×

    Acorn Cottage

    Kirklandholm near Ayr, Ayrshire

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    Key Features:
    - Wifi - Garden / Patio
    Acorn Cottage is in a quiet location within the working farm of Kirklandholm, on a hillside only five miles from Ayr and two miles from Prestwick.
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    On a hillside overlooking the town of Ayr which is set amidst rolling farmland of owner’s working farm, with stunning views across to the Carrick Hills, Ayr town and the Isle of Arran, sits Acorn Cottage, a conversion, which has been beautifully decorated and furnished to offer comfortable and cosy accommodation on two levels. The double bedroom with en-suite bathroom is reached by a staircase from the downstairs lounge and kitchen and the shared garden offers fantastic views of...
  • Lendalfoot, Girvan, Ayrshire
    Lendalfoot, Girvan, Ayrshire×

    Braemar

    Lendalfoot, Girvan, Ayrshire

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    Ref: W42135
    Key Features:
    - Coastal Property - Car parking on site - Pets go free - Coast within 1 mile - Detached Property - Garden / Patio - Woodburning Stove
    Ideally situated to explore the scenic countryside, this charming coastal detached bungalow is an ideal year round location. Ideally situated to explore the scenic countryside, this charming coastal detached bungalow is an ideal year round location.
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    Close to the sea

    This charming wooden detached bungalow is situated in the small hamlet of Lendalfoot, 6 miles from the seaside town of Girvan with harbour, shops, pubs and restaurants, and boasts stunning views over the sea to Ailsa Craig. Towering over the Carleton cottages are Carleton and Balsalloch Hills, rising steeply from the shore, both are crowned with ancient forts. To the south of the village is an excellent off road picnic area, with sandy beach and excellent views up...

  • Colmonell, near Girvan, Ayrshire
    Colmonell, near Girvan, Ayrshire×
    Newly Listed
    Hillview

    Hillview

    Colmonell, near Girvan, Ayrshire

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    Ref: UK5349
    Key Features:
    - Coastal Property - Wifi - Car parking on site - Pets go free - Detached Property - Garden / Patio - Ground Floor Facilities
    A perfect bolt-hole for two situated within the unspoilt scenery of Ayrshire, a great base to explore coast, city and islands.
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    This cosy cottage boasts views over the Stinchar River, Craignell Castle and the surrounding hills, and is an ideal location from which to explore the beauty of the surrounding area. Ayrshire offers unspoilt scenery and a varying coastline, with villages, sandy beaches and rocky coves to explore, while inland, there are gardens and castles to visit, as well as riding, racing and a choice of golf courses. Culzean Castle, a National Trust property, is spectacular and is Ayrshire’s...
  • Dalrymple, near Ayr, Ayrshire
    Dalrymple, near Ayr, Ayrshire×
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    Holmestead Farm Cottages - Old Byre Cottage

    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
    On the outskirts of Dalrymple and only a few miles from Ayr with the coast an easy drive away.
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    Situated in an elevated position with views over open countryside, Old Byre Cottage is a beautifully presented semi-detached courtyard cottage, adjacent to the owner’s home, and located on the outskirts of the village of Dalrymple, in the Doon Valley. With a cosy wood burner it is perfect for a break any time of the year. 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...
    Holmestead Farm Cottages - Doon Cottage
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  • Skelmorlie, near Largs, Ayrshire
    Skelmorlie, near Largs, Ayrshire×

    Manor Park - Macallan

    Skelmorlie, near Largs, Ayrshire

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    Ref: 60820
    Key Features:
    - Coastal Property - Car parking on site - Pub within 1 mile - Coast within 1 mile - Garden / Patio - Ground Floor Facilities - Rural Location
    Plenty of outdoor activities to enjoy and surrounded by woodland, an ideal location for those summer getaways or winter escapes. Plenty of outdoor activities to enjoy and surrounded by woodland, an ideal location for those summer getaways or winter escapes.
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    Charming stable block apartments, close to Victorian manor house

    Set in 15-acres beautiful grounds with lawned areas

    Set close to Largs on the Firth of Clyde, these charming holiday apartments have been carefully converted from the stable block of a delightful Victorian manor house, which is located some 200 yards away along a tree-lined drive. Offering every modern comfort and convenience, enjoy the relaxing ambience of the scenic setting. You can relax amid 15 acres...

    Manor Park - Glenlivet
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    Manor Park - Strathspey
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  • Skelmorlie, near Largs, Ayrshire
    Skelmorlie, near Largs, Ayrshire×

    Manor Park - Glenlivet

    Skelmorlie, near Largs, Ayrshire

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    Ref: 11715
    Key Features:
    - Coastal Property - Car parking on site - Pub within 1 mile - Coast within 1 mile - Garden / Patio - Ground Floor Facilities - Rural Location
    This charming holiday apartment enjoys a relaxing ambience in 15 acres of landscaped grounds and surrounded by woodland. This charming holiday apartment enjoys a relaxing ambience in 15 acres of landscaped grounds and surrounded by woodland.
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    Charming stable block apartments, close to Victorian manor house

    Set in 15-acres beautiful grounds with lawned areas

    Set close to Largs on the Firth of Clyde, these charming holiday apartments have been carefully converted from the stable block of a delightful Victorian manor house, which is located some 200 yards away along a tree-lined drive. Offering every modern comfort and convenience, enjoy the relaxing ambience of the scenic setting. You can relax amid 15 acres...

    Manor Park - Strathspey
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  • Largs, Ayrshire
    Largs, Ayrshire×
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    Sandy Bay

    Sandy Bay

    Largs, Ayrshire

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    Ref: UK5295
    Key Features:
    - Coastal Property - Wifi - Pub within 1 mile - Pets go free - Coast within 1 mile - Ground Floor Facilities
    A ground floor apartment located just yards from the seafront and within walking distance of Largs town centre with its charming promenade, ferry trips and leisure facilities.
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    This cosy apartment is situated in the bustling seaside town of Largs with shops, restaurants and promenade on your doorstep. It is ideal for exploring the islands of Cumbrae, Arran and the Isle of Bute. Ferries also run to Dunoon and the Cowal Peninsula, giving access to Loch Lomond and The Trossachs National Park. Ayrshire offers a varied coastline with villages, beaches and rocky coves to explore, and is an ideal location for cyclists and walkers with Skelmorlie heralding the start of...
  • Maidens, Ayrshire
    Maidens, Ayrshire×

    Learig Cottage

    Maidens, Ayrshire

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    Ref: S4579
    Key Features:
    - Coastal Property - Wifi - Car parking on site - Enclosed Garden / Patio - Pub within 1 mile - Coast within 1 mile - Detached Property - Sea View - Rural Location - Woodburning Stove
    Fisherman’s bothy with private decked area, close to coastline and harbour, Burns National Heritage Centre easily reached. Fisherman’s bothy with private decked area, close to coastline and harbour, Burns National Heritage Centre easily reached.
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    The delightful harbour village of Maidens, situated on the largely unexplored coastline of south western Scotland and just 1.5 miles from magnificent golf at Turnberry, is the enviable location for this lovingly restored fisherman’s bothy. This studio-style accommodation boasts its own private decked sitting-out area and is surrounded by the owners’ pretty garden, complete with pond, whilst the harbour, village green and coastline abundant with birdlife are almost on the...

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