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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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  • Mauchline, Ayrshire
    Mauchline, Ayrshire×

    Windmills End

    Mauchline, Ayrshire

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    Key Features:
    - Luxury Property - Wifi - Enclosed Garden / Patio - Pets go free - Garden / Patio - Ground Floor Facilities - Rural Location - Woodburning Stove
    A romantic retreat in a peaceful, rural location surrounded by 12 acres of natural, un-spoilt, woodland grounds, great for walks.
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    This spacious barn conversion is situated on a country road in the Ayrshire countryside, close to the villages of Coylton and Stair. Set within 12 acres of farm and woodland, with a short woodland walk direct from the door, this semi-detached cottage, next to the owners’ home, provides a tranquil holiday base from which to explore the beauty of Ayrshire and south west Scotland.
    Ayrshire offers unspoilt scenery and a varying coastline with the Ayrshire Coastal Path, 100 miles along...
  • Colmonell near Girvan, Ayrshire
    Colmonell near Girvan, Ayrshire×

    River View

    Colmonell near Girvan, Ayrshire

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    Ref: CC539047
    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...
  • Skelmorlie, near Largs, Ayrshire
    Skelmorlie, near Largs, Ayrshire×

    Manor Park - Glenlivet

    Skelmorlie, near Largs, Ayrshire

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

    Rowantree Cottage

    Colmonell, near Girvan, Ayrshire

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    Ref: UK5480
    Key Features:
    - Coastal Property - Pub within 1 mile
    A perfect semi-detached cottage for two, not far from Girvan and the Ayrshire coast, great for walking and bird watching.
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    This charming cottage is situated in the sleepy village of Colmonell between the River Stinchar and the sea, and is close to the village of Ballantrae. This cosy, semi-detached cottage provides a wonderful setting in the peaceful south Ayrshire countryside, and the village has stunning views over the Stinchar Valley. With river, hill and woodland walks direct from the door, the property is also situated close to the Ayrshire Coastal Path, 100 miles along one of the finest panoramic coastlines...
  • 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...

  • Fairlie, near Largs, Ayrshire
    Fairlie, near Largs, Ayrshire×

    Arran View

    Fairlie, near Largs, Ayrshire

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    Ref: CC539029
    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...
  • 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
    Set in the heart of Burns Country and close to the fabulous Ayreshire coastline, Doon Cottage makes a cosy base for your break away in Ayrshire.
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    Doon Cottage is situated in an elevated position with views over open countryside. It is a semi-detached courtyard cottage, adjacent to the owner’s home, and located on the outskirts of the village of Dalrymple, in the Doon Valley. 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 Burns Cottage, the Burns Memorial Museum and the Brig o’Doon - the bridge from the famous...
    Holmestead Farm Cottages - Old Byre Cottage
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  • Skelmorlie, by Largs, Ayrshire
    Skelmorlie, by Largs, Ayrshire×

    Manor Park - Ardbeg

    Skelmorlie, by Largs, Ayrshire

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    Ref: SP18
    Key Features:
    - Coastal Property - Car parking on site - Pub within 1 mile - Coast within 1 mile - Garden / Patio - Ground Floor Facilities - Rural Location
    An ideal year round location with stunning surroundings. Glasgow, Loch Lomond and Burns country can be reached within the hour. An ideal year round location with stunning surroundings. Glasgow, Loch Lomond and Burns country can be reached within the hour.
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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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  • 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
    Nestled in Burns’ Country, close to Dalduff Farm, one of the top wedding venues in Scotland.
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    Set in the beautiful conservation village of Crosshill, at the edge of the Galloway Forest Dark Sky Park, this traditional cottage is an ideal base for exploring all that Ayrshire and south west Scotland has to offer.
    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 that are available, including Burns Cottage, the Burns Memorial Museum and the Brig o’Doon, the bridge from the famous...
  • 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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  • Largs, Ayrshire
    Largs, Ayrshire×

    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...
  • 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
    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...
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