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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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  • Crosshill, near Maybole, Ayrshire
    Crosshill, near Maybole, Ayrshire×

    Lilac Bank Cottage

    Crosshill, near Maybole, Ayrshire

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    - 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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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  • 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
    Traditional cottage for couples set in a tranquil rural location only a short drive from Ayr
     
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    This spacious , traditional cottage is set in a tranquil, idyllic rural location with open countryside all around and yet the coastal town of Ayr is only a short drive. It is an ideal base to explore this beautiful area rich in places to visit and things to do. Nearby is Culzean Castle and Country Park, designated by architect Robert Adam and is one of his finest buildings. It sits dramatically on the cliff top looking across to Arran and Ailsa Craig. Inland is Dumfries House with its...
  • 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...
  • Colmonell, near Girvan, Ayrshire
    Colmonell, near Girvan, Ayrshire×
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    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...
  • 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 - Ground Floor Facilities - Rural Location - Open Fire
    This detached gatehouse is located in beautiful grounds, close to the quiet village of Sorn, with its ancient castle and estate.
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    This charming detached gatehouse is situated quietly within the beautiful grounds of the Gilmilnscroft Estate, with formal gardens, enchanted woods rich in flora and fauna with lovely walks, and fields with its own resident sheep. Located close to the quiet village of Sorn with easy access to the River Ayr Way, with over 40 miles of walks through one of the most interesting valleys in southern Scotland with a wide range of habitats and wildlife. Dumfries House, made famous by...
  • Prestwick, Ayrshire
    Prestwick, Ayrshire×
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    Fairways Cottages - Afton

    Fairways Cottages - Afton

    Prestwick, Ayrshire

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    Ref: UK5518
    Key Features:
    - Coastal Property - Wifi - Car parking on site - Pub within 1 mile - Pets go free - Coast within 1 mile - Garden / Patio - Ground Floor Facilities
    Enjoy stunning sea views from this seafront location, with the Ayrshire Coastal path accessible from the doorstep.
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    This group of three semi-detached cottages, close to the owner’s home, is located on a quiet road in the seaside town of Prestwick on the Ayrshire coast, and situated only 200 yards from the sandy beach with stunning views over the sea to the Isle of Arran and Ailsa Craig. Prestwick has many independent shops and a good selection of pubs and restaurants, as well as a direct train link to the cosmopolitan city of Glasgow. Close by are the seaside towns of Ayr and Troon.
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    Fairways Cottages - Kyle
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    Fairways Cottages - Doon
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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
    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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    Set in the beautiful conservation village of Straiton, on the River Girvan, at the edge of the Galloway Forest Dark Sky Park, this traditional end-terraced holiday cottage is an ideal base for exploring all that Ayrshire and south west Scotland have to offer. Great walking, cycling and fishing are available on the doorstep. Sandy beaches, famous golf courses, National Trust properties, one of which is Culzean Castle, and Robert Burns Birthplace Museum are all within half an hour. The...

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

    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
    Once the gardeners cottage to the main estate house this enchanting spot is idyllic for exploring Ayrshire.
     
     
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    This lovely, little courtyard cottage dates back to the 16th century and was formerly a farm steading before being used as the gardener’s cottage to the main estate house. The cottage sits in an oasis of calm within an enchanting spot and exudes that cosy, relaxing atmosphere that makes guests feel immediately at ease and in the holiday mood. The twin bedroom is both large and well presented and the light filled lounge the ideal spot for both daytime and evening relaxation. The cottage...
  • Skelmorlie, by Largs, Ayrshire
    Skelmorlie, by Largs, Ayrshire×

    Manor Park - Glenfiddich

    Skelmorlie, by Largs, Ayrshire

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    Ref: B4839
    Key Features:
    - Coastal Property - Car parking on site - Pub within 1 mile - Coast within 1 mile - Garden / Patio - Ground Floor Facilities - Rural Location
    Perfect for a summer break or relaxing winter escape, plenty to do within the area, well-placed for exploring west Scotland. Perfect for a summer break or relaxing winter escape, plenty to do within the area, well-placed for exploring west Scotland.
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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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