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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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  • Barr, near Girvan, Ayrshire
    Barr, near Girvan, Ayrshire×

    North Balloch Farmhouse

    Barr, near Girvan, Ayrshire

    Barr, near Girvan, Ayrshire

    8
    4
    2
    2
    Ref: UK5237
    Key Features:
    - Wifi - Car parking on site - Enclosed Garden / Patio - Pets go free - Detached Property - Garden / Patio - Rural Location - Woodburning Stove - Open Fire
    Discover some of Ayrshire’s most scenic countryside from this spacious detached farmhouse, which boasts 4 bedrooms and its own private enclosed garden.
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    9.1 7 reviews

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

    Harbour Street Penthouse

    Irvine, near Ayr, Ayrshire

    Irvine, near Ayr, Ayrshire

    8
    3
    2
    0
    Ref: UK5387
    Key Features:
    - Coastal Property - Wifi - Car parking on site - Pub within 1 mile - Coast within 1 mile - Sea View
    This penthouse apartment offers plenty of space for up to 8 guests and is located in a lovely harbourside setting in the Ayrshire town of Irvine. This penthouse apartment offers plenty of space for up to 8 guests and is located in a lovely harbourside setting in the Ayrshire town of Irvine.
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    10 1 reviews

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  • Skelmorlie, near Largs, Ayrshire
    Skelmorlie, near Largs, Ayrshire×

    Prospecthill

    Skelmorlie, near Largs, Ayrshire

    Skelmorlie, near Largs, Ayrshire

    8
    4
    2
    0
    Ref: 26865
    Key Features:
    - Coastal Property - Wifi - Car parking on site - Pub within 1 mile - Coast within 1 mile - Garden / Patio - Sea View - Ground Floor Facilities - Rural Location - Woodburning Stove - Open Fire
    Boasting a cosy wood burner, this Victorian holiday villa is situated close to sandy beaches and visitor attractions. Boasting a cosy wood burner, this Victorian holiday villa is situated close to sandy beaches and visitor attractions.
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    9.5 8 reviews

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  • Maidens, Ayrshire
    Maidens, Ayrshire×

    Harbour View

    Maidens, Ayrshire

    Maidens, Ayrshire

    8
    4
    2
    1
    Ref: SFFV
    Key Features:
    - Coastal Property - Luxury Property - Car parking on site - Coast within 1 mile - Detached Property - Garden / Patio
    This modern villa enjoys a beachside location, wonderful views, and a large garden with barbecue, ideal for families and friends. This modern villa enjoys a beachside location, wonderful views, and a large garden with barbecue, ideal for families and friends.
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    8.5 14 reviews

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

    Blairquhan Castle Estate - MacKenzie Cottage

    Straiton, near Maybole, Ayrshire

    Straiton, near Maybole, Ayrshire

    8
    4
    2
    0
    Ref: SSAJ
    Key Features:
    - Luxury Property - Wifi - Car parking on site - Enclosed Garden / Patio - Pub within 1 mile - Garden / Patio - Ground Floor Facilities - Rural Location
    Set in beautifully landscaped castle grounds, this cottage makes a really uplifting getaway for a family holiday. Set in beautifully landscaped castle grounds, this cottage makes a really uplifting getaway for a family holiday.
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    9 6 reviews

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    Blairquhan Castle Estate - Cunninghame Cottage
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    4
    4
    Blairquhan Castle Estate - Farrer Cottage
    6
    3
    3
    Blairquhan Castle Estate - Gardens Cottage
    4
    2
    2
    Blairquhan Castle Estate - Kennedy Cottage
    6
    3
    3
    Blairquhan Castle Estate - McDowall Cottage
    4
    2
    2
    Blairquhan Castle Estate - Wauchope Cottage
    8
    4
    4
    Blairquhan Castle Estate - McIntyre Cottage
    4
    2
    2
  • Largs, Ayrshire
    Largs, Ayrshire×

    Knock Old Castle

    Largs, Ayrshire

    Largs, Ayrshire

    8
    4
    3
    2
    Ref: UKC868
    Key Features:
    - Coastal Property - Luxury Property - Wifi - Car parking on site - Pets go free - Coast within 1 mile - Detached Property - Garden / Patio - Sea View - Woodburning Stove
    This 14th-century castle is the perfect retreat for a luxurious gathering with family, where you can relax with your feet up around the wood burner. This 14th-century castle is the perfect retreat for a luxurious gathering with family, where you can relax with your feet up around the wood burner.
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    9.3 16 reviews

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

    Blairquhan Castle Estate - Wauchope Cottage

    Straiton, near Maybole, Ayrshire

    Straiton, near Maybole, Ayrshire

    8
    4
    2
    2
    Ref: SSAQ
    Key Features:
    - Wifi - Car parking on site - Enclosed Garden / Patio - Pub within 1 mile - Garden / Patio - Rural Location
    Set in a beautiful valley and within castle grounds, there can be few places holidaymakers would rather be! Set in a beautiful valley and within castle grounds, there can be few places holidaymakers would rather be!
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    7 2 reviews

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    Blairquhan Castle Estate - MacKenzie Cottage
    8
    4
    4
    Blairquhan Castle Estate - Cunninghame Cottage
    6
    4
    4
    Blairquhan Castle Estate - Farrer Cottage
    6
    3
    3
    Blairquhan Castle Estate - Gardens Cottage
    4
    2
    2
    Blairquhan Castle Estate - Kennedy Cottage
    6
    3
    3
    Blairquhan Castle Estate - McDowall Cottage
    4
    2
    2
    Blairquhan Castle Estate - McIntyre Cottage
    4
    2
    2
  • Kirklandholm near Ayr, Ayrshire
    Kirklandholm near Ayr, Ayrshire×

    Chestnut Cottage

    Kirklandholm near Ayr, Ayrshire

    Kirklandholm near Ayr, Ayrshire

    8
    4
    4
    0
    Ref: CC539042
    Key Features:
    - Coastal Property - Wifi - Pub within 1 mile - Garden / Patio - Rural Location
    Explore the beauty of the Ayrshire countryside from this spacious cottage which lies close to the coastal path with panoramic views.
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    9.8 4 reviews

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

    Pant Farmhouse

    Mauchline, near Ayr, Ayrshire

    Mauchline, near Ayr, Ayrshire

    8
    4
    4
    2
    Ref: UKC2005
    Key Features:
    - Hot Tub - Luxury Property - Car parking on site - Enclosed Garden / Patio - Pets go free - Detached Property - Garden / Patio - Rural Location - Woodburning Stove
    A beautiful cottage for families or a group of friends wishing to explore the Ayrshire coast and Burns Country. A beautiful cottage for families or a group of friends wishing to explore the Ayrshire coast and Burns Country.
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    10 2 reviews

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  • Maidens, near Turnberry, Ayrshire
    Maidens, near Turnberry, Ayrshire×

    Seaview

    Maidens, near Turnberry, Ayrshire

    Maidens, near Turnberry, Ayrshire

    8
    4
    2
    0
    Ref: 30107
    Key Features:
    - Coastal Property - Wifi - Car parking on site - Enclosed Garden / Patio - Coast within 1 mile - Garden / Patio - Sea View
    This holiday property is ideal for a family or group to enjoy a seaside holiday in south west Ayrshire. This holiday property is ideal for a family or group to enjoy a seaside holiday in south west Ayrshire.
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    10 2 reviews

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  • Dunure, near Ayr, Ayrshire
    Dunure, near Ayr, Ayrshire×

    Island View

    Dunure, near Ayr, Ayrshire

    Dunure, near Ayr, Ayrshire

    8
    4
    4
    2
    Ref: S4602
    Key Features:
    - Hot Tub - Wifi - Car parking on site - Enclosed Garden / Patio - Ground Floor Facilities
    Spacious property with home cinema/entertainment room, and hot tub enclosed in glass walls and roof with sound system. Spacious property with home cinema/entertainment room, and hot tub enclosed in glass walls and roof with sound system.
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    9.4 9 reviews

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  • Skares, near Cumnock, Ayrshire
    Skares, near Cumnock, Ayrshire×

    Redwood House

    Skares, near Cumnock, Ayrshire

    Skares, near Cumnock, Ayrshire

    10
    5
    4
    0
    Ref: SYYK
    Key Features:
    - Luxury Property - Car parking on site - Detached Property - Garden / Patio - Rural Location
    This property is located 1½ hours away from Edinburgh - an ideal location for experiencing the Edinburgh Festival. This property is located 1½ hours away from Edinburgh - an ideal location for experiencing the Edinburgh Festival.
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    0 0 reviews

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