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  • Home Farm - Stables Cottage

    Glendaruel

    Grade
    3
    2
    1
    1
    Ref: SXXH

    "Surrounded by 150 acres of glorious wooded grounds, abundant in wildlife. . ."

    Amidst a glorious landscape of unspoilt wooded glens, fragmented coastline, stunning sea lochs and breathtaking bays, the delightful cottages at Home Farm nestle in the peaceful wooded valley of the River Ruel. The steading and cottages, formerly the home farm to the estate, have been lovingly restored and are very comfortably furnished in contemporary Scottish style.
    Their spacious courtyard setting affords each of them a sense of privacy and they all boast access to 150 acres of wooded grounds, abundant in bird and wildlife, with free trout and salmon fishing on the Ruel - the fishing hut provides an ideal picnic spot. One of the most admired views in Scotland, The Kyles of Bute, awaits discovery just 6 miles away, as do the tranquil village of Tighnabruaich’s lovely natural bays, sandy beach, shops, restaurants and 9 hole golf course. Colintraive (9 miles) offers a pub serving good food and there is a summer shop (limited opening hours) adjacent to Home Farm. Beach 5 miles. Shop 13 miles, pub and restaurant 7 miles.

    Open-plan living/dining room with wood-burning stove and kitchen area with wooden floor. Double bedroom with 5ft bed and additional pull-out single bed (for +1). Single bedroom. Bathroom with over-bath shower and toilet.

    • Wood-burning stove - fuel included
    • Washer/dryer
    • Access to freezer
    • Parking (for 1 car)
    • Ground floor facilities

    • Electricity, full ‘Econ 7’ NSH (except SXXL, SXXM and SXXN), bed linen and towels included
    • Travel cot and high chair on request
    • Satellite TV (basic package)
    • DVD
    • Radio/CD
    • Microwave
    • Sitting-out area with patio and furniture
    • Shared courtyard
    • Shared 150-acre grounds and woodland
    • Barbecue
    • Trout fly fishing foc (1st May - 30th September) with fishing hut and picnic area
    • Shared games room with snooker table, table tennis, table football, telephone (honesty box) and wi-fi
    • Natural water supply from spring
    • Cycle store
    • Welcome pack
    • No smoking
    • NB: Unfenced burn, waterfall and drops in shared grounds

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  • Ness Castle Estate - Red Squirrel Lodge

    Inverness

    Grade
    4
    2
    1
    2
    Ref: SYYB

    "River views and a wealth of glorious countryside combine to make this a wonderful setting for lovers of the great outdoors..."

    Perfect for a relaxing break, Ness Castle Estate lies in the heart of magnificent game fishing and golfing country, and with lovely walking on the doorstep, it is an ideal location for nature lovers and sporting enthusiasts alike. River Lodge (ref SYYA) is a magnificent, detached, ‘Colorado’-style lodge providing complete relaxation and seclusion for larger parties. For smaller parties, Weir Cottage (ref SXXS) and Red Squirrel Lodge (ref SYYB) are single storey and adjoin one another, whilst spacious Ghillie’s Lodge (ref SYYC) and Benula Lodge (ref SYYM) stand detached. All have river views and are just minutes away from the city of Inverness.
    Your Ness Castle Lodges experience can be augmented with personalised beauty treatments with their specially appointed therapist. Take time out to enjoy a full day of pampering, or book a morning session to set you up for the day. From facials and Swedish massage to relaxation techniques, eyelash tinting and more treatments like Hopi Ear Candles, a spa session - or two! More information on what’s on offer is available on arrival.
    Culloden Battlefield, Cawdor Castle, Loch Ness cruises and dolphin spotting on the Moray Firth are among the myriad of delights within easy reach. For those wishing to explore a little further afield the magical Isle of Skye, visiting the beautiful, romantic Eilean Donan Castle on the way, or a leisurely boat trip to the Orkney Isles which offer beautiful, rugged scenery with an abundance of wildlife and many archaeological sites make great days out. Whisky lovers can visit one of the many distilleries on the famous Strathspey Whisky Trail, sampling some of the finest whiskies in Scotland. At nearby Inverness, visitors will find a wealth of historic and cultural attractions as well as good shopping, bars and restaurants. Salmon fishing, by arrangement is 1 mile. By arrangement, guests also have the use of the shared steam room and small gym, both located at The Bothy. For those wishing to explore a little further, day trips to the Orkney Isles, Isle of Skye and Glencoe are possible. Shop 1 mile, pub 2½ miles.

    Spacious, open-plan living/dining room with wood-burning stove, French doors to balcony, and kitchen area. Double bedroom with 6ft zip & link bed (can be twin) and en-suite shower room with toilet. Double bedroom with 5ft bed and en-suite bathroom with over-bath shower and toilet (access also from hall).

    • Wood-burning stove - fuel included
    • Full oil central heating included
    • Freeview TV
    • Radio/CD/iPod dock
    • Washer/dryer
    • Dishwasher
    • Access to freezer
    • Small paved area to side and rear
    • Decked balcony
    • Parking (for 2 cars)
    • Cycle store by arrangement
    • NB: 7 steps in paved area

    • Electricity, bed linen and towels included
    • Travel cot and high chair on request
    • DVD
    • Microwave
    • Wi-fi
    • Garden furniture
    • Shared 30-acre landscaped and woodland grounds with furniture
    • Barbecue
    • Shared steam room and small gym by arrangement
    • Welcome pack
    • No smoking
    • NB: Unfenced river in grounds, 100 yards

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  • Number One

    Cellardyke, near Anstruther

    Grade
    4
    2
    1
    1
    Ref: UKC801


    In the pretty, seaside, conservation village of Cellardyke, Number One was originally a fisherman’s cottage. This ground floor cottage apartment is within walking distance of sandy beaches and both Cellardyke and Anstruther harbours. Explore the historic lanes and wynds, watch the boats coming into the harbour, take a boat trip to the Isle of May to see the puffins, and if you are lucky, spot a school of dolphins, visit the Scottish fisheries or enjoy award-winning fish and chips, all within a short distance from your front door.
    You can travel further afield on foot or bike, the Fife Coastal Route passes through the village, where you can explore the picturesque shoreline and small fishing villages. The historic town of St Andrews, 9 miles, is only a short drive, with its championship golf courses. Local food, and art and craft festivals are held throughout the year, making this the ideal location all year round for all ages. Other places to visit include Dundee, 24 miles, Perth, 41 miles, and the beautiful city of Edinburgh, 46 miles.
    Whatever you decide to do on your holiday, you can rest assure that the comfort of this lovely apartment awaits you on your return. You can relax with a glass of wine in the bright sun room and plan your next days activities, dine alfresco in the enclosed courtyard which is a real sun trap, or curl up with a book in the cosy living room.

    Step to entrance.
    All on the ground floor.
    Living room: With 42" freesat TV (BT sports package), DVD player and wooden floor.
    Kitchen/dining room/sun room: With electric oven, electric hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, dishwasher, coffee machine, washing machine, 42" freesat TV (BT sports package), DVD player, tiled floor and patio doors leading to courtyard.
    Bedroom 1: With zip and link super kingsize bed (can be twin beds on request) and freesat TV.
    Bedroom 2: With zip and link kingsize bed (can be twin beds on request) and freesat TV.
    Bathroom: With bath, shower cubicle and toilet.

    Gas central heating, electricity, bed linen, towels and Wi-Fi included. Welcome pack. Travel cot and highchair available on request. Small enclosed courtyard with sitting-out area and garden furniture. Bike store. Private parking for 1 car, additional on road parking available. No smoking. Please note: There are two steps in the courtyard.

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  • Gardener’s Cottage

    Crieff

    Grade
    4
    2
    0
    2
    Ref: SSAR


    Step back in time and enjoy a self-catering holiday at Monzie Castle Estate in Gardener’s Cottage. As the name would suggest, it was originally built to house the estate gardener and his family. The cottage has gone through a transformation and the estate team has rebuilt many original features and refurbished the furniture. The coffee table, boot rack and bench in the utility room, kitchen table and bedside tables have all been hand crafted by joiners based on the estate. There are many beautiful finishing touches, with chairs having been upholstered, cushions and curtains made and even the lampshades handmade to fit each room. The cosy living room has an open fire which is perfect to curl up in front of with a book and relax, or sit round the table in the kitchen with friends and family and discuss the next day’s activities. Whatever you choose to do during your stay, rest-assured the luxury of Gardener’s Cottage awaits your return for a peaceful and relaxing evening.
    From the doorstep there are miles of countryside through the estate to explore and guests have a perfect opportunity to view wildlife in its natural habitat, with red squirrels, deer and hares being frequent visitors. The property is close to the holiday town of Crieff with a wide array of independent shops, cafés, art galleries, park, whisky distilleries and walks along the River Earn. With 20 golf courses within 15 miles, including the famous Gleneagles, loch and river fishing, mountain biking and hill walking, this is a perfect location for all ages.
    The estate and cottage are powered by a 1950 hydro electric plant.
    Guests can request a private tour of Monzie Castle and the hydro electric plant in advance. Tours are subject to availability of the owners who work full-time whilst trying to run a very busy and demanding estate! You can read more about the history of the castle, hydro, joinery and farm on the estate website. The castle consists of an L-shaped 17th century house and a castellated country house, built in 1795. The castle was gutted in 1908 by fire and was rebuilt by Sir Robert Lorimer in 1910. The house has been unaltered since then and is a testament to Lorimer.
    Take a day trip to Perth, 17 miles, or a little further, Stirling is 25 miles away. Shop 4 miles, pub and restaurant 3 miles.

    Two steps to entrance. Ground floor: Large living room with rugs on wooden floor. Large kitchen/dining room with electric range (for cooking) with tiled floor. Utility. Separate toilet. First floor: Two double bedrooms, each with sloping ceiling; one with 6ft zip & link bed (can be twin), one with 5ft bed and en-suite bathroom with over-bath shower and toilet. Shower room with toilet.

    • Open fire in living room - initial fuel included, thereafter available locally
    • Electricity, full oil central heating, bed linen and towels included
    • 16’’ Freeview TV
    • DVD
    • Electric range included
    • Microwave
    • Washing machine
    • Tumble dryer
    • Dishwasher
    • Freezer
    • Wi-fi
    • Small lawned garden and furniture
    • Barbecue
    • Shared 4000 acres of grounds
    • Parking (for 3 cars)
    • Natural water supply from spring
    • Welcome pack
    • No smoking
    • NB: Steps and sloping banks in grounds. Fenced stream 300 yards.

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  • North Wing

    Callander, nr. Aberfoyle

    Grade
    4
    2
    0
    2
    Ref: SUUO


    The Leny Estate, in Leny Park, is a baronial country mansion set within beautiful parkland and gardens. Surrounded by picturesque countryside and hills, north of Callander, it is located within the Loch Lomond and The Trossachs National Park. The Estate has been the home of the Buchanan family for 1,000 years; the house originates from the 16th century with a significant rebuild around 1845 as a Jacobean-style mansion, and was restored in 1998. The site of the old Leny Castle lies half a mile to the south east. North Wing as the name suggests, forms part of this impressive mansion, and features wood panelling, four-poster beds and period furnishings. There are extensive activities in the area: hill walking, fishing, pony trekking, golf, wildlife, cycling and adventure sports. Callander, 1 mile, has a good range of shops and restaurants. Explore the Queen Elizabeth Forest Park in Aberfoyle. Enjoy a short cruise on Loch Katrine. The drive from Aberfoyle to Kilmahog through Brig O’Turk is spectacular. Golf course within 2 miles. Shops, pub and restaurant 1 mile.

    Spacious beamed living room with wood-burning stove, oak-panelled walls and rugs on stone floor. Separate toilet. First floor: Kitchen/beamed gallery dining room with wooden floor. Second floor: Two double bedrooms, each with four-poster bed and period furnishings; one with en-suite bathroom with separate shower cubicle and toilet, one with en-suite bathroom with over-bath shower and toilet.

    • Wood-burning stove - fuel included
    • Electricity, full ‘Econ 7’ central heating, bed linen and towels included
    • Digital TV
    • DVD
    • Wii
    • Washing machine
    • Dishwasher
    • Freezer
    • Wi-fi
    • Small sitting-out area with furniture
    • Large shared orchard garden and woodlands
    • Parking (for 2 cars)
    • Welcome pack
    • No smoking
    • NB: Stream 300 yards, 10 steps and drops in garden

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  • Home Farm - Home Farm Cottage

    Glendaruel

    Grade
    4
    2
    2
    1
    Ref: SXXJ

    "Surrounded by 150 acres of glorious wooded grounds, abundant in wildlife. . ."

    Amidst a glorious landscape of unspoilt wooded glens, fragmented coastline, stunning sea lochs and breathtaking bays, the delightful cottages at Home Farm nestle in the peaceful wooded valley of the River Ruel. The steading and cottages, formerly the home farm to the estate, have been lovingly restored and are very comfortably furnished in contemporary Scottish style.
    Their spacious courtyard setting affords each of them a sense of privacy and they all boast access to 150 acres of wooded grounds, abundant in bird and wildlife, with free trout and salmon fishing on the Ruel - the fishing hut provides an ideal picnic spot. One of the most admired views in Scotland, The Kyles of Bute, awaits discovery just 6 miles away, as do the tranquil village of Tighnabruaich’s lovely natural bays, sandy beach, shops, restaurants and 9 hole golf course. Colintraive (9 miles) offers a pub serving good food and there is a summer shop (limited opening hours) adjacent to Home Farm. Beach 5 miles. Shop 13 miles, pub and restaurant 7 miles.

    Open plan living/dining room with open fire and kitchen area with wooden floor. Conservatory. Bathroom with over-bath shower and toilet. First floor: Double bedroom with 5ft bed. Double bedroom with 6ft zip and link bed.

    • Open fire - fuel included
    • Washer/dryer
    • Fridge/freezer
    • Small, enclosed lawned garden
    • Parking
      (for 2 cars)

    • Electricity, full ‘Econ 7’ NSH (except SXXL, SXXM and SXXN), bed linen and towels included
    • Travel cot and high chair on request
    • Satellite TV (basic package)
    • DVD
    • Radio/CD
    • Microwave
    • Sitting-out area with patio and furniture
    • Shared courtyard
    • Shared 150-acre grounds and woodland
    • Barbecue
    • Trout fly fishing foc (1st May - 30th September) with fishing hut and picnic area
    • Shared games room with snooker table, table tennis, table football, telephone (honesty box) and wi-fi
    • Natural water supply from spring
    • Cycle store
    • Welcome pack
    • No smoking
    • NB: Unfenced burn, waterfall and drops in shared grounds

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  • Market Stance

    Geddes, near Nairn

    Grade
    4
    2
    1
    1
    Ref: UKC295

    This stunning 18th-century property (with additions), set in 2 acres of secluded gardens and woodland, has been most tastefully renovated to the highest of standards to retain many of the original features. Furnished and equipped to a very high standard, Market Stance is a unique property and unusually has within the grounds just a few metres from the main house, an orangerie – an impressive Italianate-style building with colonnaded frontage and French doors out to the gardens. The orangerie houses a very large bedroom with en-suite shower room and dressing room, as well as tea/coffee making facilities.

    Only approximately 4 miles from the popular coastal town of Nairn, Market Stance makes a perfect base for exploring this lovely part of the Northern Highlands. Take a trip along the beautiful Moray coastline, where you can visit some of the lovely fishing villages and amazing beaches; perhaps you will catch sight of the famous Moray Firth bottlenose dolphins. You can also take a trip along the Moray Malt Whisky Trail, the only one of its kind in the world! Inverness, the Highland capital, Culloden Battlefield, the historic Fort George and the world-renowned Loch Ness are all within an easy drive. Further afield, take a day trip to enjoy the stunning scenery of the west coast and the Isle of Skye, or visit the Orkney Isles with its many archaeological sites and unspoilt beaches. Amongst the many activities available in the area, are boat and fishing trips (a trout fishery is just up the hill from the house), a large range of watersports, mountain biking, horse riding and golf to name but a few. A stay in Market Stance will always evoke happy memories. Shop, pub and restaurant 2 miles.

    Main House.
    All on the ground floor.
    Living/dining room: With wood burner, 32" Freeview TV, DVD player, Blu-ray player, iPod dock, wooden floor and French doors to gardens.
    1 step to...
    Kitchen: With electric cooker, microwave, fridge/freezer, dishwasher, washing machine, tumble dryer, 15½" TV and wooden floor.
    Conservatory.
    1 step to...
    Bedroom 1: With kingsize sleigh bed and dressing room.
    Bathroom: With bath with shower attachment, shower cubicle, toilet and heated towel rail.
    The Orangerie.
    All on the ground floor:
    Bedroom 2: With super kingsize bed, dressing room, tea/coffee making facilities, mini fridge and en-suite with shower cubicle and toilet.

    Oil central heating, electricity, bed linen, towels, Wi-Fi, and logs for wood burner included. Travel cot and highchair available on request. Welcome pack. Large, 2-acre, landscaped gardens with sitting-out area, garden furniture and barbecue. Private parking for 3 cars. No smoking. Please note: This property is not suitable for children, as the orangerie is located in the garden, a few yards away from the main house. There is a millpond in the garden.

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  • Cairns Cottage

    Aboyne

    Grade
    4
    2
    0
    2
    Ref: 18910

    This extremely well appointed self contained holiday property forms a wing of the owner’s house, delightfully situated on the outskirts of the village of Aboyne in the heart of Royal Deeside, away from main roads and with marvellous uninterrupted views over the River Dee to the hills and woods beyond. Activities close at hand include walking, fishing, golf, swimming and even gliding. In the winter, skiing at the Lecht or Glenshee is readily accessible. In the surrounding area there are many gardens and castles to visit, including Balmoral. The choice of restaurants nearby ranges from village pubs to gourmet dining. Shops and pubs 500 yards.

    All on ground floor: Living room. Dining room/kitchen. 2 bedrooms: 1 double with en-suite shower room and toilet, 1 twin. Bathroom with shower over bath.

    Electric heaters, electricity, bed linen and towels included. DVD. Stereo/CD. Electric cooker. Microwave. Washer/dryer. Dishwasher. Fridge/freezer. Wi-fi. Patio area and furniture. Parking (1 car). No children under 10 years.

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  • Old Customs House

    Littleferry, nr. Golspie

    Grade
    4
    2
    1
    2
    Ref: SXXC

    Set just a few steps from the shores of Loch Fleet, this detached holiday property enjoys panoramic views across the water and over the surrounding countryside. Loch Fleet is a natural nature reserve where you can see a large variety of birdlife and perhaps catch a glimpse of otters and seals. Mountain biking, walking, kayaking, fishing and golf are just some of the many local activities. Take a visit to Dunrobin Castle and Gardens for a wonderful day out or stroll along one of the many beaches this area is renowned for. Beach 10 yards. Shop 2 miles, pub/restaurant ½ mile.

    Spacious living/dining room with wood-burning stove and well-equipped kitchen area. Utility. Conservatory. Drying room. Twin bedroom. Shower room with toilet. First floor: Double bedroom with 5ft bed. Bathroom with free-standing roll-top bath, shower attachment and toilet.

    • Wood-burning stove - initial fuel included, thereafter available locally
    • Electricity, oil central heating, bed linen and towels included
    • Travel cot and high chair on request
    • Freeview TV
    • DVD
    • Radio/CD
    • Microwave
    • Washing machine
    • Tumble dryer
    • Dishwasher
    • Freezer
    • Wi-fi
    • Large, lawned garden with furniture
    • Barbecue
    • Parking (for 2 cars)
    • Welcome pack
    • Pet free of charge
    • No smoking
    • NB: Unfenced access to sea. Steep drop to front of property.

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  • Song Bird Cottage

    Scaniport, nr. Inverness

    Grade
    4
    2
    0
    1
    Ref: W43203

    Nestling within beautiful wooded grounds, this former farm steading now provides accommodation in a lovely part of the Highlands. Song Bird Cottage makes an ideal holiday base for exploring the many delights of the Northern Highlands. Located on the outskirts of the Highland capital of Inverness and close to Loch Ness and the Moray Coast, the area is renowned for its natural beauty along with the many activities available – golf, kayaking and water sports, mountain biking, climbing and hill walking to name just a few. Discover some of the many historic castles, Culloden Battlefield and Fort George or stroll on the many unspoilt beaches – so much to see and do for all. Shop 1.75 miles, pub and restaurant 4 miles.

    Ground floor: Living/dining room. Kitchen. 1 double (5ft) bedroom. Shower room with toilet. First floor: 1 twin bedroom. Utility room.

    Electric central heating included (£40per week October-March). Electricity, bed linen and towels included. Travel cot. High chair. Freeview TV. DVD. CD. Electric cooker. Microwave. Washing machine. Fridge/freezer. Small enclosed garden with sitting-out area and furniture. Parking (2 cars). Natural water supply from spring. Welcome pack. No smoking.

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  • Crescent Cottage

    Luss

    Grade
    4
    2
    2
    1
    Ref: SSAS


    This charming, detached, Grade II listed cottage is situated in the historic village of Luss, on the banks of Loch Lomond. The village, dating from the 18th century, with its sandstone and slate cottages, became the setting for the successful TV soap Take the High Road. It is ideally located for exploring the stunning surroundings of Loch Lomond and The Trossachs National Park. A popular destination with walkers and cyclists, the area boasts a magnificent diversity of scenery with lochside beaches, dramatic peaks, waterfalls, hidden caves and mysterious, forest covered slopes within walking distance of the property, with the West Highland Way and Ben Lomond only a short distance away, offering challenges for all abilities. The village has direct access to the 17-mile long West Loch Lomond cycle path, as well as a range of local walks from flat and gentle to challenging mountain hikes. Across the Loch is the village of Balmaha, with its sandy coves and marina, it is perfect for a day out for all the family, by road or directly from the village pier by water bus. Cruises, speed boat hire and fishing are also available from the pier, and leisurely trips along the water allow for a relaxing way to take in the scenery and unspoiled surrounding islands. The village offers seasonal Scottish fine dining at its two hotels, and relaxed dining at two bistros, a coffee shop and the local smokehouse. Other villages nearby include Arrochar and Balloch. There are two five star golf and spa resorts 20 minutes from the property where visitors can enjoy a range of fine dining, including a michelin star restaurant, day spa packages and championship level golf courses, as well as a trip in a resident seaplane. Loch Lomond Shores, again a short distance from the property, offers designer shopping, restaurants, local farmers markets, loch cruises, water sports including kayaking and jet skiing, and a sea life aquarium. The cities of Glasgow, Edinburgh and Stirling are easily accessible by car and boast award winning restaurants, theatres, galleries, concert venues and designer shopping, as well as many tourist attractions, including the breathtaking Edinburgh Castle. Shop 100 yards, pub and restaurant 200 yards.

    Living room with wood-burning stove. Kitchen. Double bedroom with 5ft bed. Twin bedroom. Bathroom with over-bath shower and toilet. Most rooms with wooden floor.

    • Wood-burning stove - initial fuel included, thereafter available locally
    • Electricity, full oil central heating, bed linen and towels included
    • 32" Freeview TV
    • DVD
    • Microwave
    • Washing machine
    • Dishwasher
    • Fridge/freezer
    • Wi-fi
    • Enclosed, lawned garden with patio and furniture
    • Parking (for 2 cars)
    • Pets free of charge
    • No smoking
    • Ground floor facilities

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  • Blairquhan Castle Estate - McIntyre Cottage

    Straiton, nr. Maybole

    Grade
    4
    2
    2
    1
    Ref: SSAP

    These historic cottages (refs SSAJ to SSAQ) are set within the stunning Blairquhan Castle Estate in a beautiful valley with the River Girvan winding through. Blairquhan Castle, a Regency era castle, is protected as a category A listed building and the grounds are included in the Inventory of Gardens and Designed Landscapes in Scotland, the national listing of significant gardens. Used as a location for the Oscar winning film The Queen, starring Helen Mirren, Blairquhan has also featured in other TV programmes.

    The stables, designed by William Burn in 1820-24, are also of architectural interest and, along with the lodges on the estate, form the holiday accommodation. Blairquhan Bridge was also designed by William Burn; it is a single arch, stone, hump-back bridge, possibly 18th-century and B listed. The woods of Blairquhan are a major feature of landscape. Beautifully integrated into the 200 acres of parkland that make up the estate, the unique gardens at Blairquhan Castle were originally laid out back in 1816 and much of the landscaping still remains to this day, most notably the unique walled garden. The rising ground to the south allowed the landscapers to create an unusual three-walled perimeter. During its construction the main wall was built with flues installed so that it could be heated to protect the precious fruit trees during the colder Scottish months. A famous tree at Blairquhan is the ’Dool’ tree, a large sycamore sited on the lawn to the east of the house was used for execution by hanging after trial by the laird. With well-established woodlands, beautifully manicured lawns, an avenue of 18th-century lime trees and many other magnificent vistas, the estate creates a unique atmosphere and provides the ideal holiday surroundings to escape everyday life.

    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 poem Tam o’Shanter. Blairquhan is within walking distance to the small Ayrshire village of Straiton, and a short drive from Kirkmichael and Maybole. The entire area is known for its gently rolling landscape and hills dotted with sheep and traversed by the winding River Girvan. On a clear day, Ailsa Craig can be seen in the distance.

    Ayrshire is home to the Ayrshire Coastal Path, a 100-mile long coastal walk with one of the finest panoramic coastlines in the British Isles. Crowned with a superb backdrop of the ever-changing profile of the mountains of Arran across the Firth of Clyde, this coastline is steeped in history and teeming with wildlife, including red squirrels, deer, otters and seals; it is also a haven for bird watchers.

    Inland, there are gardens and castles to visit and activities such as riding, racing and golf to enjoy. The many golf courses include the world famous Turnberry course which is close at hand. Culzean Castle (owned by the National Trust for Scotland) is spectacular and is Ayrshire’s most popular tourist attraction.

    Day trips to Ireland can be taken from Cairnryan, and a short drive leads to Ayr, a traditional seaside town. Glasgow, Stirling and Edinburgh are perfect for a day out, as is Loch Lomond & The Trossachs National Park, with ferry links to the islands of Arran, Bute and Cumbrae all within easy reach. Beach 10 miles. Shop, pub and restaurant ½ mile.

    Double bedroom. Twin bedroom. Bathroom with over-bath shower and toilet. First floor: Living room with electric woodburner and kitchen area.

    • Electric woodburner included
    • Travel cot and high chair on request
    • Fridge/freezer
    • Parking (for 3 cars)
    • Pets free of charge

    • Electricity, full oil central heating, bed linen and towels included
    • 32" Freeview TV
    • Microwave
    • Washing machine
    • Dishwasher
    • Wi-fi
    • Shared 200-acre landscaped and woodland grounds with furniture and walled garden
    • Welcome pack
    • No smoking
    • NB: Unfenced river and pond in grounds

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