A Luxury Retreat for Two in Rural Scotland

A unique customer choice luxury holiday home for two

Posted on 13-06-24, updated on 05-07-24By: Claire S. | 5 minute read

Tennox Farm Boathouse, Ayrshire

Tennox Farm Boathouse, Ayrshire

If you're in search of a cosy retreat to spoil your significant other or perhaps enjoy a girls' getaway, Tennox Boathouse is the perfect place for you. For three consecutive years, this unique holiday home has received awards from guests like you, celebrating its consistent excellence.

Tennox Boathouse is not just any cottage; it's a detached gem set within an exclusive gated estate of only a few cottages. The quality and craftsmanship throughout are exceptional, ensuring that the moment you step through the door, your luxurious escape begins.

Adding even more luxury to your stay, there's an upscale hair, beauty, tanning and aesthetics clinic just two minutes away on foot. Whether you're looking for a stylish updo, rejuvenating pamper day or full facial treatments—everything is conveniently close by. A perfect backdrop for unforgettable memories and indulgent relaxation.

Ashley & Stuart from Solastra Creative spent a memorable 2 night stay in May to explore this wonderful location. You can create an unforgettable experience by booking Tennox Parlour, Tennox Stables, and Tennox House together! These beautiful properties combined can comfortably host up to 26 guests.

Read on to see what they thought of their Scottish mini break.

Hot tub with a view, Tennox Boathouse

Hot tub with a view, Tennox Boathouse

What are the most imporatant aspects for you when choosing a holiday home?

Privacy means the world to us. We cherish those secluded spots where we can truly relax and enjoy each other's company. While we love being in a rural setting, we also appreciate having local attractions and a pub or restaurant nearby for those special moments when we want to treat ourselves and let someone else handle the cooking and cleaning.

A stylish interior with great amenities is important, as is top-notch cleanliness. And let's not overlook a breathtaking view – one that pairs perfectly with a glass of wine (or two).

Cosy up in luxurious surroundings

Cosy up in luxurious surroundings

Were there any specific amenities or features of the cottage that you particularly enjoyed?

We absolutely adored the outdoor deck, complete with cosy seating and a fabulous hot tub! The view was truly spectacular, overlooking a pond and the beautiful countryside beyond. Inside, the cottage's fun and quirky interior brought an extra touch of whimsy to our stay, making it all the more delightful. We can't praise the bed enough – so comfortable and cosy – perfect for unwinding after a day of adventures! Not to mention, discovering the TV built into its frame added such a unique twist to our movie nights.

The estate was simply fascinating. Beyond the stables and highland cows, we stumbled upon an impressive classic car collection – what a fantastic surprise that made our visit even more memorable!

Classic car collection, Tennox Boathouse

Classic car collection, Tennox Boathouse

What did you think of the location and its convenience to local attractions?

Tennox Boathouse is set within 100 acres of breathtaking Ayrshire countryside. You'll find yourself on the iconic Ayrshire Coastal Path—a magnificent 100-mile trail offering some of the most awe-inspiring panoramic views in all of Britain. The ever-changing mountainscape of Arran across the Firth of Clyde serves as a stunning backdrop.

The coastline is rich with history and teeming with wildlife: red squirrels,deer,otters by the stream's edge, and seals peeking out from the waves. Bird watchers will be in paradise.

Whether it's horseback riding or taking on one of several exquisite golf courses—including world-renowned Turnberry—there's something for everyone. Don't miss a trip to Culzean Castle; owned by the National Trust for Scotland, it stands proud as Ayrshire's beloved landmark.

Follow in Robert Burns' footsteps by visiting his birthplace at Burns Cottage, discovering artefacts at The Burns Memorial Museum, or standing on Brig o' Doon—the very bridge immortalised in "Tam o' Shanter."

For those looking to explore further afield: a short drive brings you to charming Ayr seaside town or ferry links can whisk you off to Ireland from Cairnryan or nearby islands like Arran, Bute, and Cumbrae for an extended adventure. Day trips are also possible to Glasgow or Stirling or even revel in Edinburgh's timeless charm; or you can lose yourself amid Loch Lomond & The Trossachs National Park's untamed beauty.

Start your day the right way at Tennox Boathouse

Start your day the right way at Tennox Boathouse

What were the highlights of your break? Any memorable experiences?

Our visit to the seaside town of Largs was great. Known for its rich Viking heritage, it's a place where history comes to life. We indulged in their renowned fish and chips and couldn't resist stopping at Nardini's for some incredibly delicious ice cream.

A day spent at Kelburn Country Park was equally memorable, especially if you have young children; there's so much for them to explore and enjoy. Another highlight was visiting the charming Little Coffee Caravan nearby—for hot drinks and their scrumptious home-baked treats.

This entire experience felt like stepping into another world. The location naturally encourages you to unplug from daily stresses and genuinely reconnect with nature, offering a perfect setting for recharging alongside loved ones.

Sumptuous interiors

Sumptuous interiors

Looking for inspiration for your next cottage getaway?

Booking a cottage holiday offers a precious chance to pause and find balance. It's an invitation to step away from daily pressures and immerse yourself in the serene embrace of nature. Imagine staying in a charming seaside cottage or a snug cabin nestled in the woods—each offering an experience you'll cherish forever. In our increasingly hectic world, these moments disconnected from technology yet deeply connected with loved ones are becoming hard to find.

The peace and quiet that come with a cottage getaway are invaluable. Picture starting your day with coffee on the porch, ending it by roasting marshmallows over an open fire, creating memories you'll hold onto long after the trip ends.

We invite you to explore our additional blog posts for further inspiration and ideas for your next escape—you won't regret it, we promise.

For more inspiration of short breaks in the UK take a look at our blogs of the best walking hotspots in the UK or if you prefer two wheels then our self guided cycling holidays around the UK is for you. If you're looking for trusted holiday homes across the UK, our My Story blogs are here to help. Whether it's Reconnecting in Yorkshire or A Girls Getaway in Scotland or even a short midweek break in Suffolk, we've got you covered.

Relax & Unwind in Style at Tennox Boathouse

Relax & Unwind in Style at Tennox Boathouse

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