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Cart Shed


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Mauchline, near Ayr, Ayrshire
Grade 5 Star rating
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Dating from the 18th century, this charming cottage has stunning original arched windows, and was originally the cart shed for the stables.

Set in 4 acres of woodland and close to the quaint village of Failford, this detached 18th-century cottage has stunning original arched windows and is a short walk away from the River Ayr Way. It provides a tranquil 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 (a long distance walking route winding 100 miles along one of the finest panoramic coastlines in the British Isles) being easily accessed. Inland, there are gardens and castles to visit, as well as riding, racing, golf and country parks. Day trips to Ireland can be taken from Stranraer, and both Glasgow and Edinburgh are easily reached for a day out. Shop, pub and restaurant 1½ miles.

Living room with wood-burning stove, tiled floor and kitchen area. Double bedroom with door to patio. Step to twin bedroom with feature stone wall and fully tiled en-suite shower room and toilet. Bathroom with shower over Jacuzzi bath and toilet.

  • Wood-burning stove - fuel included
  • Electricity, full underfloor air source heat pump central heating, bed linen and towels included
  • 37" Freeview TV
  • DVD
  • CD
  • iPod dock
  • Microwave
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Fridge/freezer
  • Wi-fi
  • Lawned garden with furniture
  • 4-acre natural unspoilt woodland
  • Ample parking
  • Cycle store
  • Natural water supply from spring
  • Welcome pack
  • Pets free of charge
  • No smoking

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  • Bike Store
    Bike Store
  • Detached Property
    Detached Property
  • Dishwasher
  • Ground Floor Facilities
    Ground Floor Facilities
  • Garden / Patio
    Garden / Patio
  • Golf nearby
    Golf nearby
  • Pub within 1 mile
    Pub within 1 mile
  • Pets – no charge
    Pets – no charge
  • Rural Location
    Rural Location
  • Woodburning Stove
    Woodburning Stove
  • Decorated at Christmas
    Decorated at Christmas
  • WiFi
  • Luxury Collection
    Luxury Collection
  • Washing Machine
    Washing Machine
  • Heritage Collection
    Heritage Collection
  • Coastal within 5 miles
    Coastal within 5 miles
  • Walk-in Shower/Bath
    Walk-in Shower/Bath
  • Parking - On Site
    Parking - On Site
  • Shower Cubicle
    Shower Cubicle

Customer Comments

  • 10

    Confirmed guest, 14/07/2018
    A wee gem of a cottage. Lovely welcome pack from the owners, cosy, clean and excellent value for money. Surrounding area is beautiful, loads of scenic walks and dog friendly pubs making it ideal for those taking their furbabys on holiday with them.

  • 10

    Confirmed guest, 23/06/2018
    We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at the Cart Shed. The owners made us very welcome and provided an excellent starter pack of food goodies. The Shed was clean, comfortable, well equipped and ideally located to visit the Ayrshire coast and the Galloway forest. And it is dog friendly ! We most certainly will return.

  • 10

    Confirmed guest, 31/03/2018

  • 10

    Confirmed guest, 24/03/2018
    Lovely cottage, well appointed decor, modern yet sympathetic to original building. Wanted a relaxing break and that's exactly what we got. Owners very pleasant yet non intrusive, perfect.

  • 10

    Confirmed guest, 28/12/2017
    Very pleasant location. The cottage was lovely inside and the owners were very friendly & helpful. One point I would make -there was hardly any lighting outside and around the cottage and when trying to find the cottage in the dark it was very hard. Other than that we would definitely recommend to others.

  • 10

    Confirmed guest, 04/11/2017
    The Cart Shed is a lovely place to stay. It is beautifully fitted out, with modern furnishings and a wood stove. The owners provided a much-appreciated welcome package of bubbly & some groceries, including delicious eggs from their own poultry. We loved watching the chickens when they visited in front of our windows and we stopped frequently to talk to the ducks in their pen. The bedrooms are separated by the living space so there is good privacy. The owners were near enough for assistance, but not obtrusive. We would definitely rent again.

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9.6 out of 10 – based on 17 reviews collected by Reevoo
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