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Ayr

Sitting on the lovely Ayrshire coast, at the mouth of the River Ayr, is the historical coastal town of Ayr. The town is steeped in history, with its roots going back to the 13th century, pre-dating the Magna Carta, Ayr is the oldest Royal Burgh in Scotland.

This popular seaside resort has a splendid esplanade with a long, sandy beach. From the beach, you can see out over the sea to the nearby Isle of Arran and on a very clear day you may even make out the northern tip of Northern Ireland. The long beach is perfect for relaxing walks and taking in the invigorating sea air.

As well as its fine beach, many shops and restaurants, Ayr is home to some beautiful 15th century buildings and landmarks, such as Louden Hall, the Tolbooth and the Auld Brig, which is now a pedestrian walkway. Although none of the 10th century Ayr Castle exists above ground, in 1654, Oliver Cromwell built a citadel on the castle site, the walls of which remain largely visible today.

Spend a day at Ayr Racecourse, one of Scotland’s best known racecourses, it plays host to both National Hunt and flat racing and is sure to provide an adrenaline-fuelled day out. Explore the Ayr coastline and visit the coastal resorts of Troon and Prestwick.

However you choose to spend your days, Ayr has plenty to whet your appetite and if you are so inclined, you might want to spend your evenings whetting your palate with a local Ayrshire whiskey and perhaps raising a wee dram to Ayr’s famous son, Robbie Burns who was born in nearby Alloway.

Discover this historical town for yourself and search for holiday cottages in Ayr today.
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  • Dundonald near Troon, Ayrshire
    Dundonald near Troon, Ayrshire×

    Kirk View

    Dundonald near Troon, Ayrshire

    Dundonald near Troon, Ayrshire

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    Ref: CC537220
    Key Features:
    - Wifi - Enclosed Garden / Patio - Pub within 1 mile - Pets go free - Garden / Patio
    A spacious property situated in a quiet village close to Troon. Ideal for exploring the coast around the Firth Of Clyde. A spacious property situated in a quiet village close to Troon. Ideal for exploring the coast around the Firth Of Clyde.
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    9.3 15 reviews
    9.3 15 reviews

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  • Prestwick, Ayrshire
    Prestwick, Ayrshire×

    Arran View

    Prestwick, Ayrshire

    Prestwick, Ayrshire

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    Ref: S4528
    Key Features:
    - Wifi - Car parking on site - Pub within 1 mile
    Stunning views to Isle of Arran from this first floor apartment, just yards from sandy beach and overlooking a golf course. Stunning views to Isle of Arran from this first floor apartment, just yards from sandy beach and overlooking a golf course.
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    9.5 4 reviews
    9.5 4 reviews

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  • Barassie, near Troon, Ayrshire
    Barassie, near Troon, Ayrshire×

    Sea Breeze

    Barassie, near Troon, Ayrshire

    Barassie, near Troon, Ayrshire

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    Ref: UK5365
    Key Features:
    - Coastal Property - Wifi - Enclosed Garden / Patio - Pub within 1 mile - Pets go free - Coast within 1 mile - Garden / Patio
    Nestled just minutes away from the Ayrshire Coastal Path, this semi-detached property is an outdoor enthusiasts dream! Nestled just minutes away from the Ayrshire Coastal Path, this semi-detached property is an outdoor enthusiasts dream!
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    9.3 4 reviews
    9.3 4 reviews

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  • Sorn, near Ayr, Ayrshire
    Sorn, near Ayr, Ayrshire×

    Gilmilnscroft Estate - The Old Stables

    Sorn, near Ayr, Ayrshire

    Sorn, near Ayr, Ayrshire

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    Ref: UK5695
    Key Features:
    - Car parking on site - Pub within 1 mile - Garden / Patio - Rural Location - Open Fire
    Set at the heart of the Gilmilnscroft Estate, The Old Stables provides comfortable accommodation with an open fire, perfect for couples or small families. Set at the heart of the Gilmilnscroft Estate, The Old Stables provides comfortable accommodation with an open fire, perfect for couples or small families.
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    Gilmilnscroft Estate - Gilmilnscroft Gatehouse
    4
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  • Torranyard, near Irvine, Ayrshire
    Torranyard, near Irvine, Ayrshire×

    Laigh Auchenharvie Cottage

    Torranyard, near Irvine, Ayrshire

    Torranyard, near Irvine, Ayrshire

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    Ref: UK5520
    Key Features:
    - Wifi - Car parking on site - Enclosed Garden / Patio - Pub within 1 mile - Pets go free - Garden / Patio - Ground Floor Facilities - Rural Location - Woodburning Stove
    This traditional cottage for 4 boasts stunning views, its own garden and private parking, and is just a short drive from Glasgow. This traditional cottage for 4 boasts stunning views, its own garden and private parking, and is just a short drive from Glasgow.
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    10 2 reviews
    10 2 reviews

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

    Blairquhan Castle Estate - Gardens Cottage

    Straiton, near Maybole, Ayrshire

    Straiton, near Maybole, Ayrshire

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    Ref: SSAM
    Key Features:
    - Luxury Property - Wifi - Car parking on site - Enclosed Garden / Patio - Pub within 1 mile - Detached Property - Garden / Patio - Ground Floor Facilities - Rural Location
    Perfectly positioned for either coast or city visits, this cottage nestles in the heart of Burns Country. Perfectly positioned for either coast or city visits, this cottage nestles in the heart of Burns Country.
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    5 1 reviews
    5 1 reviews

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    Blairquhan Castle Estate - MacKenzie Cottage
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    Blairquhan Castle Estate - Cunninghame Cottage
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    Blairquhan Castle Estate - Farrer Cottage
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    Blairquhan Castle Estate - Kennedy Cottage
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    Blairquhan Castle Estate - McDowall Cottage
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    Blairquhan Castle Estate - Wauchope Cottage
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    Blairquhan Castle Estate - McIntyre Cottage
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  • Straiton, near Maybole, Ayrshire
    Straiton, near Maybole, Ayrshire×

    Blairquhan Castle Estate - McDowall Cottage

    Straiton, near Maybole, Ayrshire

    Straiton, near Maybole, Ayrshire

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    Ref: SSAO
    Key Features:
    - Luxury Property - Wifi - Car parking on site - Enclosed Garden / Patio - Pub within 1 mile - Detached Property - Garden / Patio - Ground Floor Facilities - Rural Location
    Sample the wonders of nature along the Ayrshire Coastal Path which is within easy reach of this historic cottage. Sample the wonders of nature along the Ayrshire Coastal Path which is within easy reach of this historic cottage.
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    Blairquhan Castle Estate - MacKenzie Cottage
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    4
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    Blairquhan Castle Estate - Cunninghame Cottage
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    Blairquhan Castle Estate - Farrer Cottage
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    Blairquhan Castle Estate - Gardens Cottage
    4
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    Blairquhan Castle Estate - Kennedy Cottage
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    Blairquhan Castle Estate - Wauchope Cottage
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    Blairquhan Castle Estate - McIntyre Cottage
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  • Troon, Ayrshire
    Troon, Ayrshire×

    The Penthouse

    Troon, Ayrshire

    Troon, Ayrshire

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    Ref: 29450
    Key Features:
    - Coastal Property - Wifi - Car parking on site - Pub within 1 mile - Pets go free - Coast within 1 mile - Sea View
    The Penthouse is a beautiful apartment where guests can enjoy sea views from the living room or sit out on the roof terrace! The Penthouse is a beautiful apartment where guests can enjoy sea views from the living room or sit out on the roof terrace!
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  • Alloway, near Ayr, Ayrshire
    Alloway, near Ayr, Ayrshire×

    Auchendrane Stables - No 2 The Stables

    Alloway, near Ayr, Ayrshire

    Alloway, near Ayr, Ayrshire

    4
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    2
    Ref: UKC844
    Key Features:
    - Coastal Property - Luxury Property - Wifi - Car parking on site - Pets go free - Garden / Patio - Woodburning Stove
    This beautifully presented former stables, is the perfect place to escape the hustle and bustle of everyday life. This beautifully presented former stables, is the perfect place to escape the hustle and bustle of everyday life.
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    9.9 16 reviews
    9.9 16 reviews

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    Auchendrane Stables - No 1 The Stables
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  • Dunure near Ayr, Ayrshire
    Dunure near Ayr, Ayrshire×

    The Beach House

    Dunure near Ayr, Ayrshire

    Dunure near Ayr, Ayrshire

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    Ref: CC539043
    Key Features:
    - Coastal Property - Wifi - Pub within 1 mile - Pets go free - Coast within 1 mile - Woodburning Stove
    This ground floor holiday property is located in the pretty coastal village of Dunure, just 50 yards away from the beach. This ground floor holiday property is located in the pretty coastal village of Dunure, just 50 yards away from the beach.
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    9 19 reviews
    9 19 reviews

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  • Dalmellington, Ayr, Ayrshire
    Dalmellington, Ayr, Ayrshire×

    Find Me Out

    Dalmellington, Ayr, Ayrshire

    Dalmellington, Ayr, Ayrshire

    4
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    Ref: SCCW
    Key Features:
    - Car parking on site - Enclosed Garden / Patio - Detached Property - Garden / Patio - Rural Location - Open Fire
    Offering a relaxing getaway, this beautifully restored detached cottage sits in 3000 acres of undisturbed woodland, wetland and other natural habitats. Offering a relaxing getaway, this beautifully restored detached cottage sits in 3000 acres of undisturbed woodland, wetland and other natural habitats.
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    9.4 7 reviews
    9.4 7 reviews

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    Forget Me Not
    4
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  • Sorn, near Ayr, Ayrshire
    Sorn, near Ayr, Ayrshire×

    Gilmilnscroft Estate - Gilmilnscroft Gatehouse

    Sorn, near Ayr, Ayrshire

    Sorn, near Ayr, Ayrshire

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    1
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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 the beautiful grounds of Gilmilnscroft Estate, close to the quiet village of Sorn, with its ancient castle and church. This detached gatehouse is located in the beautiful grounds of Gilmilnscroft Estate, close to the quiet village of Sorn, with its ancient castle and church.
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    8.9 10 reviews
    8.9 10 reviews

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