Ayrshire & Arran

Discover ancient castles, beautiful country parks and friendly market towns...

Situated on the beautiful Clyde Coast, Ayrshire and Arran caters for many different types of holidaymaker; it has unrivalled golf and sporting facilities, a unique cultural heritage and a host of recreational activities. Discover ancient castles, beautiful country parks and gardens, great visitor attractions and friendly market towns. This area has been attracting walkers, cyclists, fishermen and sailing enthusiasts for years, who come to enjoy the granite mountains and sheltered waters of the Firth of Clyde.

South Ayrshire has long sandy beaches and superb sports and recreational facilities, making the area an ideal base for family holidays. Here the popular holiday resort of Troon has an award-winning beach overlooking the Isle of Arran and an esplanade which caters for families. The town's busy harbour attracts anglers and Yacht enthusiasts, the latter being able to enjoy first-class facilities at one of the Clyde's leading sailing centres. Girvan down the coast has a deserved reputation for its floral displays which include Knockcushan Gardens, Orchard Gardens and Rose Gardens and is handy for the Carrick Forest which can be explored on foot or bike.

Scotland's national bard, Robert Burns was born on the outskirts of Ayr and visitors can make trips to his birthplace. The city is a popular seaside resort where you can catch the sea-going paddle steamer PS Waverley which cruises down the Firth of Clyde in the summer or maybe go racing at Ayr Racecourse all year round.

Sporting and recreational activities are high on the agenda in Ayrshire. Golf is a major attraction; in fact Ayrshire and Arran have over forty quality courses in total to choose from, including seven on the Isle of Arran. Of particular note are the championship courses of Turnberry, Troon and Old Prestwick. And water sports enthusiasts will not be disappointed either; The Firth of Clyde is an international centre for yachting with the Sportscotland National Watersport Centre on the isle of Cumbrae and the Scottish Sailing Institute at Largs.

The Isle of Arran is reached by ferry from Ardrossan. This fascinating and surprising island has an amazing mixture of different landscapes for its size, which really is `Scotland in miniature'. Visitors will find mountains and woodlands, beaches, heritage sites and outdoor activities. The capital is Brodick and is the site of Brodick Castle, the ancient seat of the Dukes of Hamilton.

Downanhill Farm - The Byre ref: 28178

Ballantrae, Ayrshire & Arran

£309-£828
4 star rating
Downanhill Farm - The Byre
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Located close to the beach with spectatular views of the area, The Byre is the perfect getaway.
  • Sleeps
    4
  • Number of Pets
    2
  • Bedrooms
    2
  • Bathrooms
    1
  • Changeover
    SAT

Downanhill Farm - Downanhill Cottage ref: 28179

Ballantrae, Ayrshire & Arran

£304-£840
3 star rating
Only 500 yards to the beach, this semi-detached cottage with an open fire is within easy reach to Glasgow and Edinburgh.
  • Sleeps
    5
  • Number of Pets
    2
  • Bedrooms
    3
  • Bathrooms
    1
  • Changeover
    SAT

Holly Tree Cottage ref: CC539020

Straiton, Ayrshire & Arran

£324-£534
4 star rating
Cosy cottage for 4 set in the pretty conservation village of Straiton within Southern Ayrshire.
  • Sleeps
    4
  • Number of Pets
    0
  • Bedrooms
    2
  • Bathrooms
    1
  • Changeover
    SAT

Harbour View ref: SFFV

Maidens, Ayrshire & Arran

£598-£1636
5 star rating
This modern villa enjoys a beachside location, wonderful views, and a large garden with barbecue, ideal for families and friends.
  • Sleeps
    8
  • Number of Pets
    1
  • Bedrooms
    4
  • Bathrooms
    2
  • Changeover
    SAT

The Granary ref: CC539022

Kilmory, Isle of Arran, Ayrshire & Arran

£268-£584
3 star rating
Former byre on the Isle of Arran boasting stunning views over the sea to the lonely Isle of Alisa Craig
 
  • Sleeps
    6
  • Number of Pets
    1
  • Bedrooms
    3
  • Bathrooms
    2
  • Changeover
    SAT

The Penthouse ref: 29450

Troon, Ayrshire & Arran

£593-£4409
4 star rating
The Penthouse is a beautiful apartment where guests can enjoy sea views from the lounge or sit out on the roof terrace!
  • Sleeps
    4
  • Number of Pets
    1
  • Bedrooms
    2
  • Bathrooms
    2
  • Changeover
    SAT

Forget Me Not ref: SKKZ

Dalmellington, Ayrshire & Arran

£459-£952
5 star rating
Wildlife, fishing, pony trekking, riding, woodland walks, canoeing and kayaking await you from this fabulous restored detached cottage.
  • Sleeps
    4
  • Number of Pets
    2
  • Bedrooms
    1
  • Bathrooms
    2
  • Changeover
    SAT

Learig Cottage ref: S4579

Maidens, Ayrshire, Ayrshire & Arran

£335-£612
3 star rating
Fisherman’s bothy with private decked area, close to coastline and harbour, Burns National Heritage Centre easily reached.
  • Sleeps
    2
  • Number of Pets
    0
  • Bedrooms
    1
  • Bathrooms
    1
  • Changeover
    SAT

Blairquhan Castle Estate - Kennedy Cottage ref: SSAN

Straiton, near Maybole, Ayrshire & Arran

£539-£1238
4 star rating
  • Sleeps
    6
  • Number of Pets
    2
  • Bedrooms
    3
  • Bathrooms
    1
  • Changeover

Kirk View ref: CC537220

Dundonald near Troon, Ayrshire & Arran

£345-£835
4 star rating
A spacious property situated in a quiet village close to Troon. Ideal for exploring the coast around the Firth Of Clyde.
  • Sleeps
    4
  • Number of Pets
    2
  • Bedrooms
    2
  • Bathrooms
    1
  • Changeover
    SAT

Blairquhan Castle Estate - Gardens Cottage ref: SSAM

Straiton, near Maybole, Ayrshire & Arran

£477-£1019
4 star rating
Perfectly positioned for either coast or city visits, this cottage nestles in the heart of Burns Country.
  • Sleeps
    4
  • Number of Pets
    0
  • Bedrooms
    2
  • Bathrooms
    1
  • Changeover
    FRI

Rocky Sea Lodge and Seashell Lodge - Rocky Sea Lodge ref: UK5303

near Ardrossan, Ayrshire & Arran

£389-£756
0 star rating
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Watch the birdlife from the decking, or explore Ayrshire’s coastline - this single-storey lodge sits in the perfect location.
  • Sleeps
    7
  • Number of Pets
    1
  • Bedrooms
    3
  • Bathrooms
    1
  • Changeover
    SAT

Pier Way ref: CC539049

Millport, Isle of Cumbrae, Ayrshire & Arran

£203-£499
0 star rating
A first and second floor apartment for two just 60 yards from the pier for family seaside fun!
  • Sleeps
    2
  • Number of Pets
    2
  • Bedrooms
    1
  • Bathrooms
    1
  • Changeover
    SAT

Arran View ref: S4528

Prestwick, Ayrshire, Ayrshire & Arran

£345-£749
3 star rating
Stunning views to Isle of Arran from this first floor apartment, just yards from sandy beach and overlooking a golf course.
  • Sleeps
    4
  • Number of Pets
    1
  • Bedrooms
    2
  • Bathrooms
    2
  • Changeover
    SAT

Find Me Out ref: SCCW

Dalmellington, Ayr, Ayrshire & Arran

£459-£867
5 star rating
Offering a relaxing getaway, this beautifully restored detached cottage sits in 3000 acres of undisturbed woodland, wetland and other natural habitats.
  • Sleeps
    4
  • Number of Pets
    2
  • Bedrooms
    1
  • Bathrooms
    1
  • Changeover
    SAT