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.

The Cottage ref: W7048

Tarbolton, near Ayr, Ayrshire & Arran

£218-£571
3 star rating
The Cottage
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Providing wonderful views across Ayrshire, this single-storey cottage is situated in an ideal area for walkers, cyclists and fishermen.
  • Sleeps
    5
  • Number of Pets
    2
  • Bedrooms
    2
  • Bathrooms
    1
  • Changeover
    SAT

Arran View ref: S4528

Prestwick, Ayrshire, Ayrshire & Arran

£292-£754
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

Achnacarry Cottage ref: CC539032

Kilpatrick, Isle of Arran, Ayrshire & Arran

£469-£969
3 star rating
Spacious 19th century accommodation with seascapes across to the Kintyre peninsula
  • Sleeps
    7
  • Number of Pets
    2
  • Bedrooms
    3
  • Bathrooms
    2
  • Changeover
    SAT

Downanhill Farm - Downanhill Cottage ref: 28179

Ballantrae, Ayrshire & Arran

£259-£775
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

The Pines ref: 26034

Failford, Mauchline, by Ayr, Ayrshire & Arran

£405-£1066
4 star rating
Nestling in private woodland, enjoy lovely views from the decked sitting area, ideal for family getaways or a romantic retreat.
  • Sleeps
    6
  • Number of Pets
    2
  • Bedrooms
    3
  • Bathrooms
    2
  • Changeover
    SAT

The Old Retreat ref: UK5251

Skelmorlie, near Largs, Ayrshire & Arran

£0-£0
0 star rating
Enjoy visits to the islands of Cumbrae, Arran and Bute whilst at this spacious property, which is also close to Largs.
  • Sleeps
    20
  • Number of Pets
    2
  • Bedrooms
    5
  • Bathrooms
    3
  • Changeover
    SAT

Seaview Cottage ref: 27991

Dunure, Ayrshire & Arran

£325-£819
3 star rating
Boasting direct access to the beach, this end-terraced cottage enjoys stunning views, situated close to shops and pubs.
  • Sleeps
    6
  • Number of Pets
    2
  • Bedrooms
    2
  • Bathrooms
    1
  • Changeover
    SAT

85 Brunston Castle ref: UK5020

Dailly near Girvan, Ayrshire & Arran

£268-£749
3 star rating
Located within 25-acres of landscaped grounds with a shared indoor swimming pool and children’s play area. It is also just five miles from Ayrshire’s picturesque coastline.
  • Sleeps
    6
  • Number of Pets
    0
  • Bedrooms
    3
  • Bathrooms
    1
  • Changeover
    SAT

Gilmilnscroft Gatehouse ref: UK5164

Sorn, near Ayr, Ayrshire & Arran

£358-£808
4 star rating
This detached gatehouse is located in beautiful grounds, close to the quiet village of Sorn, with its ancient castle and estate.
  • Sleeps
    2
  • Number of Pets
    0
  • Bedrooms
    1
  • Bathrooms
    1
  • Changeover
    FRI

The Granary ref: CC539022

Kilmory, Isle of Arran, Ayrshire & Arran

£268-£539
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

Forget Me Not ref: SKKZ

Dalmellington, Ayrshire & Arran

£387-£946
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

Manor Park - Glenlivet ref: 11715

Skelmorlie, near Largs, Ayrshire & Arran

£260-£574
3 star rating
This charming holiday apartment enjoys a relaxing ambience in 15 acres of landscaped grounds and surrounded by woodland.
  • Sleeps
    2
  • Number of Pets
    1
  • Bedrooms
    0
  • Bathrooms
    1
  • Changeover
    SAT

Chestnut Cottage ref: CC539042

Kirklandholm near Ayr, Ayrshire & Arran

£586-£1388
4 star rating
Explore the beauty of the Ayrshire countryside from this spacious cottage which lies close to the coastal path with panoramic views.
  • Sleeps
    8
  • Number of Pets
    0
  • Bedrooms
    4
  • Bathrooms
    4
  • Changeover
    FRI

The Coach House ref: 29824

Girvan, Ayrshire & Arran

£261-£607
3 star rating
This holiday cottage is only 100 yards away from the harbour and sandy beach in the coastal town of Girvan.
  • Sleeps
    2
  • Number of Pets
    2
  • Bedrooms
    1
  • Bathrooms
    1
  • Changeover
    SAT

Manor Park - Macallan ref: 60820

Skelmorlie, near Largs, Ayrshire & Arran

£260-£574
3 star rating
Plenty of outdoor activities to enjoy and surrounded by woodland, an ideal location for those summer getaways or winter escapes.
  • Sleeps
    2
  • Number of Pets
    1
  • Bedrooms
    0
  • Bathrooms
    1
  • Changeover
    SAT