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.

Blairquhan Castle Estate - Kennedy Cottage ref: SSAN

Straiton, near Maybole, Ayrshire & Arran

£607-£1353

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Blairquhan Castle Estate - Kennedy Cottage
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With a shared walled garden and 200-acre parkland to discover, this cottage is ideal for a peaceful holiday.
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Sunnyside Cottage ref: UKA431

Lamlash, Isle of Arran, Ayrshire, Ayrshire & Arran

£331-£586

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This cosy cottage offers the perfect base to explore the Isle of Arran and all it has to offer.
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Forget Me Not ref: SKKZ

Dalmellington, Ayrshire & Arran

£459-£993

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5 star rating
Wildlife, fishing, pony trekking, riding, woodland walks, canoeing and kayaking await you from this fabulous restored detached cottage.
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Blairquhan Castle Estate - McIntyre Cottage ref: SSAP

Straiton, near Maybole, Ayrshire & Arran

£538-£1041

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4 star rating
Riding, racing and golf can all be enjoyed in the area close to where this cottage quietly nestles.
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The Beach House ref: 23718

Maidens, Ayrshire & Arran

£421-£1363

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4 star rating
Just perfect for family getaways or groups of friends, close to fantastic amenities and attractions, 300 yards to a sandy beach.
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    2
  • Bedrooms
    4
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    2
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Thistle Cottage ref: UK5262

West Kilbride, Ayrshire & Arran

£653-£828

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4 star rating
This spacious detached cottage boasts stunning views over open countryside and is located on the fringe of the small craft town of West Kilbride in Ayrshire.
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Hazelbank ref: UKA379

Lochranza, Isle of Arran, Ayrshire, Ayrshire & Arran

£484-£647

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An attractive white washed cottage with stunning views from every room, the ideal base for exploring Arran.
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Catrine Hoose - The Lookout ref: UK5665

Mauchline, near Ayr, Ayrshire & Arran

£0-£0

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After a day spent exploring the many attractions of Ayrshire, relax in your own private hot tub.
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The Shieling ref: CC539031

Kilpatrick, Isle of Arran, Ayrshire & Arran

£349-£649

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3 star rating
19th century cottage on the Isle of Arran with magnificent seascapes across to the Kintyre peninsula
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Glenerin ref: UKA369

Brodick, Isle of Arran, Ayrshire, Ayrshire & Arran

£519-£827

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3 star rating
A contemporary and spacious bungalow centrally located in the main village on the Isle of Arran, Brodick.
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Rosebud ref: 30514

Straiton, near Maybole, Ayrshire & Arran

£224-£605

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3 star rating
With a cosy open fire and wonderful surroundings, this period holiday cottage provides a romantic retreat or relaxing escape.
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    2
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Downanhill Farm - Downanhill Cottage ref: 28179

Ballantrae, Ayrshire & Arran

£274-£507

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4 star rating
Close to the shoreline, this semi-detached cottage with an open fire is within easy reach to Glasgow and Edinburgh.
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    2
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    3
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    1
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Manor Park - Strathisla ref: SP23

Skelmorlie, by Largs, Ayrshire & Arran

£342-£866

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Adventure out to wonderful attractions or enjoy plenty of outdoor activities in beautiful surroundings, ideal for families or friends.
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Almird Cottage ref: UKA396

Lamlash, Isle of Arran, Ayrshire, Ayrshire & Arran

£434-£639

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Enjoy an unforgettable holiday on the Isle of Arran whilst staying at this stunning property in the centre of Lamlash.
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    1
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    2
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Riverview ref: CC539047

Colmonell, near Girvan, Ayrshire & Arran

£220-£490

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3 star rating
This romantic retreat enjoys some great views of the River Stinchar, Craignell Castle and the surrounding hills.
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