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.

Gilmilnscroft Gatehouse ref: UK5164

Sorn, near Ayr, Ayrshire & Arran

£308-£665

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4 star rating
Gilmilnscroft Gatehouse
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This detached gatehouse is located in beautiful grounds, close to the quiet village of Sorn, with its ancient castle and estate.
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Knock Old Castle ref: UKC868

Largs, Ayrshire & Arran

£1918-£2906

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5 star rating
This 14th-century castle is the perfect retreat for a luxurious gathering with family, where you can relax with your feet up around the wood burner.
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    8
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    2
  • Bedrooms
    4
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    3
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The Old Retreat ref: UK5251

Skelmorlie, near Largs, Ayrshire & Arran

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Enjoy visits to the islands of Cumbrae, Arran and Bute whilst at this spacious property, which is also close to Largs.
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    20
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    2
  • Bedrooms
    5
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    3
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Island Escape ref: 30200

Millport, Isle of Cumbrae, Ayrshire & Arran

£294-£611

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4 star rating
Great location for appreciating the wildlife, having an activity holiday, sightseeing or simply relaxing.
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    2
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North Balloch Farmhouse ref: UK5237

Barr, near Girvan, Ayrshire & Arran

£553-£1075

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Discover some of Ayrshire’s most scenic countryside from this spacious detached farmhouse, which boasts 4 bedrooms and its own private enclosed garden.
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    8
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    2
  • Bedrooms
    4
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    2
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The Lodge ref: 30552

Barrhill, near Girvan, Ayrshire & Arran

£246-£563

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4 star rating
Ideally located to explore the coast and south west Scotland, close by to a charming village. Fishing just 100 yards away.
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    4
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    2
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    2
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    1
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Woodland View ref: UK5398

Mauchline, near Ayr, Ayrshire & Arran

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Walkers will love this cosy lodge with its wood burner. Located on the River Ayr Way it has river and woodland walks from the door.
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    7
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    3
  • Bedrooms
    4
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    3
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Pier Way ref: CC539049

Millport, Isle of Cumbrae, Ayrshire & Arran

£246-£499

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A first and second floor apartment for two just 60 yards from the pier for family seaside fun!
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    2
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    2
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    1
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    1
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Harbour Street Penthouse ref: UK5387

Irvine, near Ayr, Ayrshire & Arran

£582-£1074

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This penthouse apartment offers plenty of space for up to 8 guests and is located in a lovely harbourside setting in the Ayrshire town of Irvine.
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    8
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    2
  • Bedrooms
    3
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    2
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Manor Park - Glenlivet ref: 11715

Skelmorlie, near Largs, Ayrshire & Arran

£267-£590

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3 star rating
This charming holiday apartment enjoys a relaxing ambience in 15 acres of landscaped grounds and surrounded by woodland.
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    2
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    1
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    0
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    1
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Kelburn Court ref: UK5337

Largs, Ayrshire & Arran

£329-£575

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3 star rating
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This apartment is located in the popular coastal town of Largs on the West Coast of Scotland. Excellent ferry connections to the islands of Cumbrae, Arran and the Isle of Bute.
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    2
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    0
  • Bedrooms
    1
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    1
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Crawfordston Cottage ref: CC539027

Kirkmichael, by Maybole, Ayrshire & Arran

£324-£487

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4 star rating
Traditional cottage for couples set in a tranquil rural location only a short drive from Ayr
 
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    1
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The Old Nunnery ref: UK5250

Skelmorlie, near Largs, Ayrshire & Arran

£0-£0

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With plenty of space for a large group, you can celebrate in style at this property which has views over the Firth of Clyde.
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    24
  • Number of Pets
    2
  • Bedrooms
    9
  • Bathrooms
    5
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Kirk View ref: CC537220

Dundonald near Troon, Ayrshire & Arran

£345-£825

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4 star rating
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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    4
  • Number of Pets
    2
  • Bedrooms
    2
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    1
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Manor Park - Strathspey ref: 11716

Skelmorlie, near Largs, Ayrshire & Arran

£324-£789

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3 star rating
Enjoying 15 acres of landscaped grounds, this wonderful apartment is situated close to many attractions and amenities.
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    4
  • Number of Pets
    1
  • Bedrooms
    2
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    2
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