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.

Blairquhan Castle Estate - Kennedy Cottage ref: SSAN

Straiton, near Maybole, Ayrshire & Arran

£629-£1238

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4 star rating
Blairquhan Castle Estate - Kennedy Cottage
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Underhill Cottage ref: CC539021

West Kilbride, Ayrshire & Arran

£414-£874

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4 star rating
Detached single storey cottage for 6 on the fringe of the small craft town of West Kilbride in Ayrshire
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    3
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    2
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Kelburn Court ref: UK5337

Largs, Ayrshire & Arran

£335-£575

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3 star rating
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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Nether Drumilling ref: UK5262

West Kilbride, Ayrshire & Arran

£402-£780

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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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Redwood House ref: SYYK

Skares, near Cumnock, Ayrshire & Arran

£1121-£2437

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5 star rating
This property is located 1½ hours away from Edinburgh - an ideal location for experiencing the Edinburgh Festival.
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    10
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    0
  • Bedrooms
    5
  • Bathrooms
    4
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Gladneuk Cottage ref: 23835

Barr, near Girvan, Ayrshire & Arran

£310-£707

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3 star rating
Walking, cycling, sandy coves and lush countryside await you from this spacious and comfortable cottage, lots of entertainment close by.
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    3
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Holly Tree Cottage ref: CC539020

Straiton, Ayrshire & Arran

£324-£534

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4 star rating
Cosy cottage for 4 set in the pretty conservation village of Straiton within Southern Ayrshire.
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    2
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    1
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Forget Me Not ref: SKKZ

Dalmellington, Ayrshire & Arran

£459-£948

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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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    2
  • Bedrooms
    1
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    2
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The Beach House ref: CC539043

Dunure near Ayr, Ayrshire & Arran

£399-£874

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4 star rating
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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Balnowlart Lodge ref: 29760

Ballantrae, near Girvan, Ayrshire & Arran

£300-£771

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3 star rating
Enjoy an adventure exploring this amazing area or along the Ayrshire coast, all from this pretty lodge.
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    6
  • Number of Pets
    2
  • Bedrooms
    3
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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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Rosebud Cottage ref: 24982

Galston, near Ayr, Ayrshire & Arran

£327-£710

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4 star rating
Providing panoramic views and a cosy woodburner, ideally located to explore South West Scotland, Glasgow and Edinburgh are easily reached.
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    6
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    2
  • Bedrooms
    2
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    2
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Rocky Sea Lodge and Seashell Lodge - Seashell Lodge ref: UK5304

near Ardrossan, Ayrshire & Arran

£409-£778

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Enjoying fabulous views, this single-storey lodge lies in a stunning location, perfect for birdwatchers, walkers and cyclists.
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    6
  • Number of Pets
    1
  • Bedrooms
    3
  • Bathrooms
    1
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Blairquhan Castle Estate - Wauchope Cottage ref: SSAQ

Straiton, near Maybole, Ayrshire & Arran

£828-£1446

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4 star rating
Set in a beautiful valley and within castle grounds, there can be few places holidaymakers would rather be!
  • Sleeps
    8
  • Number of Pets
    2
  • Bedrooms
    4
  • Bathrooms
    2
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The Cottage ref: W7048

Tarbolton, near Ayr, Ayrshire & Arran

£246-£553

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