Holly Tree Cottage ref: CC539020

Straiton, Ayrshire & Arran

Scottish Tourist Board 4 Star Self Catering



Local area

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Pets allowed
Changover day
Changeover day
  • Cot Available 
  • Dishwasher 
  • Garden / Patio 
  • Highchair 
  • Pub within 1 mile 
  • Open Fire 
  • Free Pets 
  • Wifi 
  • Car Parking Available 
  • Washing Machine 


Holly Tree Cottage is a delightful, cosy cottage set in the very pretty conservation village of Straiton, voted one of the ten Best Villages in Scotland and featured in the book ’The Most Beautiful Villages of Scotland’, The village was also used as a location for the film ’The Match’ due to its similarity to a typical Highland village. This former weaver’s cottage is some 200 years old and has been beautifully restored offering every comfort whilst still retaining its character. The relaxing ambience of this property and its open fire makes it an ideal romantic getaway or a superb holiday property for families.

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Accommodation details

Ground floor

Property has electric storage heating and comprises:
Lounge/Diner: With large feature open fire, basic Sky package plus BT Sports Lite TV, DVD and CD player.
Kitchen: With gas cooker, microwave, larder fridge, freezer, dishwasher and washing machine.
Bedroom 1: With double bed and hand built fitted wardrobes
Shower Room: With shower enclosure, WC and wash basin

First floor

Bedroom 2: With double bed and views over patio and surrounding countryside.
Sitting Area/ Dressing Room: With chaise longue and wardrobe

Second floor

Third floor


Household and bed linen plus towels are provided along with a generous amount of logs for the fire. Travel cot, high chair and single temporary child bed available. Wifi available.


South facing rear patio area with outdoor furniture. On street parking available. One well behaved pet welcome.

This property has been quality graded by one of our experienced Regional Managers who are trained and accredited by VisitScotland and has achieved a 4* grading.

Please note a refundable damage/good housekeeping of £50 is payable in cash to the owner on arrival.
  • Nearest town
  • Shops
    200 Yards
  • Distance
    7 Miles
  • Restaurant
    200 Yards
  • Nearest railway station
  • Pub
    200 Yards
  • Railway station distance
    7 Miles
  • Lake
    4 miles

About the local area

Straiton is in the heart of South Ayrshire; a region fringed by a beautiful coastline and containing numerous romantic castles and superb countryside just waiting to be explored. The outline of Craigengower (the hill of the Goats in Gaelic) forms a backdrop to the village and on the skyline stands the obelisk erected to the memory of Lt Col James Hunter Blair, killed at the battle of Inkerman in 1854. There is a lot to do in Straiton without the need for a car; walking cycling and fishing are on the doorstep and there are plenty of facilities within a short stroll. Several walks start from the village. Fishing is available from mid March to the end of October on a stretch of the River Girvan and there are numerous cycle trails in the Galloway Forest. On a clear night the Galloway Forest Park - officially recognised as one of the few places left in the world where it is possible to view the night sky unimpeded - reveals the shimmering spectacle of thousands upon thousands of glistening stars; truly one of the wonders of the world! The highly acclaimed 7Stanes cycling venue at Glentrool offers superb mountain biking thrills. A little further afield are several excellent world class golf courses including Turnberry and Troon, horse riding, Burns National Heritage Park, Ayr Racecourse and amazing castles such as Culzean, known locally as the jewel in the crown. The acclaimed Dumfries House has only been open to the public since June 2008 and is a fascinating snapshot of decor dating back almost 250 years and includes a unique collection of Chippendale furniture. Loch Doon is a beautiful place to enjoy a walk, have a picnic, do some fishing, explore the castle or relax and read a book. If you return via the magical forest road it is a wonderful circular trip. For a truly memorable day out, step aboard the Waverley, the last seagoing paddle steamer in the World and see Holy Isle and Ailsa Craig.

Things to do nearby

Rothesay Golf Club

This famous course is perfect for those wishing to combine a challenging game with beautiful scenery.

Culsean Castle

Culzean Castle, located 12 miles south of Ayr, is one of Scotland's best loved castles. So much so that an illustration of it adorns the £5 notes issued by the Royal Bank of Scotland.

Scottish Maritime Museum

The Scottish Maritime Museum is based on Irvine's Harbourside and has a wealth of ship models on display.

Dalgarven Mill - Museum of Country Life and Costume

Take a step back into the past at the Dalgarven Mill, one of Scotland's tallest surviving grain mills.

Kingarth Trekking Centre

Located a mere five minutes away from the beautiful Kilchattan Bay.

The Ayrshire Coastal Path

Ayrshire is located in the south west of Scotland. It is `Rabbie Burns' country and famous for its high quality golf courses.

Fife Coastal Path

Stretching for over 150km, the Fife coastal path runs form the Forth Estuary in the South to the Tay Estuary in the North.

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Start Date
Friday 27 November 2015 7 nights £ 295.00
Saturday 28 November 2015 7 nights £ 295.00
Sunday 29 November 2015 7 nights £ 295.00
Monday 30 November 2015 7 nights £ 295.00

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