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Holly Tree Cottage ref: 539020

Straiton, Ayrshire & Arran
  • Sleeps 44
Parkingon streetGardennot enclosed, south facing
2 person discountNoFire/WoodburnerYes
SmokingNoInternet accessYes


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 March' 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, Free View and basic Sky package 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


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.
Please note a refundable damage/good housekeeping of £50 is payable in cash to the owner on arrival.

Nearest townMayboleShops200 Yards
Distance7 MilesRestaurant200 Yards
Nearest railway stationMaybolePub200 Yards
Distance7 MilesLake4 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

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What our customers say about Holly Tree Cottage

L Davies -

Beautiful cottage in a beautiful little village, we were made to feel very welcome by the owners and try had thought of absolutely everything for us. Amazing definitely be back!

M Cullen -

Lovely cottage

A G Brace -

Lovely cosy cottage. Everything you needed provided for. Lots of extras, eg milk in fridge on arrival etc. maps and brochures of places to visit. Owner of property very welcoming but not intrusive on our holiday.

S Hughes -


M Chamberlain -

Holly Tree Cottage,FANTASTIC! Great accommodation, great location. Very clean with everything you require. Would recommend a stay & we will be going back again some day. Don't forget the Black Bull pub across the road and to climb the hill.

C Broadfoot -

Great holiday in a fantastic location. Holly Cottage is a high standard with everything you need. Really appreciated the attention to detail which made the holiday all the more relaxing.

Culzean 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.

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Crossraguel Abbey

Standing quiet and peacefully, a testament to the monks who served here through the centuries, Crossraguel Abbey has some brilliant heritage for people to discover.

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Turnberry Golf Course is most certainly one of the most scenic Open Championship golf courses in the whole of Scotland. It lies right next door to the Firth of Clyde with splendid views across to the Mull of Kintyre and the Isle of Arran.

Galloway Forest Park

With over 300 square miles of mixed landscapes to explore this diverse natural playground is one of the most popular places to visit in Scotland.

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What our customers say

L Davies - September 2013

Beautiful cottage in a beautiful little village, we were made to feel very welcome by the owners and try had thought of absolutely everything for us. Amazing definitely be back!

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