Lilac Bank Cottage ref: UK5209

Crosshill, near Maybole, Ayrshire & Arran

Scottish Tourist Board 4 Star Self Catering

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  • Bike Store 
  • Garden / Patio 
  • Romantic Collection 
  • Rural Location 
  • Woodburning Stove 
  • Decorated at Christmas 
  • Wifi 
  • Washing Machine 
  • Pets – not allowed 

Description

Set in the beautiful conservation village of Crosshill, at the edge of the Galloway Forest Dark Sky Park, this traditional cottage is an ideal base for exploring all that Ayrshire and south west Scotland has to offer.
Nestled in the heart of Burns’ Country, the area is steeped in tradition and history. Fans of Burns will be able to visit many attractions that are available, including Burns Cottage, the Burns Memorial Museum and the Brig o’Doon, the bridge from the famous poem Tam O’Shanter. The entire area is known for its gently rolling landscape and hills, dotted with sheep and traversed by the winding River Girvan. On a clear day, Ailsa Craig can be seen in the distance from the coast.
Ayrshire is home to the Ayrshire Coastal Path, a 100 mile long coastal walk, with one of the finest panoramic coastlines in the British Isles. Crowned with a superb backdrop of the ever changing profile of the mountains of Arran across the Firth of Clyde, this coastline is steeped in history and teeming with wildlife, including red squirrels, deer, otters and seals. This location is also an idyllic haven for bird watchers.
Inland, there are gardens and castles to visit, with activities such as riding, racing and golf to enjoy. The many golf courses include the world famous Turnberry course which is close at hand. Culzean Castle, which is owned by the National Trust for Scotland, is spectacular and is Ayrshire’s most popular tourist attraction.
Day trips to Ireland can be taken from Cairnryan, and a short drive leads to Ayr, which is a traditional seaside town. Glasgow, Stirling and Edinburgh are perfect for a day out, as is Loch Lomond and the Trossachs National Park, with ferry links to the islands of Arran, Bute and Cumbrae all within easy reach. Beach 6 miles. Shop 400 yards, pub and restaurant 2 miles.

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Accommodation details

Ground floor

Living room: With 24" Freeview TV, DVD player and CD player.
Dining room.
Kitchen:
With wood burner, electric oven, electric hob, microwave, fridge, freezer and washing machine.
Bathroom: With shower over bath, and toilet.

First floor

Bedroom: With double bed.

Second floor

Third floor

Fourth floor

Facilities

Oil central heating, electricity, bed linen, towels and Wi-Fi included. Initial logs for wood burner included. Welcome pack.

Miscellaneous

Lawned garden with sitting-out area and garden furniture. Bike store. On road parking. No smoking.
  • Nearest town
    Maybole
  • Shops
    400 yards
  • Distance
    3 miles
  • Restaurant
    2 miles
  • Nearest railway station
    Maybole
  • Pub
    2 miles
  • Railway station distance
    3 miles
  • Lake
    3¼ mile (loch)

About the local area

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.

Things to do nearby

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.

Scottish Maritime Museum

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

Rothesay Golf Club

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

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.

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.

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