Auchalton Toll Cottage ref: CC539025

Crosshill near Maybole, Ayrshire & Arran

Scottish Tourist Board 4 Star Self Catering



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  • Bungalow 
  • Detached Property 
  • Ground Floor Facilities 
  • Enclosed Garden/Patio 
  • Garden / Patio 
  • Golf nearby 
  • Romantic Getaways 
  • Rural Location 
  • Woodburning Stove 
  • Washing Machine 
  • Pets – not allowed 
  • Toll House 
  • Parking - On Site 
  • Unique Cottages 


If this pretty lovingly restored detached cottage could talk it would have some fascinating tales to tell as it was originally a toll cottage on the old Ayr to Newton Stewart road and horse and carriage would have been the mode of transportation then. Nowadays Auchalton Toll Cottage sits detached in peaceful retirement within this pastoral valley. As a base it is simply marvellous with the stunning Ayrshire coast within a short drive; the magnificent Culzean Castle; the conservation village of Straiton and the glorious Galloway Park, the UK’s largest. Golf is available nearby. The Ayrshire coast offers tantalising images of the Isle of Arran which has the best of what the rest of Scotland has to offer from quiet sandy beaches and rugged mountains to rolling green pastures. However if you prefer to keep your feet firmly on the mainland the Ayrshire Coastal Path at over 90 miles runs from Glen App in the south to Skelmorlie in the north. Inland the cottage is surrounded by pretty villages. Culzean Castle and Country Park, is often described as the ’Jewel in the Crown’ for the National Trust of Scotland offering history, romance and culture all delivered in a stunning package. The Galloway Forest is close by and the drive from Straiton is lovely. The ’park’ is not just about trees, there are challenging hills to explore and serene lochs for skimming stones. Wildlife galore and mile after mile of forest walks ideal for cycling. The 7Stanes at Glentrool offers World class mountain biking in a spectacular setting.

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Accommodation details

Ground floor

Property is all on ground floor level has oil central heating and comprises;
Sitting/Dining Room: With wood burning stove and TV/DVD
Kitchen: With electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge with ice box and washing machine
Bedroom 1: With king size bed
Bedroom 2: With two single beds
Bathroom: With shower over bath, WC and wash basin.

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Second floor

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Fourth floor


All fuel, power and bed linen included. First supply of fuel for wood burning stove provided. Water by natural spring


Patio area with garden furniture and BBQ, there is also a lawn area. There is a rustic stone wall - please take care. Shed for secure storage of cycles and fishing rods etc. Off road parking for 2 cars. Please note: There is an Access statement available for this property, if required pleaase call 01228 599950
  • Nearest town
  • Shops
    5 Miles
  • Distance
    5 Miles
  • Restaurant
    3.5 Miles
  • Nearest railway station
  • Pub
    1.5 Miles
  • Railway station distance
    5.0 miles
  • Lake

About the local area

The night skies in this area are magical, evidenced by the fact that the local Galloway Forest has been classed as one of only four places in the world where it is still possible to look out upon a clear night sky. An unimpaired view of the Milky Way in all its natural glory is often regarded as the eighth wonder of the world. The area provides superb river fishing for salmon, trout and sea trout while the still waters support a variety of coarse species. Combine this with numerous lochs holding wild and stocked trout as well as a coast that offers fantastic sea fishing from shore or boat. Golfers are in their element here with a myriad of courses to choose from. Gems include the Open Championship courses of Turnberry, Royal Troon and Prestwick. Dumfries House is one of Britain’s most beautiful stately homes and best kept heritage secrets. The house has been described as an 18th century time capsule since the principal rooms and contents have remained virtually unchanged for 250 years. Ayrshire is the birthplace of Robert Burns and for lovers of the bard the Robert Burns Birthplace Museum and Burns Cottage is well worth a visit. A trip to the racecourse in Ayr, home to the Scottish Grand National and Gold Cup Festivals, is also recommended. Food lovers will enjoy the area’s excellent range of restaurants. And 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. Auchalton Toll Cottage is the perfect base from which to explore all that this beautiful area has to offer.

Things to do nearby

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.

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.

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.

Rothesay Golf Club

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

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