Clocktower Cottage ref: UK5870

Kildonan, near Girvan, Ayrshire & Arran

Scottish Tourist Board 4 Star Self Catering

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3
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Bathrooms
2
Bathrooms
Pets
2
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  • Bike Store 
  • Dishwasher 
  • Ground Floor Facilities 
  • Garden / Patio 
  • Highchair 
  • Pets – no charge 
  • Rural Location 
  • Woodburning Stove 
  • Decorated at Christmas 
  • WiFi 
  • Washing Machine 
  • Fishing Nearby/On-site 
  • Newly Listed Property 
  • Open Plan 
  • Parking - On Site 
  • Shower Cubicle 
  • Waterside Breaks 

Description

Situated in a beautiful rural location with the River Duisk running past, this quirky cottage is located in a beautiful courtyard in an ideal location for lovers of the outdoors. With a fantastic boot room with cycle brackets and dog washing facilities it’s a great place to clean up at the end of an adventurous day. The village of Barrhill is just 1½ miles, with a small shop and pub, while the seaside town of Girvan is only a short drive away. This is an ideal area for walkers and cyclists with quiet back roads and Forestry Commission trails taking you deep into the countryside and onto the Galloway hills. The Galloway Forest Park is only a 20-minute drive away and is Britain’s largest forest park with 300 square miles of wild beauty waiting to be explored. It also lays claim to being one of only four Dark Sky parks in the western world. The park boasts tranquil valleys, rugged rock faces, forest, moorland, lochs and ancient woodland. It has a huge diversity of wildlife including red and roe deer, wild goats and many birds of prey.
Close by is the Ayrshire Coastal Path, Scotland’s newest long distance walking route, it runs 100 miles along one of the finest panoramic coastlines in the British Isles. 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 and is a haven for bird watchers. Inland there are gardens and castles to visit, riding, racing and a choice of golf courses, with the world famous Turnberry close to hand. Culzean Castle (owned by the National Trust for Scotland) is spectacular and is Ayrshire’s most popular tourist attraction. Ferries can be taken to the Isle of Arran, Isle of Cumbrae and also the ferry to Ireland for a day trip. Beach 12 miles. Shop and pub 1½ miles, restaurant 12 miles.

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Accommodation details

Ground floor

All on the ground floor.
Open plan living space.
Living area: With wood burner and 32" Smart TV.
Dining area.
Kitchen area: With electric cooker, microwave, fridge and dishwasher.
Utility room: With freezer and washing machine.
Boot room.
Bedroom 1: With kingsize bed and en-suite with shower cubicle and toilet.
Bedroom 2: With twin beds.
Bedroom 3: With single bed.
Bathroom: With bath, shower cubicle and toilet.
Separate toilet.

First floor

Second floor

Third floor

Fourth floor

Facilities

Oil central heating, electricity, bed linen, towels and Wi-Fi included. Initial logs for wood burner included, remainder at £5 per bag. Highchair available on request. Welcome pack.

Miscellaneous

Courtyard to front with garden furniture. Lawned area to rear with sitting-out area and garden furniture. 2 dogs welcome, to be kept on a lead at all times (sheep country). Trout fishing on-site. Bike store. Private parking for 4 cars. No smoking. Please note: There is an unfenced river in the grounds, 100 yards away.
  • Nearest town
    Girvan
  • Shops
  • Distance
    12 miles
  • Restaurant
  • Nearest railway station
    Barrhilll
  • Pub
  • Railway station distance
    1.5 miles
  • Lake

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

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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