Fortacres Cottage is nestled on the owner’s working sheep and dairy farm in the lovely village of Gatehead, surrounded by countryside and just 5 miles away from Troon beach. This detached cottage is conveniently set all on the ground floor and offers comfortable accommodation for up to six guests, making it the ideal choice for a small family. The living room features a cosy open fire, perfect for chilly nights in, whilst the kitchen/dining room offers a great place to prepare delicious home-cooked meals and to entertain. There is a double bedroom with its own en-suite, a further double, and a twin room. For walkers the Ayrshire coastal path is easily accessed with a fantastic panoramic coastline, boasting beautiful views over the sea and across to the mountains of Arran.
Ayrshire offers many gardens and castles to visit, alongside activities such as riding, racing and golf, including the world famous Royal Troon and Turnberry courses, both closeby. Culzean Castle and Dumfries House are both spectacular and it is well worth booking a tour. Dalmellington is home to the Scottish Dark Observatory and is a 40-minute drive from the property.
The islands of Cumbrae, Arran and Bute are all easily reached for a day out, while day trips to Ireland can be taken from Cairnryan. There are very good rail links from Troon and Kilmarnock for a trip to the cities of Glasgow and Edinburgh. Loch Lomond and the Trossachs National Park is just under an hour’s drive away and is well worth a visit.
The Galloway Forest Park is just a short drive away and is Britain’s largest forest park, with three hundred square miles of wild beauty waiting to be explored. The park boasts tranquil valleys, rugged rock faces, forest, moorland, lochs and ancient woodland, filled with a huge diversity of wildlife including red and roe deer, wild goats and many birds of prey. The park has also been awarded the status of one of only four Dark Sky Parks in the western world and when the sun sets, enthusiasts come to wonder at the universe revealed above. Beach 5 miles. Shop 2½ miles, pub and restaurant 1½ miles.
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All on the ground floor.
Living room: With open fire, 32" Freeview TV and wooden floor.
Kitchen/dining room: With electric oven, electric hob, microwave and fridge/freezer.
Utility room: With washing machine and tumble dryer.
Bedroom 1: With double bed and en-suite with shower cubicle and toilet.
Bedroom 2: With double bed.
Bedroom 3: With twin beds.
Bathroom: With bath and toilet.
Oil central heating, electricity, bed linen, towels and Wi-Fi included. Initial logs for wood burner included. Travel cot and highchair available on request. Welcome pack and doggy extras.
Enclosed lawned garden with sitting-out area and garden furniture. Private parking for 4 cars. No smoking.
Nearest railway station
Railway station distance
5 miles (beach)