Gardener’s Cottage ref: CC539014

Ardmillan by Girvan, Ayrshire & Arran



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  • Barbecue 
  • Bike Store 
  • Bungalow 
  • Dishwasher 
  • Enclosed Garden/Patio 
  • Garden / Patio 
  • Highchair 
  • Pets – no charge 
  • Satellite TV 
  • Decorated at Christmas 
  • WiFi 
  • Cot Available 
  • Washing Machine 
  • Coastal within 1 mile 
  • Coastal within 3 miles 
  • Coastal within 5 miles 
  • Bath/Shower Seat 


This beautifully appointed single storey cottage with its delightful sea and countryside views is over 100 years old and has lovely feature stone walls reflecting its history. As its name suggests, Gardener’s Cottage was the former residence of the gardener of Ardmillan Castle located just over a couple of miles from Girvan in Ayrhsire. 400 years ago the castle was described thus, “The Castle of Ardmillan looked like a palace with its deep cut ditch, its large courtyard, its capacities for siege-standing, its early pears and apples.”  Originally a fishing port, Girvan is now a small seaside resort and during the summer it is possible to sail around local landmarks on the lovely paddle steamer, the Waverley.

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Accommodation details

Ground floor

Property is all on ground floor has under floor heating and comprises:
Lounge: With electric feature fire, SkyTV (sports and movie package), DVD, radio/CD and sofa bed (for + 2) with lovely views towards the sea, Ailsa Craig and Islands.
Kitchen/Diner: With integral electric oven and halogen hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, dishwasher and washing machine.
Bedroom 1: With king size bed, Freesat TV, doors leading to patio and en-suite shower cubicle, shower seat and toilet.
Bedroom 2: With two single beds which can zip and link to make one super king size bed, Freesat TV and views over sea and countryside.
Bathroom: With free standing bath and shower spray, WC and wash basin.

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Fourth floor


Air source heating, electricity, towels and bed linen included. Travel cot, high chair, buggy and pram available on request.


Patio with garden furniture and BBQ leading onto fully enclosed garden area with delightful views. Attached storeroom for storage of bicycles, golf clubs and fishing rods etc. Off road parking for 3 cars. Wi-fi available. Please note: There is a pond in the grounds.
  • Nearest town
  • Shops
    2.5 Miles
  • Distance
    2.5 Miles
  • Restaurant
    2.5 Miles
  • Nearest railway station
  • Pub
    2.5 Miles
  • Railway station distance
    2.5 miles
  • Lake

About the local area

This is an area renowned for stunning sunsets, for tremendous views of Ailsa Craig, the Isle of Arran, and the Mull of Kintyre - and on a clear day, Northern Ireland. It is also renowned for its amazing walks, exhilarating world-class mountain biking trails, fishing, or for just forgetting one’s troubles for a while and savouring every special moment in this superb region of Southern Scotland. Whilst there are strolls aplenty, serious walkers will enjoy the challenge of the Ayrshire Coastal Path, which runs for 100 miles from Glenapp to Skelmorlie, along one of the finest coastlines in the British Isles.  Visitor attractions along the way include Robert Burns’ birthplace Museum at Alloway, Dundonald Castle near Troon and Kilwinning Abbey. Golfers are also well catered for as Ayrshire is home to some of the finest golf courses in Scotland, including Royal Troon and Turnberry. A memorable day out is to the stunning Culzean Castle just 5 miles north of Girvan, which includes a small museum dedicated to the memory of the famous American President and wartime General Dwight D Eisenhower, who was gifted an apartment in the castle. The castle itself occupies a dramatic cliff-top location with superb views across the sea to the mountains of Arran. Inland is the magnificent Galloway Forest Park, the largest in the UK. Glentrool has been described as a Highlands in miniature and intoxicates the visitor with its wild beauty and intriguing history. The Bruce’s Stone commemorates Robert the Bruce’s first victory over the English and commands a fine view of Loch Trool and the Galloway Hills, and is the traditional starting-point for the gruelling jaunt up Merrick, at 2764 feet the highest mountain in southern Scotland. This area has some of the oldest oak trees in Scotland and a wide variety of wildlife including red squirrels, hares, roe deer, badgers, otters and herons. The lucky few may catch a glimpse of barn owls, hen harriers and buzzards.

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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