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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Living room: With 24" Freeview TV, DVD player and CD player.
Kitchen: With wood burner, electric oven, electric hob, microwave, fridge, freezer and washing machine.
Bathroom: With shower over bath, and toilet.
Bedroom: With double bed.
Oil central heating, electricity, bed linen, towels and Wi-Fi included. Initial logs for wood burner included. Welcome pack.
Lawned garden with sitting-out area and garden furniture. Bike store. On road parking. No smoking.
Nearest railway station
Railway station distance
3¼ mile (loch)