The Old Nunnery and Retreat - The Old Nunnery ref: UK5250

Skelmorlie, near Largs, Ayrshire & Arran

Scottish Tourist Board 4 Star Self Catering

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Sleeps
30
Sleeps
bedrooms
9
Bedrooms
Bathrooms
5
Bathrooms
Pets
2
Pets allowed
Changover day
FRI
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  • Dishwasher 
  • Garden / Patio 
  • Golf nearby 
  • Sea View 
  • Decorated at Christmas 
  • WiFi 
  • Washing Machine 
  • Coastal within 1 mile 
  • Coastal within 3 miles 
  • Coastal within 5 miles 
  • Hot Tubs - Private 
  • Parking - On Site 
  • Shower Cubicle 

Description

Originally a nunnery, this semi-detached shorefront property offers spacious accommodation. It has a private hot tub for six, enjoys fantastic views over the Firth of Clyde and offers the perfect venue for special occasions or large parties.

Situated on the Ayrshire coast only a short walk from the shore, it lies close to the bustling town of Largs with its shops, restaurants and promenade. It is ideally located to explore the islands of Cumbrae, Arran and the Isle of Bute. Ferries also run to Dunoon and the Cowal Peninsula, giving access to Loch Lomond and The Trossachs National Park.
Ayrshire offers a varying coastline with villages, beaches and rocky coves to explore, and is a perfect location for cyclists and walkers - Skelmorlie heralds the start of the Ayrshire Coastal Path, a 100-mile long coastal walk. Inland, there is walking, cycling, gardens and castles to visit, riding, fishing, racing and a choice of golf courses, including the world famous Turnberry. Culzean Castle Country Park, extending over 550 acres, has a network of wooded trails passing along the beach. Glasgow and Edinburgh are easily reached for a day trip, with rail links available from the town. Beach 100 yards. Shop 500 yards, pub 600 yards and restaurant 6 miles.

The Old Nunnery can be booked together with The Wee Nunnery (UK5251) to accommodate up to 48 guests.Originally a nunnery and retreat, these two semi-detached shorefront properties offer spacious accommodation. Both have hot tubs and enjoy fantastic views over the Firth of Clyde, and offer the perfect venue for special occasions or large parties.
Situated on the Ayrshire coast only a short walk from the shore, they lie close to the bustling town of Largs with its shops, restaurants and promenade. They are ideally located to explore the islands of Cumbrae, Arran and the Isle of Bute. Ferries also run to Dunoon and the Cowal Peninsula, giving access to Loch Lomond and The Trossachs National Park.
Ayrshire offers a varying coastline with villages, beaches and rocky coves to explore, and is a perfect location for cyclists and walkers - Skelmorlie heralds the start of the Ayrshire Coastal Path, a 100-mile long coastal walk. Inland, there is walking, cycling, gardens and castles to visit, riding, fishing, racing and a choice of golf courses, including the world famous Turnberry. Culzean Castle Country Park, extending over 550 acres, has a network of wooded trails passing along the beach. Glasgow and Edinburgh are easily reached for a day trip, with rail links available from the town. Beach 20 yards. Shop and pub 5 miles, restaurant 200 yards. These properties can be booked together to accommodate up to 44 guests.

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Accommodation details

Ground floor

Living room: With 50" Freeview TV, DVD player, CD player, Playstation 3 and single sofa bed.
Dining room.
Kitchen: With electric oven, gas oven, 2 gas hobs, microwave, 2 fridge/freezers, 2 dishwashers and washing machine.
Games room: With pool table and double sofa bed.
Spa treatment room: With sauna and steam room.
Shower room 1: With shower cubicle and toilet.
Shower room 2: With shower cubicle and toilet.

First floor

Bedroom 1: With super kingsize bed and double sofa bed.
Bedroom 2: With two double beds.
Bedroom 3: With four poster kingsize bed and double sofa bed.
Bedroom 4: With four poster double bed and double sofa bed.
Bedroom 5: With four poster double bed.
Bedroom 6: With double bed.
Bedroom 7: With double bed.
Bedroom 8: With double bed and single bunk over.
Bedroom 9: With twin beds.
Bathroom: With roll-top bath and toilet.
Shower room 3: With shower cubicle and toilet.
Shower room 4: With shower cubicle and toilet.

Second floor

Third floor

Fourth floor

Facilities

Gas central heating, gas, electricity, bed linen, towels and Wi-Fi included. Travel cot and highchair available on request.

Miscellaneous

Lawned garden with sitting-out area and garden furniture. Hot tub for 6 (private). Private parking for 6 cars. No smoking.
  • Nearest town
    Largs
  • Shops
    500 yards
  • Distance
    5 miles
  • Restaurant
    6 miles
  • Nearest railway station
    Skelmorlie
  • Pub
    600 yards
  • Railway station distance
    600 yards
  • Lake
    100 yards (beach)

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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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