Thistle Cottage ref: UK5262

West Kilbride, Ayrshire & Arran

Scottish Tourist Board 4 Star Self Catering

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Sleeps
6
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bedrooms
3
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Bathrooms
2
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No pets
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  • Bike Store 
  • Detached Property 
  • Dishwasher 
  • Enclosed Garden/Patio 
  • Garden / Patio 
  • Golf nearby 
  • Pub within 1 mile 
  • Rural Location 
  • Woodburning Stove 
  • WiFi 
  • Cot Available 
  • Washing Machine 
  • Fishing Nearby/On-site 
  • Pets – not allowed 
  • Coastal within 1 mile 
  • Coastal within 3 miles 
  • Coastal within 5 miles 
  • Parking - On Site 
  • Shower Cubicle 

Description

Thistle Cottage is a perfect hideaway conveniently located on Scotland’s beautiful west coast. Situated just on the edge of the small craft town of West Kilbride, this delightful detached cottage enjoys stunning views from every window, and offers a peaceful retreat within easy reach of the facilities that this pretty town has to offer. It is also easy to access the bustling town of Largs with its shops, restaurants and promenade. Explore the islands of Cumbrae, Arran and the Isle of Bute or catch a ferry to Dunoon and the Cowal Peninsula which gives you great access to the Loch Lomond and The Trossachs National Park. Ayrshire offers a varied coastline with villages, beaches and rocky coves to explore, and is an ideal location for cyclists and walkers with Skelmorlie heralding the start of the Ayrshire Coastal Path, a 100-mile long coastal walk. Inland there is walking, cycling, gardens and castles to visit along with opportunities to ride, fish, and golf (the world famous Turnberry course is nearby). Culzean Castle Country Park, extending for over 550 acres, has a network of wooded trails passing along the beach. Glasgow and Edinburgh are easily reached for a day trip. Beach 2 miles. Shop, pub and restaurant ½ mile

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Accommodation details

Ground floor

Living room: With wood burner, 50" Freeview Smart TV with Netflix, DVD player and beams.
Dining room.
Kitchen:
With electric oven, electric hob, microwave, fridge/freezer and dishwasher.
Utility room: With washing machine and tumble dryer.
Separate toilet.

First floor

Bedroom 1: With kingsize bed and en-suite with shower cubicle and toilet.
Bedroom 2: With kingsize bed.
Bedroom 3: With twin beds.
Bathroom: With bath, shower cubicle and toilet.

Second floor

Third floor

Fourth floor

Facilities

Economy 7 heating, electricity, bed linen, towels and Wi-Fi included. Logs for wood burner available locally. Travel cot. Welcome pack.

Miscellaneous

Enclosed lawned garden with sitting-out area and garden furniture. Bike store. Private parking for 4 cars. No smoking.
  • Nearest town
    West Kilbride
  • Shops
    ½ mile
  • Distance
    ½ mile
  • Restaurant
    ½ mile
  • Nearest railway station
    West Kilbride
  • Pub
    ½ mile
  • Railway station distance
    0.5 miles
  • Lake
    2 miles (beach)

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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