Underhill Cottage ref: CC539021

West Kilbride, Ayrshire & Arran

Scottish Tourist Board 4 Star Self Catering



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  • Barbecue 
  • Dishwasher 
  • Garden / Patio 
  • Highchair 
  • Pub within 1 mile 
  • Open Fire 
  • WiFi 
  • Cot Available 
  • Washing Machine 
  • Pets – not allowed 
  • Coastal within 3 miles 
  • Coastal within 5 miles 
  • Shower Cubicle 
  • Station within 1 mile 


Underhill 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 offers a peaceful retreat within easy reach of the facilities which this pretty town has to offer. Lovingly restored whilst retaining character, Underhill Cottage is a converted stable with the accommodation being conveniently all on ground floor level, and offers everything you need to make your holiday relaxing, homely and enjoyable. The wood burner and comfortable sofas are just the ticket to accompany a glass of wine and a good book, while the large and comfortable dining table is the perfect place to enjoy a great meal. The owner is at the very heart of the success of West Kilbride which is highly acclaimed as a haven for fine crafts. Her hand stitched decorative accessories, which are handmade, are displayed to great effect around the cottage.

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Accommodation details

Ground floor

Property is all on ground floor level, has air source heat pump central heating and comprises:
Entrance vestibule: Plenty of space for outdoor wear.
Sitting/Dining Room: With wood burning stove, Freeview TV and DVD player; a beautiful room with two sets of French doors opening on to the gardens and front and rear patios.
Kitchen/Diner: With electric cooker, microwave, fridge/freezer, dishwasher and washing machine.
Bedroom 1: With king size bed and en suite shower enclosure, WC and wash basin; a bright room with French doors opening onto patio.
Bedroom 2: With double bed; an attractive room with French doors opening onto patio
Bedroom 3: With two single beds and views across countryside.
Bathroom: With bath, separate shower cubicle, WC and wash basin.

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Second floor

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Fourth floor


Air source heat pump central heating, electricity, bed linen, towels and Wi-Fi included. First supply of fuel for wood burning stove provided. Travel cot and high chair available on request.


Patio areas with outdoor furniture and BBQ. Shed for storage of bicycles/outdoor equipment. Off road parking for up to 3 cars. NB: Small burn in woodland close to the cottage.
  • Nearest town
    West Kilbride
  • Shops
    1 Mile
  • Distance
    0.75 Mile
  • Restaurant
    1 Mile
  • Nearest railway station
    West Kilbride
  • Pub
    1 Mile
  • Railway station distance
    0.8 miles
  • Lake

About the local area

The area offers appeal for all the senses - the feel and sound of waves cooling your feet on lovely beaches; first class restaurants and local food producers; stunning landscapes and the sounds and sight of wildlife and birds as you escape the normal hustle and bustle of life. In the cottage grounds you may see deer, squirrels, woodpeckers or owls and buzzards soar overhead - high above the lambs in the fields next door.
Ayrshire has an amazing coastline and the road follows the sea like a ribbon with stunning views across to Cumbrae, Arran and Bute - some of the best from the hillside directly behind Underhill cottage. Tantalisingly close, the Isle of Arran just beckons one to hop on the ferry and live the adventure - easy to do for the day. Often referred to as ’Scotland in Miniature’, the Isle of Arran offers towering granite peaks to the north and softer greener landscape in the south. There is so much to do here from climbing Goat Fell or visiting historic Brodick Castle - or indulging yourself with local Arran cheeses, beers, whisky or soaps - you can even make your own! There are lovely sandy bays and more outstanding wildlife like deer, otters, and seals and if you are lucky you may spot an eagle! Other easily accessible islands include Cumbrae - off Largs where a day can be spent walking or cycling around the island with a stop for lunch in Millport and an ice cream in the renowned Nardini’s of Largs on the way home; or Bute, where you can visit the magnificent Mt Stuart House and gardens. Ayrshire has some world class golf on offer the most recognised are Turnberry and Royal Troon - while West Kilbride itself boasts a course with spectacular views of Arran. The area is steeped in history with links to William Wallace, Robert the Bruce and Robert Burns. The Burns Heritage trail is within easy reach and a visit to the new Visitor Centre and his birthplace in Alloway can be combined with a tour of beautiful Culzean Castle and gardens.   Alternatively, Dumfries House is a magnificent Palladian mansion, one of the grandest and most imposing houses in Scotland. It has only been open to the public since June 2008 and is a fascinating snapshot of high quality interior décor dating back almost 250 years with a unique collection of Chippendale furniture. For a memorable day out with a difference hop aboard the Waverley, the last seagoing paddle steamer in the World and see the Holy Isle and Ailsa Craig. The convenient location of Underhill Cottage makes exploring this delightful area very easy. Why not let the train take the strain and visit Glasgow or Edinburgh for a day of culture or retail therapy While by car Stirling, Edinburgh and Perth are all under 2 hours from the cottage and Loch Lomond, Glasgow and Ayr are around 40 minutes.

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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