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Make a holiday cottage in Ayr your home away from home

Ayr is just 37 miles southwest of Glasgow, and a popular seaside destination with long sandy beaches. This is a great holiday spot for an active group or family, or even a couple out to enjoy beautiful scenery, great walks and other outdoor activities. There’s no shortage of Things to do in Ayr, but the seaside resort is also a great place to simply rest up and relax in a comfortable Ayr holiday cottage. Racing fans will be pleased to hear that Ayr has a famous race course which holds the Scottish Grand National each year. The course holds many races throughout the year so there are plenty of opportunities to catch a meeting. There's a whole range of outdoor activities for all, whether holidaying with a thrill seeker or home body. HomeAway holiday cottages in Ayr are varied, with some properties near the water, some with gardens and others pet friendly. Facilities to make them a real home from home include BBQs, dishwashers, washer/dryers, cable TV and DVD players.

Things to do

-Golf: As the country where golf originated, there is no shortage of excellent courses. Belleisle Golf Course is a well-groomed course, suitable for all abilities. A round of 18 holes is open to non-members at a reasonable price and players will enjoy the scenery and wide open spaces. Other golf courses within easy distance of holiday homes in Ayr are at Seafield and Dalmilling.

-Historical attractions: The Burns Monument is a lovely place to visit on a sunny day in summer when the vivid and bright colours of the gardens can be appreciated. The view from the top of the tower is enchanting and just a short walk away is the Robert Burns museum which hosts many events such as art shows, as well as displays of Burns’ items and collections. Even non-poetry fans will enjoy the peaceful and tranquil environment.

-Family entertainment: Culzean Castle and County Park is a cultural and beautiful experience. The castle is a short drive from holiday homes in Ayr and well worth the visit. The best time of year to visit the castle is in the summer during one of the many events held there that include open-air concerts, jousting, battle re-enactments, theatre on the lawn, craft fairs, and much more.

-Festivals: The Burns and a’ That Festival takes place in and around Ayr each year in the spring. The festival grows bigger every year with an increasingly good musical line up, comedy sets and stalls. Although a traditional camping-style festival, day tickets are available for those who'd rather return to comfortable surroundings.

-Outdoor pursuits: The walking and cycling trails in and around Ayr offer spectacular views. With rolling hills, cliffs, caves, forests and flat seafronts to explore, there are walking trails for all abilities. Friendly and cosy bars and pubs along the way offer plenty of refreshment stops.

Weather in Ayr

The weather in the summer can reach highs of 22°C which is an ideal temperature for walking around the gardens or along the coast. In the winter the temperature can be as low as just 3°C. That temperature might seem off-putting when considering holiday homes in Ayr for December, but many places in Scotland look their best when Mother Nature has dressed for winter.

Travel to Ayr

Ayr is served by a railway station with mainline services from Glasgow and Glasgow Prestwick Airport is less than an hour’s drive away. Coaches (National Express) from all the major cities serve Glasgow and with the M8 going close to Ayr (again from Glasgow), road travel is easy. Holidaymakers can consider taking the scenic Galloway Tourist Route along the A713 from Gretna to Ayr.

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                                                                                                      Recent Reviews

                                                                                                      The pictures certainly do not do this wonderful home justice.

                                                                                                      5 of 5
                                                                                                      Communication with Fiona was easy, she answers all of my questions promptly and asked me questions so that she could make our stay even more special. The small touches like the fires being lit for our arrival, and the champagne and chocolates were just lovely. The house was much bigger than it looks on the pictures. There was plenty of space for all 8 of us and the fact that our dog could come to enjoy the weekend with us was great too. I wI'll definitely come back to stay again soon. It is located just 5 mins from the town centre and the beach front, we even braved a dip in the sea (up to our ankles)! The whole weekend just ensured we all had fun for my birthday. Thanks again!
                                                                                                      • Review Submitted: 12-Jan-2017
                                                                                                      • Date of Stay: Jan 2017

                                                                                                      Amazing home and wonderful hosts!

                                                                                                      5 of 5
                                                                                                      It's hard to know where to begin... We stayed at this home in Troon over the Christmas and New Year's holidays. We were a group of 6 adults (from the USA and South Africa) and 3 little ones (2 years, 15 months, and 7 months). The house was PERFECT! We all had our own space and the shared spaces were large and comfortable for when we gathered for meals and conversation. Our host, June, was wonderful and delightful. They met us soon after we arrived and provided all the details we needed to get us comfortable. In addition, there were lovely welcome treats for all and a special treat for the little ones. June was in close communication throughout our stay, and we always felt welcome to contact her. The kitchen was well equipped with everything we needed to complete our purchased Christmas dinner. The grocery was a convenient drive or walk and we all enjoyed being close to the waterfront and the shopping areas. I can't think of anything we would ask to be changed....It was a wonderful home and a wonderful gathering of family. Thank you, June, for allowing us to stay in your beautiful home.
                                                                                                      • Review Submitted: 12-Jan-2017
                                                                                                      • Date of Stay: Dec 2016

                                                                                                      Short term let

                                                                                                      5 of 5
                                                                                                      We were met on arrival and given a full guide to apartment and facilities. Very nice modern apartment with all that is required for a comfortable stay either short or long term. Extremely comfortable and well fitted out for family or couples with good quality fittings and furnishings. Very well positioned for Ayr town and surrounding areas. Good bus service into Ayr close by and good quality restaurants in walking distance. Thoroughly recommend a stay.
                                                                                                      • Review Submitted: 22-Dec-2016
                                                                                                      • Date of Stay: Dec 2016