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Make a holiday rental cottage of self catering property in Ayrshire and Arran, Scotland your home away from home

Located on the Clyde Coast of the south west of Scotland, Ayrshire and Arran has the ideal combination of awe-inspiring rural scenery, long and fascinating history and world class outdoor activities. Every style of holiday is available from self catering Ayrshire and Arran accommodation, from adrenaline fuelled activity holidays to top quality gourmet breaks making use of the fine range of Ayrshire restaurants and public houses. Whatever choice of entertainment you choose during your stay in a self catering Ayrshire and Arran property, you cannot fail to be inspired by the scenery and endeared to the people, culture and history of the region.

Things to do on holiday in Ayrshire and Arran, Scotland

There is a wonderful amount of culture to be enjoyed from a self catering Ayrshire and Arran holiday cottage, with noble castles and robust towers adorning the rugged landscape. From the beautiful castles of Brodick and Culzean to Viking centre at Vikingar or the Burns Museum, there is much to interest any visitor to a holiday property in Ayrshire and Arran. Discovering the long heritage of the region, from medieval castles to the industrial revolution, is a delightful experience, and you can get all the help you need from the hugely helpful Ayrshire tourist information centre which have branches at many of the best historical sites.

Golf is a huge business in the area, especially on the mainland. There are a huge number of top class Ayrshire golf courses to choose from, many of which, including Prestwick (home of the first golf Open), Turnberry and Troon, have hosted the Open Golf Championship. There are no shortage of challenging Ayrshire golf courses which will test any golfer, making the journey to a self catering Ayrshire property instantly worthwhile! Information on courses is available from any Ayrshire Tourist Information office.

No holiday to a self catering Ayrshire and Arran hideaway would be complete without taking to the vast open countryside on foot or on bike. Walking holidays thrive in Ayrshire and Arran, and there are some incredible viewpoints and breathtaking locations to stumble across. Whether you are hoping for a leisurely stroll after visiting on of the famous Ayrshire restaurants or a full day trek into the fearsome looking mountains, there are plenty of trails and itineraries available for both walking and cycling. There are also a huge variety of Ayrshire public houses in which to recuperate after a tough day in the elements!

Places to visit on holiday in Ayrshire and Arran, Scotland

Isle of Arran hideaways are absolutely delightful. Nestled along the beautiful coastline of the self catering Isle of Arran holiday cottages give you unparalleled access to the beautiful villages, dramatic mountain and coastal landscapes and the peaceful wooded hills of the south. Once you arrive in a self catering Isle of Arran hideaway, time stands still, and it is impossible not to completely relax, letting the stress just wash from your body.

Weather in Ayrshire and Arran, Scotland

The Scottish climate is notoriously changeable, so packing a jacket is essential when travelling to a self catering Ayrshire and Arran property. However, in summer, temperatures are relatively warm, averaging around 20°C, which is a delightful temperature for heading out into the hills with a fishing rod.


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                                                              Recent Reviews

                                                              Perfect cottage in a beautiful location

                                                              5 of 5
                                                              This property has everything you need. Very easy to explore from here. The owners are always just a phone call away any are very helpful. We loved our stay here, we stayed for one week at the beginning of June, we took our Labradoodle dog who loved to run in the garden or sit on the doorstep and watch the world go by. It was lovely to wake up in the morning to the sounds of the sheep on the hills. The scenery from the living room and bedroom windows is stunning. We drove to Girvan, Art, Culzean and Turnberry but can access much mire. There are many really nice eating places within easy reach, many have outside eating areas which allow the dog to go along, we recommend The Balgarth Pines in Doonfoot, a short drive away. We were so lucky because the weather was gorgeous for our whole week. Highly recommend this cottage, we will definitely be going back. Ian, Patricia and Rolo from Glasgow.
                                                              • Review Submitted: 22-Jun-2016
                                                              • Date of Stay: Jun 2016

                                                              Idyllic relaxing haven

                                                              5 of 5
                                                              What an absolutely fabulous place! Perfect size, perfect furnishings, perfect views, perfect position!!! We did a full reccy of the island (isle of Bute) and we thought where the cottage was had to be pretty much the best spot! Fabulous! The weather was amazing - the icing on the cake! But come rain or shine it would have been exactly as I - and my friends - needed. Idyllic and a real home from home. We even made sandcastles at the beach! Una was a gem! Such a lovely lady who made the house look perfect and was always on hand if needed and gave me suggestions of where to do our big shop of the 'staples' before getting to the island - hence delay arriving!!! And there she was with a big smile pruning the roses! Please thank her also. I'd love to rent it again next year if I'm able? If so will be in touch
                                                              • Review Submitted: 20-Jun-2016
                                                              • Date of Stay: May 2016

                                                              Lovely time in Pirnmill Arron

                                                              5 of 5
                                                              Beautiful setting, great spacious apartment & the owner Hazel lovely. Arran is lovely but I would recommend visiting this side of the island, very peaceful with amazing views.
                                                              • Review Submitted: 19-Jun-2016
                                                              • Date of Stay: Jun 2016