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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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                                                            The perfect wilderness retreat

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                                                            The house is simply beautiful, really spacious with very calming decor, high spec interior and it smells amazing! Una, the lovely housekeeper, set everything up beautifully for our arrival and was very helpful with advice on local sightseeing. The tearooms, just 10 minutes walk away, has wonderful views of the coast and great scampi and chips. We went on some brilliant walks, seal spotting, seeing birds of prey and enjoying the feeling of being submerged in nature (so lovely to not hear planes or any traffic noise!). The main town is only a ten minute drive with brilliant fishmongers, fantastic butchers (Mcqueens) and a co-op for essentials. We loved cooking at the house and whiling away time reading in the window seat and conservatory. There are lots of board games and a well stocked book shelf as well as a great selection of DVDS. The view of the sunset (a two minute stroll to the right of the property) was breathtaking and we really loved sitting outside on the bench enjoying a glass of wine (or two!) each evening. It really is the most calming atmosphere and the whole family slept better than we have in years; it was the perfect retreat from London life and we didn't want to leave! Thank you so much for this wonderful holiday.
                                                            • Review Submitted: 28-May-2016
                                                            • Date of Stay: May 2016

                                                            Wonderful place

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                                                            Its a wonderful dreamy place to spend your holidays. We stayed in the cottage for 6 days and had the best of times. The owner of the cottage has maintained the property with lot of care and affection. All the things are properly taken care of and the owner has provided for all the amenities systematically. Its a beautiful cottage located in the middle of farms and trees all around. We are looking forward to visiting the place again. Well done.
                                                            • Review Submitted: 27-May-2016
                                                            • Date of Stay: May 2016

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                                                            I cannot say enough good things about our weekend stay in Jane & Iain's cottage in Brodick. The location in Brodick was perfect: close enough to town, restaurants, shops, etc. but also very quiet and peaceful. Access to the bus station to explore the Island was great, and we also enjoyed Brodick Castle Country Park and the Fisherman's walk. The cottage is beautifully renovated with everything you need for a comfortable stay. We especially enjoyed the patio, which was great for afternoon sun, snacks and drinks. Jane and Iain were absolutely wonderful, accommodating and friendly - especially after a long day of travel. We had a wonderful meal at the Brodick Bar as well. We hope to be back to stay again soon! Thanks, again! - The Asialas and DeWitts from Michigan, USA
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                                                            • Date of Stay: May 2016