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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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Lovely place to stay to explore Peebles. The welcome basket was a really nice touch.
  • Review Submitted: Sep 24, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2017

A Great base for exploring Edinburgh and beyond!

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A very comfortable, secluded cabin with all the facilities needed for a short break, including a very efficient heating system and excellent wi_fi connection. Stunning views from the cabin, very close to the iconic Forth bridges and even closer to the local rail station from where regular train services make it an ideal base from which to visit Edinburgh and many other places in Scotland. Also very convenient for the Fife Coastal Path but you do need to be quite fit and agile to reach it directly from the Cabin
  • Review Submitted: Sep 23, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2017