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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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                                                                                                      Stayed in this apartment for a weekend break to Ayr with the family. The location is perfect, literally around the corner from the train station and bang in the high street. It's definitely a home away from home, felt so at ease and cosy that I wished I could have stayed longer but we only booked for two nights. Ayr beach is a fifteen min walk from this apartment and a stroll through the high street to get there makes for an eventful walk. The apartment itself is so accommodating for kids as there were puzzles and books. Also lots to do for adults like X Box, Dvd's etc. Rooms are very spacious and clean. Kitchen was spotless and utensils and cleaning products all provided as well as tea/coffee making facilities. Clean towels upon arrival and instructions to access property were very easy to follow. All in all, not a bad word to say.
                                                                                                      • Review Submitted: 17-Aug-2016
                                                                                                      • Date of Stay: Aug 2016

                                                                                                      Lovely relaxing birthday getaway

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                                                                                                      I booked this property for me and 10 friends for my 21st birthday for two nights and it was brilliant! Dawn met us in a local town and led the way to the house (the other road was closed), and on arrival showed us round. The house is beautifully finished and spotless, all the rooms very light and airy, with very comfy beds and a lovely decking out the back with the hot tub (which was lovely even in the drizzly Scottish summer weather). The kitchen was well equipped, all the essentials covered and even a few lovely gifts on arrival to start the birthday celebrations off! Overall a fab stay, Thank you Bryan and Dawn!
                                                                                                      • Review Submitted: 15-Aug-2016
                                                                                                      • Date of Stay: Jul 2016

                                                                                                      A lovely cottage out in the country yet near Edinburgh. All the modern conveniences.

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                                                                                                      My family and I thoroughly enjoyed our recent stay at The Wee Gem Cottage. It is a lovely, well maintained home out in the country yet not far from Edinburgh. It has wifi, hi def TV, a sauna and an outdoor jacuzzi. It is a well maintained property and one we would recommend to our friends here in the USA. Bob and Carolyn Dickson
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                                                                                                      • Date of Stay: Jul 2016