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Comfortable House for Long Breaks, Contractors and House Movers

Bedrooms 3
Space 17,222 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 6 nights


About the property

Just the place for groups working on short term contracts or a long break.

Large fully furnished house for up to six people. Just the place for groups working on short term contracts; people on a long break on holiday or perhaps between house moves. Rankin House can sleep 6 - one double bedroom (small double bed for 1 person), one double sofa bed in the living room (for one person), two twin bedded rooms. Furnished with a fully equipped kitchen.

You have exclusive use of this large three-bedroom house, which is ideal for families in between house moves, working people on contract and groups on a budget seeking a base to explore Ayrshire, Burns Country, South West Scotland, Glasgow, the Clyde Valley, The Trossachs and beyond.

Situated 1 minute from the M77/A77 junction on the edge of Kilmarnock you will have immediate fast connections to Glasgow, Ayr and Prestwick so a car is desirable to enjoy this property to the fullest.

The accommodation comprises:


- Fully equipped kitchen with separate dining area with fitted bench;

- Hallways and stairs with luxury fitted carpets;

- Large double window living room with TV and additional dining area;

- Large cloakroom or box room (no bed) which may be used as an additional sleeping area for one;


- Bathroom with bath and shower;

- Double bedroom (for one person) with fitted wardrobe;

- Two twin bedrooms;


- Large patio area with clothes drying facilities;

- Private and public parking for several cars and vans.

Rankin House is ideal for visitors looking for a large home for several weeks/months or a self-catering group on a tight budget seeking comfortable Ayrshire accommodation. It is also perfect for corporate lets, visiting professionals and business people its preferring spacious facilities to hotel rooms, workers on short contracts, people in between home relocations and great value vacation/holiday rentals.

The lounge has 2 large picture windows to the south overlooking the patioed garden area. With ample parking, one space is within the gated property, and there is enough for 4 cars or 3 large vans in the adjacent car park.

There are large areas of open green space around the property, which is situated on the edge of the New Farm Loch housing estate giving walkable access to the countryside around and views over South Ayrshire from the living room's picture windows.

It is only 5 minutes from the A77 providing rapid access to Glasgow city centre (40 minutes), Ayr (20 minutes), Galston and the Newmilns lace making valley (20 minutes), on to Edinburgh in (1.5 hours) and Irvine (20 minutes). There is a bus stop only a few minutes walk away with regular busses into Kilmarnock taking about 15 minutes.

As well as all the usual high street shopping amenities, Kilmarnock also has train and bus stations, which provide good links to local airports and the rest of Scotland. From Kilmarnock station it is just 17 minutes on the train to Prestwick International Airport. Also it is 40 minutes to Glasgow, so you can easily explore there too!

The house is situated close to the beautiful Dean Castle Country Park - a free day out for all the family and covers over 200 acres. Not only does the Park have a beautiful 14th century castle, containing historic weapons, armour and musical instruments, but you can also enjoy the parks beautiful woodland walks, adventure playground, the pets corner, visitor centre, and the tea rooms.

The internationally famous Scottish poet, Robert Burns, lived close by making Rankin House is an ideal base to explore the diverse attractions that comprise Burns Country. Spend a day at Burns’ Cottage and the fantastic Robert Burns Birthplace Museum set in 10 acres of beautiful Alloway countryside and which houses the biggest and most important Burns collection in the world, including his writing set, pistols and even a cast of his skull.

Other closer Burns attractions include the Bachelors' Club in Tarbolton, the 17th century thatched cottage where Burns established his debating club, and the Burns House Museum in Mauchline where Robert Burns lived and worked between 1784 and 1788.


"We have found Rankin House very comfortable, spacious and enjoyed some barbecues on the patio. It was easy to get into Kilmarnock and most importantly a good place to park our 3 large vehicles in safety. It is well positioned for us as we had to travel as far as south Glasgow and east to Strathaven early in the morning. We reached the A77 Glasgow to Ayr and south to Stranraer road in a few minutes". Romek and co. Workmen. July 2012

More Details

Property Manager
John Kerr
Member since: 2014
Speaks English
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
19 April, 2018

About John Kerr

After a career as a London CEO and with an Edinburgh law practice, John focuses on his property portfolio, specialising holiday lets and serviced apartments. You probably won’t see him on your visit but he likes to keep in constant touch with his guests by text and email. He has a partner locally who looks after the property.

John Kerr purchased this house in 2010

Why John Kerr chose Kilmarnock

It's not often you get such great value for a long term break or work contractors' accommodation.

What makes this house unique

Check in anytime using a keysafe at the property;

If you're a contractor on a job, then your staff can self cater saving you hundreds on restaurant bills AND if the job extends we may be able to accommodate you at short notice either at this property or another locally.

Right next to the motorway so easy access to Glasgow.


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house in Kilmarnock in East Ayrshire

Property Type:
  • house
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 17222 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: Flexible / Check-out: 11:00
  • Max. occupancy: 7
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • town
  • Budget
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Dining Area
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 7
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • arboretum
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • library
  • museums
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital


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Comfortable House for Long Breaks, Contractors and House Movers
average rating of 4.0 based on 1 reviews

A good place to stay.

  • 4 of 5

With a good blend of economy and comfortable, it was clean, and easy to access. Lots of room and plenty of services. Dealing with representatives and owners of this specific location was friendly , prompt, and helpful. I would recommend this location to everyone.

  • Review Submitted: 13-Aug-2016
  • Date of Stay: August 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
50 Kilometres
Nearest Golf
5 Kilometres
Nearest Train
2 Kilometres
Nearest Motorway
Nearest Restaurant
2 Kilometres
Car: recommended


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday house in Kilmarnock, Scotland

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My Standard Rate
6 night minimum stay
for 6 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 3 guests; add £5 per night, per additional guest

Additional pricing information

Refundable Damage Deposit £100
Cleaning £60

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 7 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.
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