This detached gatehouse is located in the beautiful grounds of Gilmilnscroft Estate, close to the quiet village of Sorn, with its ancient castle and church.
This charming, detached gatehouse is situated quietly within the beautiful grounds of the Gilmilnscroft Estate, with formal gardens and enchanted woods, rich in flora and fauna with lovely walks, and fields with its own resident sheep.
Located close to the quiet village of Sorn with easy access to the River Ayr Way, with over 40 miles of walks through one of the most interesting valleys in southern Scotland with a wide range of habitats and wildlife. Dumfries House, made famous by Prince Charles’ involvement, is located approximately 3 miles away, and is a major attraction in East Ayrshire, as is Auchinleck House, home to James Boswell, a similar distance away. Also close by is the wonderful Ayrshire Coastal Path, with over 100 miles along one of the finest panoramic coastlines. Inland, there are gardens and castles to visit, riding, racing, a choice of golf courses and several country parks, with Culzean Castle, 45 minutes away, (owned by the National Trust for Scotland) and being Ayrshire’s most popular tourist attraction, with a network of wooded trails passing along the beach. Day trips to Ireland can be taken from Cairnryan. The bustling cosmopolitan city of Glasgow is only a 45-minute drive and Edinburgh is 1½ hours, with good train links from Prestwick. Loch Lomond and The Trossachs National Park is approximately 1¼ hours away and the ferry links to the islands of Cumbrae, Bute and Arran are all close by. Visitors are welcome all year round, and during January and February, you can enjoy the snowdrops, snow, frost and crisp sunshine. From the 1st April to the 15th June, this is the time for the most reliable weather, with the spring bluebells, birdsong and the ornate gardens. September to November brings the autumn colour which is exceptional due to the prominence of the native beech trees. Beach 15 miles. Shop within 2 miles, pub and restaurant 1 mile.
Gilmilnscroft Gatehouse (UK5164) and The Old Stables (UK5695) can be booked together to accommodate up to 8 guests.
All on the ground floor.
Living room: With open fire, 24" Freeview TV, CD player and double sofa bed.
Kitchen: With electric oven, electric hob, microwave, fridge/freezer and washing machine.
Bedroom: With double bed.
Shower room: With shower cubicle and toilet.
Economy 7 central heating, electricity, bed linen and towels included. Initial fuel for open fire included, thereafter £8 per basket. Welcome pack. Garden with sitting-out area and garden furniture. Shared 80-acre natural grounds, woodland, pond and pools. Bike store. Private parking for 2 cars. No smoking. Please note: There is a stream in the grounds, 25 yards away.
Initial fuel for the woodburner is included, thereafter £8 per basket. There is a stream in the grounds.