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Straiton, Ayrshire and Dumfries & Galloway (Ref. 904015)

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  • Sleeps 4

  • Bedrooms 2

  • Bathrooms 1

  • Pets No

  • Miss Peachey
    August 2016
    “This is a very cosy and welcoming ...”
    This is a very cosy and welcoming holiday cottage. The owner sent a very helpful welcoming e mail ahead of the visit with all the necessary information on it. `It lies in the heart of a very quaint village(Straiton) that is both quiet and peaceful but has all the amenities one might like to have just a few minutes walk away, i.e. a shop, pub and cafe/coffee shop. We came to cycle and were very pleasantly surprised there were even more places to go than we could have wished for and on and off ...


  • Off road parking
  • Ground floor bedroom
  • Open fire
  • Smoke-free
  • Garden / Patio
  • Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Washing machine
  • Broadband / WiFi

The property

Delightful, end-terrace cottage, superbly located in the conservation village of Straiton on the River Girvan in South Ayrshire.

Well-appointed and providing comfortable accommodation, this cottage is ideal for couples or a family seeking an attractive base to explore the surrounding area.

With one double bedroom on the ground floor and a further one on the first floor and with the bathroom also on the ground floor, this may be ideal for those with limited mobility.

A beautiful sitting room with a cosy woodburning stove, a fitted kitchen with a dining area and a door to the rear complete the ground floor accommodation.

At the top of the stairs is a charming open area where you can relax and read, write or draw if you are feeling inspired by your Ayrshire holiday.

The garden at this Ayrshire cottage is across a private lane at the rear of the property and is a tranquil place to relax, with a path meandering down to a seating area where you can also enjoy a barbecue.

The front opens onto the main street of the pretty village of Straiton with a pub, shop and tea room just along the road.

Enjoy some of the many varied walks and cycle trails on offer around the village or visit Blairquhan Castle for excellent fishing on the River Girvan.

Whether you are exploring Robert Burns’ Ayrshire or visiting the Dark Skies Park in the Galloway Hills, this is a wonderful cottage to be enjoyed by all.


Two bedrooms: 1 x double, 1 x ground floor double. Ground floor bathroom with bath, hand-held shower, separate shower, basin and WC. Kitchen with dining area. Sitting room with woodburning stove. First floor sitting area.


  • Electric storage heaters with woodburning stove
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, washing machine, TV with FreeSat, DVD, WiFi, selection of books, games and DVDs
  • Fuel, power and starter pack for stove inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Off road designated parking for 3 cars at side and rear of property in private lane
  • Bike storage
  • Lawned garden with furniture and BBQ
  • Sorry, no pets and no smoking
  • Shop and pub 2 mins walk
  • Note: Rear garden is separated from the cottage by a private lane
  • Note: Due to the property opening out to the main street, children to be supervised
  • Note: There are a couple of steps up to the front door and a low step at the rear door.

About the location


Turnberry 14 miles; Ayr 14 miles.

Straiton sits on the Water of Girvan and the village dates back to 1760 when it was planned by Thomas, Earl of Cassillis, although there are 13th century references to Strattin and Stratoun, possibly from the Gaelic Strath meaning valley. The present Black Bull Inn dates from 1766, however, the village was re-built in around 1900 by Sir Edward Hunter Blair, who was Laird of Blairquhan Castle, and St Cuthbert’s Church was restored in 1901, although it dates from 1758. The nearby Blairquhan Estate has been home to a castle since the 14th century, although the present building dates from the 19th century. Visitors can also explore dramatic Culzean Castle on the Ayrshire coast as well as take advantage of the world class golfing available at Turnberry and Royal Troon. This is an ideal location for walking and cycling, the nearby Galloway Hills and Forest Park offers top class mountain biking as well as superb Dark Skies. Don’t forget to find out more about Scotland’s National Poet at the Robert Burns Birthplace Museum and Burns Cottage.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Off-season
  • Last minute