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Ayr 20 miles; Dumfries 40 miles; Kilmarnock 20 miles.
The village of New Cumnock is steeped in history dating back to the 13th century. The famous Scottish poet Robert Burns frequently visited the nearby beautiful river valley of Glen Afton, and made the River Afton famous in the song 'Flow gently sweet Afton among thy green braes'. A memorial cairn has been created partway along the Glen by local Burns enthusiasts, and it has an attractive picnic area. Ideally situated for exploring the stunning scenery of Ayrshire and the Isle of Arran, the area boasts the stunning links courses of Royal Troon and Turnberry, both well worth a visit, as is the historic seaside resort of Ayr, which offers excellent shops, bars, restaurants and sandy beaches. Wonder at the spectacular 18th century Culzean Castle, in its picturesque cliff-top setting, or enjoy the 600 acre country park complete with deer park and swan pond. Visit Drumlanrig Castle to take in the fine art, antiques, impressive gardens and tearoom, or take a trip to Dumfries House to view the collection of Chippendale furniture or explore the grounds of the estate - you may even encounter the resident ‘smelly’ ghost! A lovely part of Scotland, with something to suit all tastes.
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New Cumnock 3 miles. A delightful stone-built semi-detached farm cottage with stunning panoramic views over the countryside, on a family-run working beef and sheep farm, in lovely rolling countryside next to the River Nith, 3 miles from the small village of New Cumnock. The cottage is attached to the main farmhouse, and is well-equipped and decorated with charm and style, making a comfortable, cosy base, perfect for families. There is excellent walking from the door, fishing is readily available and shooting may be arranged. This part of Scotland is firmly associated with the poet Robert Burns, and the cottage is just a few miles away from the fascinating Burns trail. A lovely Scotland cottage, and a great base for touring this glorious part of the country.
Three bedrooms: 1 x ground floor double, 1 x double with en-suite basin and WC, 1 x twin. Ground floor bathroom with bath, shower over, basin and WC. Fitted kitchen with dining area. Utility room. Sitting room with electric stove.
Full gas central heating, additional heating from electric stove in sitting room. Electric cooker, microwave, fridge, freezer, washing machine in utility room, dishwasher, colour TV with basic Sky, radio/CD, library of books/games, children's toys. All fuel and power inc. in rent. Bed linen and towels inc. in rent. Cot and highchair. Off road parking for 3 cars. Use of owners’ lawned garden, with children's swing, slide and trampoline. Sole use of front patio area with furniture, shared use of rear patio. One well-behaved dog welcome at a charge of £10 per week (permitted in living areas only, outdoor kennel available on request). Sorry, no smoking. Shop and pub 3 miles. Note: There is a private water supply to this cottage. Note: There is an unfenced pond in the garden, children to be supervised at all times. Note: Narrow, steep stairs to first floor.
Previous visitors' comments about Overcairn Cottage:
Excellent accommodation and very friendly hosts. A quiet rural retreat.
Mrs McCabe, May 2012
Lovely location and spacious accommodation.
Mr Piggott, Derby, September 2011