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Clover Neuk

(Ref. 1081565)

Fairlie, Ayrshire and Dumfries & Galloway Show on map


Sykes rating

  • 2 Guests

  • 1 Bedroom

  • 1 Bathroom

  • Pets Yes


  • Garden / Patio
  • Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Seaside
  • Broadband / WiFi

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18 Customer Reviews

  • "Fabulous cottage."

    We loved the furniture and quirky layout of the inside. We spent every morning and evening sitting on the balcony overlooking the brook. Great location for the coast and islands as well as hiking on the hills we could see from the kitchen window. We would definitely recommend and would love to stay again.

    Thank you for your fantastic feedback. I'm delighted you enjoyed your time at Clover Neuk and hope to welcome you back again soon :-) Property Owner

    Reviewed by Denise5.0Sep 2023

  • "Thank you for letting us share your lovely property for a few days."

    We loved every night in the Snug, even though we struggled to get up! The terrace with the babbling brook was lovely and peaceful. Nothing negative to say, except maybe parking away from the property. We had meals on 2 evenings at the Village pub where the food was very good and the hosts welcoming, so would recommend. Would also recommend the local Kelburn Castle, lovely place to visit and only £5 A nice base for trips to Arran, Largs and Loch Lomond

    Thank you for your lovely feedback, I’m delighted that you loved the cottage and your time in Fairlie. Hope to welcome you back in the future Property Owner

    Reviewed by David5.0Aug 2023

  • "The cottage was beautiful."

    A real homely feeling. Everything was provided and even a bottle of Proseco was waiting for us as a welcome. The neighbours at 34 the adjoining house Andy & Nicola were really friendly and made us feel like part of the village. They gave us lots of Information about the surrounding area and we did not want to leave at the end of our holiday. Fairlie is right on the coat and about 100 Metres from the cottage down a twitchel was the Firth of Forth. Absolutely beautiful spot and a great pub called the Village Inn run by Brian and it serves great food an a lovely village community. At the cottage we had a lovely decking alongside a stream and it was great to sit out and listen to it trickling over the stones. We had a fantastic time in Scotland and visited The Kelpies The Falkirk Wheel and Loch Lomond. We got the train from Fairllie to Glasgow and Edinburgh. The station was a five minute walk from the cottage. Also visit largs which is about 4 miles by car but you can also go by train.Visit Cumdrae on the Ferry and go to Millport and also Bute We just had a great time and enjoyed it all.

    Many thanks for your review and I'm delighted to read that you enjoyed the space at Clover Neuk! It would be great if you wanted to provide further feedback on the 88/100 as I would be happy to make improvements on the comfort and facilities and Maintenace. Please feel free to email me any additional information you think might be useful to share. Thanks again and I hope to welcome you back to Clover Neuk in the future. x Property Owner

    Reviewed by Mark4.4Jun 2023

  • "The property was unsuitable for pensioners, with uneven stairs, and no banister."

    The living/sitting room was miniscule with beanbags instead of chairs/sofa. The TV didn't have the normal channels or Sky, with only Netflix or old news to watch. Although soft lighting is pleasant to the eye in the sitting room and bedroom, a stronger central light would have been preferable. Most of your properties have 6 or more photos of all rooms, Clover Neuk had only one of the outside, not good enough. Although Fairlie, Largs & surrounding area was most enjoyable with the best of weather, we will not be recommending the property to friends and relations. £600 + was extortionate for a week to be forgotten. We will not be booking any more Sykes holidays.

    I’m very disappointed to read your review, particularly as the photos of the property show the layout and beanbags in the snug. The description also states:- Note: No terrestrial TV channels, Netflix only Note: Due to the layout of the cottage it may not be suitable for people with mobility issues I am very sorry that you did not enjoy your time at Clover Neuk, and would suggest taking to time to read the full description of a property to make sure it’s suitable for you and your party before booking in future. Best wishes Helen Property Owner

    Reviewed by Billy1.6Jun 2023

  • "Lovely home very relaxing and modern and beautiful."

    Few little minders , several plates and bowls still dirty with pieces of food still on it , dogs toilet outside to left of door , dirty sponge to clean the dishes with sadly , and on first night there was a lot of noise with people up at the window speaking loudly about things , wouldn’t have minded if we were told people were going to be there but overall lovely

    Reviewed by Taylor4.1Dec 2022

  • "A beautifully presented and quaint little cottage."

    Perfectly located for walks on the beach with our dog or up in the hills.

    Thank you for your great feedback. Delighted to read you enjoyed your time at Clover Neuk Property Owner

    Reviewed by Francine5.0Oct 2022

  • "Innovative use of the space available, very comfortable & cosy cottage."

    Perfect as a base for exploring the area.

    Many thanks for your review and I'm delighted to read that you enjoyed the space at Clover Neuk and felt it was cosy and comfortable! It would be great if you wanted to provide further feedback on the 88/100 as I would be happy to make improvements on the comfort and accuracy of listing if you felt this was necessary. Please feel free to email me any additional information you think might be useful to share. Thanks again and I hope to welcome you back to Clover Neuk in the future. x Property Owner

    Reviewed by Alan4.4Sep 2022

  • "No complaints about the property at all."

    I had to curtail my hokiday due to family bereavement. Tried to contact the travel insurance that Sykes recommended at the time of booking. Their website and weblink listed on their policy docs is unobtainable, I emailed and they have not got back to me nor have they acknowledged receipt of my email. Tried to contact Sykes via chat, wrote a polite message on chat and when that was sent, the chat said it was closed and to try again. I would like Sykes to now tell me via email how how I claim for the curtailment from a company they recommended at the booking stage. Thank you, Lesley

    Hi there, many thanks for your review. I'm so sorry you had to leave the property, however hope you will return to enjoy a break by the coast in the near future. Best x Property Owner

    Reviewed by Lesley5.0Aug 2022

  • "Comfortable cottage well located for sightseeing and great for my walking my on the beach"

    Thank you so much for your feedback, I’m delighted you enjoyed your stay at Clover Neuk. Hope to welcome you back again soon. BW x Property Owner

    Reviewed by John5.0Jul 2022

  • "We had a lovely time here - the property is very tastefully furnished and has everything you would require for a relaxing holiday."

    Thank you so much for your feedback, I'm delighted you had a relaxing break at the cottage. Look forward to welcoming you again in the future x Property Owner

    Reviewed by Edward5.0Jun 2022

  • "A delightful cottage, very relaxing."

    The outside decking is the icing on the cake - a lovely place to sit listening to the murmur of the burn. And it's a real suntrap! There's not a lot of room for two people to be in the kitchen at once but we learned to adapt. Ideal for those like us who don't have a car with the railway station just up the road and a bus stop outside the gate.

    Reviewed by Marjory4.7Jun 2022

  • "Lovely little cottage for the most part, the deck with the little stream is especially relaxing."

    However I went there to work on a project and the internet connection was terrible, cut out every 10 minutes or so and made it really hard to get anything done. Definitely recommended for a break but not if you need the net.

    Thanks so much for your feedback, although I'm sorry that the broadband wasn't good when you were there. It's usually around 14 MBps even at peak time and I've managed to work up there ok, although perhaps I don't work as hard as you! Thanks for letting me know though- I'll check in with Plusnet to see if any improvements can be made. Hopefully you'll be returning to the cottage for a wee break in the future! BW x Property Owner

    Reviewed by Thomas4.7May 2022

  • "Wow this place is gorgeous, a lovely small cottage with everything you could wish for."

    It was immaculately clean and I loved all the fairy lights everywhere. I suppose one of the negatives is walking through someone else garden to get to it but its worth doing. The bedding towels etc were all beautiful . I think one thing that would be great would be some type of cordless vacuum somewhere ( a Dyson type) so you can keep the clean and tidy as it is when you arrive? Other than that we will definitely be back at this stunning little cottage

    Thank you so much for your lovely feedback and suggestion, I'm delighted you soaked in all the cosy cottage vibes during your stay! I honestly don't expect guests to clean while they are there, although it is always gratefully received and I'll look into another wee cordless type hoover! Look forward to welcoming you back here in the near future! BW x Property Owner

    Reviewed by Sonya5.0Apr 2022

  • "The cottage was absolutely lovely, every little detail was thought about and lots of little extras."

    Loved all the little lights, it was like home from home! As soon as you entered the cottage it had a very welcoming feel and everywhere was spotlessly clean, loved the little snug it was so cosy and comfortable, the patio was very relaxing with the stream running down the side. Thank you so much for a lovely stay in your beautiful cottage. Would highly recommend.

    Thank you so much for your wonderful feedback. I'm delighted you had such a terrific stay! Hope to welcome you again in the future! x Property Owner

    Reviewed by Alison5.0Apr 2022

  • "The accommodation exceeded our expectation in every way."

    The cottage was extremely well designed - every space was cleverly utilised, the whole place was in immaculate condition, and every amenity you could think of was provided. The only two negative points would be the parking arrangements (having to park in the adjacent street, and the pavement outside the house isn’t very wide or well lit) and the dogs owned by the inhabitants of the main cottage - the windows in the cottage aren’t very soundproof so we could hear the dogs barking when they were outside, and had to be careful and make sure we didn’t stand in any dog mess when we were leaving and entering the property. All in all we were delighted with our stay, it was most comfortable and excellent value.

    Thank you so much for your great feedback, I'm so happy you had a great time, although I'm sorry that the dogs were a bit barky! The windows are normally left slightly open to let some air circulate in the cottage, so that may have contributed too! I hope that won't put you off from returning again in the future, I'd be delighted to welcome you here again. BW x Property Owner

    Reviewed by Paul5.0Mar 2022

  • "Absolute gem of a cottage."

    Every detail is so well thought out. You can tell Helen has put her heart and soul into making the stay as comfortable as possible. Minutes walk to the beach at the front or up into the hills at the back the choice is yours. You should be very very proud and PS loved the rabbits.

    Thank you so much for your lovely comments, I hope to welcome you back again soon! x Property Owner

    Reviewed by Sarah5.0Feb 2022

  • "We had an amazing week at the beautiful Clover Neuk cottage!"

    Gorgeous home, really cosy and clean. The owner was very friendly and helpful too! Definitely recommend for a chilled holiday in lovely surroundings.

    Thank you very much for your kind feedback. It was a pleasure to have you to stay and hope you will return again in the future. BW x Property Owner

    Reviewed by Oliver5.0Feb 2022

  • "Great cottage"

    Thank you for your feedback, I'm very pleased you enjoyed your stay. Hopefully welcome you again soon. BW x Property Owner

    Reviewed by Mark4.7Feb 2022

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  • One double bedroom
  • Ground-floor shower room with walk-in shower, basin, heated towel rail and WC
  • Kitchen
  • Utility
  • Living/dining room with gas effect log burner
  • Snug
  • Gas central heating with gas effect log burner
  • Electric oven, induction hob, microwave, fridge, washing machine and dishwasher
  • Netflix, WiFi, selection of books
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • On-street parking around the corner of the property
  • Enclosed rear decking with furniture
  • One well-behaved pet welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop 0.7 miles, pub 0.6 miles
  • Note: There are low ceilings throughout the property, please take care
  • Note: No terrestrial TV channels, Netflix only
  • Note: Due to the layout of the cottage it may not be suitable for people with mobility issues

The property

Nestled in Fairlie, North Ayrshire is this charming, semi-detached house that is off the main house, Clover Neuk.

Backing onto the Fairlie Burn stream and lying next to Clyde Muirshiel Regional Park, Clover Neuk offers a romantic retreat for two in the Scottish lowlands.

Follow through a communal entrance gate, and the gravel pathway is past the main house, where a stylish, light-filled kitchen greets you; rustle up a delicious meal for your loved one using the fantastic amenities, such as electric oven, induction hob and a dishwasher for a quick cleanup so you can relax for the rest of the evening.

Take care when stepping down from the kitchen into the snug, a lovely little spot to curl up and watch the TV or grab a book off the shelf, with natural light pouring in from the Velux window.

Next door to the kitchen, the living/dining room has a breakfast bar for two, ideal for planning your day over a hearty breakfast, or romantic evenings by the gas fire for extra comfort whilst you enjoy a glass of wine on the plush sofa.

Follow the stairs up to the lovely double bedroom, with cottage-style wooden doors, a feature fireplace and wooden beams, making for a pleasant setting to get ready or unwind after the day's adventures.

A ground-floor shower room has stylish tiling, decorated with plants and a heated towel rail to wrap yourself in a toasty towel after a refreshing shower.

Step through to the utility for a washing machine, iron and ironing board, so you can pack light and not worry about muddy walks.

Clover Neuk has a rear, enclosed decking area overlooking Fairlie Burn, perfect for a quiet morning coffee listening to the peaceful sounds of the stream, or a romantic alfresco dinner at the outdoor seating under the stars.

The cottage is a stones throw from the shore with the evening sun and sunset being gorgeous.

When its time to stock up the cupboards or treat yourself to dinner out, head into Largs where you'll find plenty of shops and restaurants.

Tinto tapas is delish, Room is also very nice pub food and Scotts is as close to fine dining as you get, located at the marina, between Largs and Fairlie.

Theres also a local chocolate shop called Geraldos.

The Fencebay fishery and craft shop is in the opposite direction along the main road, which is a great place to enjoy.

For attractions, you are within reach of Fairlie viewpoint for outstanding views across the sea, or head to Kelburn Castle, Country Park & Estate, an excellent day out with the quirky, distinct graffiti style artwork of the castle walls.

Make the most of your fantastic location by heading north to Largs, a historical town that celebrates its Viking heritage at Vikingar!, a multimedia centre, or wander along its Victorian promenade with an ice cream and take a ferry trip to the Isle of Cumbrae.

A smaller village south of Fairlie, West Kilbride has spectacular views over the Fifth Clyde, with Sea Mill Beach a short journey away for romantic strolls along the sand, or stay in the village centre to discover its galleries and studios, such as The Barony Centre, a major exhibition space with a lovely café.

Beith is an attractive, historical town lying on the other side of Clyde Muirshiel Regional Park from Fairlie; visit the Auld Kirk, dating back to the late 1500s, wander the beautiful Eglinton Street with 18th and 19th-century architecture, and enjoy dinner at one of the traditional village pubs.

For a good day out alos take a trip to the gin distillery at Millport.

With excellent villages and towns within reach, surrounding the Clyde Muirshiel Regional Park for fantastic walks and cycle routes, Clover Neuk is the perfect base to discover the wonderful attractions of the Scottish lowlands.

EPC Rating: Band E

EPC Rating: Band E

Note: This property has a Good Housekeeping bond of £150.

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About the location


Largs 2.7 miles, West Kilbride 4.7 miles, Beith 13.8 miles

Sitting in North Ayrshire, Scotland is the charming village of Fairlie. This small resort is known as Scotland's first Fairtrade village, where visitors in the surrounding areas can enjoy a variety of restaurants and shops, such as the Catch Seafood Restaurant, craft and farm shop. Fairlie's main attraction includes Kelburn Castle, Country Park & Estate, an excellent day out for families to admire the quirky and distinct graffiti style artwork on its walls. During the summer, visitors can enjoy pony trekking and a pets corner, as well as a café with delicious food on offer. The village lies just south of Largs, with two popular golf clubs nearby, it's a picturesque town with a Victorian promenade lined with ice cream parlours and shops, with regular ferry trips to the Isle of Cumbrae, as well as Vikingar!, a multimedia centre celebrating the town's Viking heritage. West Kilbride is a smaller village south of Fairlie, offering stunning views over the Firth of Clyde, an excellent golf course and The Barony Centre, a major exhibition space with a lovely café. Heading further afield, Beith sits on the other side of Clyde Muirshiel Regional Park from Fairlie, an attractive, historical town known for the remains of the Auld Kirk, dating back to the late 1500s, the quaint Eglinton Street with 18th and 19th-century architecture and there is fishing is available at the nearby Kilbirnie Loch. Fairlie is a wonderful base for your adventures in the Scottish lowlands.

Note: Due to the layout of the cottage it may not be suitable for people with mobility issues.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas