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Darnhay Milk House

(Ref. 993548)

Mauchline, Ayrshire and Dumfries & Galloway Show on map


  • 4 Guests

  • 2 Bedrooms

  • 2 Bathrooms

  • Pets No


  • Off road parking
  • Ground floor bedroom
  • Open fire
  • Garden / Patio
  • Cot available
  • Highchair available
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Sky TV
  • Broadband / WiFi

Reviews & Ratings

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24 Customer Reviews

  • "The owners of this cottage have got this to a very good standard."

    Very spacious, comfortable and a ' home from home'.!! ( A good Victoria Sandwich left for us by the owner, a welcome piece of cake on arrival with a cup of tea.!!) Good location for exploring Ayrshire...Many places to visit near to the cottage.

    Reviewed by David5.0Sep 2023

  • "The cottage on the whole was lovely and well maintained and a good base for exploring the surrounding area, both coast and further inland."

    Very peaceful and lovely views. The only things I would improve on are a lack of storage for provisions due to all cupboards being full of equipment and the lack of a shelf in the ensuite.

    Reviewed by Sandra4.4Sep 2023

  • "Lovely cottage, lovely host."

    We will return :)

    Reviewed by Jacqueline5.0Mar 2023

  • "Warm & comfortable accommodation, lovely country views , plenty to do in the area"

    Reviewed by Graham5.0Oct 2022

  • "It’s rural situation but close proximity to local services is perfect."

    The property is very well appointed and very comfortable and I could not find fault. I would have no hesitation in booking this property in the future and would highly recommend it to others.

    Reviewed by Matt4.7Oct 2022

  • "Holiday property was very clean & comfortable."

    Lovely setting. The only suggestion for improvement would be perhaps a small cupboard or sideboard as there was no room for food storage. Also we had elderly relatives in our party & they suggested a small stool in the bathroom - ample room for one. The homemade cake on arrival was a nice touch & very much appreciated.

    Reviewed by Alison5.0Aug 2022

  • "A very comfortable cottage in a lovely, quiet surroundings."

    Reviewed by Hilbrand5.0Jul 2022

  • "We had a fantastic stay at darnhay."

    The millhouse is perfect for a young family (toddler and baby). It is so clean and homily. The location is great, rural and secluded but towns and attractions easily accessible. The hosts are so friendly and helpful, highly recommend.

    Reviewed by June5.0Jun 2022

  • "Over all good"

    Reviewed by Uma4.7May 2022

  • "Lovely well equipped cottage in the quiet Ayrshire countryside, but within easy reach of Glasgow and the coast."

    We had a peaceful relaxing week to get away from it all. Jason, Cristy and Erin were excellent hosts and provided a delicious cake on arrival. Wouldn't hesitate to book again if we were looking to stay in the area.

    Reviewed by Gordon5.0Apr 2022

  • "We booked to attend a wedding and then explore the area."

    The property was good value by the description but exceeded expectations- larger and more comfortable than expected, and with fabulous views. The hosts were fantastic and made great recommendations, and there is more than enough to do in the area- Dumfries house as a start. Even with poor weather we had a great time- the property is very homely and easy to chill in especially with great log burner. With X2 Tesco near by, self catering is easy and the kitchen is functional and Local butchers at Garson are friendly and sell great produce. Lucky to have one great sunset, and we would absolutely stay again- really enjoyed the property and chats with Jason.

    Reviewed by Ingrid4.4Oct 2021

  • "Without travelling quite a way there was little of interest in this area."

    Reviewed by Barbara3.4Aug 2021

  • "Excellent cottage is a beautiful quiet location but close to local amenities and furnished to a high standard."

    Jason and Christy very friendly and helpful.Would have no hesitation in recommending Darnhay Milk House.

    Reviewed by Anthony5.0Jun 2021

  • "Cottage was everything we hoped for, spotless clean and very comfortable."

    It suited all our needs being all on the one level .Enjoyed the tranquillity of the countryside yet the easy access to the main roads and coast.Would definitely use again.

    Reviewed by Grace5.0Sep 2020

  • "This was an absolutely beautiful place to stay."

    Immaculately clean, so well equipped and. comfortable- we had everything we needed for a great base for our holiday. The Milk House is in a fab location too- lots of great places within a short driving distance.

    Reviewed by Tracey5.0Sep 2020

  • "We couldn’t have asked for a more lovely stay."

    The cottage had everything we needed to give it a real home from home experience. If we were ever back in the area, we would definitely come again.

    Reviewed by Rebecca5.0Aug 2020

  • "The cottage was very well equipped and had a lovely situation with panoramic views of the countryside."

    There are lots of varied things to do nearby and shops within a short drive.

    Reviewed by Andrew4.7Sep 2019

  • "Beautiful accommodation, modern facilities comfortable and wonderful views from the lounge."

    Reviewed by Charles4.4Sep 2019

  • "We had a great week, thank you."

    Delightful cottage, very well equipped, peaceful and set in beautiful countryside with lots of wildlife. We were made very welcome by the owners on our arrival. There are many places of interest to visit in the area which are easily accessible and Glasgow is thirty minutes on the train.

    Reviewed by Sue5.0Aug 2019

  • "Lovely clean cottage with beautiful views, it was perfect for us with young children."

    Made to feel very welcome and there was a delicious homemade cake upon arrival, perfect after a very long journey. All the rooms are a good size, and the facilities are great as the owners have thought of everything you need during your stay. It is lovely seeing the cows and sheep outside the picture window and the kids especially enjoyed it. The cottage is a good place to explore South West of Scotland. The kids enjoyed their stay and we recommend Dumfries House on 20 minutes away and the Science Centre in Glasgow. We will be returning to Darnhay Milk House.

    Reviewed by Emily5.0Jul 2019

  • "The location of the property is so quiet and peaceful and the view from the lounge window is beautiful."

    This is our second visit to Darnhay but the first time in the new barn. It’s perfect for visiting family and exploring Ayrshire, including the Isle of Arran. The barn is clean and comfortable and well equipped and a pleasure to return to after a day out. We’ll definitely return in the future.

    Reviewed by Barbara5.0Jun 2019

  • "Staying at Darnay Milk House is a perfect base to explore this part of Ayrshire."

    It is also secluded enough to escape from the hectic lifestyle most of us lead. The cottage is beautifully decorated to a very high standard. I myself am disabled and it wa perfect for me.It even has two accessible showers. I would recommend this place 110 percent. Jason and his family are so welcoming we even got a cake on arrival.Love it.

    Reviewed by Catherine5.0May 2019

  • "Visiting plaves we had decided we would like to see especially Dumfries."

    House which was brilliant

    Reviewed by Sydney5.0Apr 2019

  • "A fantastic cottage!"

    Recently converted to an incredibly high standard the cottage was the perfect base for our holiday. With more than enough room for two adults and two children - the cottage feels cosy while also allowing plenty of daylight stream in through the roof windows. The picture window in the lounge faces west and is the perfect view to watch the sun set with a glass of wine. Located just outside of a small town the cottage is far enough away from everything to feel secluded yet close enough to amenities like a co-op, bars and restaurants. A perfect getaway with lots to do in the vicinity, walks a plenty and some great places to eat. We will be visiting again!

    Reviewed by Ashley4.7Apr 2019

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  • All ground floor
  • Two bedrooms
  • 1 x super king-size double (zip/link can be twins on request), 1 x twin
  • Bathroom with bath, separate shower, basin and WC
  • Open-plan living room with kitchen, dining area and sitting area with wood burning stove.
  • Oil central heating with wood burning stove
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge, dishwasher, washing machine, SKY TV with extensive channels, WiFi
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Cot and highchair available on request (please confirm at time of booking)
  • Ample off-road parking
  • Private patio with furniture
  • Sorry, no pets and no smoking
  • Shop and pub 2.8 miles
  • Compulsary £25 weekly energy charge.

The property

Positioned near the quiet village of Mauchline, set amidst rolling countryside and beautiful Ayrshire scenery is Darnhay Milk House, newly-renovated by the owner in December 2018.

This converted barn offers a well-presented interior with a high vaulted ceiling and uplifting décor, ideal for a family of four or a group of friends.

The bright and airy spaces, combined with modern fittings add to the comfort of your stay. Snuggle up by the wood burner on a cold night and unwind in front of the TV with your loved ones, or play a game at the coffee table over drinks after dinner.

Velux windows overhead allow the natural light to stream through and the dimmed lights create a soothing ambience of an evening. Cook up a delicious meal in the well-appointed kitchen and gather together around the dining table after an adventurous day exploring the local area.

When the night draws in, you have two lovely bedrooms to choose from; the super king-size double offers zip/link beds and an en-suite, whilst the twin is ideal for kids and is served by the family bathroom.

Outside you have a private patio, perfect for balmy evenings watching the sun setting beyond a patchwork of fields and enjoying long-distance views over to the Isle of Arran.

Just over two miles away are the nearest amenities in the village of Mauchline, with shops, pubs, cafes, art gallery and the Burns House Museum.

The award winning SORN INN is also 3 miles away.

Ayrshire is one the best golf destinations in the world with nearly 50 courses to choose from including 5 of the UK's top 100 courses and 3 open championship venues close by. The seaside resort of Ayr boasts plenty more shops along with sandy beaches.

Prince Charles' philanthropic Dumfries House and estate, with its unrivalled collection of priceless Chippendale furniture, is just 8 miles away.

A little further away is the jewel in the crown Culzean Castles, a favourite day-trip destination of many Darnhay guests.

Cross by car ferry from Ardrossan Harbour to Brodick on the Isle of Arran and discover Brodick Castle, hiking on Goat Fell, and the Arran whiskey distillery along with scenery-filled walks along the Arran Coastal Way.

You also have access to the cities of Glasgow (45 mins by car) and beautiful Edinburgh (under 2 hours by car) with its Old and New Towns. A well-deserved break in Scotland.

EPC Rating: Band E

EPC Rating: Band E

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About the location


Ayr 12 miles.

The lovely village of Mauchline quietly nestles amidst glorious hills and farmland and is ideally situated for exploring the magnificent scenery of Ayrshire and the Isle of Arran. The village is well-known as the home of Robert Burns, who lived and farmed in the area with his wife Jean Armour for many years. The house they shared is now a museum and forms part of the Burns Trail. The Royal Troon and Turnberry links courses are both nearby, whilst the historic seaside resort of Ayr is just 12 miles away, offering excellent shopping, bars, restaurants and sandy beaches. Visit Dumfries House at nearby Cumnock with its unrivalled collection of Chippendale furniture, or take a trip to Culzean Castle with its picturesque cliff-top setting and enjoy the 600 acre country park complete with deer park, swan pond, adventure playground and delightful beaches. A truly charming part of Scotland with something for all tastes.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Christmas