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Darnhay Cottage

Mauchline near Ayr, Ayrshire and Dumfries & Galloway (Ref. 2289)



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  • Icon/Feature/Off-road parking Off road parking
  • Icon/Feature/Ground floor bedroom Ground floor bedroom
  • Icon/Feature/Open fire Open fire
  • Icon/Feature/Garden or Patio Garden / Patio
  • Icon/Feature/Baby-friendly Cot available
  • Icon/Feature/Baby-friendly Highchair available
  • Icon/Feature/Washing machine Washing machine
  • Icon/Feature/Dishwasher Dishwasher
  • Icon/Feature/Sky TV Sky TV
  • Icon/Feature/WiFi Broadband / WiFi

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60 Customer Review(s)

  • “A lovely quiet cottage, well equipped and in a good location.”

    Friendly hosts who were around if needed. We explored the coast, had a day on Arran and a leg stretch at Loch Doon. We would return if we plan to holiday in this area again.

    Friendly hosts who were around if needed. We explored the coast, had a day on Arran and a leg stretch at Loch Doon. We would return if we plan to holiday in this area again.

    - Susan Jane, September 2021

The property

A lovely, detached barn conversion situated in the owners' grounds, on the rural outskirts of Mauchline, 12 miles from Ayr.

Enjoying splendid views over the peaceful, rolling Ayrshire countryside.

This converted barn offers a well-presented interior with a high vaulted ceiling and has been furnished to a high standard with uplifting decor combined with modern fittings.

It boasts two spacious bedrooms, a vaulted open plan sitting/dining area with wood burner, a well-appointed kitchen and a patio area ideal for dining alfresco. 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


  • Two bedrooms: 1 x double with en-suite shower, basin and WC, 1 x ground floor twin
  • Ground floor bathroom with bath, separate shower cubicle, basin and WC
  • Fitted kitchen
  • Sitting room with dining area and woodburner.
  • Oil central heating with wood burning stove
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge, dishwasher, washing machine
  • SKY TV with extensive channels
  • WiFi, 55 inch tv and DVD player
  • Radio/cd player
  • Small collection of books,games and DVDs
  • Fuel and power included in rent
  • Bed linen and towels included in rent
  • Cot and highchair available on request (please confirm at time of booking)
  • Ample off-road parking
  • Patio with furniture
  • Sorry, no pets and no smoking
  • Shop and pub 2.8 miles.

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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.

*Cot and high chair available on request
(please confirm at time of booking)*

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Christmas
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If your booking can't take place due to a COVID-19 lockdown in the UK or Ireland, you can request a change of date or receive a full rental charges refund.

Owners may request any evidence that they reasonably require before making a refund. Sykes Holiday Cottages is not agreeing to pay or guarantee any refund from the Owner to you under this Book with confidence.
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