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Sykes rating

  • 5 Guests

  • 3 Bedrooms

  • 3 Bathrooms

  • Pets No


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

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12 Customer Reviews

  • "The property was a beautiful home centrally located within walking distance of a major supermarket and the high street."

    Although the home was in a busy area it was very quiet inside. It was a large and comfortable house which was extremely clean and looked newly renovated. The beds were super comfortable and the showers had very good water pressure and we did not run out of hot water. It was bright and airy inside and I would definitely stay there again.

    Reviewed by Margaret5.0Mar 2024

  • "Aye have no troubles with the house all in fantastic accommodations thank you so ..."

    Aye have no troubles with the house all in fantastic accommodations thank you so so much for letting us stay in your house

    Reviewed by Leonard5.0Mar 2024

  • "Willowbank was lovely and warm, spacious and clean."

    There were only the 3 of us staying there so plenty of room. The loo on the landing wasn’t great for my 91 year old mother at night but we managed! It’s a lovely house - although the location - not near the seaside, on a main road but great for Morrisons! And near the railway station. Hope Ayr station will reopen soon!

    Reviewed by Louise4.4Nov 2023

  • "Lovely large house, very clean and tidy."

    Off street parking and ideal for Ayr town centre, train station and a Morrisons across the road. Lovely large modern kitchen very well equipped. Two newly refurbished ensuites in the double bedrooms BUT there was no toilet in them. The sinks were extremely small and inaccessible due to the situation of the mirror glass shelf, which in the rear bedroom was broken on arrival, we assume due to the tight space to use the sink and dry from the shower. There is a bathroom on the mid floor and a downstairs cloakroom (with no radiator so extremely cold in there). There were some maintenance issues requiring attention, particularly the front door looks like it requires replacing, it gives a bad impression of the property on the approach, but the property is beautifully done. The big issue for us was the noise and light pollution in the front bedrooms from broken and poorly fitted blinds which were not black out ones and with no curtains there was an awful lot of noise, light and draft pollution from them. In order for our children to sleep we had to drape blankets over the windows. Overall we loved our stay in this large and beautiful old house, it just requires a little attention in the areas mentioned to be just perfect! We did, however, feel that the owners are in the processing of sorting these issues out.

    Reviewed by Jill3.8Oct 2023

  • "Well-equipped house in excellent position - Morrisons opposite and handy for town."

    Listing needs updating - we had to ask Sykes to ask owners about parking, which is now available at rear of property. (NOT side street, which is residents only). Also think house would accommodate more than 5. Certainly 2 children in little room with pull-out bed. Gave up using sink in bedroom shower room as water very slow to drain away. Surprised at no information book/file, and no visitor book for comments. Loved Ayr and its surroundings.

    Reviewed by Brenda4.4Sep 2023

  • "Willowbank is a lovely,spacious house located in a central position for shopping in Ayr."

    The house was very clean and contained all the necessary mod cons including a well equipped kitchen with dishwasher and washing machineThere were two sitting rooms and lots of videos and books provided. As described two en-suite double bedrooms (without a toilet) and a single bedroom. Showers were really good. Main bathroom had a shower, bath and toilet. It was perfect having "Morrisons" right opposite for daily shopping!. We would recommend this house for a short or longer stay.

    Reviewed by Caroline5.0Jul 2023

  • "This well provided house is still a work in progress as the outside gates seem to be temporary."

    We were comfortable, converiently placed and there was space for bicycles in a corner of the garden. There was a set of excellent cooking knives - often lacking in rental cottages. Points to note Parking by the house is permit holders only. Free parking is 1 or 2 streets away. This caused no problem as we could unload by the house. Downstairs toilet drainage is dodgy - water gurgles in thewashhand basin when you flush the toilet. A towel rail there would be useful. A wee shelf & wall light for reading etc would improve the small bedroom.

    Reviewed by Eileen4.1Jul 2023

  • "Small bedroom bed/mattress springs sore to lay on and every time you moved you could hear the sound of the springs."

    Toilet downstairs had no lock,and the water came way up in the toilet sometimes when flushed.when you washed your hands the water gurgled and bubbles would rise. The whole house was spotlessly clean and all newly fitted bathrooms, a wee bit disappointed no toilets in bedrooms. I still would highly recommend this house 100%

    Reviewed by Anne4.4Jul 2023

  • "Very disappointed to get a parking ticket within 15 minutes of arrival."

    After following your instructions not to park at the front of the property but on the side street. If we had not been so hot and frazzled we might have spotted that this was for residents only between 5pm and 10am. This was NOT clear in your listing details. Also we found mouldy teabags in the teapot which had been there for some time. Despite cleaning this out I could not face the thought of the taint and brewed my tea in a mug throughout. There were also dirty trays for cooking in the oven which we could not understand why these had not been cleaned as there is a perfectly good dishwasher! While we managed the heat by closing the blinds and opening windows as appropriate. You might like to consider a small electric fan for the future comfort of guests.

    Reviewed by David2.8Jun 2023

  • "This is a superb property."

    It is a beautiful large property. Well maintained. It is a modern well equipped property while retaining the period features. Facilities were top notch. Plenty of equipment. It is minutes from town centre and has easy access to tourist attractions. I will certainly book this again when I have family visiting and have already recommended it to others

    So pleased you enjoyed your stay. Thanks for your very kind comments. Hope to see you again. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Margaret5.0Dec 2022

  • "Fantastic house everything was just perfect close to train station town & beach the only negative was the garden was overgrown."

    The nice weather was an added bonus:)

    Reviewed by Alison5.0Aug 2022

  • "Ayr is a beautiful town and we had an enjoyable stay."

    The heads of Ayr farm is a must go and also a walk along the beach . Accommodation was comfortable and had most things that we needed. Morrisons is directly opposite the property! A few suggestions.. to ensure there’s kitchen roll in the kitchen Use some air freshening in the house . We had to go buy these ourselves The garden was overgrown Otherwise a Comfortable house to stay

    Reviewed by Adebimpe3.1Jul 2022

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  • Three bedrooms: 1 x double with en-suite walk-in shower and basin, 1 x twin with en-suite walk-in shower and basin, 1 x single with pull-out bed
  • Bathroom with bath, shower over, basin, heated towel rail and WC
  • Kitchen
  • Dining room
  • Sitting room with electric fire
  • Second reception room with electric fire
  • Gas central heating with 2 x electric fire
  • Oven, gas hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, washing machine, dishwasher
  • 2 x TV, WiFi, radio
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Travel cot and highchair available
  • Roadside parking up the side street to the property
  • Garden with patio, lawn and barbecue
  • Sorry, no pets and no smoking
  • Shop and pub 0.1 miles, beach 1 mile
  • Note: There are two steps leading down to the family bathroom, please take care
  • Note: Both sitting rooms have sofa beds for guest use
  • Note: Please do not park at the front of the property

The property

Tucked away in the bustling seaside resort of Ayr, is this fantastic three-bedroom semi-detached Victorian villa, Willowbank.

Enjoying a central location with easy access to the local amenities, as well as the coast, which is peppered with beautiful beaches, Willowbank is a superb-dwelling for a group or family of five embarking on their next adventure to Scotland.

Park-up roadside, before stepping into your new holiday home.

You will be greeted by the sitting room, where you can relax on the plush sofas, one of which doubles as a sofa bed, as you select a much-loved show from the TV in the warmth of the electric fire.

The second reception room also boasts a large sofa bed, electric fire and TV, perfect for the little ones or those wanting to watch something else.

Continue through to the well-equipped kitchen, with a handy washing machine and dishwasher, where you can conjure up mouth-watering meals for your loved ones, ready to savour at the dining table for six.

If the weather is nice, why not fire up the barbecue to enjoy grilled delights?

Completing the ground floor is a cloakroom for your convenience.

Make your way up to the first floor, where you will find a well-appointed bathroom, perfect for soothing soaks or freshening up in the overhead shower.

When sleep calls, you will find three well-presented bedrooms, a double and a twin, both with en-suite shower rooms, and a single with pull-out bed, ensuring ample sleeping arrangements for all parties.

Explore your local surroundings, where right on your doorstep, you will find a well-stocked supermarket with café, perfect for picking up any essentials or treating your loved ones to a hearty breakfast.

Within the town you will find a further selection of welcoming eateries, where you can sample fresh seafood with views of the River Ayr at the Waterfront Ayr, British classics at Arthur Street Kitchen, and traditional Spanish cuisine at the Spanish Kitchen.

Visit the fascinating remains of St. John’s Tower, bath on the golden sands of Ayr Beach which also offers great fishing opportunities, wander up to Greenan Castle, tour the 18th-century former home of the great poet Robert Burns, or visit the sweet animals at the Heads of Ayr Farm Park.

If you time your visit right to the town, you can catch the renowned Scottish Grand National at Ayr Racecourse!

Next stop is Kilmarnock, where you can picnic in the lovely Dean Castle Country Park or test out your clubs at the nearby Annanhill Golf Course.

For a memorable day trip, take the scenic drive to Glasgow, where you can enjoy leisurely strolls through the Glasgow Botanic Gardens, visit the Glasgow Science Centre and an excellent selection of museums, boat trips down the River Clyde or ample shopping opportunities.

All this and more awaits at Willowbank.

EPC Rating: Band D

Note: This property has a Good Housekeeping bond of £350.

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About the location


Kilmarnock 17 miles; Glasgow 40 miles.

Perched on the south-west coast of Scotland, is the bustling town of Ayr. This popular seaside resort lies a mere 40 miles from Glasgow city and is the perfect spot to get away from city life. Within the town you will find an endearing sea front and a wealth of eateries, pub and shops to suit all ages and tastes. Here, you will also find the 16th century, Ayr Racecourse which is the venue of the Scottish Grand National, the Ayrshire Handicap and the Ayr Gold Cup, in addition to three golf courses. Within the town you will also find a magnitude of historical landmarks to explore, including Burns Cottage, Loudoun Hall and St. John's Tower. To the South of the town is the majestic Galloway Forest Park which houses breath-taking views and the dramatic scenery of the towering mountains of Merrick, Mulwharcher and the Rhinns of Kells, that are waiting to be explored. Ayr is a refreshing base for a seaside holiday to Ayrshire.

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