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Garden House - Culzean Castle

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Maybole, Ayrshire and Dumfries & Galloway Show on map


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  • 5 Guests

  • 3 Bedrooms

  • 1 Bathroom

  • Pets No


  • Off road parking
  • Open fire
  • Garden / Patio
  • Cot available
  • Highchair available
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Seaside
  • Broadband / WiFi

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10 Customer Reviews

  • "Great property , magnificent setting."

    Lots for everyone from toddlers to oldies like myself to do . Really enjoyed the experience and would definitely go back.

    Thank you very much for the lovely comments. We are very lucky to have such beautiful estates and castles in our care. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Gerard4.7Mar 2024

  • "Ideal location for a peaceful getaway."

    The castle itself was closed during our visit, but we loved having unlimited access to the Country Park grounds, which are gorgeous and offer an over abundance of delights for walking and wildlife enthusiasts. We also enjoyed our visit to nearby Alloway, birthplace of poet Robert Burns and an ideal stop for poetry lovers. The cottage itself was spotlessly clean, modestly but beautifully furnished, and filled with every possible amenity we needed to make our stay there comfortable (and the views out the back windows into the walled garden were lovely). We thoroughly enjoyed our time here and would be happy to visit again in the future. Highly recommended.

    Many thanks for your lovely comments and we hope to welcome you back to Culzean or one of the other NTS properties. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Robert5.0Nov 2023

  • "Have holidayed in Culzean cottages since I was a child."

    My children now adult and teenage adore this place . This cottage is perfect for families and central to the park. The only down side is the tiny double bed in the second bedroom. Very uncomfortable for 2 adults. Would suggest changing this for perfect feedback.

    Reviewed by Harriet4.1Nov 2023

  • "You couldn't ask for a better setting, you could spend all of your holiday on the estate."

    We spent hours exploring the grounds and facilities. The property is charming, there are a couple of things which could help make for a perfect holiday. A lock for the bathroom door. A few door handles need attention. The second double bed is a small double so a bit tight for two adults. We were a family of four adults and a two year old so a stair gate would have been a help. Nothing that could spoil our wonderful holiday. I would highly recommend a stay at Garden Cottage and will be back.

    Reviewed by Kiaran5.0Aug 2023

  • "This is the perfect holiday home."

    It really has everything that you could wish for. Well appointed, stunningly beautiful situation, easy communication, amazing facilities. Just perfection.

    Reviewed by Siobhsn5.0Jun 2023

  • "This is a fantastic place to stay- great location with lots to do on the Culzean estate."

    The cottage was very peaceful. The kitchen facilities are excellent- we cooked every night we were there. There were not quite enough basics like toilet roll, tea towels, laundry tablets, kitchen roll or salt and pepper) supplied. This was a pain as the nearest shop was a ten minute drive away. Supplying these basics in future would make the stay 10/10.

    Reviewed by Rebecca4.1May 2023

  • "We all loved the cottage and everything was in excellent condition."

    The only thing missing was a dustpan and brush! The outside sitting area was lovely when the sun came out as it was very sheltered. Good for little children.

    Reviewed by Ann5.0May 2023

  • "We enjoyed our stay at the Garden House, the cottage is generally good, but there are some easily resolved minor issues which could have improved our stay."

    There are garden benches located within the walled garden right outside the sitting room & kitchen windows, people were sat on those benches, looking straight into the cottage rooms, we asked a gardener if they could be moved a little so that our privacy wasn't compromised but they were not moved during our stay. Photographs online of the rooms showed pictures on the walls, but these had been hung with self adhesive fastening and I can only assume had fallen down, and were stored in cupboards instead of being rehung, this made the lounge area feel somewhat bare/stark without the pictures which was a shame as they looked nice! Also a footstool shown in the photographs was not there. There were no logs for the fire, nor were there any fire tools or gloves, which could prove to be dangerous if someone brought their own logs. There was no door mat. Also we had a sleepless night caused by the film crew who were on site leaving their generator & flood lights on all night by our cottage, we went out to look but no one was working, this was reported to the office the next day and did not re occur. Despite the above we enjoyed our stay, Culzean is a lovely estate, and the cottage was warm, clean & reasonably well equipped, a few more items of crockery and cutlery would be good.

    Reviewed by Paul4.4Nov 2022

  • "Wow! Staying at the Garden House was amazing and so very peaceful."

    Exceeded our expectations.

    Thank you very much for your review and we hope to welcome you back to Culzean. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Alexandra5.0Sep 2022

  • "This is a beautiful peaceful property in a great location"

    Thank you very much for your positive feedback , we hope to welcome you back to this new property at Culzean or one of the many other holiday cottages we offer at the National Trust for Scotland. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Lynne5.0Jul 2022

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  • Three bedrooms: 1 x super-king-size (zip/link, can be twin on request), 1 x double, 1 x single
  • Bathroom with bath, walk-in shower, basin, heated towel rail and WC
  • Cloakroom with basin and WC
  • Kitchen/diner with TV
  • Utility
  • Sitting room with woodburning stove
  • Gas central heating with woodburning stove
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, washing machine, dishwasher, coffee machine
  • 2 x FreeSat TV, WiFi
  • Fuel, power inc (Wood Burner Fuel not included)
  • in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Travel cot and highchair available
  • Off-road parking for 2 cars
  • Private, enclosed garden with lawn, decking and picnic bench
  • Sorry, no pets and no smoking
  • Shop 5.1 miles, pub 5.3 miles, beach 0.9 miles
  • Note: The WiFi can be slow/intermittent due to the location
  • Note: Cot bedding is not provided
  • Note: Some of the door frames have low head height, please take care
  • Note: There is a step down into the garden, please take care
  • Note: The opening times, visitor facilities and entry prices of all National Trust for Scotland properties and attractions can be viewed on their website here
  • Note: There is no access to the Walled Garden from the property or enclosed garden
  • The Walled Garden can only be accessed via the car park gate or from Silver Avenue between 10:00 and 16:00 daily.

The property

Maybole 5.6 miles.

Nestled within the grounds of the grand Culzean Castle & Country Park Estate near the popular town of Maybole, is this three-bedroom traditional detached cottage, Garden House, lovingly restored by the National Trust for Scotland with high-quality furnishings paired with the homes traditional character, offering a lovely dwelling for couples or a family of five.

Your new holiday home enjoys a peaceful location surrounded by woodland, with its own private, enclosed garden for dining alfresco, ideal for an after-dinner stroll with your loved ones.

Step into the sitting room, where you are invited to relax on the plush sofas in front of the woodburning stove with a glass of wine in hand, as your favourite show plays out on the FreeSat TV.

Prepare culinary delights for your guests in the well-equipped and light filled kitchen/diner, which looks out onto the walled gardens, where you can savour your meal at the dining table for six as you make plans for the days ahead.

Just off the kitchen/diner, you will find a utility and a cloakroom for your convenience.

Climb the stairs up to the first floor, where three beautifully presented bedrooms await, a super-king-size with zip/link, and a double, both with views overlooking the vibrant walled gardens, and a single, all with plenty of storage.

In the morning, prepare for an adventure filled day in style in the well-appointed bathroom, complete with Arran toiletries.

A wealth of activity is right on your doorstep, from tours of the magnificent castle itself to its expansive grounds where you will find a deer park.

woodland walks, a Swan Pond, formal gardens, fruit-filled glass houses, and an Adventure Cove and play park for the little ones to enjoy.

Treat your loved ones to a getaway filled with character and history at Garden House.Note: This property can be booked with Refs: 1060510, 1060512, 1060513, 1060515, 1104229, 1104228 and 1104230 together sleeping 31 guests.

EPC Rating: Band F

Culzean Castle Cottages

A collection of eight spectacular National Trust for Scotland cottages, resting amidst the splendour of the Culzean Castle & Country Park, this group of historic holiday lets can be found resting on the Ayrshire coast of Scotland, on the outskirts of the charming town of Maybole. Designed by Robert Adam in the 1770s on one of Scotland’s most dramatic cliff top sites, affording panoramic views over the Firth of Clyde, these properties make a splendid choice for groups of friends or families seeking a scenic escape to Scotland. The grounds on which the properties are situated offer plenty of natural wonders well worth exploring at any time of the year, including around 600 acres of woodland and formal gardens, and three miles of varied coastline; it is a true haven for wildlife watchers. Each property offers its own unique and predominantly traditional interior with contemporary touches throughout, creating a wonderfully relaxing retreat. Spend time together exploring the Swan Pond, Adventure Playground and Deer Park, something the little ones are sure to delight at where you can adopt your very own deer, or enjoy a special moment with your partner amongst the romantic aura of the castle, with the Armoury, the Library and the famous Oval Staircase all worth seeing. The grounds also boast a farm shop and kitchen, catering to all of your culinary needs, while a wider selection of eateries can be found in the local town of Maybole, where you can take your pick from pubs, restaurants and tearooms, as well as a selection of shops for picking up any fresh ingredients. The town hosts an impressive 19th century town hall and an equally imposing castle, the perfect stop off for any history lover, while a more relaxing day can be found on the golden sands of the beach. Just a short stroll away from the properties, the beach is the perfect place to make precious memories with your loved ones or perhaps even try out a new watersport, for those feeling more adventurous. The cottages rest within easy reach of the popular coastal town of Ayr, home to a selection of shops where you can pick up the perfect souvenir or enjoy a day of retail therapy, as well as a pretty esplanade with a wonderful sandy beach, Ayr Racecourse, three golf courses and much more. The Robert Burns Birthplace Museum, also owned by the National Trust for Scotland, rests just outside the town, and is well worth visiting to learn about the life of Scotland’s national bard. Spend a day exploring the beauty of the Galloway Forest Park, or simply soak up the beauty of your surroundings from your wonderful holiday homes, the Culzean Castle Cottages.

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About the location


Ayr 5 miles.

Maybole, the ancient capital of Carrick, has a recorded history dating back to the 1100s. The high street is especially striking, with its imposing 19th Century town hall and impressive Maybole Castle, believed to date back to 1560. Once an area famous for shoe manufacturing, the village now affords a variety of shops and pubs, and a rather quirky parish church of prominent orange stone. The wonderful Ayrshire coastline is within easy reach, whilst the busy market town of Ayr, the capital of Burns Country, with its host of amenities, is just 5 miles away. Galloway Forest, a mere 10 miles away, provides excellent walking opportunities, and captivating Culzean Bay, with its grand castle and delightful gardens, is within a 12 mile drive. A wonderful, peaceful location, perfectly located for exploring the beautiful West coast of Scotland.

Note: The WiFi can be slow/intermittent due to the location.
Note: Some of the door frames have low head height, please take care.
Note: There is a step down into the garden, please take care.
Note: The opening times, visitor facilities and entry prices of all National Trust for Scotland properties and attractions can be viewed on their website here.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas