- Off road parking
- Ground floor accommodation
- Ground floor bedroom
- Garden / Patio
- Cot available
- Highchair available
- Pub/shop < 1 mile
- Washing machine
- Sky TV
- Broadband / WiFi
Reviews & Ratings
53 Customer Reviews
"Lovely property which is on the doorstep of loads of beautiful places."
Owners were great and have offered a smashing place to stay. We had 3 dogs with us and they were also made to feel welcome. We had a lovely week exploring, and relaxing in this lovely house. It was well equipped and the afternoon tea on arrival was a welcomed addition. Anyone who books this will be smiling!
"This property was beautiful with everything you could ever want and need."
Sky TV was an added bonus. Comfy beds, beautiful jacuzzi bath, en/suite room,absolutely spotless and Afternoon tea left for us was unexpected but very much appreciated. This is one of the best property’s we have stayed in with Sykes snd we would high recommend to others. 5* property and we hope to return.
"We had a lovely time at bright and beautiful."
It had everything we needed and was perfect location. The back garden and the walk to the beach was perfect for the dogs.
"Perfect! The location is great for visiting various places."
The bungalow is very well equipped and probably the best ‘dog friendly’ one we’ve booked! Absolutely spotless, could not find fault at all. Highly recommended and we will definitely be back.
"Great bungalow everything you need welcome pack excellent very quiet area dogs ..."
Great bungalow everything you need welcome pack excellent very quiet area dogs where safe in garden would recommend and go back
"We were very impressed by all the bungalow had to offer and the reception pack a vey kind jesters and enjoy by the grandkids."
Plenty of parking available and in a great position for visiting Ayr and wider exploring. Must mention Dumfries House only half an hour away with two days activities at least for all ages. Thank you very much we really enjoy our stay and it didn’t rain !
"The house was just as described …."
Bright and beautiful. However, we were disappointed with the very bad state of cooking trays, they definitely had seen their day and not an expensive item to replace. I could not think to use them without first lining them with kitchen foil. The saucepans which did not appear to be non stick were pretty scratched on the bottom too. On opening the cutlery drawer, I found the drawer itself not as clean as it should have been, which meant I had to put all the cutlery through the dishwasher. The grass was pretty long and no-one appeared to cut it during the week of our stay, despite the good weather we had.
"Would highly recommend in every way, already thinking about coming back next year."
Thanks for everything. Eleanor
"Lovely cottage and very comfortable Great welcome pack Hope to return in the future"
"Beautiful well kept cottage, lovely and clean, very well equipped."
Lovely afternoon tea left for our arrival. It was the perfect base for our trip. We had a great week. Already booked for next year and very much looking forward to it
"A beautiful property, clean and comfortable with a fantastic enclosed garden for our four-legged family member."
We loved the jacuzzi bath, huge fridge, Smart TV, and the delicious sandwiches and cakes we were greeted with. So thoughtful and much appreciated! :) The quiet location in the far corner of a cul-de-sac suited us down to the ground. It was peaceful and so safe in terms of traffic and everything else.
"A wonderful property with everything provided except the Tea Pot ("
"What a lovely holiday home Bright and Beautiful is."
Everything was just perfect for us. Lots of interesting places to visit locally. Further afield Mull of Galloway to see the seals, Loch Lomond and the Kelpies. A busy week, but Bright and Beautiful was so comfortable to come back to and relax. The welcome pack was the best we have ever had, much appreciated. Thank you so much to the owners for sharing your very special home. Also thank you to Janet and her son who were very pleasant and helpful.
"Brilliant holiday home great location lovely garden so relaxing 10 minute walk to fantastic beach"
"Spotless house with everything you need to hand."
we really appreciated the sky tv for some downtime in the evenings. Beds were really comfy too and parking was handy. Great location too and our dog loved the beach.
"Fantastic cottage - really clean, good facilities."
Garden was great for the dogs. Really close to beach and amazing coastal walks. We all loved our time here.
"WOW we had a lovely restful week here."
so clean and fresh , we were made to feel at home. lovely pet caring home. when we got there The owner had left us afternoon tea. so very kind and caring and thoughtful. would book again .
"Absolutely loved our stay!"
Beautiful, clean and comfortable and the back garden was truly secure for the dogs. The high tea welcome pack was a delightful surprise, and absolutely delicious!! Just a 10 minute walk to the beach for the dogs walks! Shops within easy reach. Our only complaint, and it's more of a suggestion than a complaint, is the shower. It's truly awful, I'm sorry. Perhaps a new shower head might be an idea? There's barely a trickle of water comes out. Having said that it did not spoil our stay. Lovely property. Thank you so much
"We loved our time here, lovely place to stay in a lovely area, there is so great places to go and eat a short drive away, the garden at rear is enclosed which is essential for us having 3 dogs, also a nice touch with a afternoon tea left for us on arrival with fresh milk , coffee tea etc so you don’t have to go straight out shopping when you get there."
All in all a perfect break!
"Everything about this cottage in Alloway two miles from Ayr was absolutely superb."
We arrived on Saturday 19th November to gain access into this modern three bedroom bungalow in a quite housing estate. This holiday cottage had everything we needed to accommodate our family and dogs. On arrival we found a delightful tea of sandwiches, scones and cakes in the fridge and this made the start of our holiday wonderful. The beds were very comfortable, the whirlpool bath was sensational, the kitchen had everything we wanted and the rear enclosed garden was brilliant to allow our dogs to have an enjoyable time. The cottage was exceptional clean and there wasn’t a spec of dirt inside the bungalow. Greenan Beach was only 10 minutes walk away and it only took 5 minutes to walk to the shops. I will recommend this cottage to our family and friends and we will definitely return to this holiday cottage in the next few years.
"This is an excellent house for a break in Ayr."
Close to beach and shops, quiet cul-de-sac location and a very comfortable house. Nicely decorated, comfortable beds, everything we needed in the kitchen and an enclosed back garden, which was perfect for our dog. Our little girl loved the 'light up bath' and the afternoon tea that awaited us when we arrived was a lovely surprise. All in all, an ideal property and we had a great stay.
"Bright & Beautiful is a very good property - very central to everywhere."
Lovely eating places all around. We visited Girvan and Largs. Arran is also very accessible - went there last time. The icing on the cake was the lovely afternoon tea left for us. So delicious and a lovely surprise. Property also has a tumble dryer which was very useful. Thank you Janet for everything
"Lovely property in nice fairly quiet location."
Ideal for walking around and being close to the sea with beautiful views of Arran. Although there were a few issues issues with the property Janet the housekeeper was very helpful in trying to resolve them.The welcome gift of Afternoon Tea was delicious &much appreciated .
We had everything we needed. Would love to come back again
"We had an amazing stay at Bright and Beautiful, the cottage was spottlessly clean upon our arrival and the afternoon tea was just what we needed after a 5 hour drive, thank you so much for this."
The garden was enclosed and secure, great for our two granddaughters and two dogs. During our stay we had a problem, I contacted Janet and she was brilliant, without her help we would not have known what to do, thank you so much to Janet, she is a gem and the owners should feel privileged to have someone like Janet working for them, she's cares about the cottage but the guests too, wonderful lady. We will definitely return.
"This is a great place to stay with everything that was needed provided."
The afternoon tea that was left for us was a nice surprise too. Thank you we had a lovely stay & will be back again.
"The property was lovely"
"Just spent a lovely week at Bright and Beautiful with our 3 dogs."
The property was like a home from home with everything you could want. Location was great with a short walk to a local supermarket and excellent fish & chip shop. Another short walk to the fantastic dog friendly beaches. Afternoon tea on arrival was a bonus - thank you.
"Enjoyed a perfect holiday in Bright and Beautiful."
Loved the welcome tray of goodies. Great garden to relax in. Have enjoyed many holidays here, at all times of the year, and will always look forward to returning to this very relaxing house. Crichton
"This is our second visit at the property it was very thoughtful that the owners left some lovely sandwiches and cakes."
Brilliant accommodation well equipped spacious and clean . What we liked was the location,supermarket close by and a lovely short walk to the dog friendly beach. We particularly enjoyed walking into Ayr along the coastline. There are lots of other things to do within a short car journey. Weather was lovely and warm.We will be back again.
"Overall pleasant stay, left detailed feedback on the document provided on how to make the bungalow even better, curtains at the bedroom windows would be appreciated."
Replacement sofas would be a future consideration with seating for 6 people. Afternoon tea provided was good and a lovely gesture (thanks). Nice quiet cul de sac, pleasant area, nice secure garden for fur babies. Would we stay at Bright&Beautiful again probably Yes.
"Would highly recommend this house."
Was immaculately clean through the very spacious rooms. Ideal location right at the beachfront for a nice walk on the beach. Everything you need is already in the house so need nothing. Would definitely return for another fantastic break
"We had an excellent stay at the cottage."
It is in a fabulous location, in quiet cul-de-sac but close enough to lots of local places of interest for young and old alike. The cottage was presented very well and was well catered for. Local supermarket and takeaways within walking distance. We hope to return in the future.
"I'm reluctant to say this but I was so disappointed with the cleanliness of the house."
Cobwebs in kitchen, living room, main bedroom & double bedroom. Both toilets vents covered in thick dust. Radiator in ensuite has years of accumulated dust. Placemats & coasters grubby. Both couches are extremely grubby also with accumulated food down the sides and seams. Skirting boards in each room were in need of a good scrub. I have taken photographs just in case my comments are disputed Given we're living through a pandemic I was astonished. To the positive. Great contained garden for small dog. Very secure and well maintained. Great location and very quiet . Short walk to the lovely beach. Very well equipped kitchen and plenty of towels and bed linen. The afternoon tea was a lovely surprise and very much appreciated. In summary We arrived in the evening so I didn't see the true condition of the house until the next day. I was going to call the number left in case of problems, but I couldn't live with having to move back our for the hours it would have taken to bring it up to the necessary standard. I felt the late check in of 4.00pm and early check out of 10.00pm was extreme. All problems are easily dealt with and if the house was given a much needed deep clean it would a gem of a place.
Thank you so much for your feedback, its very important to me that you have a great holiday experience at Bright and Beautiful Holiday Cottage and guest feedback helps me to continually improve the property standards. I am most pleased that you enjoyed the afternoon tea on arrival, and the great contained garden for your small dog, the superb location and peacefulness. Pleasing also to hear you enjoyed the short walk to the lovely beach and also the very well equipped kitchen and cottage with plenty of towels etc., My changeover specialist Janet and her team have done a great job all season, as can be evidenced by the many Fantastic reviews received. I am surprised that you didn't contact Janet or Sykes during your stay regarding any cleanliness issue, as her number is shown on the Guest Feedback form that is left for all guests. Had Janet been contacted we would have dealt almost immediately with any cleanliness issues. Our motto at Bright & Beautiful is that 'Cleanliness is next to Godliness'. We take pride in what we do, and Janet takes photographs of each room cleaned just before our guests arrive at 4pm. The photographs are emailed to me to ensure that our standards are always high. Lindsay (Owner) Property Owner
"Bright and beautiful was lovely."
The property was clean and very well equipped. Very close to sea and local shop as described the location was perfect On arrival we found afternoon tea in the fridge with milk tea and coffee supplied which was a very welcome gesture We loved the the property and had a lovely holiday The garden was secure perfect for our dogs too Property was warm and homely
"It was a lovely cottage."
Very well equipped ,everything you could need for a holiday and more . Lovely garden and really quiet . The afternoon tea on arrival was a lovely gesture and we all really enjoyed it
"Found the holiday bungalow to be very clean, well equipped with plenty of space."
The garden was well enclosed for our dog. It is only a short five minute walk to the beach which was dog friendly. The walk to Ayr along the footpath by the beach was lovely, the coastline was beautiful. Lots of lovely walks near by which we enjoyed. We have stayed at lots of holiday bungalows and this was one of the best. Close to a co-op and a fish and chip store, that serves the best fish supper we have eaten for years .It was a lovely touch to find an afternoon tea waiting for us after our long journey. Enjoyed our break that much, that we have already booked for next year.
"First of all we would like to thank the owners for an amazing afternoon tea on ..."
First of all we would like to thank the owners for an amazing afternoon tea on arrival after an 8 hour journey, a lovely touch
"Beautiful bungalow with everything we could possibly need, only think that let it down was the showers was mouldy, the shower head, tray and tiles."
Walking distance to shops and beach and handy for all amenities.
"Bright and Beautiful was just that, Bright and Beautiful."
It was set up for living in so had every thing that you might need. Even an Afternoon tea for your arrival. Brilliant.
"The cottage is very well equipped and Janet & Lyndsay were very welcoming."
The afternoon tea that was provided when we arrived was excellent and certainly a lovely touch. Great Chippy, Indian Restaurant and large Co-op very close by. The area in Doonfoot was very clean and also close to Alloway where there are a few restaurants as well as the usual attractions. Not far to get to Ayr and along the coast. Would certainly recommend this property if you are looking for a roomy cottage in this area that is well presented with everything that you could need for a relaxing holiday. I would give this accommodation 5*****. What more can I say. Pete & Babs
"Bright and Beautiful in Ayr is fabulous."
It's very spacious and bright but also has a cosy feel to it. The garden is completely secure so your furbaby cannot escape, there's ample parking on the driveway and it's situated in a quiet cul de sac, although the beach is only a 5 minute walk away. Ayr itself is only 2 minutes up the road by car and is a lovely shopping area and all the big name supermarkets are about. There's so much to see and do in and around Ayr, and the costal roads ate beautiful. I cannot recommend BRIGHT AND BEAUTIFUL enough, we will definitely be going back.
"The holiday accommodation was excellent also nice area nice convenient handy shops nice coastal views not too far away"
"I have been to lots of holiday homes over different parts of the country but Bright & Beautiful is the best by far"
"Was a fantastic location."
Safe and quiet. Has everything we needed. The lady went above and beyond. Wine, choc and milk on arrival. We have family in ayr and will definitely be using her again
"Good location close to local shop and takeaways."
Beach is a short walk away great for dogs.
"Brilliant location warm and clean bottle of wine and chocolate left and decorated with a small Christmas tree"
"Another fantastic holiday in this beautiful, welcoming house."
"A very nice modern bungalow, for a nice relaxing holiday, plenty of places to visit within a short drive."
"Lovely holiday home, well equipped, clean and in a lovely quiet location."
Our only criticism is that the fan didn’t work in the en-suite shower room which meant the bedroom window got wet with condensation and there was no shelving in the en suite so nowhere to put your toiletries. Just 2 small niggles, rest was great
"This is a beautiful single story house which was spotlessly clean."
Beds very comfortable and kitchen is equipped to a high standard - everything you could need. Garden fully enclosed; perfect for our dog. Within 10 minute walking distance to the beach along well laid out paths. Shops along same path in opposite direction which is very handy. A Co-op, Indian Restaurant and a Chippy. We had a lovely holiday visiting most of the local historical sites as well as distilleries a little further afield. We would highly recommend this cottage.
"At first glance the house looked clean when met by the owner but during unpacking I noticed the floors were very dirty and hadn't been washed in a while as my bare feet were filthy walking about."
The mop and bucket were bone dry and actually had dust in bucket which is how I can confirm this fact. I then had to spend a couple of hours scrubbing the mould and soap scum from shower cubicle which hadn't been cleaned in months. The fridge had mould, the toaster was full of old crumbs and was very grubby as well as a dirty microwave (inside). The cleaning left a lot to be desired. The beds were also very uncomfortable and one of them sagged in the middle. The cushions in the living room also had to be washed as they stank. It's a shame as this is a lovely house in a lovely part of Ayr. Owner needs to double check cleanliness prior to cleaner leaving and renters arriving. Won't be renting again. This is first time in ten years I've put in a bad review.
Thank you so much for your feedback, its very important to me that you have a great holiday experience at Bright and Beautiful Cottage and guest feedback helps me to continually improve the property standards. The cleaning company spray the quality wooden flooring with wood cleaning solution and then mop floors accordingly. The mop bucket used in the cleaning process is then placed in the garage (The mop bucket you seen was in the hall cupboard). The bed in bedroom 2 has a memory foam mattress. I appreciate memory foam is not to everyone's liking (Memory foam mattresses do tend to dip/sag to match an individuals sleeping position). Some guests prefer memory foam as can facilitate a relaxing sleep. The cushions were brand new and I agree hadn't been washed - had been purchased from a reputable high street retailer and brought to the cottage on the morning of the changeover. Property Owner
"Had a great holiday in a perfect location."
Highly recommend this house.
- Pet friendly, no additional charge for dogs
- All ground-floor
- Three bedrooms; 1 x double with an en-suite, with walk-in shower, basin and WC, 1 x double, 1 x twin
- Bathroom with Jacuzzi spa bath, basin and WC
- Sitting room.
- Electric fire place
- Fridge/freezer, microwave, washing machine, tumble dryer, gas hob, electric oven
- Property has an iron, ironing board, clothes horse and hair dryer
- TV with Sky movies/sports/kids channels and WiFi
- Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
- Fuel and power inc. in rent
- Ample off-road parking and garage space
- Enclosed rear garden
- Sorry, no smoking
- Shop within 0.2 miles and pub within 0.5 miles
A wonderfully presented property resting within the idyllic area of Doonfoot & Alloway, near Ayr.
This ground-floor accommodation rests paces away from the coast and is two miles away from the popular town of Ayr, making a wonderful spot for a family getaway.
Be welcomed into brightly-decorated property, offering contemporary features and furnishings to ensure a delightful base to come back to.
The designated chef will be delighted with the amply equipped kitchen that awaits them.
The kitchen benefits by having the option of a slow cooker, and means your meal should be ready for you when you return home.
Enjoy an evening meal before settling down with loved ones around the dining table, if the weather is lovely why not venture out to the garden and sit at the outdoor table and chairs to enjoy some alfresco dining.
For a relaxing evening in, sink into the sofas within the elegant sitting room, where you can keep warm in front of the wall-mounted electric fire.
Why not make the most of the Sky TV facilities on offer - Choose from Sky Sports, movies or children's channels.
After an action-packed day, choose to indulge with a relaxing soak in the Jacuzzi spa bath that awaits you within the stylish family bathroom, simply fill the bath then choose the type of spa you want.
You can also activate the bath's coloured lights to induce relaxation if required.
As the evening draws to a close, drift off to sleep within one of the three well-presented bedrooms, comprising of a double bedroom with an en-suite, another modern double bedroom and a twin bedroom.
If you don’t feel like cooking, try the local pub which offers a welcoming atmosphere and a superb dining menu.
There are also 2 local shops within close reach for picking up any necessities, and are open till 10 pm.
Or try the nearby fish and chip shop - with fresh suppers cooked to order.
If you are feeling more active, the Carrick Hills are virtually on your doorstep.
Or there are many other walks, parks and beach walks to explore.
You can play some golf at nearby Belleisle Golf Course, or try some fishing on the River Doon.
Visit spectacular Culzean Castle's play parks, grounds and attractions for a day out to remember, or take a ferry from Ardrossan to the beautiful Isle of Arran.
The nearby heads of Ayr Farm Park is always a favourite with kids.
Or try Pirate Pete's Family Entertainment Centre in Ayr, a few steps away from the promenade and beach.
Bright and Beautiful offers a splendid retreat to the wonderful West Coast of Scotland.
EPC Rating: Band C
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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