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Sykes rating

  • 6 Guests

  • 3 Bedrooms

  • 2 Bathrooms

  • Pets Yes


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

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43 Customer Reviews

  • "We spent a wonderful 3 nights holiday in this house and we definitely want to repeat our stay, maybe longer next time."

    Thank you

    Reviewed by Anna4.7Apr 2024

  • "The property is fantastic."

    House is absolutely stunning and spotlessly clean. Bit clinical actually! Location is great too. Everything anyone could possibly need. BUT the beds let it down big style. The mattresses need badly replaced. The cheap (albeit spotless) pillows are awful- I had to bolster with cushions! We all lost sleep and we decided after 3 horrid nights to head home. Enjoyed our stay except for the misery of those beds.

    Reviewed by Susan3.8Apr 2024

  • "Had a week at same cottage in July , so was return visit November 3 days."

    Beautiful cottage inside & outside. Looks exactly same as photos. Spotless clean. Broken kettle was replaced quickly. Owner Caroline very helpful & obliging. Secure garden for our young Cavapoo dog. Handy local shop across road. Lovely local walks lots grass across road and entrance to the right to beach. Nice Walk to harbour area with lots of seats. 10 min coastal drive to Girvan. This time round due to health issues we drove car to furthest away car park towards caravans then it’s approx 25 min walk along caravan pathway & into back of Culzean Castle grounds & Swan pool with castle another 30 min walk . In summer we walked along beach & first entrance at a small waterway (which we missed ) or can climb the wooden steps further along (steep climb) Dog settled well in cottage & loved beach & our walks. Great family cottage & great for dogs too.

    Reviewed by Maureen5.0Nov 2023

  • "Just back from a lovely family break at this stunning property."

    Lovely and spacious house with every comfort and need catered for. Our daughter loved the games table in the garage and the bunk bed room and our dog enjoyed the enclosed garden. Highly recommend this lovely, comfortable house. Thanks for a lovely stay

    Reviewed by Nicola5.0Oct 2023

  • "Another relaxing stay at Meadowbank."

    A lovely, modern and comfortable cottage with everything you need for your stay. The beach is so close for daily strolls, and Ropes nearby for a lovely cocktail or two. Just what the doctor ordered.

    Reviewed by Tracey4.7Oct 2023

  • "Absolutely lovely property."

    Great for dogs and secure garden. Lovely furniture and fittings and comfy beds, we all slept really well. Great to have the shop just next door and they were so friendly. Loved Wildings restaurant down the road, the food was gorgeous. The location was brilliant, fabulous walk down to the Culzean estate and not to mention the sunsets, even though the weather was a bit questionable we got 4 beautiful sunsets. Our only frustration was lack of shower upstairs, that really was an issue for us. We would stay again definitely but really would appreciate that 2nd shower!

    Reviewed by Kay4.7Sep 2023

  • "The property was fabulous but as there was just 2 of us so a bit big certainly ideal for 6 people, The only disappointment was no welcome pack which we have always had in our properties."

    I know not compulsary but it is a nice touch!

    Reviewed by Anne5.0Sep 2023

  • "This is my 2nd time booking a cottage through Sykes and have found their accommodation description very true to life, their booking process easy to follow and communication and instructions very informative."

    Meadowbank Cottage was very spacious, spotlessly clean and had all the facilities you could need for a home away from home. Decoration was very contemporary, the garden was perfect for our pooch and co close to the shoreside and was a lovely little spot in Ayrshire that I hadn't known about before. We were blessed with good weather which made our stay even better. I would recommend this accommodation.

    Reviewed by Lisa5.0Sep 2023

  • "Meadow bank is an absolutely amazing cottage, it had everything we needed and more and it was spotlessly clean."

    We had the most amazing time there, enjoying the outdoor space in the sunshine. The indoor open space living was also the perfect place to chill especially after a day of sightseeing, the sunroom was my favourite place to read my book. The downstairs bedroom and shower room was perfect for my eldest parents. Our dog loved the large garden with regular walks along the beach, to the harbour and Ropes for us to go for drinks and food. My teenage boys loved the garage with the pool table. Can’t wait to come back next year.

    Reviewed by Clare5.0Jul 2023

  • "Thanks for a lovely stay."

    The cleaners did a great job, the place was spotless. Very comfortable house and a lovely location, we’ll definitely be back

    Reviewed by Donna5.0May 2023

  • "Cottage was just perfect thanks"

    Reviewed by Alan5.0Apr 2023

  • "The cottage was perfect in every way."

    Reviewed by April5.0Feb 2023

  • "Our third time staying at Meadowbank."

    It is a lovely modern, clean and comfortable cottage. We enjoyed walks on the beach with our dog and visits to Ropes for a drink in the evening. My son enjoyed activities at near by Carrick Adventures . A lovely, welcoming and cosy place to stay. We will be back.

    Reviewed by Tracey4.7Oct 2022

  • "This property lives up to its photographs."

    Clean, modern and with everything you need. Open plan downstairs makes the property very spacious. The garden is first class for dogs, completely secure and I had no worries letting my little pooch wander whilst the enormous patio (triple windows) were wide open, giving a real inside/outside feel. Maidens is a gem and you really can see the sea (and the Isle of Arran) from the property. The beach is literally two minutes walk from the front door. Ayrshire was lovely to explore, lots of lovely dog walks (Culzeon Castle is a must visit), although we did struggle to find anywhere to eat inside with the dog. We even took the ferry across to Arran for the day. I cannot recommend this property highly enough and will definitely be coming back. Thank you for a lovely stay.

    Reviewed by Alex5.0Sep 2022

  • "This is a lovely cottage."

    Very clean, well looked after, lovely garden & safe for the dog to run around in. Games room was an added bonus ( added after we booked

    Reviewed by Ashleigh5.0Aug 2022

  • "Great wee holiday cottage."

    Would highly recommend. Very clean and friendly. So close to the beach and handy for local restaurant and bistro.

    Reviewed by Laura4.7Jun 2022

  • "Lovely, modern house with good facilities including a games room."

    Would have no reservations recommending this house to friends or family. Convenience store right next door which doubles up as a cafe/chip shop, which is always a good thing. Really can't fault it.

    Reviewed by Paul5.0Jun 2022

  • "My husband and I had a lovely relaxing stay, the property is just beautiful."

    It is most definitely a home from home experience very dog friendly. Plenty of sunshine trapped outdoor space. Would highly recommend and will be booking again.

    Reviewed by Carol5.0May 2022

  • "The house is a credit to the owners."

    It is spotless and the layout is ideal. Decor is lovely. The sunroom in an afternoon to read is a treat and the games room an added bonus. The enclosed garden was loved by the dog to play ball. Wanted for nothing! Ideal location to explore surrounding attractions: Culzean Castle, Burns Country and Balgary Gardens. The shop next door sells everything but you’re not far from the Asda at Girvan. Long walks on a spotless beach ideal for walking the dog. Well enjoyed and relaxing stay!

    Reviewed by Jonathan5.0May 2022

  • "Fantastic stay at meadow bank, immaculately clean and comfortable the pictures ..."

    Fantastic stay at meadow bank, immaculately clean and comfortable the pictures don’t do the property justice would definitely recommend thank you

    Reviewed by Suzanne4.7Apr 2022

  • "Clean, modern property in a great location."

    Never had any problem parking. Level access to bedroom and bathroom on ground floor much appreciated.

    Reviewed by Stuart5.0Apr 2022

  • "What an amazing cottage the pictures really don't do this place justice ..."

    What an amazing cottage the pictures really don't do this place justice brilliant location has everything you need and more very high standard inside and out garden is great and 100 % dog / child safe been to many cottages over the years in many different places this one is definitely in the top 3 if not the best actually liked it that much we rebooked on our second night to come back in October can't recommend highly enough if you had 6 stars I'd give it 7 Derrick and Susan

    Reviewed by Derrick5.0Mar 2022

  • "This was the perfect accommodation for us as we were attending a wedding not far away from Meadowbank."

    Love the modernisation of the cottage, enjoyed the views and very Ideal for taking or wee man and dog for walks along the beach. We had a couple of drinks at the local pub 'Ropes' great views with friendly service. Would be cracking in the summer. Highly recommended.

    Reviewed by Craig5.0Feb 2022

  • "99% perfect."

    Tastefully decorated in the most beautiful location. Everything and more you need from a holiday home. The coast road drive is stunning. Culzean on your doorstep a bonus. Originally from South Ayrshire we used it as a base to rediscover and a few nostalgia trips out. 1% knocked off as “ this is hopefully seen as constructive criticism”. The lounge needs a couple of table lamps as a softer alternative.

    Reviewed by Patrick5.0Jan 2022

  • "As a family we so needed a break and your accommodation brough us exactly what we needed."

    It was everything we wished for. The kitchen is well stocked, place cleaned immaculately Nd bedrooms not only huge but so so comfy. Lication perfect for kids, walker and twitchers. Life was perfect for 5 days lol x

    Reviewed by Linda5.0Dec 2021

  • "We have had another lovely relaxing week in this cottage."

    Its spacious, clean and cosy with everything you need for your stay. Great location next to the beach and harbour for walks. Enjoyed sitting outside at Ropes Bistro for a drink in the evening. Already booked to come back again.

    Reviewed by Tracey5.0Oct 2021

  • "Gorgeous wee cottage already booked for next year"

    Reviewed by Laura5.0Sep 2021

  • "Loved the cottage much larger than expected immaculate everything catered for and more Excellent spot we loved it and would most definitely return, games room great addition."

    The bedrooms were comfortable and spacious and one downstairs also as a bonus. The layout suited us just fine and dog friendly perfect!! Caroline was so helpful and friendly we would return again didn’t want to leave !!! Superb beach and walks in culzean castle ❤️

    Reviewed by Jean5.0Aug 2021

  • "Second summer holiday in Meadowbank, great cottage in Maidens which is a lovely spot."

    The games room was an addition this year which will be great for families with older children.

    Reviewed by Wendy4.7Jul 2021

  • "Great holiday house - comfortable, modern and fresh."

    On street parking was not an issue - we were always able to find a space.

    Reviewed by Jenny5.0Jul 2021

  • "This is a brilliant cottage in a superb location."

    It is recently refurbished and in immaculate condition. It is 100 yards from the beach and there is so much to see in the surrounding area.

    Reviewed by Joseph5.0Jun 2021

  • "Lovely spacious house in the perfect spot in Maidens, shop just 20 yards away from the front door where you can top up with supplies and eateries nearby."

    We highly recommend Wildings Hotel for some great food and for smaller equally nice lunches Ropes Bistro. The house itself was presented beautifully and really the pictures don't do it justice. We had a small issue during the week when we lost the hot water but Alan the joint owner came out promptly and resoved the issue quickly for us. Only minor moan (and it is minor) is that the parking outside the lottery can be a bit of a lottery as it is a small circular parking area which serves the shop mainly, but to be fair the owners do stress that it is first come , first served re parking right outside the house, it's busiest during the weekends Great stay and beautiful village, look forward to coning again

    Reviewed by Alan5.0Jun 2021

  • "The house is absolutely perfect,lots of room for all the family."

    Near to the beach, we were also very lucky with the weather,the patio furniture was used every day. Thank you for a brilliant holiday

    Reviewed by Lesley5.0May 2021

  • "The cottage was beautiful, exceptionally clean and the photos didn’t do it justice."

    It was in a very quiet village with beautiful views over to Arran. There’s lots of places to visit a short drive from Maidens, Culzean Castle, Dunure and Rabbie Burns museum, cottage and monument, we had an amazing meal in the Brig o Doon hotel Alloway, highly recommended. Enjoyed a very relaxing 6 nights in Meadowbank and would definitely recommend it.

    Reviewed by Isabel5.0Nov 2020

  • "This cottage was fantastic and good value for money."

    Well equipped and comfy bed. Great location as only across the road to the beach. Handy shop next door too ! Sadly on our first day there was a power cut but we couldn’t find a torch in the property so had to sit in the dark until the electric was back on. The only other thing was because it rained a lot we had lots of wet clothing but there wasn’t a dryer or washing line to dry them on. However everything else was fabulous and we really didn’t want to go home. Probably the best cottage we have ever stayed in and would highly recommend it to others. The chocolates and wine and welcome note was a real treat Thankyou so very much. We will definitely be back. Regards Angie Kirtley and Linton Woodman.

    Reviewed by Angela5.0Oct 2020

  • "It was a beautiful, clean and comfortable home that had everything we needed for a relaxing holiday."

    Positioned next the harbour which allowed for lovely walks down to the beach. The enclosed garden was also perfect for our dog.

    Reviewed by Tracey5.0Oct 2020

  • "We were very impressed with the cottage."

    Everything was lovely and clean and it had all the things we could have wanted. It is the first time we have had a cottage holiday but I hope it wont be the last !

    Reviewed by Janet5.0Sep 2020

  • "Lovely cottage very modern and spacious."

    close to beech for walks and to Culzean Castle and Country Park.

    Reviewed by Sally4.7Aug 2020

  • "Excellent accommodation with plenty of space in communal areas which is important now."

    Very comfortable and had everything needed for an enjoyable holiday. Would definitely recommend!

    Reviewed by Patricia5.0Aug 2020

  • "We had a fabulous week in this beautiful property."

    Very well situated near to the beach and small shop. House was lovely and clean on arrival and everything we needed was available. Great for children, very comfortable and modern. Lovely area for eating out and some nice little walks and beaches nearby. Would definitely recommend and would like to return soon!

    Reviewed by Emma5.0Aug 2020

  • "Enjoyed our recent stay at Meadowbank, the layout of the communal area and garden lended itself to socially distanced contact with family nearby."

    Comfortable and well equipped, would recommend.

    Reviewed by Wendy5.0Aug 2020

  • "Meadowbank is a lovely, well appointed cottage which has been newly renovated."

    It was ideal for our family of four plus two grandparents. It is close to the beach and play park for the children and very convenient for the local shop and restaurants.

    Reviewed by Sandra5.0Jul 2020

  • "Fantastic cottage, absolutely exceeded expectations."

    Looks like recently refurbished to a very high standard, huge rooms and lovely external areas Superb accommodation, highly recommended

    Reviewed by Bryan5.0Jul 2020

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  • Three bedrooms: 1 x king-size, 1 x ground-floor double, 2x single beds
  • Bathroom with bath, heated towel rail, basin and WC
  • Ground-floor shower room with walk-in shower, basin and WC
  • Open-plan living area with kitchen, dining and sitting area
  • Utility.
  • Oil fired central heating
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, washing machine, dishwasher, Smart TV and WiFi
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Travel cot, highchair and stairgate available on request
  • Car park available out the front of the property on a first come, first served basis
  • Enclosed patio with furniture
  • Secure bike storage
  • One well-behaved pet welcome
  • Please note this property only accepts Friday and Monday check-ins
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop 0.1 mile, pub 0.4 miles
  • £25.00 pet supplement Note: Property sleeps a maximum of 6 people including infants
  • Please note: the bunk room now has 2 single beds.

The property

This well-presented, semi-detached cottage rests in the delightful harbour village of Maidens, situated along the largely unexplored coastline of south west Scotland.

Serving as a homely base for family and friends, Meadowbank has been renovated to a high, contemporary standard with a bright and airy open-plan living area, here you can look forward to relaxing on the large corner sofa whilst browsing through the entertainment options on the Smart TV, all before enjoying a sumptuous feast prepared in the well-appointed kitchen.

The ground floor also includes a cosy double bedroom, which is a great choice for those with limited mobility, whilst the remaining two bedrooms can be found upstairs.

The master features a spacious king-size with sloped ceilings, while the bunk room is perfect for children had has fabulous sea views.

Heading outside of the property, why not treat yourself to a glass of wine, or perhaps an alfresco meal on the enclosed patio?

The cottage is ideally placed for holidaymakers, with a well-stocked local shop just across the road and an extensive sandy beach with stunning views of Ailsa Craig a little further ahead.

Enjoy a day at the beach or take advantage of some of the great walking and cycling trails which are available nearby.

If golfing is your passion, then there are a number of fine courses in Ayrshire including the luxury Turnberry resort, just one and half miles away.

Explore stunning Culzean Castle and Country Park or discover Robert Burns' connection with this lovely part of Scotland.

Meadowbank has everything you need for a holiday to remember along Scotland’s west coast.

EPC Rating: Band G

EPC Rating: Band D

Short-term Holiday Let Licence No: SA-00003-F

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About the location


Maybole 7 miles; Girvan 7.5 miles.

This fishing village sits at the south end of Maidenhead Bay on the Ayrshire coast and looks out to sea with views of Arran and Ailsa Craig and the distant Mull of Kintyre. It was here that Robert the Bruce is acknowledged to have come ashore when he sailed from Rathlin Island in Northern Ireland after his encounter with the spider in the early 14th century. The ancient Earls of Carrick had their seat at Turnberry Castle which today is a ruin. Today Maidens is a popular spot for visitors with its traditional harbour, extensive beach, a couple of restaurants and its close proximity to Turnberry and the spectacular Culzean Castle.

This property accepts a minimum stay of x3 nights.
£25.00 pet supplement
Please not that this property only accepts Friday and Monday check-ins.
Note: Property sleeps a maximum of 6 people including infants

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas