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  • 4 Guests

  • 2 Bedrooms

  • 1 Bathroom

  • Pets Yes


  • Off road parking
  • Ground floor accommodation
  • Ground floor bedroom
  • Garden / Patio
  • Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Seaside
  • Broadband / WiFi

Reviews & Ratings

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  • cottage (9)
  • clean (8)
  • beautiful (7)
  • well (7)
  • definitely (6)
  • lovely (6)

14 Customer Reviews

  • "This was our second visit and loved it as much as the first."

    The cottage is definitely 5 star, and has everything you could need or want is supplied. It was so good sitting in the conservatory, looking out at the water, even in the rain. Just so peaceful. We hope to return soon.

    Reviewed by Fiona5.0Jun 2024

  • "A spotlessly clean cottage in an enviable position in a quiet seaside village."

    The sunsets over Arran from the conservatory were spectacular, a lovely spot to enjoy a glass of wine or cup of coffee.

    Reviewed by Margaret4.7May 2024

  • "We had an amazing weekend at Rothiemay cottage, it was absolutely lovely, spotlessly clean, and had everything we needed, the bathroom/shower room is especially beautiful."

    Comfy seats in the living room, with a cracking big smart TV. The weather was so good, so we were able to take advantage of the lovely well kept garden, which had a sea view. we watched the sun set over the sea every evening. lovely Quiet wee village.

    Reviewed by Jacqueline5.0May 2024

  • "Rothiemay is a beautiful cottage that is well equipped and spotlessly clean."

    The enclosed garden was great for my cocker spaniel to run about in chasing her ball. The views were lovely although it wasn't the best of weather. Unfortunately I had to cut my visit short due to an emergency at home but the time I was there was very relaxing. Would definitely think about returning

    Reviewed by Shirley5.0May 2024

  • "Very comfortable well cared for property."

    Reviewed by Diane5.0Apr 2024

  • "This is a beautiful cottage placed in a superb little hidden gem of the West coast."

    The beach is a minute from your door- there views are stunning if you get good weather. The sun room at the front is a lovely haven to relax in. The cottage is well equipped with everything you need in the kitchen. The decor is well done and clutter free. Everything was very clean and tidy. The heating makes the cottage cosy and it is definitely needed on cold days. Unfortunately the beds were very uncomfortable- the mattresses were so hard and unsupportive with springs easily felt- our sleep was not great because of this. We would love to return to visit Maidens and would consider this cottage if they had better mattresses.

    Reviewed by Claire4.4Mar 2024

  • "My fiancée and I had a lovely, restful week at the cottage."

    The cottage is decorated very tastefully and is much bigger than it appears from the outside, making it very comfortable/spacious for two occupants. The bathroom/ shower is excellent. There are beautiful views across towards the sea and there are some lovely attractions only a short drive away (Culzean castle being a highlight). We would definitely use the cottage again as we had a lovely relaxing week there.

    Reviewed by Matthew5.0Mar 2024

  • "Such a beautiful cottage."

    Very well equipped with everything you need and spotlessly clean . We Loved sitting in the conservatory with a couple of glasses of wine, looking at the water. We definitely want to come back and hopefully will! Thank you for a 5 star experience.

    Reviewed by Fiona5.0Feb 2024

  • "Would only comment that the cottage was short on bath size towels."

    Also the property was last cleaned on the 29th and we had a booking from the 31st with the same entry time of 17:00. Other sites would and have contacted you to say you can appear earlier. Than 17:00 again approx 14:00 would have allowed us more time to relax and enjoy.

    Reviewed by Graeme5.0Dec 2023

  • "Lovely cosy place to stay and a beautiful location."

    Spotlessly clean and well equipped. Only thing and it is small is the lighting is a bit bright for cosy nights in maybe some sort of dimmers, we used the floor lamp in the corner instead but other than that it was perfect. We'd recommend to anyone plus the price was reasonable as well.

    Reviewed by Gavin5.0Dec 2023

  • "This is a beautiful property that has been well maintained."

    It is clean and comfortable, with everything you require. Easy access to the beach. The local shop is literally a stones throw away, and was well stocked. We loved our time there, unfortunately it was cut short due to a family emergency. Definitely recommend this accommodation

    Reviewed by Julie5.0Nov 2023

  • "2nd time at Rothiemay."

    Fantastic stay. 1st class cleanliness and comfort no hesitation in recommending this property.

    Reviewed by Giles5.0Nov 2023

  • "Cottage sits in ideal spot 5 star accommodation clean tidy surround gardens ..."

    Cottage sits in ideal spot 5 star accommodation clean tidy surround gardens would highly recommend cottage ticks all the boxes ,, tranquility,,

    Reviewed by Agnes5.0Nov 2023

  • "We have stayed at various dog friendly properties and this is the ultimate."

    Caroline one of the owners contacted us prior to the visit to advise of roadworks affecting the route to Maidens. The property exactly as described and is luxurious throughout. There was nothing not thought about. The bathroom was huge and just right with the shower. The sun room overlooking the bay was fantastic for sitting looking at the the view of the Isle of Arran under various weather conditions. Huge grassed area and beach very good for exercising our hound. Saw seals and various birds up close from the beach. Easy access to the nearby Scottish National Trust castle with its massive grounds. All in all we would return in a heartbeat

    Reviewed by Graham5.0Oct 2023

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  • Single-storey
  • Two bedrooms: 1 x ground-floor double with Smart TV, 1 x double
  • Ground-floor shower room with walk-in shower, basin, 2 x heated towel rails and WC
  • Kitchen/diner
  • Utility
  • Sitting room
  • Conservatory
  • Oil central heating
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, washing machine and dishwasher
  • 2 x Smart TVs and WiFi
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Off-road parking for 1 car and ample roadside parking
  • Enclosed garden with lawn, patio and furniture
  • One well-behaved pet welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop 0.1 mile, pub and beach 0.3 miles
  • Please Note: This property accepts a minimum stay x 3 nights
  • Please note: there is a £25.00 pet supplement
  • Please note that this property only accepts Friday and Monday check-ins

The property

Nestled in the seaside village of Maidens, Ayrshire is this fabulous, single-storey, semi-detached holiday cottage, Rothiemay.

With sea views over to Culzean Castle and Aran, along with plenty of home comforts, this delightful home makes a perfect base for a family or two couples.

On arrival, off-road parking greets you, before stepping into the kitchen/diner, the ultimate space for whipping up a family meal.

From here, make your way to the sitting room, where a Smart TV rests for your entertainment, as well as a telescope for taking in the picturesque sea views and sunsets.

Moving through the property, two well-presented double bedrooms offer a place to rest your head before a day of walking, and on your return, a sleek shower room with an impressive contemporary design provides you with somewhere to rinse off the day.

Enjoy your morning coffee with a view in the conservatory, or out in the garden while your canine companion gives their legs a stretch on the lawn.

If you don’t fancy cooking one evening, head to the local pub and hotel for a delicious meal out, or pop to the nearby convenience store to stock up, or post a postcard to your loved ones at home.

There is a fantastic selection of attractions in the area, along with a wealth of coastal walks; head to Turnberry Lighthouse for yet more gorgeous views, or in the opposite direction, up to Swan Pond, a favourite among animal lovers for its natural beauty.

A popular tourist spot nearby is Culzean Castle, an opulent and stunning piece of architecture to explore, and for gentle strolls, the Dunure Labyrinth Park and Garden.

Into Ayr, you will find plenty of eateries and pubs to treat your loved ones to, followed by a walk along Ayr Estuary; animal lovers will also enjoy a visit to Heads of Ayr Farm Park!

Whatever the weather, Rothiemay makes a lovely base for a picture-perfect break to Scotland.

EPC Rating: Band D

EPC Rating: Band E

Short-term Holiday Let Licence No: SA-00027-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.

Please Note: This property accepts a minimum stay x 3 nights.
Please note: there is a £25.00 pet supplement.
Please note that this property only accepts Friday and Monday check-ins

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas