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Ardlochan Lodge

Maybole, Ayrshire and Dumfries & Galloway (Ref. 1060510)

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  • Icon/Feature/Off-road parking Off road parking
  • Icon/Feature/Ground floor bedroom Ground floor accommodation
  • Icon/Feature/Ground floor bedroom Ground floor bedroom
  • Icon/Feature/Open fire Open fire
  • Icon/Feature/Garden or Patio Garden / Patio
  • Icon/Feature/Baby-friendly Cot available
  • Icon/Feature/Baby-friendly Highchair available
  • Icon/Feature/Washing machine Washing machine
  • Icon/Feature/By the sea Seaside
  • Icon/Feature/WiFi Broadband / WiFi


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1 Customer Review(s)

  • Mr Chugg

    “Great stay.”

    Lovely property and location. Nice and quiet and so close to the beach. Great having access to the whole Culzean estate. EV car charger at Home Farm also helpful. Superb location. ...

    Lovely property and location. Nice and quiet and so close to the beach. Great having access to the whole Culzean estate. EV car charger at Home Farm also helpful. Superb location. Being picky, here are a few minor things that could be improved: toilet cistern had a fault and every hour or so it would do a short refill ( a little irritating at night). Telly/SatBox instructions not present and operation not very intuitive. Would have been nice to have some more info on what we could recycle. As a wheelchair user property was manageable too. We had a lovely stay.

    - Mr Chugg, May 2021

    Good to read that you had a lovely stay. The toilet float has been changed as it had split due to frost damage so the toilet no longer runs. Thank you for bringing it to our attention. Property Owner

Culzean Castle Cottages

A collection of five 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.

The property

A stylish property to base an escape to the Ayrshire coast of Scotland, Ardlochan Lodge is surrounded by the beauty of the National Trust for Scotland’s Culzean Castle & Country Park, on the outskirts of the charming town of Maybole.

All on the ground floor, this contemporary cottage provides a couple, small group of friends or family with all you could need for a wonderful self catering stay.

The last remaining gatehouse on the estate, this unique property has been renovated to provide you with every contemporary comfort; the open plan living space offers a place to spend quality time with loved ones whilst gathered around the woodburning stove, with a TV, radio and DVD player to keep everyone entertained.

The kitchen is well equipped with utensils and appliances to assist you with any home cooking, while the dining table in the centre of the room provides the perfect space to indulge in a glass of wine.

Find two beautiful bedrooms to rest your head after each day of adventure, taking your pick from the master double or the twin room, which can be conveniently made into a double on request to offer you a flexible sleeping arrangement, while both bedrooms benefit from being served by the sleek family bathroom.

Enjoy a moment's peace outside each morning, soaking in the splendour of your surroundings from the private lawn and patio garden, before exploring the 600 acres of woodlands, the formal gardens and three miles of coastline.

In easy reach of the golden sands of Maidens Beach too, Ardlochan Lodge is an exceptional choice for your escape to Scotland.

Note: This property can be booked with Refs. 1060512, 1060513, 1060514 and 1060515, together sleeping 16 guests.


  • All ground floor
  • Two bedrooms: 1 x double, 1 x twin (zip/link, can be double on request)
  • Bathroom with bath, shower over, basin, heated towel rail and WC
  • Open plan living space with kitchen, dining area and sitting area with woodburning stove
  • Underfloor heating
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, washing machine, TV, radio, Wifi, DVD player & WiFi
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Cot and highchair available
  • Off road parking
  • Private lawn and patio garden
  • 600 acres of woodland and formal gardens, and three miles of varied coastline
  • Two well behaved dogs welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop 3.7 miles, pub 3.8 miles
  • Beach 0.1 miles
  • Note: This property is suitable for some mobility impaired
  • Note: Cot bedding is not provided
  • 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

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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.

No WIFI, Phone signal intermittent

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas