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North Segganwell

Maybole, Ayrshire and Dumfries & Galloway (Ref. 1060513)



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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/By the sea Seaside

Reviews & Ratings

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14 Customer Reviews

  • "Kitchen utensils could be quickly and inexpensively replaced."

    There are no sharp knives. Access to utility building and washing machine should be reinstated. Staff very friendly and helpful The cottage remains lovely and nicely located. A beautiful property.

    Reviewed by MichaelNov 2021

  • "No new linen !"

    ...but after a quick call , a team arrived within 5 mins and we were efficiently sorted and cleaned throughout Maybe an option to provide a bag of logs at an extra cost , as lugging a bag down 130 steps with other luggage a bind . Great to sleep with sound of waves lapping up , and the estate is fabulous for walking the dog . Especially the "dolphin" walk along coast Everyone friendly , and facilities fine . It was listed that phone signal patchy , but we found it good ,and tv worked . Understand property due a lick of paint next year , which would be needed by then . Would return for sure if get the chance

    Reviewed by WilliamNov 2021

  • "We have been holidaying at Segganwell for over 30 years."

    Very disappointed that occupancy has now gone down to 2 per cottage, which makes the possibility of family holidays impossible. My kids have been going since birth, and still love it but as there are now 7 of us, we just can't continue.

    Reviewed by MargaretOct 2021

  • "Love this cottage so much."

    Location perfect for us.

    Reviewed by JudithOct 2021

  • "The listing indicated that there would be fuel provided but there were no logs for the wood burner - if that is not included the description should have said - we could have brought some."

    The woodburner had been used but had not been cleared out of ashes.

    Reviewed by JacquelineOct 2021

  • "Cosy , well furnished cottage in stunning location."

    Can’t recommend highly enough. Loved it .

    Reviewed by LornaOct 2021

  • "Only 2 teaspoons and 1 coffee spoon."

    Corkscrew broken. Needs a mat to wipe feet on entering. Everything else was good. We had a really good holiday and would have considered returning. However I note that the price for the same week next year has increased by £300 — 60%.

    Reviewed by DavidSep 2021

  • "Loved the location!"

    Your photos don’t really do it justice! Comfy bed, cosy little home. Can’t quite imagine more than 2 people in it though!

    Reviewed by HarrySep 2021

  • "The location was perfect, in fact exceeded my expectations, however, the cottage could be improved & I felt it was overpriced for what it was."

    The living/dining area was good. Bedroom was a good size, however, if being advertised as sleeps to, it would be better to take the bunk-beds out. The kitchen was a bit pokey and dark. The chopping boards were very worn and as a vegetarian, I was concerned about contamination. I went and bought one for my own use from the supermarket! The sharp knives, as fairly normal in self catering places, were blunt. I understand that you don't want to provide top quality as sadly, people will take them, however, when you can't actually cut your food, it makes the idea of self-catering limited. There were no scissors and no bread knife! It's fine not providing these things, but don't advertise it as self-catering. Lastly, a coat of paint and removal of black mould on the walls would be great. I couldn't seem to find any information about the property, i.e. dealing with rubbish and recycling or whether there were any outdoor chairs to sit on other than the bench. The information may have been in there, but I didn't find it, so it would be good to leave it on the table along with a 'things to do in the area' for people to read on arrival. Overall, I had a good time and loved the location and I would go back. However, a little TLC on the property would make it better and worth the cost.

    Reviewed by FlissAug 2021

  • "The location is fabulous."

    Sunset every night over the Isle of Arran if you’re as lucky with the weather as we were. Our dog loved the freedom and the chance to make many other furry friends among the friendly passersby on the footpath. A problem with the toilet seat was dealt with very promptly by.a very resourceful repair man. Evenings and early mornings wonderfully peaceful with the sound of the sea and the calling of the birds. Having access to the castle grounds outside opening hours was a real treat. We loved it. We have booked again for next year.

    We look forward to seeing you next year, Segganwell is a popular location and rightly so. Pleased to read that the team dealt with the toilet seat promptly. See you next year. Property Owner

    Reviewed by BruceJul 2021

  • "The location is perfect and the details do make it clear that there are a lot of steps down to this cottage."

    It’s not so clear though that the cottage sits on a public right of way and walkers picnic on the lawn in front of the cottages - not all of them take their rubbish with them! The details do say that there is a shared washing machine which there isn’t, or at least if there is no information on the location is provided. We didn’t really need it and most people obviously don’t go on holiday to do washing but the details are incorrect. A clothes airer would be a very useful addition to this cottage to be able to dry towels and swim things, we had very good weather and hung things in the trees to dry, not sure how we’d have managed to dry things if we didn’t have such good weather.

    Thank you for your feedback and it is great that you enjoyed beign by the sea! The note about a shared Washing Machine has been removed from Sykes website. We will put a clothes airer in the cottage. We can only hope that visitors take their rubbish away with them to look after the area and reduce pollution. Property Owner

    Reviewed by SharonJul 2021

  • "The cottage was lovely and the view stunning, we really loved our stay."

    The kitchen might need a bit TLC as there was a bit of mold alongside the windows and window seal. The parking spot could be signed posted a bit better, as we found it a bit hard to find and someone did parked there and we were unsure if we could park on another spot.

    Many thanks for your comments, glad to read you enjoyed your stay. We plan to carry out improvements to Segganwells at the start on next season. Property Owner

    Reviewed by MailisJun 2021

  • "We had a fantastic stay at North Segganwell."

    There is another cottage next door, South Segganwell, so both can be booked for larger groups. The cottage was spotlessly clean and very comfortable, with sea views. It is in the grounds of Colzean Castle, and you can access all the attractions on site. As well as the castle there is a swan pond, adventure playground, visitor centre, coffee shop, deer park, second hand book shop. Please beware there is no washing machine. We would highly recommend this cottage, and will definitely come back.

    Thank you for your positive feedback, we have amended the details so no washing machine is shown. The team are pleased to read that you found the cottage spotlessly clean, a testament to their hard work - they have to be very fit to service Segganwell. Property Owner

    Reviewed by JaneMay 2021

  • "The cottage is in a beautiful spot ,very cosy and clean and well provided with crockery and furnishings and is ideal for the dogs."

    The bed sheet was a bit worn with a few holes but very clean and the pillows and mattress were protected with covers. It was a little disappointing not to have a welcome tray or any fuel provided for the log burner but I suspect some of this was due to covid concerns. Overall a truly lovely week in fantastic surroundings.Although advertised on Sykes for 2 it would accommodate children with 2 bunks in the single bedroom as well as the double bed.

    Thank you for your comments and we have noted the comment re the sheets. We have taken the details off Sykes about the Bunk beds to allow more space for a couple. Property Owner

    Reviewed by ElaineMay 2021

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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

Once home to the estate workers of the National Trust for Scotland’s Culzean Castle, including William Kirkland, a shepherd who lived here with his wife and four children, North Segganwell now offers a beautiful, beachfront base from which to explore this desirable area of Scotland.

An all ground floor abode sitting on the outskirts of the charming town of Maybole, there is no better choice for your retreat to Scotland.

Make your way down the numerous steps to the front door of your homely holiday cottage; venture inside to discover the inviting living/dining room, lighting up the woodburning stove to bring a welcome warmth to the room in the winter months.

Boasting a coastal theme that's in keeping with its location, as well as several traditional features that are a wonderful reminder of the cottage's past, North Segganwell offers a delightful escape at any time of year.

Enjoy a homemade meal around the table with the assistance of the well equipped kitchen, or sit out on the beach with a picnic for a truly memorable moment with your companion.

Discover a welcoming double bedroom where you can rest your head after fun filled days of exploration, served by a sparkling shower room where you can luxuriate in a rejuvenating rinse, making the perfect layout for a couple.

Surrounded by 600 miles of stunning woodland and gardens, as well as offering three miles of coast to explore, North Segganwell is a truly perfect choice for your couple’s escape.

Note: This property can be booked with Refs. 1060510, 1060512, 1060514 and 1060515, together sleeping 16 guests.


  • All ground floor
  • One double bedroom
  • Shower room with shower, basin, heated towel rail and WC
  • Kitchen
  • Living/dining room with woodburning stove.
  • Night storage heating
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, TV, DVD player
  • Electricity inc. in rent
  • Fuel for wood burner is not inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Cot available
  • Off road parking for two cars
  • Private patio and lawn
  • 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: There is no WiFi at this property and phone signal is intermittent
  • Note: There are over 100 steps down to the cottage, which may unfortunately not be suitable for those with mobility difficulties
  • You may need a torch if arriving at night time, please take care
  • Note: Cot bedding is not provided
  • Note: There is an interlinking door between North and South Segganwell, which can be unlocked if both cottages are booked by the same party
  • 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.

There is no WiFi at this property and phone signal is intermittent. Reached by a steep stairway of over 100 steps and not suitable for less mobile people

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas
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Owners may request any evidence that they reasonably require before making a refund. Sykes Holiday Cottages is not agreeing to pay or guarantee any refund from the Owner to you under this Book with confidence.
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