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Overcarswell

Stewarton, Ayrshire and Dumfries & Galloway (Ref. 982332)

4.9

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  • Sleeps 6

  • Bedrooms 3

  • Bathrooms 1

  • Pets Yes

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Features

  • Hot tub
  • Off road parking
  • Ground floor accommodation
  • Ground floor bedroom
  • Open fire
  • Garden / Patio
  • Cot available
  • Highchair available
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Broadband / WiFi

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64 Customer Reviews

  • "We thoroughly enjoyed stay and it was lovely to get away from the kids for a day"

    Reviewed by IsmaaMay 2022

  • "Just loved the place."

    It's clean and comfortable. Warm and cosy. The hot tub is just lovely and John's friendliness and good humour added to the holiday. It is very well equipped kitchenwise.

    Reviewed by ElaineMay 2022

  • "We had a very pleasant and relaxed stay."

    With two adult children and two young children. We would happily book again.

    Reviewed by LisaApr 2022

  • "Lovely cottage with loads of character."

    We went with 3 young boys and out dog and all had an absolute ball. So peaceful and quiet in middle of working farm, but not long in car to do lots of activities /days out.

    Reviewed by LesleyApr 2022

  • "Cottage was very clean and tidy on our arrival."

    Our stay was really nice and very peaceful even woke to find cattle right outside the garden some mornings which was a surprise:) From the brief encounter with somebody on the farm they seemed very friendly. Would defiantly go again.

    Reviewed by PaulMar 2022

  • "Lovley cottage, in very good order ,quiet and peaceful location ..."

    Lovley cottage, in very good order ,quiet and peaceful location John and Hazel were lovley Also loved the dogs Would visit again

    Reviewed by ChrisMar 2022

  • "Hi was at this property on Friday till this morning, with a group of friends , ..."

    Hi was at this property on Friday till this morning, with a group of friends , house was lovejy fresh and clean plenty of space and total relaxing , would defo go back ,, feel with hot tub if the weather not great could maybe think of a wee cover overheard but all in all had a fantastic weekend thanks again

    Reviewed by MichelleMar 2022

  • "We had a lovely break at Overcarswell."

    The cottage was everything we expected and more. We thought the cottage was charming and sympathetically decorated, also it was well stocked with all manner of useful “stuff” Eg, kitchen scales, dvds, games, pool sliders and towels for the hot tub, ice, dishwasher tablets and cleaning clothes. The hosts whilst friendly and helpful were very unobtrusive. It’s a quiet & rural location but well served by the local villages and farm shops within a 20 mins drive. We’d recommend Gilmartins bakery and coffee shop in Stewarton and the farm shop & deli in Dunlop, both catered well for gluten-free diets and dog friendly too. The only caveat is that, if like us, you’ve limited mobility the step into the cottage, between the kitchen & lounge and those down onto the deck and to access the hot tub might be a bit of a challenge, for the same reason we didn’t venture up to the mezzanine bedroom so can’t comment on that space. Overall we’d certainly recommend it as a peaceful and comfortable retreat.

    Reviewed by SusanMar 2022

  • "We had the best time at overcarswell farm for Christmas."

    Cottage and surrounding land were stunning and have everything we needed for the perfect Christmas. Hot tub was amazing and the cottage was beautifully decorated for Xmas, right down to Xmas bedding on the beds . Would definitely recommend

    Reviewed by LauraDec 2021

  • "We really enjoyed our stay, the only thing that would have been really helpful was some local information/leaflets on walks, things to do, where to eat etc in the area."

    Reviewed by AngelaDec 2021

  • "We really had a good time."

    We all appreciated the hot tub and the Halloween sweets and decorations. It was lovely There was every thing that we needed.

    Reviewed by AnneOct 2021

  • "A wonderful relaxing break, lovely owners,"

    Reviewed by KatrinaOct 2021

  • "Amazing cottage, with lots of space and home comforts."

    Amazing location, we throughly enjoyed watching the cows and sheep in the fields from the hot tub.

    Reviewed by OliverSep 2021

  • "Lovely cottage , comfortable and cosy."

    My second time here as I enjoyed it before !

    Reviewed by AlexandraSep 2021

  • "The cottage and owners were fantastic, they went above and beyond with many extras in cottage."

    Unfortunately no phone signal and poor WiFi, this did not affect holiday, but did mean we did not receive your email about leaving property in certain conditions until we had arrived home. Would suggest you send this information with booking confirmation email.

    Reviewed by KatrinaSep 2021

  • "We had a fantastic stay at Overcarswell."

    The cottage is beautiful and so very peaceful, yet not far from great restaurants, takeaways, supermarkets. Easy to get into Glasgow or head over to Edinburgh/Falkirk. The kitchen is great with everything you need. The hot tub is just delightful. John and Hazel even put some extra garden toys out for our young children which was much appreciated. Thank you for a wonderful break.

    Reviewed by SophieAug 2021

  • "Lovely place, lovely hosts and their lovely dogs made us feel very welcome."

    Reviewed by HeatherJul 2021

  • "We had an amazing time!"

    Was so nice to get away, the cottage was lovely and clean and so well kept. Only struggled slightly on finding it at first but as long as you read the farm signs you can’t go wrong.

    Reviewed by MeganJun 2021

  • "Hot tub was fantastic and scenery was beautiful"

    Reviewed by JohnathonJun 2021

  • "Directions to the cottage could be better, postcode could leave you several miles away!"

    Reviewed by ColinMay 2021

  • "Nice quiet place just what we wanted sat nav got us there as a bit of main road but that's what we wanted children would love it at lambing time fishing just down the road."

    10 min drive to local shops

    Reviewed by PeterMay 2021

  • "Had a lovely family stay at Overcarsewell."

    The cottage is comfortable and cosy - the hot tub is a great addition. It was a shame that it was a late entry and early departure time which really eats into the stay. The cottage is quite remote , surrounded by lovely countryside - it’s relatively easy to find if you have sat nav but be aware roads are not great particularly in the dark. Make sure you bring supplies for your first night as no milk etc provided( that may be a Covid precaution) A lovely stay

    Reviewed by KarenNov 2020

  • "This was truly a wonderful escape, the cottage was a great size."

    There were only 2 of us and our dog but plenty of room for another 4 people. It was an ideal escape and to b honest it had everything we needed so we barely left the cottage! Very close to Glasgow yet it was in the middle of farm land which was beautiful I was in the hot tub all day every day with a good book. There were sheep and cows in a field close by so that was lovely to see them from the hot tub. The kitchen was well equipped and a local Tesco superstore was not far away so we enjoyed delicious home cooked meals every night. We cannot wait to visit again and I’ve already been recommending to friends. Another beautiful feature was the wood burner. Despite being on a farm with another property it felt totally private and we were left to enjoy our holiday. Loved it!

    Reviewed by JulieOct 2020

  • "Had a great time at overcarswell."

    The hot tub was great and the cottage was very comfortable. We would definitely stay again.

    Reviewed by RichardSep 2020

  • "Not the fault of the owner but the covid-19 restrictions requiring visitors to leave by 9am put a damper on the last day."

    And I am not entirely sure the travel directions are accurate. However once we found it everything about the cottage was great. It's beautifully remote. Calm and peaceful. The hot tub was great after we had to wait a day for it to heat up. A lovely place to stay.

    Reviewed by DavidSep 2020

  • "Lovely cottage out in the country on a working farm."

    Hot tub is an added bonus.

    Reviewed by MatthewAug 2020

  • "We had an amazing break at Overcarswell."

    The cottage was lovely and homely perfect for our family break with the added bonus of the hot tub, which our children loved. Our little dog had a great time too, bowls, towels and some treats for the dog were provide which was a nice little touch. The kitchen was fully equipped with everything you needed and more. The owners John and Hazel were a lovely couple, who even let us take our little girls up to feed the baby lambs on the farm a real highlight of there holiday. They also suggested a walk were we got to see some highland cows. The cottage was lovely and clean with comfy beds which were great after busy days out. Would definitely return if visiting this area of Scotland again.

    Reviewed by CarrieAug 2020

  • "Lovely cottage with excellent views, located on quiet working farm."

    Private and secluded if a bit difficult to find. Cottage was very well equipped and clean, and a perfect size for 4 people and a dog. Only downside is that contact with owner had to be made through Sykes, which due to Covid was difficult. Would definitely visit again.

    Reviewed by LouiseJul 2020

  • "Beautiful place to stay and perfect place to go for a quite relaxing holiday, couple who own it are lovely and cant fault it."

    Reviewed by JazmineFeb 2020

  • "We had an absolutely fantastic time apart from the weather."

    Only one problem we had was with the hot tub not working. Kids were very disappointed.

    Reviewed by SarahFeb 2020

  • "The roof space above the upstairs bedroom made sleeping in that room almost unbearable!"

    Due to the number of guests we had to endure for three nights in windy weather. I have a video to show it. It must be down to inadequate roof construction. This video can be provided

    Reviewed by MonicaJan 2020

  • "Lovely weekend in the countryside for my friends birthday."

    Right next to the owners farm but peaceful and private; a great getaway. Beautiful views from the living room and conservatory out into the surrounding fields and same views from the toasty hot tub. Even had a greeting from the neighbouring cows when we arrived. We definitely want to go again, just hopefully in the summer months next time

    Reviewed by CaroleNov 2019

  • "Couldn’t find a fault."

    Between the accommodation & the owner both were outstanding. The owner was on hand if we needed anything 24/7 including assisting with some car trouble when we were leaving. Absolutely first class from beginning to end. Will be back and recommend to friends/family.

    Reviewed by StevenNov 2019

  • "Lovely accommodation, quiet , peaceful and hot tub was hot and secluded , they even left us some flip flops!"

    Loads of towels and everything was thought of. Games and DVD’s , felt luxurious and cosy. Highly recommend

    Reviewed by RosanneSep 2019

  • "The cottage is beautiful, so homely and comfortable, the owners have thought of everything and more."

    We had a lovely week relaxing in the tub, visiting local places and enjoying every minute of our time.

    Reviewed by LouiseJun 2019

  • "Very relaxing loved every minute"

    Reviewed by CatherineJun 2019

  • "We absolutely loved our short but sweet stay in overcarswell cottage."

    The cottage was cute, cosy and clean, and we loved that it was so far out of the city atmosphere. Our hosts were exceptionally nice, congratulating us on our wedding with chocolates and champagne which was lovely. We definitely plan on visiting again when we can.

    Reviewed by BJun 2019

  • "We wanted somewhere a bit more local for our annual girls weekend and are so glad we found this beauty of a cottage with hot tub!"

    ! Hazel was very welcoming, showed us around the cottage and how to use the facilities. You are on the grounds of a working farm but you wouldn’t know it! We made good use of the hot tub and the wood burner. There’s plenty of extras also like DVDs to watch, books to read and games to play. It genuinely feels like they’ve thought of everything to make your stay as comfortable as possible. Our only downside as a group of 6 was sharing the one bathroom but that doesn’t take away from me thoroughly recommending this cottage to anyone who is looking for a relaxing getaway.

    Reviewed by ClaireMay 2019

  • "This was arranged as a girls chill out weekend and was exactly that."

    You had everything in the cottage you could possibly need. It was raining (in fact hailstones) while we were in the hot tub and thought maybe a pop up gazebo would be good but it dudnt stop us. We had a fantastic time and would definitely recommend it and hopefilly go back some time.

    Reviewed by YvonneMay 2019

  • "Beautiful cottage in beautiful surroundings."

    It’s not very day you can see lambs being born outside your front door. The hot tub was an very welcomed bonus.

    Reviewed by CraigApr 2019

  • "Spent Easter weekend here with friends, we all absolutely loved the cottage and surrounding area."

    The cottage was homely, very clean and well equipped. The beds were extremely comfy. The outdoor decked area and hot tub made the weekend along with the sunshine. The peace and quiet on the farm was well needed, away from the hussle and bussle of every day life. Lovely seeing the new lambs aswell. A few Easter decorations and fresh eggs waiting for us was also a nice touch. 100% recommend this place!

    Reviewed by RebeccaApr 2019

  • "Fabulous holiday in Scotland in a beautiful cottage with all of the facilities we needed."

    Reviewed by NicolaApr 2019

  • "Fantastic little cottage with everything your family needs supplied by John and hazel."

    Kids even got Easter eggs on arrival. (Very kind gesture). A stone's throw away to Glasgow central by train. And beautiful countryside walks on your door step. Will most definately be returning in the future. Many thanks,

    Reviewed by GemmaMar 2019

  • "It was a very relaxing place to he with all the amenities you want and my partner and I enjoyed the whole experience very much ."

    Reviewed by RussellMar 2019

  • "Beautiful presented cottage with all the home comforts clean warm and very quiet, we were there for my husbands 40th with friends and it was wonderful, Hazel the owner came and introduced herself very warmly was such a lovely relaxing weekend away would highly recommend to anyone wanting some rest and relaxation the hot tub for us was the highlight."

    Reviewed by KevinMar 2019

  • "Lovely cottage with amazing views and the pictures do not do it justice."

    It is a charming place, far from everything and at the same time close to shops and town. The owners are a lovely couple always around if you need help. Would go back again. The hot tub was already on when we arrived.

    Reviewed by SylviaMar 2019

  • "The location of this cottage is fabulous, you really feel like you are in the middle of the countryside, yet only a couple miles from the nearest village/ shops/train station etc."

    The cottage itself was lovely. Very clean, very well equipped, lovely lounge with enough space for all 5 of us to be sat very comfortably on the sofas. The hot tub is a great addition, they even supplied hot tub towels, a great idea. I would definitely recommend this cottage.

    Reviewed by MichelleFeb 2019

  • "Despite being unexpectedly snowed in , I had a terrific time ."

    The owners were welcoming attentive and couldn’t do enough to help . Beautiful place , wonderfully equipped cottage

    Reviewed by AlexandraJan 2019

  • "Hazel and John are a credit to themselves in this amazing little peace of heaven."

    Everything we expected and more even the sheep and cows were friendly hot tub was amazing and the log fire had plenty of wood to last the week. when we arrived Christmas decoration was up and heating on lovely little touch. amazing place Thank you for an amazing stay

    Reviewed by SharonDec 2018

  • "This is a fabulous cottage, the owners had gone to the trouble of putting up Christmas decorations and a tree, giving the true feeling of Christmas."

    The walking for the dogs was very good with no traffic around. Gem the Yorkshire terrier particularly liked the sheep poo so much so she rolled in it at every opportunity!! Everything was catered for, even dog towels. The bedding was Christmas themed too. We enjoyed the hot tub and made full use of it day and night. The garden was very well fenced too so we could just let the dogs out via the conservatory without having to worry about them escaping. We will be visiting this cottage again in warmer weather and for a longer break.

    Reviewed by AnnetteDec 2018

  • "Amazing property in a stunning country location, despite being only 45 minutes from Glasgow."

    We had a lovely time and the hot tub was superb looking out onto the tree line in the dark. Wouldn’t hesitate to return for our trip next year

    Reviewed by IainDec 2018

  • "Amazing cottage."

    Sucluded area. Hot tub ready when we got there... No sleet or storm was going to stop me spending 90% of my time in it. Can't wait to go back

    Reviewed by JezNov 2018

  • "Me and my partner had a lovely time at overcarswell, the dogs had so much freedom, we went just to get them away from the fireworks it worked a treat, my dad picked us up and is talking about booking up himself now."

    We will be back too! Thank you for a lovely weekend! X

    Reviewed by ChantelleNov 2018

  • "Overcarswell is the perfect getaway to escape day-to-day business."

    The cottage is lovely, the beds are perfect, you will sleep like a log. Especially after beiing in the hottub! Linens/towels are provided for. Clean and superb hide away on the countryside.

    Reviewed by MarcoOct 2018

  • "The cottage was ideally located in the countryside surrounded by numerous curious sheep and cows yet was only 30 mins travel from Glasgow City Centre."

    The cottage was extremely well equipped with everything that we required for our stay. on arrival it was spotless and we were met by our host who explained all the features of the house and then left us alone for the rest of the stay. The hot tub and decking area were ideal and we made good use of them as the weather was first class all week. I would thoroughly recommend this as the perfect pick for a break away with family or friends.

    Reviewed by JohnOct 2018

  • "Me and the girls had such a wonderful time!"

    Was a lovely accommodation and so clean and tidy! Would definetly be back again!

    Reviewed by DanielleOct 2018

  • "Lovely cottage, close to local amenities but also far enough out to be away from it all."

    Great to have a hot tub & the owners couldn’t have been more helpful & welcoming. Was very sad to leave & would love to go back someday.

    Reviewed by SharronOct 2018

  • "We really enjoyed our stay."

    The cottage was just what we wanted, clean, spacious and comfortable. The log burner and the hot tub were particularly welcome. It is worth noting that if you want to walk your dogs, you have to leave through a field that has sheep and cattle in it. This was not a show stopper for us, but one of our dogs is a bit feisty and she found it quite a challenge to stay calm. It is also worth noting that the cottage is reached via a rough track that is around 350m long. Overall though, a very good holiday that we all enjoyed.

    Reviewed by JohnSep 2018

  • "Hazel had ensured there was every home comfort you could imagine."

    A beautiful, comfortable cottage. Hot tub was lovely and warm which made the weather tolerable.

    Reviewed by JaneanSep 2018

  • "A lovely cosy cottage which feels like it's in the middle of nowhere however the nearest town is only 3 miles away."

    Great if you want to get away from it all. Farm owners are wonderful so friendly even letting my son collect fresh chicken eggs. Hot tub was lovely to relax in after long walks.

    Reviewed by LisaAug 2018

  • "This house is amazing."

    We loved every minute of our 3 night stay. Both adults and teens had plenty space and loved the hot tub equally. Lots of attention to detail helped make it special. The dog bowls were a lovely touch and made us feel like the dog was welcome too. The fresh eggs were a welcome start to the day. Beautiful scenery and very friendly, welcoming owners. Will be back

    Reviewed by KirstyAug 2018

  • "Really lovely comfortable cottage."

    Very well equipped, a lot of thought had gone into making sure we had everything we needed including bowls of the dog, towels for the hot tub, fresh eggs from the farm. There was ample seating to accommodate 6-8 people and is more spacious than it looks in the pictures. It was very welcoming and accommodating . Washing powder and dishwashing tablets were provided which was great as you don’t want to have to buy a whole box if you are just there for a week. A home from home with a fabulous hot tub. Absolutely fantastic cottage.

    Reviewed by CarolineJul 2018

  • "Such a relaxing place to watch the world go by, the odd visit by the sheep and cows."

    We were lucky to be able to watch the sheep shearing while there. The owners could not do enough to make your stay perfect. We will be going back when we can.

    Reviewed by RobertJul 2018

  • "Great place to stay , lovely owners who have thought of everything to make your stay perfect."

    Highly recommend this cottage to stay if on holiday in Scotland. Close to all amenities but also far enough away from the city to enjoy the beautiful countryside.

    Reviewed by GraceJul 2018

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Summary

  • Two bedrooms: 1 x mezzanine super king-size with sofa bed, 1 x double, 1 x twin
  • Bathroom with bath, shower over, basin and WC
  • Kitchen
  • Utility
  • Sitting room with woodburner
  • Sun room.
  • Oil central heating with woodburner
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, washing machine, dishwasher, TV with Freeview, DVD, WiFi, selection of books, games and DVDs
  • Fuel, power and starter pack for fire inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Off-road parking
  • Lockable bike storage
  • Private decked area with hot tub, furniture and small enclosed garden
  • Cot and highchair available
  • Two well behaved dogs welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop and pub 4.5 miles away
  • Note: WiFi, but no streaming. Note: Three steps lead down to the sitting room
  • Note: this property has a £150 Good Housekeeping Bond

The property

This charming stone detached cottage, lies just 4.5 miles out of Stewarton, in a rural location resting on the owner’s farm, amidst hillside, South of Glasgow.

Perfect for families or friends, this cottage offers guests a warm welcome all-year-round, with lovely features including a woodburning stove and pleasant views towards the garden and countryside beyond.

Whether you are relaxing in the homely lounge or trying your hand at some baking in the well-equipped kitchen, this is a lovely place to return to each day that goes by.

Two bedrooms are situated on the ground floor, soothingly decorated with neutral colours, presented as a double and a twin for alternate sleeping arrangements.

A mezzanine bedroom lies upstairs with a super king-size bed, also featuring a sofa bed should you wish to invite extra guests along.

The sun room is an exquisite addition to the accommodation, and makes a wonderful spot to settle down with your loved ones at the dining table.

Why not take a moment or two to enjoy the enclosed garden, and its private decked area?

A private hot tub completes the cottage, making it an ideal place to kick back and relax.

This beautiful location is ideal for cycling with its quiet roads and perfect for fishing at the nearby Harelaw Dam Fishery.

Neilston pad is a spectacular walking location with its luscious landscape trails and the coastal town of Troon is just a 30 minute drive away which features Dundonald Castle, Troon Yacht Haven and Royal Troon Golf Club.

Stewarton is a large bustling town which lies at a crossing point of the Annick Water, six miles north of Kilmarnock.

It is a town of rich heritage and is known for its bonnet making skills.

There are many shops, pubs and restaurants in the town and the convenient train station to take you further afield.

Visitors can also follow the Barrhead Heritage Trail, three walks which take in 27 historically significant sights around the town of which the oldest is the Arthurlie Cross, a 9th century carved stone.

The train station in Neilston offers free car parking and the train is only 25 minutes to Glasgow.

A very interesting location for a memorable stay.

Note: This property has a Good Housekeeping bond of £150.

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About the location

STEWARTON

Glasgow 21 miles; Kilmarnock 4.8 miles; Irvine 10 miles

Stewarton is a large town situated in East Ayrshire. It lies at a crossing point of the Annick Water, six miles north of Kilmarnock and within commuting distance of Glasgow and Irvine. Stewarton is known as the 'Bonnet Toun' and as early as the 1400s it was engaged in the production of this traditional Scottish headwear. The association with bonnet making was resurrected in 1932 when the long defunct Stewarton Bonnet Guild, first established in 1590, was re-established. Its main role these days is to organise the Festival Week that takes place in June each year. Elements of Stewarton's earlier industrial heritage still remains and the town continues to convey a sense of the bustle of times gone by. Stewarton boasts local shops, sports centre, restaurants and pubs including The Smugglers Inn with its busy bar and pleasant service. With the train station conveniently positioned in the centre of town there is easy access to many attractions. Head to Eglinton Country Park where there's always something different to see including the castle ruins and tournament grounds. Kilmarnock is a short distance away and has much to offer such as; Burns Mounment Centre, Dick Institute, Laigh Kirk and the Kilmarnock War Memorial. Stewarton serves as a dormitory for Glasgow, Kilmarnock and Irvine, a delightful location for a memorable getaway.

Note: this property has a £150 Good Housekeeping Bond.

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