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Ailsa Shores

(Ref. 944044)

Turnberry, Ayrshire and Dumfries & Galloway Show on map


Sykes rating

  • 6 Guests

  • 3 Bedrooms

  • 2 Bathrooms

  • Pets Yes


  • Off road parking
  • Ground floor accommodation
  • Ground floor bedroom
  • Garden / Patio
  • Cot available
  • Highchair available
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Seaside
  • Broadband / WiFi

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49 Customer Reviews

  • "Beautiful, well-equipped cottage."

    Decor is gorgeous, with a real attention to detail. Spectacular views out over to Ailsa Craig and we were lucky enough to see a most amazing sunset. We enjoyed some beautiful walks on the beach and to Turnberry lighthouse. We also enjoyed a trip to nearby Culzean castle, which was well worth a visit. Girvan is also just a short 10 minute drive away, with access to Supermarket and takeaways and ice cream! We were welcomed by lovely Easter treats and prior to arrival we had a very informative information pack and Debbie was kind enough to message during our stay to check all was well. Could not recommend highly enough!

    Reviewed by Rachael5.0Mar 2024

  • "A lovely cottage, in a perfect location for Turnberry Beach!"

    The cottage was spotlessly clean and had everything we needed. We would definitely think about booking again in the future.

    Thank you so much Ruth, we are so lucky having the beach so close. It is perfect for a stroll or a dog walk and the walk along to Turnberry lighthouse is an added bonus. we would love to see you again in the future. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Ruth5.0Mar 2024

  • "Very much a home from home holiday cottage; had everything you needed and more!"

    It was spotlessly clean and comfortable. Lovely views from the cottage, particularly in the conservatory with the most amazing sunsets. Local beach a few mins walk away. Great location for getting out and exploring. Debbie the owner was super friendly and helpful, thank you for the welcome hamper - hope to be back sometime.

    Thank you so much for your lovely feedback Carole. I am so glad that you enjoyed your time in the house. we are so fortunate with the conservatory - a great place to relax with its sea views and awe inspiring sunsets over Ailsa Craig. I would love to be able to welcome you back again in the future. Thanks again. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Carole5.0Mar 2024

  • "Excellent property, everything you could wish for on the coast."

    Ultra clean, spotless. Views to die for, lovely hamper and essentials provided. Book it now!

    Thank you for this great feedback David. I am delighted that the house lived up to expectations. I aim to spoil my guests, so I am pleased that you enjoyed your stay. Thank you again for choosing to stay at Ailsa Shores. Property Owner

    Reviewed by David5.0Mar 2024

  • "Lovely cottage."

    Spotlessly clean. Very comfortable and warm, easy control heating. Had everything we needed. Great location. Amazing views lovely sunsets. We were on the beach every day. Great local places of interest. Loved everything.

    Thank you for your wonderful feedback Joan. Apologies it’s taken this time to respond, I seem to have IT troubles with this particular response. We are extremely lucky to have such a great beach so close by, it certainly sounds like you made the most of it. So glad you enjoyed the tremendous sunsets, and surrounding area. There’s really so much to do. Thanks again and we would welcome you back any time. Debbie Property Owner

    Reviewed by Joan5.0Feb 2024

  • "Beautiful cottage with everything we needed in it and the little extra touch of fizz, chocolates, bread, milk, butter and biscuits were a surprise."

    We spent a week at New Year and had a wonderful time.

    Thank you so much Julie, I am just delighted that you enjoyed your New Year break at Ailsa Shores. My guest's enjoyment is of utmost importance to me so to receive your wonderful feedback is fulfilling. Thank you. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Julie5.0Dec 2023

  • "A very comfortable clean cottage."

    Our Christmas stay was made more joyful with all the little touches thoughtfully provided by the host

    It was an absolute pleasure, I'm just so pleased that you enjoyed your stay. Thank you so much for choosing to spend your Christmas break at Ailsa Shores. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Pat5.0Dec 2023

  • "The house is beautiful, everything we needed was supplied and the welcome basket is a lovely touch."

    House was immaculately clean and the layout was perfect for my mum who has limited mobility. Debbie was super helpful even finding out about charging for our car for us. Will absolutely book again.

    Thank you for your kind words Lesley, I was just pleased to be able to help. I am delighted that you enjoyed your stay and I would love to welcome you back in the future. Debbie Property Owner

    Reviewed by Lesley5.0Sep 2023

  • "This was a home from home for us."

    Lovely decor, great location, exceptionally clean and spectacular views. 10 mins walk to beach and Trump Turnberry. All day long sunshine in the conservatory in summer. Well equipped kitchen and a treat basket left for our arrival. Will definitely be returning.

    Thank you so much Elaine, I am so pleased that you enjoyed your stay. It was a pleasure to have you and I would love to see you again in the future. Debbie Property Owner

    Reviewed by Elaine5.0Sep 2023

  • "Excellent Exceptionally clean, tidy everything provided for A comfortable stay, even for our four legged guest!"

    Thank you for your kind words Linda. It was lovely to be able to meet you and your gorgeous pooch, he is a delight. I am so pleased that you enjoyed your stay. Debbie Property Owner

    Reviewed by Linda5.0Aug 2023

  • "It was absolutely amazing."

    We have visited Scotland 3 times over the past year and it was the best property we have stayed at. We definitely will stay at this property again in the future.

    Thank you for your lovely feedback, I am delighted that you enjoyed your stay at Ailsa Shores and I would love to welcome you back again in the future. Debbie Property Owner

    Reviewed by Brianna5.0Aug 2023

  • "Wonderful family stay x"

    Thank you for your feedback Jacqueline, I am so glad that you enjoyed your stay. Debbie Property Owner

    Reviewed by Jacqueline4.7Jul 2023

  • "Beautifully maintained and well apportioned cottage, which looks even better than it does in the online pictures."

    Great place to base yourself for exploring Ayrshire and beyond. On a clear day, there is no finer view than the one from the conservatory.

    Thank you for your amazing feedback James. We work hard to ensure that the property is perfect for our guests and I am so pleased that you had such a good experience during your stay. we also love the view from the conservatory, it is a lovely place to be. Thank you again. Debbie Property Owner

    Reviewed by James5.0Jul 2023

  • "We loved our stay at Ailsa Shores."

    The cottage was fantastic - very comfortable, spacious, spotless and equipped with everything you would need during your stay - the host had even left us a hamper of goodies on arrival, including treats for the dog. The cottage is in a fantastic location with lots of lovely walks within minutes of the property. We highly recommend this cottage and plan to book again in the future.

    Thank you so, so much for your wonderful feedback. We are so, so pleased that you enjoyed your stay as we work hard to make it tip top for our lovely guests. We would love to be able to welcome you back again in the future, thanks again. Debbie Property Owner

    Reviewed by Douglas5.0Jun 2023

  • "Wonderful holiday in such a beautiful location."

    Ailsa Shores is a home away from home. Really comfortable and well equipped.

    Thank you so much for your lovely review Gillian. It was so lovely to see you back again and to have the opportunity to meet you this time. I'm so glad that your lovely family enjoyed your stay and i look forward to welcoming you back again next May. Debbie Property Owner

    Reviewed by Gillian5.0May 2023

  • "We had a great break at Ailsa Cottage, made even more special due to Debbie the owners clear communication and friendliness."

    The cottage is immaculate with everything you need for an enjoyable and relaxing stay, we will be returning!

    Reviewed by Andrew5.0May 2023

  • "Excellent cottage, one of the best we've stayed in, had everything we needed, ..."

    Excellent cottage, one of the best we've stayed in, had everything we needed, good selection of toys for the children, ovely hamper aswel, Debbie and Andrew are very nice people,

    Reviewed by Kelly5.0Mar 2023

  • "Beautiful cottage in a lovely part of the world!"

    Views to Ailsa Craig and Arran are spectacular. Deborah was a wonderful host and made me feel very welcome and kept in touch during my stay. I know the area well but this was my first visit to Ailsa Shores. It will not be my last! A lovely home away from home.

    It was an absolute pleasure to have you staying at Ailsa Shores Jane. I am so pleased that you enjoyed your stay and I would love to be able to welcome you back in the future. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Jane5.0Mar 2023

  • "A lovely cottage with spectacular views, perfectly situated for beach walks and local attractions, everything you could possibly need is provided, Debbie was a brilliant host and even sourced a wheelchair on our behalf for grandma, nothing was too much trouble, the cottage was a credit to her and Andrew and we would highly recommend it."

    Thank you so much for your lovely comments. I am so pleased that you enjoyed your week, despite the cold weather. It was so good to be able to meet you and I would love to see you back again. Debbie Property Owner

    Reviewed by Debbie5.0Mar 2023

  • "This was an outstanding property, cleanliness and comfort was second to none, even down to the extra's ie a welcome basket with the esentials, didn't want for anything."

    The whole family loved every minuite of the holiday including our dog, loved the walks around and to the beach. Would love to go back again. A big thank you to the owners for letting us share your lovely home with us.

    Thank you for such lovely feedback. It is important to me that guests have a great experience, so I am delighted that your lovely family enjoyed your stay. Debbie Property Owner

    Reviewed by Paul5.0Feb 2023

  • "Fantastic stay."

    Great facilities and communication from just was excellent.

    Reviewed by Sean4.7Dec 2022

  • "Ailsa cottage was fantastic!"

    A home from home for sure! Everything was there that was needed. Not a single thing to complain about!

    Thank you so much for your lovely feedback, I'm so glad that you found it to be a home from home as that is what I strive to provide. Many thanks Debbie Property Owner

    Reviewed by Janice5.0Nov 2022

  • "Lovely cottage to stay in, we would go back."

    Nice walks along the beach and lots of photos taken of seals south of Girvan. Great local cafe -Balkenna- close by were food is excellent, they also accept well behaved dogs. Good view of Ailsa Craig and several lighthouses blinking in the night.

    Reviewed by Wendy5.0Oct 2022

  • "A lovely property with excellent facilities, it is very comfortable with all furnishing including bedding, towels and kitchen utensils to a high standard."

    A welcome pack was provided which was very much appreciated, in particular the Prosecco to kick off our holiday. Ailsa Shores is in a great location to visit the surrounding area, Culzean Castle and Isle of Arran - a must. Debbie provided lots of information ahead of our stay and it was good to meet her.

    Thank you for such lovely feedback. It was so nice to be able to meet you and I am just delighted that you enjoyed your week in the house. Debbie Property Owner

    Reviewed by Jayne5.0Sep 2022

  • "Ailsa Shores as a holiday cottage is absolutely faultless."

    Spotlessly clean and all fixtures and fittings excellent quality. A real home from home. Sitting in the spacious conservatory watching the sun go down across the sea was heavenly. Debbie is a fabulous host too. Very friendly and helpful. Great location for dogs as only a short stroll to a great, safe beach. As mentioned before, the constant traffic noise is not good and such a shame as apart from this, Ailsa Shores is a PERFECT property.

    Thank you for your kind words. I strive to provide the best experience for my lovely guests , so I am just delighted to hear that you enjoyed your stay. it was so lovely to meet you and hear all about your amazing bees. Debbie Property Owner

    Reviewed by Alison5.0Sep 2022

  • "Had a fabulous week at Ailsa Shores, it was a real home from home, immaculately clean and well equipped, one of the best we’ve stayed in."

    Lots to explore in the area, found Dunure beach to be a real treat and even had a (long) day trip to Ireland to the Giants Causeway. Would highly recommend staying here!

    Thank you for your lovely comments, it is so good to hear that you had such a good stay and managed to fit in so much. Debbie Property Owner

    Reviewed by Adele5.0Aug 2022

  • "Couldn't wish better place to stay."

    Had fantastic holiday.

    Thank you so much, I am so pleased that you had such a good holiday. Debbie Property Owner

    Reviewed by Fabio5.0Aug 2022

  • "We really enjoyed our stay here and thought it to be one of the best cottages we have rented so far in our travels around the UK."

    All the facilities were excellent, the beds very confortable and excellent linnens and towels. Kitchen was fully stocked with all the utensils needed for preparing a meal and sufficient crockery.cultery,glasses etc. It felt like a home from home! A very nice welcome pack was left by the owner bread, butter, jam coffee tea, milk plus a chilling bottle of Prosecco in the fridge. We would thoroughly recommend this property for anyone wishing to visit the Girvan/Turnberry area. The only real problem with this property is it's proximity to a main road so the traffic noise is constant.

    Thank you for your lovely comments. I am so glad that Ailsa Shores provided you with such an enjoyable stay during your travels around the UK. Debbie Property Owner

    Reviewed by Alison5.0Jun 2022

  • "We were really impressed with the high standard of the cottage throughout."

    Superbly well equipped and every detail well thought out. The standard was that of a luxury boutique hotel.

    Thank you so much Helen. we strive to provide everything for our lovely guests to a high standard, I am therefore delighted to hear such lovely feedback, thank you. Debbie Property Owner

    Reviewed by Helen5.0Jun 2022

  • "Lovely cottage had everything you need on holiday."

    Will certainly go back.

    Thank you for the great feedback Russell, we would love to be able to welcome you back again in the future. Debbie Property Owner

    Reviewed by Russell5.0Jun 2022

  • "A lovely holiday, a real home away from home."

    The property had beautiful views of the sea & Ailsa Craig. The rooms were beautifully furnished and very comfortable. Everything we needed for our stay was there. Very relaxing. We liked it so much we have booked again for next year.

    Thank you so much Gillian, I am so pleased that you enjoyed your stay and I am delighted that I can welcome you back again next year, Debbie Property Owner

    Reviewed by Gillian5.0May 2022

  • "Wonderful stay."

    Cottage beautifully equipped and presented. Debbie was super friendly and helpful throughout stay

    Thank you so much Heidi and it was lovely to meet you, Debbie Property Owner

    Reviewed by Heidi5.0May 2022

  • "Wonderful property with everything catered for."

    Brilliant welcome hamper with treats for our dog too. Will definitely stay again

    Reviewed by Vikki5.0May 2022

  • "Absolutely thoroughly enjoyed our week at Ailsa Shores, yes the A77 road in front of tge property is busy but didn't disrupt our holiday whatsoever."

    Gorgeous house, superbly, tastefully designed by the owners to give the customers a lovely comfortable home from home stay, absolutely thought of everything from a lovely welcone hamper to most comfortable clean beds, great showers and bath, fully equipoed kitchen to suit all needs and beautiful furnishings throughout. I cant say anything negative about this property and to top the icing on the cake, lovely owner Debbie couldn't have been any nicer, if you needed anything shed oblige, thankfully we never needed to disturb her. Many thanks for a lovely holiday, we will return in the future Jackie Hall

    Thank you so much for your wonderful feedback Jacqueline, it was an absolute pleasure to have you staying at the house and a bonus to get to meet you in person. Thank you Debbie Property Owner

    Reviewed by Jacqueline5.0Apr 2022

  • "Had a lovely stay."

    The cottage was great, spotlessly clean, comfy beds, amazing showers and good towels. Only thing to comment on, it could do with a couple more sharp knives. That’s the only thing! Thanks so much.

    Thank you for your great feedback Lizzie. and a big thank you for prompting me re the knives, the first thing I did was to sharpen them and I will keep an eye on this moving forward. Thank you Debbie Property Owner

    Reviewed by Lizzie5.0Apr 2022

  • "Fantastic property and great owners."

    Thanks so much for a great break.

    Thank you r feedback Elizabeth, I am so glad that you enjoyed your break at Ailsa Shores. Debbie Property Owner

    Reviewed by Elizabeth5.0Apr 2022

  • "The property is within a very short distance of the A77."

    Which is extremely busy and can impact sleeping as it does not quieten down at night. The property itself is immaculate. Lovely welcoming basket of goodies. I left early due to the A77 but apart from that this break was good. Ultimately this listing should state that it is on a very busy road.

    Reviewed by Gary4.7Mar 2022

  • "Gorgeous cottage, gorgeous friendly owner, helpful and will help with any enquiries."

    Beautiful cottage, beautiful setting and will be back!

    Reviewed by Lucy5.0Feb 2022

  • "The property had everything you could possibly need and Debbie provided a welcome basket for us all, including the pooches."

    Spotless and comfortable. Great loction. We were a group of 6, age range toddler to 70's, Plenty of room for us all. Highly recommend

    Reviewed by Nicola5.0Jan 2022

  • "We had a great time at Alisa shores, the cottage was very clean and extremely well presented."

    The welcome pack was full of nice things, other little touches were also carefully thought out. The cottage was warm and comfortable, and we would happily recommend to others. Robert & Morag Allum

    Reviewed by Robert5.0Jan 2022

  • "Beautiful accommodation."

    Lots of little extras included. First class. Can highly recommend.

    Reviewed by Georgina5.0Dec 2021

  • "What a fantastic trip we had."

    Alisa Shores is just fab. Equipped with everything we could need. Sparkly clean and beautifully furnished. Great location for seeing the sights around this area. Will definitely recommend and visit again. Thanks again for the lovely hamper of goodies too.

    Reviewed by Cara5.0Dec 2021

  • "Had to cut holiday short by a day or so because of personal circumstances, but this shouldn't reflect on the holiday itself which proved to be exceptionally lovely."

    I have stayed in several cootages throughout the UK and some have been 'cosy', you think it's just a holiday, so you tolerate it, but in Ailsa Shores it felt roomy enough to stretch out a bit and especially with the king sized bed. Great vista of the sea and a nice and quick visit to walk our dogs on the beach which just like the cottage felt expansive. Lovely cafe for breakfast on the coast just a couple of minutes driving south. On the whole we all had a lovely time.

    Reviewed by Tim5.0Nov 2021

  • "This beautiful cottage - PICTURES DO NOT DO IT JUSTICE!"

    The owners left a mini hamper upon arrival, which was just lovely. AMAZING sea views. Lots of space to park. Cleaned to perfection. Will DEFINITELY be back

    Reviewed by Lucy5.0Aug 2021

  • "Our recent stay at Alisa Shores was wonderful."

    We arrived to an immaculately clean cottage with a lovely welcome basket which contained all we needed and more for our arrival. The property is thoughtfully appointed and was very comfortable for us, our two teenagers and Labrador. We enjoyed walks on the easily accessible nearby sandy beach and some enjoyable day trips to the Isle of Arran and Alloway/Ayr. The sunset views from the cottage were amazing. Thank you again to our fabulous host.

    Reviewed by Julia5.0Aug 2021

  • "Fantastic quiet sandy beach within easy walking distance that we did every evening to watch the sunset."

    Glorious. Fantastic, comfy beds with a great setup throughout and extremely well presented. Great host who went above and beyond to help us enjoy every minute of our stay. Lovely thoughtful welcome basket upon arrival, especially the shortbread and wine!

    Reviewed by Victoria5.0Aug 2021

  • "We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at Ailsa Shores, the cottage is amazing, with fantastic views of Ailsa Craig."

    We arrived on the first day to a deep cleaned cottage, fresh flowers, a fantastic welcome hamper with the essentials, fresh milk in the fridge and a cold bottle of Prosecco! There were even treats for the dog (who was very grateful!) Comfy beds, fluffy towels and a well equipped kitchen make the stay hassle free. The dishwasher and washing machine are a welcome bonus for families! The only comment I have is the road outside the cottage is noisy and busy, however, I slept with no problem, the kids slept fine and my husband used ear plugs to good effect, so I would not let that put you off at all, the bonus to the busy road is having the beach on the other side of it! Looking forward to returning to make more memories and relaxing.

    Reviewed by Sara5.0Jul 2021

  • "Very friendly contact with the owner while there."

    We had a lovely stay and the booking system was easy to use Only thing I would think helpful as so near the beach is to have an outdoor space open but covered so one can come back and leave wet shoes / clothes outside drying but under cover of the rain - so do not bring in so much dirt on entry Many thanks Sara

    Reviewed by Sara4.7Jul 2021

  • "Lovely cottage, everything catered for in a quiet secluded setting."

    5 stars and would recommend.

    Reviewed by Evelyn5.0Jun 2021

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  • Three bedrooms: 1 x super king-size (zip & link) with en-suite walk-in shower, basin and WC, 1 x ground-floor king-size (zip & link), 1 x ground-floor twin
  • Ground-floor 4-piece bathroom with bath, walk-in shower, double basin vanity unit, heated towel rail and WC
  • Kitchen
  • Dining room
  • Sitting room with electric stove
  • Conservatory
  • Oil central heating with smart controls and an electric stove. Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, dishwasher
  • Laundry room with washing machine
  • Secure / lockable and weatherproof shed for cycles / golf clubs etc
  • Smart TV with Sky and Netflix
  • WiFi superfast broadband
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Travel cot and highchair available on request
  • Off-road parking for 2 cars
  • Reduced head room, sloping ceilings in 1st floor bedroom and en suite
  • Stairs with open treads, stair gate can be made available
  • Garden with lawn and gravelled area
  • One well-behaved dog welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Local recycling facilities for the environmentally conscious
  • Shop 2.9 miles, pub 0.7 miles
  • Garden not enclosed – vehicle access gate open
  • Step in level of approx 0.6m between grass and stone chippings
  • Low front wall onto a main road
  • Please note: the responsibility of holiday maker to supervise children/pets at all times.

The property

Resting in the popular seaside village of Turnberry, South Ayrshire is Ailsa Shores @ 11 Girvan Road, a well-presented cottage offering off-road parking and beautiful, panoramic sea views.

Perfect for friends, families and avid golfers, this lovely dwelling rests within walking distance of some of the best golf courses and scenic coastline in the country, with local pubs and restaurants also within easy reach.

Stepping into the property through a modern kitchen, the sitting room welcomes you to kick off your shoes and settle in for the evening to watch the TV with your loved ones.

From here, gather as a group in the dining room and plan or review your day's events at the dining table while the chef of the group rustles up delicious meals for the family.

Making your way through the cottage, the amply-equipped, sleek kitchen provides everything you need to assist with your self-catering requirements, including an electric oven and hob, a microwave, and an all-important dishwasher to help with the cleaning up.

There is a separate laundry room with washing machine on auto timer to ease your stay.

As the evening draws to a close, venture off to the bedrooms to rest your eyes ahead of another busy day out.

The ground floor hosts two of the three bedrooms, ideal for a multigenerational family or for those with limited mobility; you will find a king-size and a twin room, each decorated with a stylish décor and complete with plush beds.

Climb the stairs to the final bedroom; the master bedroom is home to another plush super king-size bed and lets in an abundance of natural light through the large dual aspect windows, where you can also gaze out across the panoramic coastline, including views of Ailsa Craig and Arran, complete with a stylish en-suite shower room, again with sea views.

This property benefits from having zip and link beds, so all beds can be configured to suit any combination of singles, twin and doubles tailored to your own group’s needs on request, in advance.

The master bedroom further benefits from a full size pull-out single bed, this offers total flexibility for your group’s sleeping arrangements for 6 or 7 persons.

Completing the interior of the property is a large, bright family bathroom located on the ground floor, and a charming conservatory where you can escape for the afternoon with a cup of tea and a good book, or enjoy the most stunning sea views and sunsets.

The outside is equally impressive, hosting a substantial garden with a large lawn and gravelled area, perfect for sitting out in the summer months relaxing or fun family/group activities.

Give the chef of the group a break from cooking one evening and head out to The Turnberry Hotel hosting outstanding local restaurants such as 1906, offering a set menu of fresh sea food, or The Duel In The Sun for brunch with spectacular views, or perhaps make your way further afield and visit Wildings in Maidens or Souter Johnnies Inn in Kirkoswald, two first class dining experiences within a 5 minute drive / taxi.

While in the area, take advantage of the magnificent golf courses, renowned for their high standards and unbeatable scenery, with the legendary championship Ailsa course, reborn in 2016 and host of some of the most iconic names in golf, just a 3 min drive from the cottage.

There are many courses set alongside the glorious Ayrshire coastline, with Arran and Ailsa Craig as a stunning backdrop, including historic courses such as Portpatrick, Stranraer, Prestwick, Royal Troon, Gailes, Barassie and the new Dundonald Links etc, Ayrshire is one of the finest golfing destinations in the world.

Horse racing enthusiasts are also catered for in this beautiful area of Scotland, home to Ayr Racecourse, host of the Scottish Grand National, so you can get dressed up and enjoy a day at the races.

Wander from the doorstep of the cottage and happen upon Turnberry Lighthouse, including the Halfway House café and restaurant and relish in the vast sea views, alongside the Turnberry Castle ruin and birthplace of King Robert the Bruce.

The long sandy beach is only a 5 min walk, where you can watch the sun setting over the isle of Arran and Turnberry Lighthouse or explore the sand dunes bounding the golf courses.

Other leisure activities include the luxurious Turnberry spa offering a range of relaxing treatments, Hammam, including luxuries such as a Sauna and Jacuzzi to escape from it all.

Why not visit the neighbouring harbour town of Girvan with its beautiful sandy beach, it also has a large supermarket and is home to the relatively new Quay Zone Leisure centre with a swimming pool, soft play area, gym and café.Lovers of history and architecture alike will enjoy an afternoon at Culzean Castle and Country Park; the National Trust for Scotland’s flagship property, encompassed by wonderfully-kept gardens and a pretty country park to discover, the famous castle and makes for a tranquil day out.

You will be spoiled for areas to explore and discover including its secluded beaches, woods, trails, ice house and fruit filled glasshouses together with the new adventure cove and wild woodland play areas, you can also wander around the extensive swan pond and impressive fountain gardens, and stop for some refreshments in the castle’s tea room.

There's plenty to explore for all the family, right on the doorstep of this holiday cottage.

Other activities include: Have a fun family day out at award winning Heads of Ayr Farm Park, with both indoor and outdoor activities, animals, a toddler zone and a café.

Take a boat trip over to the charming island of Ailsa Craig, a volcanic island half a billion years old and famous bird sanctuary.The romantic remains of Dunure castle lie above an impressive rocky shoreline.

Further afield you will find many more attractions and landmarks; why not spend the day in the seaside town of Ayr, discovering the golden sandy beach and its shops, cafés, museums and monuments, including the Burns Museum celebrating the birthplace of Robert Burns, and the attractive grounds of Rozelle and Belleisle parks, open to the public.

Why not visit Souter Johnny’s cottage in the pretty conservation village of Kirkoswold where Robert Burns spent a summer and many of the real people who inspired the characters in his classic poem Tam O’Shanter are buried in the Kirk yard.

Visit, AD Rattray’s Whiskey experience (rated 5 stars by the Scottish Tourist Board) and nearby Grants Distillery.

For a fun-filled holiday to Scotland, choose Ailsa Shores @ 11 Girvan Road.

EPC Rating: Band D

EPC Rating: Band D

Note: This property has a Good Housekeeping bond of £125.

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About the location


Girvan 4 miles; Ayr 15 miles.

For thousands upon thousands of golfers Turnberry is simply one of the finest golf destinations in the world with nearby Kintyre, Prestwick and Royal Troon outstanding of the many courses in this golfing Mecca. The whole area is steeped in history, with historical monuments and castle ruins dotted along the coastline. Visitors can enjoy boat trips from Girvan harbour to the famous Ailsa Craig to see the gannets, enjoy spot of sea fishing or discover the floral gardens of Girvan. Touring opportunities abound with the Carrick Forest, pretty south Ayrshire villages such as Barr, Straiton and Barhill all within easy reach and Culzean Castle and Country Park is a must see of the many interesting features of the ‘Smuggler Coastline’.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas