Cumnock 9 miles.
A detached traditional stone cottage in the village of Muirkirk, surrounded by the open hills of East Ayrshire.
Lovingly refurbished, this historic cottage was the original toll house for the village and now provides comfortable accommodation for couples, families or friends keen to explore this varied part of Scotland.
The accommodation rests all on the ground floor, apart from a couple of internal steps in the hallway.
You enter at the rear door and straight into a fitted and well-equipped kitchen with a breakfast bar and a couple of stools where you can have a coffee or a quick breakfast on your way out.
The sitting room has a corner sofa and a TV with Sky Sports and Movies, so you can be entertained, even if the weather isn’t ideal.
Down a couple of internal stairs and along the hall is the family bathroom and the two double bedrooms, one of which has an en-suite shower room.
The family dining room is the ideal place to enjoy a meal together and review the day’s adventures.
Surrounding this Ayrshire cottage is an enclosed fenced garden, ensuring privacy and at the rear is some garden furniture, where you can sit and plan the day ahead, or enjoy some alfresco dining.
The village of Muirkirk has a shop, pub and chip shop and is surrounded by open hills and scenery.
There is lots of walking and cycling nearby, including the famous Cairn Table walk.
Try the 9-hole golf course or take in some motorsport at Kames Racetrack.
Visit the memorial of Bill Shankly, the legendary football manager, in nearby Glenbuck – Shankly’s lost village or simply explore the area that 'Shanks' grew up in.
Explore the history of Muirkirk, including the Covenanters from the 1600s, or visit the Cairn on the Twa Brigs walk of John Loudon MacAdam the famous road maker.
Explore Scotland’s National Poet and seek out the many Robert Burns attractions in the area, or why not explore the work of local poet John Lapraik, a friend of Burns.
Visit spectacular Dumfries House or take a trip to the bustling seaside town of Ayr and enjoy a day at the coast.
A lovely Ayrshire cottage offering attractions whatever the weather.