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The Old Toll Cottage

Muirkirk, Ayrshire and Dumfries & Galloway (Ref. 980244)

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  • Sleeps 4

  • Bedrooms 2

  • Bathrooms 2

  • Pets Yes

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  • Rating Icon/Rating/Sykes Icon/Rating/Sykes Icon/Rating/Sykes

  • Sleeps 4

  • Bedrooms 2

  • Bathrooms 2

  • Pets Yes

  • View on map


  • 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/Garden or Patio Garden / Patio
  • Icon/Feature/Baby-friendly Cot available
  • Icon/Feature/Baby-friendly Highchair available
  • Icon/Feature/Shop Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Icon/Feature/Sky TV Sky TV
  • Icon/Feature/WiFi Broadband / WiFi
  • Mrs Millin

    “Amazing modern cottage, we loved our stay.”

    Although the weather was terrible. Staying in such a beautiful, comfortable cottage made our stay more pleasurable.

    Although the weather was terrible. Staying in such a beautiful, comfortable cottage made our stay more pleasurable. Communication with Owner was exceptional and we were made feel so welcome. The jacuzzi bath is well welcomed treat at the end of a cold, wet day. We are booked again for April 2020 and can’t wait

The property

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.


  • All ground floor (2 internal steps down leading from living accommodation to bathroom and bedrooms)
  • Two bedrooms: 2 x double (one with en-suite shower, basin and WC)
  • Bathroom with bath, shower over, basin and WC
  • Kitchen with breakfast bar
  • Sitting room with patio doors to rear garden
  • Electric heating
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, washer/dryer, TV with Sky sports and movies, WiFi, selection of books and games
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Travel cot and highchair on request
  • Ample off road parking
  • Gravelled garden to rear with furniture
  • Two well-behaved dogs welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop and pub 2 mins walk
  • Note: There will be some road noise at this property.

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About the location


Kilmarnock 22 miles; Ayr 25 miles; Glasgow 37.5 miles

This friendly village rests in the beautiful southwest corner of Scotland, within scenic East Ayrshire. Muirkirk benefits from a selection of local amenities, including a choice of places to enjoy a calming drink or two, as well as a convenience store and a Post Office. Within driving distance is the stunning coastline, the Firth of Clyde, the shores of which play host to the stunning former Royal Burgh of Ayr, offering plenty in terms of attractions. Also close to here is the well-stocked town of Kilmarnock. Further afield is the striking port city of Glasgow, a place well worth the journey as it abounds in fine architecture, unique attractions and superb places to eat and drink.

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