Situated on the owners’ beautiful small estate, with river and woodland walks direct from the door, these two beautifully converted cottages were formerly part of the Victorian stables to the main house (named Grey Man and Blue Peter, after horses who lived in these stables). Set within extensive grounds, visitors also have access to the tennis court.
Auchendrane Stables are in the heart of Robert Burns country, close to the village of Alloway, and the area is steeped in tradition and history. In Alloway itself you will find Burns’ cottage, the Burns Memorial Museum and the Brig O’Doon - the bridge from the famous Tam o’ Shanter poem.
Ayrshire is home to the Ayrshire coastal path, a 100 mile long coastal walk with one of the finest panoramic coastlines in the British Isles and spectacular views across to Arran and up the Firth of Clyde. You may be lucky and spot deer, otters and seals and it is also a haven for birdwatchers.
Inland, there are gardens and castles to visit, and activities such as riding, racing and golf to enjoy. The many golf courses include the world famous Turnberry course ( 25 minutes away) and the Turnberry Hotel with its spa and outdoor centre. Attractions also include Culzean Castle (National Trust for Scotland) and Dumfries House, both with stunning gardens.
Day trips to Ireland can be taken from Cairnryan, while Glasgow, Stirling and Edinburgh are perfect for a day out, as is Loch Lomond and The Trossachs National Park. There are ferry links to the islands of Arran, Bute and Cumbrae. Ayr is 10-minutes away and is a traditional seaside town with its own racecourse.
Ayr has many wine bars and restaurants, 5 miles. Beaches 5 miles. Small local shop and restaurant ½ mile, pub 4 miles.
No 1 The Stables (UKC845) and No 2 The Stables (UKC844) can be booked together to accommodate up to 10 guests.
Open plan living space.
Living area: With wood burner, 32" Freeview TV, DVD player and wooden floor.
Kitchen area: With electric oven, electric hob, fridge/freezer, dishwasher and washer/dryer.
Cloakroom: With toilet.
Bedroom 1: With kingsize bed, Velux window and en-suite with shower cubicle and toilet.
Bedroom 2: With twin beds and Velux window.
Bathroom: With shower over bath, toilet and Velux window.
Bio-mass central heating, electricity, bed linen, towels, Wi-Fi and logs for wood burner included. Travel cot and highchair available on request. Welcome pack. Sitting-out area and garden furniture. Shared natural unspoilt grounds with woodland. Shared access to tennis court. Bike store. Private parking for 2 cars. No smoking. Please note: There is an unfenced river in the grounds, 50 yards away.