This attractive detached Victorian country house makes the ideal holiday home, and is located in a secluded and peaceful rural setting. Accessed by a rough track, it enjoys spectacular views over the South Ayrshire countryside and the Stinchar Valley and is situated approximately 5 miles from the conservation village of Barr.
The Galloway Forest Park and Glentrool are located nearby and make up one of the 7 stanes (these are seven mountain biking centres sretching from the heart of the Scottish Borders to Dumfries and Galloway). Here a wealth of outdoor pursuits are on offer - including highly regarded walking, pony trekking and mountain biking. It has marked trails and access to the Merrick, South West Scotland’s highest mountain. Culzean Castle and Country Park, a favourite with visitors, is close by. Perched on a rocky promentory, it overlooks the Firth of Clyde and is set in over 500 acres of woodland and includes formal gardens. Its armoury houses one of the most important collections of arms in existence.
Ayrshire is renowned for its many golf courses including the world famous facilities at Turnberry (10 miles) and Royal Troon. There is a popular racecourse in Ayr and there is exceptional yachting facilities at the marinas in Troon, Largs and Inverkip. There are many opportunities here during a holiday for game sports with some of South West Scotland’s best salmon and trout fishing available in the areas lochs and rivers. The market town of Ayr (20 miles) has excellent amenities including shopping and many sport and leisure facilities. Shops 5 miles, pub 8 miles.
Large living room with open fire. Large, well-equipped kitchen with Aga and electric cooker. Sitting room with open fire, TV and wooden floor. Utility. Bathroom with roll-top bath, shower cubicle, toilet and wooden floor. First floor: Two double bedrooms, one with additional double futon bed (for +2). Twin bedroom. Bunk bedroom. Two single bedrooms. Shower room with toilet.
- Open-fires - initial fuel inc, thereafter avail locally
- Elec and full oil CH inc (Oct-Mar £30 pw)
- Bed linen and towels inc
- Two TVs (one Freeview)
- Two DVDs (small library)
- Oil Aga inc
- Enclosed lawned garden and furniture
- Ample parking
- Natural water supply from spring
- No smoking
- NB: Fenced river in garden
Customer Reviews of Dalquhairn House, nr Girvan - Sleeps 10/12
1st comment: Mobile phone signal is available at top of the hill - teenage daughter became very eager to venture out on family walks. Dec 2011.
2nd comment: Great location, house was very homely. Fabulous grounds. Sept 2011.
3rd comment: House very comfortable and homely. Public rooms gave all members of the family space for varied pastimes. Kitchen was always warm because of the aga which was fairly easy to master. Easter was a great time to be there to see all the new lambs. Very much a country location. April 2011.
4th comment: Property was clean, bright and spacious. Very well equipped for rainy days, and particularly for children. Decor very homely. Oct 2010.
5th comment: Lovely big rooms, nice furniture, enjoyed learning to use the Aga. Aug 2010.
6th comment: Excellent location, very spacious and well kitted out. Dec 2009.
7th comment: Lovely old house with period features. Nov 2009.
8th comment: Excellent setting. June 2009.
9th comment: The accommodation and surroundings were absolutely brilliant - ideal for long family walks. Feb 2009.
10th comment: Clean, well presented. July 2009.
11th Comment The house fully met our expectations, fabulously accommodating and in a superb location. We will book this again. Sept 2008.