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Harbour Cottage, Ballantrae, sleeps 4

Situated a mere 70 yards from the beach and boasting stunning views over the sea to Arran and the Irish Coast, this charming, semi-detached cottage is located in the pretty village of Ballantrae and sits d...

70 yards to the beach

Situated a mere 70 yards from the beach and boasting stunning views over the sea to Arran and the Irish Coast, this charming, semi-detached cottage is located in the pretty village of Ballantrae and sits directly on the Ayrshire Coastal Path, 100 miles along one of the finest coastlines in the British Isles.

The area is steeped in history and teeming with wildlife, including red squirrels, deer, otters and seals and is a haven for bird watchers.

Inland there are gardens and castles to visit, riding, racing and a choice of golf courses. Day trips to Ireland can be taken from Stranraer, whilst a drive north leads to Ayr, a traditional seaside town. Glasgow and Edinburgh are easily reached.

Shop, pub and restaurant 500 yards.

Ground floor: Living room. Dining area/kitchen. Bathroom with shower over bath and toilet. 2 bedrooms: 1 double with en-suite toilet, 1 twin.

Multi-fuel burner in living room (initial fuel inc). Oil CH, elec, bed linen and towels inc. T/cot. H/chair. Freeview TV. DVD. Stereo/iPod dock. Elec cooker. Combi m/wave/oven/grill. W/machine. D/washer. F/freezer. Wi-fi. Enclosed lawned garden with sitting-out area and furniture. Parking (2 cars). No smoking.

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Customer Reviews of Harbour Cottage, Ballantrae, sleeps 4

1st comment: We loved the cottage and the area despite having to go to a funeral while we were there. Therefore we didn’t spend as much time exploring the area as we would have wished. The cottage was a delight in every way. It was spotless, well equipped, beautifully decorated, and homely. We loved getting driftwood from the beach for the wood burner every day. If you don’t mind a bit of a journey we recommend Braidwood’s at Dalry for a decently priced unpretentious Michelin starred meal. Great for wildlife spotting particularly seabirds. March 2012.

2nd comment: The cottage was excellent - the owners were there to greet us when we arrived - a nice touch. The cottage was very well equipped - modern, yet with a cottage feel - we really enjoyed the real fire, the layout and the terrific cultural items - books , music and films. Aug 2011.

3rd comment: Excellent accommodation, welcoming owner. Lovely, quiet, picturesque area. Photo does not do it justice. Perfect for relaxing holiday. July 2011.

4th comment: The house was exceptionally clean and the owner very welcoming. The facilities were great and just what we needed to get away from it all. July 2011.

5th comment: Most enjoyable stay, despite the weather! Warm welcome, comfortable cottage with plenty of room to move around, and many attractions within a 30-mile radius. May 2011.

6th comment: This was really a home from home. Made to feel exceptionally welcome by the owner and everything you could need was there. Beautiful location and cottage. Would recommend to anyone. Nov 2010.

7th comment: Beautifully positioned and excellently looked after. Nov 2010.

8th comment: Very well equipped. Quiet situation. Very warm. Oct 2010.

9th comment: It was very comfortable and very tastefully furnished. Wonderful views and a very pleasant owner. Oct 2010.

More Property Details

  • Property Reference: W42557
  • HMG Ref: 1109031
  • Property Type: Semi Detached Cottage
  • Number of Bedrooms: 2
  • Sleeps Suit: 4
  • Features: Nearby Pub, Wood Burning Stove, Enclosed Garden
  • Facilities: Cot, High Chair, TV, Wifi, DVD player, iPod Docks, Dishwasher, Washing Machine, Shower
  • Location Features: Coastal/Beach
  • Sleeps: 4
  • Week rental Starts: Saturday
  • Parking: For 3 Cars
  • Pets: 0
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