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Apartment by the sea in historic Ayr, Scotland.

Sleeps4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Half Baths1
Space 570 sq. ft.
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 3 nights

Overview

About the property

Lovely base for family beach holiday or touring or golf. Short breaks available

This traditional red sandstone town house is ideally situated a minutes walk from the beach and a short stroll into the town centre of Ayr.

The apartment is on the first floor of the property. It has two spacious bedrooms 12 x 12ft a large lounge15 x 14ft and a separate dining room. The kitchen is fully fitted with fridge/freezer, microwave and dishwasher. There is a WC and also a shower room with toilet.

Entertainment includes flat screen TV with Freeview, DVD and an ipod docking station.

Off the hallway is a large storage cupboard ideal for golf clubs or pushchair. There is a travel cot and high chair in the property.

There is a separate laundry/drying room that gives access to the garden with seating area.

AYRSHIRE EVENTS AND THINGS TO DO.: If you're planning a visit to the west coast of Scotland Ayr is a perfect place to base your stay. The area is steeped in history and culture. Burns Heritage Museum and Culzean Castle are both within a short drive. Ayr Racecourse with its full annual programme is nearby. There are frequent events such as music festivals, Ayr County Show, Burns an a that Festival and many golf events. For keen walkers the Carrick Way and Ayrshire coastal path offer wonderful opportunities. For families with young children Pirate Petes play area is just across the road. For information regarding all thats on in Ayrshire go to www.comebacktoayrshire.com.

GOLF. : THE WEST COAST OF SCOTLAND IS RENOWNED FOR ITS GOLF COURSES AND THE FAMOUS ROYAL TROON AND TURNBERRY ARE WITHIN EASY REACH.

Visitors to Ayrshire can take advantage of no fewer than three golf passes that will make their visit even better value than it will be anyway.

The 'Arran Golf Pass' includes Shiskine and six other courses including Machrie Bay.

The Ayrshire Open Qualifier Card offers guaranteed tee times at Glasgow Gailes, Barassie, Irvine Bogside and the Kintyre course at Turnberry.

The South Ayrshire Golf Breaker Pass offers six rounds over seven consecutive days on eight courses including Ayr Belleisle, Girvan and Lochgreen.

REGARDS, JIM AND MAGS BROCK.

More Details

Owner
Mrs Margaret Brock
Member since: 2009
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
May 27, 2017

About Mrs Margaret Brock

My husband and I are both retired vets. We live in the Midlands but both come from Scotland. We love having the flat near family and friends and enjoy being so close to the sea. We have one son living in Glasgow and our second son with his wife and our two grandsons live in Cheshire.

Mrs Margaret Brock purchased this apartment in 2005

Why Mrs Margaret Brock chose Ayrshire & Arran

We think you'll find our flat very spacious and well equiped. It's in an ideal position only a few minutes walk into the town centre and all amenities. There are excellent restaurants with all tastes catered for.

What makes this apartment unique

We have wi fi in the flat and it is looked after by our manager Fiona who is available if you have any needs during your stay.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Clean and well cared for. We thoroughly enjoyed our stay here.
Aug 2011
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Amenities

Ayr Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment (semi-detached)
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 570 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Town
Theme:
  • Family
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking ...
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
Kitchen:
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
Dining:
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king , Or 2 Singles
    Bedroom 2 - 1 king , Or 2 singles
  • The master bedroom has a separate dressing area. The bedrooms can be made up as 2 single beds or 1 superking bed.
Entertainment:
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Stereo ...
  • Television
Outside:
  • Lawn / Garden
Suitability:
  • unsuitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Attractions:
  • playground
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • walking
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • fishing
  • golf
  • sailing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
The property has a separate storage cupboard off the hall suitable for golf clubs and pushchairs. There is also a separate laundry room with washing machine and drier and is suitable for drying outdoor gear. There is a garden with outdoor seating area. There is a travel cot and high chair available.

Reviews

Excellent! 4.7/5 -
(30 traveler reviews)

Apartment by the sea in historic Ayr, Scotland.
average rating of 4.6666665 based on 35 reviews
4

Very cozy flat next to the beach.

  • 4 of 5

The flat is perfect for a family of 4, the beach is just around the corner and there are a lot of pubs and restaurants nearby. We really enjoyed our stay!

  • Submitted: Apr 17, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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4

Quaint flat by the sea

  • 4 of 5

This little flat was our first experience staying on our own in another country. It took us a little time to work out the little idiosyncrasies, but we had it down by the end of our 3 day stay! You must know that the flat is literally a block from the sea and it is a short walk downtown to great restaurants. Our main goal was to explore the area and that we did. Much of the town (at least by the ocean) was closed and we are assuming that is because it was not summer. That was fine for us. The kitchen has a small refrigerator which worked for our few items that needed cooling. We did no cooking -- just had small breakfast items to start our day. We were usually out and about for the rest of our day.

I am giving my review 4 stars vs. 5 only because the flat was VERY chilly when we arrived. It took us awhile to figure out the heating system (definitely not what we are used to seeing) and then my husband had to override the program to get us warm on a consistent basis. If someone could have come over earlier (the lady who cleans/manages would really be ideal) to heat the place, there would be 5 stars. We were huddled in our coats and hats because it took a really long time for it to come to temp -- more than 24 hours. This is the only "bad" item we have. It is probably very unusual to have guests during that time of year so this is just something to be aware of.

If you have issues going up stairs, this is not the place for you. Stairs lead up to the flat, stairs lead down to the washer/dryer/utility room and there is quite a lip going through the front door. Not a problem for us...

We had a really great time seeing the sites around Ayr. It is beautiful country and we did not want to leave as soon as we did. Close by are Culzane Castle (grounds only this time of year -- beautiful) and Dunure Castle (a gorgeous cliffside ruin where we saw a fantastic sunset into the ocean). We made the journey to Caerlaverock Castle and felt it was worth the trip. Smith's and Saffy's had wonderful dinners!

Thank you for the use of your Quaint Flat by the Sea! We did have a fabulous time!!

  • Submitted: Jan 9, 2017
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We're delighted you enjoyed your stay in Ayr and will ensure that the heating is switched on sooner for guests arriving in the winter months.
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5

Charming place

  • 5 of 5

Very nice place. Very well equipped. Short walk to the water. Easily walk into high street or train station. Would definitely stay here again.

  • Submitted: Sep 30, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Lovely place and plenty of room my kids loved it and walking distance for everything u need

  • 5 of 5

Overall had a wonderful time and would defo recommend to stay there and hopefully be going bk myself soon, thanks for sharing ur property with us many thanks

  • Submitted: Aug 7, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Exceeded expectations

  • 5 of 5

The flat is beautiful - spacious - and in a great location - could not have been better or receive higher review!

  • Submitted: Jul 13, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Great location

  • 5 of 5

We stayed for 3 nights the main purpose of our visit being to go to Ayr races (my last racecourse in Britain). The apartment was spacious, well equipped and very clean. Convenient location especially for the beach which was very handy for the many walks we went on with our Labrador. Weather was fabulous and we also made use of the outside garden which proved to be a sun trap. Good value for money, would definitely recommend.

  • Submitted: Jun 18, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
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Map

Nearest Airport
3 Miles
Prestwick International
Nearest Ferry
8 Miles
Troon
Nearest Train
1 Miles
Ayr
Nearest Motorway
20 Miles
M77
Nearest Beach
500 Metres
Car: not necessary

Ayr is an attractive small historic town with an excellent selection of restaurants and shops in walking distance. It has a theatre,cinemas,bowling alley,putting green and children's play area. Burns cottage is only 3 miles away where the Tam O'Shanter experience will teach you about the famous Scottish poet. Glasgow with all its attractions is easily reached by train or car in under an hour and Edinburgh and Stirling are reached in under 2 hours and so Ayr is an excellent base for touring. The isle of Arran is a short ferry trip from Ardrossan and is a base for golfing,cycling and walking. Ayrshire is renowned for golf with more than 30 courses in the area, the first open having been played at Prestwick. Ayr racecourse has a full season with the Scottish national being held here every year. Loudoun Castle Theme Park has rides to suit all ages and a visit to Culzean castle is a must for those interested in history or just wish to visit the beautiful grounds.

Other Activities: Horse racing at Ayr Racecourse. Burns Heritage Centre.

Golf: http://www.turnberry.co.uk.The venue for the 138th Open Championship, Turnberry Resort offers world class golf on the Ailsa, Kintyre and Arran courses, combined with exceptional teaching facilities in the Colin Montgomerie Links Golf Academy.

http://www.royaltroon.co.uk/ Royal Troon Golf Club is known as one of the finest championship courses in the world.The Old Course today presents a stern golfing examination and in particular the inward half of Royal Troon is widely accepted as the most demanding of any Course on the Championship rota.

www.prestwickgc.co.uk.Prestwick Golf Club shares it boundaries with Royal Troon and is just 20 minutes from Turnberry, with Open final qualifying courses such as Kilmarnock Barassie, Glasgow Gailes, Western Gailes and Irvine Bogside all within just 5 minutes drive.

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Rates & Availability

Ayr Apartment Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
GBP
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Spring
Apr 1 2017 - May 31 2017
3 night minimum stay
$91
$634
 
 
Early Summer
Jun 1 2017 - Jun 30 2017
3 night minimum stay
$97
$679
 
 
Summer
Jul 1 2017 - Aug 31 2017
3 night minimum stay
$129
$906
 
 
Autumn
Sep 1 2017 - Oct 23 2017
3 night minimum stay
$91
$634
 
 
Winter
Oct 24 2017 - Dec 22 2017
3 night minimum stay
$78
$543
 
 
Christmas/ New Year
Dec 23 2017 - Jan 2 2018
3 night minimum stay
$129
$906
 
 
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
$91
 

Additional information about rental rates

Fees No additional mandatory fees

SHORTBREAKS ARE AVAILABLE.PLEASE CONTACT THE OWNER FOR AVAILABILITY AND PRICES.
PAYMENTS.
20% DEPOSIT ON BOOKING WITH FULL PAYMENT ONE MONTH PRIOR TO ARRIVAL.
FOR LATE AVAILABILITY BOOKINGS PAYMENT CAN BE TAKEN BY PAYPAL.

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