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Apartment by the sea in historic Ayr, Scotland.

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


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


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.


More Details

Mrs Margaret Brock
Member since: 2009
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a day
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Calendar last updated:
September 18, 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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Ayr Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment (semi-detached)
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 570 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Town
  • Family
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking ...
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet
  • 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.
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Stereo ...
  • Television
  • Lawn / Garden
  • unsuitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • playground
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • walking
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • fishing
  • golf
  • sailing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing
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.


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Apartment by the sea in historic Ayr, Scotland.
average rating of 4.6969695 based on 38 reviews

Excellent accommodation, perfectly situated

  • 5 of 5

Perfect place for a few nights away with the family and our little dog. Apartment was spacious spotless and it has everything you would need. Couldn't speak anymore highly of it, fantastic.

  • Submitted: Aug 20, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Lovely apartment, incredible location

  • 5 of 5

A very comfortable and well-maintained apartment, but the location around the corner from the beach really makes this a must. Go and look at the beach often -- low-tide, high-tide, blustery, calm, cloudy, sunny, dawn, sunset, sea and sky always changing! Location was excellent for walking to restaurants and pubs in town. We'd rented a car (the apartment owners provided us with a parking permit), and the apartment was an excellent base for excursions to the Burns birthplace and museum, Cuzlean castle, and the ferry to Arran. Don't miss the Rozelle Center--terrific arts exhibits in a lovely park.

  • Submitted: Jul 6, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Holiday flat was spacious and cosy..everything you need at your fingertips..x

  • 5 of 5

Stayed at the flat for 3 nights with my 2 grandsons...was very central to beach, play park, pirate pete's and town....everything you need on your doorstep...fabulous...x

  • Submitted: May 29, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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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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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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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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Nearest Airport
3 Miles
Prestwick International
Nearest Ferry
8 Miles
Nearest Train
1 Miles
Nearest Motorway
20 Miles
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: 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. 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. 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.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $27.03


Owner's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the owner or check their rental agreement when booking the property.