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Quality Self-Catering Accommodation in South Ayrshire - Doonans Cottage

Maybole, South Ayrshire, UK
  • Bungalow2152 sq. ft.
  • Bedrooms3
  • Sleeps8
  • Bathrooms2
  • Half Baths0
  • Minimum Stay3 nights

Large self catering accommodation that allows you to escape to the country

Balbeg Country Holidays is situated in dramatic scenery in the Southern Uplands of South West Scotland, some 50 miles south of Glasgow and 16 miles from the county town of Ayr. Ideal for large groups, sleeping up to 16 plus 20 in three additional properties on estate.

The quality self catering holiday accommodation forms part of Balbeg Estate, a 300 acre estate which lies on the slopes of the valley of the Water of Girvan about 2 miles south of the delightful conservation village of Straiton. The Estate is sited on the edge of The Galloway Forest Park that offers many outdoor activities including hill walking, mountain biking and fishing.

Enjoy the country life yet still remain within easy reach of Ayr (30 minutes) and all other Ayrshire attractions

Rabbie Burns Lodge (sleeps 16)

Rabbie Burns Lodge is a uniquely designed and quality built lodge constructed on site from Scottish timber. Offering all modern conveniencies the lodge sleeps 16 in 7 bedrooms (2 ensuite). There are also 2 additional shower rooms.

The lodge has a well equipped and stylish kitchen with ample dishes/utensils to cater for 16. There is a large lounge/dining area with seating for 16 at tables and ample lounge seating. There is also extra seating available in the spacious entrance hallway.

Balcraig House (sleeps 10)

Balcraig House is the magnificent south wing of our own country mansion. Balcraig House has very spacious public rooms, comprising a very large open living room/dining room (30ft x 25ft) with two open fireplaces on opposing ends of the room, and a large south facing conservatory with fantastic views of the hills nearby. Balcraig House can accommodate up to 10 in complete privacy. If, however, you have a large party, Doonans Cottage which sleeps up to 8 is close by.

Doonans Cottage (sleeps 6-8)

Doonans Cottage is a large newly built detached cottage set at the edge of Balbeg Wood. With a large lounge / dining room (wood burning stove) and three bedrooms Doonans Cottage offers spacious bright accommodation for a family group. If, however, you have a larger party, Balcraig House which sleeps up to 10 is close by.

Foxglove Cottage (sleeps 4)

Foxglove Cottage is new built with a high standard of finish throughout. The lounge has a lovely wood burning stove creating an inviting atmosphere. Two bedrooms (one with bunk beds), separate dining room and lounge. Foxglove Cottage is ideal for a family holiday or a couple wanting a relaxing or romantic break.

All bed linen is provided and the properties has all mod cons with TV, DVD, video, CD player etc.

Being situated in a 300 acre estate you will have ample space to explore with the following attractions:

- Kids playpark

- Adventure playground

- Acres of woodland walks

- Large nature pond with nature hide

- Large playing field including football pitch

- Hill walks

Although you can enjoy the rural setting of Balbeg Estate it is situated only 30 minutes from Ayr and even closer to many of Ayrshire's most popular tourist attractions.

- Culzean Castle and Country Park (15 minutes)

- Robert Burns Heritage Park (30 minutes)

- Turnberry Hotel and Golf Course (20 minutes)

- Royal Troon Golf Course (40 minutes)

- The Galloway Forest Park (5 minutes)

- Isle of Arran (2 hours via Ardrossan by ferry)

Further beyond

- Glasgow incl Science Centre, museums (1 hour)

- Edinburgh incl Castle, Royal Yacht Brittania (2 hours)

- Stranraer and Wigtownshire (1 hour)

Visit Balbeg - relax and explore the beauty of Ayrshire and beyond.

Property Manager

Lynne Sinclair

Member Since 2004
Response time:
within a few days
Calendar last updated:
Apr 13, 2018


    • Internet
    • Pets Welcome
    • Heater
    • Fireplace
    • Kids Welcome
    • Washer & Dryer
    • Parking
    • TV


      • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
      • Bedroom 1
        1 double, Master ensuite
      • Bedroom 2
        2 twin/ single, Large twin
      • Bedroom 3
        2 twin/ single, Large twin


        • 2 Bathrooms
        • Master
          toilet, combination tub/shower, Family bathroom
        • Ensuite shower room
          toilet, shower, Ensuite shower room


            • accept credit card

              Location Type

                • Rural


                    • Away From It All
                    • Family


                        • Guests provide their own meals


                            • Local Maps
                            • Activities Guide
                            • Fireplace
                            • Firewood
                            • Hair Dryer
                            • Heating
                            • Internet
                            • Iron & Board
                            • Linens Provided
                            • Local Activities Guide
                            • Basic Soaps
                            • Local Restaurant Guide
                            • Parking
                            • Parking Off Street
                            • Sofa Bed
                            • Thermos Bottle
                            • Toilet Paper
                            • Towels Provided
                            • Tumble Dryer
                            • Washing Machine
                            • Wireless Internet


                                • 4 Ring Stove
                                • Blender
                                • Cooking Utensils
                                • Dishwasher
                                • Freezer
                                • Grill
                                • Microwave
                                • Oven
                                • Stove
                                • Toaster


                                    • Child's Highchair
                                    • Dining Area
                                    • comfy seating for 8 people


                                        • Games
                                        • Audio Tape Player
                                        • Books for Adults
                                        • Books for Kids
                                        • CD Player
                                        • DVD Player
                                        • Books
                                        • Games for Kids
                                        • Radio
                                        • Stereo
                                        • Television
                                        • Toys
                                        • VCR


                                            • Beach Chairs
                                            • Child's Swing
                                            • Lawn / Garden


                                                • Long-term Renters Welcome


                                                    • museums
                                                    • autumn foliage
                                                    • cinemas
                                                    • forests
                                                    • library
                                                    • live theater
                                                    • churches
                                                    • playground
                                                    • pond
                                                    • recreation center
                                                    • restaurants
                                                    • ruins
                                                    • zoo

                                                      Leisure Activities

                                                        • beachcombing
                                                        • bird watching
                                                        • eco tourism
                                                        • gambling casinos
                                                        • horseback riding
                                                        • outlet shopping
                                                        • paddle boating
                                                        • scenic drives
                                                        • sight seeing
                                                        • walking

                                                          Local Services & Businesses

                                                            • ATM/bank
                                                            • Babysitter
                                                            • fitness center
                                                            • groceries
                                                            • medical services

                                                              Sports & Adventure Activities

                                                                • jet skiing
                                                                • cycling
                                                                • fly fishing
                                                                • freshwater fishing
                                                                • golf
                                                                • golf privileges optional
                                                                • hiking
                                                                • hunting
                                                                • ice skating
                                                                • fishing
                                                                • mountain biking
                                                                • mountain climbing
                                                                • pier fishing
                                                                • sailing
                                                                • snorkeling
                                                                • sound/bay fishing
                                                                • spelunking
                                                                • swimming


                                                                    • Being situated in a 300 acre estate you will have ample space to explore with the following attractions: - Kids playpark - Adventure playground - Acres of woodland walks - Small lochan with nature hide - Large playing field including football pitch - Stabling for horses Hill walks Join with neighbouring Balcraig House to sleep up to 16.


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                                                                      Maybole, South Ayrshire, UK

                                                                      Hill walking Golfing - Turnberry 20 minutes, Royal Troon 40 minutes Cycling Fishing Shooting Swimming (8 miles) Burns Heritage Park Culzean Castle Glasgow - 1 hour Ayr - 30 minutes


                                                                      Additional information about rental rates

                                                                      £150 housekeeping deposit required

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                                                                      Property # 705285 1184376