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Alloway Retreat, Luxury Self Catering Accommodation

Bedrooms 3
Half Baths1
Space 1,600 sq ft
Property type bungalow
Minimum Stay 1 - 7 nights


About the property

Luxury 3 bedroom self-catering accomodation sleeps 6/7

Alloway Retreat is an all on one level bungalow; it has 3 luxury bedrooms (2 with en-suites), a luxury family bathroom and WC. There are 2 main living areas featuring living flame gas fires and deep sofas which create a warm and inviting ambience, ideal for reading, listening to music or catching up on your days activities.

The second lounge is complimented with an LED screen TV with Freeview and Blu-ray DVD player (DVD library); Wi-Fi is complimentary throughout the house. The patio doors open onto the enclosed garden with garden furniture, BBQ and parasol, great for evening entertaining, drinks, bbq and sunbathing.

The open planned dining kitchen (with separate laundry room) is fully equipped with top of the range modern appliances, and features an open planned design which allows the cook to cook whilst entertaining or the guests to entertain the cook whilst a sumptuous meal is prepared. For dining there is a solid oak dining table with six high back leather chairs, a high chair is also available for any little ones on their holiday

Alloway Retreat, luxury self-catering accommodation, new to the West of Scotland

This architect designed, contemporary styled luxury accommodation sleeps up to 6/7 people. It is ideally located in the picturesque village of Alloway, the historic birth place of Scotland’s National poet Robert Burns.

Alloway Retreat is the ideal venue for a group of friends who enjoy golfing, hill walking, cycling, or may be attending wedding celebrations at the Brig O Doon House Hotel. An exquisite house for any family gathering, whether it be special birthdays, anniversaries, or just looking to relax, unwind and take pleasure in Burns country.

Alloway Retreat is superbly located as it is only a 10 minute walk (one minute drive) to Alloway village, where you can be embroiled in all that is Burns: Burns Cottage, museum, ‘Alloway’s auld haunted Kirk’ and the famous humped-back bridge (Brig O Doon) over where Tam O Shanter had to flee for his life, and the Tam O Shanter Experience centre. A one minute drive takes you to the Brig O Doon House Hotel which is Scotland’s premiere wedding venue and one of Ayrshire’s finest restaurants. Just a short stroll from Alloway Retreat, past the River Doon you arrive at Ayrshire’s spectacular coastline and beach, with breath taking views of Isle of Arran. One mile along Ayr’s promenade takes you into Ayr’s town centre, where the choice of bistro bars, restaurants and shopping is endless.

Bellisle/Seafield golf course sits proudly within the magnificent grounds of Bellisle Estate in Ayr and offers an attractive and challenging game of golf, both courses within walking distance from Alloway Retreat. Many of Ayrshire’s world renowned golf courses (Royal Troon, Turnberry) are a short drive from Alloway, making Alloway Retreat an ideal base for golfers.

There’s is off street parking for up to 4 cars.

Please note Alloway Retreat is a non smoking house.

More Details

Shirley Brown
Member since: 2012
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
April 20, 2018

Guestbook comments from the owner

"We have enjoyed our stay in this lovely home, Shirley and Paul made us welcome and was always on hand if we needed anything. Everything in the house was perfect and the area is full of tradition. We had a wonderful birthday party for our sons 19th in the garden and the weather held up to enjoy the barbeque. Also we enjoyed our morning walks in beautiful Alloway. We will certainly be booking again when we visit Ayr.

Thank you for everything. Good luck and all the best."
Aug 2012
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Ayr Bungalow Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • bungalow (detached)
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 1600 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: Flexible
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 7
  • Max. adults: 6
  • Min. age of primary renter: 18
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Near The Ocean
  • Town
  • Village
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Holiday Resort
  • Luxury
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Alarm Clock
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Telephone
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Mini Refrigerator
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , Master ensuite
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower , Bedroom 2 en-suite
    Bathroom 4 - toilet , combination tub/shower , Family bathroom
    Bathroom 5 - toilet , cloakroom wc
  • All bathrooms and en-suites have underfloor heating. Bathrobes and luxury toiletries.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 7
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king , 1 baby crib
    Bedroom 2 - 1 king
    Bedroom 3 - 2 twin/ single
  • Bedroom facilities include: Luxury bed linen and down duvets, Underfloor heating in bathroom and en-suites Heated towel rails( in bathroom and en-suites), Flat screen LED TVs (freeview), DVD player and I-Pod docking station/alarm . Luxury bathroom products Free Wireless Internet in every bedroom. Hair-dryers. Bathrobes.
  • Books
  • Books for Kids
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Video Library
  • Beach Towels
  • Deck / Patio
  • Golf ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Patio
  • 8 garden chairs
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • autumn foliage
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • theme parks
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • sailing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
Further details outdoors: Alloway Retreat is surrounded by professionally landscaped gardens. The side of the property has a large monoblocked driveway. The front and back gardens are laid to lawn with paths. There is a enclosed garden with patio area ideal for alfresco entertaining.


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average rating of 5.0 based on 8 reviews

Beautiful house -ideal for a family break

  • 5 of 5

Absolutely as described. We spent along weekend to attend a wedding nearby. The house was lovely and spacious. Shirley made us very welcome bringing us freshly baked bread and welcome gift of wine and chocolates. Beds were very comfortable. We had everything that we could have wanted and I would recommend it without hesitation.

  • Submitted: Sep 10, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for this wonderful review. It was a pleasure having you all stay at Alloway Retreat and I'm so glad that you loved the house and that it catered for all your needs. Wishing you and your family all the best. Xx
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Superb accommodation and area

  • 5 of 5

Stayed for a week, beautiful bungalow with everything that you need to make for a very pleasant stay.

Shirley was very welcoming with freshly baked bread, wine and chocolates to greet us.

Lots to do in the area, we will be back.

Many thanks


  • Submitted: Nov 3, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you all so much for this lovely review. Loved having you all stay. Glad you enjoyed Alloway Retreat and you're all most certainly welcomed back anytime. Kindest regards Shirley Brown
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Lives up to the name

  • 5 of 5

We had a great few days at the Alloway retreat. Very cosy and comfortable and very well equipped. Shirley couldn't have been more helpful and the welcome gifts were much appreciated. Grandson Innes was very impressed with the selection of toys available and baby Mac slept like a princess in the beautiful cot. I was going to say a home from home but in fact it was better!

  • Submitted: Oct 5, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Fabulous House

  • 5 of 5

We stayed here for 2nights as a family of seven. My husband and I were celebrating our Ruby Wedding and wanted some where we could invite friends and family. This was the perfect party house. With a perfect party kitchen. The house is bigger in reality that what it would seem on the Internet. It is also furnished to the highest of standards. Shirley, the owner was so helpful from the start, from supplying us with freshly baked bread and milk, to giving my husband and I a lovely bottle of red wine, truffles and a card for our Anniversary. I would not hesitate to recommend this house to family and friends.

  • Submitted: Feb 16, 2016
  • Stayed: February 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for this wonderful review. I'm so glad that you all enjoyed your stay and that Alloway Retreat catered for all your needs! It was a pleasure meeting you all and would certainly welcome you back anytime! Thank you again!! Kindest regards Shirley Alloway Retreat
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  • 5 of 5

We stayed with another couple for a week and found the accommodation went above and beyond our expectations. Shirley was available to welcome us and provided prompt and attentive information when requested.

We were holidaying in Scotland for both golf and sightseeing, and found this location to be convenient to any number of courses as well as day trips to Loch Lomond - Glasgow and other areas. All four of us agreed that this lovely home was one of the nicest and luxurious properties we have ever enjoyed. We will definitely return - thank you again Shirley.

  • Submitted: Sep 11, 2015
  • Stayed: September 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for taking the time to do this fabulous review. I'm so glad you enjoyed your stay at Alloway Retreat and that it catered for all your needs. It was a pleasure to meet you all would have no hesitations at all in welcoming you all back. Hope to see you all again sometime in the near future. Take care and speak soon. Kindest regards Shirley Alloway Retreat
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Wonderful luxury apartment!

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful stay in this wonderful apartment! Everthing was so luxury. The apartment was very clean. In each bedroom there were bath robes and sleepers. Plenty of towels. The owner, Shirley was very nice and welcoming. Everything was really perfect. We had a good time with our family in Ayr. The Alloway is our favourite place where we always choose to stay whenever we come to Ayr. The weather was lovely, we were really lucky and we could even have a barbeque in the garden one day celebrating our son's birthday with our big family there. Thank you so much for everything Shirley! We will definatelly be back again.

  • Submitted: Dec 12, 2012
  • Stayed: August 2012
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
9 Miles
Prestwick International
Nearest Barpub
0.9 Miles
Brig o Doon house hotel
Nearest Ferry
9.5 Miles
Nearest Golf
0.5 Miles
Nearest Train
3 Miles
Nearest Motorway
2 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
0.5 Kilometres
The Secret Garden
Nearest Beach
3 Kilometres
Car: recommended

The historic conservation village of Alloway is a short walk from the beaches of Ayr. The bustling county town of Ayr is popular with visitors for its many shops, cobbled pedestrianised walkways, as well as hotels/pubs and coffee houses. Nearby Culzean Castle is well worth a visit to explore its magnificent interior as well as the gardens and swan pond. Scotlands premier wedding venue the Brig O Doon house hotel is 0.9 miles from Alloway Retreat.

As we are new, we have good availability for key holiday dates and 2012/2013 in general.




Additional information about rental rates

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable damage deposit $281.61

Christmas and New Year week dates can vary. Please email owner for your 7 day dates encompassing either the 25th December and the 1st January.

A non refundable deposit of 20% of the total rental fee is asked to secure your reservation.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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