About this property
Resting in the popular seaside village of Turnberry, South Ayrshire is Ailsa Shores @ 11 Girvan Road, a well-presented cottage offering off-road parking and beautiful, panoramic sea views. Perfect for friends, families and avid golfers, this lovely dwelling rests within walking distance of some of the best golf courses and scenic coastline in the country, with local pubs and restaurants also within easy reach. Stepping into the property through a modern kitchen, the sitting room welcomes you to kick off your shoes and settle in for the evening to watch the TV with your loved ones. From here, gather as a group in the dining room and plan or review your day's events at the dining table while the chef of the group rustles up delicious meals for the family. Making your way through the cottage, the amply-equipped, sleek kitchen provides everything you need to assist with your self-catering requirements, including an electric oven and hob, a microwave, and an all-important dishwasher to help with the cleaning up. There is a separate laundry room with washing machine on auto timer to ease your stay. As the evening draws to a close, venture off to the bedrooms to rest your eyes ahead of another busy day out. The ground floor hosts two of the three bedrooms, ideal for a multigenerational family or for those with limited mobility; you will find a king-size and a twin room, each decorated with a stylish décor and complete with plush beds. Climb the stairs to the final bedroom; the master bedroom is home to another plush super king-size bed and lets in an abundance of natural light through the large dual aspect windows, where you can also gaze out across the panoramic coastline, including views of Ailsa Craig and Arran, complete with a stylish en-suite shower room, again with sea views. This property benefits from having zip and link beds, so all beds can be configured to suit any combination of singles, twin and doubles tailored to your own group’s needs on request, in advance. The master bedroom further benefits from a full size pull-out single bed, this offers total flexibility for your group’s sleeping arrangements for 6 or 7 persons. Completing the interior of the property is a large, bright family bathroom located on the ground floor, and a charming conservatory where you can escape for the afternoon with a cup of tea and a good book, or enjoy the most stunning sea views and sunsets. The outside is equally impressive, hosting a substantial garden with a large lawn and gravelled area, perfect for sitting out in the summer months relaxing or fun family/group activities. Give the chef of the group a break from cooking one evening and head out to The Turnberry Hotel hosting outstanding local restaurants such as 1906, offering a set menu of fresh sea food, or The Duel In The Sun for brunch with spectacular views, or perhaps make your way further afield and visit Wildings in Maidens or Souter Johnnies Inn in Kirkoswald, two first class dining experiences within a 5 minute drive / taxi. While in the area, take advantage of the magnificent golf courses, renowned for their high standards and unbeatable scenery, with the legendary championship Ailsa course, reborn in 2016 and host of some of the most iconic names in golf, just a 3 min drive from the cottage. There are many courses set alongside the glorious Ayrshire coastline, with Arran and Ailsa Craig as a stunning backdrop, including historic courses such as Portpatrick, Stranraer, Prestwick, Royal Troon, Gailes, Barassie and the new Dundonald Links etc, Ayrshire is one of the finest golfing destinations in the world. Horse racing enthusiasts are also catered for in this beautiful area of Scotland, home to Ayr Racecourse, host of the Scottish Grand National, so you can get dressed up and enjoy a day at the races. Wander from the doorstep of the cottage and happen upon Turnberry Lighthouse, including the Halfway House café and restaurant and relish in the vast sea views, alongside the Turnberry Castle ruin and birthplace of King Robert the Bruce. The long sandy beach is only a 5 min walk, where you can watch the sun setting over the isle of Arran and Turnberry Lighthouse or explore the sand dunes bounding the golf courses. Other leisure activities include the luxurious Turnberry spa offering a range of relaxing treatments, Hammam, including luxuries such as a Sauna and Jacuzzi to escape from it all. Why not visit the neighbouring harbour town of Girvan with its beautiful sandy beach, it also has a large supermarket and is home to the relatively new Quay Zone Leisure centre with a swimming pool, soft play area, gym and café.Lovers of history and architecture alike will enjoy an afternoon at Culzean Castle and Country Park; the National Trust for Scotland’s flagship property, encompassed by wonderfully-kept gardens and a pretty country park to discover, the famous castle and makes for a tranquil day out. You will be spoiled for areas to explore and discover including its secluded beaches, woods, trails, ice house and fruit filled glasshouses together with the new adventure cove and wild woodland play areas, you can also wander around the extensive swan pond and impressive fountain gardens, and stop for some refreshments in the castle’s tea room. There's plenty to explore for all the family, right on the doorstep of this holiday cottage. Other activities include: Have a fun family day out at award winning Heads of Ayr Farm Park, with both indoor and outdoor activities, animals, a toddler zone and a café. Take a boat trip over to the charming island of Ailsa Craig, a volcanic island half a billion years old and famous bird sanctuary.The romantic remains of Dunure castle lie above an impressive rocky shoreline. Further afield you will find many more attractions and landmarks; why not spend the day in the seaside town of Ayr, discovering the golden sandy beach and its shops, cafés, museums and monuments, including the Burns Museum celebrating the birthplace of Robert Burns, and the attractive grounds of Rozelle and Belleisle parks, open to the public. Why not visit Souter Johnny’s cottage in the pretty conservation village of Kirkoswold where Robert Burns spent a summer and many of the real people who inspired the characters in his classic poem Tam O’Shanter are buried in the Kirk yard. Visit, AD Rattray’s Whiskey experience (rated 5 stars by the Scottish Tourist Board) and nearby Grants Distillery. For a fun-filled holiday to Scotland, choose Ailsa Shores @ 11 Girvan Road.