Heather - UK34841 (UK34841)
A hidden gem in the stunning Ayrshire countryside.. Freedom Fields pods really are delightful and offer guests that little bit of luxury in the stunning Ayrshire countryside. These two pods are set apart from each other to offer guests both privacy and seclusion and are beautifully designed. The pods have large luxurious king size beds on the mezzanine level and an open plan living/dining/kitchen space on the ground floor with the added luxury of an electric wood burner, just perfect for that romantic getaway. Outside the pods have their very own wood fired hot tub where you can sit and relax being disturbed by nothing but the gently crackling fire and the wildlife. With a barbecue and firepit you can spend a lazy evening marvelling at the starry dark skies. The views from these beautiful rural properties are spectacular at any time of year, the pods are peacefully located within walking distance of the pretty conservation village of Straiton with coffee shop, pub, and local village store, voted one of the ten ’Best Villages in Scotland’, and featured in the book ’The Most Beautiful Villages of Scotland’. Located on the edge of the Galloway Forest Park, Britain’s largest forest park with 300 square miles of wild beauty waiting to be explored, the park boasts tranquil valleys, rugged rock faces, forest, moorland, lochs and ancient woodland and a huge diversity of wildlife including red and roe deer, wild goats, and many birds of prey. The park has also been awarded the status of one of only four Dark Sky Parks in the western world, and when the sun sets you will see why. The seaside towns of Ayr, Prestwick and Troon are all close by with beautiful sandy beaches and stunning views towards the Isle of Arran. Day trips can be taken to Arran and Cumbrae and are well worth the effort. Glasgow, Stirling, and Edinburgh are perfect for a day out, as is Loch Lomond and The Trossachs National Park. Ayrshire is home to the Ayrshire Coastal Path, a 100-mile-long coastal walk with fantastic views over to the mountains of Arran. Inland there are gardens and castles to visit, as well as riding, horse racing at Ayr and a choice of golf courses, with the world-famous Turnberry close to hand. Culzean Castle (owned by the National Trust for Scotland) is spectacular and is Ayrshire’s most popular tourist attraction, and Dumfries House is also worth a visit. Heather can be booked together with Bracken (UK34842) to accommodate up to 4 guests.. Step to entrance. Ground Floor: Open plan living space. Living area: With electric fire, Freeview TV and double sofa bed (for flexible sleeping arrangements). Dining area. Kitchen area: With electric hob, microwave and fridge. Bathroom: With shower cubicle, toilet and heated towel rail. First Floor: Bedroom: Galleried with kingsize bed.. Electric central heating, electricity, bed linen, towels, Wi-Fi and logs for hot tub included. Dressing gown, slippers and welcome pack provided. Terrace with sitting-out area, garden furniture, barbecue and firepit (logs £10 per large bag). Wood fired hot tub for 4 (private). Residents’ car park (not allocated). No smoking.
Sunnyside Cottage, Straiton
Charming 250 year-old Main Street cottage set in the conservation village of Straiton (Ayrshire), part of the Galloway & Southern Ayrshire UNESCO Biosphere. This characterful cottage has a homely feel with spacious rooms. Being on the main street the property is ideally situated for the village community shop, The Buck (coffee shop), The Black Bull (pub), church, playpark and local bus-stop. The cottage has recently undergone refurbishment and decoration.
Holly Tree Cottage
A former weaver's cottage located in the heart of the village. It's a short stroll to the Black Bull Hotel, the Church, the Village Hall and a well-stocked Community Shop. Ideal base for walking, cycling, fishing, star gazing or exploring the area with its many castles and golf courses. Glasgow is only an hour away and the Isle of Arran is a perfect day out.