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Excellent 5/5 Score from 23 reviews

Alloway Retreat

Certificate of Excellence 2014

from £108 /night help

Excellent 5/5 Score from 23 reviews

from £108 /night

Estimated nightly price based on a weekly stay. Contact the advertiser to confirm the total cost.

Welcome to Alloway Retreat

Bungalow | 3 bedrooms | sleeps 6

Key Info
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 3 km
  • Great for children of all ages
  • Car advised
  • No pets allowed
  • Private garden

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.

Complimented with LED screen TV's with Freeview and Blu-ray DVD players (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.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.

Size Sleeps up to 6, 3 bedrooms
Nearest beach Ayr 3 km
Will consider Corporate bookings, Long term lets (over 1 month)
Access Car advised, Wheelchair users
Nearest Amenities 500 m
Nearest travel links Nearest airport: Prestwick International 14.5 km, Nearest railway: Ayr 4.8 km
Family friendly Great for children of all ages, Suitable for people with restricted mobility
Notes No pets allowed, No smoking at this property

Features and Facilities

Luxuries Internet access, DVD player
General Central heating, TV, CD player, Telephone, Satellite TV, Wi-Fi available
Standard Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer
Utilities Clothes dryer, Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine
Rooms 3 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms and 2 En suites
Furniture Double beds (2), Single beds (2), Cots (1), Dining seats for 6, Lounge seats for 9
Other Linen provided, Towels provided, High chair
Outdoors Private garden, BBQ
Access Parking, Wheelchair users
Further details indoors

The bathroom and en-suites have underfloor heating. Bathrobes and luxury toiletries. 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.

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 an enclosed garden with patio area ideal for alfresco entertaining.

About this location

The Ayrshire region


The area is rich in history and being in the west of scotland there are many historic castles,and stately homes some of them picture perfect like culzean castle which is a real draw for photographers..and the elegant Dumfries House


This clifftop mansion was built by Robert Adam for the last Earl of Cassillis in 1772-1790. There have been castles on this site since Culzean Castlethe late 14th century. The interior with its spectacular oval staircase and circular saloon is strikingly elegant. There is a fine collection of pictures, 18th century furniture and an armoury.The country park, with its beaches and rockpools, deer park, woodlands, gardens and vinery, has a wealth of interest. The beautiful Camellia House, Ice House and unique Pagoda have recently been restored.The visitor centre has a exhibition on the history of the castle and estate. Licensed restaurants, snack bars, plant centre, farm shop and park shop, ranger service, events and guided walks, and adventure playground.


Dean Castle Country Park is a fantastic free day out for all the family. The country park, covering over 200 acres, is nestled in the heart of Kilmarnock and offers something for kids and adults alike to enjoy.

The Country Park boasts beautiful woodland walks, adventure playground, pets corner, visitor centre, tearoom, shop and a fantastic 14th century castle housing world class


Dumfries House is one of Britain's most beautiful stately homes and best kept heritage secrets. With its sumptuous interiors and magnificent furnishings, all set in two thousand acres of land, there is something to delight and enchant visitors of all ages. Built between 1754 and 1759 for the 5th Earl of Dumfries, and with a unique collection of Chippendale furniture, the House has been described as an 18th century time-capsule since the principal rooms and their contents have remained virtually unchanged for 250 years.


Edinburgh Castle dominates the city of Edinburgh like no other castle in Scotland, and Edinburgh Castle is unequalled in the whole of the British Isles. Over one thousand years of history sit on top of the famous Edinburgh rock, and when you see Edinburgh Castle you will understand why over a million visitors a year visit Edinburgh Castle.

When you come to Scotland and visit Edinburgh Castle you will see why the early inhabitants of the area we now call Edinburgh, made their first settlements here, in what is now the city of Edinburgh. People have always sought a safe refuge, and the volcanic rock that forms the base of Edinburgh Castle, has always afforded the ultimate safe and defensive position in Edinburgh

Robert Burns Birthplace Museum offers a truly unique encounter with Scotland's favourite son.

The museum comprises the famous Burns Cottage where the poet was born, the historic landmarks where he set his greatest work, the elegant monument and gardens created in his honour and a modern museum housing the world's most important collection of his life and works.



This classic course set in Belleisle Park boasts beech tree lined and extra long fairways interlaced by the Curtecan Burn, combining natural landscape features with spectacular views over to the Isle of Arran


If you are the kind of golfer who relishes a challenge then Darley is the course for you! Darley is a true links as in the wildcat variety. It has feline ferocity and abounds with the renowned Scottish hazards of heather, gorse and whin. Although not as long as Lochgreen, it is a tough test of golf, demanding the most accurate of drives.


Girvan Golf Course shares the same stunning views towards Ailsa Craig as it's neighbour, Turnberry. Girvan Golf Course truly provides a journey of interest with the exposed first eight holes being pure Scottish links, immediately adjacent to the beach, and the remaining ten holes being parkland providing a variable challenge.


With the sea by your side and that famous lighthouse in the distance, there are few courses in the world that can match Turnberry for beauty or excitement.

A truly Scottish icon, Turnberry Resort, Scotland enjoys a spectacular coastal setting with breathtaking views of the Isle of Arran, Ailsa Craig and the Irish Sea. Surrounded by Scotland's most beautiful scenery, every visit is unforgettable.


This is majestic links land with the back nine holes as demanding as any in championship golf. Royal Troon lies at the southern end of that beautiful stretch of Ayrshire coastline where golf was played long before the Troon Golf Club was founded in 1878.


Walking and cycling are the best ways to experience the real Ayrshire. The network of paths provides access to a range of environments from beaches to wooded glens, hilltops to riverside strolls.

Paths range from around a kilometre to longer routes that can be tackled over a number of visits. In addition the National Cycle Route 7 passes through the length of Ayrshire and provides a safer and well signposted route for cyclists new and experienced.

Ayrshire has wildlife and scenery to enjoy from waves breaking on volcanic rocky shores to, wide sandy beaches, deep, green hillsides, lush golf courses, and narrow country lanes.


Arguably the most beautiful island in Europe, the isle of Arran is Scotland's most southerly and accessible island. The Island of Arran is a 55 minute ferry crossing from Ardrossan in south west Scotland which is less than a one hour drive from Glasgow. The moment you step aboard the ferry to Arran you will start to experience that strange but pleasurable sensation known as 'Island time' wash over you and take effect. As you set foot on Arran you will feel a million miles away from the stresses of everyday life, '.... in no time', as a feeling of relaxation, belonging and well being takes hold. You'll meet likeminded visitors and locals and experience events, attractions, activities and produce unique to the island of Arran.


The course is a flat left handed oval of about one and a half miles with a long run in which will test the most boldest of gallopers. The course benefits from being close to the West coast, the moderate climate and sandy soil combining to produce an excellent racing surface at all times of the year. There is also a steeplechase and hurdle course.


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.

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Review 1-10 of 23

3 Nov 2014


"Stunning holiday home!"

We were blown away by this holiday home as soon as we stepped through the door.The decor is of a very high and very tasteful standard. The attention to detail was impressive. Not only is the place imm… More

Thank you for this fabulous review, I'm so glad you had a wonderful stay and that Alloway Retreat helped make a memorable occasion special! Wishing you all well and hope to see you all again in the near future. Take care
Kindest regards
Alloway Retreat

6 Sep 2014


"Fantastic Accommodation!"

As best man at a wedding in Brig o' Doon I chose Alloway Retreat as our accommodation for the night before and the night of the big day. It was the perfect place for me to calm the Groom's n… More

Aww wow! How sweet! Thank you so much for that fabulous review! It was a pleasure having you all stay and I must say the groom looked very calm and collected the day before his wedding. Glad Alloway Retreat was able to accommodate all your pre-wedding needs. You are all welcome back anytime, take care and thanks again.
Alloway Retreat

1 Aug 2014


"Luxury epitomised."

I cannot fault a single thing - from the warm welcome from Shirley, the modern and luxurious acommodation, freshly baked bread on our arrival - everything was excellent!I stayed here the night before … More

Thank you so much for this great review! I'm so glad that Alloway Retreat helped make your special day just that.....special. You were all beautiful and it is a privilege to have a bride and her bridesmaids leave from Alloway Retreat! Hope that you are all well and that you are enjoying married life! All the best to both of you!
Kindest regards
Alloway Retreat

20 Jul 2014


"Excellent once again"

Just returned from our second visit. Very comfortable, clean and spacious. Alloway is a lovely place and the bungalow is a superb place to relax. Thoroughly recommended.… More

Thank you...once again! Was lovely having you and your family return to Alloway Retreat! Always a pleasure! You obviously brought the great weather with you too! Hopefully see you all again in the near future. Thanks again.
Alloway Retreat

24 Jun 2014


"Can't wait to return!"

We have just returned home from a wonderful weekend at this beautiful cottage. Everything was just perfect - spotlessly clean, lovely and welcoming host, luxurious modern decor & even my little baba h… More

Thank you so much for taking the time to give Alloway Retreat such a wonderful review. I'm so glad you all enjoyed your stay and I would love to have you return....anytime, just let me know. Take care.
Kindest regards
Alloway Retreat

2 Jun 2014


"A little piece of heaven"

My three friends and I stayed here for a long weekend at the end of May. The house is stunning and Shirley was the perfect host....met us at the door with a loaf of freshly made bread! The property i… More

Aww thank you so much for that great review! I'd gladly have you all back as you were wonderful guests, so anytime....just let me know.
Kindest regards
Alloway Retreat

21 May 2014



Booked the house for my partner and me to enjoy over our wedding period, my partner stayed on the Friday with her bridesmaids and then my wife and I used it on the Saturday night after our wedding. Th… More

Thank you for taking the time to do this fantastic review, it is much appreciated and I'm glad that you and your wife enjoyed your stay as I knew it was a special time for you both. I'm glad that Alloway Retreat added to what will always be a special memory for you both. Thank you all again. Take care.
Kindest regards
Alloway Retreat

24 Apr 2014


"A very special place"

Probably the best holiday home we have ever stayed in. Shirley's warm welcome was lovely and the house itself was outstanding. It really is like staying in a five star hotel. Three generations… More

Thank you for your this fabulous review. I'm so glad you and your family enjoyed it. Was a pleasure having you all and it would be a pleasure to have you all again (especially if you bring the good weather with you). take care and thank you.

25 Oct 2013


"Great accommodation, great location."

This is first class holiday accommodation; spacious, well appointed, beautifully decorated and spotlessly clean. It's a great base for visiting Ayrshire; Burns Experience, Rozelle Park, Ayr beach… More

Thank you for this kind review. I'm glad that you enjoyed your stay at Alloway Retreat and it sounds like you managed to fit a lot in during your week stay. Ayrshire does have a lot to offer people on holiday and I'm glad that you have mentioned this in your review for others to benefit. Thank you again and it was a pleasure.

1 Oct 2013



We stayed as a group of friends visiting for a golf weekend. The house was amazing! Modern, clean, comfortable, spacious! The house owner Shirley was very welcoming and helpful. The location was ideal… More

Thank you for your kind review. I'm glad that you all enjoyed your stay and that the weather stayed good for you to enjoy your golfing days. Thank you for choosing Alloway Retreat and I would most certainly welcome you all back again. Take care
Shirley Brown
Alloway Retreat

Review 1-10 of 23

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Calendar last updated:27 Mar 2015

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