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Tam O'Shanter Cottage

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Very Good 4/5 Score from 11 reviews

"Tam O'Shanter" bedroom with magnificent four-poster bed and themed furnishings

Cottage | 2 bedrooms | sleeps 4

Key Info
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 2 km
  • Great for children of all ages
  • Car not necessary
  • Some pets are welcome - please contact the owner
  • Private garden


Live next door to Robbie Burns! This beautiful cottage garden apartment is situated just yards from the world famous Burns Cottage and Museum, birth place of "Scotland's Bard"! The historic conservation village of Alloway is a short walk from the beaches of Ayr and the wonderful “Open Golf” courses of Royal Troon and Turnberry are a short distance drive away.FREE Wi Fi

The property has recently under gone a major refurbishment and is very well appointed. Features include the Tam O'Shanter bedroom with magnificent four poster bed and themed furnishings. French doors lead from the lounge and bedroom into a small tranquil private cottage garden with decking and patio furniture. This lovely apartment is ideal for a holiday any time of year with all rooms on the level.

Size Sleeps up to 4, 2 bedrooms
Nearest beach Local beach 1.6 km
Will consider House swap, Long term lets (over 1 month), Short breaks (1-4 days)
Access Car not necessary, Wheelchair users
Nearest Amenities 50 m
Nearest travel links Nearest airport: Glasgow Prestwick Airport 9.6 km, Nearest railway: Ayr Central 3.2 km
Family friendly Great for children of all ages, Suitable for people with restricted mobility
Notes Some pets are welcome - please contact the owner, No smoking at this property

Features and Facilities

Luxuries DVD player
General Central heating, TV, CD player, Wi-Fi available
Utilities Clothes dryer, Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine
Rooms 2 bedrooms, 1 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms
Furniture Single beds (2), Double beds (1), Dining seats for 4, Lounge seats for 5
Other Linen provided, Towels provided
Outdoors Private garden
Access Parking, Wheelchair users
Further details indoors

> French doors lead from the lounge and second bedroom into a small tranquil private cottage garden.

> Designer bathroom with sunken bath.

> Lovely French doors lead from the twin bedroom to the private garden.

> Low allergen environment.

Further details outdoors

> 4 garden chairs in the private garden

> parking available across the road

The Ayrshire region

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.


The wonderful open golf courses of Royal Troon (venue for the 2004 open championship), Turnberry (upcoming venue for 2009 open championship) and Prestwick (scene of the worlds first ever Open Championship) are but a few minutes drive away from Tam O' Shanter Cottage. This lovely apartment is ideal for a holiday, or longer let at any time of the year, with the historic village of Alloway, a short walk from the beaches of Ayr.

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Review 1-10 of 11

4 Dec 2014


"Highly Recommended"

We would echo the previous positive reviews about the apartment. We also found the WiFi was fine for our purposes (which included web conferencing). Located close to a Convenience store (/Post Office)… More

22 Aug 2014


"spacious accomodation"

looks exactly like the photo's. needs a few maintenance things done cracked floor tiles in toilet. no wine or tea/coffee sachets unlike other 4 star accommodation, on the plus side they have eve… More

12 Aug 2014


"Brilliant cottage."

This is an amazing cottage with all you could possible need ,it is so close to any where you would want to go to.The four poster bed id divine and would recommend this cottage to any one who is lookin… More

13 Apr 2014


"Cozy accommodation with above average facilities"

There was plenty of space in the apartment and once we got used to the facilities we were comfortable enough. Our only concern was the need for a better WIFI reception. We appreciated the effort that had been made to create a well organised apartment and even a welcoming bottle of wine.

4 Dec 2013


"Don't believe everything you read in a review"

As I am preparing to make reservations for the Tam O' Shanter Cottage I came across the following review. I must say it is totally unfounded. I have stayed at this cottage several times over the … More

1 Dec 2013


"Don't believe everything your read in a review"

As I am preparing to make reservations for the Tam O' Shanter Cottage I came across the following review. I must say it is totally unfounded. I have stayed at this cottage several times over th… More

24 Sep 2013


"Don't believe everything you see in advertising"

Based on online photos and old reviews this appeared to be a cute cottage to spend a week in Ayr. Pictures can lie. On the surface it is a cute cottage but I would prefer cleanliness & safety. The cha… More

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18 Sep 2013



Listed as a "4 star luxury" apartment couldn't be farther from the truth. The kitchen chairs were folding chairs stored under the bed. They were so dirty, we had to wash them before we … More

Thank you ever so much for taking time to review Tam O'Shanter Cottage - Rhona and I are delighted you had a safe trip home to N.America, after your week with us in Bonnie Scotland.
We are genuinely, dreadfully disappointed, and sorry that your stay was not everything you wished, expected, and indeed deserved. We all work incredibly hard, in this rather manic world of ours,and deserve our vacations to be a haven of enjoyment, and time to "recharge the batteries"- thus our heartfelt apologies.
Tam O'Shanter Cottage is not, and would never wish, nor strive, to be a slick, homogenised , holiday apartment/condominium.It is a unique Historic property situated in the famous Alloway Village, mere feet from World-Famous Scottish Poet, Robert Burns' Birthplace - his little thatched cottage built in 1759 - to which people come, from the world over.
As such when, in 2005,we purchased and,at expense,totally renovated the historic property - such was obviously done, within the restrictions of the Conservation Planners and Historic Scotland.Thus,along with the great privilege of owning, and indeed staying, in such a Historic Property come the little foibles those restrictions bring. The odd little uneveness of the floor.A very small area of discolouration/"mold" on a 200 year old, foot-thick sandstone wall,in an outer-cupboard housing the Boiler and washing-machine. Also should you choose not to dine at the new Breakfast Bar, the requirement to slide a larger table out from under the Super-King Sized 4 Poster Bed - and yes, perhaps give the chairs a little dust.
The "Off White Leather Couches" are actually modern couches but in a yellow vintage-leather(which may have caused a little confusion), in empathy with the property - and in fact had their annual clean a mere 6 weeks before your arrival, where a specialist spends an exhausting(!) entire day cleaning and nourishing the Leather with creams and conditioners.
As a Longhaul Pilot on the Boeing 747, I obviously travel extensively myself staying in myriad properties. Therefore, I fully appreciate that,with the best will in the world, the odd time things do indeed malfunction. What is then critically important is how that is dealt with.
Thus ,when there was a problem with the hot water, within a couple of hours we had an Emergency Engineer on site to repair - and indeed order a brand new Controller, which has now been fitted.I then personally drove to Tam O'Shanter Cottage, unfortunately you were out,and delivered an "Apologies Card" in which I placed £50 for you to have a little meal as a small gesture of thanks/apology for your inconvenience.
My wife,Rhona, has been letting Tam O'Shanter Cottage with great success for 7 years now - one only has to view other Reviews and a burgeoning Visitor Book with heartfelt compliments and thanks - and yes, also the odd grumble about the sunken bath! She also runs our 5 Star Bed and Breakfast, which has a wonderful 100% Rating with Trip Advisor, and Awards for Excellence.
She takes very seriously the experience of our Guests who pay us the ultimate compliment of spending their money to stay with us, and delights in the countless people who return year, after year,to Tam O'Shanter Cottage, often bringing/recommending other friends and family.
Thus please, once again, accept our very genuine apologies that, very sadly, your experience was not everything you, and we,would have hoped.

15 May 2013


"Alloway cottage"

Had a great stay very central to all amenities the cottage had everything you would need very much as it states home from home... Rhona very kind and helpful..the only thing that wasn`t provided which we could have done with was a shower mat as the shower over the bath was in a difficult position and quite slippy otherwise our stay was great...

8 May 2012


"Fantastic - the only place to stay in Ayr!"

The Tam O'Shanter Cottage is wonderful - the photographs make the cottage look wonderful, but it is even better when you get there! The facilities are second to none and you will never find a mo… More

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  • 6 Years listed

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Calendar last updated:22 Jan 2015

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