Bungalow | 3 bedrooms | sleeps 6
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), Short breaks (1-4 days)|
|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
|General||Central heating, TV, CD player, Telephone, Wi-Fi available|
|Standard||Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer|
|Utilities||Clothes dryer, Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Rooms||3 bedrooms, 1 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms|
|Furniture||Single beds (2), Double 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.
The Central Scotland/Strathclyde region
STATELY HOMES & CASTLES
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
CULZEAN CASTLE, MAYBOLE
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.
GOLF SOUTH AYRSHIRE
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
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.
ISLE OF ARRAN
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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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
28 Aug 2013
"One of the nices holiday homes we have stayed in"
We spent one week of our summer holiday at Alloway Retreat, it just so happened it was the week in July when it was roasting hot, which made it even better. The owner Shirley was very kind and had ev… More
Thank you for your kind review. I'm glad that you enjoyed your stay at Alloway Retreat and I would certainly welcome you back as it was a pleasure having you.
22 Aug 2013
We stayed for a week and everything was first class. The bungalow is very spacious and clean. Lots of thought has gone in to making guests feel welcome.… More
Thank you for your kind review, I'm glad that you enjoyed your stay. Hope to see you all again sometime in the future. Take care.
10 Aug 2013
Stayed in Alloway Retreat in June for a week to attend our daughter's wedding. Large rooms, beautifully decorated, private garden, quiet neighborhood, central location, and a delightful owner. … More
Thank you so much for this fantastic review. I'm glad that Alloway Retreat served all your needs and was able to compliment your stay for your daughter's big day. It was a pleasure having you all. Hope you are all well and had a safe journey back home to the USA.
2 Aug 2013
"Felt like home after a day or two!"
This was an ideal base for our (annual) golfing trip. Super-relaxing to come back to after a hard day on the links - so much better than a hotel. A bathroom for each couple - barbie - spacious kitchen… More
Thank you for taking the time to write this very kind review. I had great pleasure in having you all as guests at Alloway Retreat. I hope that the West of Scotland's Golf Courses were up to your expectations and that you'll return from France to try them again. You and your party are more than welcome back to Alloway Retreat at any time!!!
1 Jul 2013
"Better than a 5 Star Hotel!!"
Had the pleasure of staying at Alloway Retreat for my best friend's Ayrshire Wedding in May 2013. The accommodation is first class and exceeds the quality of many top notch hotels. Very spacious accommodation that slept 6 comfortably and there was tons of room to allow the groom, ushers and best man to change into their Kilts on the morning of the wedding. Beautiful private garden, lounges and kitchen also made it an ideal meeting spot for other wedding guests on the day after the wedding. Very close to Brig O Doon (could walk it) and local golf courses. Owner, Shirley, was very friendly and accommodating plus supplied fresh homemade bread. Would definitely recommend, much better than a hotel and hope to stay again.
Thank you for this fantastic review. I'm glad that Alloway Retreat accomodated all your needs for this special occasion.It was a pleasure having your group stay at Alloway Retreat and I would welcome you all back anytime. Thanks again for choosing Alloway Retreat. Take care.
25 Jun 2013
"wonderful holiday home"
This is by far the nicest holiday property we have ever stayed in.We were warmly greeted by Shirley and given a tour of the house by her...it looks exactly like the pictures on line.She had provided u… More
Thank you for taking the time to write this wonderful review on Alloway Retreat. Im glad that you all enjoyed your stay, it was a pleasure having you, and I'm looking forward to welcoming you back for Christmas!!
21 Jun 2013
"Alloway Retreat - absolute luxury"
We used Alloway Retreat as "Groom HQ" as I recenly got married at the Brig O' Doon hotel. The place is fantasic, beautifully fitted, spotlessly clean and very luxurious.
Rooms were spacious (2 x doubles and a twin) and plently of space for a group of guys and girls to get ready for the big day, the location is perfect for Brig O' Doon as only a 2 min drive up the road. Shirley who owns the property was great, very easy going and a pleasure to deal with. Little touches such as leaving us freshly baked bread and a nice bottle of wine were above what was expected.
We ended up staying an extra night as we didnt want to go home!
Would definitely recommend Alloway Retreat to a group of friends attending a function down in the Alloway or Ayrshire area.
Thank you for your fantastic review. Glad you enjoyed your stay, it was a pleasure having your party stay with us. I'd gladly welcome you back in the future.
Thank you for choosing Alloway Retreat.
3 Jun 2013
"What a lovely property and setting!"
You will not find a better, more attractive, more lovely place to holiday than Alloway. The property is exquisite, finely decorated, and very warm and comfortable! If you are staying in Ayr, you must … More
You are very welcome and thank you for your great review. I'm glad you enjoyed you're stay at Alloway Retreat. It was a pleasure having you and your family. I hope you enjoyed the rest of your trip and had a safe journey home to Texas. Hope you will return to Scotland (Alloway) soon and thank you for choosing Alloway Retreat for your stay.
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