The Old Shop at Ballantrae
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Cottage | 3 bedrooms | sleeps 6
This comfortable and relaxing cottage occupies a central location within the delightful coastal village of Ballantrae and
has been completely refurbished to ensure that your holiday is as comfortable as possible. If you are looking for some breathing space to revitalise your energy or a longer period in which to explore the nearby coast and country then The Old Shop is available for both short breaks (minimum stay 3 nights) and weekly lets. Please contact us to arrange short breaks.
The cottage is bright, spacious and fully furnished with an eclectic mix of old and new. The two upstairs double bedrooms each with bath/shower room/wc are accessed by separate staircases, and the ground floor bedroom has two single beds with an adjacent shower room/wc. All bedrooms have TV with Free-view and the beds are fitted with electric blankets.
Please note that the property may not be suitable for families with young children requiring supervision as there is no direct access between the two upstairs bedrooms (see floor plan in the photos).
The well equipped kitchen has an electric cooker, fridge and freezer, dishwasher, microwave, washing machine and tumble dryer, together with an extending dining table seating up to six people.
The lounge is fully furnished with comfy sofas and chairs together with Free-view television and provides Wi-Fi access with no extra cost.
The accommodation will support up to 6 people and one well behaved pet is welcome to visit. Please note, for the comfort of all our guests, we would ask that you do not smoke in the cottage.
|Size||Sleeps up to 6, 3 bedrooms|
|Nearest beach||Ballantrae 100 m|
|Will consider||Short breaks (1-4 days)|
|Nearest Amenities||50 m|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: Prestwick 60 km, Nearest railway: Girvan 20 km|
|Family friendly||Suitable for people with restricted mobility|
|Notes||Some pets are welcome - please contact the owner, No smoking at this property|
Features and Facilities
|Luxuries||Internet access, DVD player, Sea view|
|General||Central heating, TV, Video player, 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, 3 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms and 2 En suites|
|Furniture||Single beds (2), Double beds (2), Cots (1), Dining seats for 6, Lounge seats for 8|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided, High chair|
|Outdoors||Private garden, BBQ|
The South Ayrshire region
Ballantrae, from Gaelic and meaning 'Town on the shore', is situated on Ballantrae Bay on the South Ayrshire coast, at the mouth of the River Stinchar. The village was a fishing Port and a favourite haunt of smugglers. The village gave its name to Robert Louis Stevenson's brooding novel the Master of Ballantrae, and may have been inspired by an incident in 1876 when the great writer was said to have been stoned by the residents of Ballantrae, who were apparently upset by his clothing. The area is picturesque with stunning coastal scenery along the A77 and many small laybys and stopping points allowing visitors to investigate the coast and rocks. Ballantrae faces west and visitors can see the outline of a number of islands and land masses including Ailsa Craig, Arran, The Mull of Kintyre and occasionally Northern Island. This western aspect is frequently bathed in glorious sunsets and being close to the Galloway Forest Dark Skies Park the night skies can be liberally sprinkled with a scintillating display of stars set against in a velvety dark blue curtain.
This area of Scotland offers a number of summer village fetes in June, July and August as well as the Girvan Folk Festival in early May and the Wigtown Book Festival in late September.
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16 Oct 2014
Had a great 4 day stay...the standard of accomodation is very high with every detail thought ofTo encourage your enjoyment, the welcome pack was lovely.......We will definitely return… More
17 Aug 2014
The moment you arrive you have come home,just walk in kick your shoes off and get the kettle on.John and Shirley have made this a five star property with no expense spared for your comfort.Our 2dogs l… More
29 Jun 2014
Beautiful cottage of an exceptionally high standard of cleanliness and comfort. The welcome pack, toiletries and quality of linen is of the standards of a five star hotel. Cottage is well equipped and… More
21 May 2014
"A Fantastic Cottage - beautiful inside and out"
So much thought and effort has gone into ensuring that anyone renting the house feels at home. It is beautifully presented, inside and out. There are books, dvd's, games etc for use if you want t… More
29 Dec 2013
"Everything you could possibly wish for in a holiday cottage"
Although it looks tiny from the front, The Old Shop is very spacious inside. All three bedrooms have their own bath or shower room and the kitchen/dining room and sitting room are large and welcoming.… More
16 Oct 2013
Everything provided for an enjoyable stay, even a bag of dog toys! Mixed group of family from aged 19 to 82. Never felt crowded at all. Cottage done to a very high standard and spotlessly clean . Ow… More
25 Aug 2013
"A beautiful cottage to go to - one of the best."
This cottage is deceptively spacious offering excellent accommodation for myself, my wife and 2 grown-up children. The cottage is a good base to explore the coast line of South West Scotland and the Galloway Forest and has excellent views across to Mull of Kintyre, Northern Ireland, and Ailsa Craig (on a clear day).
18 May 2013
The Old Shop is in a lovely location midway between Stranrear and Girvan, and 30 min's or so drive to Ayr. We spent a lovely week here in July 2012, visiting local attractions and the odd farm sh… More
18 May 2013
"Home from home, in very good location"
A well furnished and comfortable cottage with everything you could possibly need. Good location in easy reach of places of interest. Only downside is lack of places to eat out in the evening.… More
17 May 2013
"Would definitely recommend."
Having never been to Scotland before we found The Old Shop at Ballantrae perfect! Firstly the Old Shop cottage is set out well with three bedrooms and en-suites/bathrooms to each. Don't be decei… More
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