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Gay Friendly Country Cottage Near Glasgow


Excellent 5/5 Score from 10 reviews

Horse & Cart passing cottage

Cottage | 1 bedrooms | sleeps 4

Key Info
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 15 km
  • Not suitable for children
  • Car not necessary
  • No pets allowed



House Rules

Fully equipped, Immaculate 1 bedroom cottage with upstairs attick room also. Glasgow Int airport 15mins, Glasgow Prestwick airport 25mins drive. This is the ideal location if you like to take in the countryside and perfect base to travel the west of Scotland and Highlands. Glasgow 25mins & Edinburgh is aprox 1 hrs drive.

It is also just 2 mins from cycle path to Glasgow or Irvine for any keen cyclists wishing to visit.

The Space

Sitting room with soffa bed and main entrance. 42" 3D LCD HD TV, DVD, soffa bed and arm chair. Access to upper converted attick space also housing a soffa bed. Kitchen and breakfast bar, all electric appliances, shower room and WC, double bedroom.

Guest Access

The cottage has its own private front access

Interaction with Guests

We are in the adjoining cottage next door and therefore if you need any advice or information this is easily accessed

The Neighbourhood

The cottage is in the countryside about 0.5miles from main trunk road. Ayrshire coast is about 20mins drive. It is therefore within easy access for day trips to the Islands of Arran, Rothesay, Islay and more. For day trips to loch lomand and beyond it is aprox 45mins drive.

With the 2014 Commonwealth Games being held in Glasgow, you can see what a lovely city Glasgow is with much to see and do.

Getting around

It is rural so you would benefit from a car. Train staion is aprox 1.5miles with a very good service into Glasgow (25mins) and to Ayr(20mins). Many local country walks and a cycle path almost on your door step. There are plenty shops in nearby villages of Beith, Dalry & Kilbirnie

Other Things to Note

An outbuilding housing a gym is available and also a hot tub however it is at your own risk and we accept no liability for any damage or accident whilst using any of these facilities.

Free WiFi

There are many country walks right on your door step and the surrounding countryside is breathtaking

Very regular train service to Glasgow and Ayr for anyone wishing to commute.

Lochwinnoch is only 5 mins drive from cottage were there are several country walks, watersports and the RSPB also have a reserve here. There are many local golf courses including Beith and West Kilbride. Fishing lochs and rivers are plentyful in the area.

Station aprox 1.5miles away ( Dalry or Glengarnock)

In order to keep rental costs to a minimum and have greater consideration to the environment, a small fee for electric power is charged at 0.10p per unit used (april/sept average usage has been around £0.60p per day)

Sleeps 2 persons, however can sleep 4 if using the sofa bed

For X/mas and NY bookings pls contact re pricing as this period is charged at wwekend rates, thanx

Size Sleeps up to 4, 1 bedrooms
Nearest beach Irvine, Stevenston, Saltcoats, West Kilbride 15 km
Will consider Corporate bookings, House swap, Long term lets (over 1 month), Short breaks (1-4 days)
Access Car not necessary
Nearest Amenities 2 km
Nearest travel links Nearest airport: Glagow International Airport 20 km, Nearest railway: Glengarnock or Dalry 2 km
Notes No pets allowed, No smoking at this property

Features and Facilities

Luxuries Jacuzzi or hot tub, DVD player
General TV, Wi-Fi available
Standard Kettle, Toaster, Iron
Utilities Clothes dryer, Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine
Rooms 1 bedroom, 1 bathrooms of which 1 Shower rooms
Furniture 2 Sofa beds, Double beds (1), Dining seats for 2, Lounge seats for 4
Other Linen provided, Towels provided
Outdoors Shared garden, BBQ, Bicycles available
Access Parking

The Central Scotland/Strathclyde region

From Glasgow airport, travel onto the A737 by passing lochwinnoch and then Beith following the signs for Dalry/Irvine. At the manrahead roundabout just after Beith, it is exactly 1.5miles towards Dalry. Take left turning at brown cottage, just before bend, travel up hill to very end of country road(0.5m) and Smithy Cottage is on T junction with painted white stones outside.

GPS can sometimes take you to the neighbouring farm, pass this and travel to end of country road, Smithy Cottage is on the T junction.Google maps have slighty got the wrong location, Put 55.721349,-4.666334 into your sat nav.


Many shops are available in the nearby towns of Beith, Dalry and Kilbirnie.

RSPB reserve in Lochwinnoch, about 5 mins drive from cottage. Muirshile country park is also in Lochwinnoch if you are a keen walker.

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25 Sep 2014


"Fabulous location, wonderful people!"

Spent a week here in august, wonderful location, hospitable owners very welcoming, cottage was cosy, clean and comfortable and was in a great location close to Glasgow and the Ayrshire Coast! I will d… More

Many thanks Sara for your kind words

24 Sep 2014



My boyfriend and I were incredibly lucky to find, at last mintute this absolutely beautiful cottage to have a wee mini break in. We were greeted by the owners and treated like old family friends. The … More

Thanks Paul for your kind comments, hope to see you both again sometime in the future.

5 Sep 2014


"Lovely cottage, fab week, amazing couple!!!!"

I stayed here in May and just returned home from a week there again. I stayed here again as I had such a nice time/experience the first time here and wanted to get away for a relaxing week, yet again the owners went above and beyond for us.. The cottafe is lovely, homely and clean couldn't ask for more thankyou xx would dfntly go back again :-) xx

Many thanks for your review Christine and I hope you will return for a third visit sometime in the future as we have now fixed the puncture lol x

23 Aug 2014


"Quality affordable accommodation in a gay friendly setting"

This cottage is a gem! Value for money plus the quality of the accommodation was second to none. As a visitor from Canada, the warm welcome from the hosts and the lovely setting in the Ayrshire coun… More

This gentleman spent 7 days at our cottage and managed to spend a day in Edinburgh and a day in Glasgow. He visited the Isle of Arran and spent much time visiting the historic castles and sites throughout Ayrshire. Thanks for leaving the cottage in a very tidy state. Hope you visit again sometime in the future and many thanks.

11 Aug 2014


"Peace, quiet, and so friendly"

Thanks to Robert and David (and Jasper), for a lovely week. So helpful and friendly and nothing was too much trouble to ensure we had what we needed to enjoy our stay. The cottage is set in a quiet peaceful location but within a few minutes car journey you can be in the centre of Glasgow. The biggest compliment we can pay is that we hope to visit again.
Thanks again

This family spent a week at the cottage and managed to take in many of the sites in and around Glasgow, Ayrshire and Argle & Clyde. We would welcome you back anytime, many thanks.

10 Aug 2014


"Excellent stay at a perfect cottage."

Highly recommend a stay at this cottage. Very welcoming. Lovely and relaxing area with beautiful scenery. The cottage was beautiful, clean and well equipped!

Thanks for your kind words and glad you had a lovely holiday here in Scotland. You are welcome back anytime.

4 Aug 2014


"Perfect hospitality"

We stayed here in the last weekend of the Glasgow Commonwealth Games. The place was spotlessly clean, peaceful and beautiful. The hosts are professional, articulate and welcoming. They went out of the… More

Many thanks guys for your very kind words and sorting out the google location. You were the perfect guests and welcome back anytime. x

2 Jul 2014


"Cosy and comfortable cottage"

We had a very good time at the Smithy cottage, the owners are very friendly and helpful and made us feel welcome. The cottage is nice and comfortable, with a cosy living room, fully equipped kitchen, … More

Many thanks, you are welcome back here from Belgium anytime

31 May 2014


"Went above and beyond expectations :-)"

I stayed here for a couple of nights for my sisters birthday just to get away and relax. The value for money is excellent and we where made to feel so welcome, comfortable and at home. We had a lovely… More

Many thanks for your kind words, be great to see you again in August

31 May 2014


"Welcoming and fantastic hospitality!"

such a friendly welcome and made to feel at home by the owners. Such a peaceful location!The cottage is nice and cosy.Overall more than I expected.... thank you guys and we will definitely be back.… More

You are welcome back any time. Great guests x

Review 1-10 of 10

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