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Craigview Cottage, Straiton

Cottage | 2 bedrooms | sleeps 4

Key Info
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 18 km
  • Great for children of all ages
  • Car advised
  • No pets allowed
  • Private garden


Sat 2 Aug - Sat 9 Aug (7 nights): WAS £595, NOW £535

Fri 22 Aug - Fri 29 Aug (7 nights): WAS £500, NOW £450

Situated in the picturesque, South Ayrshire village of Straiton, in an area of outstanding natural beauty, this pretty stone-built artist's cottage is the perfect place to get away from it all. Nestling beneath Craigengower Hill, Craigview sits at the end of a row of 18th Century cottages that line Straiton's lovely main street. The iconic, former weavers' cottages, with their window boxes and rambling roses, make Straiton one of the most beautiful villages in Southwest Scotland.

With her artist's eye for colour and detail, Craigview's owner has lovingly restored the cottage, preserving its charm and character, while creating the perfect retreat and a comfortable home from home. Decorated in a vintage country-style, the cottage has an eclectic mix of art and vintage finds. Throughout the house, there are well-stocked bookcases for book-lovers to browse.

Downstairs, the accomodation comprises of a living-room with bespoke fireplace and wood-burning stove; a south-facing double bedroom; a country-style dining-kitchen and separate utility area; and a good-sized family bathroom with bath and walk-in shower.

Upstairs, a further double bedroom and galleried studio/study offer visitors stunning views towards Craigengower Hill and surrounding countryside.

For those looking for a creative retreat to write or paint, the light and airy studio/study space with its beautiful outlook is a peaceful and inspiring place to work. Offering flexible accomodation, the space can also be utilised as a games room, a place to read, or a dining room with a view.

Outside, there is a large enclosed garden with patio area and lovely views of Craigengower and the surrounding countryside. Please note, a quiet private lane with parking space for the cottage separates the house from the garden.

Size Sleeps up to 4, 2 bedrooms
Nearest beach Croy Shore 18 km
Will consider Corporate bookings, Short breaks (1-4 days)
Access Car advised
Nearest Amenities 100 m
Nearest travel links Nearest airport: Glasgow Prestwick 30 km, Nearest railway: Maybole 12 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 Log fire, Internet access, DVD player
General Central heating, TV, CD player, Wi-Fi available
Standard Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer
Utilities Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine
Rooms 2 bedrooms, 1 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms
Furniture Double beds (2), Dining seats for 4, Lounge seats for 4
Other Linen provided, Towels provided
Outdoors Private garden
Access Parking

The Central Scotland/Strathclyde region

Situated in South Ayrshire, close to the Galloway Forest and neighbouring county of Dumfries and Galloway, the village of Straiton is an ideal base for exploring the unspoilt countryside and beautiful coastline of southwest Scotland. Ferry ports at Cairnryan and Troon offer travel links to Ireland, while the island of Arran with its dramatic mountainous landscape is an hour's sail from Ardrossan. Only 8 miles from the A77, the main route north to Central Scotland, Straiton is an hour's drive from the vibrant city of Glasgow with its bars, restaurants, art galleries and museums. Edinburgh, Scotland's historic and cultural capital is 2 hours drive away.


Straiton is a very special place. Nestling beneath Craigengower Hill, in a lush, green river valley, the picturesque village sits above a sweeping bend in the Water of Girvan - the river described in a poem by Robert Burns as 'Girvan's fairy-haunted stream'. Located in the heart of Burns Country, Straiton is set amidst the idyllic rural landscape that inspired Scotland's world-famous poet. The village of Alloway, Robert Burns' birthplace and the setting for his epic poem Tam 'o' Shanter is just 12 miles away.

The cliffs, castles and beaches of Ayrshire's varied coastline are also a short drive away, with stunning views across the Firth of Clyde towards Ailsa Craig and the dramatic mountain peaks of Arran. Culzean Castle, the National Trust for Scotland's jewel in the crown, sits majestic on a cliff overlooking the sea - there are follies, a swan pond, walled garden and a magnificent country park to explore. Inland, Dumfries House, the sumptuous stately home restored to its former glory and championed by H.R.H. Prince of Wales is 40 minutes drive away.

Situated in an area of outstanding natural beauty, Straiton has a wealth of way-marked trails, making it a haven for walkers. The tranquil countryside offers plenty of opportunities for bird-watching and spotting wildlife. There's also kayaking, horse riding and fishing, with permits available to buy. With its fabulous network of country roads, the area is also a mecca for road cyclists. The 7 Stanes mountain biking trails at Glen Trool in the Galloway Forest are just 45 minutes drive. And for golfers there are world class championship courses a short distance away at Turnberry and Royal Troon.

This friendly village will offer you a warm welcome. It is a short stroll to 'The Black Bull', the village pub where good food is served; ''The Buck' tearoom for coffees, lunches and great home-baking; and the community-run village store for your morning paper and provisions.

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25 Oct 2014


"Blissfully relaxing retreat"

The cottage is equipped and decorated to the very highest standard - wood burning stove, fantastic bathroom, cosy and comfortable bedrooms - all make for a very comfortable and relaxing environment. T… More

23 Aug 2014


"As good as it looks, surrounding area excellent"

This cottage is as good as the photos suggest, beautifully decorated, homely furnishings, creating a very relaxed environment. Be aware if you are more than 3 then eating in the kitchen not possible, … More

12 Aug 2014


"Beautiful cottage in a great location - we loved it"

Craigview has been tastefully restored and renovated in keeping with it's style and period. It doesn't feel like a rental property at all. The cottage itself is roomy and bright, and the g… More

16 Jul 2014


"Beautiful relaxation"

The cottage is definitely larger than it looks from outside. Very pretty and lovely tiny village. Quiet and just what you need for a relaxing getaway. Rooms where light and airy, with loads of space. … More

16 Jul 2014


"Outstanding Cottage for people who enjoy the countryside"

With booking online you always take a bit of a chance, but this one was pure gold. Secluded quiet little village a few minutes away from Maybole and within an easy drive to Galloway Forest National Pa… More

28 Jun 2014


"Beautifully restored cottage in conservation village. An ideal holiday location."

We had a wonderfully relaxing short break at Craigview, an end terrace cottage in the conservation village of Straiton in Ayrshire that has been thoughtfully & beautifully restored by its present owne… More

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