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Swan Bothy

AYR, Ayrshire
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Sleeps 7
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms 2
Change Sat
No Dogs
4 star
Downstairs bedroom
Complex of properties
Enclosed garden / patio
Open fire / woodburner
Hot tub
Internet access
Games / Play facilities
Family friendly
Quirky
Towels included
Travel cot available
Highchair available
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At a glance

  • This idyllic cottage supplies breath-taking views, located in a peaceful position in the Ayrshire countryside
  • Relax and unwind in the fantastic private hot tub and enjoy al fresco dining in the garden
  • After a day out exploring the beautiful local area enjoy cosy nights in front of the open fire
Property code: 90038

Sitting in the peaceful Ayrshire countryside this stunning granite cottage is on the edge of Martnaham Loch with breathtaking views. With Ayrshire coast and countryside to explore nearby, it makes the perfect retreat for walkers, cyclists, and hikers. There are also numerous golf courses, historic houses, and castles to visit making it the ideal base for enjoying the area. It has a private hot tub to soak in after a day out, a large garden, and there are shops, pubs, and restaurants within 2.5 miles.

The property combines traditional features with modern comforts to create a warm, welcoming home. There’s plenty of space to relax and enjoy the peaceful location and stunning surroundings. It has four bedrooms, with a double on the ground floor which has views over the loch.

The entrance hall leads to the spacious lounge where a bay window with seating overlooks the loch. Curl up on the sofas and watch a movie on TV or listen to music on the soundbar in front of the roaring open fire. The gorgeous kitchen/diner has a dining area – perfect for enjoying meals together – and everything you’ll need to prepare delicious scran. Back through the hallway is the double bedroom and the utility room along with a separate WC.

On the first floor are three light and bright bedrooms – a double with an en-suite bathroom, a twin, and a single; all three bedrooms have gorgeous views across the loch. There’s also a shower room for you all to use.

The cottage has a fantastic, spacious garden with a hot tub where you can sit and admire your surroundings. There’s a BBQ and seating for dining alfresco, and a table tennis table for friendly competitions. The large lawn leads down to the water's edge. Please note that it’s unfenced.

  • 4 bedrooms – 2 doubles, 1 twin and 1 single
  • 2 bathrooms – 1 shower room with shower cubicle and WC, 1 en-suite bathroom with bath, handheld shower and WC and 1 separate WC
  • Electric oven and hob, fridge/freezer, dishwasher and microwave
  • Utility room with washing machine
  • Welcome pack provided
  • Highchair and travel cot available
  • Open fire (first basket of logs included)
  • TV in the lounge
  • Private hot tub
  • Wi-Fi supplied through a 4G hub
  • Large garden with seating area, charcoal BBQ and outdoor table tennis
  • Private parking for 2 cars
  • Beach 6 miles, shops, restaurants, and pubs 2.5 miles
  • Rare bird species, perfect for Birdwatching enthusiasts    
  • Birdwatching tours available by prior arrangement with owner
  • Site of scientific interest (SSI) for birds, ancient woodland & shoreland habitat
  • Visit nearby Dumfries House
  • Various Golf courses nearby by short drive
  • As Martnaham is a nature reserve, no fishing or boats are permitted

  • Arrival: 16:00 onwards
  • Departure: before 10:00, unless otherwise stated in your arrival details
  • Sorry, no dogs allowed
  • There is an Accidental Damage Deposit of £250 when booking at this property, however this may be waived for £30. We’ll provide more details about this when booking your holiday.

Nature lovers can watch the wildfowl and swans on the 2-mile stretch of water on the loch from the excellent viewpoint of the bothy, which sits in the middle of Martnaham Nature Reserve. There’s a great choice of trails and tracks to explore on foot or by bike throughout the local countryside, and on the coast 6 miles from the cottage. Ayr beach is the nearest, a vast mainly sandy expanse with a large grass area, which makes it ideal for families with young children, and perfect for picnics, rock pooling and building sandcastles, or you can even have a go at some water sports.

Scotland is a haven for golfers and the championship courses of Turnberry, Prestwick, and Royal Troon are all within 13 miles of the cottage. Head out for the day to discover the local history at nearby castles and houses, including Culzean, Dumfries House, Dundonald, and Dean, all within 15 miles. For a true Scots experience, visit the village of Alloway (5 miles away) best known as Robert Burns’ birthplace, it served as the setting for his poems. Visit the museum and monument to the great poet and wander over the medieval Brig o’ Doon bridge.

Gavin Grant

This property is personally managed by Gavin.

Reviews

From guests that have stayed at the property.

Based on 9 guest ratings

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Reviewed by Michael 14th October 2023

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Comfortable cottage, appreciated the efficient central heating. Lovely situation next to private loch. No traffic so we could enjoy the peace and quiet. Thank you for the wine, fresh bread rolls and bowl of fruit. We had no breakages or damage. Left it clean and tidy.

Reviewed by Sandra 9th September 2023

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An absolute gem ! Beautiful cottage with everything You could want and set in the most picturesque of settings with an abundance of wildlife to see. Will definitely return.

Reviewed by Kimberley 2nd September 2023

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Absolutely loved Swan Bothy! Would recommend it to anyone. We were with toddlers and it was perfect for them to run around in but also perfect for us adults to sit and enjoy the beautiful loch. Truly stunning location and a magical holiday!

Reviewed by Tamana 25th August 2023

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We had a lovely time over a bank holiday weekend. It was so accommodating even when our timings were mixed up. Darren is very responsive and quick at answering any questions! And overall the place was perfect for us and had absolutely everything we needed.

Reviewed by Christina 22nd July 2023

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Ein einzigartig schn gelegenes Cottage auf einem Gelnde, wie man es sich schner nicht vorstellen kann. Direkt am See mit groartigem Ausblick von allen Zimmern, sehr nette und zu zuvorkommende Besitzer, die auch auf dem Gelnde wohnen aber uerst zurckhaltend sind. Man geniet absolute Ruhe und wir haben jeden einzelnen Tag genossen. Highlights waren dRead moreer Jacuzzi und die Tischtennisplatte! Wir knnen das Anwesen uneingeschrnkt empfehlen und kommen gerne einmal wieder. Hide

Reviewed by Katie 14th July 2023

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We had a fantastic time everything was lovely and would highly recommend it. There where some deer playing in the front garden frogs on the Lilly pads just beautiful and very peaceful.

Reviewed by David 24th June 2023

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Reviewed by Edward 10th June 2023

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Reviewed by Karyn 7th April 2023

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