View towards the property
French doors through to sunroom
Beautiful Culzean Castle
World Class Golf at Turnberry Golf Course
Views across the fields to the sea
1 / 10  View towards the property
2 / 10  Lounge
3 / 10  French doors through to sunroom
4 / 10  Sunroom
5 / 10  Kitchen/diner
6 / 10  Bedroom
7 / 10  Bedroom
8 / 10  Beautiful Culzean Castle
9 / 10  World Class Golf at Turnberry Golf Course
10 / 10  Views across the fields to the sea

Middlepart Cottage

Largs (10 mls S), Ayrshire
Sleeps 2
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms 1
Change Sat
No Dogs
4 star
Enclosed garden / patio
Open fire / woodburner
Increased accessibility
Working farm
Pub nearby
Shop nearby
Beach within easy reach
Towels included
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At a glance

  • Great base to explore the Ayrshire coast
  • World class golf courses on your doorstep
  • Catch a ferry to explore the islands of Arran and Rothesay
  • Lots of Robert Burns history in the local area
  • Enjoy a day visiting lovely Culzean Castle
  • Short drive away from the vibrant city of Glasgow with its shopping and museums
Property code: AY153

Set on a lovely hillside location overlooking fields and hedgerows towards the sea, this property forms part of a farm steading in a courtyard setting. The cottage is spacious, well-appointed and the rooms are beautifully furnished with a welcoming atmosphere.

This hillside cottage, a marriage of traditional Scottish style and modern property, could be your seaside couple’s retreat on the Ayrshire coast. Set in a farmstead location, surrounded by fields and overlooking hedgerows and rambling countryside down to the shore, the house is your romantic base for exploring this rugged and inspiring area.

The property itself is a spacious, sunny cottage. Inside the pretty stone exterior, the rooms have been designed with both country elegance and contemporary charm in mind. Take advantage of the stunning views and light coming from the fields and sea beyond.

Step inside and you’ll find that all the rooms are laid out helpfully on one ground level. Through the hallway, you’ll discover the friendly kitchen and dining space, a chic hangout, with all the equipment you need to create romantic meals for two, a lovely little eating area, and a pretty fireplace. Head through to find your sumptuous king-size bedroom, sweetly decorated with a gorgeous view of the surrounding countryside, and next door is a generous bathroom with a shower over a bath. The highlight of the cottage has to be the final stop on the tour, the living room, with French doors leading through to the sunroom and on out to the patio. The lounge is open, bright, and cosy all at once, with a wood burner for cooler nights, and large windows for ultimate enjoyment of the landscape.

Outside the property, the romance continues, with a charming gravel patio and an enclosed garden.

  • 1 bedroom - 1 king-size
  • 1 bathroom - Spa bath, with shower over bath and WC
  • Kitchen - electric oven and hob, washing machine, microwave and fridge/freezer
  • Wood burner in lounge
  • Freeview TV and DVD in lounge
  • Electric and central heating included
  • Ample private parking
  • Wi-Fi included but can be intermittent at times
  • Regret no pets
  • Shops, pubs and restaurants 1 mile away

The cottage is located in the beautiful heart of the Ayrshire coast, where the hills of the Highlands, the mysterious waters of loch and firth, and the rugged islands off the western shore of Scotland, are all ready for you to explore.

There's plenty to do just outside your door, because the cottage is set in a working farm. You're welcome to say hello to the hens, ducks, sheep, and horses, stroll around the stunning land, and enjoy your own slice of Ayrshire countryside. When you're ready to head beyond the farm, the resort town of Saltcoats is just a mile away, with Stevenston Beach and nature reserve, charming seaside cottages, and an impressive range of golf courses nestled picturesquely around the town.

If you fancy a jaunt further afield, you could take a romantic ferry ride to the Isle of Arran and explore the island's rich history or climb, not quite a “Munro” at 2,866 feet, but the highest peak on Arran — Goatfell, offering unrivalled views of the surrounding drama of the coast. Or take a scenic trip 33 miles along the coast of the Firth of Clyde to visit Culzean Castle, a famously haunted and majestic structure with lovely walled and open grounds to explore.

This property is personally managed by Gavin.


From guests that have stayed at the property.

Based on 16 guest ratings

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Reviewed by Michelle 29th February 2020

A cosy very well equipped cottage with very thoughtful touches like milk, biscuits and a bowl of fruit to welcome us. We would go back time after time.

Reviewed by Andrew 14th September 2019

Lovely cottage in the farmyard. Great location as a base to travel around ayrshire. Very nice people being there for you if needed and a lovely reception with various goods on arrival. All in all a fabulous location and fabulous holiday. Would recommend.

Reviewed by Debra 31st August 2019

Location pleasant but isolated. Convenient for touring from by car but not on foot.

Reviewed by Kay 3rd August 2019

We had a lovely restful holiday at the cottage. The bed is very comfortable and we slept really well. It is very quiet but not too remote either.

Reviewed by Colin 27th July 2019

Excellent cottage very friendly welcome couldn't fault anything. Would recommend staying here for a relaxing break. We will be returning.

Reviewed by Dorothy 4th May 2019

This cottage is definately value for money. The extent to which the hosts go to, to make your stay is outstanding, from welcoming you at the cottage, to small details like milk in the fridge for a cup of tea, to fresh flowers in the observatory, would fully recommend this cottage to any looking for a restful break.

Reviewed by Stephen 23rd March 2019

A beautiful cottage with larger than expected accommodation, nicely furnished and equipped. Warm, with electricity supplied by own wind turbine! Location OK if you're happy to drive to places but not great for walks straight from the cottage. Close to ferry to Arran which is well worth a visit.

Reviewed by Chris 9th February 2019

The accommodation is very comfortable; the location is great; the view is spectacular; the welcome pack was very generous. We had a most enjoyable week and were sorry to leave.

Reviewed by W 27th October 2018

Ideal well equipped cottage. Very good base for local area.

Reviewed by Karen 4th August 2018

this is a lovely comfy cottage, the little touches were really appreciated, the owners were really helpful, if you love horses you will be in your element.

Reviewed by Kimberly 21st July 2018

Beautiful property, lovely one of a kind home, original stone floors but all the modern conveniences, comfortable and quiet. Loved the friendly horses and our host was really helpful, highly recommended. I would suggest a car because it is a bit far from town. Great base to explore the region. We had a wonderful time, I would go back again!

Reviewed by Norman 7th July 2018

Great location and good property. We used it as a base to explore Largs, Irvine, Troon, Prestwick, Ayr and the surrounding countryside. There are many great places to visit in the area and the wonderful weather this year didn't hurt the exploration process.

Reviewed by Kathleen 23rd June 2018

Very quiet and relaxing location and the cottage has everything you could need. The kitchen is spacious, light and is well equipped. The living-room and sun lounge is spacious and comfortable. The cottage is nicely decorated with quaint touches.

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