View of the property
Comfortable Lounge with log burner
Relax by the fire
Kitchen/diner
Kitchen looks out onto the garden
King size bedroom with woodburner
Bathroom with shower over bath
View towards the property
Seating area in the garden
Nearby views
View towards the property
Visitor to the garden
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2 / 12  Comfortable Lounge with log burner
3 / 12  Relax by the fire
4 / 12  Kitchen/diner
5 / 12  Kitchen looks out onto the garden
6 / 12  King size bedroom with woodburner
7 / 12  Bathroom with shower over bath
8 / 12  View towards the property
9 / 12  Seating area in the garden
10 / 12  Nearby views
11 / 12  View towards the property
12 / 12  Visitor to the garden

Professors Cottage

Ballantrae (5.5mls NE), Ayrshire
Sleeps 2
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms 1
Change Sat
Dogs allowed 1
4
star
Downstairs bedroom
Downstairs bathroom
Enclosed garden / patio
Open fire / wood burner
Increased accessibility
Internet access
Pub nearby
Beach within easy reach
Fishing on site / nearby
Romantic
Parking on site / nearby
Decorated for Christmas
Towels included
Travel cot available
Highchair available
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At a glance

  • Perfect rural location for walkers and cyclists
  • Ideal romantic retreat to get away from it all
  • On the edge of the Galloway Dark Sky Park great place for star gazing
Property code: 45713

This wonderful well-presented spacious 18th century detached cottage, is nestled in a peaceful, tranquil setting on the edge of the Galloway dark sky park. Refurbished in the summer of 2016, but still retains many period features and charm.  Located in a beautiful rural area, on the outskirts of the village of Colmonell, in the pretty Stinchar valley. Within easy reach to the picturesque seaside town of Ballantrae. The spectacular Ayrshire coastline and countryside is a paradise for outdoor enthusiasts, with numerous country tracks and coastal trails to explore, ideal for cyclists, walkers, mountain bikers and hikers. Golfers are also well catered for with an array of local courses and the championship courses of Turnberry and Troon close at hand. You can also enjoy a scenic boat trip round the beautiful Ailsa Craig Island, or catch the ferry to Ireland, from the nearby port of Cairnryan.

Entering the single-storey cottage you will find the well-equipped kitchen with electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, dishwasher and washing machine.  From the kitchen you enter the cosy lounge with TV/DVD, iPod dock and feature fire place and multi fuel stove (first basket of logs included).  Next to the lounge is the king-size bedroom with its wood burner (first fire-log included).  The bathroom has a shower over bath and WC.

There is an enclosed front and rear garden, with seating areas and BBQ it is a wildlife lovers paradise with birds and red squirrels often visiting the secluded garden.

Any property identified with increased accessibility may have different levels of provision, it is therefore advisable you contact us before you book to ensure the property meets your specific needs and requirements.

  • 1 king size bedroom
  • 1 bathroom
  • Kitchen -  electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, dishwasher and washing machine
  • Bed linen and towels included
  • Electric and gas central heating provided
  • Wood burner included
  • Wi-Fi included
  • Dog crate is available
  • Enclosed front and rear garden
  • Ample off road parking
  • Shops and beach 5 miles away, pub 1.5 miles away
  • Bike storage provided
  • Short term Let License number : SA-00122-P
  • EPC rating : F
  • This property will be decorated for Christmas
  • Arrival: 16:00 onwards
  • Departure: before 10:00, unless otherwise stated in your arrival details
  • 1 dog allowed. Dogs are charged at £20 each per full or part week

 

Gavin Grant

This property joined our collection in 2016 and is managed by Gavin.

Reviews

From guests that have stayed at the property.

Based on 42 guest ratings

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Reviewed by Berengere, 15th June 2024

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Cottage is absolutely amazing! Its just perfection, I loved the size, the garden is magical, the overall layout made my dog so so happy.

Reviewed by Dennis, 8th June 2024

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Reviewed by Glyn, 3rd June 2024

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Perfect country holiday, enjoyed the birds and wildlife surrounding the cottage.

Reviewed by Dennis, 18th May 2024

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Lovely remote cottage. If you are after a getaway from it all break then this is the place. Cant fault the accommodation. And the people are very easy to contact. It was hard to find somewhere near for pub food etc that also took a dog. Some said they did but when we rang they said only outside which was a shame. Ayr was the best place to go for thRead moreis. Would def recommend this place. Cozy and loved watching the bulls walk past the window lol. Hide

Reviewed by Linda, 11th May 2024

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Very comfortable, clean cottage. Had everything we needed. Enjoyed the peacefulness of it.

Reviewed by Malcolm, 4th May 2024

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Amazing homely cottage. Quiet, clean and welcoming. Best cottage so far.

Reviewed by Marilyn, 13th April 2024

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Had a brilliant time lovely walks , the host is very friendly, very comfy cottage with a lovely garden and stream flowing through it, very dog friendly cottage with dog towels available , bbq as well x

Reviewed by Helen, 6th April 2024

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One of the best cottages we have stayed in. Very comfortable and well equipped. The garden and wildlife really made the holiday.

Reviewed by Michael, 30th March 2024

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Reviewed by Vikki, 9th March 2024

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This cottage is really good, felt warm and welcoming as soon as you walk through the door. Had everything you could need. Unfortunately we had to leave early due to our collie I hurting his leg but really hope to return to explore the area. Watching the wildlife in the garden was great, red squirrels, woodpeckers, and so much more.

Reviewed by Carrie, 1st March 2024

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We had a lovely weekend stay. The cottage was warm and cosy on arrival. There was a fantastic welcome basket. The bramble jelly was delicious and hen eggs was a lovely touch. The wildlife on the garden was superb - red squirrel, lots of birds and 2 woodpeckers. Not far for the coast or woodland walks with our dog. The stars were amazing and you onlRead morey had to step out the front door. We will recommend to friends and family. Thank you Hide

Reviewed by Kevin, 19th February 2024

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If you are looking for something quiet with wildlife on your doorstep then look no further. Comfortable home away from home. Just a fantastic cottage, clean with all you would need.

Reviewed by Mark, 12th February 2024

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Lovely peaceful and quiet location, no noise apart from birds and other wildlife Very well equipped cottage, everything there to help you have an amazing stay Lots of places to visit and things to see within a short drive Our dog Jinny loved the walks and playing in the sea

Reviewed by Ricky, 22nd December 2023

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If your looking for quiet this is the place for you ..am absolute gem .. peace and quiet great walkswant for nothing

Reviewed by Paul, 1st December 2023

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This was our 3rd time at Professors Cottage so we knew how good it was. Everything was great and in order for us like it had been previously, we were given a decent welcome pack and the cottage was very clean and attention to detail is given. The wifi works great and the Tv current model and various upgrades have been carried out since last visit TRead morehe location is fantastic, we love it as it's remote and has no neighbours. Its good value for money and we will be back again either 2024or 25. Hide

Reviewed by Tina, 11th November 2023

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The best cottage I've stayed in so far. It's perfect as it is.

Reviewed by Nigel, 6th November 2023

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A lovely well equipped cottage in a beautifully quiet location, perfect for lovers of nature. We have stayed in many holiday cottages and this is without a doubt one of the best.

Reviewed by Dawn, 21st October 2023

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Reviewed by Ray, 7th October 2023

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Lovely cottage in beautiful location, very well equiped and had lots of information to help you enjoy your stay. Joy and Russ were very helpful and at the end of a telephone if you needed anything and left us a lovely welcome pack. For wildlife enthusiasts you can sit and enjoy several visits from the red squirrels daily as well as Nuthatch, GreateRead morer spotted woodpecker amoung the many garden birds and even saw red kites floating above us in the sky. Hide

Reviewed by Kevin, 9th September 2023

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A wonderful cottage set in a quiet, countryside, location.

Reviewed by Jessica, 5th August 2023

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Highly recommend! 5* if you want to unwind and relax among nature and forget about the mad rush of working life. Will def go back. X

Reviewed by Martyn, 22nd July 2023

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Reviewed by Clare, 15th July 2023

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Perfect for two plus Bertie the Labradoodle. Lovely welcome basket. Garden was fully enclosed and safe for Bertie to enjoy. We saw red squirrels, woodpeckers, pheasants and more in the garden. Loved the quiet rural environment. Not enough time to fully explore the area so a return visit is a must.

Reviewed by Brian, 8th July 2023

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Perfect property if you're looking for a relaxing holiday though perhaps not so good if you're looking for lots of visitor attractions as it's a very quiet area. Great for dog-owners as the garden is completely enclosed and there lots of walks in the vicinity. We loved it and would consider booking it again.

Reviewed by Sabina, 1st July 2023

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The cottage in Colmonel was exactly how it was presented by holidaycottage. Description to the cottage was good but we know the aria. Clean cottage beautiful nature good walks. Good wifi reception.

Reviewed by Laurence, 10th June 2023

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A lovely clean peaceful cottage to stay in. Comfortable inside and out. Visitors to the garden were red squirrels (juvenile included}, gold finches, greenfinches, chaffinches, nuthatches, robins, a jay, greater spotted woodpecker and a variety of tits. There is a burn running through the garden, but what I failed to read, if indeed the info was theRead morere, it is at the bottom of a small canyon. The bottom of which can be reached via steps at the top end of the garden. Hide

Reviewed by David, 3rd June 2023

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Clean and comfortable cottage in a stunning remote location.

Reviewed by Kate, 20th May 2023

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This cottage was lovely, quiet, comfortable and well equipped. The location was wonderful with lots of wildlife visiting the garden, the red squirrels kept us entertained all week. A great welcome pack from the owners was the icing on the cake.

Reviewed by Louise, 1st May 2023

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Beautiful cottage in a fantastic location, absolutely great for wildlife lovers, we ticked off a few animals from our bucket list, red squirrel, Nuthatch, Siskin, Spotted woodpecker all in the garden. Lovely river with picnic table not 5 min walk away and not another person in sight. Cottage was well equipped, didn't come across anything we were miRead moressing, even had pint glasses. Very nice welcome pack Only tiny issue is WiFi doesn't reach bathroom or outside seating. We will definitely be back. Hide

Reviewed by Philip, 22nd April 2023

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A very special cottage perfect if you want to get away from it all .Great walks great wildlife all on your doorstep.

Reviewed by Julia, 8th April 2023

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Reviewed by William, 25th March 2023

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A lovely cottage in a lovely setting. A beautiful enclosed garden which we and the dog loved.

Reviewed by Elizabeth, 11th March 2023

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Lovely cozy comfy cottage. Well maintained and everything worked, good shower, comfy bed and sofas. The dog loved the garden with the brook running through. The bird feeders were an added bonus in the garden we saw so many different types of bird that we dont see at home. The garden was secure so great for the dog. The cottage is very remote with tRead morehe occasional farmers quad bike going past. You are surrounded by fields with livestock in them. Lovely location. Hide

Reviewed by Hannah, 26th February 2023

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A wonderful cosy cottage, which is a perfect base for exploring Galloway. We spent 5 days exploring the forests and coastline, and every evening relaxing in front of the log fire. Situated in a quiet rural location, there was wildlife aplenty literally on the doorstep. Comfortable for 2 people and a dog, with all the mod-cons (including a mini dishRead morewasher which was a nice surprise). The owners were great as well, really helpful and even provided a welcome pack. Highly recommend! Hide

Reviewed by Dawn, 11th February 2023

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Reviewed by Craig, 29th December 2022

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Reviewed by Jonte, 22nd December 2022

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This is a amzing place. You mat want to switch off and just a read a book or explore Scotland. This is the place for you. Joy and Russ were so helpful Jonte, Mike and Maggie the Staffie

Reviewed by Sian, 25th November 2022

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The cottage is just wonderful. Remote, quiet, clean and cosy. The garden is spectacular. Nights spent by the fire playing board games with the dog curled up at the fire. Could not recommend this more. And the host was incredibly communicative, kind and friendly. Thank you!

Reviewed by Valerie, 24th September 2022

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Beautiful cottage in a quiet and peaceful location. Lots of places to visit within a short drive away.

Reviewed by EW, 10th September 2022

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We had a fantastic stay, the location of the cottage is perfect located, very beautiful and calm. The cottage has everything you need and is cosy and comfortable. Lots of wildlife and plenty to see and to do in the surrounding.

Reviewed by Marita, 30th July 2022

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Reviewed by Gary, 9th July 2022

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Excellent accomodation clean and everything you could want Next to a wee burn so quiet and peaceful with amazing views and ideal for trips to forest or coast.

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