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Swan Bothy

AYR, Ayrshire
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

This idyllic cottage supplies breathtaking views, located in the peaceful 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.

A hidden gem set in the rolling countryside of Ayrshire, this beautiful granite-built cottage lies at the heart of the Martnaham Nature Reserve. You’ll be set on the edge of Martnaham Loch with breathtaking views over the 2-mile stretch of water which is a haven for wildfowl and swans. The splendid Ayrshire coastline and countryside is a paradise for walkers, cyclists, and hikers with numerous coastal trails and country tracks to explore. Golfers are also well catered for with the championship courses of Turnberry, Prestwick, and Royal Troon all within 13 miles. Visit an array of historic castles and houses including Culzean, Dumfries House, Dundonald, and Dean, all within 15 miles. The nearby village of Alloway (5 miles) is best known as the birthplace of Robert Burns and the setting for his poems. Here, you can visit the charming, thatched cottage, museum, and monument and take a walk over the cobbled Brig o’ Doon.

Entering this characterful property, you come to the hall before heading through to the spacious lounge with its bay window with seating overlooking the loch. Relax on the comfortable sofas after a day out exploring the beautiful local area and watch a movie on the TV or listen to music on the soundbar. On those cooler evenings, enjoy cosy nights in front of the roaring open fire. Moving through to the delightful kitchen/diner, you will find a dining area perfect for sharing a family meal and the kitchen is equipped with all you will need to prepare delicious home-cooked meals. Continuing back through the hallway, you’ll find a ground-floor double bedroom overlooking the loch and the utility room along with a separate WC. Heading upstairs to the first floor, you will find three light and bright bedrooms all with views of the loch, one double bedroom with an en-suite bathroom, one twin, and one single. There is a shower room that completes the property.

Outside is the spacious garden with a private hot tub. It’s the perfect place to relax whilst you admire the splendid countryside scenery. There is also a charcoal BBQ and a seating area for al fresco dining or a lazy evening stargazing, and table tennis to keep the young at heart amused. The lawn area leads down to the water's edge. Please note that the lochside garden is 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.

Gavin Grant

This property joined our collection in 2022 and is 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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