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Coastal Vacation Let, short walk to Ayr beach

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Overview
2 bedrooms
1 bathroom
3 guests
4 nights minimum
Cottage
Set in a quiet courtyard, this 2 story town house is only 10 minutes walk from the centre of Ayr and it's beautiful sandy beach. Surrounded by a walled garden on 3 sides, it's got a lovely sunny patio to sit out and enjoy the sun. Downstairs has a large lounge and dining area, with a modern fitted kitchen. On the 2nd floor, under the eves, there is a double room and single room + shower room. The courtyard means the cottage is extremely quiet, with off road parking. Wi-fi provided. The cottage is fully equipped with games for children. We have grandchildren in the family so you just need to ask for more! We've lived in Ayr for over 20 years now, so you just need to ask and we will share our top tips to make your stay fun and memorable. The cottage is co-located with another holiday l...Set in a quiet courtyard, this 2 story town house is only 10 minutes walk from the centre of Ayr and it's beautiful sandy beach. Surrounded by a walled garden on 3 sides, it's got a lovely sunny patio to sit out and enjoy the sun. Downstairs has a large lounge and dining area, with a modern fitted kitchen. On the 2nd floor, under the eves, there is a double room and single room + shower room. The courtyard means the cottage is extremely quiet, with off road parking. Wi-fi provided. The cottage is fully equipped with games for children. We have grandchildren in the family so you just need to ask for more! We've lived in Ayr for over 20 years now, so you just need to ask and we will share our top tips to make your stay fun and memorable. The cottage is co-located with another holiday let, to welcome larger groups. Please just ask. Small dogs are 40gbp per stay, medium/large dogs 50gbp, payable on arrival. Heating will be charged extra for stays longer than 2 weeks. Meter readings will be taken at the start and the end of your stay. More
House Rules
Pets Allowed: Yes
Smoking Allowed: No
Kid Friendly: Yes
We ask for an additional 50gbp/dog for medium/large dogs, 40gp for small dogs, payable on arrival. I hope they will enjoy the garden! If you can bring your dog bed from home that would be helpful Please bring your own towels if possible. We can supply towels for 10gbp per stay.
Bathrooms
1 Shower
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About the Owner
Nicola H
Languages spoken:English, French
Response Rate:95%
Response Time:Within a few hours
Listed Since:August 2015
Interaction with guests
We are only 3 mins away, so available to help with any questions on the property or suggestions to make the most of your stay (trips, eating out).
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Reviews (9)
Yolanda M
Yolanda M
1 contribution
The cottage was cute, well located and clean so we were so pleased. The owner just turned up after our arrival to offer his help for something we needed. He was kind and friendly. In the advert it was advised that £10 would be charged for using the towels. So we carried our own towels. Why would it be charged for using the towels and not the bed linen? They said it was due to the Covid. So, if we had the virus (we don't) the virus won't be in the sheets but it will be in the towels? It doesn't make any sense. Then we saw the sign in the shower asking us to dry the shower with the towels after every shower. I can't do that with my towel and dry myself next day with the same I used to dry the shower the day before. If you had provided the towels for free I would have done with pleasure. It is a good tip for keeping longer the tiles. That was disappointing. Paying for using your towels to be able to clean your shower. Also, they asked in the guest book for leaving everything clean. Specifically saying to clean the oven, microwave, fridge, do the hoovering, clean the toilet, all kitchen surfaces...heavy cleaning in summary. We washed the dishes, brush the kitchen floor and leave everything tidy. They said in the book if you don't do that, leave £25 for the cleaning. Seriously? After paying £498 for a week the cleaning was not included? They should have said that in the advert and we wouldn't have booked this cottage. I think the requests don't make sense. We took care of the property but asking for heavy cleaning was not reasonable at all.
Visited September 2020
Written September 27, 2020. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

Peter
Peter
Rugby, United Kingdom2 contributions
Ideal rental for the week. Everything you need for a couple and two dogs. Big bonus was the enclosed garden for the dogs. Within walking distance both of the town centre and the beautiful Ayr beach. I recommend this to anyone without hesitation. Kind thanks to Nicola and her mother Anne for being wonderful hosts. Hope to book again in the future if we are this way again for a break.
Visited September 2020
Written September 18, 2020. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

Trip558806
Trip558806
Pontypool, United Kingdom1 contribution
We travelled for thirteen hours to this house for a family wedding only to find we were unable to get in despite an email sent to the person (Nicola) taking the booking who turns out to be the daughter of the owner Mrs Ann Hardie. The owner turned up after i phoned the number provided some two hours later after sending the email. Prior to booking it was made clear that we were travelling long distance with three dogs and when we met the owner it became obvious from the start she was anti-dog, as she stated she did not like dogs and was not happy to have my three dogs staying and made it quite clear we were not welcome, but as the booking had been made she would allow us to stay but refused any refund if we wanted to go somewhere else. The beds had not been made and there was no bed linen to make the beds, we had to wait for the owner to return to her own house which is within five minutes walking distance of the cottage to return with bedding and then proceeded in an attempt at teaching my partner how to make a bed. The bathroom did not have any mats down I had to use one of my own towels for this, the owner did not drop bath mats around until the Friday. There was hand wash in the bathroom which had been watered down, and a quarter of a toilet roll supplied, had to purchase my own. I even had gone and bought my own quilt cover and sheets as the bedding provided was not exactly the cleanest, the double quilt which was provided was heavily stained. The furniture is not the best, looks like it has come from a second-hand shop, kitchen is dated and tired needs refreshing, kitchen was not exactly clean had to clean down counter tops before using, fridge was not even switched on for our arrival. In the corner of the living room is a pay phone which I have not seen since the eighties, when drinking in the local bars. After settling down to get some sleep we awoke late afternoon early evening on the Thursday, whilst sitting around the dining table we glanced out the rear window to find the owner wandering around the garden unannounced with a black bag in her hand and wearing black gloves, when asked what she was doing she claimed she was putting out bins which she wanted us to do and bring back in. Now being a former resident of South Ayrshire and i know how strict the council are about waste bins, these should not be placed out before 0730 on the day of collection and certainly not the night before. We felt very uncomfortable and uneasy staying in this house, you are watched on three sides from the house opposite, which is a kitchen window looking directly into the cottage and from a rear garden, where a man was to be seen parading up and down the garden opposite and texting on a mobile whilst standing watching the rear of the cottage. There were also people watching on the house which faced onto the garden. On the Saturday after returning from Girvan beach and visiting family, we decided to relax in the garden. We had barely been sitting outside 5 minutes, when one my dogs started to roll around the grass having a fit and frothing at the mouth, luckily, I knew what I was doing and got her out of the fit and took her back into the house and got her settled and brought back to normal. Later in the evening I let the dogs out prior to retiring for the evening, the same dog started having another fit which was not as bad as the first fit. Early on the Sunday morning the dogs had gone back into garden and the same dog took another fit in the exact same spot as the previous evening, which was even worse than the previous, after this I refused to have this particular dog in the garden. I had taken all my dogs to the local beaches and parks, without any issues or fits. At the bottom of the garden there is a shed, which has a padlock on it, on the Saturday I noticed before the dog started fitting I noticed the padlock on the shed had been disturbed and mentioned this to our dog sitter whom went and looked at this and found an orange spray bottle marked in pen as roundup, but could have contained any chemical product. Prior to this evening the dog which I have had from eight weeks old has had no health issues and has had none since returning back to our own home. Upon returning from this trip we got Veterinary advice and were told the dog is healthy and what happened in this garden was environmentally related. On the Sunday evening the owner visited the cottage making demands for cleaning money, which equated to sixty pounds cash in hand, I was informed the reason for this was they did not want to put this through Trip Adviser as they would take a percentage off it. The way this money was asked for was not exactly the best, it then led to a major argument between me and the owner who then ran off to get her Dr husband involved in her affairs. During conversations with them it transpired the owner had been in the property whilst we had been out and complained that we had left the property with the heating on. Whilst the arguments had been taking place my partner had been washing some towels and linen which the owner snatched out of my partners hands still soaking wet. The owner then disappeared with the washing and the spray bottle which was found in the shed. When confronted about the issues in the garden with my dog, they tried saying, they don’t use any chemicals in the garden as it is totally organic. The owner’s husband was to later return with a box of weed killer from Wilko, which looked to be a new unopened box and was to state this is what had been used by their gardener. After staying at this property I would advise all owners of Springer Spaniels to avoid this like the plague, the dog which had the fit in their garden is a Springer Spaniel and we all know they have heightened senses so will smell any chemicals used more easily than other dogs.
Visited May 2019
Written June 13, 2019. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
Nicola H
Nicola H
Thank you for your comments. We will take them into consideration. I am sorry the property didn't meet the needs of you and the dogs.
Written June 18, 2019. This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Trek38451200363
Trek38451200363
Location excellent for beach, country parks and town centre. Quiet peaceful area within walking distance to the lovely sand Ayr beach.
Visited May 2019
Written May 16, 2019. This review is the subjective opinion of an individual traveller and not of Tripadvisor LLC nor of its partners. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
Nicola H
Nicola H
So glad you enjoyed your stay and the long beach walks with your dog. I hope we can welcome you again. Nicki
Written June 2, 2019. This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

DayTrip43287633262
DayTrip43287633262
Hitchin, United Kingdom1 contribution
This was excellent and suited us well. As a disabled man I had to be careful when ascending and descending the stairs but I managed very well.
Visited April 2019
Written April 23, 2019. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
Nicola H
Nicola H
Thank you. I am glad you enjoyed your stay!
Written May 6, 2019. This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Daniel L
Daniel L
1 contribution
Nette kleine Wohnung mit allem was benötigt wird. Preis Leistungs Verhältnis sehr gut. Privater Parkplatz direkt vor der Haustür. Und Garten mit kleiner Terrasse in ruhiger Wohnlage. Nur 10 Minuten zu Fuß bis zum Strand und zur „Innenstadt“.
Visited May 2018
Written May 5, 2018. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

Robert S
Robert S
Farnham, United Kingdom11 contributions
Lovely cottage everything good few issues to start with as soon as I mentioned them to Robin the owner was sorted out immediately can't wait to go back as superb location many thanks to Robin @ ann for all their help
Visited January 2018
Written January 10, 2018. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

Valerie C
Valerie C
1 contribution
We had stayed in the accommodation in 2003 and enjoyed the location and amenities, however, the property could benefit from some cosmetic refreshing i.e new linen, curtains, paint. Hosts were delightful though and addressed any concerns we had immediately i.e replacing the leaking kettle and sorting out the TV issue. Off street parking was a definite benefit.
Visited May 2017
Written June 2, 2017. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
Nicola H
Nicola H
Valerie I am glad you enjoyed the convenient location and I have taken note of the opportunity to refresh the interior.
Written June 15, 2017. This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Graham
Graham
2 contributions
Lovely clean and comfortable. Great situation quiet but close to all Prestwick amenities. Beautiful kept gardens too.
Visited October 2016
Written October 27, 2016. This review is the subjective opinion of an individual traveller and not of Tripadvisor LLC nor of its partners. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
Nicola H
Nicola H
Thank you so much for your kind comments and glad you enjoyed the garden so late in the season!
Written October 30, 2016. This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

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Amenities
Pets Allowed: Yes
Smoking Allowed: No
Kid Friendly: Yes
Balcony
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Refrigerator
Highchair
Internet Access
Business Travel
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Business Travel
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Golf Course Is On Site Or Within 15 Mins Walk
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About the neighbourhood
Church Cottage is located in a quiet residential area only 10 minutes walk from the beach and Ayr town centre.
Getting around
Ayr train station is only 10 minute walk and there are local buses that leave from round the corner heading into town or down the coast to Dunure or Culzean.
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  • No refund available if you cancel thereafter

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Coastal Vacation Let, short walk to Ayr beach is able to accommodate up to 3 guests. See all property details.

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Coastal Vacation Let, short walk to Ayr beach has 2 bedrooms available. See all property details.

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