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Battery House - South Ayrshire, Galloway Forest Dark Sky Park and Solway Coast

South front of Courtyard Spring 2016
Certificate of Excellence
17 reviews
South front of Courtyard Spring 2016
South front of courtyard November 2016
South front of courtyard summer gardens
Frosty Gardens November 2016
River Duisk - viewed from the garden
Secluded private gardens
Entrance door
Hand built Dowling Log burner
Lofty ceilings and great space
Intimate dining area
Lots of character
Period style
Master bedroom
Master bedroom
Double bedroom 2
Bedroom 3
Just one of the stained glass windows
Another period detail
Sunny courtyard seating area.
Secluded private terrace to front of courtyard
Spring gardens
Glimpse from the woods
Surrounded by bluebell woods
Spring garden
Kildonan Estate woodland
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3 Bedrooms, 3 Bathrooms, Sleeps 5
Girvan, South Ayrshire, Ayrshire, Scotland
Battery House - A delightfully bright , comfortable and well equipped home situated on the edge of the magnificent woodland policies of Kildonan Estate in the valley of the River Duisk. This stunningly tranquil , uncrowded yet readily accessible part of south west Scotland is perfect for an activity holiday or relaxed sight-seeing holiday . Or simply somewhere to unwind and "get away from it all " on a family holiday, a get together with friends or a romantic break. Stunning woodland and river walks from the door, delightful gardens, log fire and plenty of space to unwind and recharge. Well located for exploring the delights of the South Ayrshire & Solway coast and Galloway Forest Dark Sky Park & Southern Ayrshire Biosphere, yet less than 90 minutes drive from Glasgow. Perfect for bird & wildlife watching , mounta... Read more
About the Owner, Tom S
Languages spoken: English
Response Rate: 100 %
Response Time: Within a few hours
Calendar Updated: 98 days ago
Listed since : Jul 2014
Overall rating: 5.0 / 5.0
Based on 17 reviews and 1 property
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Listing #HL4635813
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Excellent - based on 17 reviews
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English first
London, United Kingdom
Level 3 Contributor
12 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 February 2017 for a stay in January 2017

This superbly equipped cottage is in a lovely location and provided us with the relaxation we needed. The wood burning stove added to the cosiness and Tom had ensured it was topped up and ready to welcome us after a long journey from England and a later than planned arrival.The welcome basket was also a lovely touch. There was plenty...

Manchester, United Kingdom
1 review
Reviewed 7 January 2017 for a stay in December 2016

This beautiful cottage is surrounded by woodland perfect for exploring and dog walking. We arrived on Christmas Eve for 3 nights and Tom had started the log burner and the kettle was just boiled. After a very surprising stress free journey from Manchester we were greeted with a beautifully furnished cottage complete with Christmas Tree and crackers and amazing welcome...

Reviewed 4 January 2017 for a stay in December 2016

  • Balcony or Terrace
  • Blender
  • Books
  • Central Heating
  • Cooker
  • Cots:(1)
  • Dining Seats (6)
  • Dishwasher
  • Double Beds:(2)
  • Dryer
  • DVD Player
  • En Suite Rooms (1)
  • Fireplace
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Hairdryer
  • Highchair
  • Internet Access
  • Iron
  • Kettle
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room Seats (6)
  • Local Guides/Maps
  • Microwave
  • Outdoor Dining Area
  • Paper Towels Provided
  • Patio
  • Private Garden
  • Refrigerator
  • Satellite TV
  • Secure Parking
  • Shared Garden
  • Single Beds:(1)
  • Stereo System
  • Suitable For Children Under 5
  • Toaster
  • Towels Provided
  • TV
  • Washer
  • Wi-Fi
House rules
    Pets allowed
    Smoking not allowed
The house is very well insulated and has an efficient heating system which we set to ensure guests' comfort. We therefore ask that guests do not alter or interfere with the...
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Rates are calculated based on the latest information provided. Please contact the manager/owner to confirm actual rates for your requested dates.

Dates Min stay Per week
Default 7 nights
2 Sep 2017 -
20 Oct 2017
Autumn 2017
7 nights
21 Oct 2017 -
22 Dec 2017
Winter 2016
7 nights
23 Dec 2017 -
3 Jan 2018
Christmas/New Year 2017 -3 or 7 nights- Real tree, wine , Prosecco, preserves & treats.
7 nights
Please note: rates may have been converted from the original local currency to Canadian Dollars and are approximate rates that may change due to exchange rate fluctuation. Please contact the manager to confirm actual rates for your requested dates.
  • Dog Supplement : $42 / stay - Fee
  • Additional heating supplement applicable between early September and May: $42 / stay - Fee
Additional Rate and Availability Information
Whilst we are confident that we provide exceptional accommodation at very competitive rates, discounts may be available for last minute bookings . Please e mail and ask for best rates.
Please note that 3 night breaks are charged at 70% of the prevailing 7 night rate.
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About the neighbourhood
Battery House is ten minute stroll from Barrhill village which has a local shop, pub ( selling food at weekends ) , and bowling green .
The village also has a terrific new and free children's play park with a wide variety of adventure play equipment. - Well worth a visit !
If you don't feel like driving , then catch a train from Barrhill station for a day out in Stranraer, Girvan , Ayr , Troon and Glasgow.

This is a bird-watching paradise. Try to keep a track of how many red squirrels, birds of prey and shy deer you see during your stay with us. The tranquil villages of Barr, Colmonell & Ballantrae are a short drive away with pubs in each. Enjoy the sandy beaches and ice cream parlours at Girvan and you cannot miss the trip of a lifetime around the iconic volcanic isla...
Getting around
This part of south west Scotland has quiet roads - making it easy to explore this vast and relatively sparsely populated area. Yet Glasgow is less than 90 minutes away by road- and the nearby railway station enables relaxed day trips to Ayr, Glasgow and Stranraer.
Car not needed
How to get there
Airport: Glasgow Prestwick: 60.0 km
Railway: Barrhill: 1.6 km
Ferry: Cairnryan: 40.0 km
Regular bus services to and from Newton Stewart and Girvan nearby. Main line Rail station with regular services to Stranraer, Ayr & Glasgow only 1 mile away.
Activities nearby
Fishing Nearby, There Is A Golf Course Within 30 Mins Drive, Horse Riding Nearby, Nearest Beach: 14.0 km.
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