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  • The Byre - 28178 Exterior | Downanhill Farm - The Byre, Ballantrae
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  • The Byre - 28178 Exterior | Downanhill Farm - The Byre, Ballantrae
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    The Byre - 28178

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    Property ref: S23503

    • Bedrooms 2

    • Sleeps 4

    • Baths 1

    • Pets 2

    • Wifi Yes

    • Reviews (10)

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    About this property

    Located close to the beach with spectatular views of the area, The Byre is the perfect getaway.
    Situated on a working dairy farm, these two semi-detached holiday cottages (refs 28178 and 28179) can be booked together to sleep 10 in total. Boasting spectacular views of Arran, Ailsa Craig, Mull of Kintyre and the south Ayrshire coast, and are close to the shoreline. Located directly on the Ayrshire Coastal Path, a long distance walking route, 100 miles along one of the finest panoramic coastlines in the British Isles and teaming with wildlife, including red squirrels, deer, otters, seals and birds. Farm tours are available by prior arrangement. Inland there are gardens and castles to visit, riding, racing and a choice of golf courses. Culzean Castle (National Trust), is spectacular and is Ayrshire’s most popular tourist attraction. Craft shows, country dancing and walks spotting fungi are attractions hosted during the year. Day trips to Ireland can be taken from Cairnryan, whilst a drive north leads to Ayr, a traditional seaside town. Glasgow and Edinburgh are easily reached for a day out. Fishing on site. Shop, pub and restaurant 1½ miles.
    All on the ground floor.
    Living room:
    With electric wood burner, Freeview TV, DVD player, wooden floor and French doors leading to garden.
    Kitchen: With electric cooker, microwave, fridge, freezer, dishwasher and washing machine.
    Bedroom 1: With double bed.
    Bedroom 2: With twin beds.
    Bathroom: With bath, shower cubicle and toilet.
    Both properties: Oil central heating (£25 per week October-March), electricity, bed linen, towels and Wi-Fi included. Travel cot and highchair. Farm tours are available by direct prior arrangement with the owner. Enclosed gravelled garden with sitting-out area, garden furniture and barbecue. 220-acre farmland (shared). Dogs to be kept on lead at all times (working farm). Bike store. Private parking for 2 cars. Please note: There are sloping banks to the sea, 500 yards away.


    Bike Store
    Detached Property
    Ground Floor Facilities
    Enclosed Garden/Patio
    Garden / Patio
    Grouped Properties
    Sea View
    Pets – no charge
    Rural Location
    Decorated at Christmas
    Bed Linen & Towels Included
    Short Breaks All Year
    Cot Available
    Luxury Collection
    Washing Machine
    Working Farm
    Coastal within 1 mile
    Coastal within 3 miles
    Coastal within 5 miles
    Shower Cubicle

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    Local amenities

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    • The Co-operative Food
      6 miles
    • Loch Ryan Port - Stena Terminal
      7.5 miles
    • Cairnryan to Belfast Ferry
      7.5 miles
    • Stena line
      7.5 miles
    • Cairnryan to Larne ferry
      8.5 miles
    • Barrhill Railway Station (BRL)
      9.5 miles
    • Girvan Harbour
      12 miles
    • The Roxy
      12 miles
    • Clinique Counter
      12.5 miles
    • Stena Voyager
      12.5 miles

    Reviews (10)

    Marion ‐ 29 Oct 2018
    "I stayed at the Byre in October 2018 with my 11 year old daughter. The cottage was gorgeous, with a beautiful view of Aisla Isle and Arran on a clear day. Sheila was extremely welcoming and helpful! Ballantrae has everything we needed - a pub where we had a lovely meal, a well stocked store, garden centre and of course, the stunning coast!"
    Ian ‐ 30 Sep 2018
    "Recently stopped at the Byre and must say what a fantastic property. To clarify these are detached properties essentially, the interconnecting door is outside. The property is set in an ideal location overlooking ballantrae about a mile away and although is on farm land we were not disturbed by any going on from the farm. The owner Sheila was on hand to answer any queries and made life easier for us by supplying a high chair and travel cot. we were even given a tour of the farm which made our holiday as our little boy adores animals. The property itself is spotlessly clean and has been finished to a high standard with all the essentials you would expect and more. I would have no hesitations about booking again and fully expect to return in the near future"
    Kathy ‐ 22 Sep 2018
    "Fantastic..will be back."
    Margaret ‐ 10 Sep 2018
    "Had been a little concerned to read previous reviews saying cottage looked ‘tired’ and that surroundings were ‘barren’. How pleasant therefore to arrive and find that neither were representative of what we found. Cottage far from tired, but clean, spacious homely and cosy, with beautiful interior decor. As for barren – yes, there were weeds in the field beyond the outside seating area – but it was just that – a field on a working farm. The views of Ailsa Craig and scenery on approaching and leaving the cottage are stunning. Would highly recommend a stay at The Byre where you are guaranteed a warm welcome by the family."
    Kevin ‐ 2 Sep 2018
    "Wow what a fantastic family holiday we had at this beautiful farm, the accommodation was lovely and modern and the location spectacular, our children loved feeding the calves on the farm and was made to feel very welcome, we went on quite a few day trips and spent time on different beautiful beaches, but we would have still found lots to see and do nearby if we had stayed local, our only disappointment was that we didn’t book for longer. we would definitely recommend to other families."
    JAYNE ‐ 13 Aug 2018
    "The accommodation is nicely finished and has all the amenities you would expect. The outdoor space wasn't great, it was a bit barren and surrounded by weeds. We chose it because we expected access to the coastal path and local beaches, but the path had been diverted inland and paths locally weren't great. Ballantrae has some useful facilities but isn't particularly scenic.A better coastal path in South Ayrshire would be an attractive feature for the area generally.The owners of the property were friendly and helpful and we were offered the chance to help feed the calves which was lovely. Any slight snags were dealt with.I think the property is a bit on the expensive side. However, it is also very quiet and peaceful,and the view of the sea was really nice to have."
    Confirmed guest ‐ 23 Jul 2018
    "This is a comfortable cottage needs a few repairs now as getting a little tired, still of a high standard. Can I suggest the inclusion of a suggestions book where guests can input what they would like to see ie grab rail at toilet for the elderly radio in kitchen king size bed instead of a double Would definitely come here again."
    Elizabeth ‐ 16 Jul 2018
    "Lovely, clean cottage with everything you need. Children enjoyed going to the top of the hill for a beautiful view. Centrally located for Stranraer and Girvan. Hosts very welcoming and helpful. Hope to be back."
    Paul ‐ 1 Jul 2018
    "Great property with good amenities. Peaceful location.Only criticism too many plates,wine glasses and picnic goods leaving little room for foodstuffs. Saucepans and frying pans need replacing."
    ALEXANDER ‐ 5 Jun 2018
    "Well the best way to describe the cottage the area and the owners. Would we return again Yes Yes YesHad a wonderful weeks holiday.regards Alex sheila Neil and sharon."

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