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Cozy Beachside Cottage, With Turnberry and Troon Golf Courses Nearby.

Bedrooms 3
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 - 5 nights
Popular Features
  • Barbecue
  • Washing Machine
  • Internet
  • Parking


About the property

Cottage in Maidens, Ayr - Peaceful Location, Just Yards From The Beach.

The first thing you'll notice about Rosemary Cottage is the views over to the Isle of Arran and Ailsa Craig. This newly refurbished 3 bedroom cottage is just 1 mile from the world famous Turnberry Golf Course. But they don't just do golf, they also offer a Spa, trout fishing, falconry, clay target and rifle shooting. Maidens has a lovely long sandy beach as well as a small harbour. The nearby Wildings is a great family run restaurant. There is also a horse riding centre in Maidens. We've provided an information pack which tell you all about the surrounding area and what's good to see and do.

gavin duncan
Member since: 2013
Speaks English, Spanish
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
12 June, 2018


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cottage in South Ayrshire in Scotland

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Self-catering
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • beach
  • rural
  • village
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath (no shower) , Shower Enclosure
    Shower room 1 - Shower Enclosure
  • Bathroom 1, bath/shower and WC. En suite bathroom 2 shower with WC.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Cot
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 6 (3 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: Bedroom 1, spacious with great sea views. King size bed and built-in wardrobe. Bedroom 2, king size bed, built-in wardrobe, en-suite bathroom and French windows to patio area. Bedroom 3, single bed with pull out single bed and built in wardrobe.
  • Books
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games
  • Television
  • Video Games
  • Video Library
  • Golf ...
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair accessible ...
  • autumn foliage
  • bay
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • forests
  • library
  • playground
  • pond
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • ruins
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • horse riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • pier fishing
  • bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • swimming
Notes on accommodation: Rosemary Cottage offers a modern self-catering experience with a full range of facilities (including WiFi, a Wii – with games - and a Bose Sound Wave for your iPod) that will allow you to relax and enjoy your holiday. The cottage comprises of a living/dining room, breakfasting kitchen with great views over to Arran. There are 2 double bedrooms (the master also has the same great view of Arran) as well as single bedroom with space for two to sleep – all with ample storage. There are 2 newly fitted bathrooms. Outside there is a large garden at the back with plenty of space to sit outside and enjoy a BBQ (all provided), or for the kids to bounce around on the large trampoline. There is parking available at the front of the cottage. Outside: The cottage has a large back garden, BBQ, patio area, seating and a table are provided. There is also a large trampoline and a gate leading to a children's play park. Utility Room: Utility room includes a washing machine and dryer as well as clothes horse. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: All towels and linen are included. These will be changed once a week. Other: The front garden has 2 handmade benches overlooking the nearby beach and over to Arran. The back garden has a another handmade bench, large trampoline and access to the nearby children's play park.


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Cozy Beachside Cottage, With Turnberry and Troon Golf Courses Nearby.
average rating of 4.5333333 based on 15 reviews

Fabulous location

  • 4 of 5

Fabulous location, clean and good facilities within the cottage.

  • Review Submitted: 06-Jun-2018
  • Date of Stay: May 2018
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Great location

  • 4 of 5

Stayed 3 nights with friends. Great location, clean, and comfy.

  • Review Submitted: 23-Apr-2018
  • Date of Stay: March 2018
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Lovely seaside cottage

  • 5 of 5

I stayed here last week with my Sons and my Grandchildren. The cottage was very clean and welcoming. The rooms were spacious with lots of storage, and the kitchen very well equipped. There is a front porch for leaving all your wellies, coats and sandy things in, very handy! It was lovely having the garden for the children to play in and also, right outside the back gate, a large grassed area with an excellent park for the children. There is a place to sit in the front garden where, on a nice evening , you can watch the sunset. The sunsets can be quite spectacular here. There is also seating in the back garden and it is quite sheltered. There is a large choice of DVD and books for the evenings and comfy chairs to relax in, but if, like us, you are pleasantly tired from days of long walks and wonderful fresh air, the beds are very comfy too.

Everyday supplies ( and more) are available from the little shop which is just a minutes walk from the cottage. We also had a really nice meal at the Wildings Restaurant , only a short walk away. It is a very pleasant ( but longer) walk into Culzean Castle from Maidens.

I would highly recommend this cottage to anyone wishing to stay in Maidens, indeed I hope to visit again.

  • Review Submitted: 02-Sep-2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Lovely cottage in a stunning location

  • 5 of 5

This cottage really is equipped with everything you need for a fantastic family holiday, even if the weather's not good enough to get out and enjoy the seaside location every day, thanks to the thoughtful provision of board and electronic games, DVDs and books. Gavin, the owner, is very helpful and accommodating and responds quickly to messages. The cottage is remote enough from the main road to feel quiet and private, while still being within easy reach by car of the amenities offered by Ayr and Girvan. If you don't have your own transport, I understand there is a bus service from the village every hour during business hours to both the above towns - and there's also an open-all-hours type shop literally two minutes' walk from the cottage if you prefer just to stay put and admire the spectacular views. We can personally recommend Souter's Inn in nearby Kirkoswald for lunch or dinner, but there is also a local restaurant, Wilding's (which we didn't visit, but which has good reviews) within walking distance. The only disappointment we encountered - not due to the property in any way - was that the immediately local equestrian centre, despite having a live website, has apparently now closed for riding/trekking purposes, so if you are planning to include horse riding in your holiday you will need to look outside the village. Thanks, Gavin, for a fabulous holiday!

  • Review Submitted: 15-Jun-2017
  • Date of Stay: June 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Wonderful cottage in a beautiful location.

  • 5 of 5

The cottage was well kept and comfortable. Owner is very helpful. We enjoyed our visit! Thank u!

  • Review Submitted: 13-May-2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Lovely area but property had a few short comings

  • 3 of 5

The cottage over looked Maidens beach with a superb view towards Arran. Unfortunately we had no hot water for our stay so unable to use bath or en suite shower. Fortunately there was an electric shower in the house bathroom, although the sink in this room has an extremely loose tap which needs attention.

The kitchen diner come lounge was cosy especially with the Wood Burner. If you feel cold. The work tops especially around the sink need replacing as they are constantly damp and rather unhealthy.

As the weather was good we were able to sit out in the large garden which although lacking TLC was adequate .

Over all we enjoyed our stay and used the local shop regularly and ate at Wildings which was excellent.

  • Review Submitted: 07-May-2017
  • Date of Stay: April 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Rosemary Cottage is just a few yards from the beach.


By road - Maidens is around 1 mile from the A77 – 15 minutes from Ayr and around 75 minutes from Glasgow.

By bus - There is a frequent bus service to Ayr, Girvan and the surrounding area.

By rail – Maybole Station has links to Ayr, Glasgow and beyond.

By air – Prestwick International Airport is 30 minutes away.

By sea – there are a number of ferry companies that sail from Stranraer (36 miles) to many destinations along the west coast and Northern Ireland.


There is a convenience store in Maidens which stocks most day to day needs. Further a field Turnberry is 1 mile, Kirkoswald 3 miles, Girvan, Maybole both 6 miles and Ayr 16 miles.

Further Details:

Wildings Hotel and restaurant a short walk away, cafe/grocer/take away just round the corner. Culzean Country Park and Castle accessible by foot or car.


Prices & Availability

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Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees

Booking Notes:
Deposit on confirmation of booking, balance 14 days before booking, booking through website or by phone with owner.

Changeover Day:
Saturday, although flexible. When we are busy we ask our guests to vacate the cottage by 10am. At these times entry will be from 4pm (to allow us time to get the cottage ready for your stay).

Notes on prices:
Summer - £700 per week
Winter - £400 per week
New Year and Easter £700 per week
Any other time £500 per week

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.