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Beautifully Converted Mews Cottages Offering Highest Level Of Comfort & Style - The Cart Shed Sleeps 6 (3 Bedrooms)



Updated: 24-Sep-2016
Cottages in Gatehead, Nr. Kilmarnock, Strathclyde, Scotland - Perfectly Located For Exploring Ayrshire With An Award Winning Pub Just A Short Stroll Away

A warm welcome awaits you at Old Rome Mews Cottages. Our two four star cottages sit side by side and are named “The Cart Shed” and “The Byre.” Beautifully converted, each property sleeps six guests and offers the highest level of comfort and style. Set in the heart of Ayrshire, we are located on the edge of Gatehead village, five miles from Troon and two miles from Kilmarnock. Prestwick Airport is only a 10 minute drive away and the beautiful city of Glasgow is only 30 minutes by car. Our local award winning pub, The Cochrane Inn, is only a short stroll away. Perfect for a cosy drink or a delicious bar meal.

Details for holiday cottage The Cart Shed Sleeps 6 (3 Bedrooms), 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6, 2 Bathrooms

The Cart Shed is our larger cottage offering spacious accommodation for all the family.

Upstairs there is a spacious lounge with a flat screen TV and DVD. There is also a master double bedroom with fitted storage and a bright spacious bathroom with overhead shower, sink and toilet.

Downstairs are two modern, spacious twin bedrooms, a shower room with sink and toilet and large dining kitchen. A French door opens onto a private patio area, ideal for “alfresco” dining.

King size bedroom

Two twin bedrooms

Family bathroom

shower room

Central heating


Washing machine


Electric hob and oven

Iron & ironing board

Ipod dock and radio

Hair drier

Linen, towels and tea towels

Private patio with garden furniture


Selection of DVD’s, books, board games and toys

Travel cot and highchair available

Welcome provisions

We aim to keep this cottage allergy free and therefore operate a strict no smoking policy and cannot accept pets.

  • Sleeps 6
  • 3 Bedrooms
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Parking
  • Garden
  • Internet
  • Washing machine
  • Towels provided
  • Linens provided

Top Traveller Review

About the Owner

We are a family run business and take great pride in our cottages. Our aim is provide holiday accommodation of a high standard and hopefully exceed our guests expectations.

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Guestbook comments from the owner

“Superb cottage. We will never forget this place. A wonderful base for exploring Scotland. Thank you for the chocolates and homemade cake!”

“Best cottage we’ve stayed in. Very relaxing. You’ve thought of everything. Thanks”

“The cottage is perfect. Very spacious and comfortable. We had a wonderful Christmas with you. Beautifully decorated. The mulled wine and hand-made mince pies were much appreciated!”
Oct 2013
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3 Reviews

based on 3 holidaymaker reviews


The Cart Shed

  • 5 of 5

Fabulous stay in the Card Shed. Very welcoming - lovely little Halloween treats left for the children. Also very accessible for my mum with two bedrooms being on the ground floor and only 3 small steps into the cottage. Homely, warm, clean and family friendly. Thanks!

  • Review Submitted: Nov 2, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Jill.It was a pleasure having you and your family to stay with us over Halloween.We are glad your mum found the cottage easily accessible which made for a relaxed and enjoyable stay. Thank you for taking the time to write a review and we send you our warmest regards.
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A lovely cottage in a nice area

  • 5 of 5

I would highly recommend the Cart Shed at Old Rome for holiday stay.

From the beginning we felt at home. Besides that is very spacious it is also very clean.

When we were exploring the area, we knew we would have a good night rest every day.

If there will be a next time for this area we don't know, but if there is, we would absolutely stay at this cottage.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 17, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for your kind review.It means a great deal to us knowing our guests have enjoyed their stay.We are delighted that you found the cottage very clean and comfortable.It is so important for us to maintain a high standard of cleanliness. If you do manage to return to Ayrshire sometime we would love to have you stay with us again. Kind Regards from all of us at Oldrome
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A cottage like no other!

  • 5 of 5

The Cart Shed at Old Rome is a holiday cottage that I would highly recommend! It is furnished to the highest standard and then some. The owners have really gone to a lot of effort to make it homely, spacious and comfortable with many added touches that make all the difference in the world!

Our family enjoyed our stay there so very much and we would highly recommend this cottage and it's wonderful location so close to miles of unspoiled beaches, a short drive from the Highlands, Glasgow and Edinburgh.

The Cart Shed was a cottage we were excited to return to every evening after exploring Ayrshire and beyond.

Thank you to the team at Old Rome - we will hopefully be back again one day!

  • Review Submitted: Aug 10, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for your kind review. We are delighted that you and your family enjoyed your stay with us at Old Rome Mews Cottages.It would be our pleasure to welcome you back sometime in the future. Kindest Regards from us all at "Old Rome".
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Activity and Interests

Nearest Airport : Glasgow Prestwick at 8.5 Miles Nearest Barpub : Cochrane Inn at 500 Metres Nearest Ferry : Troon or Ardrossan at 7 Miles Nearest Golf : Troon at 7 Miles Nearest Train : Kilmarnock at 2.5 Kilometres Nearest Motorway : M77 at 2.5 Miles Nearest Restaurant : Cochrane Inn at 500 Metres Nearest Ski : Glencoe at 97 Miles Nearest Beach : Troon at 7 Miles Car: recommended


The Cottages are 5 miles from Troon and Barassie beaches both with spectacular views of the Isle of Arran. Troon is one of the few west cost beaches to have been granted the Clean Beach Award. Also popular for wind surfers and kite surfers.


Prestwick Airport is only 9 miles (15 mins) away. Glasgow Airport is 27 miles (36 mins) away. There are railway and bus connections from Troon (5 miles) and Kilmarnock (2 miles). Ferries to/from Ireland are available from Troon and Cairnryan (55 miles, 80 mins)


5 miles to Troon, 2 miles to Kilmarnock. Approx 25 mins drive to Glasgow or 90 minutes to Edinburgh. Turnberry golf course 40 mins drive.


Rental rates

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
Rate 2
8 Oct 2016 - 28 Oct 2016
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
17 Dec 2016 - 6 Jan 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees

Our full terms and condition are set out the attached booking form available from our website www.oldrome.co.uk

Changeover Day:
Our normal changeover day is Saturday but out-with peak season we can be flexible. Guests are expected to vacate the property by 10am on the day of departure and the property will be available from 3pm on the day of arrival.

Notes on prices:
Lettings are normally from Saturday to Saturday; however outside the high season we can offer varying start days and short breaks (minimum 3 nights). For these and last minute breaks please contact us to enquire.

We ask for a deposit of £100 for each week booked with the remaining balance payable one month prior to arrival. We prefer to be paid via internet banking and full payment details will be sent to you at the time of booking. Other methods of payment may be by UK cheque (made payable to Old Rome Properties) or through PayPal (unfortunately there is a 3.5% surcharge for this service).

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Property Type

  • cottage


  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine


  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster


  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area


  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Stereo ...
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Video Library


  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed

Location Type

  • rural
  • village


  • churches
  • cinemas
  • library
  • live theatre
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • ruins

Leisure Activities

  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • horse riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • golf


  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet, Bath with Shower
  • Shower room 1 - Toilet, Shower Enclosure


  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed
  • Bedroom 2 - 2 Single Bed
  • Bedroom 3 - 2 Single Bed


  • Terrace ...
  • Golf ...
  • Garden
  • Ski & Snowboard ...


  • Self-catering

Learn more about this holiday rental at the owner's website


  • Notes on accommodation: Smoking is not permitted anywhere inside the property. Free WI-FI available. Outside: Sunny private patios with garden furniture. Ample parking available in front of cottages Please visit our website at www.oldrome.co.uk for further information

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