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Beautifully Converted Mews Cottages Offering Highest Level Of Comfort & Style - The Byre



Updated: 13-Apr-2017
  • Sleeps 6
  • 3 Bedrooms
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Parking
  • Garden
  • Internet
  • Washing machine
  • Towels provided
  • Linens provided


The Byre

The Byre is a pretty cottage sleeping six guests.

Upstairs is a spacious lounge with a flat screen TV and DVD. There is also a beautiful double bedroom and a fully tiled bathroom with bath/overhead shower, sink and toilet.

Downstairs are two charming twin rooms, a shower room with sink and toilet and a dining kitchen. A French door opens onto a private patio area, ideal for summer dining or barbecues.

Double bedroom

Two twin bedrooms

Family bathroom

Shower room

Central heating


Washing machine


Electric hob and oven

Iron & ironing board

Flat screen TV with DVD

Ipod dock & radio

Hair drier

Linen, towels and tea towels

Private patio


Selection of DVD’s, books, board games

Travel cot and highchair available

Welcome provisions

We can accept one small dog by prior arrangement only. The dog must have its own bed/basket and not be allowed upstairs or on the furniture. There is a £25 pet supplement.

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About the property


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.

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About the Owner

Amanda McConnell
Member since: 2013
Speaks English
Calendar last updated:
13 April, 2017

About Amanda McConnell

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.

Available Rentals

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Booking Notes:

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.

2 Reviews

5/5 -
(2 traveller reviews)


Excellent standard and homely property

  • 5 of 5

We enjoyed our stay in the Byre cottage very much. The facilities are excellent and the extra details of toys, books and home made cake were much appreciated . Location good for Glasgow and Clyde coast.

  • Review Submitted: Jan 29, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jan 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Irene It means a great deal to us to receive a lovely review from you. We are happy when our guests are happy. It was great to hear that the little ones enjoyed the toys and games in the cottage. We like to try and keep our younger guests happy too! Thank you also for letting us know you enjoyed our home made cake. It is just our little way to say welcome to everyone. It would be lovely to welcome you back sometime in the future. Kindest Regards from all of us at "Old Rome"
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Another Fantastic Stay at The Byre

  • 5 of 5

This has been our 4th stay at The Byre. We just keep coming back to this wonderful cottage. It is in the perfect, quiet location for all that Ayrshire has to offer but just a 10 minute drive to the beach and within walking distance to a lovely country pub and restaurant.

The property is always cleaned and maintained to the highest standard with all the equipment and facilities that you would want for a self catering holiday. The bedrooms are spacious with plenty of storage and the kitchen and living room have plenty of room for a family of 6.

We have found the owner to be very friendly and accommodating. She will text us to let us know as soon as the cottage is ready for us which is very helpful after a long transatlantic flight. Also the homemade cake and little treats that are left are a lovely touch.

We would highly recommend this accommodation, great value!!

Gibson Family, Toronto, Canada

  • Review Submitted: May 21, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for such a wonderful review.It means a great deal to us and we really appreciate you taking the time to write such nice words. It was a pleasure having you all to stay with us when home from Canada and we wish you all the very best for your new life here back in Scotland. With warmest regards, Amanda,Louise,Allan & Ruby
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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.


Property Type

  • cottage


  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine


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


  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining
  • Dining Area


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

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 Double Bed
  • Bedroom 2 - 2 Single Bed
  • Bedroom 3 - 2 Single Bed


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


  • Self-catering

House Rules

  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • non smoking only
  • children welcome

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 see our website www.oldrome.co.uk for more information

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