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

Bedrooms 3
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights
Popular Features
  • Washing Machine
  • Internet
  • Parking



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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More Details

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.

Amanda McConnell
Member since: 2013
Speaks English
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
22 June, 2018

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

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.


Accommodation and facilities for The Byrein South Ayrshire in Scotland

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Self-catering
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 15:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Min. age of primary renter: 21
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Non smoking only
  • Number of occupants shall not exceed 6
  • No house parties
  • Cottage should be left as you find it, clean and tidy. No need to strip beds. Non cleaning may result in £50 being withheld from security deposit.
Location Type:
  • rural
  • village
  • 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
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 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
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Stereo ...
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Video Library
  • Terrace ...
  • Golf ...
  • Garden
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • 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
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 for more information


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The Byre
average rating of 5.0 based on 5 reviews

peaceful cozy cottage.

  • 5 of 5

A lovely homely cottage close to Glasgow and the lovely Ayrshire coast. It is beautifully presented and has everything you need for a self catering break away. The owners have supplied lots of leaflets and brochures telling you about the area and good places to visit and eat.

The local pub/restaurant which is only a few minutes walk away is really nice and modern with reasonably priced food and drinks/

  • Review Submitted: 15-Aug-2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hello Linda Thank you so much for our 5 star review. We are delighted to hear that you enjoyed your stay and visit to Ayrshire. It is important for us to know that our guests find all the info in the cottages helpful and we agree that our local pub/restaurant serves delicious food at reasonable prices! With kindest regards from us all at "Old Rome"
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Fantastic cottage!

  • 5 of 5

We stayed at The Byre for a week and had a very pleasant stay. The cottage is immaculately clean, wonderfully cosy, well equipped and just the ticket for relaxing in after a busy day exploring the area. The donkeys in the nearby field were fab too! Hopefully we will get the opportunity to return in the future. Would definitely recommend.

  • Review Submitted: 02-Jul-2017
  • Date of Stay: June 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for such a great review and recommending our cottage to future guests. Our resident donkeys Albert & William are always happy to receive a little pat and a carrot or two!. We look forward to welcoming you back sometime in the future. Kindest regards from all of us at "Old Rome".
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Lovely cottage

  • 5 of 5

We actually stayed in the cottage next to ' The Byre'. It caters for all of our needs, of a family of five with three children under the age of 5. The cottage has all the necessary mod cons. It is clean, tidy, very spacious and homely. The owners also throw in a few personal touches such as home baked cakes, which are delicious and were a treat for the many picnics that we had with the children, and also providing toys for the children to play inside and outside. This was our second visit to the cottage. We love this cottage and the children even more so that they now refer to the cottage as their 'holiday home'. It's a beautiful cottage in a great location. We are looking forward to our next stay.

  • Review Submitted: 16-May-2017
  • Date of Stay: April 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hello Max Thank you so much for writing a very lovely review. It was so nice to welcome you all back to stay with us again. It is great to hear that the kids love coming to stay in the cottage. We try and have plenty of toys and games to make 'happy holidays' for our little guests! Delighted that the home-made cake was enjoyed on your outdoor picnics. The weather was terrific for your stay. We hope to see you all again sometime soon. Amanda,Louise ,Allan & Ruby
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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: 29-Jan-2017
  • Date of Stay: January 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: 21-May-2016
  • Date of Stay: August 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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Nearest Airport
8.5 Miles
Glasgow Prestwick
Nearest Barpub
500 Metres
Cochrane Inn
Nearest Ferry
7 Miles
Troon or Ardrossan
Nearest Golf
7 Miles
Nearest Train
2.5 Kilometres
Nearest Motorway
2.5 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
500 Metres
Cochrane Inn
Nearest Ski
97 Miles
Nearest Beach
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.