Discover Ayrshire… pine forests, hills and wild beauty. Alasdair and Andrea (sculptor/garden photographer) are generous hosts who love having you to stay – your visit starts with tea, coffee and cake. There’s an arty vibe with their work on display; the dining room brims with garden books and games; large bedrooms have cosy lamps and more books. Big breakfasts by a log fire are a treat, perhaps with haggis, garden fruit, homemade bread; hearty dinners too. Rich in wildlife and orchids the garden has a rambling charm, the salmon-filled river Stinchar runs past and dogs are welcome – resident Daisy, Clover and Tansy are friendly.