Ballantrae Harbour Cottages


The road hugs the rocky coast with glorious views to the Mull of Kintyre… to 3 fishing village cottages where ultra-modern comforts abound


3 places


Sleeping from 2 – 6


Come for windswept family walks along miles of pebble beach, or take the high road to Culzean Castle, high above the Firth of Clyde (or the ferry from Cairnryan for a day in Belfast!). Come home to toasty floors and wood-burners, memory-foam mattresses and kitchens that are a delight to work in. There are three cottages here, independent but close enough should you be one big party; there’s a table for 12 in the largest. Fisherman’s Cottage is just that (and it’s a lovely renovation); the other two are attractive eco builds. All three lie on the outskirts of untouristy Ballantrae (shop, post office, pub), a stroll from the old harbour, with safely fenced gardens from which you can sniff the sea. The interiors are new and spacious, fresh and fabulous, with themed furnishings (red for Beach, blue for Shore, dove-grey for Fisherman’s) and great welcoming touches. Wooden shelves are home to iPod docks, games, guide books and shells, driftwood mirrors decorate restful walls, and entrance halls and porches display baskets of umbrellas, shrimping nets and cricket bats. The detail is second to none.


  • Hot tub
  • WiFi
  • Swimming pool
  • Mobile reception
  • Oven
  • Breakfast included
  • Open fire / woodburner
  • Hob
  • Parking on premises
  • Barbecue
  • Free parking nearby
  • Meals available
  • Vegetarian meals
  • Paid parking nearby
  • Breakfast available
  • Accessible by public transport
  • Central heating
  • Wheelchair access
  • Limited mobility
  • Air conditioning
  • Washing machine
  • Garden
  • Television
  • Tennis court
  • Microwave oven
  • Credit cards
  • Dishwasher
  • Pets welcome

Family friendly

  • Baby monitor
  • Children welcome
  • Books and toys
  • Babies welcome
  • Stair gates
  • High chair


  • Pub/bar within 3 miles
  • Restaurant within 3 miles
  • Shop within 3 miles


  • Bikes available
  • Food courses
  • Kayaking
  • Other courses
  • Sailing
  • Surfing
  • Wild swimming

& pricing

Booking information

Check in
From 3pm, please get in touch for early check in
Check out
By 10am
Booking restrictions
Short breaks available during off peak times.


Nightly price
from £62
Weekly price
from £430
1 Cottage for 4
From £623 beds2 bedrooms
1 Cottage for 6
From £805 beds3 bedrooms
1 Cottage for 2
From £621 bed1 bedroom


We stayed in the Old Fishermans Cottage and loved it. Very well equipped, spotless, and a perfect place to relax. Would definitely recommend it and we will be returning!

Sandra, Southrepps

Totally in love with Old Fisherman's Cottage,it is the most beautifully appointed cottage we have ever stayed in. Well deserved 4 star. A total joy and can find nothing detrimental to say. Congratulations to all involved in keeping this cottage so beautiful. We are loving our stay here and will certainly return.

Martha, Barnstaple

Four of us (my husband, I, my brother, and brother's wife) stayed in Shore Cottage during our first trip to Scotland. The house is wonderful; the setting fantastic; the village people ever so friendly. We are all hoping to return to this fabulous vacation house in 2017.

Flora, La luz, new mexico

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The neighbourhood

Local points of interest from Hamish & Emma Dalrymple

  • Moments from the long dog-friendly beach - perfect for gentle strolls in the morning or watching the sunset over Ailsa Craig.
  • Can't be bothered to cook or want to spoil yourself? Local cook, Sue Marshall, will come and cook for you in the cottage or deliver something for you to pop in the oven. Ask for her contact details when booking.
  • Home of the oldest major - golfers are extremely well catered for in Ayrshire. From the Championship course at Turnberry (only 18 miles away) to the local courses at Stranraer and Girvan.
  • Love the stars? Visit the Dark Sky Park at Galloway Forest Park (approx 40 miles) for an amazing experience on a clear night.
  • Relaxation? Can't miss out on the gym? Head to Pebbles Spa at Lendalfoot (approx 4 miles) - wonderful treatments and day packages available or pound the treadmill in an idyllic setting overlooking the sea.
  • Foodies? Treat yourself to a truly sumptuous meal at Glenapp Castle (approx 2 miles) - a real experience in a fantastic setting.