Prestwick, Ayrshire

It feels a privilege to stay in a warm family home blessed with sea breezes, sunsets and seclusion - and Prestwick a ten-minute stroll


10 beds


6 bedrooms


Sleeps 12

Children welcome
Pets welcome
Babies welcome

The Experience

Knock a few balls around the tennis court; soak in the hot tub facing the sea. This 1819 villa, larger than it seems, sits in four acres of parkland with a croquet lawn, a path that drops to the beach, and spectacular views to Arran. Catch a ferry from Ardrossan and spend the day on the isle.

This is a much-loved home, full of books, paintings and memorabilia amassed by the family over 65 years. A friendly housekeeper lights fires on arrival, the bedrooms spread themselves over two floors, and the kitchen is equipped with every possible mod con. You can pick veg from the garden, fruit from the orchard, and walk to the shops in Prestwick, passing the historic St Nicholas Golf Club (1851) on the way.

Prestwick Beach is long, sandy and clean, with a soft play area, a putting green and a promenade – great for children, dogs, and long strolls.

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We think you'll love

  • Sitting in the sunroom and gazing out to sea
  • The peace, privacy and seclusion
  • The spaciousness of the house and its park
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You should know

  • Not for those wanting minimalism
  • The stairs are steep and uncarpeted
  • The kitchen is dated, with plans afoot to modernise


  • Swimming pool
  • Hot tub
  • Garden
  • Open fire / woodburner
  • Breakfast included
  • Breakfast available
  • Meals available
  • Vegetarian meals
  • Oven
  • Parking on premises
  • Free parking nearby
  • Accessible by public transport
  • WiFi
  • Television
  • Central heating
  • Limited mobility
  • Wheelchair access
  • Mobile reception
  • Hob
  • Barbecue
  • Paid parking nearby
  • Air conditioning
  • Relaxation areas
  • Washing machine
  • Tennis court
  • Microwave oven
  • No smoking
  • Credit cards
  • Working farm
  • Owner has pets
  • Electricity included
  • Dishwasher
  • Pets welcome

Family friendly

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


  • 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 3.30pm
Check out
By 10am
No smoking
Smoking not permitted anywhere in the property.
Pubs/restaurants 2 miles.


Nightly price
from £264
Weekly price
from £1848
1 House for 12
From £26410 beds6 bedrooms


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The neighbourhood

Prestwick is a popular seaside town for sailors, windsurfers and families, and a paradise for golfers; there are five golf courses within 12 miles. The Robert Burns Cottage Museum (at Alloway, 5 miles) is crammed with history, as is the opulent 18th-century castle and estate of Culzean (15 miles). Bentfield is an excellent base from which to explore the Clyde coast and visit the islands of Arran, Cumbrae and Bute. Ayr Racecourse is up the road.

Local points of interest from Tricia Cowan

  • Rock pooling, buckets and spades, swimming and paddling, enjoy a traditional seaside holiday!
  • Take a tour of Robert Burns' Country, Auld Ayr and Alloway are minutes away.
  • Culzean Castle is just down the coast - Magical!
  • How about a day on the nearby golf courses or a day at Ayr Races?
  • Relax, enjoy the view watching the sun go down, after a day's bracing walk.