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Ballantrae Harbour Cottages - Self-catering in Ayrshire

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Harbour Green, Ballantrae, Girvan, Ayrshire
Scotland, United Kingdom

Hamish & Emma Dalrymple

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+44 (0)7974 008048(mobile)

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

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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.

Wheelchair access
At least one bedroom & bathroom accessible.
Limited mobility
At least one bedroom & bathroom accessible without steps.
Children welcome
Suitable for guests with children aged 3 and over.
No smoking
Smoking not permitted anywhere in the property.
Credit cards
Credit or debit card payment accepted.
English spoken
Host speaks English, whether perfectly or not.
Wireless internet access available.
Pets welcome
Please let the owner know if you want to bring pets.

Electricity included

Open fire / woodburner

Microwave oven

Central heating

Mobile reception




Cooked meals available

Washing machine

Restaurant within 3 miles

Shop within 3 miles

Pub within 3 miles

Relaxation areas

Breakfast available

Breakfast included



Spa on site

Bar on site

Free parking on site

Free parking nearby

Paid parking nearby

Local points of interest from Hamish & Emma Dalrymple:

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.
Points of interest

Guest feedback
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"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, United Kingdom

July 2017
"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, United Kingdom

March 2016
"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, United States of America

September 2014

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  • 3 Cottages for 2 - 6
Price:(i) £430 to£1050 per week

Special Offer: 2018 Holidays - Book before 27 November and receive 5% off your 2018 holiday.

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Short breaks available during off peak times.






Harbour Green, Ballantrae, Girvan, Ayrshire

Self-catering Beach Cottage (self-catering)
Cottage ~ 1 twin/double, 1 double, 1 twin.
Price: (i) £ 560 to £ 1050 per week
Self-catering Shore Cottage (self-catering)
Cottage ~ 1 twin/double, 1 double.
Price: (i) £ 430 to £ 840 per week
Self-catering Old Fisherman’s Cottage (self-catering)
Cottage ~ 1 double.
Price: (i) £ 430 to £ 710 per week

Hamish & Emma Dalrymple

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+44 (0)7974 008048(mobile)