Whether you want a romantic break or a busy sight-seeing holiday Crawfordston Cottage is the perfect place to stay. It’s secluded and private but not far from the picturesque village of Kirkmichael with its excellent pub, the Kirkmichael Arms, and the well-stocked local shop and café. It’s the ideal base from which to explore and discover this delightful corner of Ayrshire.
There’s a wealth of things to do from scenic walks around the cottage, river, loch and sea fishing, golfing on the excellent courses nearby, road cycling in the Ayrshire Alps Road Cycling Park and mountain biking in the Galloway Forest. It’s close to the Burns Birthplace Museum and Burns Cottage in Alloway, Culzean Castle on the coast and the coastal town of Ayr. A short drive away is Craigengillan Estate with horse-riding facilities, the spectacular Ness Glen walk and the Dark Sky Observatory which is open to the public. There are Ospreys to observe at Loch Doon which also boasts a ruined castle and some great walks.
During the summer there are steam trains at The Scottish Industrial Railway Centre at Dunaskin. Slightly further afield is the magnificent Dumfries House with its unique collection of Chippendale furniture and there are over 26 other castles ranging from romantic ruins to stately homes.
Glasgow is an hour’s drive away and a day trip to Ailsa Craig, Arran or Rothesay is an enjoyable way to take in the glorious coastline.