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 to fishing on local rivers, lochs and the sea, 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 Loch Doon where there are ospreys, a ruined castle, the spectacular Ness Glen walk plus other sign-posted walks and the Roundhouse Café.
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 including Culzean Castle.
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.