This comfortable property is a detached barn conversion that has been lovingly renovated and sleeps up to four people. This property has been converted to a very high standard and offers a wonderful abode for a family holiday. The sitting room has a wood-burner that gives the entire house a warm, welcoming feel, and is on an open-plan layout with the dining room. There is a well-equipped fitted kitchen and a ground floor bathroom and two bedrooms, one with an en-suite and one twin room. Outside there is a small patio area with seating and guests have shared use of the owner’s paddock. There is a shop and public house two and a half mil...es away. There are so many attractions and activities around this location and this property makes a great base to see all that this lovely area has to offer.
Amenities: Oil central heating with woodburner in sitting room. Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, washing machine, dishwasher, flat screen TV, DVD, radio/CD player, small library of books/games/CDs/DVDs. Fuel, power and starter pack of logs for woodburner inc. in rent. Bed linen and towels inc. in rent. Travel cot and highchair available. Off road parking for 2 cars. Small patio area with garden furniture and shared use of owners’ lawned paddock. Sorry, no pets and no smoking. Shops and pub 2.5 miles.
Region: From the lush green farmlands of the Borders to the ruggedness of the Highlands, the Scots are proud of their land and identity. Scotland also has some of Britain’s best beaches with glorious stretches of clean sand over which to roam.
Town: The village of Mauchline sits peacefully in the lovely hills and countryside in an ideal spot for exploring the beautiful scenery of Ayrshire and the Isle of Arran. Mauchline is probably most famous for being the home of Robert Burns, who farmed in the area for many years and the house he shared with his wife Jean Amour, is now a museum and part of the Burns Trail. There are several golf courses including The Royal Troon close to the village. Culzean Castle is a magnificent National Trust for Scotland property and has been the principal seat of the Kennedy Family since 1759. The country park is 600 acres and has so many attractions for visitors to enjoy.Read more
All prices are inclusive of the booking fee. The "Min. Per Night" prices quoted are based on the weekly rental price, they are not applicable for short breaks. See our short break policy or ask for further details.
Winter Short Breaks (WSB) are available at many properties in the "Winter" period - subject to availability. Extra nights are charged pro rata of the weekly rental. Off Season Breaks (OSB) are available at many properties in parts of the "Low" and "Mid" periods - subject to availability. The price for a 3 night break is either 75% of the normal weekly rental or, if it is higher, the quoted Winter Short Break price. Extra nights are charged pro rata of the weekly rental. OSBs can be booked within a calendar month of the start date of the holiday. "Last Minute Breaks" (LMB) are available at most properties throughout the "LOW", "MID", "HIGH", "PEAK", "XMAS" and "NEW YEAR" periods. The price for a 3 night break is either 65% of the normal weekly rental or, if it is higher, the quoted Winter Short Break price. Extra nights are charged pro rata of the weekly rental. LMBs can be booked within one week of the start date of the holiday.
Left on 09/03/2013 for a stay in June 2013 | Mr and Mrs Whiteside
Darnhay Cottage is a lovely, clean, well equiped and comfortable cottage. One of the best we have stayed in. The owners are friendly and helpful. We enjoyed a week in the cottage which is a fantastic base for touring the area. It is a peaceful location to return to. We would recommend the cottage to friends and family.
Extremely clean, comfortable and with friendly owners on site.
Left on 12/02/2011 for a stay in October 2010 | Eileen & Phil
In spite of the extremely wet and windy weather we had a very relaxed and enjoyable holiday at Darnhay Cottage, it was beautifully presented and catered for everything we needed, the wood burning stove was greatly appreciated because of the weather and we were kept well supplied with wood for it. The owners were very welcoming and even left us a home baked cake on our arrival. The only small defect we found was that the beds in the twin bedroom were a little short for my 6' 2" disabled husband because of the footboard. The location is a little remote, but there is easy access by car to both Sorn (where the food at the Sorn Inn is excellent)and Mauchline.
Left on 11/11/2010 for a stay in September 2010 | mistysf
Owner very helpful on arrival and available if we had any problems
very quiet but only a few miles to supermarket ect
leaflets and information on the area good
the cottage (no door on ensuit toilet/shower room)
though other bathroom lovely
Left on 07/24/2010 for a stay in May 2010 | Mr. McLachlan
could not ask for anything better, the owner made you welcome and the amenities in the cottage were of a high
standard really enjoyed our stay and would go back again in the near future, excellent in every way would recommend this cottage to anyone.
Left on 12/21/2009 for a stay in August 2009 | Sisters
We found the cottage to be extremely comfortable and very well fitted. What was most important was that the owners were very friendly, informative and helpful and were so welcoming. We had a wonderful week there, it was a base from where we could visit a number of brilliant sites and was very accessible to getting a ferry to different islands; Rothesay was beautiful.
The multi fuel burner is ferocious, we had to light it on the last day when the weather was appalling and it heats the cottage very quickly and very warmly.
The only thing of remark is that to use the en suite bedroom you need to be very friendly as there is no door on the toilet/shower facilities. Otherwise brilliant in all respects.
Left on 12/19/2009 for a stay in July 2009 | Mared
The holiday got off to a good start. I was impressed with Sykes' efficiency and promptness in dealing with my initial availability request, even though my enquiry was late Sunday afternoon!
Darnhay cottage was excellent; a converted barnhouse done up to a very high specification.The rooms were great and the oil fired stove in the lounge a nice extra touch. The kitchen was well equipped, and although we only ate in a couple of times, we could have cooked a more ambitious meal had we wanted to. The owners lived on site but weren't too obtrusive, whilst always being on hand to help. One bonus was that we could keep our bikes in another outhouse, which saved having to keep them in the house or re-load onto car.
The location was fairly remote and perhaps that was the only down side for us. We would have liked to have been able to walk to the village. That said, the free Burns museum in Mauchline (2 miles away) is a real gem and worth a visit, and the village itself has a couple of grocery shops and a few nice pubs which serve good food.
Overall, we would certainly recommend both the cottage and "Sykes Holidays" and will definitely use "Sykes" again for a good quality reasonably priced break.
Left on 12/03/2009 for a stay in September 2009 | 3 concertiners
We stayed at this cottage for 1 week the owner was very friendly and helpfull.
Plently of information at the cottage both about how to work items and about surrounding places to visit.
Nothing was too much trouble for the owner they ensured our holiday went with out any hitches.
The cottage was warm and cosy.
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