You don’t have to travel far to get away. Rest and relaxation can be found in our own backyard.
Body swerve the check-in queue and find peace and tranquillity in Ayrshire with today’s Big Deal on a three night, self catering cottage break on Blairquhan Castle Estate, near Maybole.
With availability until the end of April, this offer is a great way to make the most of early 2016.
The four cottages are set in the beautiful 200 acre private parklands which surround the Grade A listed Blairquhan Castle – a five star exclusive use venue which is popular for weddings, events and private parties.
With well-established woodlands, beautifully manicured lawns, an avenue of 18th century lime trees and a walled garden, it is a beautiful spot to explore.
Available seven days a week, this offer is for a three night stay in one of the following four cottages.
McIntyre cottage sleeps up to four people in a double and twin bedroom.
Kennedy is a three bedroom cottage which sleeps up to seven adults in a double, twin and family room. Family room has one double and one single bed.
The three bedroom Farrer cottage has one double and two twin rooms, sleeping up to six, while Wauchope is a four bedroom cottage comprising three twin rooms and one family room along with two bathrooms, sleeping up to nine. Family room has one double and one single bed.
Cosy and comfortable
Each cottage comes complete with wonderfully luxurious towels and bed linen. Oil-fired central heating will keep you warm and cosy regardless of what the weather may be doing outside and both electricity usage and WiFi are included in the booking price too.
All cottages come with the necessary amenities that you would expect from a self-catering accommodation, so you can step straight in and make yourself at home.
There is a supermarket nearby if you need to top up your supplies.
Once you are settled in you are free to explore the fabulous grounds at Blairquhan.
Many miles of woodland walks are there to be discovered – it has its own tree trail – as well as a beautiful stretch of the River Girvan just north of the castle.
There is even a Giant Redwood tree on the estate that is believed to have been grown from a seed brought to Scotland from America by the SS Great Britain in the 19th century.
The castle as it stands today was completed in 1824. However, the original tower-house was erected on the site back in 1346 and, remarkably, only four families lived on the estate from that date until 2012 when the current owners, Ganten Scotland, bought the property.
Blairquhan was also used as a replacement for Balmoral Castle in the 2006 Oscar-winning motion picture The Queen, starring Helen Mirren, as well as featuring in many other films and television programmes.
See and do
A 30 minute drive from Ayr, Blairquhan is extremely well situated for enjoying a game of golf on one of the famous South Ayrshire links courses such as Turnberry or Troon.
Of course, Robert Burns was born at nearby Alloway. Guests can explore Burns Cottage and museum, Burns Monument, the Brig O’Doon and haunted Alloway Kirk as well as relaxing at the Tam O’Shanter Experience visitor centre. Culzean Castle and Country Park are also very popular local attractions.
The self catering cottages at Blairquhan have attracted happy reviewers on TripAdvisor. One guest mentioned the following as part of their experience:
‘The grounds and the castle are lovely with grounds to explore and different walks available in the area. We had a great break and would definitely come back!’
It’s a long haul to Easter and the thought of dragging ourselves through airport security is not making us jump with joy.
Today’s Big Deal on a restful stay in a self catering cottage at Blairquhan Estate offers an easy way to get away from it all without searching for your passport.
It could be used for a relaxing family holiday or a fun getaway break with friends.
Book now and give yourself a memorable break on this gorgeous Ayrshire estate.