Self catering Ayrshire - Auchenflower Farm Cottage
Things to do in the area
Auchenflower holiday cottage is located 3 miles from the small friendly coastal village of Ballantrae. The following amenities are located within the village:
- Cashline located at the Scotmid shop
- Garage - fuel available 24 hours
- Scotmid shop - open daily 7.30am - 10pm
- Post Office - located within the Scotmid Shop
- Craigiemains Home and Garden Centre is open daily with a coffee shop located on the premises. This also hosts a visitor information point where visitors can go along and access further information on the surrounding area.
- Tennis Courts
- Bowling Green
- Church (service Sunday 11.30am - 12.30pm)
- Harbour area
- Community Centre
- Ballantrae Medical Practice - Mon 8.30am - 6pm, Tues - Fri 8.30am - 5.30pm (Website)
- Children's Playpark located in the centre of Ballantrae Village, park next to the local school - swings, MUGA, slides, football pitch etc
Ballantrae and its surrounding scenic countryside is located in the south-west coast of the southern uplands of Scotland. It is a beautiful unspoilt region of hills, with a fantastic coastline looking across to Ailsa Craig, Arran, the Mull of Kintyre and Northern Ireland.
Ballantrae is a beautiful small coastal village situated at the mouth of the River Stinchar. The name Ballantrae comes from the Gaelic meaning ‘village on the estuary’ and traditionally it was an important fishing village and a large red sandstone harbour was built. Ballantrae sits on a coastal plain where the River Stinchar flows into the sea. This is a wild and unspoilt region of hills with a rocky coastline. The beach is tranquil and you can enjoy wonderful strolls along the shoreline.
Ballantrae is a friendly village. There is also a local SPA at Pebbles, 5 mins drive from Ballantrae village where you could be pampered further relax and get into holiday mode. Asda home delivery is available at the cottage if you want groceries delivered to your door. Postcode is KA26 0LW.
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Other local Attractions
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Colmonell Agricultural Show. A great day out for all the family with lots to see and do.
Ballantrae Smugglers Festival. Time for the whole family to enjoy the history of Ballantrae' s part in the Smuggling that went on in the South West Coast.
A limited bus service operates to the surrounding towns and cities.
Girvan, the major town in South Ayrshire, has a railway station and services operate to Ayr, Kilmarnock Glasgow & Edinburgh, and Stranraer. Girvan also has an Asda store, a beach, amusement arcades, a summer boating pool, and a harbour area. Boat trips run to Ailsa Craig in the summer.
Girvan also boasts the new Quay Zone leisure centre, gym, and swimming pool.
Cairnryan is home to the Stena Line ferry terminal which operates services to Belfast in Ireland. Day trips are very popular with our guests.
Colmonell, Barrhill, Lendalfoot, Barr and Dailly are some of the surrounding villages that also offer lovely scenic walks.
Dailly is home of Brunston golf course and club house. This is approx. 30 mins drive from the cottage.
Stranraer is home to the Ryan Leisure Centre. Morrison, Tesco, Boots & Argos stores can be found in this this town.
Culzean Castle is located approx. 30 mins drive from the cottage and offers much pleasure to many visitors. This is a Historic Scotland Property set within large grounds. Children's play park, deer park, swan pond and of course the castle. Many events are hosted within the grounds throughout the year. Coffee shop, ice-cream kiosks and restaurant are all found within the park.
Heads of Ayr Farm Park is an excellent family day out and can easily keep the family amused for the entire day. Plenty of indoor attractions if the weather isn't good!
Due to our location you are close to the majority of both Ayrshire & Galloway's attractions.
Walking - this is an ideal property if you enjoy walking. There are numerous walks available throughout the local countryside. Coastal pathways and walks are signposted locally. Walks in Ballantrae
- Glentrool - set in the Galloway Forest, there are fun routes for family and beginners as well as a blue grade trail, all surrounded by stunning scenery. (website) or call 01671 840 302.
- Kirroughtree - home to some of the best cycle tracks in the country, it's also a great family venue with a wide range of trails, a children’s play area and café. (website) or call 01671 401 303
- Galloway Forest Park - there are trails that run through the Galloway Forest. One around Clatteringshaws Loch which follows roads and tracks and has no dramatic up or down hill. A second round Loch Braden with an optional loop to Loch Doon and the third a circular route from Glentrool. (website)
Places to Eat - When you are on a self catering holiday it is good to know where to dine out. A few of the numerous places to eat out in the surrounding area are listed below: