Ayrshire & Arran
With its beautiful scenery, magnificent castles, challenging golf courses and mouth-watering local food and drink, the Ayrshire & Arran region has much to offer its visitors and it is the perfect location for a cottage in Scotland. If it’s unspoilt coastline you’re after then you’ve certainly come to the right place. The islands of Arran and Cumbrae are stunning and atmospheric in equal measure, with a feeling that time has changed little since prehistoric times. And if your idea of a holiday in Scotland means lots of walking, cycling, climbing and wildlife-spotting then this is an enchanting spot. In fact the whole Ayrshire region, full of mountains, forests and beaches, is a fresh air adventurer’s paradise, whether you want to fish and sea kayak or horse ride and go canyoning.
Historically Ayrshire & Arran is a fascinating place, with more castles and ancient monuments than you could possibly fit into one trip. Culzean, Dundonald and Brodick castles are just a few of the many attractions, but there are also museums, galleries, theatres and nature reserves to enjoy. If you’re a culture vulture looking for places to stay in Scotland then look no further! Likewise foodies will be in heaven, with restaurants, distilleries and farmers’ markets at every turn, and the villages, towns and cities combined have enough stores and boutiques to satisfy even the most determined shopaholic. A holiday in Scotland is always a feast for the senses, and nowhere more so than Ayrshire & Arran where the air is clean and the landscape ruggedly picturesque. It’s hard to beat as a setting for a cottage in Scotland.