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View of the property
Comfortable Lounge with log burner
Relax by the fire
Kitchen/diner
Kitchen looks out onto the garden
King size bedroom with woodburner
Bathroom with shower over bath
View towards the property
Seating area in the garden
Nearby views
View towards the property
Visitor to the garden
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2 / 12  Comfortable Lounge with log burner
3 / 12  Relax by the fire
4 / 12  Kitchen/diner
5 / 12  Kitchen looks out onto the garden
6 / 12  King size bedroom with woodburner
7 / 12  Bathroom with shower over bath
8 / 12  View towards the property
9 / 12  Seating area in the garden
10 / 12  Nearby views
11 / 12  View towards the property
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Professors Cottage

Ballantrae (5.5mls NE), Ayrshire
Sleeps 2
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms 1
Change Sat
Dogs welcome 1
4 star
Downstairs bedroom
Downstairs bathroom
Enclosed garden / patio
Open fire / woodburner
Increased accessibility
Internet access
Pub nearby
Beach within easy reach
Fishing onsite / nearby
Romantic
Towels included
Travel cot available
Highchair available
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At a glance

  • Perfect rural location for walkers and cyclists
  • Ideal romantic retreat to get away from it all
  • On the edge of the Galloway Dark Sky Park great place for star gazing
Property code: 45713

This wonderful period detached cottage, is nestled in a tranquil rural setting amid the stunning scenery of the Stinchar Valley. Within easy reach to beautiful sandy beaches and all local amenities.

This wonderful well-presented spacious 18th century detached cottage, is nestled in a peaceful, tranquil setting on the edge of the Galloway dark sky park. Refurbished in the summer of 2016, but still retains many period features and charm.  Located in a beautiful rural area, on the outskirts of the village of Colmonell, in the pretty Stinchar valley. Within easy reach to the picturesque seaside town of Ballantrae. The spectacular Ayrshire coastline and countryside is a paradise for outdoor enthusiasts, with numerous country tracks and coastal trails to explore, ideal for cyclists, walkers, mountain bikers and hikers. Golfers are also well catered for with an array of local courses and the championship courses of Turnberry and Troon close at hand. You can also enjoy a scenic boat trip round the beautiful Ailsa Craig Island, or catch the ferry to Ireland, from the nearby port of Cairnryan.

Entering the single-storey cottage you will find the well-equipped kitchen with electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, dishwasher and washing machine.  From the kitchen you enter the cosy lounge with TV/DVD, iPod dock and feature fire place and multi fuel stove (first basket of logs included).  Next to the lounge is the king-size bedroom with its wood burner (first fire-log included).  The bathroom has a shower over bath and WC.

There is an enclosed front and rear garden, with seating areas and BBQ it is a wildlife lovers paradise with birds and red squirrels often visiting the secluded garden.   At the front of the cottage there is ample off-road parking.

Any property identified with increased accessibility may have different levels of provision, it is therefore advisable you contact us before you book to ensure the property meets your specific needs and requirements.

  • 1 king size bedroom
  • 1 bathroom
  • Kitchen -  electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, dishwasher and washing machine
  • Bed linen and towels included
  • Electric and gas central heating provided
  • Wood burner included
  • Wi-Fi included
  • 1 dog welcome not permitted in the bedroom
  • Dog crate is available
  • Enclosed front and rear garden
  • Shops and beach 5 miles away, pub 1.5 miles away
  • Bike storage provided
  • Arrival: 16:00 onwards
  • Departure: before 10:00 unless otherwise stated in your arrival details
  • 1 dog allowed. Dogs are charged at £20 each per full or part week

Gavin Grant

This property is personally managed by Gavin.

Reviews

From guests that have stayed at the property.

Based on 32 guest ratings

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Reviewed by Stuart 30th April 2022

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A lovely cottage in beautiful surroundings. Would be very happy to stay at Professors Cottage again

Reviewed by Joanne 16th April 2022

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Reviewed by Jeanne 4th April 2022

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Lovely welcome pack for us and our dog - much appreciated. Comfortable bed, big fridge, useful dog towels. Loved the eco nature of the products and sensible water temperature. Lovely views from sitting room and kitchen where you can watch the red squirrel eating his breakfast. Beautiful walks - go up the hills behind the cottage - views superb. TheRead morere was snow on the mountains, the sea on the other side, pine trees and rolling green fields of cows and sheep. Burns museum is a must to visit. Hide

Reviewed by Jennifer 26th March 2022

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Lovely setting very comfortable

Reviewed by Sarah 5th March 2022

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'True gem of a property.' Really enjoyed our stay. A gorgeous cottage in an amazing location. Lovely walks straight from the door. You should be very proud. Thank you!

Reviewed by Lewis 14th February 2022

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Really enjoyed our stay. Felt so relaxed. Loved feeding the birds and seeing wildlife in the garden. Binoculars appreciated as were the books and all the little touches. Will visit again. Thank You.

Reviewed by Tracy 29th December 2021

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This was our second stay and wont be our last. The cottage is comfortable with everything you need and the location is so relaxing. There is a lot to see and do in the surrounding areas but also around the cottage with daily visits to the garden by red squirrels and pheasants and several times a woodpecker plus an abundance of small birds.

Reviewed by Katherine 24th December 2021

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Reviewed by Matthew 31st October 2021

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Our 3rd visit here. We love the peace and quiet location and wildlife right on the doorstep, while also being a short 10-15 minute drive to the beach to walk the dog.

Reviewed by Deborah 16th October 2021

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The quiet, cosy cottage is perfrct for couple with or without a dog. Lovely walks along the tracks and fields and along the river. The garden with the burn running through it is a real bonus, with regular visits from an abundance of birds and squirrels......even a red one! The kitchen was well equipment to cook good meals each evening. The bedroom Read morewas a good size with a very comfy bed. The bathroom has a good shower too. All in all a great place to escape from the crazy world Hide

Reviewed by John 9th October 2021

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Perfect Cottage for a couple and a dog Great location to get away from it all and visit Galloway Forest, and South Ayshire. Lots of thoughtful extras such as homemade jam and dog towels provided. Would highly recommend.

Reviewed by Philip 2nd October 2021

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We can highly recommend this cottage its perfect if you like to get away from it all. It is so comfortable and warm the fire is great we did'nt want to leave. We came for walking and wildlife and where not disappointed for wild life you don't have to leave the house just look out of the kitchen window. The beaches are stunning. We will definitely rRead moreeturn.Thankyou Hide

Reviewed by Julian 25th September 2021

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On arrival we were instantly pleased by the appearance & its stunning location. Stepping thru the front door & turning into the lounge we both said Wow. It was oldy worldy but good quality & the feel to it was beautiful, cosy & perfect for us with our cocker spaniel Syd. Excellent size kitchen & if you were coming in after a muddy walk you can comeRead more thru the garage & slip your things off there. Outside is fabulous & totally secure for a dog. A fab place to unwind & relax. We will be back. Hide

Reviewed by Frank 4th September 2021

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The cottage was lovely and peaceful to stay in. It had everything we needed and even had larger drinking glasses for beer which the majority of cottages that we stayed in did not have. The kitchen . Our two year old Border Collie was in his element with the garden and wood at the back with a stream in. Walks straight from the front door and if yourRead more dog gets mucky, you can go back in through the garage where you can clean him off before entering through the kitchen. Hide

Reviewed by Janette 1st September 2021

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Id give this property a 5 star. Everything you could want had been thought about and provided. A lovely get away from it all cottage with lovely walks from the doorstep

Reviewed by Katy 28th August 2021

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Absolute gem of a cottage. secluded down a dead end lane so only minimal vehicles passing. clean, tidy and had everything you could possible need. peace and tranquility at its best. Brook running down beside the cottage and fields all around. bundles of wildlife too. we would definitely return and recommend ( in fact we would live here!! lol )

Reviewed by William 21st August 2021

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Wonderful spacious comfortable cottage in a great peaceful location with great countryside views. Our dog loved running around the grass garden. The well equipped cottage has everything you need. The nearby South Ayrshire coastline is stunning, we particularly enjoyed the visit to the picturesque harbour village Port Patrick, well worth the drive.

Reviewed by Steve 17th July 2021

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This gem of a cottage is perfect for anyone who wants to be away from the hustle and bustle of daily life. Its a nature lovers dream. The cottage itself is very well equipped,and has a lovely feeling of space and light throughout. Now for the garden wich is without doubt the star of the show, it really should have its own postcode, with grassed areRead morea,a wood,stream and its own gorge,making it a dogs paradise A big thank you to the owners!!!!! Hide

Reviewed by Michael 10th July 2021

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Professors Cottage is the place for perfect relaxation, the accommodation garden and burn accesses from the garden offered privacy peace and quiet. 1st holiday with our dog and this sets the bar very high. Beautiful countryside walks and fantastic views and sunsets. Will return in the future.

Reviewed by Donna 19th June 2021

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Beautiful Cottage, fantastic views of woodland with abundance of birds, squirrels, pheasant and even deer on a couple of occasions. Such a great tranquil area for totally switching off.

Reviewed by David 12th June 2021

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Lovely cottage in fantastic secluded location. Absolute silence. Loads of walks from the door in every direction.

Reviewed by David 5th June 2021

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Reviewed by Caroline 29th May 2021

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A great house if peace and quiet is your thing.

Reviewed by Keith 31st October 2020

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A delightful property with a lovely dog friendly garden and a great location. Comfortable and well equipped. A perfect place for a break from a crazy world

Reviewed by Charlotte 19th September 2020

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Reviewed by Karen 12th September 2020

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Beautiful cottage in secluded isolation

Reviewed by Lisa 22nd August 2020

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We had a totally relaxed holiday. Everything we could have needed was provided, well equipped kitchen bedding etc. Welcome pack was a lovely personal touch. Nice private garden to sit in good variety of birds and wild life and lovely Riverside walk. Lovely secluded place but not too far from other walks trails and forest parks, Girvan and Newton StRead moreewart. Hide

Reviewed by David 15th August 2020

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Lovely, very well equipped and very comfortable cottage with generous gardens including a stream and wooded area. The cottage is remote from other properties (maybe 1/4 mile from the nearest) so is very quiet and private - a lovely getaway. The garden is fenced on all sides, so our dog was able to explore without close supervision (a small breed coRead moreuld probably squeeze under the front fence). Nice walks from the door and about a 15/20 minute drive to Girvan and a wide range of shops for supplies. Hide

Reviewed by Paul 1st August 2020

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It's a fantastic location with all the freedom and space you need,it is a very nice place to take and walk dogs.This is in short an excellent choice to spend a relaxing holiday.

Reviewed by Keith 25th July 2020

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Reviewed by susan 18th July 2020

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Beautiful cottage ,very comfortable ,and clean has everything you would need and very quiet, we received a basket of treats for us and our dog on arrival which was such a lovely gesture plus some eggs from the local hens which again was lovely, there was plenty of wildlife to sit and watch in the garden ,the cottage is well placed for walks along tRead morehe river 2mins from the cottage , fabulous cottage ,would definitely stay at the cottage again. Hide

Reviewed by Lesley 11th July 2020

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Professors Cottage is lovely clean and well equipped. Great for walks or just sit in the back garden and let nature come to you, with red squirrels, woodpeckers, deer and losof different birds. I would recommend for a nice relaxing holiday.

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Location

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Note: As the postcode is used to identify the general area of the property, it may not always reflect its precise location, therefore please only use this map as a guide.

Whitstable is one of Kent’s most popular seaside towns, not only for its long shingle beaches, dotted with colourful huts and houses, but also for its annual Oyster Festival, when the town really comes alive. Here you can sample this renowned delicacy which has been collected in the area since Roman times and brings visitors from all over the globe to get a glimpse of the first catch of the season. Still a working harbour, you can sample a plethora of seafood from the stalls and restaurants as you watch the fishing boats return from sea, or pop up to the bohemian main street with its quirky colourful shops and galleries. Keep to the seaside theme and hire bikes to ride along the coast to Herne Bay just two miles away, or try the famous inland Crab and Winkle Way, which follows the old railway line between Whitstable and Canterbury and is packed with history and nostalgia. Relax with lazy days at the beach, building sandcastles and exploring hidden rock pools or take a long walk along the vast stretch of shingle beach. The area has lots of other beach walks, as well many country and woodland trails nearby, perfect for both you and the family dog! For a little culture, pay a visit to the town’s famous 18th century Castle and Gardens, Playhouse Theatre and Whitstable Museum and Gallery, all perfect for an afternoon or evening out. Only eight miles north of the cathedral city of Canterbury with its popular glass-fronted Marlowe Theatre, you are also just half an hour away from the up-and-coming seaside town of Margate and 45 minutes away from the port of Dover with its famous white cliffs. Slightly further afield, you will find the historic Cinque Ports towns of amongst others, Rye, Hastings and Tenterden where you will find a variety of spectacular monuments and beautiful castles to visit with all the family. Whitstable really is the perfect place for those who want to get back to how holidays used to be – full of fun, adventure and family.

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