• About Cart Shed

    Dating from the 18th century, this charming cottage has stunning original arched windows, and was originally the cart shed for the stables.

    Set in 4 acres of woodland and close to the quaint village of Failford, this detached 18th-century cottage has stunning original arched windows and is a short walk away from the River Ayr Way. It provides a tranquil base from which to explore the beauty of Ayrshire and south west Scotland. Ayrshire offers unspoilt scenery and a varying coastline with the Ayrshire Coastal Path (a long distance walking route winding 100 miles along one of the finest panoramic coastlines in the British Isles) being easily accessed. Inland, there are gardens and castles to visit, as well as riding, racing, golf and country parks. Day trips to Ireland can be taken from Stranraer, and both Glasgow and Edinburgh are easily reached for a day out. Shop, pub and restaurant 1½ miles.

    Living room with wood-burning stove, tiled floor and kitchen area. Double bedroom with door to patio. Step to twin bedroom with feature stone wall and fully tiled en-suite shower room and toilet. Bathroom with shower over Jacuzzi bath and toilet.

    • Wood-burning stove - fuel included
    • Electricity, full underfloor air source heat pump central heating, bed linen and towels included
    • 37" Freeview TV
    • DVD
    • CD
    • iPod dock
    • Microwave
    • Washing machine
    • Dishwasher
    • Fridge/freezer
    • Wi-fi
    • Lawned garden with furniture
    • 4-acre natural unspoilt woodland
    • Ample parking
    • Cycle store
    • Natural water supply from spring
    • Welcome pack
    • Pets free of charge
    • No smoking

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    Key information
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      Cottage

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      2 bedroom(s)

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      Up to 4 people

    • icon-feature-pets

      Yes 2 pet(s) allowed

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    Cottage features
    • Bike store
      Bike store
    • Detached property
      Detached property
    • DVD player
      DVD player
    • Dishwasher
      Dishwasher
    • Ground floor facilities
      Ground floor facilities
    • Fuel and power included
      Fuel and power included
    • Garden / patio
      Garden / patio
    • Golf nearby
      Golf nearby
    • Pub within 1 mile
      Pub within 1 mile
    • Pets - no charge
      Pets - no charge
    • Rural location
      Rural location
    • Television
      Television
    • Woodburning stove
      Woodburning stove
    • Christmas themed cottage
      Christmas themed cottage
    • WiFi
      WiFi
    • Luxury collection
      Luxury collection
    • Bed linen & towels included
      Bed linen & towels included
    • Washing machine
      Washing machine
    • Heritage collection
      Heritage collection
    • Coastal within 5 miles
      Coastal within 5 miles
    • Walk-in shower/bath
      Walk-in shower/bath
    • Car parking - on site
      Car parking - on site
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    Customer reviews by Reevoo
    Hoseasons "Dating from the 18th century this charming cottage has stunning original arched windows and was originally the cart shed for the stables.\n\n\nSet in 4 acres of woodland and close to the quaint village of Failford this detached 18th-century cottage has stunning original arched windows and is a short walk away from the River Ayr Way. It provides a tranquil base from which to explore the beauty of Ayrshire and south west Scotland. Ayrshire offers unspoilt scenery and a varying coastline with the Ayrshire Coastal Path a long distance walking route winding 100 miles along one of the finest panoramic coastlines in the British Isles being easily accessed. Inland there are gardens and castles to visit as well as riding racing golf and country parks. Day trips to Ireland can be taken from Stranraer and both Glasgow and Edinburgh are easily reached for a day out. Shop pub and restaurant 1½ miles.\n\n\n\n\n\n\n\n\nLiving room with wood-burning stove tiled floor and kitchen area. Double bedroom with door to patio. Step to twin bedroom with feature stone wall and fully tiled en-suite shower room and toilet. Bathroom with shower over Jacuzzi bath and toilet.\n\n\n\nWood-burning stove - fuel included \n\nElectricity full underfloor air source heat pump central heating bed linen and towels included\n\n37 Freeview TV\n\nDVD\n\nCD\n\niPod dock\n\nMicrowave\n\nWashing machine\n\nDishwasher\n\nFridgefreezer\n\nWi-fi\n\nLawned garden with furniture\n\n4-acre natural unspoilt woodland\n\nAmple parking\n\nCycle store\n\nNatural water supply from spring\n\nWelcome pack\n\nPets free of charge\n\nNo smoking\n\n\n\n\n\n\n\n" https://img.chooseacottage.co.uk/Property/124/840/1246541.jpg SSAW

    Cart Shed reviews collected by Reevoo

    9.5 out of 10 – based on 20 reviews

    Overall rating

    9.4

    Comfort and Equipment

    9.3

    Location

    9.1

    Cleanliness

    9.9

    Value for money

    9.3

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    10
    out of 10

    The Cart Shed is a modern yet characterful place to stay to explore Ayrshire and beyond - but you'll hardly want to tear yourself away! It's a stunning converted stable block which is homely, spotlessly clean and has everything you need. We were greeted by a wonderful and unexpected welcome pack including fizz in the fridge, butter, bread, milk, orange juice, bacon, Scottish biscuits and eggs from the owners' hens. The living area has a log burner, comfy sofas and a large TV and there are TVs in both bedrooms too. And the jacuzzi bath is a lovely addition to the main bathroom to make your stay even more relaxing. The grounds and garden were kept beautifully and we loved watching a wonderful collection of garden birds visiting the feeders. These included great spotted woodpeckers, nuthatches and blue tits. This property is a fabulous find and deserves five stars all the way!

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    2019-08-14

    10
    out of 10

    Excellent property, very well presented and comfortable. Welcome pack was exceptional. Good base for attractions in Ayrshire.

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    2019-07-28

    10
    out of 10

    Beautiful house and lovely surroundings. Welcome pack was a lovely touch. Lovely owners and a very friendly dog.

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    2019-07-15

    9
    out of 10

    Brilliant holiday , situated in countryside where you can rest if you wish and go anywhere . Plenty to see and do near by . Dogs made to feel very welcome. Welcome pack was great. Any problems was easily rectified . We loved it and would recommend it very much

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    2019-06-30

    7
    out of 10

    Lovely cottage, clean and well kept. A little overlooked, no full length mirror and no wardrobes, just a couple of small hanging rails. A bit over priced but a light packing family would love it.

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    2019-06-23

    9
    out of 10

    Everything at the Cart Shed, was excellent.

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    2019-05-16

    9
    out of 10

    Excellent base for visiting friends and family. We were not expecting such a great welcome pack! Best welcome pack by far. The place was clean and most things we required were there. we did not expect the wildlife in the garden on the first morning. We thought the owners were slowly releasing the animals/birds for us to enjoy. First we heard the woodpecker and then the lovely birds on the bird feeder, then a squirrel and then the hens came round and then there were ducks. (they seem to love the feeders). I didn't realise how peaceful it was watching birds in the garden. It was lovely the daffodils were out in the garden. The kids enjoyed playing with their dogs. Our dog loved watching out of the windows. despite the 8 hour journey time I usually don't sleep well anywhere for the first few nights. But we all slept amazingly well. The cart shed has been thought out really well with solar powered and spring water. The kids tried out the jacuzzi bath a few times loved it!!! Alex was very helpful in suggesting places for dogs and kids to visit. Dumfries grounds, Culzean country park, Ayr beach. All great!!!

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    2019-04-14

    10
    out of 10

    We had an excellent week, the location is perfect!

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    2019-03-31

    9
    out of 10

    Lovely modern cottage in a great location. Stayed over Christmas and we were very warm and comfortable. Very generous welcome pack.

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    2019-01-02

    8
    out of 10

    Very comfortable and in good location for walking and good food. Nardini's in Largs, Stair Arms (Stair) and Fairbairns in Mauchline. Great day at Culzean Castle too.

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    2018-11-11

    10
    out of 10

    The Cart Shed is of a very high standard, tastefully furnished and a very comfortable base for sightseeing and walking. Our hosts were welcoming and ensured that everything was to our satisfaction, giving guidance on local amenities. Directions were clear and we had no difficulties in locating our accommodation. We brought our dogs with us and were able to enjoy lots of walks. This is one of the most relaxing breaks that we have ever had.

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    2018-11-04

    9
    out of 10

    First time in Ayrshire beautiful area and very nice cottage it felt very homely and cosy on night with the log burner on

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    2018-10-22

    9
    out of 10

    Thoroughly enjoyed our stay at The Cart Shed. Very cosy and comfortable, good facilities. Lovely welcome pack from the owners. Good access onto the river Ayr way which was beautiful and some nice beaches to explore. Would love to return.

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    2018-09-23

    10
    out of 10

    Very enjoyable holiday, good location and more than satisfied with accommodation.

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    2018-09-11

    10
    out of 10

    We had a great week at the Cart Shed, the cottage was so comfortable &clean & was well equipped. We were celebrating our 25th Anniversary & the owners were very accommodating with our friends coming over for a bit of a do. Thank you so much, we will definitely be back ???

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    2018-09-03

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