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    2 bedroom(s)

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    Up to 4 people

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    Yes 2 pet(s) allowed

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Cottage features
  • Barbecue
  • Bike store
    Bike store
  • Detached property
    Detached property
  • DVD player
    DVD player
  • Dishwasher
  • Ground floor facilities
    Ground floor facilities
  • Main fuel or power incl.
    Main fuel or power incl.
  • Enclosed garden / patio
    Enclosed garden / patio
  • Garden / patio
    Garden / patio
  • Highchair
  • Sea view
    Sea view
  • Pets - no charge
    Pets - no charge
  • Romantic collection
    Romantic collection
  • Rural location
    Rural location
  • Television
  • Christmas themed cottage
    Christmas themed cottage
  • WiFi
  • Short breaks all year
    Short breaks all year
  • Cot available
    Cot available
  • Luxury collection
    Luxury collection
  • Bed linen & towels included
    Bed linen & towels included
  • Washing machine
    Washing machine
  • Working farm
    Working farm
  • Fishing nearby
    Fishing nearby
  • Coastal within 1 mile
    Coastal within 1 mile
  • Coastal within 3 miles
    Coastal within 3 miles
  • Coastal within 5 miles
    Coastal within 5 miles
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Customer reviews by Reevoo
Hoseasons "Located close to the beach with spectatular views of the area The Byre is the perfect getaway.All on the \nground floor.\nLiving room\n With electric wood burner Freeview TV DVD player wooden floor and French doors leading to garden.\n\nKitchen\n With electric cooker microwave fridge freezer dishwasher and washing machine.\n\nBedroom 1\n With double bed.\n\nBedroom 2 \nWith twin beds.\n\nBathroom\n With bath shower cubicle and toilet.\n\nBoth properties Oil central heating £25 per week Oct-Mar electricity bed linen towels and Wi-Fi included. Travel cot and highchair. Farm tours are available by direct prior arrangement with the owner. Enclosed gravelled garden with sitting-out area garden furniture and BBQ. 220-acre farmland shared. Dogs to be kept on lead at all times working farm. Bike store. Private parking for 2 cars.\n \nPlease note\n \nThere are sloping banks to the sea 500 yards away.Situated on a working dairy farm these two semi-detached holiday cottages refs 28178 and 28179 can be booked together to sleep 10 in total. Boasting spectacular views of Arran Ailsa Craig Mull of Kintyre and the south Ayrshire coast and are close to the shoreline. Located directly on the Ayrshire Coastal Path a long distance walking route 100 miles along one of the finest panoramic coastlines in the British Isles and teaming with wildlife including red squirrels deer otters seals and birds. Farm tours are available by prior arrangement. Inland there are gardens and castles to visit riding racing and a choice of golf courses. Culzean Castle National Trust is spectacular and is Ayrshire’s most popular tourist attraction. Craft shows country dancing and walks spotting fungi are attractions hosted during the year. Day trips to Ireland can be taken from Cairnryan whilst a drive north leads to Ayr a traditional seaside town. Glasgow and Edinburgh are easily reached for a day out. Fishing on site. Shop pub and restaurant 1½ miles.\n" https://img.chooseacottage.co.uk/Property/619/840/619639.jpg 28178

Downanhill Farm - The Byre reviews collected by Reevoo

9.6 out of 10 – based on 9 reviews

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out of 10

A nice well equipped place, with a good welcome package. Only faults are a slowish wi-fi, and poorish description of location of turn off from A7 for access.



out of 10

Wonderful cottage, beautifully presented. Spotlessly clean and extremely comfortable, every effort had been made to make our stay five star. Big thank you to the owner Sheila who told us a lot about her beautiful farm and let our kids to feed her calves.



out of 10

I stayed at the Byre in October 2018 with my 11 year old daughter. The cottage was gorgeous, with a beautiful view of Aisla Isle and Arran on a clear day. Sheila was extremely welcoming and helpful! Ballantrae has everything we needed - a pub where we had a lovely meal, a well stocked store, garden centre and of course, the stunning coast!



out of 10

Recently stopped at the Byre and must say what a fantastic property. To clarify these are detached properties essentially, the interconnecting door is outside. The property is set in an ideal location overlooking ballantrae about a mile away and although is on farm land we were not disturbed by any going on from the farm. The owner Sheila was on hand to answer any queries and made life easier for us by supplying a high chair and travel cot. we were even given a tour of the farm which made our holiday as our little boy adores animals. The property itself is spotlessly clean and has been finished to a high standard with all the essentials you would expect and more. I would have no hesitations about booking again and fully expect to return in the near future



out of 10

Fantastic..will be back.



out of 10

Had been a little concerned to read previous reviews saying cottage looked ‘tired’ and that surroundings were ‘barren’. How pleasant therefore to arrive and find that neither were representative of what we found. Cottage far from tired, but clean, spacious homely and cosy, with beautiful interior decor. As for barren – yes, there were weeds in the field beyond the outside seating area – but it was just that – a field on a working farm. The views of Ailsa Craig and scenery on approaching and leaving the cottage are stunning. Would highly recommend a stay at The Byre where you are guaranteed a warm welcome by the family.



out of 10

Wow what a fantastic family holiday we had at this beautiful farm, the accommodation was lovely and modern and the location spectacular, our children loved feeding the calves on the farm and was made to feel very welcome, we went on quite a few day trips and spent time on different beautiful beaches, but we would have still found lots to see and do nearby if we had stayed local, our only disappointment was that we didn’t book for longer. we would definitely recommend to other families.



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