The cottage is lovely and looks out on to a lovely garden. The bedroom is very small but the bed is comfortable and the living area is spacious and sunny.
The only downside was the kitchen which was small and would only be good for heating food up...I wouldn't like to try cooking a meal apart from a light breakfast.
Location is very good and Troon is a lovely town to stay in.
The space is big, light, clean and was perfectly adequate for what we needed. The location is great, stroll across the road and you are at the beach. Troon is a short walk or drive away and has everything you need, plenty of shops and some nice cafes. Michael was very welcoming and made sure we had everything we needed.
We were out exploring most of the time we were there, so we only really needed a place to sleep, for which the property was fine. However, had we been planning to spend more time in the property we would have been a little disappointed. It is not really a cottage, but a converted annexe to the main house. Whilst private, it doesn't really have that self-contained, holiday cottage feeling. Also, there is no access to the lovely garden that is pictured, just the front garden by the road. A couple of points to bear in mind if you're planning to spend a lot of time in the property!
Stayed in this beautiful space for just over two weeks to have a quiet place to work, cook and relax. High ceilings and skylights in the lounge make this the lady of the house's favorite room when guests are not around, and I can see why.
They owners are congenial and friendly, and made me feel very welcome and cared-for. Dow even offered to give me a ride over to the local Tesco as she was going; she and Michael are the most gracious of hosts.
The cottage, attached to their larger home, is only a 10 minute walk to the center of town, and though the shops do close at 5 PM generally, there is a very large Morrisons in town, and it's quite easy to walk there and then grab a taxi from the 8ee's taxi stand which is across from the market. Taxis are inexpensive, and two restaurants in the Buzzworks restaurant chain, Scotts and Lido, are excellent and close by (Lido in the town centre, Scotts out by the Troon Yacht Harbour)
Also highly recommend the Little Cup of Wonder tea shop and cafe on West Portland, near the Lido restaurant, which is owned by the owner of the crystal shop and new age supply next door.
All in all, if you're in the West of Scotland and are looking for a quiet, gorgeous space near the beach to rest, relax and kick back, you couldn't do better.
Loved this cottage,it had everything you need,like a home from home.Loved the walks and was not far from the town centre.Lots of places to eat and everyone we met were very friendly.Mrs Dickson who co owned the cottage was lovely and would help in any way if needed.Will certainly come back.
We spent two nights in this lovely little place which is right across from the beach. We were met by a lovely young lady who showed us around, the cottage is connected to a large house so u can't really see it from the main road, but once in the property we were not disappointed. There's a small well equipped kitchen for short stays, and a really spacious living area with dinning table and access to a shared (with large house) well kept garden area. The cottage is right across from the beach and you can walk into the town centre within 15-20 min along the beach or on the nice walk way adjacent. The train station is about 5min in a taxi (£3) or again about 15min walk. There is also wi-if which was good and connected right away. When leaving we had a mix up with taxi numbers, so the young lady that welcomed us in kindly drove us to the station, this was a lovely gesture. This was a really nice place to stay for the weekend close to town and beach, thank you would love to return
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