The Old Shop, Ballantrae

Self Catering

The Old Shop, 46, Main Street,, Ballantrae,, South Ayrshire,, KA26 0NB

    This tastefully refurbished and extended farmer's cottage sleeping up to six enjoys a central position in the pretty coastal village of Ballantrae. The property, built circa 1850, has served as both a family home and a shop in earlier time


    This terraced cottage, situated on the main street of the Village, is conveniently placed for the local shop, pub and tea room, each of which is  within one hundred yards, yet the Foreland, Beaches and Harbour are just a three minute stroll away.

    The cottage is bright, spacious and equipped to a high standard to ensure that your holiday is as comfortable as possible. The accomodation is ideally arranged for up to three couples or for families with older children as it has three separate sleeping units (Please see floor plan). The two upstairs double bedrooms together with their adjoining bath/shower room / WC are each accessed by a separate staircase, and the ground floor twin bedded room has an adjacent shower room / WC. All bedrooms have TV with Free-view and the beds are fitted with electric blankets.

    The well equipped kitchen has an electric cooker, fridge and freezer, dishwasher, microwave, washing machine and tumble dryer, together with an extending  dining table seating up to six people.

    The lounge is fully furnished with comfy sofas and chairs together with Free-view television and provides Wi-Fi access with no extra cost.

    The attractive, fully enclosed rear garden is well furnished with patio equipment and a barbeque. It also enjoys views of the sea over surrounding properties.

    Accommodation comprises the following

    Ground Floor

    • Entrance hall
    • Shower room with WC
    • Bedroom with 2 single beds
    • Large Dining kitchen
    • Extended lounge with patio doors opening onto the garden      


    First Floor

    (Accessed by stairs in the lounge) 

    • Double bedroom with king sized bed
    • Bathroom with WC

     First Floor

    (Accessed by stairs in the kitchen) 

    • Double Bedroom with double bed
    • Shower room with WC

    A cot and high chair are available on request. 

    The property has on road parking and additional parking is available for one vehicle within the car park of the nearby hotel.

    Please note, for the comfort of all our guests, we would ask that you do not smoke in the cottage.

    One well behaved pet is welcome to visit.

    Included in the Costs

    • Heating and electricity
    • Wi-fi connection
    • Luxury bed-linen and towels
    • Calls to UK landlines


    The Area

    Set amidst delightful rural surroundings Ballantrae is approximately 12 miles south of Girvan and 7 miles north of the ferry port of Cairnryan. This corner of South West Ayrshire is renowned for its varied and unspoilt scenery and particularly mild climate throughout the year. The Village has historic links with the Kennedy family and retains a mausoleum for this family in the village.
    A very short walk from the cottage takes you to the Foreland with the shingle beach, providing protection to breeding colonies of Little Tern and with the sandy beach beyond the small harbour. On a clear day the Mull of Kintyre, Isle of Arran and Holy Island can be seen across the water, and at times even the shores of Northern Ireland. Ailsa Craig, an island of volcanic rock home to the third largest gannetry in the UK, is clearly visible out at sea.
    There are excellent golf courses in the district at Turnberry, Dailly and Girvan. There are superb routes for walking and cycling and some excellent rivers for fishing, the most notable in the area being the River Stinchar. There are also several Trout Fisheries nearby together with many prime locations for fishing from the shore.
    The Galloway Forest Park, recently awarded the status of being one of only four "Dark Sky Parks" in the western world, is within easy driving distance, as is the popular holiday resort of Port Patrick and peaceful Port Logan, of TV series '2000 acres of Sky' fame.

    3 Self Catering
    Walkers Welcome
    Opening Times
    Open All Year
    2016 Opening Times
    1 Jan 2016 - 31 Dec 2016

    The Old Shop is available for both short breaks (minimum 3 nights) and week long breaks. Please contact us on 07931 674450 to arrange short breaks.

    Room Information

    Number of Rooms / Units
    Room / Unit Type
    Room / Unit Tariff*
    The Old Shop
    £450.00 per unit per week

    The downstairs bedroom has two single beds. Short breaks (minimum 3 night stay) are also available. Please contact us on 07951 656215 to arrange these.

    Note: Prices are a guide only and may change on a daily basis.

    Accommodation Type

    • Self Catering Holiday


    • Children Welcome
    • Cot Available Please request this at the time of booking.
    • Highchair Available Please request this at the time of booking.
    • Outdoor Play Area


    • Fax/Email Facilities
    • Internet Access
    • No Smoking Permitted
    • Picnic Area


    • Coastal Location
    • Rural Location
    • Sea/Loch View
    • Village Location

    Special Requirements

    • Business Travellers
    • Families
    • Groups Welcome
    • Non smokers
    • Pets Welcome By Arrangement
    • Senior Citizens
    • Single Travellers
    • Young People


    • Eating Out Facilities within 2 miles
    • Kiosk/ Shop
    • Shop within 2 Miles / Mobile Shop


    • Dishwasher
    • Drying Facilities
    • Electric Cooker
    • Electric Shaver Point
    • Freezer
    • Fridge
    • Hairdryer Available
    • Heating Throughout Property
    • Indoor Drying Facility
    • Iron Available
    • Ironing Facilities
    • Kitchen
    • Laundry Facilities on Complex
    • Linen Provided
    • Lounge
    • Microwave
    • Outdoor Drying Facility
    • Private Bathroom
    • Shower
    • Telephone
    • Toilets
    • Towels Provided
    • Tumble Dryer
    • WC EnSuite
    • Wash Hand Basin
    • Washing Machine

    Leisure Facilities

    • DVD Player
    • Garden
    • Radio
    • TV In Room
    • TV Lounge
    • Television
    • WiFi

    Payment Methods

    • American Express Card
    • Cheque
    • Debit Card
    • Mastercard
    • VISA Card


    • Free Parking Off-Site/Street
    • Parking
    • Private Parking
    • Public Parking Nearby

    Road Directions

    The cottage lies on the A77 about halfway between Stranraer and Girvan. Coming from England head for the M6 and follow this until you reach Scotland. Leave the M6 at junction 44 for the A75 (signposted Dumfries and Stranraer). Follow the A75 to Stranraer; around the Town of Dumfries there are a number of roundabouts, always take the exit signposted A75 Stranraer. Dumfries to Stranraer is approximately 73 miles. About 1 mile after the village of Castle Kennedy (about 70 miles from Dumfries) turn right onto the A751. Follow this for about a mile and at the T-junction with the A77 turn right heading for Cairn Ryan and Ayr. Follow the A77 to Ballantrae (about 15 miles). The cottage will be on your left hand side halfway between the Church and the Kings Arms.

    Public Transport Directions

    From the nearest information centre:- From the Tourist Information centre at Ayr head south for Stranraer and the A77. From Sandgate in Ayr you are on the A719, stay on this road looking for the A79 (signposted Maybole, Girvan and Stranraer). Stay on the A79 heading for the A77; at the T junction between the A79 and the A77 turn right heading for Stranraer. Stay on the A77 heading for Stranraer passing through Maybole, Turnberry and Girvan. The A77 goes through Girvan so stay with the A77 looking for Stranraer; as you leave Girvan you meet a roundabout with a representation of a trawler - the 'Whit's your hurry' roundabout. Take the third exit here (again the A77 heading for Stranraer); Ballantrae is some 12 miles from this roundabout. The cottage will be on your right hand side between the Kings Arms and the Church.

    Getting there by railway:- The nearest mainline station is Glasgow Queen Street. There are a number of car hire firms near this station. Head west along the A804 for the M8 West and the M77. Join the M8 signposted Greenock/Glasgow Airport (about 1 mile from the city centre) and follow this for some 2 miles. Leave the M8 at junction 22 for the M77 motorway. After some 16 miles this becomes the A77. Take the A77 heading towards Stranraer passing around Ayr, through Maybole, Turnberry and Girvan. Drive through Girvan and at the first roundabout turn left on to the first exit and then right (3rd exit) of the second roundabout (Whit's your Hurry) staying with the A77. Ballantrae is some 12 miles along the A77 from this roundabout and the cottage will be on your right hand side between the Kings Arms and the Church.

    Getting there by aeroplane:- From Prestwick Airport Ballantrae is some 37 miles south. Leaving the Airport head for the A79 signposted Ayr, Prestwick. This will take you through the town of Ayr (about 3 miles from Prestwick). Stay with the A79 heading south for the A77 (Stranraer, Maybole, Girvan). The A79 meets the A77 about 2 miles further on; here turn right on to the A77 heading for Stranraer, Maybole. Stay with the A77 through Maybole. Turnberry and Girvan. The A77 passes through the centre of Girvan so drive through the main shopping area turning left at the first exit of the first roundabout and then right (3rd exit) of the second roundabout (Whit's your Hurry) staying with the A77. Ballantrae is some 12 miles along the A77 and the cottage will be on your right hand side between the Kings Arms and the Church.

    Getting there by ferry:- On leaving the CairnRyan Ferry terminal turn left onto the A77 heading for Girvan and Ayr. Ballantrae is some 12 miles along the A77 and the cottage will be on your left hand side half way between the Church and the Kings Arms.

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    Bedrooms and Bathrooms: General

    • Bathrooms available with :
      • bath
      • separate shower unit
    • Bedroom furniture can be re-arranged if requested by the guest


    • Drop-off point for guests immediately outside the main entrance
    • Route from the parking area to the entrance is :
      • flat, (i.e. without steps)

    General Questions

    • Non-smoking policy throughout establishment

    This information is self-assessed; therefore we accept no liability for its accuracy. Please contact the venue for further information.

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