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25 reviews
Comfortable rear lounge - great for relaxing
Sunset over Ballantrae Bay - soothing day's end
Early morning walk on Ballantrae Beach - envigorating
make space for yourself - patio seating in shady corner
Decorative shower rooms
Rear bedroom with sea view
Family Bathroom
Ample kitchen storage space
Well equipped kitchen
Large sized dining table for family meals
Fully enclosed rear garden - keeps children and pets safe
Twin beds in downstairs bedroom
Front bedroom
Large beach close by - does anyone want to play?
Seals at nearby Lendalfoot
Fun at Easter - Ballantrae Beach
Dan fishing off Ballantrae Beach
New arrivals - twins at Easter
Floor plan of the Old Shop
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Cottage -
3 Bedrooms, 3 Bathrooms, Sleeps 6
Ballantrae, South Ayrshire, Ayrshire, Scotland

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denovanma...
Stirling, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
5 hotel reviews
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“Everything you could possibly wish for in a holiday cottage”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 December 2013 for a stay in December 2013

Although it looks tiny from the front, The Old Shop is very spacious
inside. All three bedrooms have their own bath or shower room and the
kitchen/dining room and sitting room are large and welcoming. It is
equipped with everything you could possibly need. The owners were there
to greet us and phoned to check everything was fine. I wouldn't
hesitate to recommend this cottage.

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Liked best: Plenty of space
Travelling group: Extended Family
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Dawn H
Argyll
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13 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
“Perfect”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 October 2013 for a stay in October 2013

Everything provided for an enjoyable stay, even a bag of dog toys! Mixed group of family from aged 19 to 82. Never felt crowded at all. Cottage done to a very high standard and spotlessly clean . Owners welcomed us on arrival . Lovely welcome pack provided Can not fault this cottage at all.

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Travelling group: Extended Family
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Hastings, United Kingdom
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 August 2013 for a stay in August 2013

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Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
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AstraFlon...
Altrincham
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13 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“Location”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 May 2013 for a stay in July 2012

The Old Shop is in a lovely location midway between Stranrear and Girvan, and 30 min's or so drive to Ayr.

We spent a lovely week here in July 2012, visiting local attractions and the odd farm shop, checking out the produce. A wonder not to be missed is Electric Brae just a short drive form Culzean Castle. The local scenery is also not to be missed there is plenty to see around about and some lovely walk's to enjoy.

The Old Shop is like a Tardis, you look at the outside and wonder how they fitted it all in when on the inside. It has all the amenities you could wish for and more. Although there was only my wife and I the Old Shop would easily suit a family of six.

Rather than thinking about booking it, jump in, you won't be disappointed.

Thank's Shirley & John we thoroughly enjoyed our stay.

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Liked best: Location
Liked least: Nothing
Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
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Carole W
1 review
“Home from home, in very good location”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 May 2013 for a stay in June 2011

A well furnished and comfortable cottage with everything you could possibly need. Good location in easy reach of places of interest. Only downside is lack of places to eat out in the evening.

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Liked best: Comfort, not always found in holiday rental
Liked least: Nowhere to eat at night
Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
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acslater
Manchester
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17 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
“Would definitely recommend.”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 May 2013 for a stay in May 2011

Having never been to Scotland before we found The Old Shop at Ballantrae perfect! Firstly the Old Shop cottage is set out well with three bedrooms and en-suites/bathrooms to each. Don't be deceived by the front of the cottage because it is larger than it looks. For a self catering let it has everything from Microwave, washer, dryer, dishwasher to lovely fresh bedding and a nice homely feel, even fluffy towels. The bedrooms are spacious with plenty of wardrobe space.
We thought the kids would of been bored so took various computers with us has WIFi is available. We took our dog too and walked miles along the River exploring a couple of the walking routes. The beech is close by and although not enormous is ideal. If you wanted a bigger beach try driving about 15/20 minutes away to Girven the beach is sandier there and the shops are nice to look round, we went there for our shopping to Asda and got a Chinese takeaway (which was lovely). If you have smaller children there is a swing park and playing field. Our children gave it a 9/10 and would of been 10/10 if the beach was longer. One of our best holidays.

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Liked best: The relaxing cottage after our long exploring walks.
Liked least: Nothing enjoyed it all.
Travelling group: Teenagers
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StephenPo...
Manchester, United Kingdom
2 reviews
“It was sunny all week!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 May 2013 for a stay in June 2011

We had a party of 5, two grandparents, mum & dad and a 3 year old. We had a fantastic time both using the cottage and its garden, and with trips up and down to coast to various attractions. The owners, Shirley and John, were very helpful and made us feel welcome in what was a well equipped and comfortable cottage.

5 of 5 bubbles How helpful were the directions to the property? 5 of 5 bubbles How easy was key pickup/access to the property?
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5 of 5 bubbles Kitchen & utensils 5 of 5 bubbles Bathroom cleanliness
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Travelling group: Extended Family
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway Families with young children
  • Was the property as advertised?
  • Would you recommend the location of this property?
  • Was it a good value for the price paid?
  • Did the property offer wi-fi/internet access?
Was this review helpful? Yes
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