The rooms have been tastefully decorated. Some have easy chairs or a settee.
Ayr is a superb base for touring the south-west of Scotland. The top National Trust attraction is Culzean Castle, only 20 km from Ayr. Robert Burns was born in Ayr and an excellent visitor centre is a must. There are many great golf courses in and around the town, with Open Championship venues of Royal Troon and Turnberry only a short drive away. Glasgow is less than one hour by train.
By Car: From England: Travel north on M6 then onto the M74. You then have 2 options: 1. More scenic. - Take the A75 at Gretna towards Dumfries, on to Castle Douglas. - Take the A713 signposted Ayr, through New Galloway, Dalmellington and towards Ayr. - At the roundabout on the A77, turn right onto the A77 for one mile. - At the next roundabout, Holmston Roundabout, turn left onto Holmston Road. 2. Faster. - Continue on the M74 until junction 12. - Take the A70 through Douglas, Muirkirk, Cumnock and into Ayr. - At the roundabout on the A77, go straight across, onto Holmston Road. - Go along Holmston Road, for almost one mile, passing on left the cemetery and a school. - The guest house is the next on the left with the red sign. Directions from Prestwick Airport: - On leaving the airport turn right for A77 Glasgow (not Ayr). - Then follow signs for Ayr (a few roundabouts). - You will head south on the A77, signposted Ayr and Stranraer. - After a few miles you come to Whitletts roundabout - go straight ahead (do not turn right for Ayr). - After one mile, the next roundabout is Holmston roundabout. - Turn right for Ayr onto the A70. - This is Holmston Road. - Carry along for one mile, past the cemetery on the left, new flats and a little school. - Coila is next on the left with a red sign outside. - If you get lost, ask for the railway station - we are close by.
Impressive Victorian villa, recently upgraded to provide large en-suite rooms with king-size beds. The guest house is close to the railway station, handy for the town center and Prestwick Airport. Breakfast is a specialty with home-made muffins, fresh fruit salad and salmon available, along with the traditional Scottish breakfast. Golf tee times can be booked - please ask for advice on local courses.