Holiday cottages on the West Coast of Scotland

Harpercroft Farm

Old Loans Road, Dundonald, KA2 9DD

+44 (0)7803 306060

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Local Area & History

Local Area & History

February 25, 2020 | 3months | General

 

Harpercroft Farm, Garden Cottage and The Retreat are located in between Dundonald and Troon on the West Coast of Scotland. The immediate area is beautifully secluded and rural but close enough to the nearest towns and villages that nearby amenities are easy to reach.

They provide the perfect base from which to explore the local area, or the perfect space to relax and get away from the hustle and bustle of day to day life. The countryside and coastal area are stunning and are well worth exploring. There are many fantastic restaurants and bars within easy reach of the properties and we are more than happy to recommend some upon request.

The world famous Turnberry Golf course is a picturesque 40 minute drive further down the coast where as well as playing golf, you can eat in the club house (families and children welcome). Or if you're after something really special, you can eat at the hotel which overlooks the golf course and spectacular coast line.

Not far from Turnberry is Culzean Castle (pictured above) part of the National Trust for Scotland, you can tour the house and walk the extensive grounds which includes a fantastic adventure playground.

Glasgow, a wonderfully vibrant city, boasts many superb eateries, bars and restaurants as well as museums and shopping to suit all. It is a direct and easy 40 minute train journey from Troon station, itself only 5 minutes drive from the farm and benefits from free parking.

History

This is the region that gave us our National Bard, Robert Burns. Explore the great attractions like Robert Burns Birthplace Museum in Alloway (Ayr), or visit the late medieval Brig o’ Doon made famous by him in his poem Tam o’Shanter.

Dundonald Castle is a mile away and you can tour the building, wander around an ancient grounds or stop for a bite to eat at the cafe. They quite often have events on so is well worth a visit.

Dumfries House is around a 35 minute drive away and well worth a visit. You can arrange tours of the main house, explore the gardens and adventure playground and they also have great places to eat. They also run several workshops which are very popular.

Getting around

We are not far from the M77, A77 and A78 and so most places are best accessed by car but Troon Railway Station (where there is free parking) goes directly to Glasgow Central and from there you can easily reach Edinburgh and many other places.
We are happy to supply details of local taxi firms upon request.