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The Barn At Daldorch Pet-Friendly Cottage in Mauchline, Ayrshire and Arran

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sleeps 6
2 rooms
2 bathrooms

The Barn At Daldorch Pet-Friendly Cottage description

Holiday home
The Barn at Daldorch is a semi-detached cottage on a working arable farm in the Ayrshire countryside, 4 miles from Mauchline. There is a double room with an en-suite shower room, and a twin room. There is a bathroom, a fitted kitchen with dining area and a sitting room with woodburning stove. Outside is ample off road parking, and a rear garden with furniture and BBQ. The Barn at Daldorch is a lovely family base for Ayrshire and its coastline.

The village of Mauchline sits peacefully in the lovely hills and countryside in an ideal spot for exploring the beautiful scenery of Ayrshire and the Isle of Arran. Mauchline is probably most famous for being the home of Robert Burns, who farmed in the area for many years and the house he shared with his wife Jean Amour, is now a museum and part of the Burns Trail. There are several golf courses including The Royal Troon close to the village. Culzean Castle is a magnificent National Trust for Scotland property and has been the principal seat of the Kennedy Family since 1759. The country park is 600 acres and has so many attractions for visitors to enjoy.

From the lush green farmlands of the Borders to the ruggedness of the Highlands, the Scots are proud of their land and identity. Scotland also has some of Britain's best beaches with glorious stretches of clean sand over which to roam.

Gas central heating with woodburning stove. Electric oven, gas hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, washing machine, tumble dryer, dishwasher, TV with Freeview, DVD, WiFi, selection of books, games and DVDs. All fuel and power inc. in rent. Bed linen and towels inc. in rent. Cot and highchair on request. Ample off road parking. Enclosed lawned rear garden with furniture and BBQ. One well-behaved dog welcome. Sorry, no smoking. Shop and pub 2 miles.


  • Accepts Pets
  • Cooker
  • Cots
  • Dishwasher
  • Fridge
  • Garden
  • Ground floor
  • High chair
  • Kettle
  • Linen provided
  • Log fire
  • Parking
  • Parking space
  • Towels provided
  • TV
  • Washing machine
  • Wifi

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Mrs Long
July 2016
The house was immaculate, everything in it was well thought out and of top quality, a real home from home - if my home was as nice. Loved the walks along the river behind the house, they were perfect for wearing out a husband and a lively spaniel! A wonderful location to explore the beautiful countryside. This was our first visit to Scotland, there is so much to do we will have to come back!
Mrs Schofield
March 2016
This was our second visit to The Barn and we'll certainly be back again. It ticks all the boxes for our perfect holiday. The cottage is immaculate, and surrounded by green fields, ensuring a very restful and peaceful time there. The owners pull out all the stops to ensure their guests have a comfortable stay.
April 2016
A great location, a friendly welcome and excellent facilities of a high standard. It was a comfortable, warm, cosy cottage within reach of all major facilities.
Mr Love
June 2016
The property is ideally located for access to countryside and coast. Peaceful and relaxing with wonderful scenery all around. We had a lovely holiday and the property was truly amazing,5 stars and more. Highly recommended.
Mrs Maclean
June 2016
We liked the outstanding accommodation and the wonderful hosts. This is a very beautiful location with direct access to the source to coast river path. There are many good pubs which are dog friendly and close proximity to the coast for fabulous beach walks, our dog had a great time, as did we.
Mrs Coulson
July 2016
This cottage is of an extremely high standard with touches that make it feel more like a home than a holiday cottage. The location is very rural, 2 miles from the main road, so it was very quiet. Weather permitting the garden is an ideal place for relaxing and eating in the garden.
Ms Maxwell
July 2016
The Barn at Daldorch is a lovely cottage, in a lovely quiet area. Everything you need is supplied. All furnishings are excellent.
Mr Hatton
December 2015
The whole experience was excellent.
Mrs Turner
January 2016
The Barn at Daldorch is very relaxing with outstanding views. This is the best cottage we have stayed in and is a little gem. The owners are very helpful and accommodating. The welcome pack is thoughtful and much appreciated. Very high standard of accommodation. Everything has been catered for. Good selection of books, games and dvds.
Mrs Laidler
October 2015
What a fabulous holiday cottage.. excellent is not a good enough rating! More than 5*
Mr Goldsmith
July 2015
The very comfortable and well maintained cottage had everything the discerning holiday maker would need. The quality of everything in or around the cottage was superb.The owners were really friendly and available if needed.
Mr Potts
July 2015
This must be one of the best holiday cottages in Scotland, or indeed in the UK. Everything was perfect.
Miss Taylor
August 2015
Superb in every way. Would definitely go back and recommend it to friends.
Mrs Jenkins
September 2015
This was an excellent property, one of the best we've stayed in. Loved being up a quiet lane in the middle of nowhere with the river a 2 minute walk away. Enjoyed the dippers, heron and ducks on the river and sitting in the garden with a glass of wine watching the family of buzzards.
Mr Simm
June 2015
The Barn was of the highest standard in every category.
Mr Balfour
June 2015
An excellent Cottage. The best I've been in.
Ms Aitman
April 2015
Excellent hosts, excellent cottage and excellent location. You could not say one negative thing about this accommodation, would definitely go back and recommend to friends and family.
Mr Smith-Bowers
May 2015
The cottage was luxury, this cottage made our holiday. The owners were very helpful and they suggested places to visit. You show The Barn with 4 Ticks, my Wife and I think it should be 5 Ticks. Once again to the owners and Sykes, thanks for a smashing cottage.
Mrs Schofield
June 2015
This is by far the nicest place we have stayed for a holiday. The area is ideal for walkers and anyone who enjoys the countryside and wildlife, we shall certainly be returning.
Mr Sharpe
February 2015
A lovely cottage with everything you need and more. Had nice walks along the river with our dog. The owners were most helpful but didn't intrude on your privacy.
Mrs Bowman
April 2015
The accommodation was first class. All attractions, shops and other facilities were readily accessible. The owners were very helpful.
Mrs Thomas
September 2014
We would definitely go back to The Barn. The overall holiday cottage was of an excellent standard. We could not find one thing wrong. The surroundings was lovely and peaceful but only a short distance from all amenities.
Mrs Thomas
September 2014
We would definitely go back to The Barn. The overall holiday cottage was of an excellent standard. We could not find one thing wrong. The surroundings were lovely and peaceful but only a short distance from all amenities. The owners were very welcoming, but not intrusive. A credit to their hard work.
Mrs Hamblin
October 2014
The cottage was very homely, had lots of space for six people and the surrounding countryside was beautiful.
Mrs Rattigan
October 2014
We have just had a wonderful week in Daldorch. The cottage was exceptional. The hosts welcoming and very helpful. The cottage itself was beautiful and equipped with everything you could ever need. Situated in a little valley on the banks of the river Ayr, surounded by farmland, it was perfect. Well away from roads and traffic noise. The area has so much to see and do, but it's impossible to do it all in one week. So we will be returning next year. The owner is converting the stables into another cottage so it would be lovely to try that. A fantastic,relaxing week.
Mrs Fordyce
October 2014
Very clean cottage done to a very high standard , the owners were very helpful too . Will definitely go again
Mrs Breed
September 2014
It was one of the best accommodations we have ever stayed in. It was like a five star hotel but with the freedom to do as you please. We had our baby grandaughter with us and felt completely at ease with her crawling around as it was so clean. Can't wait to return sometime.
Mr Ridgway
September 2014
The cottage was decorated to a high standard and was very comfortable, the owners were very friendly hosts and the welcome pack was a nice touch (especially the home baked bread and homemade marmalade). We have stayed in several Sykes cottages over the years and this was the best.
Mrs Watson
August 2014
Bed mattresses comfiest I have ever slept in in a holiday home. The welcome tray of breakfast goodies was such a lovely touch.
Mr Ellis
September 2014
The siting of the cottage was perfect for a relaxing holiday and the cottage was excellent in every way. The owners were friendly helpful but not intrusive and the welcome pack was the best we have had. Would certainly recommend to anyone. 10 out of 10.
Mrs Wright
June 2014
Beautiful accommodation of a very high standard in a lovely peaceful area. The welcome pack was very generous.
Mr Gray
July 2014
The location of this property was excellent for our interest in exploring Robbie Burns area. The warm welcome and extras supplied by the owner was much appreciated.
July 2014
A lovely quality Barn and peaceful location with helpful and friendly owners. 20 minutes from Ayr, perfect for trains to Glasgow for the Games. Great golf courses nearby and various beaches for very hot days.
Miss Wilkes
June 2014
The cottage was superb and it was a delight to return to it each afternoon. It was ideal for my elderly parents, one of whom has mobility problems requiring a walker. The setting was quiet and peaceful allowing us all to relax and unwind, but with interesting places to visit within easy reach. There are a number of National Trust for Scotland places within a short drive, all of which are interesting and we found we wanted to spend lots of time exploring them. We will be happy to return to this cottage again
Mr Brown
May 2014
The property was first class in every aspect.
Mrs Stanton
May 2014
An excellent property for a quiet getaway and the property was the best we have stayed in. The owners made us feel very welcome and it is a very hand location for visiting the area.
Mrs Richardson
March 2014
The house felt like a cosy, comfortable private residence, and we loved it.
Mrs Sharples
April 2014
The Barn was very clean and comfortable. The owners were nice and welcoming, and left a breakfast hamper which was thoughtful. We cannot give any negative comments at all.
Mr Hatton
April 2014
The cottage was excellent, the owners very friendly and helpful. The surrounding area and the river walks were very good. The Black Bull was very good for evening meals. A good base for exploring Ayrshire and beyond.
Mrs Campbell
April 2014
Weekend away was great just what the doc had ordered. The Barn was beautiful; pictures on website do not do it justice. So peaceful and owners were fab along with their extra personal touches. Great location and plenty to do will definitely be back.
Mr Turnbull
November 2013
The cottage is in a beautiful location, with a great walk along the river bank nearby. The owners were very friendly and helpful. Our children are already planning their next visit.
Mr Ulyatt
June 2013
The cottage was completed with top spec fittings and furnishings and was a pleasure to spend time in. We relaxed immediately as it was so homely with lovely fitted carpets throughout, which I find so important. A lovely tray of food essentials kindly waiting on our arrival and fresh flowers. Also the bathrooms were stocked with shower gel and shampoo and the kitchen with the necessaries for the dishwasher and washing machine. Lovely owners, a pleasure to meet. Great area with lots to see and do. Our dog loved the beaches.
Mr Reid
July 2013
Cottage was real home from home, very luxurious and had absolutely everything for a really relaxing, chilling holiday. The cottage was absolutly spotlesly clean,a real credit to the owners. Surrounding area was great for walking,espeacially the walk along the river Ayr.
Mr Mrs Mellis
August 2013
We have been using self catering properties for 10 years now and The Barn has to be the best cottage we have ever stayed at! The decoration was clean and fresh looking. Standards in every room were spot on. Lovely surrounding and area, well away from main roads and such. Even a nearby river which you could get a permit for fishing from the owners which we did.
Miss Martin
January 2014
We had a fabulous holiday. The Barn was beautifully presented and equipped. Extremely comfortable and was everything we had hoped it would be.
Mr Miller
November 2013
This is without doubt, one of the best holiday cottages we have experienced.
Mrs Cameron
May 2013
The Barn was the best holiday home we have stayed in. Everything about it was perfect, lovely touches like fresh flowers and a home made bread and marmalade. Lovely setting in rolling farm land and close to the river Ayr. Ideal for dog walking. If the weather had been better we would have made good use of the pretty garden with its furniture and barbecue area.
Mr Unwin
September 2013
After going to Scotland over the last 40 years, staying in approximately 60 places. Without doubt it was the cleanest one we have stayed in.
Miss O'Brien
September 2013
Cottage excellent. Although fairly central to some lovely attractions and towns, was in a lovely quiet location. Owners very welcoming.
Mrs Stunell
September 2013
We had a wonderful stay our hosts were very friendly and helpful. The cottage was comfortable and very well appointed. We would definitely come again.
Mr Chapman
September 2013
We were welcomed by the owner and extremely impressed by the overall condition of the property, it was top notch. Furthermore it is the cleanest property we have stayed in, my wife commented that it was the first time we had stayed anywhere where she did not feel that she had to wash up cutlery etc. All towels and bed linen were excellent quality, and made everything cosy and this continued through to all furnishings, kitchenware etc. What more can we say, other than thank you to the owners and Sykes. Perfect!
Mrs Wilks
April 2013
I can honestly say I couldn't fault this holiday, very welcoming on arrival and the standard of cleanliness and furnishing in the property were on par with a good hotel. Welcome package of freshly baked bread, homemade marmalade, butter and eggs left on the table, along with fresh cut flowers in the hall kitchen. So well thought out, I could have packed my bags and moved in without changing a thing. If you want somewhere quiet, this is definitely the place to stay, only sounds you hear are the nearby river and owls at night, yet only 2 miles from the nearest town. Would definitely recommend this to family and friends, even my 2 dogs were made very welcome!
Mrs Kim Hamblin
June 2013
Loved the property and the area was beautiful. The welcome pack was a great surprise and we had everything you needed it was like a home-from-home. Also the owners were very friendly. Would love to stay longer next time we book!
Mr Martin
May 2013
Everything about this cottage was truly outstanding. We've been going to cottages in Scotland for 10 years and this one was the best in every way. 10 out of 10.
Ms Salveta
July 2012
An absolutely beautiful house - the kitchen and especially the two bathrooms were stunning. A beautiful welcome tray with the most delicious home-made bread was there on our arrival and the owners were as helpful as we wanted without being intrusive in any way. The setting is beautiful and quiet but within easy driving distance of many places of interest. Even although the weather was not hot nor sunny we had a very enjoyable time. I would certainly come back for another holiday and would love to live there full time!
Mr MacRae
August 2012
The Barn was better than we had even hoped for. Everything was first class, and our hosts could not have been friendlier.
Mrs Hynd
August 2012
Our cottage was ideal for exploring the surrounding area. Situated in a quiet, remote position, the cleanliness and amenities could not be faulted. We would love to stay in this beautiful cottage again!
Miss Gibb
September 2012
We had a lovely relaxing time in a beautiful cottage with stunning views. The accommodation in particular was great and to a very high standard and extremely clean.
Miss Millar
April 2013
A welcoming cottage of a high standard throughout. Ideal for peace and quiet.
Mrs Long
February 2013
We booked The Barn for 3 nights for it's location. The property was 5 star and in a very peaceful spot, it far exceeded our expectations. The welcome pack was unexpected for a 3 night stay but very much appreciated. The owners were very welcoming, there if you needed them, totally invisible if you didn't. Everything you need more is catered for. The wood burner was lovely but The Barn is very cosy and warm anyway. We would have no reservations at all about recommending this property to anyone who asked.
Mrs Whitehurst
February 2013
We were very impressed with the standard of the property. The owners were very friendly and helpful. We felt spoilt. We will recommend to all our friends.
Mr Jenkins
October 2012
Everything was perfect, quality, position, everything.
Mr Howghton
October 2012
We have had many Cottage Holidays over the past 10 years and the quality of this property was way ahead of any other at which we have stayed. In fact it was perfect and in an ideal situation which only served to make our appreciation the greater.
Mrs French
July 2012
The Barn was in a remote and quiet area - just what we wanted.
November 2016
The Barn at Daldorch is an idyllic place to stay when visiting Ayrshire. It is quite comfortable and the amenities are top-notch. The hosts could not be more gracious and friendly. The views around the Barn at Doldorch are gorgeous. The River Ayr runs nearby and the flowing water can be heard through the copse that forms the edge of the property. In the front are hedge-bordered fields with grazing livestock, fat pheasants, soaring eagles and several other wild birds for visitors to watch.
August 2014
The cottage was excellent and the owner very helpful but un- intrusive. All of the furniture and fittings were quality, spotlessly clean and worked as intended. The cottage is 50 yards from the river, with a footpath leading both. up and down stream. My wife, I and our Grandson would certainly recommend this cottage
Mrs Rennie
July 2012
Being new everything is in very good order but the layout and personal touches by the owners makes it one of the very best we have seen. A visit to Dumfries House is a must also Falford Inn for bar meals (welcome dogs!)
Mr Goldsmith
July 2012
The Barn at Daldorch was a delight to stay in and exceeding our every expectation! It is more 5* hotel than a country cottage. Very secluded peaceful but also central to all that Ayrshire has to offer. Shopping, bar food take aways are barely 10 minutes away. Also, the lovely owners left us a comprehensive starter pack which was greatly appreciated.
Mrs Lewis
June 2012
A tranquil location in the countryside but also a good base for touring Ayrshire.
June 2013
Stayed here the first week of June to visit family near by. Property is beautiful kitchen, living room and bathroom are to a very high standard. Very clean and we also received a lovely welcome pack which was a great surprise as we traveled from Norfolk. Area and views were stunning and a nice walks to take by the river. Garden and BBQ area was prefect for a sunny afternoon. The property was very large and was a great size with all five of us staying, the owners were lovely and very kind. I would recommend this to others and would stay again in the future as it felt like a home from home.
June 2013
This cottage holiday could suit everyone. A romantic break in the countryside for young or old. Beautifully equipped with lots of homely touches. Very clean and up to date - recycling encouraged, didn't seem to lack anything. Access to 40 miles of riverside walks - fishing can be arranged through the owner. The enclosed garden has seating area and lovely views. My teenagers loved the countryside and it's not far from the coastal town of ayr. There are good tourist attractions nearby, Castles, beaches, islands and the town itself has all the amenities you would want. A car is essential as the cottage is situated in a rural area a short drive from town. We all loved it so much and will return in the future. This was affordable luxury and a real treat. Once again can't thank the owner's enough for all the small touches that made this so special.
July 2015
This was our 2nd visit here, & we were pleased to stay again. Everything in or around the cottage is of superb quality, all of which adds to your comfort. Seclusion is a big bonus here, but shops, restaurants & takeaway outlets are all within 10 minutes. Ayr with it's large shops other attractions is about 20 minutes away. Troon & Turnberry are easily reached from here, so for us golfers "The Barn" is a great base.
Satisfied of Mansfield
August 2013
A wonderful cottage in an exceptional location. Well off the main roads this is a quiet spot in which to stay. Excellent facilities in a very well maintained cottage. A private garden. Close to the River ayr path. Good jumping off point for all things ayr. And if you're into Burns this is the right place to be.
September 2013
This was an excellent holiday cottage in a peaceful location but close to many attractions and towns.The cottage is of a very high standard with lots of extras and personal touches e.g.fresh flowers and food hamper, very friendly owners. Would recommend.
May 2012
First impression - wow! Having stayed there for 3 days - Idyllic! Knowing it was recently refurbished for holiday lets, we expected it to be fresh and clean but were blown away by how luxurious it felt. The quality is on par with a good quality hotel but the finishing touches give it a lovely homely feel. The rooms are spacious and there is a lovely fenced garden area which our toddler enjoyed running around. The kitchen is the best equipped I have ever seen in a holiday let and the generous welcome pack let us settle straight in without wondering where to get the basics. The setting is beautiful too, set in a valley between farmland and forest. It feels remote as, apart from the owners house, there are no other properties in sight. However, within a few minutes, you can be on a main road on your way to the many attractions in the area. Really loved this place and the friendly owners really seem to have thought of everything.
July 2012
We loved our stay in The Barn at Daldorch! The barn is a delight to behold. Bathrooms & kitchen are superb, whilst the bedrooms & lounge are extremely comfortable. The quality of all fixtures & fittings make the Barn a real home from home. The location is very tranquil & secluded, though everything you need is close at hand. Bar meals, take aways & shopping are barely 10 minutes away. Ayrshire & Ayr itself are easily accessable from the Barn. We saw the lovely owners occasionally, but we were left as much to ourselves as we wanted to be. We arrived to find a comprehensive pack in the kitchen, so don't worry about your first breakfast. It's on the house
Wendy Long
April 2013
The Barn far exceeded our expectations. 5 star finish & fittings. Very clean, comfortable & peaceful. A lovely welcome from the owner & then left alone but there if we had needed them, which we didn't. The welcome tray was a lovely touch and a nice surprise. Location was excellent, very tranquil but not far from all required amenities. We only stayed a few days and have family living close by which was the reason for our visit but if we had been on holiday and doing the tourist thing then the Barn would be a delight to come home to at the end of the day. We have no problem recommending the Barn to friends and family & no doubt we will use it again in the future.
August 2012
What a beautiful cottage. Set in idylic surroundings, The Barn is just perfect as a base for exploring the surrounding attractions and wonderful scenery. A real home from home with everything to hand, we settled in immediately. I was visitng Ayrshire with my elderly parents and the cottage was immaculate when we arrived. We were met by the owners who were extremely friendly and helpful. Mind you, despite living next door, we didn't see them again until just before we left! They were there however if we'd needed anything - which we didn't. Lots to see in the area and a pleasure to return to the tranquility of The Barn with its enclosed garden, flatscreen TVs and Wi-Fi. Glass of wine inside or out, depending on the weather. What more could you possibly want???
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