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Elsay May Lodges

Welcome to the Ayrshire countryside where you can relax in the warmth of a cosy, rustic lodge with panoramic sea views.

Experience a variety of wildlife in a truly unique outdoor setting from your own private garden.

Welcome to Elsay May Lodges “where dreams really do come true”.

Four lodges are available, each lodge sleeps 2 adults. Adults over 25 only.

Pheasant Cottage, Pine Cone Lodge, The Glen and The Burrow

One is a specially fitted accessible lodge.

The lodges are individually themed and beautifully furnished.

Each lodge has a kitchen equipped with sink, fridge, microwave, kettle and toaster – all you need to cook or just prepare snacks. Fresh milk, coffee, tea and sugar are provided. The farmhouse kitchen is a hive of activity producing fresh food on a daily basis, including breakfasts and two-course meals. Orders will be delivered to the door of your lodge at the requested time, always respecting social distancing.

The shower rooms have all you need with toilet, shower, wash hand basin and heated towel rail. Soft, fluffy bath and hand towels, shower gel, soap and shampoo are all provided. The shower and towel rail are heated by LPG gas. There is also a small radiator in the main lodge area to provide all round heat if the stove is not in use. High up in the pointed ceilings hang grand rustic chandeliers.  Cosy up on those long dark nights, in front of the little Hygge woodburning stove, and enjoy your favourite tipple or a hot drink from the stove kettle as the flames flicker.

Your private garden is secured by rustic post and rail fencing and native hedging to help encourage a natural habitat for a variety of wildlife. All four lodges have Japanese-style Ofuro hot tubs in their adjoining private rustic gazebos. The hot tubs have external wood fired heaters, fuelled with logs, so you can relax after bathing and watch the sun set while the flames flicker on.

Here at Elsay May all of our lodges are dog friendly. A little welcome pack awaits your four-legged friends and a cosy dog bed with fleece quilt. Each lodge is completely self-contained with its own secure garden.


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The Ayrshire Coastal Path from Glenapp to Skelmorlie runs 100 miles along one of the finest panoramic coastlines in the British Isles. Crowned with a superb backdrop of the ever-changing profile of the mountains of Arran across the Firth of Clyde, this coastline is steeped in history and teeming with wildlife. Boasting the “Scotland’s Great Trails” designation, walking one of the 12 sections is the perfect way to spend an active day out exploring. Or why not stay for longer and complete the entire trail, not forgetting to claim your personalised certificate as a memento!
Photo Credits: Gillian Craig

Pirleyhill Pods


Pirleyhill Farm is excited to announce Pirleyhill Pods are now open!
Pirleyhill Pods – a luxury glamping pod experience.
Pirleyhill sits just off the west coast of Scotland, near Turnberry in South Ayrshire.
It has fantastic sea views, looking across to the Isle of Arran, Mull of Kintyre, Ailsa Craig and even the North of Ireland.
The pods are warm, modern, luxurious units with on-suite shower rooms and fitted kitchens.
Each pod also has its own private hot tub.
Each pod also has its own hot tub too.

Culzean Castle and Country Park

With a dramatic clifftop setting, Robert Adam architecture, fascinating history & beautiful surrounds, Culzean Castle and Country Park is one of Scotland’s best days out.

This glorious 260ha estate was once the playground of David Kennedy, 10th Earl of Cassillis – a man who was keen to impress with his wealth and status. Opulent to the extreme, the park is planted with conifers and beech, sculpted around miles of sandy coastline dotted with caves, and finished off with a Swan Pond, an ice house, flamboyant formal gardens and fruit-filled glasshouses.

The castle itself is perched on the Ayrshire cliffs, incorporating everything the earl could wish for in his country home. It was designed by Robert Adam in the late 18th century and is filled to the turrets with treasures that tell the stories of the people who lived here.


Bennane Shore Holiday Park and Spa

It’s truly a relaxing experience at any time of the year

Fabulously located beside the sea –

with stunning 5*leisure facilities-

including infinity swimming pool, luxury jacuzzi spa, sauna, steam and relaxation rooms.

Treatment rooms for total relaxation and pampering and

a Bistro boasting fabulous all day menu with Chefs specials daily.

Away from it all – yet only 35 mins South of Ayr/25mins North of Stranraer.

Free Wi-fi is available throughout the park.

Check out our things to do page for local attractions.


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Adventure Carrick


Open all year round. Suitable for families, groups and individuals.

We have 15 years experience in providing high quality outdoor adventure experiences throughout the South West of Scotland including Watersports, Mountain Sports, Equipment Hire, Forest Activities.

Suitable for groups, families and individuals.

Open all year and based in Girvan, Ayrshire.

Indoor traversing wall

Wildings Hotel and Restaurant

An Ayrshire hotel, Wildings is well known for modern cuisine taking advantage of the lush, clean countryside and clear seas to source the very best local ingredients, setting the standard for an out of town restaurant in a coastal setting.

We are a family run Ayrshire restaurant, providing a close attention to detail across an exciting and wide choice of menus, that continuously adds exciting changes around dishes that have been chosen favourites for many years.

Wildings feature a comfortable relaxed ambience with an outlook across Maidens Harbour to the Holy Isle and the Isle of Arran. We welcome families out for the day, enjoying the Ayrshire coastline and sophisticated evening diners.

The Quay Zone

4 Fabulous Zones, One Great Location


The Quay Zone is a Leisure Centre with Swimming Pool, Gym, Studio, Cafe & Soft Play.

Memberships, classes and various leisure and fitness activities available.

Special changing and pool access equipment to aid those with limited mobility.

Open to all.

More info @ Based in Girvan, South Carrick, South Ayrshire.




In seafront car park at south end of Girvan ( just before the roundabout if your heading north

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Plan Your Trip

Discover Scotland is the largest independent holiday letting agency in South West Scotland, with a portfolio of more than 200 cottages, built up since 1982. We have a wonderful variety of properties on offer, whether you’re looking for a coastal holiday, city break or true wilderness experience. With properties accommodating parties of 2 up to 26 there really is something for everyone, including the dog!

Our aim is to ensure that holidaymakers receive a warm welcome and an everlasting holiday experience, ensuring visitors return time and again. We are always pleased to hear from holidaymakers before, during and after their holidays. Feel free to email, call or Facebook us, we’re open 7 days a week from 8.30am until 5pm. Or why not pop into our centrally located Castle Douglas office when passing by!

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