Stinchar Cottage

Sleeps 2 (2 extra beds available)

Stinchar Cottage

Originally the toll cottage for the old bridge over the River Stinchar this cottage is situated at the edge of the friendly village of Ballantrae with the shop and pub within easy walking distance.

The cottage is within a historic conservation area and has been completely and uniquely renovated. There is a pretty garden which slopes down to the river between the old and new bridges. From the garden there is direct access on to the river path which is a great favourite for dogs. This south-facing cottage looks straight on to the river and across the countryside to the sea.

Stinchar Cottage features a large galleried living room with a double height pitched ceiling revealing the limed wood roof timbers, really comfortable sofa and chairs, a dining and kitchen area and a cosy wood-burning stove. From the main door you enter through a utilty area with pegs for coats and a separate cloakroom. At the far end of the sitting room there is a double bedroom with king size bed and en-suite shower room with a huge shower. The open-plan simple gallery room (for two) has twin beds and is reached by a retractable ladder from the sitting room – some nimbleness is required and it is not suitable for children under 8 or the elderly.

Detailed Description

Ground Floor: Large open-plan living room with dining area and kitchen. Double bedroom with king-sized bed and en-suite shower room. Utility room. Cloakroom.

Gallery Floor: Extra twin bedroom accessed by ladder from the reception room - not suitable for children under 8 or the elderly. (£25 per bed).

Utilities: TV, Freeview, DVD player, wifi, dishwasher, fridge, fan oven, microwave, ceramic hob, open log fire (logs provided), central heating, cotton bed linen, large towels.

Extras: Well-behaved dogs are very welcome.

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Guest Comments

Thank you for letting us Stinchar Cottage it was just what we both needed , total relaxation ???? Everything was of a high quality and a real home from home, we have not stopped recommending your properties to everyone so hopefully some extra lettings may come from these. Once again thank you.


We've had a lovely stay at Stinchar Cottage; always good when the website lives up to the reality! We love cotton sheets, comfy beds, hot showers and a well-equipped kitchen... enjoyed river walks, trips to Arran and Glasgow, seal spotting and forest cycle. Thank you.


Having stayed in 2002, once again the cottage hasn't disappointed. Thank you for the welcome gifts, Holly has enjoyed all the walks, the River a particular attraction. We have had a lovely relaxing time with the weather perfect.



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