Self-Catering / Cottages

Holly Tree Cottage

18 Main Street, Straiton, South Ayrshire KA19 7NF

Phone number: 01655 770247


Holly Tree Cottage is a delightful, cosy cottage set in the heart of the very pretty conservation village of Straiton featured in the book ‘The Most Beautiful Villages of Scotland’. The village was used as a location for the film ‘The Match’ due to its setting and resemblance to a typical Highland village. 

With a large open fire, comfortable sitting and dining room, a well-equipped kitchen and two double bedrooms, Holly Tree Cottage is the ideal place to stay for a romantic weekend, a walking, fishing or cycling holiday, if you are visiting family and friends and it is a great base to explore this beautiful area. The 200-year-old cottage has been carefully restored to retain its character and has a relaxing atmosphere. Perfect for unwinding and having a complete break.

There is lots do without the need to get in the car. Within a short stroll there is the Black Bull, a traditional pub serving good food, The Buck Coffee Shop with delicious cakes and Straiton Stores; a well-stocked local shop. There are several signposted walks starting from the village, fishing and cycling are also on the doorstep. Within a short distance are excellent golf courses, forest drives, castles, horse riding facilities and several lochs.

Nearby is Galloway Forest Park, which is also a Dark Sky Park and is home to some of the world’s darkest night skies. There are several locations nearby to star gaze including right outside the back door.

Sleeps: 4 in two double bedrooms (plus comfortable chair bed suitable for child or small adult and a travel cot)

Cottage Facilities: Large open fire (and generous amount of fuel), well equipped kitchen: fridge, freezer, washing machine, microwave and dishwasher, Wi Fi, south facing patio with garden furniture, TV with Free View and basic Sky, DVD and CD player, all linen and towels, travel cot, high chair, one well-behaved pet is welcome