Where to Stay in Ayrshire
Main image: An aerial view of Hillhouse.
A fantastic example of Georgian architecture Hillhouse, originally built in 1780, has been recently refurbished to an extremely high standard. The refurbishment has retained the classic Georgian features and decor whilst also discretely including all the modern day technology and comforts from under-floor heating to sate of the art audio-visual systems that you might not expect from a house of this era.
Hillhouse is always let exclusively to private groups and is perfect for a large party looking for luxurious accommodation in which to stay in elegance and privacy. Hillhouse has stunning reception rooms and 10 large and luxurious double or twin bedrooms. The house can accommodate groups of between 6 and 20 guests in the highest standards of comfort. Hillhouse is one of only 8 houses to have been awarded a prestigious 5 star award by Visit Scotland in its Exclusive Use category. They also offer a range of Health and Beauty treatments in their own treatment room to compliment your stay.
Lochgreen House Hotel, Troon
Located on the outskirts of Troon, Lochgreen House Hotel, run by Bill and Andrew Costley, is wonderfully situated in the heart of quiet, secluded Ayrshire countryside amid 30 acres of woodland and gardens. Voted by the AA ‘Scotland’s Hotel of the year’ this hotel is a golfer’s paradise with sensational views overlooking Royal Troon Championship Golf Course and the Ayrshire coast. Lochgreen is also within a stone’s throw of three Open Championship Golf Courses and four Open Qualifier Golf Courses.
The original bedrooms of the house are decorated with beautiful traditional furnishings and fabrics to reflect the character of the house in every way and create a tranquil, relaxing environment. With every modern convenience for the expectations of the modern guest the rooms and bathrooms meet the 5 Star standards demanded of a Scottish luxury hotel. The hotel is also renowned for the quality of its restaurant, which has been awarded Five Star Visit Scotland, Four Red Star AA, and Three Red Rosettes.
Old Loans Inn, Troon
The Old Loans Inn is an award-winning country inn hotel in the village of Loans near Troon. The Inn offers 21st Century luxury complete with full mod cons yet has managed to maintain its original charm and ambiance by keeping many of its 18th Century features.
Recently the Old Loans Inn food offering reached new heights when Tam Cowan, the Daily Record’s Restaurant Critic of the Year gave “an unbeatable 25/25” after his visit to the SimpsInns venue. It really is worth experiencing the Old Loans Inn first hand.
Piersland Hotel, Troon
The Piersland Hotel, Troon is a former home of the Johnnie Walker family. It is an A listed building which retains all the original features including wood panelling, stone fireplaces and Jacobean embroidery.
There is a great choice of accommodation with stylishly decorated bedrooms in the main house, lodge and cottage accommodation. The house is set in glorious grounds with a sun-facing terrace which you can enjoy in the warmer months.
More importantly to golfers, this fine hotel is within walking distance of Royal Troon and with its excellent selection of rooms including cottage accommodation provides great comfort in a prime spot!
Turnberry Resort, Ayrshire
Turnberry reopened at the beginning of June 2016 after major refurbishment of the hotel and an upgrading of the Ailsa Championship Course. Turnberry is an iconic hotel on the Ayrshire coast and something to behold with its undoubted comfort matched only by the breathtaking views overlooking Ailsa Craig and its very own Ailsa Championship and King Robert the Bruce courses.
There is a charmingly elegant feel in the public rooms such as the Ailsa Bar and main 1906 Restaurant, with a more modern feel in some of the more relaxed dining areas such as the Tappie Toorie Clubhouse Restaurant.
In addition to two fine Championship links courses the resort possesses a state of the art golf academy and impressive Spa facilities. There are two excellent restaurants and Glasgow airport is just over an hour’s drive away.