The cosy yet spacious accommodation with it's beautiful decor and soft furnishings, offers a large sitting room, a very well equipped and newly fitted kitchen, modern bathroom and pretty loft double bedroom. The cottage has good wifi reception. We regret that we do not accept pets apart from guide dogs.There is a no smoking policy throughout the house.
We have loved restoring our little cottage at Lilac Bank. Built in 1826, it did need some modern comforts and now has a beautiful pale grey kitchen, but retains the original stone fire place in that room. The bathroom is also up to date and with the end hall, was a later addition to the cottage, you can see the original pink sandstone doorway in the hall. Our last job was to remove the cement which had been smeared over the external walls at some stage and replace with liime mortar. The link below will take you to our blog post which tells you more.
Hidden away through the stair well is a lovely new kitchen with soft leather chairs in front of a wood burning stove and garden views. It is the perfect place to enjoy a good book and toast your toes in front of the fire on a cooler day. There is a window overlooking the garden and an ancient washtub which is filled with flowers in the Summer. The well equipped kitchen has an oven and ceramic hob, fridge freezer, microwave, toaster, kettle and great range of crockery, cook ware and cutlery including the essential bottle opener to start your holiday!
The lovely large sittingroom has views of the open Ayrshire countryside and the setting sun. It has two comfortable matching sofas in complementary colours, dining table and chairs, tv and DVD and an electric log effect stove.
The Cottage Bedroom
The large romantic loft bedroom has gently sloping ceilings and has been furnished and decorated to ensure you have a restful and enjoyable experience. It has a very comfortable bed with deep back care mattress and white cotton bedding to guarantee you have a good nights sleep. The windows overlook the garden to give you plenty of light and fresh country air. This room has a maximum ceiling height of 6ft 8ins
The bathroom and rear hall
The rear hall has a washing machine, drying rack, iron and ironing board, central heating boiler and access to the bathroom and garden. The modern, fresh bathroom has a full sized bath, over bath electric shower, is fully tiled and has non slip floor tiles. Enjoy a touch of luxury with Scottish Fine Soaps Au Lait toiletries, large soft fluffy towels and bathrobes.
The Cottage Garden
There is a door to the garden with gravelled sitting area, flower border and lawn, a lovely place to have a coffee or glass of wine on a warm day.