Mote Cottage is non - smoking.
Mote cottage has a grade award of 4 by Sykes Cottages, which is the equivalent of grade 4 by the English Tourist board.
We have had excellent comments from our guests. We aim to provide every facility one could wish for and more, to make your stay as relaxing and enjoyable as possible, and are continually looking to improve even further. All prices are totally all inclusive of linen, towels, electricity and heating.
Things to do!
Visit Dumfries House, Culzean Castle (the National Trust for Scotland's flagship), Drumlanrig Castle, or visit Arran. Horse racing at Ayr racecourse. New Lanark for industrial heritage, numerous golf courses and of course Robert Burns,something for all the family. Many attractions open all year.
Why not fly here with Ryanair! Prestwick International Airport is only 35 mins away, with car hire at the airport.
GUEST BOOK COMMENTS
We had a very relaxing week in this lovely cottage. We had 5 days of quite poor weather but the log fire and fabulous bath made up for it. Had plenty of birds in the garden when the rain held off. \we had a wonderful visit to Loch Doon (breathtaking) and up the coast towards Largs and Port Glasgow- look out for the quirky art installations down the edge of the Clyde there. Our dog loved the lane and being safely able to sniff around the garden. Thank you. Jon & Rachel Wilcox, Liz Howard and Prada the greyhound. November 2012
Yet again another wonderful week. Thank you Jean & Peter for making every visit so welcoming. We look on you as friends; we have been here so often but always feel so welcome and comfortable. We will be back again next year. Our visits must total 18 and perfect every time. The Doon valley is one of my favourite places and also Kay Park has a wonderful visitor centre where you can find all the old records for New Cumnock which were very interesting. See you both next year. Dawn & Les Olsen, Liverpool. 3-11/11/12
A lovely comfortable, cottage with everything in it that you need. Lovely frosty mornings, sunrises spectacular, would definitely return if ever in the area again. Thanks for making it home from home. Loved feeding the birds, cost a small fortune in seed, but worth it – filled up feeders daily. Paul & Elaine, Leicester. 6-13/10/12
Weather has been mixed however we had a lovely week touring around. Cottage is very comfortable, clean and cosy to come back to at night. Potatoes very nice, thank you. Betty & Peter. East Lothian. 29/09/12
Another lovely week to Loch Doon and ice ream parlour. Weather OK. Dog enjoyed running round cottage all day. We saw a fox on the driveway. Thanks Jean & Peter for letting us come to Mote Cottage. Cathy & Raymond. Port Glasgow. 22-29/09/12
We have had another great holiday. It didi rain but didn’t keep us in. Deer Park and Raiders trail well worth a visit. Mote Cottage is so cosy. Just like home from home. Thank you once again. See you soon. Sandra, Roy and Jerry (the dog). Darwen Lancashire. 15-22-09-12
Thoroughly enjoyed our stay at this most comfortable and cosy cottage. Spoilt for choice in this area for things to do, so much so, that we would need a month to do what we would have liked. Our highlight was the Rabbie Burns Trail. Our thanks to Jean & Peter for our exceptional holiday. Robert & Sue Pirrie, Derbyshire. 1-15/09/12
We really enjoyed our stay in this lovely cottage! Thank you for everything. Johannes, Krinhilde, & Stephanie Waich. Austria. 18/08 – 01/09/12
What a lovely cottage and surroundings. We saw the bats most nights and both the boys enjoyed fishing for pike. We had a great day at Culzean Castle and the dog had a great time too. Many thanks. Julie, Jason, Tye & Izzy(the dog). 11-18/08/12
Our first stay as a family in Scotland and what a fantastic place in which to recharge our batteries. The cottage is a perfect and well equipped haven in which we have relaxed and taken in the beautiful scenery. Locally the long walks have been a treat. If wanting to travel a little further afield, Ayr is a 30 minute drive. There is ample sea front parking and a park for children as well as other activities at the seaside. Robert Burns’ cottage and museum is also in Ayr. Unfortunately we had car trouble! But we can recommend Budget Tyres in Auchinleck if you’re stuck as there service was great and they picked us up/dropped us off. Thank you for a wonderful stay in your beautiful cottage. Deb, Rob & Eleanor. Wigan. 4-11/08/12
Another fantastic stay, weather good but not quite as nice as last year. Culzean Castle & estate a firm family favourite, Burns museum, Largs for a quick swim(& visit to Kelburn- really need a whole day here to see everything and don’t even think of taking a buggy on the Secret Forest Walk!) Also visited Wigtown & Dumfries this time & New Lanark(if you have a problem with heights the walk down into the site is not good, though disabled parking at bottom). Pizza & ice cream at Nardinni’s was great. Cottage great – girl’s lved the nice new TV. Bats, birds & even a frog in the garden this time. Hope to be back soon. Bell family, Aberdeen. 03/08/12
Weather has been OK. We were impressed on how lovely and clean the cottage was, the dogs settled straight in, listen about 9.30 in the evening as the bats start ‘dancing’ in the roof just above the TV and then you can watch them all come out and fly around. Day’s out;- New Lanark Heritage Site, breathtaking views, only problem the dogs weren’t allowed in, so husband had a long walk with the dogs. Culzean Castle is well worth a look and the dogs had a great day there. Loch Doon;- that’s great for the dogs and views and free fishing, there’s even a little kiosk there so ladies can go to the loo and you can get drinks and nibbles. Fishermen in the family have been along the river and to the loch, caught some nice pike down the loch approx 6lbs +. Inwards family, 14-28/07/12
Very peaceful week holidaying in a very nice cottage whilst meeting friends and family. Many thanks. Margaret & Ted, Leicestershire.
We have had a wonderful weeks holiday at the cottage. We’ve found all our home comforts here as well as a few surprises such as toys and books for the 2 boys who have loved playing in the garden in all weathers and watching the cows and bats out of the windows. An excellent base for us to meet up with family in the area & visit Dumfries House, Culzean Castle, Heads of Ayr Farm Park & Pirate Pete’s. A hidden gem! We hope to come back soon. Gran-Liz, Mum-Melissa, Charlie(7), Adam(5). West Lothian, 30/06-07/07/12
We have yet again had a lovely week, we just feel at home as soon as we walk in the door. Jean & Peter make you feel so welcome. The cottage is so clean and has everything you need. Weather kind to us. So once again thank you so much and we will be back soon. Many thanks. Shona, Donald & the boys. 23-30/06/12
What a lovely cottage and much bigger than it looks on the photographs. We have had a lovely stay and the weather has been kind to us. Many thanks and hope to return soon. Maggie & Ryan Bray & Zippy the dog. 09-16/06/12
Hi Peter & Jean. Our first time to visit Mote Cottage. We have had a wonderful week, home from home in every respect. Everything we could possibly want, clean cosy and very welcoming. Weather fantastic, only rained one night. Have just booked again for September. Just wonderful for our dog Jerry with being an enclosed garden, no need to watch him all the time. So nice to be able to chill out in the peace and quiet. Thank you again. Love Sandra, Roy & Jerry. Darwen, Lancs. P.S. This cottage is 6 star. 26/05-02/06/12
Once again another lovely quiet peaceful holiday in this home from home cottage, family & visitors are quite envious, weather has been amazing, 2 years on the trot. But whatever the weather we’d still want to be in Mote Cottage. In fact Peter & Jean the only disappointment for my husband is he couldn’t get to light the fire( boys and their toys, ha ha). Thanks once again for sharing your wonderful cottage, all being well we’ll be back next year. Helen & John Roberts. 19-25/05/12
Had a fantastic weeks holiday, only one day of rain which was excellent. Enjoyed lots of walks with our dog and spent time with our family in New Cumnock. The cottage has been fab, cosy & warm. Really looking forward to our next visit. Thanks. Clare & John. 05-11/05/12
Had a fantastic weeks holiday, a week without rain a bonus. Cottage really amazing, this is our second visit and hopefully will come back again. Thank you. Yvonne & John Saive. 28/04-05/05/12
We have had a great weeks holiday. Cottage couldn’t be better. Weather has been good – one day of partial rain. Liked the quiet roads. Had a great walk from Straiton and around the cottage. Lunch at the ‘Kirkmicheal Arms’ was very good. We would love to come and stay here again. Janet, Paul & Cassie. Derbyshire. 21-28/04/12
Thanks for a cosy well equipped cottage. Everything we needed we found. Weather mixed, but very good for our golfing. Lovely peaceful setting, will definitely return. The Potters, West Lothian. 14-21/04/12
A superb cottage , well equipped & cosy. The Whitleys. 31/03-07/04/12
Had a lovely week, weather great, and made welcome by Jean & Peter. The cottage was lovely and cosy but spacious. Ann & Frank Murphy, Preston. 24-31/03/12
Another good holiday, weather was nice and dry. Can’t wait till September to come back again. Cathy & Raymond, Port Glasgow. 17-24/03/12
Fantastic cottage!Stayed for a few days whilst attending a wedding at Lochside Hotel & Spa. Could not have been more PERFECT! Would love to visit again. PS Have given some of your cards to family in Glasgow. The Blakes. Richmond Surrey. 9-12/03/12
We’ve stayed in many cottages and this is definitely one of the best!Beautiful location and very well equipped, a lovely home from home. Will definitely be booking again. The Lindsay’s. 3-6/03/12
Brought in the New Year at the cottage! Good memories hiccup!! Great chill out weekend. Defo want to come back!! Cottage has everything we could have needed. Vicky and friends. January 2012.