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“Ideal for a relaxing holiday away from home.”
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Where amazing views, begin.
Elegant and calming reception area.
The Study, somewhere to relax or plan your day?
The lounge, somewhere to chill out, and catch up on Tv.
The kitchen.
The downstair powder room.
The Landing.
The hallway.
The Culzean Suite.
The Culzean En Suite.
The Culzean En Suite.
The Rozelle Suite.
The Rozelle, En Suite.
The Aaron suite.
The Alloway
Fascinating Views
Footsteps from your doorstep.
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6 Bedrooms, 5 Bathrooms, Sleeps 13
Ayr, South Ayrshire, Ayrshire, Scotland

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Elaine g
Glasgow, United Kingdom
1 review
“Ideal for a relaxing holiday away from home.”
Reviewed 11 February 2014 for a stay in February 2014

I have just returned after celebrating my friends 50th birthday with another 10 ladies from this beautiful house. We were welcomed by Margaret the owner of the house and could not believe the bother that she had went too to make us so welcome ,including freshly made strawberry Pavlova which went down a treat (can you send the recipe Margaret ?) also the well stocked fridge, freezer and cupboards.This house was ideal for a large amount of adults as it had so much space indoors and outdoors. We visited the Hollybush Inn pub/restaurant which was a short walk away which served lovely food and the staff were very pleasant. We would also like to thank Derek for his help over the weekend.

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Liked best: great that we could all be together ,but still had space to have our own privacy too.
Liked least: there was nothing that dissapointed me.
Travelling group: Friends
Your age range 35-49
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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654EmmaM
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
1 review
“Wow, fabulous host and house”
Reviewed 24 January 2014 for a stay in December 2013

Our family, 13 of us, stayed at the White House for new year and it exceeded all our expectations! The house definitely has the wow factor , even more so with all the Christmas decorations, and the furnishings in all rooms are beautiful. What sets this apart from other accomodation is the host, Margaret, a hostess unparalleled in our experience! She provided strawberry Pavlovas from Troon! A full breakfast of sausages, Lorne sausage, bacon, black pudding, eggs ( yes for all 13!) and the cupboard was very well stocked with tea, coffees sauces etc. There was wine and juice in the fridge, chocolates in all the bedrooms, presents for the 4 children under the tree! On Hogmanay Margaret popped over with wine, whiskey and a piece of coal! We went for walks by the river doon and also went to the hollybush inn for a lovely meal. You are in the centre of Ayr in less than 10 mins driving, it is ideal. I cannot recommend the house highly enough and if you are looking to book, do it, you won't regret it!

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redcath
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“Fantastic house, Fantastic Host, infact it was just Magical”
Reviewed 27 December 2013 for a stay in December 2013
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We came to stay at the White House over Christmas upon arrival we were greeted with the sight of a beautifully decorated what we are now calling the "Christmas House" there was a stunning tree, decorations in every room, bathrooms had reindeer towels, kitchen likewise with christmas themed dish towels. In my opinion the attention to detail far surpassed the best 5 star hotel.

Margaret let us settle in then came round with a High Tea for us consisting of sandwiches, snacks and cakes. She had also stocked the fridge full of breakfast foods from the local farm shop none of which we were expecting.

On Christmas evening Margaret again surprised us and came calling dressed as Santa complete with her big red sack and gave each of us (yes all 13) a christmas present.

Now for the house OMG it is stunning the online photos do not do it justice at all. Margaret has collected items and furnishings from all over the world and put them together in a way that just screams class. The rooms are also much bigger than the photos would suggest too.

All in all if you want a special treat away the White House is the place to go and I challenge anyone to try to find a better host that Margaret was.

Travelling group: Extended Family
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Sheila S
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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“Fantastic Accommodaion 5 * in our opinion”
Reviewed 14 December 2013 for a stay in November 2013
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Myself and four friends stayed at the Whitehouse for the weekend. We arrived later in the afternoon on the Friday and the house was all lit up and looked so cosy and inviting. Inside the house was so warm and fully decorated for Christmas, with a beautiful tree and decorations in almost every room. We were given the warmest of welcome from Margaret the owner of the property and she could not do enough to make sure our stay was memorable. The House was gorgeous and with four en-suite bedrooms, and another two bedrooms and a family bathroom, we all had our own space to relax. There was a bottle of our favourite bubbly in the kitchen ready for us. The kitchen is well stocked with beautiful table linen and crockery. and we had two nights with the table set like a top restaurant. The bedding was so comfortable with spotless linen. All the rooms had little baskets of chocolates. We went to the Hollybush Restaurant (which is almost round the corner) for a meal on the Sunday evening and it was very good quality food. We definitely intent to return at some time as it was the best accommodation we have stayed in. The thing that we liked the best was that Margaret was at the end of a telephone and, had we needed her for anything she was a stone`s throw away. We honestly felt we had made a new friend and we thoroughly enjoyed our stay.
Thank you again Margaret
The B & T Club xx

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Liked best: The house was amazing and the service first class
Liked least: no negative comments at all everything was fab.
Travelling group: Friends
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
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scotland
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“Fantastic house and exceptional hospitality!”
Reviewed 1 October 2013 for a stay in September 2013
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Just back from a wonderful weekend at the White House. My group was let down at the last minute from another cottage and we were lucky enough for Margaret and Alina to take all ten of us in for the weekend. These two ladies saved our weekend and I cannot thank them enough. Their hospitality was exceptional.

The house its self is out of this world. The pictures do not do it justice. Every room was much bigger than we expected and well equipped with everything you may need. From the snug library to the massive bedrooms, there is something for everyone in this house. Most of the bedrooms having en-suites was great for our large party and everyone spoke about how well they slept in their rooms. This house had a extremely high standard of cleanliness throughout and our hosts even stock our fridge with breakfast food for our arrival.

I cannot wait to return to The White House and my group are already planning our next trip.

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Liked best: Everything this house had to offer.
Travelling group: Large Group
Your age range 18-24
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway People with disabilities
Older travelers Families with young children
Large groups
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  • Would you recommend the location of this property?
  • Was it a good value for the price paid?
  • Did the property offer wi-fi/internet access?
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