Girvan is situated on the Ayrshire coast, 56 miles south of Glasgow.
The coastal scenery includes the island of Ailsa Craig, lying just offshore, while inland are lush green hills, with many walkers' trails in Carrick Forest.
Girvan’s attractions include the Stumpy Tower, originally built as a prison and today displays fascinating historical exhibits. The McKechnie Institute is also found in Girvan’s town centre, as is a variety of restaurants, cafés and shops to enjoy.
There are no fewer than 20 different castles in the local area. Some are mere ruins and others like Culzean are viewable in all their splendour. The world-famous golf links course, Turnberry, is a few miles up the coast.
Girvan's harbour is a centre of attraction for visitors and offers convenient mooring facilities for visiting yachts. From here you can set off for a day's sea angling or a pleasure trip around Ailsa Craig, the plug of an extinct volcano and now a bird sanctuary.
Family activities such as the various arcades, kids play park, boating pond and the soon to open swimming facilities (March 2017) along with local horse riding/trekking will keep the children entertained. The miles of golden sandy beaches also provides enough space to tire the young ones out so you can enjoy the cosy surroundings of the cottage