The Old Retreat in Skelmorlie, Largs
"The Old Retreat" in Skelmorlie, near Largs in Ayrshire is a very large holiday cottage sleeping 20 people. The Old Retreat is an ideal place to get away for a few days with friends, and the outdoor hot tub
makes a relaxing place to spend the evening and watch the sun go down over the Firth of Clyde.
The Old Retreat sleeps 20 people in 5 bedrooms, with the bedrooms being made-up of the following:
A king-side bed
Two doubles and a bunk
Double bed with single over, and bunk bed
Double bed with single over
Twin beds and bunk bed
There are 3 bathrooms at The Old Retreat.
The Old Retreat has a combined living room and kitchen with a Freeview TV, DVD player, Blu-ray player, CD player, iPod dock, electric oven, gas hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, dish washer and washing machine.
You have a separate dining room and a sauna room too.
The Old Retreat has Wi-Fi, gas central heating, with your gas, electricity, towels and bed linen all included in the cost of your holiday.
Outside The Old Retreat has a lawned with views over the Firth of Clyde; a patio area and that private outdoor hot tub (the hot tub features in a couple of the photos on this page).
The Old Retreat is pet friendly, which means that those with a dog in the family can holiday here and enjoy those walks in the Clyde Muirshiel Regional Park!
What's going on around The Old Retreat
The Old Retreat has a lovely located on the edge of the Firth of Clyde. You can explore the delights of Ayrshire during your holiday here, with the town of Largs being 5 miles down the coast road. Largs has a choice of shops, pubs and restaurants; however the nearest restaurant is 200 yards from The Old Retreat.
Skelmorlie is at the start of the Ayrshire Coastal Path
, this 100 mile walk runs along the coast of Ayrshire (as you'd expect from the walks' name), with Skelmorlie being the northern point. You may not want to walk the entire length of the Ayrshire Coastal Path during your holiday at The Old Retreat - but it's certainly worth spending an hour or two taking in those vistas - and you can always return to the hot tub
Part of the Ayrshire Coastal Path near The Old Retreat
Part of the Ayrshire Coastal Path, which runs from Skelmorlie in the north of Ayrshire to Ballantrae in the south
If golf is more your thing, the famous Turnberry Gold Course is 50 miles south.
The Clyde Muirshiel Regional Park can be found in the eastern side of The Old Retreat, with a variety of outdoor pursuits for you to try - there's walking and cycling in abundance, with water-sports available too - sailing, canoeing and powerboating.
Two of Scotland's largest cities: Glasgow and Edinburgh are easily accessible for a day out from The Old Retreat.
If you want to visit one of Scotland's islands during your time here, you nip across to Cumbrae, Arran or Bute for the day.
One final thing to say about The Old Retreat is that, although this holiday cottage sleeps 20 people, if your holiday party is larger than this, you can always book The Old Nunnery
next door as well - The Old Nunnery sleeps 24 people, so between the two of them
The Old Retreat and The Old Nunnery can sleep 44 people - that really is quite a holiday.
One of the bedrooms at The Old Retreat
One of the five bedrooms at The Old Retreat near Largs - The Old Retreat can sleep 20 people in total
The private hot tub outside The Old Retreat in Skelmorlie, Ayrshire
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