A delightful Country Cottage set in a beautiful enclosed garden, Willow is one of two semi-detached former under gardeners cottages for Noddsdale Estate. It is the perfect place for a family holiday with room for a small child and an infant, well behaved dogs and easily accessible with a ramp at the back door.
The front door is reached by steps and leads into the sunroom/porch which is large enough for a small table and chairs to enjoy the views over the countryside to the Firth of Clyde beyond. One double/twin bedroom is downstairs and the first floor, with charming coombed ceilings and velux windows has one double/twin bedroom, a shower room and a third smaller bedroom, which we call the Cabin and has a full size single bed and a travel cot.
On the ground floor, the sitting room which has an open fire, leads through to the kitchen/dining room. The hob and oven are electric; there is a fridge/freezer and a dishwasher. Plenty of crockery and glass and child friendly plates etc. The dining table seats up to 6 and there is a high chair plus a junior chair to keep the youngsters happy.
There is a bathroom which has a bath and a separate walk in shower and a utility room with a washing machine and tumble drier by the back door. There is a drying whirlygig outside the utility room if you would rather use the Ayrshire breeze in dry weather.
The cottage is very well equipped and has oil central heating. Logs are supplied for the open fire in the sitting room. There is a shed in the garden where garden chairs are stored and could be useful for bikes etc.
Pillows and duvets are 100% British Wool from The Wool Room, traceable back to the farm they came from, allergy friendly and wonderfully comforting – warm in winter and cool in summer – bliss! Linen is 100% cotton and at least 250 thread count. The beds are large and comfortable for a great sleep.
Set back from Brisbane Glen Road, there is parking for 2 cars and it is just under 2 miles from the centre of Largs. The Glen is a peaceful place to enjoy a holiday with walks up Knock Hill opposite the entrance to the cottages, and walks up behind Noddsdale House onto the hill with fabulous views over the Firth of Clyde, Cumbrae, Bute and Arran. We have our own micro hydro electric scheme with a small dam up the hill and we also have a tennis court in the garden which is shared with the family and other guests. Do bring your own tennis racquets etc if you would like to play.
After a tumultuous few months working in the NHS and our long planned for holiday cancelled, we found Willow cottage online and contacted Jane, the owner. The cottage is in a lovely setting with a gorgeous garden to enjoy the sun when it shines! Willow cottage is in a great location for exploring lots of nearby sights. The owners, Jane and Chris have thought of everything in terms of making this a home from home and the cleanliness and condition of the cottage were excellent. There were some lovely touches like flowers, milk and homemade shortbread when we arrived. Chris and Jane responded readily to any issues we had and went over and above to resolve them. The weather wasn’t always kind to us but they were! I would have no hesitation in recommending this place.
August 2020Just wonderful
We really enjoyed our stay at Willow Cottage. The Cottage is a very high standard and has everything you could possibly need on holiday. We thoroughly enjoyed exploring the local area as there is lots to see and do. We also loved the local walks and enjoyed playing tennis on the courts. Many thanks to Jane and Chris for a great holiday, we hope to return for another visit!"Fantastic stay at Willow Cottage"
Willow Cottage and surrounding area was a welcome break away from home, especially after lockdown began to be lifted. Jane and Chris are excellent hosts and catered for all our needs. The home is set up so as to not want form anything away from home, the house and setting had everything we needed, except good weather which is never a guarantee. A nice touch too was the home-baking on arrival, Jane even catered for the nut allergy in the family. They could not be any more attentive. The house is set in lovely greenery and was great to have the Tennis Court and walks on tap in the surrounding area, with amazing views towards Cumbrae and Bute. A short walk or drive into Largs is so easy too. And its wonderful to come back to the house after a day exploring to the peace and quiet. As a family of 5 adults, we had a terrific time. Thank you.
July 2020A welcome home away from home