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.
We would highly recommend The Granary - it's certainly one of the best self-catering properties we've ever stayed in. Spacious, extremely comfortable, beautifully furnished and very well-equipped. The main living room is fantastic, and I must mention the bed, which was possibly the most comfy I've ever slept in! It's the sort of place you'd happily (as we did!!) spend rainy days just relaxing, reading and enjoying the peace and lovely views.
Location is great - you feel away from it all yet it's only a short drive into Largs."Really Lovely"
Our family visited Scotland for the first time this September and we were recommended to stay at Noddsdale. As there were 5 of us we stayed in Bell Loft which had a lovely homey ambiance with the welcoming homemade shortbread and flowers. Loved sitting around the fireplace and relaxing.
Beautiful rooms, décor and grounds of the estate which we hiked up in the morning to see beautiful views of Largs. Great base for exploring the area."Amazing stay in Bell Loft"
Willow Cottage (Noddsdale) had everything needed for a carefree holiday/break in North Ayrshire. The cottage was equipped to the highest standard and just a couple of miles from Largs in an extremely picturesque location - ideal for exploring the coast and popping across to the islands.