Barwheys was once a traditional Ayrshire farm, and is ideal for parties of multi-generational families and friends.
The farmhouse and outbuildings have been renovated to act as three houses and a games barn, sleeping up to 16 guests in total. Each of the houses have their own kitchen and living room, with an open fire or wood-burning stove. The houses are arranged around a central courtyard.
The Farmhouse sleeps 8 guests in 4 bedrooms. Two of the bedrooms are on the ground floor, one is en-suite and the other has an allocated bathroom beyond the kitchen. The two bedrooms upstairs are both en-suite. Two of the rooms in the farmhouse have the option of being twin beds, or superkings. There is a large dining table in the farmhouse, next to the open plan kitchen. The table seats up to 16 guests with plenty of wriggle room. There is a lounge area on the mezzanine above the dining table, with big sofas and a large-screen television.
The Byre sleeps 4 guests in 2 bedrooms, both en-suite, one of the bedrooms can be set up as a twin or superking. The largest of the bedrooms is often used as a honeymoon suite, and has a dressing room area. There is also a panelled sunroom.
The Mill House also sleeps 4 guests in 2 bedrooms, and although the rooms are en-suite, there’s a large bathroom on the ground floor, with an iron roll-top bath.
The Granary is set up as a games barn, and has a large open space on the ground floor. There’s table tennis and table football, as well as a wood-burning stove for jolliness. There’s a Club Room on the galleried floor above, with enough space to drape large exhausted teenagers.
Outside, there’s a lawn for playing games, and around 200 acres of private farmland.
Edmund’s Choice of Extraordinary Feature
“This is a house that really works well for parties with lots of different ages or energy levels. There’s plenty of space for retreat or joining-in, whatever suits the guests.”
About the Location
Barwheys is about a twenty minutes’ taxi drive to Ayr, the nearest town. It has a station, with regular trains running direct to Glasgow. Glasgow airport can be reached by car in around an hour, whilst Prestwick international Airport is 30 mins drive and Edinburgh Airport just over an hour and a half’s drive.
Things to Do
Barwheys is within an easy drive of the Ayrshire coast, through beautiful countryside. There are lots of outdoor sports activities nearby, including boat trips, fishing, cycling and horse riding. Children might like to visit Culzean Castle, with its Adventure Cove area.
Scotland’s Bard, Robert Burns, was born just a few miles away in Alloway and his birthplace and its neighbouring museum are fascinating. The magical Crossraguel Abbey ruins are a well-kept secret just the other side of Maybole and The Great Steward of Scotland’s Dumfries House is about 20 minutes drive away. Barwheys is the perfect location for a golf break with many exceptional courses within easy reach, including Gleneagles, Loch Lomond, Muirfield, St Andrews and Carnoustie.
Ayr itself is a lovely town to visit. It has a long sea front and sandy beaches.
Barwheys is perfect for an intimate family wedding, or for larger weddings if you’d like a marquee. Please contact the house for more details.
Interactive map showing approximate location of Barwheys.