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Ayr HotelsFailte B&B is a privately owned, well-established Bed and Breakfast owned by Jennifer Thomson and situated in Ayr on the west coast of Scotland in the heart of Robert Burn's country Ayrshire.

Well known for it's good food and Scottish hospitality.You can have breakfast of choice, full Scottish breakfast or Continental breakfast, Smoked salmon,variety of cold meats, fruit,cheeses etc which ever you desire.

Prestwick International Airport is only a 10 minute drive. Newton on Ayr Railway Station only 2 minute walk from Failte. Newton on Ayr Railway Station (Rail link to Glasgow Prestwick Airport) Bus stop outside Failte for all major destinations.

Ayr Racecourse is only 5 minutes by car or a pleasent 10 minute walk. Northfield Bowling Complex is a 5 minute walk. Ayr town centre 15 minutes walk. Local golf courses are all nearby.
All of these destinations are on Failte's doorstep.

The Bed & Breakfast is a member of South Ayrshire Golf Advance Booking Service.

It also prides itself on being a Euro friendly establishment accepting the currency as payment. All overseas visitors made welcome. Late arrivals and early departures welcome. Private car park available.

Failte Accommodation

Rooms consist of:
- Double En suite Room:
Our Double En suite Room offers en suite facilities is based on 2 adults sharing a room with a Double Bed and includes:
• Full Scottish Breakfast or Continental which ever you prefer.
• Hospitality tray with tea and coffee making facilities Biscuits provided.
• TV with Freeview.
• Free WiFi in the room.
• Toiletries provided.
• Hairdryer.
• Single occupancy available
• An extra folding Bed and Cot maybe available for children.
• Room only rates by request.

Twin Room/Double Room:
Our Twin Room is based on 2 adults sharing a room with 2 Single Beds and includes:
• Full Scottish Breakfast or Continental which ever you prefer.
• Hospitality tray with tea and coffee making facilities Biscuits provided.
• TV with Freeview
• Free WiFi in the room.
• Toiletries provided.
• Hairdryer.
• Wash Hand Basin in room.
• Single occupancy available.
• Bath Robes provided.
• Shower and toilet facilities shared.
• An extra folding Bed and Cot maybe available for children.
Twin/Double Room has shared Shower room facilities.
The twin room has 2 single beds but can be adapted to a double room

Double Room:
Our Double Room is based on 2 adults sharing a Double Bed and includes:
• Full Scottish Breakfast or Continental which ever you prefer.
• Hospitality tray with tea and coffee making facilities Biscuits provided.
• TV with Freeview.
• Free WiFi in the room.
• Toiletries provided.
• Hairdryer
• Wash Hand Basin in room.
• Single occupancy available.
• Bath Robes provided.
• Shower and toilet facilities shared.
• An extra folding Bed and Cot maybe available for children

Failte Facilities

• Drying Facilities
• En suite Some
• Family Rooms
• Hairdryer in Bedrooms
• Hi-Fi
• Limited Parking
• Linen Provided
• Non-Smoking Establishment
• Payphone Provided
• Porterage
• Private Parking
• Satellite Cable in Rooms
• Tea and Coffee Making Facilities in Bedrooms
• Telephone in Unit
• Towels
• TV in Bedrooms
• Twin Double Rooms
• Video
• Washbasin in Bedroom
• Washing Machine

Failte B&B is located in Ayr on the main road between Prestwick and Ayr town centre ( A79 ) making it ideal for location for Prestwick and Glasgow International Airports, and the Irish ferry sailing into Troon from Larne.

Ayr town centre and railway station is within a short walk from Failte and Glasgow city is only 40 minutes away by car. Edinburgh city centre is a 90 minute drive.

Bus stop for Glasgow City Centre is outside Failte's door.
Ayrshire, on the south west coast of Scotland has always been a popular short break destination and in recent years it has got easier and easier to get to with the growth of low cost airlines such as Ryanair, fast ferries from Ireland and improved rail and road connections including the new M77 motorway linking Glasgow with Ayrshire.
It is now well within a couple of hour's reach of much of Europe making it the perfect short break or golf destination.

The Isle of Arran is connected to Ayrshire via the fifty five minute crossing on Cal Mac ferries from Ardrossan to Brodick or from the Mull of Kintyre from Clonaig.

The following information should be of some help in planning your journey to Ayrshire and Arran.
Glasgow Prestwick International Airport:
Prestwick Airport is located around 23 miles from Glasgow and is connected to the city by road and rail. With the recent opening of the new M77 Ayrshire is now less than thirty minutes drive from Glasgow city centre. Prestwick Airport is only a few minutes from Troon and Ayr and well connected to the rest of Ayrshire by an excellent road network.

Low cost airline Ryanair fly into Prestwick from London Stansted, Bournemouth and Dublin and Shannon in Ireland. They also fly in from Scandinavia; Gothenburg and Stockholm Skavsta in Sweden and Oslo in Norway. There are now three flights from Germany (Frankfurt Hahn, Hamburg and Dusseldorf), Brussels Charleroi in Belgium and Paris Beauvais bringing together the Auld Alliance of France and Scotland. Italy is connected via Rome Ciampino, Pisa and Milan Orio al Serio; Spain has flights from Girona and Murcia.

P&O Irish Ferries:
P&O Irish Ferries run the fast ferry operation from Larne into Troon. The crossing takes less than two hours from Ireland to Scotland from March to September on the reliable P&O Express fast craft. Time on board may be short but you'll enjoy a host of facilities including restaurant, bar, gift shop and children's play area.

Troon is just a 10-minute drive from Ayr and 30 minutes to the city of Glasgow, offering a whole range of destinations within easy reach. P&O Irish Ferries bookings can be made online at www.poirishsea.com

Stena Line:
Stena Line have both ferry and fast craft sailings between Belfast City Centre to Stranraer. The sailing takes about ninety minutes on the HSS fast ferry and the drive to the heart of Ayrshire less than an hour. Bookings can be made online at www.stenaline.co.uk

Glasgow Airport:
Glasgow Airport is situated to the west of the city making Ayrshire easily accessible from the airport. Glasgow Airport has international flights direct from the United States, Canada, Dubai and throughout Europe and the UK with airlines flying inbound including easyJet, flyglobespan, British Airways, Air Canada, Emirates, Aer Lingus, Flybe, British Midland and Air Scotland.
The airport is now connected by motorway all the way to Ayrshire on the M77 in less than thirty minutes.

Caledonian Macbrayne:
"Cal Mac", as they are affectionately known, sail to twenty-two islands and four peninsulas on Scotland's West Coast. From Arran in the south to Lewis in the north, their network covers some of the most beautiful and dramatic places in Scotland allowing you to get away from it all by ferry and discover a different world. Feries can be easily booked online and advance reservations are recommended for may routes.

Activities include the following:
Great Location for Ayrshire Attractions:
- Ayr Racecourse
- Scottish Grand National
- Ayr Gold Cup
- Northfield Bowling Complex
- Ayr Gaiety Theatre
- Electric Brae
- Ayr United Football Club
- Numerous Golf courses nearby.

Ayrshire is well placed to offer the visitor plenty of things to do. It has a wide range of visitor attractions across the county and Castles and historic trails abound with many famous sites of interest and ruins to be explored and an abundance of family attractions and outdoor sports facilities.

History and heritage loom large with a list including the very splendid Culzean Castle, nearby Dundonald Castle and other country parks and castles at Kelburn and Dean. Robert Burns was born in nearby Alloway and there are now attractions showcasing his life and works and in May every year a festival of the arts, Burns an' a" That, celebrates his influence.

For the Burns enthusiast or even just the casual visitor a trip to the Burns National Heritage Park is a must. You can enjoy the audio-visual interpretation of Tam O'Shanter Experience before strolling along the road to visit Burns Cottage.

Continue the experience with a visit to Souter Johnnie's Cottage or the Bachelor's Club.
For the family how about the Heads of Ayr Farm Park, Vikingar, Loudoun Castle Theme Park or experience a bit of industrial heritage at the Scottish Maritime Museum.

Family leisure centres include The Magnum, Galleon Leisure Centre and The Citadel in Ayr. Other outdoor and sporting facilities include the Newmilns Snow Centre which is about fifteen minutes from Kilmarnock and offers dry slope skiing and snowboarding facilities.
Wedding venues in Ayr which are nearby include Western House Hotel and Brig o'Doon Hotel.

Golf Attractions Close-by:
Brittish Open Golf Venues nearby include: Old Troon Golf Course and Turnberry Golf Course (British Open Golf Championship 2009)
Ayrshire is world famous for its golf courses and it boasts three Open Championship courses The Ailsa at Turnberry, Prestwick and Royal Troon and it was recently announced that The Open Championship will indeed return to Ayrshire at Turnberry in 2009.
In addition there are a host of quality links courses such as Kilmarnock Barassie, Glasgow Gailes, Western Gailes, The Dundonald, Irvine Bogside, West Kilbride, the Turnberry Kintyre and Prestwick St Nicholas.
In Ayr and Troon you'll find three of the best muncipal courses in the country at Lochgreen and Darley and Belleisle in addition there are other additional public golf courses run by the local councils the length of the county.
Other inland courses also provide a challenge including the excellent Brunston Castle near Turnberry or Loudoun Gowf Club just outside Kilmarnock. Prestwick also has a third course, the inland layour at St Cuthbert's.
For the James Braid trail aficionados you can enjoy three layouts in Ayrshire - Irvine Bogside, Routenburn and West Kilbride.
Discount Golf Cards:
Discount golf cards are also available in both Ayrshire and The Isle of Arran.

Email Failte enquiries & reservations: bookscotland@madbookings.com