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Barwheys is a stunning luxury farm complex to rent on an exclusive use basis in the rolling green hills of Ayrshire. It was opened in 2012 and has recently been awarded the top five star rating from Visit Scotland. Barwheys sleeps up to 16 people in 8 beautiful bedrooms each with en-suite facilities. Two double storey halls enable the whole party to cook, eat and play together and numerous sitting and dining areas inside and out provide space for our guests to relax in.
Visit Robert Burns country. As you drive into Alloway your first stop will be to visit the 18th century thatched cottage where Robert Burns was born on 25th Jan 1759. Just a little further on is the new Robert Burns Birthplace Museum which celebrates the life and prodigious talent of Scotland’s most cherished poet and houses the world’s largest collection of Burns’s manuscripts, along with many of the poet’s personal possessions, from his desk, chair and writing set through to his pistols and waistcoat buttons. Explore the atmospheric Auld Kirk of Alloway which dates back to the 16th Century. Burns' father, William Burness and his sister, Isabella Burns Begg are buried in the kirkyard. Finally cross and have photos taken at the picturesque Brig o ’Doon from the famous epic poem “Tam o ’Shanter”.
Nearby is Culzean Castle. The Kennedy Family is one of Scotland’s oldest families and can trace their ancestry to Robert the Bruce. Culzean Castle was their principal seat from 1759, the castle and its landscape reflecting their status and aspirations. Over the centuries, the Kennedy’s transformed a medieval tower house, built to protect its inhabitants during dangerous times, into one of the grandest country houses in Ayrshire. Take a tour here and visit the famous Eisenhower suite granted to him for his lifetime in gratitude after World War II.