Local Activities

Explore the wonderful woodland walks near the banks of the River Ayr. Birds, wildlife, trees and flowers abound in surrounding countryside for you to enjoy. In the heart of Burns country, Pant Farmhouse is the perfect location to explore the whole of South West Scotland.The region boasts three Open championship courses, with five of the UK’s top 100 golf courses along with around 50 courses to choose from.

Whether it is walking, cycling, or motoring through the myriad of quiet roads, visiting the castles in an area, or exploring the Ayrshire coastline or islands, there is something for everyone.

Enjoy walking along the 44 mile River Ayr Way right on the doorstep or the Ayrshire Coastal 100 mile long footpath nearby. The local area also boasts Scotland’s only ‘road cycling park’, a 15 mile network known as the Ayrshire Alps.

The region boasts three Open championship courses, with five of the UK’s top 100 golf courses along with around 50 courses to choose from. Within easy reach are the world-famous golf courses of Royal Troon, Prestwick and Trump Turnberry, and the seaside town of Ayr offers a range of restaurants, cafés, shops as well as hosting horse racing events throughout the year at the Ayr Racecourse.

Just a short ferry ride takes you to “Scotland in miniature” on the Isle of Arran, or to Cumbrae where cycling round the island is one of the best ways to explore the island.

Other local places worth a visit are Culzean Castle, Heads of Ayr Farm Park, the Dark Sky Observatory, Footgolf at Roodlea, the Boswell Coachhouse Tree and Hobbit House as well as the heated open-air pool in Cumnock.

Dumfries House, which has been made famous by Chippendale furniture and links to Prince Charles, has beautiful gardens and an adventure playground to explore and is only 5 miles away.

Set in the heart of Rabbie Burns country, there are many local attractions including Burns Cottage, the Burns Memorial Museum and the Brig o’Doon, the bridge from the famous poem ’Tam o’Shanter’.

Glasgow, Stirling and Edinburgh are close enough for a day trip, as is Loch Lomond and The Trossachs National Park.

Pant Farmhouse is easily accessible:

Travel by main roads from the central belt of Scotland and the North of England. Prestwick Airport, the home to Ryanair and cheap flights is just half an hour’s drive, and Glasgow Airport is an hour’s drive away.

Forty minutes north of us is the main ferry terminal at Ardrossan for travel to and from the Isle of Arran, with Largs another ten minutes further up the coast for access to the Isle of Cumbrae.

The closest train station is 7 miles away at Auchinleck, Ayr beach 10 miles. Mauchline shops and pubs 3 miles, Stair Inn and restaurant 2 miles.