About us

Hi I’m Jessica! We are a family run beef and sheep farm located in East Ayrshire.

We started this venture over 3 years ago with Hazell’s Lodge and Faodail Cottage (now called the hobbit) and due to popular demand we now have four 2 person ‘pods’ and two large houses which are proving very popular for families and groups of friends. 

We are both heavily involved in the day to day running of both the Farm and the Holiday accommodation and we have a bunch of Kids so you will likely see us at some point during your stay. 

Please feel free to stop and say hello and ask any questions if you have them!

You can follow us on Instagram @ayrshire_rural_retreats or Facebook and TikTok @ayrshireruralretreats


Enjoy the best of both worlds when staying in a rural location, with lots of local amenities and things to do near by:

Local Towns: Galston (Shops and takeaways) – 2mi Kilmarnock – 6mi Glasgow – 23mi Troon – 16mi Ayr – 17mi Local Activities: Treetops Zip Wire & Craufurdland Estate – 3mi Newmilns Dri Ski slope – 3mi Loudoun Leisure Centre – 1.5mi Loudoun Golf Club – 2mi Scottish Paintball Arena – 2mi Dean Castle and Kay Park – 5mi Whitelees Wind Farm – 6mi Ayrshire Athletics Arena – 5mi Dark Skies Observatory – 23mi Blackstone Clydesdales, Horse Riding – 16 mi Our top restaurant recommendations: The Lairds Table, Craufurdland Estate – 3mi The Glass House, Rowallen Castle – 7mi La Dragon, Chinese and Cocktail Bar, Kilmarnock – 5mi Maggies Bar and Grill, Kilmarnock – 5mi


We want you to come here to relax and enjoy our wonderful countryside.

For your benefit please respect the following house rules:

  • No smoking in the house or hottub 
  • Pets are welcome but please bring your own dog bed / food and we do not allow pets on furniture And all dog fowl must be removed
  • You break it, you pay for it! 

A Little Bit of R and R! #stayherescotland