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Our guest house has recently been fully renovated and tastefully furnished throughout to a high standard retaining many of the original Victorian features. bytheSea is a family run business and on arrival you will receive a friendly welcome from Julie and Wilson McIlwaine. bytheSea is situated within a prime, central location 100 yards from the beach, children’s outdoor and indoor play areas and a five minute walk from excellent restaurants, bars and shops.
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Free Parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Breakfast included
Non-Smoking Hotel
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Family Rooms
Non-Smoking Rooms
Refrigerator in room
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Had a lovely weekend in By the sea guesthouse. Would highly recommend, spotlessly clean and exceptional breakfast. Wilson and Julie are excellent hosts who went out their way to make us feel welcomed. Excellent location for local shops, beach, restaurants and theatre. Will
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From the first moment to leaving, i had a fantastic stay. The day before i was due to stay, the proprietor provided me with a car parking permit allowing me to park my car early morning the day of my stay which prevented any car park fees that day. On arrival at approx 4.30 i
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Very good value if you are willing to park on the street. The property has no off-street parking. Guests are given a windscreen sticker that entitles a vehicle to parkall day on the streets nearby. There were plenty of spaces when we visited. The room really ticked our boxes.
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Firstly, Julie was incredibly kind and accommodating, as we hoped for an early luggage drop with our very early AM arrival. Instead, she let us check in and get settled (as well as dry off a bit from the rain). The room was cozy, with space to hang our slightly dripping rain
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Booked in for an overnight stay, after reading reviews i was not disappointed. Fabulous place, near beach and town centre. Room was fab, great view, breakfast was fantastic. Could not fault this place one bit, staff and owners friendly and welcoming, will definately stay here
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B&B ByTheSea, unser Zimmer
The double room I stayed in. Love the cushions!
Tea/coffee making facilities provided in room.
Bedroom door,
Check in and check out times please
I would contact them directly to find out as that kind of thing can change. It's a lovely property and the breakfasts are FAB!
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Hi there. By the Sea is a fantastic guest house. The sea views are only partial though to the side but it's seconds from the lovely sea front. It's only munutes from the Town with lots of eating places. Best wishes Andy
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"We stayed in Room 6 Twin ground floor perfect for elderly. It overlooks a shared patio area which everyone has access to."
"Fromt Rooms would offer much better views."
"Biggest attic room I have ever been in spotless and best ever breakfast."
"all the rooms r good and the staff was magic"
"Top floor where we stayed was very quiet."
US$62 - US$113 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
United KingdomScotlandSouth AyrshireAyr
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