Upon booking this accommodation, the owners were very understanding of our need for it to be Covid safe, as I was shielding. Upon arrival everything was beautifully presented and spotlessly clean. The owners were very friendly, helpful and only lived next door, which was handy when I wasn't sure how the TV worked!
The villa had a very well equipped kitchen, including a washing machine, tumble dryer and dishwasher. There was an airing rack too, which was useful for wet coats after a walk. There was so much storage space in the bedroom and hallway so it was easy to keep the place tidy. One bathroom had a bath with shower over it, the other had a shower cubicle. The kitchen-diner had expansive windows with views of the garden and adjacent park. It also boasted a rather nice breakfast bar which we found ourselves using for every meal. The villa had real wood floors and the decor was classy and modern. We especially liked the artificial floral arrangements. Every detail seemed to have been carefully thought out. We wanted for nothing.
As advertised, the beach is 4 mins walk away. It's a safe, sandy beach with warm, shallow waters - ideal for paddling. Ardrossan is an ideal location for exploring southern Scotland. The railway station, taking you to the port, is only 3 mins walk away. From the port, you can catch a 55 min ferry to Arran, which is definitely worth doing. Up the coast, in Largs (about 11 miles away), you can catch a 10 min ferry to Great Cumbrae which stole our hearts. It was so picturesque, especially the view of the islands and sea from the central viewpoint. We also visited Kelburn Country Park nearby, which was a good spot for country walks and viewpoints. There was a lot to see and do there for children too. Culzean Castle, 30 miles away, was idyllic as it was set in wooded grounds, adjacent to the sea. Again, a great place for lengthy walks, especially during Covid when indoor attractions were shut.
What a lovely stay at Sorbie Villa. Everything we could need, a real home from home and so welcoming. Thank you!