Ladyburn is situated in the heart of Ayrshire's Burns Country and is a very convenient base from which to explore this historic part of Scotland. The birthplace of Robert Burns is in Alloway as are the auld Brig o' Doon and the Burns Monument. The National Trust for Scotland's famous Culzean Castle and Country Park, Souter Johnnie's cottage in Kirkoswald, Crossraguel Abbey and the natural phenomenon known as the Croy Brae (Electric Brae) are close by. Slightly further afield are Loch Doon and Loch Trool in the Galloway Forest Park. Loch Lomond and the Trossachs are just over one hour away by car. The present owner of Kilkerran, Sir Charles Fergusson, wishes to extend to the guests of Ladyburn an invitation to walk and enjoy the estate and its policies and perhaps to discover the last of a group of Silver Firs planted by Lord Kilkerran in 1707 to mark the Treaty of Union between Scotland and England.
Cooking: Home Cook School is owner Lindsay's passion. She offers both cookery courses and catering for your stay at the house using seasonal and local produce. Visit her website for more information: https://www.homecookschool.com
Golf: The magnificent International Standard and Competition Courses at Tumberry are just a short drive away. The International Standard Course at Brunston Castle is only 3 miles away at Dailly and the excellent courses at Troon and Prestwick are less than 45 minutes by car.
Cycling: We are located just three-quarters of a mile away from the National Route 7 cycle route. The route takes in breathtaking views, travelling through Glentrool forest, along the Ayrshire coastline, and passing through Loch Lomond and The Trossachs.
Racing: Racing enthusiasts should note that Scotland's Premier Racecourse is at Ayr - about 15 miles away - and holds a full programme for both the Flat (including the Ayr Gold Cup) and National Hunt (featuring the Scottish National).
Fishing: Fly fishing can be arranged on the Kilkerran stretch of the Water of Girvan, also elsewhere on the river and on the neighbouring River Stinchar, which has a high population of juvenile salmon and trout. Trout fishing is found in many local lochs and sea fishing can also be arranged out of Girvan Harbour.
Shooting: Individual guns and parties of up to 8 guns can be arranged and catered for by Ladyburn.
Aircraft: There is a private grass landing strip suitable for light aircraft at users' risk and by prior permission only. Helicopters, however, may land on the lawn at Ladyburn.