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Ayrshire Airstream

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· Irvine, Scotland
5 acres hosted by Sarah T.
1 glamping pitch
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Enjoy the comforts of home in nature — including real toilets, showers, and kitchen.
A seriously comfortable 1978 Airstream, complete with a hot tub, fire pit and its own bar.

Ayrshire Airstream’s owners proudly refer to it as “Scotland’s first Airstream B&B” – an American travel trailer completely renovated to provide the perfect blend of peace, quiet, and fun all in a secluded glade. The trailer has been transformed into a tiny house with luxuries such as a tiled wetroom and wood-burning stove, and a private lawn on which you can mix cocktails at its tiki bar or soak up your surroundings in the wood-fired hot tub. It’s a little romantic world within a half-acre of land, so it’s no wonder it’s become a hotspot for engagements, with more than a few couples deeming it the ideal spot to pop the question.

Hosts Sarah and Jack acquired the ‘78 Airstream Excella and then promptly took out anything related to its travelling origins, replacing it with proper furnishings like a king-size bed and a well-equipped kitchen. It sits atop a large wooden deck – complete with outdoor chairs to look out onto the surrounding woodland – that’s all undercover to keep it “Scotland-proof” should the weather take a turn for the worse. 

Get your provided cocktail shaker at the ready and serve up a mojito or two at the tiki bar, before retreating to the designated waterside “chill zone” – relaxing hammock chairs set around the firepit, right next to the stream running through the site. The wood-fired hot tub can take a couple of hours to heat, so make sure you throw in some logs before sinking into it for the evening.

Privacy is paramount here. You’ll check yourself in – the keys are appropriately located in an American-style mailbox – and the only company you’ll have is the nearby wildlife. Keep an eye out for hedgehogs and stoats, and your hosts’ pet chickens also freely roam around the premises. You’ll also have your own access to some countryside walks – the site is along the 15km Irvine Valley trail, with a walk around marshlands in one direction and one along a dike in the other. In these surroundings, it's easy to see why romance is always in the air.

After parking up, you’ll enter a woodland path, then cross over a small footbridge into the secret glade. The site is a 1/2 acre clearing with a lawn ringed by mature trees. You can enjoy a morning coffee at the waterside seating area, or at the campfire spot with its hanging hammock chairs, and nap later on in the tree hammock. The Airstream also has a huge covered deck providing a space to enjoy the view whatever the weather. The romantic wood-burning hot tub is ringed with warm festoon lights all round creating a magical feeling at night. And the centrepiece - at the top of the hill, you’ll be cosy in the tiny house! The interior is surprisingly open and bright, with distinct bedroom, bathroom, kitchen and living room zones. A few genuine 1970s bits and bobs interspersed amongst modern design elements adds to the charm. It’s a space designed for fun and relaxation.Guest accessPark in our farm car park in the dedicated 'guests' spot.Generally guests want to stay in the glamping site and that works for us too, feel free to explore the woods on the other side of the bridge though if you like.Galston is a 25 minute walk away or less if you're a fast walker! You can take the scenic route over the dyke just next to our farm. To do that, walk up the driveway to where the fenced woodland ends and simply go right . Or you can walk along the road towards Loudoun Castle and turn right on the A719.There's also West Loudoun Equestrian Centre next door which offers riding.
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X Mx H.recommends
April 19, 2024
Airstream Woodland Escape
What a magical experience and something completely different. I would highly recommend
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Paul M.recommends
September 29, 2022
Airstream Woodland Escape
amazing airstream in wonderland
omg where do I start. they have thought of everything. the lovely walk through the fairy light enchanted wood over the bridge which is over a stream into wonderland. past the amazing wood burning stove and the bar with a fire pit. onto the deck into the airstream loads of little goodies left a personal message. the wood burner in the aitstream. everywhere you looked you saw the little touches that make this absolutely the best air bnb type place we've stayed . absolutely recommend the host is simply lovely if you go see if you spot the peeing dwarf. brilliant. thank you so much for an amazing time x
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Irvine, Scotland, United KingdomTo respect the Host's privacy, the precise address of this land will be provided after booking
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Hosted by Sarah T.Joined in May 2022
From the host
It’s Scotland’s first Airstream B&B! This 1978 Airstream Excella (turned-tiny-house) offers the perfect escape with a private 1/2 acre glade surrounding you, running stream, wood-fired hot tub, outdoor chill zones including a tiki bar, fire pit, covered deck with chandeliers and axe-throwing game. This one-of-a-kind Airstream conversion is bright, quirky and cozy with wood stove, king bed, sofa bed, plumbed wetroom, full kitchen and even a doorbell! Retro made perfect.
Food and drink

There’s a string of nearby locals beginning in Titchfield Street in Galston, a 20-minute walk from the site. The Standalane is the first you’ll find, with an outdoor seating area, jukebox, and TVs for watching the football, and ending with the Masons Arms, a friendly pub with good prices. For something a little livelier, Kilmarnock is a 15-minute drive away. The Duke is a recommended cafe/bar, and if you want to start your morning the right way, it serves up a robust Full Scottish Breakfast until 12 PM. Inside, it’s all atmospheric lighting and rustic chic – the ideal spot for those Instagram photos of your trip away. On the evening, make your way down to the unique La Dragon, an upmarket Chinese restaurant and champagne bar along the Kilmarnock Water.  You can choose courses or pick from its a la carte or lunch menus – the Thai Green Curry comes highly recommended. It’s suggested that you book here (01563 555993) to avoid disappointment.

Where to go

West Loudon Equestrian Centre is next door, where visitors can book horseback riding. Call them up (07773 952329) to arrange a trail ride or lesson, along with learning about the racehorses that are trained at the centre. If you want to inject some adventure into your break, take the 10-minute drive to Craufurdland Castle and its Tree Top Trials. Here you can brave its Explorer, Pioneer, and Hero courses, which stretch all the way to 45-feet high – that's roughly the size of three double-decker buses, in case you weren't scared enough. Or, if you're looking for something a little more relaxing, book in at the Loudon Gowf Club (01563 821993), an 18-hole golf course with a par of 68. 'Gowf' is the old Scottish world for golf – just in case you were concerned that it's a different sport altogether!

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