Ballantrae and its surrounding district of Carrick lies in the south west part of the southern uplands of Scotland. It is a beautiful unspoilt region of hills and heather, with a magnificent coastline looking across to Ailsa Craig, Arran, the Mull of Kintyre and Northern Ireland.

The village of Ballantrae is situated at the mouth of the River Stinchar and was once an important fishing village. Today there is a shallow picturesque harbour for small fishing boats catching crabs and lobsters. There is a shop, post office, pub, resident doctor and public tennis court.

With marked river, woodland, seaside and farm walks direct from the door, the house is situated just off the Ayrshire Coastal Path (www.ayrshirecoastalpath.org) Scotland’s long distance walking route along one of the finest panoramic coastlines in the British Isles. The coastline is crowned with a superb backdrop of the ever-changing profile of Ailsa Craig and the mountains of Arran across the Firth of Clyde. The area is steeped in history and teeming with wildlife , including red squirrels, roe deer, otters and seals and is a haven for bird watchers on the moors and estuary.

Ballantrae has a network of paths, two public tennis courts and the small harbour, the beach, pub shop and several cafes are all within walking distance of the house.