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Home Cook School is situated in the Galloway and Southern Ayrshire Biosphere

It is an area of great beauty and recreation. It’s a great place to explore and get off the beaten track to marvel at nature up close. Galloway and Southern Ayrshire offers a wealth of opportunities, from the challenge of mountain biking through the Galloway Forest, to cycling along routes with spectacular views over mountain, moor and sea. The Ayrshire coastal path is one of the finest panoramic coastlines in Britain, steeped in history and teeming with wildlife. The Biosphere is a special place to enjoy.

Local Accommodation

Balkissock Lodge (B&B), near Ballantrae, South Ayrshire, Scotland, KA26 0LP.
To book contact Cordelia Galley on  or call 01465 831 537

Barwheys (self-catering accommodation and events space), Maybole, South Ayrshire, KA19 7JS. To book email or call 01655 750000

Coila Guest House (B&B), 10 Holmston Road, Ayr, South Ayrshire, KA7 3BB.
To book email or call 01292 262 642

Crawfordston Cottage (self-catering accommodation), Kirkmichael, South Ayrshire, Scotland, KA19 7JS.
To book contact Bea Holden or call 01655 770 247

Elsay May Farmhouse Lodges, Park Farm, Turnberry, Girvan, South Ayrshire, KA26 9ND. Click to book

Glenapp Castle Hotel, Ballantrae, South Ayrshire, Scotland, KA26 0NZ.
Book via website or call 01465 831 212

Holly Tree Cottage, Main Street, Straiton, South Ayrshire, Scotland, KA19 7NF.
To book contact Bea Holden or call 01655 770 247

The Lodge and Old Church, Minishant, South Ayrshire (self-catering accommodation). To enquire, use the link which will direct you to Air BnB listings.

Trump Turnberry (Hotel, Spa and Golf Resort), Maidens Road, Ayrshire, Scotland, KA26 9LT
To book email or call 01655 331 000

Woodland Bay Hotel, Woodland Farm, Girvan, KA26 0HP. Call 01465 710700 to book

Things to do

A.D. Rattray’s Whiskey Experience and Whisky Shop, 32 Main Road, Kirkoswald, Ayrshire, KA19 8HY
Call 01655 760 308 to book a whisky tasting

Culzean Castle and Country Park, Maybole, South Ayrshire, KA19 8LE
Tel 01655 884 455

Little Turnberry Farm and Chicken Nest, Maidens, Girvan, Scotland, KA26 9NQ
Tel 01655 332 635