This property is a 15-minute walk from the beach. Turas-Mara is a beautifully maintained, family-run guest house offering good food and free Wi-Fi. Both Ayr town center and Ayr Rail Station are less than half a mile away.

There are 4 golf courses within a 3 miles radius of the property, including Belleisle, Dalmilling, Prestwick and Prestwick Saint Nicholas Golf Clubs and bespoke golf packages can be arranged.

Turas-Mara is totally nonsmoking. All the bedrooms have a TV with digital Freeview, and facilities for making tea and coffee.

There is private parking at the rear. At the front there is a well-tended garden which is overlooked by the dining room. For guests leaving before 07:00 a takeaway picnic breakfast is available.

This is our guests' favorite part of Ayr, according to independent reviews.

Couples in particular like the location – they rated it 9.7 for a two-person trip.

Turas-Mara Guesthouse has been welcoming guests since Jun 2, 2006

Property Highlights

Located in the top-rated area in Ayr, this property has an excellent location score of 9.6!

Want a great night's sleep? This property was highly rated for its very comfy beds.

Breakfast Info

Continental, Italian, Full English/Irish, Vegetarian, Vegan, Gluten-free, American, Buffet, Breakfast to go

Free Parking Available On Site


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4 reasons to choose Turas-Mara Guesthouse

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  • The staff speaks English
Closest beaches
  • Ayr Beach

    8.5 Very good beach
    3,850 feet from property
  • Greenan Beach

    8.6 Excellent beach
    1.5 miles from property
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Turas-Mara is a beautifully maintained Guest House offering comfortable rooms, good food and free parking. All rooms have complimentary WiFi, ensuites and many other extras included to help you enjoy your stay. Where possible we use local produce and homemade products. We are within easy walking distance of the railway station, shops and all the town facilities. An ideal place to relax and enjoy all the surrounding area has to offer. So why not give us a try.
We like meeting people and providing our guests with comfortable well maintained accommodation. A place to kick of your shoes, put your feet up, relax and feel at home. We are always available to assist in any way we can to help you fully enjoy your stay. We like walking, doing puzzles, watching sport and babysitting our grandchildren real action people. Billy goes to the gym and I am always saying I will. Maybe one day but i think i would rather try golf again..
Turas-Mara is less than a 5 minute walk from Ayr Railway Station. Also only a 5 minute walk from a variety of restaurants recommended by previous guests and the Town Centre. There is 10 pin bowling, indoor and outdoor play areas and seafront all within 10 minutes. All our rooms have DVD players and we have some DVDs you can borrow if you forget to bring your own. There is an award winning Farm Park 10 minutes drive. Culzean Castle and Dumfries House are 20 minutes drive. We are situated in the heart of Burns Country. Golfers will be spoiled for choice with the vast number of courses on our doorstep including 2 Open venues. There is horse racing throughout the year. Scottish Bowls in July, Ayr Flower Show in August and the Air Show in September.
Language spoken: English
What's nearby
  • Ayr Racecourse
    0.9 miles
  • Belleisle Golf Club
    1.1 miles
  • Robert Burns Birthplace Museum
    2 miles
  • Royal Troon
    5 miles
  • Culzean Castle & Country Park
    9.5 miles
  • Dundonald Golf Course
    10.2 miles
  • Ballochmyle Golf Club
    10.5 miles
  • Glasgow Gailes
    10.9 miles
Restaurants & cafes
  • Restaurant Various
    0 miles
  • Cafe/Bar Various
    0 miles
Natural Beauty
  • River Ayr
    0.8 miles
  • Ocean/Sea
    1 miles
Beaches in the Neighborhood
  • Ayr Beach
    3,850 feet
  • Greenan Beach
    1.5 miles
  • Prestwick Beach
    2.9 miles
  • South Beach
    6 miles
Public transit
  • Train Ayr Railway Station
    0.2 miles
Closest Airports
  • Glasgow Prestwick Airport
    3.9 miles
  • Glasgow Airport
    29.3 miles
  • Edinburgh Airport
    60 miles
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Amenities of Turas-Mara Guesthouse
  • Toilet paper
  • Towels
  • Bathtub or shower
  • Private Bathroom
  • Toilet
  • Free toiletries
  • Hairdryer
  • Shower
  • Linens
  • Wardrobe or closet
  • Garden view
  • Outdoor furniture
  • Garden
  • Electric kettle
Room Amenities
  • Socket near the bed
  • Clothes rack
Pets are allowed on request. Charges may apply.
  • Bingo Off-site Additional charge
  • Horseback riding Additional charge
  • Bowling Additional charge
  • Cycling Off-site
  • Hiking
  • Fishing Additional charge
  • Golf course (within 2 miles) Additional charge
  • Tennis court Off-site Additional charge
Living Area
  • Sitting area
  • Desk
Media & Technology
  • iPod dock
  • Flat-screen TV
  • Radio
  • TV
Food & Drink
  • Kids' meals
  • Special diet meals (on request)
  • Tea/Coffee maker
WiFi is available in all areas and is free of charge.
Free public parking is available on site (reservation is not needed).
  • Accessible parking
  • Street parking
  • Secure parking
Front Desk Services
  • Invoice provided
  • Private check-in/out
  • Baggage storage
  • Express check-in/out
Entertainment & Family Services
  • Board games/Puzzles
  • Books, DVDs or music for children
  • Board games/puzzles
Cleaning Services
  • Daily housekeeping
Business Facilities
  • Fax/Photocopying
Safety & security
  • Fire extinguishers
  • CCTV outside property
  • CCTV in common areas
  • Smoke alarms
  • Key access
  • 24-hour security
  • Carbon monoxide detector
  • Designated smoking area
  • Smoke-free property
  • Heating
  • Carpeted
  • Fan
  • Family rooms
  • Ironing facilities
  • Iron
  • Wake-up service/Alarm clock
  • Upper floors accessible by stairs only
Languages Spoken
  • English
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Sustainability initiatives
This property has taken steps to provide more sustainable and eco-friendly travel

House rules Turas-Mara Guesthouse takes special requests – add in the next step!


4:00 PM - 7:30 PM


9:00 AM - 10:30 AM


Cancellation and prepayment policies vary according to accommodations type. Please enter the dates of your stay and check what conditions apply to your preferred room.

Children & Beds

Child policies

Children of all ages are welcome.

To see correct prices and occupancy info, add the number and ages of children in your group to your search.

Crib and extra bed policies

0 - 2 years
Crib by request
Extra bed by request
£15 per child, per night
3 - 12 years
Extra bed by request
£15 per child, per night
13+ years
Extra bed by request
£20 per person, per night

Additional fees are not calculated automatically in the total cost and will have to be paid for separately during your stay.

The maximum number of extra beds and cribs allowed depends on the room you choose. Double-check your selected room for the maximum capacity.

All cribs and extra beds are subject to availability.

Age restriction

The minimum age for check-in is 25

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Smoking is not allowed.


Parties/events are not allowed

Quiet hours

Guests need be quiet between 10:00 PM and 7:00 AM.


Pets are allowed on request. Charges may apply.

The fine print

Arrivals outside check-in times can be possible are subject to availability and by prior arrangement only. Please note we cannot accommodate any arrivals after 22.30.

Please can guests expecting to arrive after 19:00 please give an estimated time of arrival in the comment box of their booking form.

In response to the coronavirus (COVID-19), additional safety and sanitation measures are in effect at this property.

Due to the coronavirus (COVID-19), this property is taking steps to protect the safety of guests and staff. Certain services and amenities may be reduced or unavailable as a result.

Due to coronavirus (COVID-19), this property adheres to strict physical distancing measures.

Due to the coronavirus (COVID-19), wearing a face mask is mandatory in all indoor common areas.

Please inform Turas-Mara Guesthouse of your expected arrival time in advance. You can use the Special Requests box when booking, or contact the property directly using the contact details in your confirmation.

This property does not accommodate bachelor(ette) or similar parties.

FAQs about Turas-Mara Guesthouse

  • Turas-Mara Guesthouse is 2,300 feet from the center of Ayr.

  • Turas-Mara Guesthouse offers the following activities/services (charges may apply):

    • Cycling
    • Hiking
    • Bowling
    • Tennis court
    • Fishing
    • Golf course (within 2 miles)
    • Horseback riding
    • Bingo

  • The nearest beach is 0.8 miles from Turas-Mara Guesthouse.

  • The prices at Turas-Mara Guesthouse may vary depending on your stay (e.g. dates, hotel's policy etc.). To see prices, enter your dates.

  • Check-in at Turas-Mara Guesthouse is from 4:00 PM, and check-out is until 10:30 AM.

  • Room options at Turas-Mara Guesthouse include:

    • Triple
    • Twin
    • Double

  • Guests staying at Turas-Mara Guesthouse can enjoy a highly-rated breakfast during their stay (guest review score: 9.7).

    Breakfast option(s) include:

    • Continental
    • Italian
    • Full English/Irish
    • Vegetarian
    • Vegan
    • Gluten-free
    • American
    • Buffet
    • À la carte
    • Breakfast to go