Out and About


Maxwelston Farm is nestled at the foot of Hadyard Hill, on the edge of the village of Dailly in South Ayrshire. We are located approximately 5 miles from Girvan and 3 miles from Maybole.  Established as a coal mining village, Dailly sits on the Girvan Water.  On the edge of the village are the ruins of the old and new Dalquharran Castle.


There are a number of trail routes starting from the village centre in Dailly.

The Barony Hill Trail (10.6 km) and Kilgrammie Trail (7.6 km) take in the scenic views over the countryside.

The Maxwellston Hill Trail (5.5 km) offers a more challenging walk with compass skills required to reach the summit of Hadyard Hill. 

The Lindsayston Trail (4.5 km) offers a short walk with views over to the Dalquaharran Castle ruins.


South Ayrshire offers a number of golf courses, with some open all year to those visiting the local area.

Girvan Golf Club, just a short drive from the farmhouse, has spectacular views over the Ailsa Craig. A shorter course at just over 5000yds. 

Maybole Golf Club is perfect for beginners or those looking for a more relaxing round of golf.

Turnberry Golf Club, with its world famous courses overlooking Ailsa Craig and Arran offers two 18-hole courses and a shorter 9-hole course.

Troon Links Golf Club offers three courses to choose from, for beginners, or for those looking for a more challenging round of golf.


The Ayrshire Alps (Wallacetown and Hadyard) and National Byways cycle routes  sit on either side of Dailly and offer another way to enjoy the views over the hills of South Ayrshire.

local amenities


Eating Out

We can give recommendations for a restaurant if you are dining out when you are staying with us.  

Local popular restaurants include Souter Johnnies Inn in Kirkcoswald, The Kirkton Inn in Dalrymple, Austins in Girvan and Beulahs Bar and Restaurant on the edge of Girvan.

Things To Do

If you enjoy a tipple we are lucky to have Grants Distillery, makers of Grants Whisky and Hendricks Gin,  just a couple of miles along the road, at Girvan.  The distillery have recently opened up their Hendricks Gin Palace for visitors.  

We also have The Whisky Experience, at Kirkcoswald, who have staff that can recommend a bottle and offer whisky tasting events.

For families, Girvan's Quay Zone has a soft play area and large swimming pool and is open seven days a week.

Further up the road, on the edge of Ayr, Heads of Ayr Farm Park is a great day out for children and adults, with a wide selection of animals, and activities including boat rides and quad biking.


Ayr Central, around 20 minutes drive, has a selection of popular high street stores. If you fancy a bigger shopping trip, trains run regularly from Girvan to Glasgow City Centre.

Dalduff Wedding Venue

We are just a short drive from the popular Dalduff Wedding Venue at Crosshill  and we frequently host wedding guests.