A unique countryside retreat offering vital respite.

Nestled in the beautiful Ayrshire countryside, the retreat boasts 32 acres of private land, offering families the opportunity for recreation, reflection, relaxation, relief,   and building resilience. Most importantly, spending this time together.

Our  high quality, five star assisted, self catering cottages are surrounded by beautiful gardens, countryside and local wildlife in addition to our Garden of Wellbeing, Sensory Playpark, Animals and an Area for Reflection.

Whiteleys was once a working farm, and is now owned and run by the charity.  Since its purchase in early 2018, we have worked hard, to convert and renovate the cottages into safe, clean and comfortable places of respite for families. Attention to detail can be seen throughout each cottage and although alike in decor, we have ensured that the Main Cottage is fully accessible for children/young people in wheelchairs with the addition of profiling beds, portable hoist, shower cradle and other additional aids for bathing.

While we strive to provide the highest standards of respite, we listen to families, through consultation and weekly feedback for their views on their respite experience.  We learn through this and  adapt our facilities and services accordingly.


Whiteleys Retreat is located by Alloway, on the outskirts of Ayr in South West Scotland. Local Directions – Head to The Brig O’ Doon Hotel, Alloway, KA7 4PQ. Go over the bridge and keep following the B7024 High Maybole Road for 1.6 miles. Whiteleys Retreat is situated down on your left side.