Thistle Cottage is located within  a 2 minutes walk of the town centre and 5 minutes from the seafront and the ferry crossing to Great Cumbrae and Millport.

Vikingar the Viking history museum; the leisure centre with swimming pool and the ten pin bowling alley are also within a short walk and there are two golf clubs at either end of the town.

Largs marina is close by, as is The Pencil, the monument to the Battle of Largs which saw the Vikings driven out of Scotland in 1263. Opposite the marina is Kelburn Country Park with its historic house, country walks and pony trekking.

In the summer months Largs harbour plays host to The Waverley, the only remaining sea going paddle steamer in the world.

With ferries to Arran, Bute and Dunoon locally and Glasgow and its international airport only 40 minutes drive you are ideally located for a great family break.