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11 Bedroom House Sleeps Up To 22 Adults + 4 Children. Games Room, WiFi. Hot Tub



Updated: 25-Apr-2017
  • Sleeps 26
  • 11 Bedrooms
  • 9 Bathrooms
  • Parking
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Internet
  • Dish washer
  • Washing machine
  • Towels provided
  • Linens provided
  • Wheelchair access
  • Accept Credit Cards
  • Bookable online

About the property

Sea Views & Hot Tub In Skelmorlie 45 Mins From Glasgow,

Balvonie House is located in Skelmorlie; just 45 mins drive from Glasgow. The house sits high above the town and enjoys sea views from many rooms in the house.

The accommodation comprises of:-

Ground Floor:

A large entrance hall with wood burning stove and 2 sofas.

Sitting Room with open fire, 3 large sofas and 4 occasional chairs and a cinema style screen that rolls down in front of the fireplace on which you can watch TV or DVDs.

The spacious kitchen and has 2 tables, one that seats 6 and the other seating 8. It is well equipped with 2 ovens, an induction hob, a combination oven / microwave, large fridge, large freezer and dishwasher.

Next door to the kitchen is the dining room with table and chairs to seat 22; there is a second table in the window that can seat further 4 to 6 guests. There are speakers that you can attach iPods and other devices to.

The games room has a pool / snooker table, a large TV with DVD and Xbox as well as a selection of childrens' toys and games.

There is also a utility room which has as a second fridge / freezer as well as washing machine and tumble dryer.

There is a ground floor twin room with en-suite wet room; this is suitable for wheelchair access. A ramp can also be provided for the front door.

There are 2 cloakrooms on the ground floor.

First Floor:

Bedroom One has a 4-poster king size bed. Next door there is a combined dressing room and bathroom with a square bath set in the window to enjoy the sea views, a walk in shower, wash hand basin and w.c, wardrobes, a sofa and dressing table.

Bedroom Two has a double bed and en-suite bathroom with teardrop shaped bath, walk in shower, wash hand basin and w.c.

Bedroom Three is the largest bedroom which has an Emperor bed (which is 7ft), 2 large comfy chairs and a day bed with a trundle, suitable for up to two children.

Bedroom Four has a double bed.

Bedroom Five has a bunk bed and en-suite shower room with walk in shower, wash hand basin and w.c.

Bedroom Six has a king size bed and en-suite shower room with walk in shower, wash hand basin and w.c. There is a freestanding slipper bath in the bedroom.

There is a house bathroom with bath, wash hand basin and w.c. Please note all bathrooms other than this one have under floor heating.

Bedroom Seven has a double brass bed.

Bedroom Eight has a wooden double bed.

The house shower room has a walk in shower, w.c and small wash hand basin.

Bedroom Nine has 4 single beds and an en-suite shower room with walk in shower, wash hand basin and w.c.

Bedroom Ten has a double bed and en-suite bathroom with freestanding slipper bath, wash hand basin and w.c.

The house has large grounds and children will need supervision. There is also a 7 seater hot tub.

The house has:

Gas central heating.

Open fire in the sitting room and wood burner in the hallway.

Cinema Screen TV and DVD in the sitting room.

Large screen TV and DVD in the games room.

Both TV’s have a full Sky package.

2 Cots and High Chairs


2 Pets welcome.

Hen Parties welcome, we regret no stag parties

There is a caretakers flat at one end of the house, this has it's own private entrance.

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About the Manager

Helen Thomas
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Calendar last updated:
25 April, 2017

21 Reviews

Excellent! 4.7/5 -
(21 traveller reviews)

London, United Kingdom

Stunning location, views and house

  • 5 of 5

We stayed here for a Hen party, 21 girls ranging from ages 27- 60.

I can tell you one thing the photo's of this house do not do it justice!!! Every room is absolutely stunning with tonnes of character and some of the views are to die for! It also has a disco dining room and cinema screen in the living room - need I say more?

The mansion/castle house catered to all of our needs whilst we celebrated my best friends Hen, over a long weekend.

Can't recommend the house enough! x

  • Review Submitted: Apr 11, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2017
  • Source: House Parties
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Fantastic location, house and views

  • 5 of 5

The photos of this mansion do not do it justice!

We stayed for a Hen weekend with 21 girls aged 28-60. Every single room was stunning we were spoilt for choice and some of the views from the rooms were to die for!!!

The disco dining room, and cinema screen in the living room was the icing on the cake.

Can't thank you enough for such a wonderful weekend!

I look like the best bridesmaid ever! :-)


  • Review Submitted: Apr 11, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Kilmarnock, United Kingdom

Amazing location for a family celebration!

  • 5 of 5

26 of us stayed here for a weekend to celebrate my 30th birthday. It was everything we could of hoped for and more. The whole house was clean, comfortable and beautifully decorated with a mix of modern and traditional decor. The weather was terrible but the house had plenty to occupy us. The hot tub was fab (even in the rain) and the kids were kept amused in the games room. The ball room was perfect for our party on the Saturday night and the kitchen had everything we needed.

The only thing I would say is that the house was overly warm and the heating could not be controlled. However we opened some windows, being locals perhaps we are just used to the cold :D

Overall it was the perfect stay and a great place to celebrate my birthday with friends and family of all ages. Got to think of an excuse to come back now!

  • Review Submitted: Mar 14, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2017
  • Source: House Parties
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Glasgow, United Kingdom

Weekend Hen do at Balvonie House

  • 5 of 5

The house, the grounds and everything that came with it was absolutely fantastic!

The bride did not have a clue where she was going and it was so wonderful to be ale to surprise her with such a gorgeous house for the weekend. The photos really do not do it justice and it has to be seen to be believed.

The owner allowed us entry and hour early than planned which was very much appreciated! However, I do have one small complaint from a customer service point of view - on the morning that the final guests were leaving, one of the cars would not start leaving 5 young women (1 pregnant) slightly stranded. The owner was less than interested and made them feel rather uncomfortable (he clearly just wanted the guests out), so much so that they ended up carrying all their belongings down the long drive and waiting outside on the road for breakdown assistance. No harm done in the end, but a rather rude end to an otherwise lovely weekend.

  • Review Submitted: Mar 7, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Feb 2017
  • Source: House Parties
Owner's Response: We’re so happy you had a great time at Balvonie. We’ve worked hard to make a luxurious home from home where you can relax and have a wonderful time. It’s such a shame that your car broke down while you were visiting. That’s always a stressful situation. Unfortunately, Duncan didn’t have any jump leads to offer you so he couldn’t help you start the car. He went into the house to get the linens and when he came back out you’d gone. So sorry that we couldn’t help you any further but glad you had a fabulous time nonetheless. Kind regards Lorna Owner
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Glasgow, United Kingdom

Desperately looking for an excuse to go back

  • 5 of 5

A group of 27 of us visited and stayed at Balvonie House for a hen weekend. The house was unbelievable. As a group we have stayed in a number of these sorts of properties and this is by far the best in terms of 'wow' factor, cleanliness, facilities, service -


The customer service from the ladies at house parties to the owner Duncan, his sister and care taker were all just brilliant. Given the situation we were in - let down by another property - they were simply wonderful. Looking back we're so glad we ended up at Balvonie.

The dining room was fabulous for our formal meal on Saturday night which we brought in caterers for who were superb.

A group of 27 girls from 15-75 years old is hard to please and I can honestly say not one person had a moan about this house.

The utility room proved to be a very useful space to set up our bar.

A few little pointers - need bins in all the rooms and the big room with the massive bed could be doing with a bigger / more mirrors, would also be great if someone en suite facilities were incorporated into this room but that's us just being lazy.

We're already looking for a reason to go back.

  • Review Submitted: Jan 31, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jan 2017
  • Source: House Parties
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EDINBURGH, United Kingdom

New Year at Balvonie

  • 5 of 5

We had 19 adults and 5 children plus 3 dogs, we were all very warm and comfortable and made very welcome.

Balvonie caters for all ages and stages; the views, garden and hot tub were much appreciated.

It was great that the ferries only take 1st Jan off.

Food shopping was easy and Nardini's visited by all (some more than once).

If we were to suggest changes then it might be nice to have curtains in the dining room.

We liked the signature lighting, the magnificent candle holders and the disco ball!

Would definitely recommend Balvonie for a great venue at any time of year, thank you.

  • Review Submitted: Jan 7, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Dec 2016
  • Source: House Parties
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Activity and Interests


Bute – Wemyss Bay (walking distance)

Cumbrae – Largs

Dunoon – Gourock


Mount Stuart – Isle of Bute

Culzean Castle & Country Park – Ayr

Dumfries House – New Cumnock

Newark Castle – Port Glasgow

Portencross Castle – Portencross

Kelburn Castle & Country Park – Largs

Benmore Botanic Gardens – Dunoon


Largs Yacht Haven – Largs

Kip Marina – Inverkip

Fly Fishing

Fairlie Moor Fishery

Loch Thom Visitor Centre

New Haylie Fishing Loch


Skelmorlie Golf Club – walking distance

Largs Golf Club

Greencock Golf Club

Gourock Golf Club

Other Things to Do

Scotsail condensed sailing tuition – Largs

The Waverley Paddle Steamer

Greenock Cut Vistor Centre – Loch Thom

Ayrshire Coastal Path

Skelmorlie Royal Observer Corp WWW1 Bunker (restored)

Diamond Beauty – walking distance

Kayaking/Canoeing – Cumbrae Sports Centre

Bicycle Rental – Cumbrae

Diving – Largs PADI Dive Centre

Annual Festivals

Viking Festival – Largs

Country & Western Festival – Cumbrae

Largs Music Festival – Largs

Kelburn Garden Party July 3-5th

Kelburn Psychedelic Forest Disco May 9th

Places to Eat

The Catch at Fins Seafood – West Kilbride

Scotts – Largs Marina

Lounge – Largs

Seaview Bistro – Wemyss Bay (walking distance)

Fusion – Gourock

Prices and Availability


  • A £750.00 security deposit will be pre-authorised from your credit or debit card 2 weeks prior to arrival and released 7 - 10 days after your departure providing the house is left in good order.

  • Non-contractual booking deposit: 750.00% rent
  • Contractual booking deposit: 33.00% rent
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Updated: 25-Apr-2017


Property Type

  • house


  • Family


  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove


  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Hob
  • Toaster


  • Dining Room


  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Game Room
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Toys

Pool / Spa

  • Hot Tub


  • wheelchair accessible

Location Type

  • near the sea


  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • museums
  • restaurants

Leisure Activities

  • bird watching
  • horse riding
  • sight seeing
  • walking

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • sailing

Floor Area

  • 0 m²


  • Dressing / Bathroom - Toilet, Bath (no shower), Shower Enclosure
  • Ground Floor Twin - Shower Enclosure
  • Double En-Suite - Toilet, Bath (no shower), Shower Enclosure
  • Bunk En-Suite - Shower Enclosure
  • House Bathroom - Toilet, Bath (no shower)
  • House Shower Room - Shower Enclosure
  • Double En-Suite - Toilet, Bath (no shower), Shower Enclosure
  • Single x 4 En-Suite - Shower Enclosure
  • Double En-Suite - Toilet, Bath (no shower)
  • 9 Bathrooms


  • 11 Bedrooms, Sleeps 26
  • Ground Floor Twin
  • 4 Poster Double
  • Double En-suite
  • Double Room
  • Double Room
  • Double En-Suite
  • Double Room En-Suite
  • Quad Room En-Suite
  • Double Room
  • Emperor Room - 2 Child Bed, 7ft bed with extra trundle bed for 2 children.
  • Bunk Room - 2 Child Bed


  • Garden
  • Barbecue

House Rules

  • Max. occupancy: 26
  • pets considered
  • children welcome


  • Sleeps 22 - 26 in 11 Bedrooms. 1x Ground Floor Twin En-Suite, 1x 4 Poster Double, Master Bedroom with 7ft Bed & 2 Day Beds, 3 Double En-Suites, 3 Double Bedrooms,1 Bedroom with 4 Single Beds and En-Suite, 1 Bunk Room with En-Suite,1 House Shower Room and 2 House Bathrooms. Games room, Hot Tub, 3 pets welcome.

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