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

Bedrooms 11
Property type house
Minimum Stay 0 - 7 nights
Popular Features
  • Hot Tub
  • Internet
  • Parking


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.

More Details

Property Manager
Helen Thomas
Premier Partner

This partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

Speaks English
Manager indicates their response time is:
Within a few hours
Calendar last updated:
17 June, 2018


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house in Skelmorlie in North Ayrshire

Property Type:
  • house
  • Internet
  • Parking
  • 9 Bathrooms
  • 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
  • Emperor Room - 2 Child Bed , 7ft bed with extra trundle bed for 2 children.
    Bunk Room - 2 Child Bed
  • Pool Table
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub
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.


Wonderful! 4.8/5 -
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11 Bedroom House Sleeps Up To 22 Adults + 4 Children. Games Room, WiFi. Hot Tub
average rating of 4.763158 based on 38 reviews

Great family stay with amazing views

  • 5 of 5

Really enjoyed with house which is very well resourced and plenty of room – felt really homely. We were a large family group (15) with two small children who loved the toys provided and cinema room. There is even a screen and projector in the lounge where we watched a film with the children! The house is beautifully kept with new bathrooms/decor and in great condition. The large kitchen was ideal for cooking and breakfast and we enjoyed using the dining room each evening for our group meals. Tesco's deliver here so easy to do self-catering. Best equipped kitchen I have ever seen in a rental home. Each room has a thermostat so we could change the temperature to suit. The hot tub was fab and so warm - even on a colder day and. The large lounge was big enough for everyone in the evenings and plenty of seats. The views over to Bute are amazing. There is lots to do in the locality and we enjoyed a super walk from Kip Marina along the coast and back. Flat and ideal for children or people who struggle walking! One of the best houses we have rented as a family.

  • Review Submitted: 13-Apr-2018
  • Date of Stay: April 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Jane, Thank you for taking time to write a review of your stay at Balvonie House. We are so glad you all enjoyed it and even managed to get outside despite it not being the best weather this Easter break. We hope to welcome you back again in the future. Kind regards Helen
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Beattock, United Kingdom

Hen Party

  • 5 of 5

16 women and 2 babies stayed for 2 night and couldn’t fault anything, they told us we could make as much noise as we wanted and were not bothered by anyone. Brilliant location, Short drive to the local supermarket to pick up supplies, we even had the cinema room to watch the Royal Wedding!! Would recommend to anyone and lovely views

  • Review Submitted: 21-May-2018
  • Date of Stay: May 2018
  • Source: House Parties
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Glasgow, United Kingdom

Fabulous luxury house

  • 5 of 5

Booked Balvonie house for daughters Hen Weekend. Did not disappoint. Beautiful large house in great location. It had everything and more required for a large party to stay. Rooms are beautiful. Large kitchen with plenty seating and every utensil you could possibly need. Large dining room ideal for parties with even a disco ball creating a great atmosphere. Hot tub with amazing view.

Can’t fault at all, all the guests loved it. Duncan who showed us round very welcoming and friendly and there for any help you may need.

Would definitely recommend and love to stay there again

  • Review Submitted: 11-May-2018
  • Date of Stay: May 2018
  • Source: House Parties
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Gordon, United Kingdom

Amazing hen do st Balvonie

  • 5 of 5

Fantastic house in a perfect location! We had a great weekend at Balvonie House celebrating a hen do! The house was very comfortable and had everything you could possibly need. Lovely comfortable beds, large dining room , lounge and kitchen. Plenty showers and amazing baths. Would highly recommend it!!

  • Review Submitted: 17-Apr-2018
  • Date of Stay: April 2018
  • Source: House Parties
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Dundee, United Kingdom

Easter in Balvonie

  • 5 of 5

Balvonie House is an extremely comfortable, well appointed "Arts and Crafts" style mansion located in Skelmorlie overlooking the Firth of Clyde and Isle of Bute.

As a large family party, it took us no time at all to dissolve into the fabric of the building and start to unwind.

  • Review Submitted: 09-Apr-2018
  • Date of Stay: March 2018
  • Source: House Parties
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Clackmannanshire, United Kingdom

Big 60 Birthday Party

  • 5 of 5

This was the first time our family had got together under one roof to celebrate a big (and unwanted) birthday. We have previously stayed in multiple properties ie lodges, caravans etc during similar outings and I did wonder if a single property would work out. I need not have worried. Balvonie House was fantastic. It provided wonderful rooms with enough space and seating for everybody to be together but not crowded or on top of each other. The house itself is in a superb location with fantastic views of the Clyde coast. The kitchen is very high tech and spec with enough plates, glasses cups and cutlery for an army and all really good decent quality. The sitting room was enormous and was fitted with a cinema style screen and projector for watching TV. The separate cinema room was fitted with two rows of seats (no kissing in the back row please!) and doubled as a playroom having games consoles and boxes of toys for the children. There were also shelves of children's books and toys for outdoors also. Extra fridges in the laundry room which is also fitted with a pool table, meant this was an ideal location to set up our bar. The dining/ party/disco room was amazing. We decorated this room for the birthday girl and had dinner served here on Saturday by two wonderful girls from Osprey Catering. On Easter Sunday the huge gardens made for an eggsraordinary Easter egg hunt. The weather was kind and we enjoyed a BBQ and afternoon of hot tub fun and a visit from the Easter Bunny!

Duncan our caretaker (and Tom Jones sound-alike) met us on arrival gave us the grand tour and demonstrated how things worked etc etc. He instructed us to have a ball and we did as we were told. Overall: great location, first class property with quality fixtures and fitting and all the little extras that made the difference. Haven't even mentioned the wonderful and individually themed bedrooms.

  • Review Submitted: 05-Apr-2018
  • Date of Stay: March 2018
  • Source: House Parties
Owner's Response: Dear Ian, We are so glad, that even though you were reluctant to celebrate the big 60, that you had a great time and we hope to welcome you back to Balvonie for many more birthdays. Kind regards Helen
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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 & Availability

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  • 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.

  • Contractual booking deposit: 33.00% rent