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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 - 5 nights


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
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Within a few hours
Calendar last updated:
20 February, 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.


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11 Bedroom House Sleeps Up To 22 Adults + 4 Children. Games Room, WiFi. Hot Tub
average rating of 4.7 based on 30 reviews
Lockerbie, United Kingdom

Our stay at balvonie

  • 5 of 5

We stayed for my daughters hen party. The house is excellent plenty of room and very well equipped with crockery cutlery and glasses. The hot tub was superb.

  • Review Submitted: 12-Feb-2018
  • Date of Stay: February 2018
  • Source: House Parties
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Glasgow, United Kingdom

Perfect for a get together

  • 5 of 5

My friends and I rented Balvonie House in January for our yearly gathering, as we have done so in many different houses over the years. The general consensus was that this was one of the nicest, high spec properties that we had stayed at. Beautifully decorated, and perfectly warm in every room for the entire stay. It was easy to get to for all our guests, even the ones flying into Glasgow airport. Everyone enjoyed it so much that we will definitely return in the future. If you are looking for a house for a get together with friends or family, you need to look no further.

  • Review Submitted: 06-Feb-2018
  • Date of Stay: January 2018
  • Source: House Parties
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Anstruther, United Kingdom

Sarah Hutchison - New Year Balvonie House

  • 4 of 5

Overall the house was spectacular the views were to die for and the location was perfect for a party of our size. The heating in the house was a bit temperamental which wasn't great and some of the showers just ran cold water (downstairs bedroom) which meant the guests weren't happy. The induction hobs in the kitchen were quite hard to work and I think a few of them were faulty. One of the dishwashers didn't work well either. A house of this size we thought everything would be in running order but that wasn't the case.

  • Review Submitted: 08-Jan-2018
  • Date of Stay: December 2017
  • Source: House Parties
Owner's Response: We are sorry you had problems at the house, we have investigated and our reports show that all the appliances and heating and water are operating as they should be and so we are a little at a loss as to the problems encountered and our team report that they did not receive any calls asking for help which of course we would have supplied immediately. All the appliances in the house have full instructions and if followed correctly work as they should,the induction hob works as do all such with the correct size of pan used on the correct ring. The heating can always be adjusted to suit all guests and the team would have been only too happy to help make any corrections needed. The house was left in a dreadful state with rugs rolled up and moved, a glass table chipped, furniture moved and the hot tub a big mess. The clean took significantly longer than usual and the owner has kindly made no charge for any of this.
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Macclesfield, United Kingdom

Most successful Family Gathering at Balvonie House

  • 5 of 5

Exceeded our expectations. Wonderful house, warm welcome from Duncan, a perfect place for a family gathering. In addition, the listed caterers (Osprey Catering), used for the Saturday night dinner were excellent; all 22 guests enjoyed the meal. Table and clearing up afterwards was perfect.

The only addition to Balvonie House that we would suggest would be the availability of more than one front door key. However,for us, that was a very minor inconvenience.

  • Review Submitted: 07-Dec-2017
  • Date of Stay: November 2017
  • Source: House Parties
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London, United Kingdom

Just the ticket for our family holiday, great property in a great location - just skip the caterers

  • 4 of 5

The house was spacious and very pleasant and clean & tidy on arrival. Fully stocked kitchen (we only ran out of forks once!), ample seating for meals and relaxation and bedrooms were a good size. Beds were comfy and showers hot, always a plus.

Also well equipped for children, you don't really need to take much.

Given the number of people staying in the house you never felt crowded or lack of space. Location and views of the bay were lovely.

We were however disappointed in the caterers (contact suggested in the booking). No effort seemed to go into it - the food quality was poor, using paper plates and plastic cutlery was a let down and for the price, we would have expected them to clear up. We wouldn't use them again - a takeaway would have been cheaper, likely better quality and the same level of service.

A few points to feedback on the house, as we say overall it's a great property but these would make it faultless:

- For a large property, we could have done with a key safe or additional keys.

- All the shower rooms get very wet to the point of being dangerous

- No locks on bathroom doors, not ideal for communal living

- A few more hooks in the bathrooms would have been helpful

- Bins in the bathrooms would also have been helpful, bedrooms too

- No egg cups!

- A draining rack by the kitchen sink would be useful

- Bedroom downstairs is very damp and musty despite regularly opening the window, the only one which is a let down

- The tumble dryer nearest the entrance to the laundry didn't seem to work properly

- As a luxury property and one with a jacuzzi, bath robes would have been a really nice plus

  • Review Submitted: 07-Sep-2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
  • Source: House Parties
Owner's Response: Thank you for your review. I believe the catering company have now contacted you directly to discuss the issues you had. Please find below comments from the owner:- Thank you for taking the time to write a review. We are very happy that you had a wonderful time at Balvonie. While we are not affiliated at all to any caterers, we are sorry that on this occasion the caterer you brought in didn’t meet your expectations. We’ve had a word with our recommended caterer and they will not supply paper plates in future, as it doesn’t suit the overall tone of the house. In regard to the tumble dryer, perhaps you weren’t aware that they occasionally need to have the water tank emptied in order to function properly. We will amend the house instructions accordingly. As we usually have family groups or groups of friends, locks on the doors have seemed superfluous until now. However, based on your feedback, we will add them to the two bathrooms which are shared. Thanks again for coming to Balvonie. We hope you return to make more wonderful family memories.
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Glasgow, United Kingdom

3 night stay with friends at Balvonie House

  • 4 of 5

we have recently returned from a fantastic stay at Balvonie house, there were 10 adults and 13 children that stayed.

the house is huge with loads of outdoor space, the kids loved being able to run around freely and have access to the lovely tree house.

there was a fabulous jacuzzi which we took full advantage of as the weather was lovely.

there are plenty of everything in the house, the kitchen is stocked full of plates and loads of glasses etc, there are 2 dishwashers to help with the clearing up (being so many of us).

the cinema room was great for watching movies etc. the living room was very large with plenty of seats.

each of the bedrooms were decorated very nicely, I would just say that some of them got a little warm even without the heating on !, but they all had very comfortable beds.

  • Review Submitted: 18-Aug-2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
  • Source: House Parties
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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