2 (all year)
Balvonie House is an amazing self-catering holiday home in Skelmorlie that delights at every turn. From the luxurious furnishings that let you feel as if you're staying in the finest of country houses to the spectacular views over the Kyles of Bute and Arran, it is nothing less than magnificent. Eleven sumptuous bedrooms sleep 26 people in a high standard of comfort, making this property perfect for your needs. Host your family reunion, accommodate your wedding parties, or catch up with your favourite friends over days of golf, fishing, sailing, and country pursuits. Follow happy days with memorable evenings lingering over delicious meals, relaxing in front of an open fire, or watching a blockbuster in the cinema room.
Skelmorlie is a pretty coastal village in the west of Scotland, around 45 minutes from Glasgow. The house dates from 1906 and was built for a wealthy industrialist who spared no expense on his family's holiday home. It was designed to be a place to relax, entertain, and show off the owner's success and is one of the few remaining mansions in the area that has not been broken up into smaller parts. You can walk from the house to the local shop and village pub, the Eglington Bar, and you're under half a mile from Skelmorlie Golf Course and fishing lakes. Wemyss Bay is just over a mile or around a 15-minute walk from the house, putting you within easy reach of a mainline train to Glasgow and regular ferry service to picturesque Rothesay in the Isle of Bute, where you can see the collections and gardens at Mount Stuart.
Largs hosts a weekly farmers' market every Saturday. It's a lovely place to browse, pick up fresh ingredients for self-catering, and indulge in a sweet treat. Walk along the Victorian promenade to build an appetite for ice cream or fish and chips. Don't forget your Viksø helmet if you're there at the end of August - Largs host an annual Viking festival over the last weekend of the month to commemorate the 1263 Battle of Largs.
Balvonie House welcomes families and friends all year round. Children and dogs love the garden, which has lots of space to run and play and a stream to paddle and dam (you should supervise children at all times). Waitrose, Morrisons, Tesco and Sainsbury's deliver to the house if you want to arrange for groceries to be delivered after your arrival or as a top-up shop during your stay.
Balvonie House is an elegant Edwardian property sympathetically updated with modern heating and plumbing. Accommodation is over two levels. Highlights include:
Outside: Extensive gardens lead towards the River Clyde and include woodland, lawns and a stream. There is a terrace with seating and an outdoor hot tub, and off-street parking.
Additional Information: Utilities, WiFi, bed linen, bath towels, and fuel for the log burners are included. Two travel cots (no bedding) and two high chairs are available on request. The owners welcome third party suppliers as long as they can provide a 3rd party insurance certificate. They can provide a list of recommended caterers and other suppliers. Well-behaved dogs are welcome by arrangement. Smoking is not allowed inside Balvonie House. The owner can only accept UK based credit cards.
|Season||Weekly Rate||Short Breaks|
Mon, 2nd May 2022 - Sun, 30th Apr 2023
Changeover: Any Day, Min Nights: 2
Short break prices:
2 nights: £1,645 - £2,345
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| Sat, 18 Jun 2022 for 2 nights, £2990
| Fri, 1 Jul 2022 for 2 nights, £3690
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