Balure Country House - Kintyre
House | 5 bedrooms | sleeps 10
Luxury, family holiday house with unique Macdonald history on the Mull of Kintyre peninsular, Scotland. Sleeps 10 (9+1).
Set in 5 acres of private grounds, woodland and paddocks with sea views across to the islands of Cara, Islay, Jura and Gigha, Balure is the perfect spot for extended families or groups to explore the magical Kintyre Peninsular.
The property has recently been lovingly renovated to a high standard with wifi throughout. There are 4 reception rooms, large boot/dog room with heating and a new fitted kitchen with large electric range cooker. Five bedrooms and two bedrooms have en-suite facilities, families with babies are provided for with cots, steriliser and highchair included.
Within the grounds of the property is Balure Games Lodge, a Norwegian log cabin with full size pool table, darts, library and table tennis. The exterior decking is perfect for evening drinks whilst watching the stunning sunsets over the Paps of Jura.
Balure House was built in 1871 as a Dower house for the Macdonalds of Largie who have been in Kintyre since 1482. The Archbishop of Canterbury, Cosmo Lang was a close friend of John Moreton Macdonald, 12th Laird of Largie family and used Balure as his holiday home in Scotland. Balure is still an original Macdonald family home.
Wildlife * Golf * Walking * Watersports * Macdonald History * Seafood * Beaches * Amazing Sunsets * Whisky
|Size||Sleeps up to 10, 5 bedrooms|
|Nearest beach||Point Sands 1 km|
|Will consider||Corporate bookings, House swap, Short breaks (1-4 days)|
|Nearest Amenities||1 km|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: Campbletown|
|Family friendly||Great for children of all ages|
|Notes||Pets welcome, No smoking at this property|
Features and Facilities
|Luxuries||Log fire, DVD player, Sea view|
|General||Central heating, TV, Telephone, Pool or snooker table, Table tennis, Games room, Safe, Satellite TV, Wi-Fi available|
|Standard||Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer|
|Utilities||Clothes dryer, Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Rooms||5 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms of which 2 En suites and 1 Shower rooms|
|Furniture||Single beds (6), Cots (1), Dining seats for 10, Lounge seats for 12|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided, High chair|
|Outdoors||Balcony or terrace, Private garden, BBQ|
The Central Scotland/Strathclyde region
Just 21/2 hrs from Glasgow, the journey is nothing short of breathtaking through mountains and glens, following lochs and castles.
Leaving the beautiful Loch Lomond, head out towards the historic town of Inverary, admire the castle before travelling on to Lochgilphead and following Loch Fyne to Tarbert, the seafood village of Kintyre.
Leaving Tarbert travel south on the A83 towards Campbletown, through the villages of Whitehouse and Clachan.
Balure House is just 15 mins from Tarbert along the Kintyre coast and opposite the islands of Islay, Gigha and Cara.
Follow in the footsteps of St Columba and discover the ancient, historic and unspoilt land and coastline of magical Kintyre.
Visit seafood festivals, music festivals, Springbank Whisky distillery, Machrihanish Golf courses. Try the Kintyre Seatours and visit the islands of Gigha and Arran, day trips to Inverary Castle or Oban.
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3 Nov 2014
"Fantastic place for a group of families to holiday - we'd love to return"
We stayed at Balure Country House for a week in August 2014. Our group consisted of six adults and six young children (aged from two to 10). Even though the house usually sleeps a maximum of 10, Rebec… More
28 Aug 2014
"Terrific house, wonderful location, highly recommended"
Had an amazing week at Balure in a house so well kitted out we wanted for nothing! Really relaxing with children all occupied in the amazing games lodge and the tv snug was a real hit where they watch… More
12 Jun 2014
"Wonderful , loved it"
Peaceful, stunning views silence, fabulous nature. Really lovely house definitely recommend this as a holiday destination. The owners extremely pleasant and helpful. Very clean home absolutely everyth… More
So pleased you all enjoyed your stay, the smell from the slow cooker was totally tantalising!! Do hope to welcome you back soon. Best wishes Angus & Rebecca
12 May 2014
spent a fantastic 3 days here house is amazing cleanliness superb everything you need to make you welcome including a roaring log burner cant thank Rebecca and Angus enough for allowing us to share th… More
Thank you, glad the log burners kept you toasty warm! Always nice to share some of the history of the house, we look forward to welcoming you back. Best wishes Angus & Rebecca
12 May 2014
Spent the weekend with friends and and a wonderful time! The house is just amazing- very old family house with lots of history but all been renovated for today's modern family. Rooms are lovely, … More
Thank you, yes we have tried to mix the old with the new, so glad you liked it. More improvements happening all the time! Do hope we will see you again soon. Best wishes Angus & Rebecca
5 May 2014
"A West coast gem"
If you want a Scottish break to remember then Balure House has everything you need. Surrounded by breath taking land and seascapes the house can be found nestled 200 yards from the road in amongst a beautiful woodland. The house caters for all, the interior is finished to a very high standard with plenty of space for everyone to relax. The social areas of the house a ideal for home cooking and long evening meals with friends, a home from home.
The house is very spacious, the outside patio is ideal for BBQs and lounging and the extra games cabin away from the house is a perfect area to drink some beers and have some competitive table tennis games!
The house is well equipped for every eventuality and i can't recommend it enough, i shall certainly be returning, truly stunning location. Thank you Angus and Rebecca, you went out of your way to make the weekend special.
Thank you, it was great you all had such a fun weekend, thank you for leaving the house in perfect condition, we would have hardly known you had all been there!! Best wishes Angus & Rebecca
4 May 2014
"Home from Home - A true childhood holiday venue - and very low maintenance!"
This holiday house was excellent, large for the kids to enjoy exploring the house and garden. We came here (2 adults 3 kids) with another family (2 adults 3 kids) and there was plenty room for us all… More
Thank you for your lovely feedback, it means an awful lot to everyone involved and the photos are great. It was great to meet you and especially for our boys to have had so much fun together.
I will try to order some extra sunshine next time. We look forward to welcoming you back soon!
4 May 2014
"easily exceeded expectations, style and space"
We were lucky enough to be amongst the first guests at this newly modernised Dower House with games lodge set in 5 acres overlooking the island of Gigha. Loads of space and character, combining an ea… More
Thank you for your great review. We are delighted you all had such a lovely week and we look forward to welcoming you back in the future. Please ask for the repeat booking discount code!
24 Mar 2014
"This is a fabulous place to stay for all ages."
Our long weekend at Balure House was superb; it is a wonderful old house with history but with the twist of modern living. You could comment about the great facilities and the wonderful comfortable be… More
Thank you for a lovely review, we are so glad that you all had an enjoyable stay. It was a real pleasure to find the house left in such an immaculate manner. Please remember that you qualify for a discount on future visits. We hope to welcome you back to Balure again in the future. Best wishes Angus & Rebecca Maxwell Macdonald
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