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Balure House, Kintyre - luxury self catering holiday home.

House | 5 bedrooms | sleeps 10

Key Info
  • Beach or lakeside relaxation
  • Great for children of all ages
  • Pets welcome
  • Private garden
  • Car advised
  • Nearest beach 1km

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, and Gigha, Balure is the perfect spot for extended families or groups to explore Kintyre.

The property has recently been lovingly renovated to a high standard with wifi throughout. There are 4 reception rooms, large boot/dog room with under-floor 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 and highchair included.

Within the grounds of the property is Balure Games Lodge, a Norwegian log cabin with full size pool table 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)
Access Car advised
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), Double beds (2), Cots (1), Dining seats for 10, Lounge seats for 12
Other Linen provided, Towels provided, High chair
Outdoors Balcony or terrace, Private garden, BBQ
Access Parking

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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Review 1-1 of 1

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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