£1374 / night
Price for guests, Nights

Balinakill Country House – Home 146055 Manor House

  • 13 bedrooms
  • 26 sleeps
  • 2 nights min stay

Key Info

  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 1 km
  • Child friendly
  • Car essential
  • Pet friendly
  • Private garden

Description from owner


Balinakill nestles on a hillside in 7 acres of peaceful grounds on the west side of the Kintyre Peninsula in Argyll, easily accessible by air, boat or road. This impressive victorian country house retains a wealth of period features and is set in mature gardens on the edge of the village of Clachan, one of the oldest settlements in Kintyre.

Balinakill has 12 double/twin en suite bedrooms, an additional children's play/bedroom, 3 large public rooms, a fully equipped country kitchen, a Victorian dining room, and a cosy gunroom bar with a wood burning stove. A separate catering kitchen is also available should guests choose to arrange full or partial contract catering during their stay. On arrival you will find fresh flowers in the public rooms, the fires and the stoves set.

The rental includes all fuel, bed-linen,towels and kitchen accessories together with a small selection of toiletries and cleaning materials. Full laundry and ironing facilities are available for guest's use and a house-keeping service is available on request.
The village shop can also supply a stocking and delivery service prior to arrival for fresh meat and dairy, fruit and vegetables, general groceries, wine and spirits.
Whether it's a holiday, weekend, family and friends get-together, wedding celebration, corporate/training event or surprise party, Balinakill offers the perfect location to make the occasion special and memorable. Balinakill comes alive when full of people enjoying themselves and whether you want live music or a quiet time watching the sunset in the upstairs lounge, with a choice of welcoming and comfortable public rooms we can cater for everyone.

The bar is often a magnet for those just wanting to chat over a drink while the dining room allows everyone to sit down to a meal together before ceilidh dancing, partying or just enjoying being together in the oak room. While staying in the house you stock your own bar and there are pipes for real and draft ale which can also be delivered prior to arrival.

If during your stay you feel the house needs a tidy, or you would like someone to come in quietly to service the rooms or reset the fires we will happily tailor our services to your specific requirements.
Please do not hesitate to contact us to discuss any of your ideas or special requests!

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  • Great for children of all ages
  • Pets welcome
  • 2 Cots available
  • High chair available

Bed & bathroom

  • Bedroom 1: Double Bed
    Bedroom 2: Super King Bed
    Bedroom 3: Double Bed
    Bedroom 4: Double Bed
    Bedroom 5: 2 Single Beds
    Bedroom 6: Double Bed
    Bedroom 7: Double Bed
    Bedroom 8: King Bed Sofa Bed
    Bedroom 9: Double Bed
    Bedroom 0: Double Bed
    Bedroom 1: Double Bed Sofa Bed
    Bedroom 2: 2 Single Beds
    Bedroom 3: Double Bed Single Bed
    Beds in other rooms:
  • 12 En suites


  • Wi-Fi available
  • Mountain Views
  • Private garden
  • BBQ
  • Sea view
  • Private fishing lake or river
  • Bicycles available
  • Internet access
  • Central heating
  • Fireplace
  • Pool or snooker table
  • Games room
  • Cooker
  • Fridge
  • Freezer
  • Microwave
  • Toaster
  • Kettle
  • Dishwasher
  • Washing machine
  • Clothes dryer
  • Iron
  • High chair available
  • TV
  • Satellite TV
  • DVD player
  • Stereo system
  • Telephone
  • Hair dryer
  • Linen provided
  • Towels provided

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  • Parking
  • Accessible for wheelchair users — please contact the owner for details before booking

Getting around

This is quite a remote area so if you wish to get out and about and explore this stunningly beautiful area please bring your own car or hire one locally. There are also many nearby islands to visit including Gigha, Islay, Jura and Arran. Please contact Ann for further details and suggestions for local day trips from Balinakill.


Check in time: 16:00, Check out time: 10:00
If you have any questions about check-in or check-out times, please contact the owner/manager.
This rental can only be paid for online through Holiday Lettings using your credit/debit card or PayPal (never by bank or wire transfer).

Damage deposit: £550.00
No smoking at this property


Change of plans? No problem. You could receive a partial or full refund, depending on when you cancel.

Booking confirmed

100% refund within 24 hours after booking (provided the stay is at least 60 days away).

24 hours after booking

No refund If you cancel, any money you have paid cannot be refunded.

Check-in date

House rules

We are perfect for family and friends get togethers, special birthday and anniversary celebrations, reunions, weddings and civil partnership ceremonies.
Balinakill is grand but warm and welcoming wth plenty of space for all generations to relax and enjoy all that this wonderful old house , and Kintyre, has to offer! Please contact Ann for information on catering ,deliveries ofsupplies and local services and events.
You even have your own bar!
Late check out (4pm ) on Sundays


About the owner

Ann D.
Average reply time:
3 hours 17 minutes
Response rate:
Calendar updated:
29 Jan 2020
Years listed:
Based in:
United Kingdom
Overall rating:

Languages spoken: English

This Manor house has 13 bedrooms, 12 bathrooms and sleeps 26. It’s been listed on Holiday Lettings since 25 Mar 2011. Located in Kintyre Peninsula, it has 74 reviews with an overall rating of 5. The average weekly rate is £5954.

The Owner has a response rate of 91% and the property’s calendar was last updated on 29 Jan 2020.


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Guest reviews

74 reviews

Very Good

“Perfect place for a multi-generational gathering”

Reviewed 27 Feb 2020

We loved our stay at Balinakill. Our group of 23 ranged in age from 8 to 81 and the house worked very well for us. The house and grounds are so lovely and we happily spent many hours enjoying the spac… More

“Absolutely made our Wedding Day brillant.”

Reviewed 26 Feb 2020

It was so easy to organise. We were given a full list of local suppliers and contact details. The bedrooms were amazing with on suite to them all, clean and looking beautiful. Sofa beds (2) available … More

“Elegant, spacious yet cosy.”

Reviewed 22 Oct 2019

Booked for a birthday celebration this country house offered the perfect blend of space and intimacy. The house itself is beautifully decorated with lots of comfy sofas, open fires, huge dining room,… More

“A little piece of heaven”

Reviewed 19 Oct 2019

Stayed here for 2 nights with a large group of friends. Great venue for everyone to get together and enjoy the amazing amenities. First impression driving through the gates and up the drive was Wow, b… More

“Perfect place for my 50th Birthday celebration.”

Reviewed 14 May 2019

I had the most amazing time here with family and friends. The house was stunning and far surpassed my expectations. It was grand yet still homely. There was a range of social spaces all with there own… More

“Fabulous venue for a special occasion”

Reviewed 10 May 2019

We spent an amazing long weekend here to celebrate a friends 50th birthday. It was a truly magical stay - the property was certainly large enough to cater for 30, and there was still more than ample s… More

“Beautiful setting, relaxed atmosphere”

Reviewed 9 May 2019

A group of over 20 family and friends gathered at Balinakill in early May 2019 - and it was the most wonderful place to celebrate! We drove over from a Edinburgh and the journey alone was stunning - v… More

“Perfect Party House”

Reviewed 17 Jan 2019

As you approach along the driveway, Balinakill starts to work its magic. The house is imposing yet welcoming and instantly homely with space for all guests to feel comfortable. Whether exploring the b… More

“Wonderful weekend”

Reviewed 1 Oct 2018

We had the best time at Balinakill house for our mum’s 80th birthday. Beautiful house and grounds, every need catered for. I can’t wait to go back!! Would highly reccomend to anyone who wants a relaxing time in a fantastic old period house. Love love loved it!

“Fab wedding weekend at Balinakill”

Reviewed 14 Sep 2018

We hired Balinakill for a long weekend to spend some time with our family and fit in our small wedding. We loved the venue and highly recommend it - everyone staying in it (elderly to young kids) thor… More

Review 1-10 of 74


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Send Ann (the owner) an email through the contact form on this page. Alternatively, if there’s a phone number on this page, you can call them.

How do I contact Ann (the owner)?

Send an email through the contact form on this page. Or if there’s a phone number on this page, you can call them.

If you’ve already booked, go to Manage your holiday booking to view Ann the owner's contact details or send them a message.

What's the difference between 'Book your stay' and 'Contact the owner/manager'?

Use the Book your stay form to pay provisionally online and send Ann (the owner) a booking request. You’ll find out within 24 hours whether they’ve accepted - no money will leave your account before then

Or send Ann (the owner) an enquiry through the Contact the owner/manager form if you’d like a quote or more info first.

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You can also request a quote from Ann (the owner) through the contact form. The owner will email you the total cost for your dates and a link to book and pay online.

How do I know if my booking request has been accepted?

You’ll receive an email within 24 hours to let you know. Or you can check in Manage your holiday booking. No money will leave your account unless it’s accepted.

How do I pay for my holiday?

Use the Book your stay form to pay provisionally online. You can pay by credit/debit card or PayPal. Ann (the owner) will have 24 hours to accept the booking and no money will leave your account before then.

If you’ve been sent a quote, simply accept it and pay online through the email we sent you. You can also do this in Manage your holiday booking.

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Why can't I call Ann (the owner) before booking?

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If you have any questions before booking, you can send the property owner/manager a message via the contact form on their listing. Once you’ve booked, you can discuss the rental and make arrangements for your trip by logging into Manage my booking.

How do damage deposits work?

In most cases, you don’t pay a damage deposit up front. Instead, we save your payment details securely and you’re only charged in the event of damage to the property.

Occasionally, you will pay a damage deposit up front as part of the total rental cost. In this case, the owner has 10 days after you check out to report any damage. If they don’t, we’ll return your deposit. If their claim is successful, we’ll deduct the agreed cost and return the remainder.

How can I view and manage my booking?

Go to Manage your holiday booking to view all your booking details, pay the balance of your holiday or cancel it if you need to.

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We’ll automatically charge the balance payment to the same payment method 10 days before it’s due. Go to Manage my holiday booking to see when the payment will be taken.

How can I retract my booking request?

You’ll need to contact Ann (the owner) to do this. Send them a message in Manage your holiday booking or through the contact form on this page.

How do I cancel my booking?

Go to Manage your holiday booking to cancel your booking. Here you can view your cancellation policy to see if you’ll be refunded.

How do I edit my booking?

You can request to change the dates or number of people on your booking via the Manage your holiday booking page. To change your holiday dates use the Edit booking button. If you need to change the number of guests staying then send Ann (the owner) a message.

If Ann (the owner) agrees, they’ll send you a revised quote outlining the changes. You can review and accept/decline this from the Manage your holiday booking page. You’ll have 48 hours to take action before the revised quote expires.

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