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Old Kilmun House - stunning historic house for 18 – Home 131911 House

  • 8 bedrooms
  • 18 sleeps
  •  min stay varies

Old Kilmun House - stunning historic house for 18 – Home 131911

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  • House
  • 8 bedrooms
  • sleeps 18
  •  min stay varies

House / 8 bedrooms / 3 bathrooms / sleeps 18

Key Info

  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary
  • Air conditioning
  • Pet friendly
  • Private garden

Description from owner

Description

Old Kilmun House is a lovely, luxurious holiday home picturesquely situated in two and a half acres of private gardens at the side of the Holy Loch in the Loch Lomond & The Trossachs National Park in Argyllshire.

We've tried to make it more luxurious and better equipped than our own house, so that even a wet weekend will be a comfortable and memorable one. Jamie Oliver stayed in it a couple of years ago and featured it in his "Around Britain" TV series.

The house is well situated for sight-seeing around the West Coast. The immediate area is renowned for some of the best walking in Scotland, and it's a great base for fishing, riding, and shooting, golf, sailing or cycling. We've put in 6 fishing rods, 8 bikes for different sizes (with helmets), and 4 bags of golf clubs. There are loads to do in the area, and some great local pubs and restaurants.

We've also tried to make it comfy enough for people who don't want to go anywhere

Old Kilmun House is a lovely, luxurious holiday home picturesquely situated in two and a half acres of private gardens at the side of the Holy Loch in the Loch Lomond & The Trossachs National Park in Argyllshire.

We've tried to make it more luxurious and better equipped than our own house, so that even a wet weekend will be a comfortable and memorable one. Jamie Oliver stayed in it a couple of years ago and featured it in his "Around Britain" TV series.

The house is well situated for sight-seeing around the West Coast. The immediate area is renowned for some of the best walking in Scotland, and it's a great base for fishing, riding, and shooting, golf, sailing or cycling. We've put in 6 fishing rods, 8 bikes for different sizes (with helmets), and 4 bags of golf clubs. There are loads to do in the area, and some great local pubs and restaurants.

We've also tried to make it comfy enough for people who don't want to go anywhere else.

There's a croquet set, football goal, cricket and badminton sets, plus the 13 foot trampoline, barbecue and all important “midge machine” in the garden. As well as the ¾ sized billiard table in its own room, there is a little games room downstairs with a dartboard plus a multifunction / convertable entertainment thingy with table football, air hockey, table tennis, mini-snooker etc. Or you can go and play in the sauna.

We've supplied Monopoly, Outburst, Pictionary, Scrabble, Backgammon, Chess, a few jigsaws etc for days or evenings when you don't fancy anything more energetic. There's a pretty decent library with loads of Scottish authors represented, and over 100 CDs. The snug features 32” widescreen telly with CD surround-sound plus a variety of videos and DVDs. Our package includes Sky Sports and Movies.

Another option is to use our friends at Osprey Catering to cook a celebration meal for you so you can make the most of the opportunity to relax in our gorgeous panneled dining room They can do anything from a kitchen supper for the Aga to a full-blown formal four course dinner.

After nine seasons, now, we hope we are getting nearer to our aim of making it the most comfortable and best-equipped holiday house available in the West of Scotland. We've got 4 stars from the STB and a fifth is apparently pending if we want it…

Location description from owner

The Cowal Peninsula region

Although just an hour and a half from Glasgow, Kilmun sits in some of the loveliest scenery in Scotland, in the Loch Lomond and Trossachs National Park, on the shores of the Holy Loch. The Kyles of Bute are renowned amongst both walkers and sailors as amongst the most stunning bits of coast in Scotland. Whatever the weather in Argyll – and we do enjoy a remarkably mild micro-climate - this is great country for site seeing, with every corner revealing a new variation on the theme of mountain, loch, valley, sky, woodland, sea, rock, beach. The Cowal peninsula is a fabulous base for an active holiday with marvellous wildlife, numerous gardens and other tourist attractions to visit, and all sporting activities catered for. The Island of Bute itself is as little as 30 minutes away from the house – accessed via a ferry from Colintraive – and was a “must visit” destination long before Stella McCartney got married there or former racing driver Johnnie Dumfries moved into Mount Stuart House as the new Marquess of Bute. Inverary with its famous Jail and Castle, seat of Clan Campbell for the last few hundred years, is only 45 minutes away, as is Loch Lomond. Old Kilmun House was built by The Duke of Argyll for a family member in 1696. Dunoon is another tourist destination in its own right, and just under 10 minutes away. You can get to Glen Coe in an hour and a half, to Stirling, Oban or Fort William in under two. Loch Ness and Edinburgh are easy enough day trips – reachable in less than 2 and a half hours.

Kilmun

- Sight-seeing: Generally You are fantastically positioned to see some of the world’s most spectacular scenery. The views aren’t bad from the house itself, but drive up to Loch Fyne and down to Loch Lomond, or into the Kyles of Bute, or down the Maccrahanish / Mull of Kintyre peninsula, and you’ll see vistas to take your breath away. Enjoy the local area on foot or by bike, but if you don’t know this area of Scotland well, and you have better than 50 yard visibility, we’d really recommend you do spend a bit of time exploring it (and not just because people use fewer of our logs when they are out the house and wear the furniture out less). If the weather’s rubbish, you are 75mins from Glasgow by Ferry and M8, and less than 2 hours from Edinburgh if the traffic’s okay. They are both great cities to visit.

Walking:The walking all around Kilmun is absolutely fantastic, and from the house itself there are half a dozen spectacular routes that take you into some magical places in the Forest Park. Puck’s Glen is unmissable, but the Ardnadam Heritage Trail, Glen Finnairt, Ardentinny Forest, and Cowal Way are also all decently marked and come highly recommended. You can do circular routes that take anything from an hour and a half to eight or nine hours. We’ve left you maps and guides in the sitting room, and more details are available from the tourist office.

Cycling It really is a great way to see the scenery in the area – and the topography is such that you don’t need to do much back-breaking hill work. The trips up Loch Eck, round the corner to Ardentinny, and through the pass to the Kyles of Bute are all lovely. The circular route turning left out of the house, past Strone and Ardentinny on the coast road and then through the forest to Sligrachan sees you joining the A815 on Loch Eck at the Whistlefield Inn. 15 miles or so as a round trip; there’s one steep climb of about a mile which’ll test all but the fittest, but then it’s downhill to the pub! We’ve equipped the house with 6 kid’s bikes of different sizes and a couple for grown ups.

Benmore Botanic Gardens:

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Families

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

Bed & bathroom

  • Bedroom 1: King Bed
    Bedroom 2: King Bed
    Bedroom 3: King Bed
    Bedroom 4: Double Bed
    Bedroom 5: King Bed
    Bedroom 6: Bunk Bed
    Bedroom 7: 3 Single Beds
    Bedroom 8: 3 Single Beds
  • 3 Family bathrooms

Amenities

  • Wi-Fi available
  • Air conditioning
  • Jacuzzi or hot tub
  • Private garden
  • Trampoline
  • BBQ
  • Balcony or terrace
  • Sea view
  • Bicycles available
  • Internet access
  • Central heating
  • Fireplace
  • Safe
  • Sauna
  • Table tennis
  • Pool or snooker table
  • Games room
  • Cooker
  • Fridge
  • Freezer
  • Microwave
  • Toaster
  • Kettle
  • Dishwasher
  • Washing machine
  • Clothes dryer
  • Iron
  • High chair available
  • TV
  • Satellite TV
  • Video player
  • DVD player
  • CD player
  • Telephone
  • Hair dryer
  • Linen provided
  • Towels provided

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Access

  • Parking
  • Not suitable for wheelchair users

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Smoking
No smoking at this property

About the owner

John D
Response rate:
100%
Calendar updated::
20 Mar 2017
Years listed:
6
Based in:
United Kingdom
Overall rating:

Languages spoken: English, French


This House has 8 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms and sleeps 18. It’s been listed on Holiday Lettings since 07 Jun 2010. Located in Cowal Peninsula, it has 39 reviews with an overall rating of 4.5. The average weekly rate varies from £1700 to £2995.

The Owner has a response rate of 100% and the property’s calendar was last updated on 20 Mar 2017.

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