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Impressive villa with stunning sea views of Ayrshire coast
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Impressive villa with stunning sea views of Ayrshire coast
Separate sitting room on ground floor. Large dining room comfortably seats 12
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Impressive villa with stunning sea views of Ayrshire coast
Separate sitting room on ground floor.
Large dining room comfortably seats 12
Bright fully equipped kitchen overlooking back garden
Upstairs main bathroom
King size bed with stunning sea views looking towards Turnberry
Amazing view from bedroom looking south.
King size bed with sea views
Super king size bed or twin beds with lovely garden view
Super king size bed or twin beds with side sea view
Super king size bed or twin beds with sea views
Twin bedded room with garden views
Stunning landscaped back garden with putting green
'Hectors House' children's playhouse in garden
View from front of house looking south
Old apple tree in back garden
Stunning sunrise over Ayrshire coast
Local attraction Glen Ashdale Falls
View from Whiting Bay Golf Course
Amazing view from summit of Goat Fell
Sleeping Warrior close to Goat Fell
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6 Bedrooms, 3 Bathrooms, Sleeps 12
Whiting Bay, Isle of Arran, Scotland

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Fiona M
Paisley, United Kingdom
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Fabulous large well-equipped house with beautiful gardens in an ideal location.”
Reviewed July 14, 2014 for a stay in July 2014
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This house was perfect for our extended family holiday. With it being a large house, we all had lots of space to relax. The children loved their "den", which was the second sitting room in the annex. We enjoyed playing hide and seek in the large landscaped garden.
We had beautiful weather so with the beach being a two minute walk away we spent lots of time paddling, swimming and looking for crabs.
The golfers in our party were delighted to be so close to the Whiting Bay golf course and the cake eaters in our party were equally thrilled to be close to the Coffee Pot cafe.
We have booked already for next year, which speaks for itself.

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Liked best: Location, Garden, Decor, Welcome basket, etc, etc
Liked least: Having to leave
Traveling group: Extended Family
Your age range 35-49
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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GillianD4...
Aberdeen, United Kingdom
Level 3 Contributor
10 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“The perfect family holiday destination.”
Reviewed June 2, 2014 for a stay in May 2014

This was our fourth extended family holiday to Heleslea, and lived up to our high expectation. Helenslea is an extremely comfortable, well-equipped holiday rental property, immaculately clean, and has everything you could possibly want. We also find the annex, which is connected to the main house, but has it's own front door, is extremely useful as our party consists of three families, and allows a degree of independence if wanted.
Helens lea is ideally situated being a five minute walk from the beach and has amazing views over the Clyde Estuary. The garden too, is a joy, with plenty of space for the children and dogs, not forgetting Hector's House. There is good garden furniture, and we enjoyed breakfast, lunch and the odd barbecue. Shops, cafe and restaurant and putting green are also within easy walking distance.
Arran is a fantastic holiday destination, with so much to see and do, and a trip to the Holy Isle is well worth the visit.
The children and adults in our party love this annual weeks holiday, and next year is already booked, and would not consider staying anywhere else except Helenslea.

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Liked best: Cleanliness, comfort, everything you might need, and fantastic location
Traveling group: Extended Family
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
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Large groups People with pets
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Ricardo12...
Edinburgh
Level 3 Contributor
10 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Beautiful house in Stunning Setting”
Reviewed May 13, 2014 for a stay in May 2014
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I have just had the pleasure of staying in this gorgeous house with a group of friends. The house is immaculate, well decorated, has absolutely stunning gardens, and beautiful views across the water. Great location as well. Highly recommended!

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Reviewed March 13, 2014 for a stay in March 2014

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
Reviewed February 23, 2014 for a stay in May 2013
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Liked best: House had all home comforts
Liked least: Not being able to see the wonderful view when it rained!
Traveling group: Extended Family
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Families with young children Large groups
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cluniecla...
Level 1 Contributor
4 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“A fantastic house in a fantastic location”
Reviewed January 13, 2014 for a stay in November 2013

This is now our fourth or fifth time staying at Helenslea, and it never fails to disappoint.
Jackie and David (the owners) are always so helpful when we are booking. We always arrive to a spotlessly clean house. The beds are comfortable, and the overall living space and gardens are amazing. The house has been upgraded over the last 2-3 years with all new windows and bathrooms too.
We will certainly return - highly recommended.

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Liked best: The large lounge, open fire, and view.
Liked least: Leaving to catch the ferry home!!
Traveling group: Extended Family
Your age range 50-64
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Friends getaway People with disabilities
Older travelers Families with young children
Large groups People with pets
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BHK_Milng...
Glasgow, Scotland, United Kingdom
Level 2 Contributor
7 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“Possibly the best sea views in South Arran!”
Reviewed January 7, 2014 for a stay in November 2013

We stayed in this lovely old house for a weekend away, as part of a fairly large group of friends and neighbours, to beat the pre-Christmas blues around that dreich early November time of year. Helenslea is a large property, but very adaptable - it certainly works well for a big group, but should also suit families with young children and in particular could work well for two families travelling together, as the house naturally falls into two separate "halves" which have their own entrances, but sharing a kitchen. The bedrooms were spotless, and nicely decorated, with each one having its own "theme". The kitchen is very well equipped, and the huge and well-maintained garden (complete with "Hector's House" wendy-house that children would love) is a treat.
Other highlights included: a truly spectacular sea view from the front lounge; the enjoyable town of Whiting Bay itself, complete with an excellent art gallery and a friendly local restauranteur at "Coast" who drove us back home to Helenslea after dinner; and the attractive nearby countryside, with excellent walks available to Glenashdale Falls, the "Giants' Graves" neolithic site, Loch na Leirg, Tighvein and the like... This property is an excellent South Arran option, I'd say.

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Liked best: The sea view from the large front lounge
Liked least: Mobile phone reception can be a bit patchy - but that's a general Arran problem!
Traveling group: Large Group
Your age range 35-49
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway Older travelers
Families with young children Large groups
People with pets
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