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Rental Home -
6 Bedrooms, 3 Bathrooms, Sleeps 12
Whiting Bay, Isle of Arran, Scotland

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Connie S
1 review
“Family holiday”
Reviewed August 5, 2016 for a stay in July 2016

We had a great family holiday here. The house was excellent in every way. Don't worry of you forget something ...it will be in the house.

Date of stay: July 2016
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Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Was this review helpful? Yes
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Management Response
Aug 6, 2016
Thank you I am so pleased you enjoyed staying at Helenslea and I am glad you found all that you needed there .
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Lochwinnoch, United Kingdom
Reviewed July 3, 2016 for a stay in June 2016

Date of stay: June 2016
Traveling group: Extended Family
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Was this review helpful? Yes
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Management Response
Jul 6, 2016
I am so delighted that Helenslea catered for your whole family ,from the very young upwards . We look forward to welcoming you back to Helenslea
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Michael S...
Level 2 Contributor
9 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Great family venue”
Reviewed June 26, 2016 for a stay in June 2016

A large friendly house able to cope with big family get-togethers.
Large well appointed rooms with all facilities provided
Position overlooking the bay and a very large garden complete with play house. Our grandson and his friend had a wonderful time in both

Date of stay: June 2016
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Liked best: Plenty space for company or privacy
Liked least: Kitchen on the small side for me. I like to cook
Traveling group: Extended Family
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway Families with young children
Large groups People with pets
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Management Response
Jun 28, 2016
Mike ,thank you for your kind words. A special thank you for your wonderful homemade honey. We look forward to welcoming you back to Helenslea
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AndraSW1
Selby, United Kingdom
Level 3 Contributor
23 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
“A home from home suitable for young and old”
Reviewed June 15, 2016 for a stay in June 2016

We booked this house for a week in June, there were 3 generations including my two grandchildren aged 1 and 4 years. It is the best equipped house we have ever rented in Scotland and my daughter really appreciated the full sized cot highchair and the stair gates.
My grandson aged 4 loved the golf facilities and hectors house in the garden, when we arrived the garden was in full display showing in all its glory with all the rhododendrons etc in full bloom and the scent was fantastic only added to the pleasure of our stay in this house. We were very lucky with the weather and had bbq,s in the garden. The house is full of surprises with little rooms which if you wanted to get away from it all you could. Will recommend to friends and family and hope to be back with them all again.

Date of stay: June 2016
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Liked best: Garden and well equipped house
Liked least: Elderly may find it difficult to walk up and down the hill to beach etc
Traveling group: Young Children
Your age range 50-64
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway Families with young children
Large groups People with pets
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Was this review helpful? Yes
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Management Response
Jun 15, 2016
Sandra , thank you for your very kind words . We are delighted that you enjoyed your stay and that the house had everything you needed. I am so pleased you were able to enjoy the delights in the garden . I look forward to welcoming your family back to Helenslea.
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Mr A W
1 review
“Fantastic week for all the family”
Reviewed June 6, 2016 for a stay in May 2016

Excellent family house and position. 7 adults and 4 children (one of whom enjoyed his 2nd birthday) had plenty of room as we were maily outside enjoing wonderful weather. The BBQ was well used and we eat outside every evening except the Friday when we went to Felicitys for 2 for 1 Fish and Chips! Very well equipped kitchen and only used the dining room for breakfast. The lounge was huge and allowed the kids toys and games to be well spread. Excellent bedding and thick towels (including beach towels) and 3 bath/shower rooms were fine for us all. The children had a wonderful time in the garden - the Hector's House was a great den - and the adults enjoyed the patio. Overall an excellent holiday and we have booked for next year - but later when the midges will be bigger!

Date of stay: May 2016
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Liked best: Everything
Traveling group: Extended Family
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway Families with young children
Large groups
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Was this review helpful? Yes
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Management Response
Jun 15, 2016
Adrian, thank you for your very kind comments . We are so pleased that young and old enjoyed your stay and all that Helenslea and WhitingBay has to offer. We look forward to welcoming you back next summer.
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williamcT...
Dumfries, United Kingdom
1 review
“verry good house”
Reviewed May 31, 2016 for a stay in May 2016

thahks we had a family weekend away their was
11 of a family. we found the house very comfortable
and all had a great time

Date of stay: May 2016
Traveling group: Spouse/Partner
Your age range 65+
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Was this review helpful? Yes
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Management Response
Jun 15, 2016
William , we are pleased you enjoyed your weekend stay at Helenslea .
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Michael C
Level 1 Contributor
4 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“great property great location great value”
Reviewed May 19, 2016 for a stay in May 2016
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person found this review helpful

Superb property in a stunning location. Very clean and comfortable house nicely presented .
We are a group of 9 golfers staying for 3 nights. everything was perfect even down to a putting green in the garden. The owners were extremely helpful.
All in all a top location for a large group looking for a better alternative to B&B

Date of stay: May 2016
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Liked best: everything
Liked least: going home
Traveling group: Large Group
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway Large groups
People with pets
  • Was the property as advertised?
  • Would you recommend the location of this property?
  • Was it a good value for the price paid?
  • Did the property offer wi-fi/internet access?
Was this review helpful? Yes
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Management Response
May 19, 2016
Mike, thank you for your kind comments. I hope you all enjoyed your golfing on Arran.
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