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Balinakill Country House is a wonderful victorian country house on the west coast of Scotland
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Balinakill Country House is a wonderful victorian country house on the west coast of Scotland
Sunny days! Country kitchen with wood burning stove
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Balinakill Country House is a wonderful victorian country house on the west coast of Scotland
Sunny days!
Country kitchen with wood burning stove
Victorian dining room with open fire
Upstairs drawing room with open fire
Cosy gunroom bar with wood burning stove
Four poster bedroom
1st floor bedroom
!st floor at the front
spring!
children's room
1st floor bedroom
fountain
oak room fireplace
Walled garden
View from upstairs lounge room
1st floor bathroom
Winter view
View from the hill behind Balinakill
View from Dunskeig Iron Age Fort, Clachan (1/2 hour walk from Balinakill)
Tarbert
Conservatory
Garden view
Oak panelled drawing room with open fire
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Manor House -
13 Bedrooms, 12 Bathrooms, Sleeps 26
Clachan, Kintyre Peninsula, Argyll and Bute, Scotland

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Newcastle, UKI
Reviewed September 17, 2013 for a stay in September 2013

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Liked best: Its a lovely place to spend time for adults and kids alike
Liked least: I didn't like that the long weekend was over
Traveling group: Large Group
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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FiBe33
Corbridge, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
3 hotel reviews
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“Superb venue ~ ticked all the boxes”
Reviewed September 15, 2013 for a stay in September 2013

Absolutely stunning property, very high standard accommodation, incredibly well furnished and beautiful well kept grounds. There were log fires throughout, loads of space for all the family, children and adults alike well catered for. Very safe, set in its own grounds. Very spacious. A beautiful luxury country house amongst breath taking scenery ~ the drive to it takes you alongside lochs and marinas. We visited Gigha on the ferry and that was just lovely too. We had a tremendous time as did our children. Highly recommended to all ages/groups. Very clean.

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Liked best: The house was just stunning.
Liked least: Leaving!
Traveling group: Large Group
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Liliaelis...
Glasgow, United Kingdom
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10 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
“Spectacular Home, perfect for families”
Reviewed September 15, 2013 for a stay in September 2013

My family and friends stayed here last week and had an awesome time. There is so much room for the kids to run around, a playroom there for them too and lots of flat grass outside for them to run.
There is a cool little bar that we had a sing song and dance in on the saturday night, really felt we were away abroad.

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Liked best: Loved the huge rooms and safe space for kids to play.
Liked least: The rain, which has nothing to do with the house
Traveling group: Large Group
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Moscow, Idaho
Reviewed August 22, 2013 for a stay in June 2013

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Liked best: How well it fit our family
Liked least: Couldn't say without nit-picking
Traveling group: Extended Family
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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magsedinb...
edinburgh
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11 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“Fabulous destination for a large family gathering”
Reviewed August 18, 2013 for a stay in August 2013

16 of my extended family visited Balinakill Country House for a relaxing long weekend. It was a real privilege to be able to stay in such a grand house with a fascinating history while still able to feel at home, comfortable and cosy.
We had wee ones (5 and 6), medium sized ones (12 and 16), mums and dads and a sprinkling of grandparents. The whole family loved it, from cricket on the lawn, sitting round the vast dinner table enjoying family meals, relaxing in the oak room with a few drammies to snuggling into the snug bar late in the evening enjoying the crack.
We had some wonderful walks with the two family dogs, the beach was fab and we also visited the remains of an Iron Age fort. While we were there, there was an art fair in the local village (Clachan) and a festival in Tarbert, 10 miles away. There's a good range of other activities we spotted but didn't indulge in - we fancied sea kayaking and canoeing.
We all wished we'd been able to stay longer, unfortunately school holidays wouldn't allow it. Will just need to come back!

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Liked best: The grandeur and history of the house
Liked least: Nothing that we didn't like
Traveling group: Extended Family
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Norwich, United Kingdom
Reviewed August 6, 2013 for a stay in July 2013

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Liked best: Spacious rooms
Liked least: lack of sign at gateway
Traveling group: Large Group
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway Older travelers
Families with young children Large groups
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Glasgow, United Kingdom
Reviewed June 14, 2013 for a stay in May 2013

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Liked best: Snug bar
Liked least: Leaving
Traveling group: Large Group
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway Older travelers
Families with young children Large groups
  • 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 your security deposit returned on time?
Was this review helpful? Yes
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