Balvonie House-Skelmorlie (Scotland)

  • North Ayrshire, Scotland
  • Sleeps 26
  • Bedrooms 11
  • Bathrooms 9

Balvonie house offers group accommodation near Glasgow. This stunning property has lots of features that make it truly a unique house. There’s the 7ft empress bed for a start, while the Japanese plunge bath has been set into the window to take advantages of the sea view. We love the brightly coloured and floral wallpaper in the double bedroom with a slipper bath – how can you not wake up in a good mood? The house also boasts a cinema room with real antique cinema seating and a huge cinema screen size TV – just don’t forget to bring the popcorn!

This palatial 11-bedroom house in the village of Skelmorlie is less than an hour’s journey from Glasgow. With plenty of guest rooms and stylish living spaces to relax in, it is a majestic home that welcomes larger groups into its unique ambience of modern opulence with fun design touches, perfect for group accommodation near Glasgow.

Your stay at Balvonie House puts you within easy reach of islands, castles and golfing, making this home a comfortable base for an active group break in the Ayrshire countryside. But the home’s grand living spaces, seven-person hot tub, and uniquely designed guest rooms mean you may not want to budge from your elegant perch overlooking the sea and the charming village.

Key Amenities

  • Hot Tub
  • Snooker / Pool Table
  • Game Room
  • Wifi
  • Living Spaces

    Entrance Hall

    The large entrance hall welcomes guests with a wood burning stove and comfortable seating. Exposed beams, polished wood floors and jewel-toned furnishings create an ambience of modern luxury throughout.

    Sitting Room

    In the spacious sitting room you’ll find a cosy open-fire, cinema-style TV, and plenty of sofas and chairs


    The huge kitchen is kitted out for epic entertaining; you’ll find two ovens, induction hob, seating for 14, large fridge and freezer. The adjacent dining room is flooded with natural light and provides seating for 22.
    There is also a utility room which contains an additional fridge/freezer, washing machine and dryer.

    Dining Room

    The Dining Room can seat 24, it is a lovely wood panelled room.

    Dining Table

    A lovely space for a Sunday lunch or a sophisticated diner party.

    Cinema Room

    There is a cinema room with 1930’s cinema seats and a 65 inch TV. There is a snooker table, Xbox and selection of children’s toys.

  • Ground Floor Bedrooms

    Bedroom 1

    This bedroom is a twin, with en-suite wet room, making it wheelchair accessible. (A ramp can be provided at the front door on request.)

    Wet Room

    Wetroom with shower, wash hand basin and w.c.

  • First Floor Bedrooms

    Bedroom 2

    This guest room is fit for royalty with its four-poster king-sized bed.

    Bathroom & Dressing Room

    The bathroom next door has a Japanese plunge bath with sea views, walk in shower and dressing area.

    Bathroom & Dressing Room

    The bathroom next door has a Japanese plunge bath with sea views, walk in shower and dressing area.

    Bedroom 3

    This lovely double bedroom features an en-suite bathroom with charming teardrop-shaped tub and walk-in shower.

    Bedroom 3 En-Suite

    Both bedroom and bathroom enjoy views towards the sea.

    Bedroom 4

    This guest room is the largest, with a seven-foot Emperor-style bed, two large chairs and day bed with trundle, ideally for two children.

    Bedroom 5

    Bunk beds, brightly painted walls and en-suite shower room make this a great room for younger guests.

    Bedroom 5 En-Suite

    Wet room style en-suitye with wash ahnd basin and w.c.

    Bedroom 6

    This is the smallest of the bedrooms and has a double bed.

    Bedroom 7

    With a king bed and a walk-in shower in the en-suite bath, along with a freestanding slipper bath, this indulgent bedroom is a delight.

    Bedroom 7 Bath

    Please note the bathroom facilities are all open plan to the bedroom.

    Bedroom 8

    Another double bed in the seventh bedroom, this one with a brass headboard.

    House Bathroom

    With bath and hand shower, wash hand basin and w.c.

    Bedroom 9

    Wooden double bed in this classic bedroom.

    House Shower Room

    House Shower Room

    Bedroom 10

    Four single beds furnish this room, which accesses an en-suite bath with a walk-in shower.

    House Shower Room

    Shower room located next door to the room with 4 single beds.

    Bedroom 11

    Double bed and en-suite bathroom

    Bedroom 11 En-Suite

    With Slipper bath, wash hand basin and w.c.

    Throughout all bedrooms, you will find stylish design features like funky wallpaper, subway tiles, elegant light fixtures and sumptuous soft furnishings.

  • Outside

    On the extensive grounds, you’ll find an irresistible seven-seater hot tub with views out to sea. Dining al fresco is easy, thanks to the on-site Gas BBQ and outdoor seating. There is a stream within the grounds. (Children require supervision.)

    Enjoy an unforgettable holiday, with plenty of room for friends and family, at Balvonie – ideal group accommodation near Glasgow

    The Hot Tub

    The hot tub is located at the side of the house, relax and enjoy the sea views.

    Side of House

    The Side of the House with Hot Tub and Table and Chairs for outside entertaining

    The View from The House

    The view from the side of the house

  • Floorplans

    First Floor

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    Second Floor

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  • Hot Tub
    Snooker / Pool Table
    Game Room
    Disabled Access
    Car Parking
    Snooker Table Linens Provided
    Snooker Table Heating
    Snooker Table Clothes Dryer
    Games Games
    Snooker Table Internet
    Snooker Table Iron and Board
    Snooker Table Living Room
    Snooker Table Hairdryer
    Snooker Table Kitchen
    Snooker Table Oven
    Snooker Table Fridge
    Snooker Table Microwave
    Washing machine
    Snooker Table Fireplace
    Towels Provided
    Snooker Table Dining Room
    Snooker Table High Chair
    Satellite / cable
    Snooker Table Pool table

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Have spent a brilliant weekend at this house.
The house is magnificent, with luxurious rooms, a games room, a cinema room, a great dining room, lovely kitchen, lounge with projector TV, a hot tub and magnificent grounds.
The weather was great and the views spectacular.
I would certainly recommend this house

Paul Boyle - 16th August 2020

The house was perfect for a 50th birthday celebration,well equipped with everything we required,it rained all weekend but it didn’t matter as we had everything inside the house large screen in lounge was great for the sports and cinema and games room perfect for the kids with toys and PlayStation provided,we didn’t have to leave the house,dining room was great and local Chinese restaurant delivered great food to the house.Hot tub was set up for us arriving and was well used and enjoyed by everyone.caretaker was helpfull and non intrusive ,left us to enjoy the weekend.

Stephen Wylie - 16th February 2020

This is a fantastic house, with everything you could possibly need!

The house is even more impressive in real life

Would highly recommend, and we are looking to re-book for next year! :)

Kathleen Moore - 25th November 2019


Alistair Tait - 11th November 2019

26 ladies descended on Balvonie house one weekend in September and the house did not disappoint. Beautifully set up a hill with incredible views over to Rothesay which are best viewed from the hot tub. The rooms were excellent, large and very comfy beds. Most had en-suites and those that didn’t were steps from shared bathrooms. The decor is quirky and all the rooms had there own unique personality. The kitchen is huge, perfect for catering for large numbers and there’s additional fridges in the utility room. The formal dining room is great for a big dinner and the lounge is large enough for everyone to sit in comfortably. There’s also the addition of the cinema room which was great for rugby viewing on the Sunday we stayed. Arriving was incredibly easy via Duncan, we cannot thank him enough for welcoming us, showing us around and letting us know how things work! All the guests were so impressed with the house, facilities and how it fitted our weekend to a T. Thank you

Fiona Large - 28th September 2019

A beautifull house with a great view. Kitchen leaves no space for complaints, well organized has got everything you might need for cooking and even sharp knifes! Rooms are all very comfortable. An excellent Place for a large Group of People.

Just one small critic: to find the house in Halketburn road you need to come up the hill. If you come down the hill, you will not see the sign for balvonie house.

Eva Macnab - 5th September 2019
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Other things you need to know

  • Both TV’s have a full Sky package.
  • 2 Cots and High Chairs
  • 2 Pets welcome.

There is a caretakers flat adjoining the house, it has it’s own separate entrance and is not used all the time.

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