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The Old Kilmun House

4.0 of 5 stars
Very good
13 reviews
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Holiday Rental House /
8 Bedrooms, 3 Bathrooms, Sleeps 18
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 last year 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 loca...
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About the owner, John D
Languages spoken: English, French
Response Rate: 80 %
Response Time: Within a few hours
Calendar Updated: 14 days ago
Listed since : Jun 2010
Overall rating: 4.4 / 5.0
Based on 103 reviews and 5 properties
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Listing #HL131911 by: Holiday Lettings
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 20 November 2014 for a stay in September 2014
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**DEPOSIT SCAM - BEWARE** We paid a £600 "housekeeping" deposit to the owner via direct bank transfer (we have since found out bank transfers are common requests from scam artists). The owner has withheld £300 of our deposit as he claims we left the house with the shower running. I mean...really? What sane person would leave a shower on and... more

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Only just seen this post. Extraordinary. Libellous. Pack of lies. This was booked by a woman who seemed very nice, who it then turned out wasn't coming, because it was a stag party. She neglected to tell us this at the time. As well as being messy, they treated the place with the respect you would expect of a drunken... more

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 27 September 2014 for a stay in September 2014
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This property was booked for a large family gathering and has great facilities for everyone and ideally placed for exploring Argyll and the rest of Scotland. A great old house does come with its own character with the plumbing and other rattles and groans but this just adds to the overall atmosphere of living in a large old house. The... more

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Thank you so much for visiting us and for taking the time to post a positive review that will help other people judge us fairly. We aren't perfect but we do our best!! more

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 15 September 2014 for a stay in September 2014
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Booked Old Kilmun and stayed the weekend with family and friends celebrating my 40th birthday. We all had a blast. It's an old house, but modernisation would take away what makes it so grand. We had such fun from arrival on the Friday night right through the weekend. There is something for everyone. We were lucky the weather was perfect,... more

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Thank you so much. Delighted that you had such a great time and appreciated the house as much as you did. We love it and we do our best to keep it in the best condition to be enjoyed by everyone!!! I hope we will see you soon again. more

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  • Air Conditioning
  • Balcony
  • Books
  • Central Heating
  • Cooker
  • Dining Seats (16)
  • Dishwasher
  • Double Beds:(5)
  • Dryer
  • DVD Player
  • Fireplace
  • Freezer
  • Game Room
  • Grill
  • Hairdryer
  • Highchair
  • Hot Tub
  • Internet Access
  • Iron
  • Kettle
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room Seats (15)
  • Microwave
  • Ocean Views
  • Outdoor Dining Area
  • Parking
  • Patio
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Playground
  • Pool Table
  • Private Garden
  • Refrigerator
  • Safe
  • Satellite TV
  • Sauna
  • Single Beds:(8)
  • Stereo System
  • Telephone
  • Terrace
  • Toaster
  • Towels Provided
  • Trampoline
  • TV
  • VCR
  • Washer
  • Wi-Fi
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  • Pets Allowed:
  • Smoking Allowed:
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Additional amenities & feature info
With a large sitting room with open fire, wood-panelled dining room with open fire, kitchen-breakfast room with Aga, downstairs snug with big TV, DVD and wood-burner, plus a games room and a separate snooker room, the living accommodation is flexible enough and comfortable enough to suit most types of parties – and at most times of year. 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.
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Dates Min stay Weeknight Weekend night Per week
31 Aug 2015 -
2 Nov 2015
2 nights
3 Nov 2015 -
21 Dec 2015
2 nights
4 Jan 2016 -
29 Feb 2016
1 night
1 Mar 2016 -
31 May 2016
1 night
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Additional Rate and Availability Information
A deposit of 25% at time of booking secures your dates with the remainder due 8 weeks before departure. We take a £350 good house keeping deposit, which will be returned shortly after departure.

- Short breaks are two or three nights including a weekend, or three or four nights midweek.
- School Holidays are charged at Shoulder Season week price.

Call 07765 007798 if you would like to discuss any aspect of the house or your holiday
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How to get there
Old Kilmun House is situated on the shores of the Holy Loch, adjacent to the Argyll Forest Park, and is perfectly placed for exploring the Cowal peninsula, the West of Scotland generally, and the Loch Lomond and The Trossachs National Park, within which it sits.

Two minutes from the Benmore Botanic Gardens, it's a 10 minute drive from Dunoon, 35 from Inverary, 40 from Loch Lomond or the Island of Bute. The 'long drive' to Glasgow is less than an hour and a half. Via the M8 and ferry from MacEnroes Point at Gourock, we are just 70 minutes from Glasgow Airport
Activities nearby
Fishing Nearby, There Is A Golf Course Within 30 Mins Drive, Horse Riding Nearby, There Are Tennis Courts Nearby.
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