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“Fantastic base for large family group”
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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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robcrofto...
Cheltenham, United Kingdom
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Fantastic base for large family group”
Reviewed 16 September 2014 for a stay in August 2014
1
person found this review helpful

Helenslea was a superb base for our holiday with extended family. Plenty of bedrooms, large lounge and dining room, and beautiful large garden. Easy access to the beach and rest of the island.

Travelling group: Extended Family
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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susan m
Strathblane, United Kingdom
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Relaxing Haven with something for everyone”
Reviewed 1 September 2014 for a stay in August 2014
2
people found this review helpful

Thank you Jackie and David for a fantastic stay. Although the sunny weather helped so did the patio, putting, barbecue & waking to sea views every morning. The house (in the small amount of time that I spent indoors) was welcoming and comfortable with plenty of space for everyone & had a comprehensive guide to things to do so we were never bored. The welcome basket with local produce was a nice touch also. Although we enjoyed sunshine there are loads of things to keep you entertained even in the unlikely event of rain. Will definitely recommend to others.

Travelling group: Friends
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Was this review helpful? Yes
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janetphil...
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
Level 5 Contributor
55 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
“Great house for a gathering”
Reviewed 29 August 2014 for a stay in June 2013

Great house to share with freinds. good amenities. Kitchen is on the small side for catering for the large number of guests. some bigger pots would be helpful and a bigger coffee pot. I bought a cafetiere to use and left it there. First time in arran and it made us go back to a another house in same village.

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Liked least: Disabled access was poor. Shower was not suitable just as well only a weekend
Travelling group: Friends
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway Families with young children
Large groups
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mrsp72
Edinburgh
Level 1 Contributor
4 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Fabulous house in wonderful location”
Reviewed 20 August 2014 for a stay in August 2014
1
person found this review helpful

Spent a wonderful week here with friends. There were 12 of us staying 6 adults and 6 children, the children loved the garden with the Wendy house and putting green. They had lots of room to run about and have fun without disturbing anyone. The house is extremely well equipped and the owner is very friendly and helpful and has done a wonderful job in setting the house up as a rental property for large groups. We have stayed in many houses over the last 6 years and this is definitely the loveliest and best equipped house we have stayed in. The area is stunning and we made lots of use of the local beach and pub! Keeping 12 individuals happy is not an easy task but the owners of Helenslea get full marks from all of us. Fingers crossed we will be back for another holiday soon.

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Liked best: Large garden and 2 lounge areas
Liked least: Having to leave
Travelling group: Large Group
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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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 14 July 2014 for a stay in July 2014
1
person found this review helpful

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
Travelling group: Extended Family
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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GillianD4...
Aberdeen, United Kingdom
Level 3 Contributor
10 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“The perfect family holiday destination.”
Reviewed 2 June 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
Travelling 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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Ricardo12...
Edinburgh
Level 3 Contributor
10 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Beautiful house in Stunning Setting”
Reviewed 13 May 2014 for a stay in May 2014
1
person found this review helpful

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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