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

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melspal
toronto
Level 2 Contributor
6 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“A truly wonderful family holiday week at Helenslea on the Isle of Arran, Scotland”
Reviewed 14 June 2015 for a stay in May 2015

We have recently returned from a wonderful week-long holiday with our extended family on the Scottish Isle of Arran. Lovely walks, great food and drink and, perhaps best of all, our stay at Helenslea. This was our first stay in this lovely house, but hopefully will not be our last. With so much historic charm, it still had loads of room for all 9 of us. Helenslea is beautiful and beautifully situated. Each of its many windows has a view: stunning sea views from the front windows and the truly gorgeous gardens from the back windows. We especially enjoyed the large lounge/living room with its many comfy couches and welcoming fireplace. The kitchen was all we could ask for and very well equipped. We enjoyed so many family meals at the big table in the cozy dining room. We all appreciated the attention to details: everything from helpful little notes to gates on the stairs to a variety of plastic glasses for the patio, and the big mirror in the dining room so that those with our backs to the large windows could still enjoy the beautiful garden views. Several of our party had enjoyable ‘games of golf’ on the little putting green in the garden. The beds, linens and towels were top notch. Although we did not get to meet our host Jackie, we highly recommend her as well. She was very pleasant and communication was easy. I could go on and on but suffice to say we loved it. None of us wanted to leave...and we hope to return again!

Date of stay: May 2015
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Liked best: We liked all of it.
Liked least: That the local pub had closed...:)
Travelling group: Extended Family
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Large groups People with pets
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Tallulahb...
Scotland
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 79 helpful votes
“Perfect in every way!”
Reviewed 14 May 2015 for a stay in May 2015
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Eleven family members (and a dog!) gathered at Helenslea from all over the world to celebrate Mum's 90th Birthday last week end.
We could not have chosen a more perfect house, with comfortable beds,ideal lounge for mad games In front of a log fire,great kitchen facilities and the most brilliant garden for very competitive putting,frisbee and BBQ!
Jackie was so helpful with all our planning and made the organising of this special time a "wee dawdle"!
Don't hesitate.........you will love it!!!

Date of stay: May 2015
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Liked best: Everything!!
Liked least: Absolutely nothing!
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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Reviewed 14 April 2015 for a stay in April 2015
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Date of stay: April 2015
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Reviewed 25 March 2015 for a stay in March 2015
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Date of stay: March 2015
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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goanywher...
Ellon, United Kingdom
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8 reviews
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“Fantastic house, location and owner.”
Reviewed 10 March 2015 for a stay in March 2015
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Could not disagree more with ashraf critical review. The house is fantastic, clean, and perfectly located. The owner is most obliging, helpful and charming. Do not let one erroneous review put you off staying here!

Date of stay: March 2015
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Troon40
2 reviews
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“Fantastic house for a family catch up”
Reviewed 9 March 2015 for a stay in March 2015
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6 of us were over on a family catch up and had a great time. Loads of space, everything we needed ( including the added bonus of electric blankets!!) and great service from Jackie. She even had the ice in the freezer for G&Ts !!! I will be back with the kids as think they would love the wendyhouse

Date of stay: March 2015
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Glasgow, United Kingdom
Reviewed 5 March 2015 for a stay in February 2015

Date of stay: February 2015
Travelling group: Friends
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   No.
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Management Response
9 Mar 2015
I am sorry you feel this way about our house. In the five years we have been letting we have never kept back any damage deposits but in this case we had no choice .We did return part of it as a goodwill gesture.
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