Sorry took so long to review.
My family of 21 people ranging from 2 to 59 stayed here for 4 nights for our annual family gathering and had an amazing time . We have since stayed at much less impressive houses which prompted me to write this late review. Balinakill house is the stuff dreams are made of. The draw dropping view of the long hallway and magnificent staircase is breath taking. The sunroom is huge and became a great space for the kids to play, when they weren't playing football in the garden or hide and seek in the house. The cosy oak panelled rooom became the focal point for the 20 somethings while us oldies spent most nights in the bar, beer flowing, candles flickering and guitars strumming - perfect nights all round . Groups went to the distillery at Campbell's town, walking in the hills or on the beach or having spa treatments in the white lounge during the day. Evening meals spent round the huge table in the dining room which easily accommodated all our party . The scenery on route was incredible and our time at the house even more so . The house was warm , cosy and very child friendly and 21 of us would highly recommend it
Fantastic location if you have a large group to accomodate, Amazing facilities including two kitchens (one fully equipped professional kitchen) to on site bar (which you stock and serve yourself!) Bedrooms were varied in size and number and types of beds but each room was spacious and clean and views amazing! Grounds were immaculate and great for playing outdoor games and for dogs. Loads of space within the house and reception rooms, pool table and orangery with great dance floor! Would go back in a heart beat and cannot recommend highly enough.
There were 26 adults in attendance with 3 children.
We simply had the best time from the moment we arrived on Friday afternoon until our reluctant departure on Tuesday morning. The bar was seldom empty. We had a formal black tie dinner in the dining room after a champagne reception in the white room - oh the views.........................
The house is stunning and everything you could possible need available.
We are talking about return and I hope we make it.
Don't forget to book a ceilidh and enjoy some dancing!!!
Thank you Ann We all loved you home!!
I cannot recommend Balinakill House enough! Truly fantastic venue for a weekend to remember. History, luxury and hospitality in abundance, combined with locally sourced craft beer made for the perfect stag weekend for us. Whatever the occasion; family, business or fun with friends the house and the surrounding amenities will have you looking back fondly on good times.
Only positives from our stay!
What a wonderful place. 35 people from 6 months to 84 years old got together for a family celebration. The came from Europe and USA, as well as the "locals". Everyone of us had the most fantastic weekend, which was made possible by this wonderful house. If you are looking for a big place to get together, this is it. It is full of character and tradition, with all the comforts of home built in.
I traveled with my Mum and daughter to attend a family get together at Balinakill, we stayed for a long weekend. The home and grounds were beautiful, the staff were timely, attentive, pleasant people. The home amenities exceeded my expectations - bedding was comfortable/clean, full bathrooms attached to each room was a GREAT thing (along with deep tub and showers). Really enjoyed walking the grounds, and across the road to the sea (although neighboring farmer was a bit grumpy when he found us walking across his land, be ware). I'd recommend Balinakill to friends/family. Thanks for a great stay.
My son and daughter in law chose this beautiful house for their wedding . The house offered a spacious gorgeous house . The ceremony was on the beautiful lawn area ,the dinner was in sun room which then became a dance floor . The staff was outstanding and meet our every need . The house is well suited and has private salons plus big gathering places . The men loved the separate bar area and wonen loved kitchen area with its fireplace . I had 7 grandchildren and they loved playing in huge lawn . The house is well situated close enough to some small villages which we loved going to .