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Old Kilmun House - stunning historic house for 18

Holiday Rental House -
8 Bedrooms , 3 Bathrooms , Sleeps 18
Kilmun, Cowal Peninsula, Argyll and Bute, Scotland
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 a couple of years ago 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 som...
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Listing #HL131911
About the Owner
John D
Languages spoken:English, French
Response Rate:95%
Response Time:Within a few hours
Listed Since:June 2010
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We stayed from 28 December until 2 January and had a fantastic time in our party of 12. The house has loads of character and is very spacious inside. There was loads to do and we spent a lot of time in the basement with...More

Date of stay: December 2018
Thank Kevandjak C
johnD1963, VR Owner at Old Kilmun House - stunning historic house for 18, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thanks for taking the time to review us - and for choosing us to bring in the new year with. It's always nice to hear the house and staff appreciated. Have a great rest of year and thanks again.

Reviewed 2 December 2018 via mobile

House is fantastic for a big group of friends or family! We especially loved the basement area with the snooker table, darts, sky tv and table football Would highly recommend staying here.More

Date of stay: November 2018
Thank NicoleH3790
johnD1963, VR Owner at Old Kilmun House - stunning historic house for 18, responded to this reviewResponded 3 December 2018

Thanks, Nicole I really appreciate you taking the time to visit this site and place a review. Not all our satisfied guests do and so it is lovely when people take the time. Thank you also for treating the house and leaving the house so...More

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Reviewed 27 November 2018

We had a lovely stay in Old Kilmun house. We were a group of 14 and had plenty of space with large bedrooms and a couple of social areas including a large kitchen, dining area, lounge x 2 and games room. The water is on...More

Date of stay: October 2018
Thank CD204
johnD1963, VR Owner at Old Kilmun House - stunning historic house for 18, responded to this reviewResponded 29 November 2018

I am utterly amazed at your bravery in taking on the Holy Loch in October - well done, you mad people! Thanks so much for the lovely review - and for taking such good care of our lovely house. The vast majority of our guests...More

  • Air Conditioning
  • Balcony or Terrace
  • Books
  • Bunk Beds:(1)
  • Cable/satellite TV
  • Central Heating
  • Cooker
  • Dining Seats (16)
  • Dishwasher
  • Double Beds:(1)
  • Dryer
  • DVD Player
  • Fireplace
  • Freezer
  • Full Baths (3)
  • Game Room
  • Grill
  • Hairdryer
  • Highchair
  • Hot Tub
  • Internet Access
  • Iron
  • Kettle
  • King Beds:(4)
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room Seats (15)
  • Microwave
  • Ocean Views
  • Outdoor Dining Area
  • Parking
  • Patio
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Playground
  • Pool Table
  • Private Garden
  • Refrigerator
  • Safe
  • Sauna
  • Single Beds:(6)
  • Stereo System
  • Suitable For Children Under 5
  • Telephone
  • Toaster
  • Towels Provided
  • Trampoline
  • TV
  • VCR
  • Washer
  • Wi-Fi
House rules
    Pets allowed
    Smoking not allowed
    3 Full baths
    6 Twins
    4 Kings
    1 Bunk
    1 Full
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Rates are calculated based on the latest information provided. Please contact the manager/owner to confirm actual rates for your requested dates.

Dates Min stay Weeknight Weekend night Per week
Default 1 night
7 Jan 2019 -
28 Feb 2019
2 nights
1 Mar 2019 -
20 Jun 2019
2 nights
21 Jun 2019 -
2 Sep 2019
2 nights
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Please note: rates may have been converted from the original local currency to British Pounds and are approximate rates that may change due to exchange rate fluctuation. Please contact the manager to confirm actual rates for your requested dates.
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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About the neighbourhood
- Sight-seeing: Generally You are fantastically positioned to see some of the world’s most spectacular scenery. The views aren’t bad from the house itself, but drive up to Loch Fyne and down to Loch Lomond, or into the Kyles of Bute, or down the Maccrahanish / Mull of Kintyre peninsula, and you’ll see vistas to take your breath away. Enjoy the local area on foot or by bike, but if you don’t know this area of Scotland well, and you have better than 50 yard visibility, we’d really recommend you do spend a bit of time exploring it (and not just because people use fewer of our logs when they are out the house and wear the furniture out less). If the weather’s rubbish, you are 75mins from Glasgow by Ferry and M8, and less than 2 hours from Edinburgh if the traffic’s okay. They are both great ci... more
Car not needed
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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