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Quality Self-Catering Accommodation in South Ayrshire - Balcraig House

Bedrooms 3
Half Baths1
Space 3,229 sq. ft.
Property type chateau / country house
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights



Balcraig House

Balcraig House is the stunning wing of an Ayrshire Country Mansion.

The house has spacious living areas with a very large living room/dining area (over 30 ft by 25 ft) with two open fireplaces on opposing ends of the room, and a large south facing conservatory with fantastic views of the hills nearby.

The kitchen is newly fitted and has all appliances including double oven, ceramic hob, dishwasher, washer/dryer, microwave, large fridge/freezer .

Balcraig House sleeps up to 10 as follows:

*One king sized room with en-suite facilities.

*One family room sleeping up to 4.

*One single twin bedded room.

*Sofabed in recess of lounge.

All bed linen is provided and the property has all mod cons with 2 TVs, DVDs, videos, CD players etc.

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About the property

Balbeg Country Holidays

Balbeg Country Holidays is situated in dramatic scenery in the Southern Uplands of South West Scotland, some 50 miles south of Glasgow and 16 miles from the county town of Ayr. Ideal for large groups, sleeping up to 16 plus 20 in three additional properties on estate.

The quality self catering holiday accommodation forms part of Balbeg Estate, a 300 acre estate which lies on the slopes of the valley of the Water of Girvan about 2 miles south of the delightful conservation village of Straiton. The Estate is sited on the edge of The Galloway Forest Park that offers many outdoor activities including hill walking, mountain biking and fishing.

Enjoy the country life yet still remain within easy reach of Ayr (30 minutes) and all other Ayrshire attractions

Rabbie Burns Lodge (sleeps 16)

Rabbie Burns Lodge is a uniquely designed and quality built lodge constructed on site from Scottish timber. Offering all modern conveniencies the lodge sleeps 16 in 7 bedrooms (2 ensuite). There are also 2 additional shower rooms.

The lodge has a well equipped and stylish kitchen with ample dishes/utensils to cater for 16. There is a large lounge/dining area with seating for 16 at tables and ample lounge seating. There is also extra seating available in the spacious entrance hallway.

Balcraig House (sleeps 10)

Balcraig House is the magnificent south wing of our own country mansion. Balcraig House has very spacious public rooms, comprising a very large open living room/dining room (30ft x 25ft) with two open fireplaces on opposing ends of the room, and a large south facing conservatory with fantastic views of the hills nearby. Balcraig House can accommodate up to 10 in complete privacy. If, however, you have a large party, Doonans Cottage which sleeps up to 8 is close by.

Doonans Cottage (sleeps 6-8)

Doonans Cottage is a large newly built detached cottage set at the edge of Balbeg Wood. With a large lounge / dining room (wood burning stove) and three bedrooms Doonans Cottage offers spacious bright accommodation for a family group. If, however, you have a larger party, Balcraig House which sleeps up to 10 is close by.

Foxglove Cottage (sleeps 4)

Foxglove Cottage is new built with a high standard of finish throughout. The lounge has a lovely wood burning stove creating an inviting atmosphere. Two bedrooms (one with bunk beds), separate dining room and lounge. Foxglove Cottage is ideal for a family holiday or a couple wanting a relaxing or romantic break.

All bed linen is provided and the properties has all mod cons with TV, DVD, video, CD player etc.

Being situated in a 300 acre estate you will have ample space to explore with the following attractions:

- Kids playpark

- Adventure playground

- Acres of woodland walks

- Large nature pond with nature hide

- Large playing field including football pitch

- Hill walks

Although you can enjoy the rural setting of Balbeg Estate it is situated only 30 minutes from Ayr and even closer to many of Ayrshire's most popular tourist attractions.

- Culzean Castle and Country Park (15 minutes)

- Robert Burns Heritage Park (30 minutes)

- Turnberry Hotel and Golf Course (20 minutes)

- Royal Troon Golf Course (40 minutes)

- The Galloway Forest Park (5 minutes)

- Isle of Arran (2 hours via Ardrossan by ferry)

Further beyond

- Glasgow incl Science Centre, museums (1 hour)

- Edinburgh incl Castle, Royal Yacht Brittania (2 hours)

- Stranraer and Wigtownshire (1 hour)

Visit Balbeg - relax and explore the beauty of Ayrshire and beyond.

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Property Manager
Lynne Sinclair
Member since: 2004
Speaks: english
Calendar last updated:
April 3, 2017

Available Rentals


Maybole Chateau / Country House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • chateau / country house (semi-detached)
Forms of Payment:
  • accept credit card
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 3229 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 10
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • Rural
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Activities Guide
  • Basic Soaps
  • Fireplace
  • Firewood
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Sofa Bed
  • Telephone
  • Thermos Bottle
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Lobster Pot
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 16 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Family bathroom - toilet , combination tub/shower , Well equiped and stylish
    Ensuite shower room - toilet , shower , Ensuite
    Cloakroom toilet - toilet , Downstairs toilet
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • King sized ensuite - 1 king , Large ensuite
    Family bedroom - 1 double , 2 twin/ single , Ample space for all
    Twin bedroom - 2 twin/ single , Large twin bedroom
    Bedroom 4 - 1 sleep sofa /futon , Sofabed in lounge
  • The 3 upstairs room offer ample space in the country house. For additional sleeping accommodation the sofabed in the lounge can be used. Others in the house can stay up late in the separate conservatory.
  • Audio Tape Player
  • Books
  • Books for Adults
  • Books for Kids
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Music Library
  • Radio
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys
  • VCR
  • Video Library
  • Child's Swing
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Patio
  • Screen Porch / Veranda
  • Terrace
  • 10 garden chairs
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Onsite Services:
  • Private Chef
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • spelunking
  • swimming



Nearest Airport
16 Miles
Glasgow, Prestwick
Nearest Barpub
1.5 Miles
Black Bull, Straiton
Nearest Ferry
20 Miles
Nearest Golf
16 Miles
Nearest Train
8 Miles
Nearest Motorway
25 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
1.5 Miles
Black Bull, Straiton
Nearest Ski
200 Miles
Nearest Beach
16 Miles

Hill walking

Golfing - Turnberry 20 minutes, Royal Troon 40 minutes




Swimming (8 miles)

Burns Heritage Park

Culzean Castle

Glasgow - 1 hour

Ayr - 30 minutes


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