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“Beautiful house in Stunning Setting”
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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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Ricardo12...
Edinburgh
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10 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Beautiful house in Stunning Setting”
Reviewed 14 May 2014 for a stay in May 2014
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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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Reviewed 14 March 2014 for a stay in March 2014

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
Reviewed 24 February 2014 for a stay in May 2013
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Liked best: House had all home comforts
Liked least: Not being able to see the wonderful view when it rained!
Travelling group: Extended Family
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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cluniecla...
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3 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“A fantastic house in a fantastic location”
Reviewed 14 January 2014 for a stay in November 2013

This is now our fourth or fifth time staying at Helenslea, and it never fails to disappoint.
Jackie and David (the owners) are always so helpful when we are booking. We always arrive to a spotlessly clean house. The beds are comfortable, and the overall living space and gardens are amazing. The house has been upgraded over the last 2-3 years with all new windows and bathrooms too.
We will certainly return - highly recommended.

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Liked best: The large lounge, open fire, and view.
Liked least: Leaving to catch the ferry home!!
Travelling group: Extended Family
Your age range 50-64
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Friends getaway People with disabilities
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BHK_Milng...
Glasgow, Scotland, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“Possibly the best sea views in South Arran!”
Reviewed 8 January 2014 for a stay in November 2013

We stayed in this lovely old house for a weekend away, as part of a fairly large group of friends and neighbours, to beat the pre-Christmas blues around that dreich early November time of year. Helenslea is a large property, but very adaptable - it certainly works well for a big group, but should also suit families with young children and in particular could work well for two families travelling together, as the house naturally falls into two separate "halves" which have their own entrances, but sharing a kitchen. The bedrooms were spotless, and nicely decorated, with each one having its own "theme". The kitchen is very well equipped, and the huge and well-maintained garden (complete with "Hector's House" wendy-house that children would love) is a treat.
Other highlights included: a truly spectacular sea view from the front lounge; the enjoyable town of Whiting Bay itself, complete with an excellent art gallery and a friendly local restauranteur at "Coast" who drove us back home to Helenslea after dinner; and the attractive nearby countryside, with excellent walks available to Glenashdale Falls, the "Giants' Graves" neolithic site, Loch na Leirg, Tighvein and the like... This property is an excellent South Arran option, I'd say.

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Liked best: The sea view from the large front lounge
Liked least: Mobile phone reception can be a bit patchy - but that's a general Arran problem!
Travelling group: Large Group
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
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