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Carnell - the Big House - Your very own House Party

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The Big House on a traditional sporting Estate of 2000 acres, close to Scotland's best golf courses
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10 bedrooms
10 bathrooms
20 guests
2 nights minimum
Holiday Rental House
An historic house dating back to the 15th century with later editions. Beautifully decorated as a home with antique furnishings and art. The house is extremely private and set within 2000 acres of gardens, parkland and farms. Perfect for shooting parties in season, golfing parties year-round, the house is also an ideal venue for smaller weddings, private parties and meetings. The house is heated by a bio-mass system and is extremely warm even in the depths of winter. The elegant reception rooms on the ground floor are spacious and bright with large windows. All have log fires. A second dining hall dates back to the 1400s and is particularly atmospheric. In addition to the rental price, we charge a daily service fee of £135 per person. This fee includes twice-daily housekeeping, all me...An historic house dating back to the 15th century with later editions. Beautifully decorated as a home with antique furnishings and art. The house is extremely private and set within 2000 acres of gardens, parkland and farms. Perfect for shooting parties in season, golfing parties year-round, the house is also an ideal venue for smaller weddings, private parties and meetings. The house is heated by a bio-mass system and is extremely warm even in the depths of winter. The elegant reception rooms on the ground floor are spacious and bright with large windows. All have log fires. A second dining hall dates back to the 1400s and is particularly atmospheric. In addition to the rental price, we charge a daily service fee of £135 per person. This fee includes twice-daily housekeeping, all meals and drinks as well as house wines and spirits. This is based on a minimum of 14 adults. We have an excellent team of friendly staff who will organise and look after you. The shoot runs from 1 October through to 31 January and has been taking place for well over 35 years. We shoot for pheasant, partridge, guinea fowl and duck. This must be booked at time of reservation to guarantee availability. Surrounded by fully tended gardens, there is a stocked pond with a rowing boat, over a mile of river through the Estate and an all-weather tennis court. In the gardens, there are numerous places to enjoy a picnic as well as the croquet lawn and terrace which has a large table for up to 30 guests with a BBQ and wood-burning pizza oven. The tower terrace with its fire pit is perfect for drinks before dinner. Carnell is just over 35 minutes from Glasgow International Airport and 10 minutes drive from Kilmarnock. Helicopters can land in the grounds. There are excellent golf courses within a short drive including Troon (2016 Open), Dundonald Links, Prestwick and Turnberry. More
House Rules
Pets Allowed: Yes
Smoking Allowed: No
Kid Friendly: Yes
Bathrooms
1 Shower, 9 Attached (ensuite)
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About the Owner
Adrienne E
Languages spoken:English
Response Rate:88%
Response Time:Within a few hours
Listed Since:September 2016
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Reviewed 1 February 2019

This was a weekend stay booked for a group by Pi Financial Ltd. From the greeting on arrival to the point of departure Adrienne and Mickey couldn't do enough for us. There was a friendly atmosphere which came across from all the staff involved. I...More

Date of stay: January 2019
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Adrienne538, VR Owner at Carnell - the Big House - Your very own House Party, responded to this reviewResponded 2 February 2019

Dear Freedom Your party were fabulous and it was a pleasure for us to welcome you to the Estate. Thank you for taking the time to write your very kind review which we will share with the rest of the team. We do hope you'll...More

Reviewed 29 January 2019

Fantastic House and obliging staff who went out of their way to make all guests welcome. Informal relaxed atmosphere. Superb fayre, fresh flowers, fruit , roaring fires and Adrienne's attention to detail made a memorable weekend unforgettable.More

Date of stay: January 2019
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Adrienne538, VR Owner at Carnell - the Big House - Your very own House Party, responded to this reviewResponded 31 January 2019

Dear Climber, Thank you so much for your very kind review. We're thrilled you enjoyed your weekend and will pass on your comments to the team. Your party was very easy to look after as everyone was super friendly and very kind. It's great for...More

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Reviewed 19 September 2018 via mobile

I would definitely drop everything I’m holding right now and fly back to Scotland just to visit the Big House once again. This as a very different trip but I never realized how true the saying ‘Change is good’ actually is until I experienced it...More

Date of stay: August 2018
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Amenities
Pets Allowed: Yes
Smoking Allowed: No
Kid Friendly: Yes
DVD Player
Balcony
Grill
Boat Available
Central Heating
Suitable For Children Under 5
Dishwasher
Dryer
Elevator/Lift access
Fireplace
Freezer
Refrigerator
Highchair
Housekeeping Included
Internet Access
Iron
Hot Tub
Kettle
Linens Provided
Microwave
Patio
Ping Pong Table
Pool Table
Private Garden
Safe
Cable/satellite TV
Secure Parking
Shared Tennis Court
Staffed Property
Stereo System
Cooker
Terrace
Toaster
Towels Provided
TV
Washer
Wi-Fi
Fishing Nearby
There Is A Golf Course Within 30 Mins Drive
Horse Riding Nearby
Cycling Trips
Hiking Trips
Rural/Countryside Retreats
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About the neighbourhood
The closest town to the Estate is Kilmarnock. The Estate is surrounded by undulating rural landscape that is mainly used for farming. This is Burns country and in and around Ayr there are several museums and monuments worth visiting. For those interested in Robert Burns, a visit to the Bachelors Club is a must. This is where Burns used to debate with his friends and where he honed his skills. The museum is located in Tarbolton. The coastal towns of Ayr and Troon are equidistant from the Estate and both have a choice of shops. Ayr also boasts one of the best cashmere factory shops, Alex Begg. Founded in 1866, the shops sells fine cashmere and accessories. Fishing trips can be booked from Troon where there is also an excellent fish 'n' chip shop within the port and not to be missed....
Getting around
You need a car! Edinburgh is just 90 minutes drive. Dumfries House is 10 miles away. For those not wishing to drive themselves, we have an excellent local driver.
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