Self catering rental
Country house rental accommodation ideal for families and friends.
Glasgow 72 miles, Dunoon 6 m, Inverary 33 m. Sleeping up to 18.
Old Kilmun House
Historic Grade "A" Scottish country house self catering rental for up to 18, set in gardens above the north shore of Holy Loch, 1 1/2 hours from Glasgow in the Argyll Forest Park. Weekly rentals and short breaks.
In the middle of the two photographs on the right you can see Old Kilmun House, set in gardens on the edge of the magnificent Kilmun Aboretum Forest Garden (162 tree species) which covers the hillside above. This lovely old house dating from 1693 was built by the Dukes of Argyll adjacent to their family (Campbell) mausoleum and an ancient church dedicated to the 5th century Irish monk Saint Munn.
Old Kilmun House is the much-loved family holiday home of John and Jan Davies, and with 8 bedrooms is available for self-catering rental for families and friends in parties of up to 14 adults plus children, 18 in total. Children will love the media/entertainment and games rooms in the basement, and adults will love the peace and quiet above. For the ultimate in relaxation, the Davies's can even arrange an outside caterer to provide for you.
The drive sweeps up through the garden from the minor road along the shore of the loch below. On the west gable-end is a separate Victorian wing, privately owned by a single person who shares the access drive. Old stone steps and ballustrades lead up to front door with carved pediment above. The house was surely built for the view, and ordered rows of 12 pane sash-windows look over the 2.5 acre garden to the loch and hills beyond.
There are endless excursions for adults and children: sailing, fishing, walking, cycling, exploring the Arboretum behind the house, the surrounding Argyll Forest Park (and world famous Benmore Botanic Garden, 2 miles away), Puck's Glen and Inveraray Castle.
At Old Kilmun House: 6 fishing rods, 8 bicycles (and helmets), and 4 golf club bags, croquet set, midge machine, cricket set, football, large goal net, soft tennis and badminton, 13" trampoline, billiard/snooker room, TV/DVD surround sound, darts, table football and board games.
Below; Sitting room with an open wood fire.
Right; The dining room, also with an open wood fire, has a coffered cieling and wood-paneled walls. The table seats 12 comfortably. (There's another dining table in the kitchen).
On the first floor:
Double bedroom, with views over the loch.
Next door is a childrens' bunk bedroom for 2 (not illustrated).
Double bedroom, with views over the loch.
Double bedroom with window looking onto the woodland behind the house.
Double bedroom looking over the loch.
Smaller double bedroom looking over the loch.
Below left and right; Two bath/shower-rooms: Left, refurbished since the photo was taken, now has a Sauna, shower and spa bath. Right, Bath, shower and basin. Separate wc and basin. (On the ground floor there's a further shower-room with shower, basin and wc.)
Top floor bedrooms:
Below; Two twin/triple bedrooms (shown here as twin).
Below left and right; Set into the old stone kitchen-range recess is an Aga providing gentle warm background heat for the kitchen. Opposite is a big kitchen table and chairs. Electric cooker, microwave, 2 fridges and a freezer, dishwasher, washing machine, tumble dryer. There's also a utility room.
(Dining room and garden pictures courtesy of John Davies.)
|Maximum 14 adults, up to 18.
Weekly rental and short breaks.
|Seasons:||price in £|
|High Season: Jun, Jul, Aug, Sep.||2295 per week|
|High Season Short breaks||1795 (see Note)|
|Mid Season: Mar, Apr, May Oct.||1695 per week|
|Mid Season Short breaks||1395 (see Note)|
|Low Season: Nov, Dec, Jan, Feb.||1495 per week|
|Low Season Short breaks||1095 (see Note)|
|Christmas and New Year||Price on application|
|Note: Shortbreaks are two or three nights including a weekend, or three or four nights midweek.|
|NB: school holiday weeks will be charged at the High Season rate.|
|Prices include linen, towels, heating, electricity, initial supply of logs.|
|A deposit of 25% at time of booking secures your dates with the remainder due 8 weeks before arrival. £350 good house keeping deposit required.|
To enquire or to book:
John and Jan Davies
Renfrewshire, PA12 4JS
Tel: 01505 843678
Mobile: 07765 007798
or from outside the UK:
Tel: 44 1505 843678
Mobile: 44 7765 007798
Please tell John and Jan you found Old Kilmun House through About Scotland!
Right; The Billiard Room with 3/4 size table, and Music/Television Room with 32" screen, surround sound, sky, CDs and DVDs. Wood-burning stove. Table football, dartboard and lots of games.