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“Brilliant base for walking holiday with friends”
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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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56 reviews
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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Holiday Rental House -
6 Bedrooms, 3 Bathrooms, Sleeps 12
Whiting Bay, Isle of Arran, Scotland

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Hilaryd10...
Berwick-upon-Tweed, United Kingdom
Level 3 Contributor
10 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Brilliant base for walking holiday with friends”
Reviewed 24 September 2014 for a stay in September 2014

Perfect holiday home for group of 6, we had a room each, 3 good bathrooms. Very clean and well supplied. Good size living room with open fire. We tried two restaurants walking distance away which were excellent. Walking guides and maps and loads of box games which we didn't need as the weather was fantastic.

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Liked best: Large size, beautiful gardens.
Liked least: separate kitchen/dining room.
Travelling group: Friends
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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robcrofto...
Cheltenham, United Kingdom
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Fantastic base for large family group”
Reviewed 16 September 2014 for a stay in August 2014
1
person found this review helpful

Helenslea was a superb base for our holiday with extended family. Plenty of bedrooms, large lounge and dining room, and beautiful large garden. Easy access to the beach and rest of the island.

Travelling group: Extended Family
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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susan m
Strathblane, United Kingdom
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Relaxing Haven with something for everyone”
Reviewed 1 September 2014 for a stay in August 2014
2
people found this review helpful

Thank you Jackie and David for a fantastic stay. Although the sunny weather helped so did the patio, putting, barbecue & waking to sea views every morning. The house (in the small amount of time that I spent indoors) was welcoming and comfortable with plenty of space for everyone & had a comprehensive guide to things to do so we were never bored. The welcome basket with local produce was a nice touch also. Although we enjoyed sunshine there are loads of things to keep you entertained even in the unlikely event of rain. Will definitely recommend to others.

Travelling group: Friends
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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janetphil...
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
Level 5 Contributor
55 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
“Great house for a gathering”
Reviewed 29 August 2014 for a stay in June 2013

Great house to share with freinds. good amenities. Kitchen is on the small side for catering for the large number of guests. some bigger pots would be helpful and a bigger coffee pot. I bought a cafetiere to use and left it there. First time in arran and it made us go back to a another house in same village.

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Liked least: Disabled access was poor. Shower was not suitable just as well only a weekend
Travelling group: Friends
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway Families with young children
Large groups
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mrsp72
Edinburgh
Level 1 Contributor
4 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Fabulous house in wonderful location”
Reviewed 20 August 2014 for a stay in August 2014
1
person found this review helpful

Spent a wonderful week here with friends. There were 12 of us staying 6 adults and 6 children, the children loved the garden with the Wendy house and putting green. They had lots of room to run about and have fun without disturbing anyone. The house is extremely well equipped and the owner is very friendly and helpful and has done a wonderful job in setting the house up as a rental property for large groups. We have stayed in many houses over the last 6 years and this is definitely the loveliest and best equipped house we have stayed in. The area is stunning and we made lots of use of the local beach and pub! Keeping 12 individuals happy is not an easy task but the owners of Helenslea get full marks from all of us. Fingers crossed we will be back for another holiday soon.

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Liked best: Large garden and 2 lounge areas
Liked least: Having to leave
Travelling group: Large Group
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway Older travelers
Families with young children Large groups
People with pets
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  • Was it a good value for the price paid?
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  • Was your security deposit returned on time?
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