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The Big House - Your very own House Party

Holiday Rental House -
10 Bedrooms , 10 Bathrooms , Sleeps 20
Hurlford, Kilmarnock, East Ayrshire, Ayrshire, Scotland
An historic house dating back to the 14th century with later editions. Beautifully decorated as a home with antique furnishings. 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 £125 per person. This fee includes twice daily housekeeping, all meals and drinks as well as house wines and spirits. This is...
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Listing #HL7876390
About the Owner
Adrienne E
Languages spoken:English
Response Rate:80%
Response Time:Within a few hours
Listed Since:September 2016
Interaction with guests
Our Family live in the main house but for those looking for complete privacy, we can move to a second house although a member of the house staff will need to reside in our staff flat.
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Reviewed September 19, 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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  • Balcony or Terrace
  • Boat Available
  • Cable/satellite TV
  • Central Heating
  • Cooker
  • Dining Seats (20)
  • Dishwasher
  • Double Beds:(2)
  • Dryer
  • DVD Player
  • Elevator/Lift access
  • En Suite Rooms (6)
  • Fireplace
  • Freezer
  • Full Baths (1)
  • Grill
  • Highchair
  • Hot Tub
  • Housekeeping Included
  • Internet Access
  • Iron
  • Kettle
  • King Beds:(1)
  • King Beds:(7)
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room Seats (20)
  • Microwave
  • Patio
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Pool Table
  • Private Garden
  • Refrigerator
  • Safe
  • Secure Parking
  • Shared Tennis Court
  • Shower Rooms (3)
  • Staffed Property
  • Stereo System
  • Suitable For Children Under 5
  • Toaster
  • Towels Provided
  • TV
  • Washer
  • Wheelchair Accessible
  • Wi-Fi
House rules
    Pets allowed
    Smoking not allowed
    Check in: 4:00 PM
    Check out: 10:00 AM
    1 Full bath
    3 Showers
    6 Attached (ensuite)
    1 King
    7 Kings
    2 Fulls
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  • SHOOTING Pheasants in Season minimum 100 bird £36/bird: C$61 / stay - Fee
  • Damage Deposit: C$8,533 / stay - Deposit
  • Dog: C$34 / stay - Fee
  • Daily Inclusive Fee £125 per person: C$213 / stay - Fee
  • Facial: C$102 / stay - Fee
  • Massage: C$102 / stay - Fee
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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...
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.
Car advised
How to get there
Airport: Glasgow: 40.0 km
Railway: Kilmarnock: 5.0 km
Ferry: Stranraer: 112.0 km
Helicopters can land and park in the grounds by prior arrangement (we have animals and lifestock and ideally don't have drop-ins). Prestwick Airport is 15 minutes drive and Glasgow 35 mins.

We are 10 minutes drive from Kilmarnock, 20 minutes to Troon and Ayr.
Activities nearby
Fishing Nearby, There Is A Golf Course Within 30 Mins Drive, Horse Riding Nearby, Nearest Beach: 15.0 km.
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