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Mars Hill Upper

(Ref. 1135717)

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Sykes rating

  • 6 Guests

  • 3 Bedrooms

  • 1 Bathroom

  • Pets No


  • Off road parking
  • Cot available
  • Highchair available
  • Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Washing machine
  • Seaside
  • Broadband / WiFi


1 Customer Review

  • "This property could be spectacular but there were far too many issues for us during our stay in September 2023."

    Positives - The view from the property is absolutely spectacular, all the rooms are very spacious, the kitchen is reasonably well equipped. Negatives - On arrival the windows were open the property was very cold, the boiler was in an error state and it took a while to work out how to solve this, we eventually worked out it was due to no pressure in the boiler. There is no information in the property and we had to text the host for the WiFi password, there is also no information on the recycling procedure, how the Nest system works or what should be done on check out in relation to bed sheets etc. The kitchen is extremely tired with paint wearing off the units, the tap is loose, and in addition the bid lid was very dirty and we found a dirty tray in the oven covered in grease and food detritus. All the windows in the property were filthy. There is a leak in the lounge ceiling during heavy rain. The radiator in the bathroom leaks which pools on the bathroom floor. The curtains in the lounge come off the runner if you shut them as there is a gap in the curtain rail. The lamp in the lounge had a two pin plug so was useless. The paint on the walls are very stained in places. The rug in the lounge is a trip hazard as it has a permanent ruck in it. The parking is very compromised - we struggled to turn cars (we came in two) around at the top of the drive as the person in the downstairs flat didn’t park considerately leaving extremely limited room - in addition the ground surrounding the parking area is unstable and one of our party nearly broke their ankle as the ground collapsed next to the log when they exited the car.

    thank you for your comments. It is a relatively new holiday let apartment. I have made up a file with all the relevant info on the heating & recycling etc I have sorted the plug for the lamp and had the leaking radiator and roof repaired. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Simon3.1Sep 2023


  • First-floor apartment
  • Three bedrooms: 2 x double, 1 x bunk
  • Bathroom with bath, shower over, basin and WC
  • Kitchen
  • Utility
  • Living/dining room
  • Gas central heating
  • Electric oven and gas hob, microwave, fridge/freezer
  • Smart TV and WiFi
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Highchair and travel cot available on request
  • Off-road parking available
  • Sorry, no pets and no smoking
  • Shop and pub, 0.6 miles
  • Note: Check-in from 2pm, check-out by 10am
  • Note: Property is accessed through rear staircase, which may be unsuitable for those with mobility issues

The property

Perched on a hilltop overlooking the quaint town of Dunoon in Argyll and Bute, you'll find the fabulous, three-bedroom apartment of Mars Hill Upper.

With off-road parking, well-presented living areas, a great location close to nearby amenities, this delightful holiday home welcomes a family or group of six for a relaxing, self-catered retreat in a beautiful Scottish setting.

Enter via the rear staircase into your lovely new home, where you can make yourself comfortable in the apartment’s fully-equipped kitchen, rustling up a tasty, home-cooked dinner that can be savoured in the living/dining room, a well-appointed space complete with a sofa, a sleek Smart TV, and gorgeous views gazing out upon the crips blue waters of Holy Loch.

As day rolls into night, be sure to rejuvenate with a dip in the bath before you hunker down for a much-needed rest in one of the three inviting bedrooms, ready for the fun and excitement of a brand new day.

Bring your loved ones for an unforgettable stay in Scotland at Mars Hill Upper.

Note: This property can be booked with Ref. 1075725, together sleeping up to ten guests. Licence Number: 230418-000127

EPC Rating: Band D

Short-term Holiday Let Licence No: AR-00158-F

Mars Hill Apartments

Overlooking the town of Dunoon in Argyll and Bute, resting on a pristine hillside lies the charming duo of properties belonging to the Mars Hill Apartments. With off-road parking space, well-presented interiors, and a superb location close to shops, pubs and restaurants, this wonderful pair of holiday retreats make a perfect base for families, friends, or sharing couples seeking a relaxing, fuss-free escape a short drive from the Loch Lomond & The Trossachs National Park. The surroundings of the Mars Hill Apartments enjoy proximity to several noteworthy locations, including Killbride Hill, along with Lochs Long, Gare, and Striven, as well as the Holy Loch, which is visible from inside the accommodations. During your stay, you can stock up on essentials at any of the numerous convenience stores and supermarkets located in Dunoon, whilst dining options in town are equally abundant, with The Lorne Dunoon, The 51st State and La Cantina Restaurant, and Chatters Restaurant offering something to satisfy even the pickiest of palates. For a full day out, jump in the car and set out to explore the countless wonders of the Queen Elizabeth Forest Park, an expansive landscape brimming with clear lakes, emerald woodland, and endless walk and cycleways. Whilst you're in the park, be sure to embark on a hike along the Loch Lomond Faerie Trail before you get up close and personal with aquatic wildlife at SEA LIFE Loch Lomond Aquarium. Enjoy the ultimate escape to Scotland with your loved ones by booking the Mars Hill Apartments as your base.

Note: This property has a Good Housekeeping bond of £350.

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About the location


Glasgow 36 miles.

The traditional resort town of Dunoon sits on the Cowal Peninsula in Argyll on the west coast of Scotland. Accessible by both land and sea, the trip to Dunoon can either be a ferry crossing over the Firth of Clyde, considered to be one of the best sailing areas in the world, or by a drive through spectacular scenery of dramatic mountains and lochs, each more breathtaking than the last. The area boasts a full calendar of events from food and music festivals to sailing regattas and a well-known Highland Gathering. Dunoon itself boasts many bars, coffee shops and restaurants offering local seafood as well as a high street of mainly independent shops offering a refreshingly different shopping experience. Benmore Botanic Garden is well worth a visit with its walled garden, imposing Giant Sequoia trees and hillside walks affording views over Holy Loch, renowned for its shipbuilding tradition and which, for many years, was a US Navy submarine base. With excellent walking, sailing and scenery to be enjoyed, and Glasgow around an hour's drive away, there is something to delight everyone in this truly beautiful part of Scotland.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas