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Mountain Hall View

Ballantrae near Girvan, Ayrshire and Dumfries & Galloway, KA26 0LN (Ref. 1053445)

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  • Icon/Feature/Off-road parking Off road parking
  • Icon/Feature/Ground floor bedroom Ground floor accommodation
  • Icon/Feature/Ground floor bedroom Ground floor bedroom
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  • Icon/Feature/WiFi Broadband / WiFi

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3 Customer Review(s)

  • “There are only two reviews of this property so far, so I assume that the property has only recently been offered as a holiday let.”

    I agree totally with both of the previous reviewers, and whilst the property is stunning and in a beautiful location, the lack of local information, or a manual for those staying regarding rubbish etc, as well as minimal equipment and missing finishing touches (e.g. toilet roll holders) makes it feel a bit stark and not as welcoming as it could and should be. It does indeed sleep 6, but that would be 3 x couples or a couple plus two children as there are only three bedrooms that have double ...

    I agree totally with both of the previous reviewers, and whilst the property is stunning and in a beautiful location, the lack of local information, or a manual for those staying regarding rubbish etc, as well as minimal equipment and missing finishing touches (e.g. toilet roll holders) makes it feel a bit stark and not as welcoming as it could and should be. It does indeed sleep 6, but that would be 3 x couples or a couple plus two children as there are only three bedrooms that have double beds (not twins). There is an unused single room that has an unmade double bed - it would be better to remove this and make it into a usable single room. Our original party was 4 adults each requiring a separate bed, and we were promised a sofa bed in the separate sitting room. However, this was not provided, and this would have caused huge problems if all four adults had come. This sitting room is under utilised with just one chair and two bean bags and we called it the communications room as it was the only place I could get a wifi signal. A second television and comfortable sofa would be useful and maybe a table so that this could be a games room or a quiet reading room. It was spotlessly clean (apart from under the beds - which do move around and the two part bases are not secured together) but there was no welcome pack - which need only be some milk so that guests who have traveled a long way can have a cup of tea or coffee on arrival. Whilst certain pieces of equipment have been provided following the reviews, it is still minimal, and there are still only two knives - a bread knife and a small veg knife. I ended up buying baking trays and a knife set from the supermarket in Girvan - a total cost of £9. So, a little bit more thought on the practicalities would have been appreciated, The only contact number we had was for Sykes - no local number for either the owners or the housekeeper. Without the wifi and limited mobile signal, we felt quite cut off and were alarmed to find a van parked inside the property grounds one morning. The van had a name and a telephone number, but no indication of the nature of business. They did not approach the property and it was only when we approached them that they said they were there to strim the grass. There was no courtesy call from anyone to let us know to expect them, and being in a remote spot, being single women, we felt quite vulnerable. Having said that, the grounds did need some attention as this beautiful property looked like it had been picked up and placed in a field. Apart from chippings around the house, there is no garden to speak of, and the pretty little summer house could have been tidied up for guests to enjoy. The balcony in the main bedroom looks unfinished and it would be a lovely place to sit if there was a bistro set and proper surface underfoot. This place has such potential, but it feels as if it has been put out for the holiday market in a bit of a rush. For anyone considering booking it, I'm sure you will have a lovely time as long as you are aware of it's shortcomings (personal opinions of course). Ballantrae is a lovely little village and we were pleased to be able to support the community hub/pub (King William) which opened while we were there. Lots of local information there and games, and the garden centre coffee shop sold little maps of the local area. We went to Glasgow on the train, did a Treasure Trail around Girvan, went to Turnberry Lighthouse, the Robbie Burns centre and monument in Alloway, had Cullen Skink at the Brig o' Doon, and completed a 9 mile Ballantrae Circle walk.

    - Mrs Murphy, August 2021

About the property

Girvan 15.1 miles.

Mountain Hall View is a stunning, detached property residing in a countryside location just above the village of Ballantrae.

With easy access to the idyllic shores of the Ayrshire coast, this charming retreat welcomes families eager to explore some of South Scotland’s finest areas.

The property dates back 200 years and has been thoughtfully and tastefully modernised throughout by the owner.

The cottage exudes plenty of character and charm, while the amenities of the modern extension provide a contemporary style of living.

The focal point of the property is the substantial open-plan living area, where you can take a seat in the lofted sitting area, take advantage of the integrated kitchen appliances and whip up something special, or carry the conversation to the dinner table where you can toast to a superb getaway.

The quality of Mountain View is really emphasised here, complete with wooden flooring, floor-to-ceiling windows, and patio doors that open onto a glass balustrade.

Moving back through the interior, the first floor occupies the master bedroom, fitted with a double bed and en-suite shower room, along with a private balcony where you can step out and admire the tranquil location.

The original part of the house can be found at the other end, hosting two double bedrooms and a second sitting room.

The first bedroom rests on the ground-floor and enjoys jack-and-jill access to a shower room, while the second can be found up a private staircase, with the bedroom and shower room at either end of the landing.

Spend mornings out on the sloped garden, or discover the farmland surrounding the property, with many acres of open countryside offering a delightful backdrop to your walks.

The little village of Ballantrae offers a convenience store if you require any essentials, as well as a coffee shop, gift shop and farm shop to source some local produce.

The magnificent nearby Glenapp Castle offers luxurious 5 star dining, set amongst impressive gardens.

Fishers can spend their time casting away in the River Stinchar, while those keen gardeners must visit the Logan Botanical Gardens with its exotic range of plants and trees.

Head to the Mull of Halloway Lighthouse and be rewarded with mesmerising views of Scotland, Ireland and the Isle of Man, while looking out for the diving porpoises and dolphins.

The Irish ferry post is just a 20 minute drive away.

Further afield you can hop on a train to Glasgow or jump in the car and drive to the mesmerising Galloway Park where you can enjoy breathtaking hikes and spot incredible landmarks, such as the Grey Man of the Merrick and Bruce’s Stone.

Mountain Hall View ticks all the boxes for a spectacular family retreat, any time of year.

Summary

  • Three bedrooms: 2 x double with en-suite shower, basin and WC, 1 x ground-floor double with jack-and-jill access to shower, basin and WC
  • Ground-floor bathroom with bath, shower over, basin and WC
  • Open-plan living area with kitchen, dining and sitting area
  • Utility
  • Second sitting room.
  • Oil central heating
  • Electric double oven and induction hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, dishwasher, TV with Freeview, WiFi
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Ample off-road parking
  • Enclosed lawned garden and patio area with seating
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Sorry, no dogs
  • Shop 3 miles, pub 3 miles.

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About the location

GIRVAN

Pinmore 5.6 miles; Lendalfoot 6.3 miles; Pinwherry 7.5 miles.

Girvan is a burgh in South Ayrshire, Scotland, situated on the east coast of the Firth of Clyde. Originally a fishing port, this historical town developed into a seaside resort, with plenty of things to sink your teeth into. The Girvan Folk Music Festival is an annual event, and attracts many visitors, with Girvan also housing a folk music club. And why not visit the Festival of Light, which has a six-week lantern project leading up to the river of light lantern procession and shorefront performance, a must-see for those visiting during October. Take advantage of the local bars, pubs, restaurants, art galleries and shops in order to experience everything Girvan has to offer.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas