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Sleeps - 20
Region - Southern Scotland
Activities Beach · Golf · Riding · Snooker/Billiards
Facilities Golf course · Mobile coverage · Snooker / Billiards · Wifi
Features Fully Catered · Self-Catered
Hillhouse offers ultimate privacy, luxury and atmosphere for those who want to stay as a group of friends, family or colleagues.
Hillhouse is a listed country house built around 1780. It has been totally refurbished retaining its classic Georgian features and decor, but now incorporating the comforts of under-floor heating and state of the art audio-visual systems that you might not expect from a house of this era!
There are no less than 4 Open Championship Courses on the doorstep of Hillhouse including Troon and Turnberry.
For non golfers the house is perfectly situated to enjoy yacht charters, windsurfing, kitesurfing, horseracing, shooting and fishing, all on the doorstep.
Hillhouse is the perfect venue for private parties and corporate entertainment as well as those that just want to treat themselves to a luxury stay at one of Ayrshire’s finest private country houses.
Glasgow International Airport is just 40 minutes away by car and Prestwick Airport only 10 minutes away.
Hillhouse has been recently refurbished to a high standard and offers superb, exclusive accommodation for a large gathering. It is ideal for a golfing party, being so close to the championship golf courses of Troon and Turnberry.
Hillhouse has 10 bedrooms all of which can be made into twin rooms or super kingsize doubles depending on the preference of the guests. All of the bedrooms are luxurious and spacious with good views. The bed linen is of the finest quality ensuring that everyone gets a very comfortable night’s sleep! All the bathrooms are very large with the sinks and baths delightfully set in marble. They also have under-floor heating and power showers as well as baths .
Bedroom 1. Permanent double with ensuite bathroom and dressing room. Bedroom 2. Double or twin with ensuite bathroom. Bedroom 3. Double or twin with ensuite bathroom. Bedroom 4. Double or twin with ensuite bathroom Bedroom 5. Double or twin with ensuite bathroom Bedroom 6. Double or twin with ensuite bathroom Bedroom 7. Double or twin with sink, shares bathroom with bedroom 8 Bedroom 8. Double or twin with sink, shares bathroom with bedroom 7 Bedroom 9. Double or twin with ensuite bathroom Bedroom 10.Double or twin with ensuite bathroom
Drawing Room. This is a classical room for more formal parts of an evening. It is perfect for relaxing in and talking amongst friends whilst enjoying a drink in front of the roaring fire. The Drawing Room is equipped with a state of the art sound system which is hidden from view enabling guests to listen to music of their choice whilst they relax.
Library. The Library is a less formal room for watching TV or reading in. The library is equipped with a 40″ plasma screen, DVD player with surround sound and a full satellite TV package.
Study. Another less formal room equipped with a TV linked to a full satellite package and guest computer linked to the internet. The computer is also connected to a printer so that guests can print off documents at their convenience.
Main Dining Room. This Dining Room can sit up to 18 and is a beautiful room. It is perfect for dinner and lunch parties. This room can also be used as a high end conference venue with a 50″ wall mounted screen making power point presentations possible. When in Dining Room mode the screen is hidden by a unique electrically operated false picture frame and canvas – you would never know the screen was there. The room also has wifi.
East Wing Dining Room. This is used for smaller dinner parties or for breakfast.
Billiards Room. Snooker or billiards on a full size table. The room also has a 50″ plasma screen, DVD, full satellite package and an amazing surround sound system.
Ball Room. This a larger room used for dances or ceilidh’s. It can also be used for larger dinner or lunch parties and can sit 24 on one large table or up to 50 on 5 round tables.
Hillhouse can sleep up to 20 guests. The minimum number of rooms per booking is 3 bedrooms or the price of what 3 bedrooms would cost. This is because Hillhouse is only ever let exclusively. The house comprises of two wings – East wing and West wing. If a party or group take 5 or less bedrooms then they will only have access to the West wing. Groups taking 6 or more bedrooms will have full access to both wings. Please note that groups who only have access to the West wing will not be able to use the Ballroom, Library or East Wing Dining Room unless they pay a supplement.
Hillhouse is located in one of the most scenic and beautiful parts of Scotland and there are many outdoor sports available in the local area. The staff at Hillhouse will be delighted to help arrange other activities in addition to those listed here.
Golf • Royal Troon – 5mins (Open Championship Course) • Prestwick Golf Club – 10mins (Open Championship Course) • Turnberry – 30mins (Open Championship Course) • Western Gailes – 5mins (Open Championship Qualifying Course) • Glasgow Gailes – 5mins(Open Championship Qualifying Course) • Kilmarnock Barassie – 4mins (Open Championship Qualifying Course) • Irvine Bogside – 10mins (Open Championship Qualifying Course) • Machrihanish – Transfer by boat 1hr • Dundonald Links – 4mins
Cycling Cycling along the paths, over the hillsides, and through the villages of Ayrshire is one of the best ways to experience the real Ayrshire. A number of safe and convenient cycleways are available near Hillhouse, including 2 National Cycle Routes. An innovative scheme, Bike by Bus, has seen the fitting of cycle carriers to the buses on 3 routes allowing greater access to rural areas.
Windsurfing/Kitesurfing The beaches at Troon and Barassie offer some of the finest windsurfing and kitesurfing available in the UK. The sandy beaches face in different directions and are sailable in most wind directions – the prevailing SW wind is cross-shore.
Walking Throughout Ayrshire there are walks to suit everybody – beaches, fields, forests, gardens parkland and much more. There are many waymarked walks near Hillhouse which form part of the Ayrshire Paths network and the staff at Hillhouse will be delighted to help you find a walk which suits you.
From Troon the Barassie beach runs all the way to Irvine to the North and the Troon beach to Ayr to the South.
Hillwalking Although the highest peak in Scotland, Ben Nevis, is just 4406feet (1344m) Scotland is acknowledged to have some of the most stunning hill walking and mountaineering routes in the world. The fickle nature of the Scottish weather means that even the ‘easiest’ of routes should not be undertaken lightly.
One of the most stunning peaks to climb is Goatfell (2866feet) on the Isle of Arran where upon reaching the top you will be rewarded by spectacular views of the island and, on a clear day, across to Ben Lomond, Jura and the coast of Ireland
Fishing Scotland is a prominent fishing destination and the Hillhouse staff will be delighted to help find a fishing venue nearby to suit your taste. There are 2 stocked fishing lochs nearby as well as the possibility of river fishing for salmon on the Doon, Girvan or Stinchar rivers.
Horseriding/Trekking/Polo There are excellent equestrian facilities located close to Hillhouse suitable for all ages and ability of rider. The General Manager at Hillhouse can be on hand to assist you in selecting the correct equestrian centre to match your experience. Hillhouse is also located within 20 minutes drive of Stewarton Polo Club. A thriving club where the beginner or the experienced polo player can all enjoy the sport of kings! Currently with more female members than men the club is at the forefront of developing the sport in Scotland.
Sailing The west coast of Scotland offers some of the finest sailing waters in the whole of the United Kingdom. The marinas at Troon, Largs and Inverkip are between 5 and 30 minutes drive from Hillhouse and offer access to the water on all sizes and types of craft.
Shooting Dalry, a town approximately 25 minutes drive from Hillhouse is home to the North Ayrshire Shooting ground which offers first class all-weather shooting facilities. Skeet, trap and sporting disciplines are all catered for alongside an indoor archery facility.
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