Balnagore (Licence No: NA00391F)

Charming 19th-Century Farmhouse on the Isle of Arran

Sleeps: 11

Bedrooms: 6

Bathrooms: 3

Dogs welcome

Parking: Several cars

Welcome to Balnagore, a beautifully restored 19th-century sandstone farmhouse nestled on the edge of Machrie Moor, just moments away from the enigmatic Neolithic Standing Stone Circles. This spacious, traditional home comfortably sleeps up to 11 guests, making it the ideal retreat for families or groups looking for a serene getaway on the stunning Isle of Arran.

Surrounded by its own private grounds and offering breathtaking views of the Kilbrannan Sound towards Kintyre, Balnagore provides a unique blend of historical charm and modern comforts. From the inviting open fires to the fully-fitted kitchen, this idyllic farmhouse promises a memorable stay in the heart of Scotland’s natural beauty. Immerse yourself in the tranquility of Balnagore, where unforgettable sunsets and enchanting landscapes await your discovery.


Sleeps up to 11 guests: 3 double bedrooms, 2 twin bedrooms, and 1 single bedroom, providing ample space for families or groups.

Breathtaking views: Stunning sunsets over the Kilbrannan Sound and Kintyre, set amidst the scenic landscapes of Machrie Moor.

Historical charm: A traditional 19th-century sandstone farmhouse, located less than a mile from the Neolithic Standing Stone Circles.

Modern comforts: Fully-fitted kitchen with modern appliances, flat-screen TV with Sky Freeview, DVD player, and cozy open fires.

Outdoor amenities: Enclosed lawned garden, outdoor seating, outbuilding with table tennis table and BBQ, and secure space for bicycles.

Family-friendly: A cot, highchair, and board games are available, along with two well-behaved dogs welcome (additional charges apply for extra cleaning).

Additional services: Optional linen service, electricity usage charged separately, and coal available for indoor fires (additional charges apply).


The heart of Balnagore is its warm and inviting fully-fitted kitchen, where modern conveniences meet rustic charm. Prepare delicious meals with ease using the Belling electric range cooker, dishwasher, fridge-freezer, and microwave provided. The kitchen is also equipped with additional appliances such as a coffee maker, cafetière and slow-cooker. Adjoining the kitchen, you’ll find a convenient utility room housing a washing machine, tumble dryer, additional fridge, chest freezer, and iron. The kitchen seamlessly leads into the dining area, creating a perfect space for memorable gatherings with family and friends.

Lounge areas

Balnagore offers two inviting lounge areas, each exuding warmth and comfort, making them the perfect spots for relaxation and quality time with loved ones. The spacious main sitting room features an open fire, beautifully complemented by a west-facing picture window that frames the stunning views of the Kilbrannan Sound and Kintyre, allowing you to enjoy Machrie’s magical sunsets right from the comfort of the sofa. Entertainment is provided in the form of a flat-screen TV with Sky (Satellite TV channels) and a DVD player, ensuring guests have a variety of options for a cozy movie night in.

For those seeking a more intimate setting, Balnagore also offers a smaller, second sitting room – a snug retreat where you can curl up with a good book by the open fire. This space also houses the pay telephone, adding a touch of convenience to your stay. Both lounge areas have been thoughtfully designed to combine modern amenities with the farmhouse’s traditional charm, making them the ideal spaces for unwinding after a day of exploring the beautiful Isle of Arran.

Bedrooms & Bathrooms

Balnagore’s thoughtfully designed bedrooms provide a peaceful haven for guests after a day of adventure on the Isle of Arran. The farmhouse comfortably accommodates up to 11 people across 3 double bedrooms, 2 twin bedrooms, and 1 single bedroom. The ground floor features a master bedroom with a king-sized bed, an open fire, and double aspect windows, offering serene views of the garden and the hills to the north. An adjacent bathroom provides added convenience.

Upstairs, the main farmhouse includes a double bedroom, a twin bedroom, and a single room furnished with a 2’6″ bed. These rooms share a bathroom equipped with a hand-held shower attachment over the bath. Additionally, above the main sitting room, there is another twin bedroom and a dormitory room containing a double and two single beds. Please note that there is no toilet or hand basin in this part of the house.

Balnagore’s bedrooms and bathrooms blend traditional charm with modern comfort, ensuring a restful and rejuvenating stay for all guests in this idyllic 19th-century farmhouse.


Balnagore’s lawned garden is the perfect outdoor oasis, offering a private and serene space to relax and soak in the beauty of Machrie. The garden is enclosed, providing a safe and secure environment for children and dogs to play. Outside seating is also provided, allowing guests to enjoy the tranquility of the surroundings while basking in the refreshing Scottish air.

Balnagore’s outbuilding provides an additional space for outdoor activities, housing a table tennis table, BBQ, and extra seating. There is also secure space for bicycles and other sports equipment, offering guests an easy and convenient way to explore the scenic landscapes surrounding the farmhouse.

The lawned garden and the surrounding natural beauty create a perfect backdrop for peaceful walks and picnics, allowing guests to fully immerse themselves in the tranquility of the Isle of Arran.


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