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Eckford House

5 reviews
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Overview
3 bedrooms
3 bathrooms
10 guests
3 nights minimum
Holiday Rental House
Eckford House is a traditionally renovated country house with panoramic views of the Benmore Valley. Originally owned by the Younger family in the 1800's. The house was initially lived in by the factor of the Benmore Estate and encompasses a wealth of botanical history, consisting of vast charted collections of seedlings from around the globe. (Douglas Firs, Giant Conifers, rare species of Rhododendron, Magnolia and Azaleas.) The garden has ten acres of exquisite exploring. Recently renovated to a high standard while keeping to traditional character of the building, with underfloor heating throughout. Eckford House has wood burning stoves with marble and wooden fireplaces creating a homely a warm ambience. Large living room, 50' smart T.V, Bluetooth music system. A solid oak kitchen wi...Eckford House is a traditionally renovated country house with panoramic views of the Benmore Valley. Originally owned by the Younger family in the 1800's. The house was initially lived in by the factor of the Benmore Estate and encompasses a wealth of botanical history, consisting of vast charted collections of seedlings from around the globe. (Douglas Firs, Giant Conifers, rare species of Rhododendron, Magnolia and Azaleas.) The garden has ten acres of exquisite exploring. Recently renovated to a high standard while keeping to traditional character of the building, with underfloor heating throughout. Eckford House has wood burning stoves with marble and wooden fireplaces creating a homely a warm ambience. Large living room, 50' smart T.V, Bluetooth music system. A solid oak kitchen with a Belfast sink, electric range cooker, large kitchen table ideal for family gatherings. Master bedroom consists of a super king-sized bed with jack and jill ensuite, luxury shower with body jets and large shower head. 2nd bedroom, king-sized bed with jack and jill ensuite. 3rd bedroom has a double bed and a high quality comfortable double pull out couch bed with an en suite bathroom. 4th Double bed is situated in the living room with an additional high quality comfortable pull out couch. With over 4 hectares of ground to explore, the gardens consist of a large rare charted collection of rhododendron, azaleas, Douglas firs, magnolia trees and more. The garden also has magnificent waterfall features and trails throughout the garden. A relaxing Jacuzzi style hot tub with stunning multicolour LED lighting and Bluetooth music system, situated in a log cabin next to the house perfect for unwinding after a fun filled busy day. Benmore has lots to offer including Benmore botanical gardens, pucks glen and more spectacular scenery between the mountains and lochs. Dunoon its self is a seaside town filled with quirky shops, cafe's bars and restaurants. More
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About the Owner
Sandy M
Languages spoken:English
Response Rate:100%
Response Time:Within a few hours
Listed Since:October 2017
Interaction with guests
House is simple to use, guest can help themselves into the house to start their break away. Owners available if required. Basket of complimentary firewood provided more can be bought from cot house garage (2 minutes from Eckford House). £100 fine if the Hot tub has to be refilled due to overcrowding/excessive splashing, No fake tan as this causes damage. CCTV surveillance security camera's located on the property No longer accept pets
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Reviewed 28 July 2019

7 of us stayed here for 4 nights and loved every minute of it. 2 Adults, 4 teens 1 child and a dog. The house was immaculate, well stocked kitchen and comfortable beds. Host were friendly and helpful and responded when we needed something. The...More

Date of stay: July 2019
Thank O5352KUrossm
Sandy M, VR Owner at Eckford House, responded to this reviewResponded 30 July 2019

Thank-you so much. We are really glad you all enjoyed your self. See you again hopefully.

Reviewed 23 October 2018 via mobile

We are just back from a 3 night stay for my partners 30th and can not recommend this place enough! The pictures really don’t do the house and the surroundings justice - it truly is beautiful! Sandy was so accommodating as well, letting our friends...More

Date of stay: October 2018
Thank Sally K
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Reviewed 12 August 2018 via mobile

A great location, wonderful house and very accommodating hosts. Would recommend for a group of family or friends.

Date of stay: August 2018
Thank Mark L
Reviewed 11 March 2018

Eckford House is stunning , we where a group of 10 girls having a weekend away . The house has been beautifully renovated to a high standard . The house is great for large parties as it’s very spacious and comfortable . Everything you need...More

Date of stay: March 2018
Thank Leomaarmstrong
Reviewed 14 January 2018 via mobile

My family and I were absolutely blown away by Eckford House. Not only by the renovation itself but for the beautiful scenery and surrounding area, in which it is situated. The house has been tastefully decorated in keeping with tradition and sits at the top...More

Date of stay: December 2017
Thank Sinead M
Management response:Responded 15 January 2018

It was a pleasure to have you and your family Sinead, we are thrilled you had such a great time!! See you next year. Yours Sandy

Amenities
Pets Allowed: No
Smoking Allowed: No
Kid Friendly: Yes
DVD Player
Suitable For Children Under 5
Refrigerator
Washer
Highchair
Safe
Towels Provided
Private Garden
There Is A Golf Course Within 30 Mins Drive
TV
Rural/Countryside Retreats
Linens Provided
There Are Tennis Courts Nearby
Secure Parking
Horse Riding Nearby
Internet Access
Toaster
Cooker
Grill
Fishing Nearby
Hot Tub
Central Heating
Water Views
Dryer
Dishwasher
Freezer
Cable/satellite TV
Iron
Beach Or Lakeside Relaxation
Stereo System
Hiking Trips
Microwave
Mountain Views
Wi-Fi
Kettle
Watersports Nearby
Patio
Fireplace
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Does this holiday rental have a dining room?YesNoUnsure
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Getting around
A car is best suited for accessibility around the Benmore/ Dunoon area. However, there is regular public transport by bus with West coast motors and taxi's are available also.
How to get there
Eckford House is situated in Benmore Dunoon which is a peninsula in the West coast of Scotland. Accessible via the rest and be thankful A803 which is a drive renowned for its beauty or equally as picturesque Western ferries which is a 20 minute journey from Gourock.
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