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Girvan hotelWelcome to Kirkholm.
Set in picturesque village of Colmonell, Kirkholm is a charming small former church detached residence surrounded by lawns and garden with uninterrupted views of countryside and the Stincher River valley.

The building has been renovated and upgraded to provide a comfortable combination of cosy and spacious, traditional and contemporary accommodation filled with light and airy atmosphere.

Kirkholm Accommodation

Arranged to sleep up to 6/8 guests in three bedrooms and an upper gallery with sofa/bed.
Also, two newly fitted bathrooms with showers and one with a slipper spa bath provides a touch of luxury.

Off the hall are two bathrooms fitted with period sanitary ware and sinks, each with showers. One with an elegant slipper spa bath giving a touch of luxury.

Three of the bedrooms are on the ground floor. The prayer book room with view of side lawn and trees has original wooden floor, a double bed with open fire filled with dried flowers.

Twin beds are In the Minister's View room with views of open farmland. Large Bunk beds offer a family sleeping room in the Vestry room with views of countryside.
Leading up a spiral staircase from the open plan living area you discover a further lounge/study in the upper gallery with two sofas (one with a fold out bed) with a view of the circle window.

You are welcomed by the attractive outer facade of this former church with its majestic bell tower and red tiled spire, before stepping inside, into a light open plan living area with white walls and rich dark timber ceiling arches.

Here, the building's individuality has been lovingly restored to give a sense of character and space with a homely feel.

Situated by three tall gorgeous windows, the lounge is casually furnished, a wood burning stove providing an interesting focal point giving this area a cosy feel.

To the centre a solid oak dining table and chairs, perfect for family meals or dinner parties with friends.

The large kitchen, situated at one end of the open plan living area, comprises of Belfast sink, modern units and appliances, with solid oak doors giving a traditional look that is pleasing to the eye. Its fully equipped and practical layout makes cooking a pleasure.

Located in the picturesque River Stincher valley a few miles up stream from the mouth of the river at Ballantrae, Colmonell is set in the heart of the former Covenanter country.
The architecture of several of the older buildings on the main street date back till the 18th century and most are painted white giving a charming feel to the village.

The poet Robert Burns described the village from a distance as appearing like a 'white ribbon' due to the village being built on rolling hills. There are several gentle walks around the village and the local river provides a lovely walk along the banking under the ruins of Craignell Castle.

Just over 15 miles from Turnberry Golf Course this is a perfect base for golfing holidays, or other countryside activities such as hill walking, fishing or cycling.
Alternatively, if you prefer less active holidays nearby river walks and beaches offer gentle strolls an ideal escape for get away from it all. Kirkholm Creative Retreat and its surroundings offers inspiration for artists, writers, poets and musicians.

LOCAL WALKS: There are 8 delightful local walks around the Stinchar valley, one of the most beautiful in South Ayrshire, varying from ¾ miles to 8¾ miles. The easiest access for a walk from Kirkholm are the Colmonell River walk and the Clachanton walk.

Just north of Ballantrae (3 miles from Kirkholm), there are invigorating walks along the sandy beach and rugged shores. On clear days Alsa Craig, Isle of Arran can be seen and a perfect location to watch the sunset.

HILLWALKING: For more enthusiastic walkers more strenuous walks can be undertaken in the nearby Galloway hills and around the scenic Glentrool loch. In Spring, a 'Walkfest' takes place in the Galloway Hills with several guided walks ranging from easy to strenuous taking place with walkers coming from around the UK to take part.

GOLF: South Ayrshire is the site of the world famous Turnberry golf course. There are many types of courses offering a great day out for every level of player.

HEALTH and WELLBEING: A perfect day can be enjoyed being pampered and relaxing in the Pebbles Spa (3 miles from Colmonell), with therapeutic treatments and a swim with a wonderful view out to sea and Ailsa Craig.

BOOKS: Kirkholm and local area is inspiring for writing or enjoying peaceful surroundings to read. If you are a bookworm, a scenic 35 minute drive south will take you to Wigtown, designated Scotland's National Book town in 1998. Here you will find over 20 bookshops to browse around and several thousand books on many subjects. Annually in Autumn, the Wigtown Book Festival attracts well known authors and poets to launch books and talk about their work.

Email Kirkholm enquiries & reservations: bookscotland@madbookings.com