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has been awarded a 4* Scottish Tourist Board quality assurance rating and is Category A listed as of Scottish National architectural importance.
“A one-off experience of a lifetime to rent a castle, perfect for that special occasion.”
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A one-off experience of a lifetime to rent a castle, perfect for that special occasion


Killean House is the largest rental property on the estate, comfortably sleeping 20 in total. The house is a splendid Grade A listed castle in the Baronial style of Scotland, built in the early 1880’s and extended in 1907.

Architecturally detailed, with crow step gables, crenellated parapet and tall French roofs. It is uncharacteristically light inside due to a number of large astragalled windows and a glass cupola above the hall and galleried first landing. An exquisitely restored castle, which maintains all of its original features, Killean House now exudes a grand, luxurious yet homely and welcoming atmosphere.

Killean House is approached through a stone pillared gateway, over a drive which snakes through the woodland past a waterfall, terminating at a gravel sweep at the front door. Stone steps lead up to a fine wooden porch built by famous shipbuilders, Denny of Dumbarton. Large wooden storm doors then open onto an internal glazed and astragalled door, which in turn leads into the Inner Hall with its ornate marble fireplace and galleried landing.

Ground Floor Accommodation

The house itself consists of three wings, accommodating a variety of reception rooms on the ground floor, including two cosy TV rooms, a formal drawing room and atmospheric dining room with its beautiful table capable of seating 20, overlooking the lawn and views beyond. Ample facilities are provided within the large country dining kitchen, with its fabulous oil-fired 4-oven aga cooking range and separate pantry and cooking area. At the end of your day, the stunning circular library is the perfect setting, with its real fire and comfortable sofas, to enjoy an after-dinner-drink.

Bedrooms & Bathrooms

After climbing one of the three staircases, you will discover the first floor, where there are ten bedrooms, comprising seven double rooms and three twin rooms, served by six bathrooms (two bedrooms have en-suite and dressing room facilities).

Upper Floors

Stone steps lead to the upper floor, where you will find the sluice room with original porcelain fittings and a fantastic games room, with access to the turret, roof terrace and the best views of the house – you can see as far as Northern Ireland on a clear day!

Whether it’s a shooting weekend, golf break, conference, special celebration, short break or film location, Killean House is the ideal venue to spend some quality vacation time, here on the beautiful Kintyre coastline. Discreetly sheltered within the lush woodland gardens, with fabulous views over the lawn down towards the coastline of the Sound of Gigha and the islands beyond, this really is the ideal setting for a country retreat. You will be made to feel most welcome, but able to spend the most private of stays.

Rentals are on a self-catering basis, however, we can arrange for local chefs to pamper to your every culinary need, or indeed offer a complete bespoke package, should you desire.


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  • Arran – Double
  • Bute – Twin single beds
  • Canna - Double
  • Davaar – Double
  • Eigg – Twin single beds
  • Jura – Twin single beds
  • Gigha – Double


  • ES1 –built-in bath with separate shower
  • ES2 – rolltop bath (shower hose)
  • 3 – rolltop bath with separate shower
  • 4 – rolltop bath (shower hose)
  • 5 – built-in bath with shower over
  • 6 – built-in bath with shower over


  • Wooden external Porch
  • Internal porch with coat storage
  • Cloaks (wc)
  • Main hall and staircase
  • Ante-room and library
  • Drawing room
  • Dining room
  • Rear hall and porch leading to lawn
  • TV lounge
  • Breakfast room
  • Second cloaks (wc)
  • Dining kitchen with separate pantry
  • Drinks store/bar
  • Linen closet
  • Laundry room (with housekeepers entrance)
  • Estate office and staff kitchen
  • Side Entrance (used by estate staff)


  • Sluice room (original washroom)
  • Games room with billiards table
  • Roof terrace
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