Hillhouse is situated 2 miles from the Ayrshire seaside town of Troon. Troon is a one of the most desirable places to live in southwest Scotland and the town is host to world class golf courses, fine restaurants, bars,
shops, yachts and great beaches.
At Hillhouse we can organise many things for you to do including cookery demonstrations, whisky tasting, clay shooting, falconry, archery, wine tasting, art classes, flower arranging classes to name a few. We are very happy to organise transport and plan your day to make the most of our beautiful surroundings.
We are ideally situated to explore Glasgow and Edinburgh and we are surrounded by the stunning Ayrshire coast, historic houses and home of the great poet, Robbie Burns.
Home of Rabbie Burns
Birthplace of the great Scottish poet Robert Burns, this is an opportunity to steep yourself in his life and works. His birthplace and the Burns Museum and monument are situated in Ayr which is only a 30 minute drive from Hillhouse.
Culzean Castle, perched on the coast of Ayrshire only a 40 minute drive from Hillhouse. Steeped in the splendour of Robert Adam architecture, fascinating history, beautiful gardens and coastline walks.
Private Tour to Dumfries House
Dumfries House, an 18th century time capsule nestling in 2000 acres of countryside. With its exquisite contents, it has remained virtually unchanged for over 250 years. The House was saved from the auctioneer's hammer by HRH Prince Charles, The Prince of Wales. Designed by the renowned 18th century architect brothers, John, Robert and James Adam, Dumfries House was built between 1754 and 1759. The house holds the most important collection of works from Thomas Chippendale for the first time can be seen by the public. Hillhouse can organise a private tour of this stunning house for our guests.
You can reach Glasgow in 40 minutes and have a great shopping day in this fantastic city. The Merchant City is home to designers like Mulberry, Ralph Lauren & Burberry the city’s West End is a haven for independent retailers, vintage fashion and secondhand bookshops.
Edinburgh is an hour away from HIllhouse. Its history and its Castle surrounds the shopping area, take a walk along George Street for designer labels and good eating places.
Arran is easily accessible from Hillhouse and the island provides a range of activities to suit everyone for a memorable day trip.
Arran is one of the most accessible of the Scottish Islands, the north of the island is mountainous and sparsely populated, the South softer in landscape and home to the majority of the people who live here.
The ferry service is regular and runs throughout the year.
Boat & Yacht Charter
It is no secret that the Western Isles of Scotland offers some of the best sailing and most stunning scenery in the world. Hillhouse has Troon Marina on its doorstep, providing a gateway to an unforgettable sailing experience amongst the Western Isles. Whether you want to be powered at speed, cruised in luxury or blown by wind we will see that you are provided with the perfect boat and crew to suit your needs.
Kitesurfing & Windsurfing
Troon is host to some of the best kitesurfing and windsurfing beaches on the Scottish mainland. The water is warmed by the Gulf Stream effect, meaning it is possible to kite or windsurf at any time of year, however the months of April - October offer the best conditions.
Ayr Racecourse is Scotland's premier racecourse. It is home to the Scottish Grand National and the Ayr Gold Cup which is the richest race held on Scottish soil. The racecourse has excellent bars, restaurants, champagne bars and entertainment to compliment your days racing.
Shooting & Fishing
Hillhouse can organise shooting and fishing of all types for our guests, from a simulated clay pigeon day within our grounds to salmon fishing on some of Ayrshire's best beats.
As well as our fine dining experience you can really enjoy eating out in Ayrshire. We are fortunate to have an abundance of farms and local producers in our area to ensure that local restaurants have access to the very best produce.