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The Dower House

Highfield, Muir of Ord IV6 7XN , Scotland
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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Bedford, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2014 via mobile

Set at the end of a drive off the "main" road through Muir of Ord, the Dower House is very much a chocolate box location. The bedroom was very generously sized and very comfortable and being deep in the countryside really quiet and relaxing. There is no menu for the evening meal, but the standard of ingredients and cooking meant... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2014

It's something of a surprise to stumble upon the Dower House in Scotland as it looks like a an English country cottage. Set in its own beautiful, well maintained gardens, it is a beautiful, fairly large house with four bedrooms all with their own unique decor. If you are an art lover then you will enjoy some the mix of... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2012

This is a special place and quite unique. Only four bedrooms but all comfortable and very well furnished. (I have stayed several times and tried three of them.) Everything is done properly and the proprietors do everything they can to please - you only have to ask. The set dinners are very good and contrary to some reviewers views, fair... More 

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Great Malvern, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2011

I couldn't fault the Dower House. It was very comfortable and clean with log fires and fresh flowers. The meal was first class - easily the best on our trip. There was attention to every detail of the food and drink. The bathroom furnishings were period - so maybe not for you if a power shower is your prime requirement,... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2011

The Dower House is undoubtedly a beautiful place to stay and is set in the most glorious gardens. We had an evening meal there and the food was very good, although expensive considering there was no choice. So why the disappointment? A feeling that the hospitality was measured to the penny. Maybe we were just unlucky on the day, but... More 

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Mauchline, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2011

We had three extraordinary dinners served to us by the great family that own and run the hotel. We had some of the best food I can remember. This plus very attentive and yet sensitive service made this a great place to visit.

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thedowerhouse, Owner at The Dower House, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your kind comments. Robyn puts a lot of thought and effort in to the no choice menu and it's always lovely for him to know that our guests thouroughly enjoyed their dining experience. More 

London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2011

Once again the Michelin Guide has not let us down. From the moment of reservation to the sad time of having to leave this has been like an extension to our family [only the food was better!]. Mena and Robyn Aitchison are the consummate hosts and our time with them will be treasured as will the memories of outstanding food,... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2011 via mobile

We stayed there for two nights and enjoyed our stay. The beds are comfortable and the rooms are clean. Dont expect a shower! It is a bath and you manually add a small shower head. It is also not possible to stand while showering. When we arrived we got tea and were asked if we like to have dinner that... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2011

The Dower House is really a lovely place to have a break. I travel a lot and stay in formulaic hotels, and at the core of its charm is the simple truth that the Dower House is very far from being formulaic. If your think that a Marriott is the perfect hotel, then I suspect the Dower House isn't for... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2011

Dower house lived up to its review as one of the top 10 cosiest places to stay in the UK - and then some. The rooms were comfortable, nicely furnished with good beds and linens. There were wonderful views of the gardens from every window. We made good use of the study for access to the internet. The cuisine is... More 

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Address: Highfield, Muir of Ord IV6 7XN , Scotland
Location: United Kingdom > Scotland > Scottish Highlands > Muir of Ord
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$
Number of rooms: 5
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