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Auchinleck House and Estate

Ochiltree KA18 2AU, Scotland
Auchinleck House and Estate
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  • Sleep Quality
    5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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London, England, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Beautifully restored building. A huge effort has gone into explaining the history of the renovation and the Boswell family connection - which is still real. Living with some of Boswell's furniture gives a true sense of living history. More prosaically, the house was well equipped - especially the spacious kitchen - and it was easy to cook for 14. My... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2014

I have stayed here twice with friends and luckily once with work! The setting is incredible and I thoroughly recommend it to everyone. The bedrooms and house are well maintained and there is plenty to do (look out for the hidden grotto on the estate) just stunning!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2013

Chances are if you are intending to stay here you are already a Landmark trust member ~ in which case you will know what expect and won't be disappointed. This a lovely, well restored, old house in a delightful setting. Expect a well appointed and clean property. Readers of this site are wanting to know the flaws - there are... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2013

We celebrated significant birthdays here with good friends. Its a great, historical place to stay with a great atmosphere. It is really spacious (as you would expect), the open fires are lovely and atmospheric. Don't let lack of en-suites, TVs and WIFI put you off - its lovely when its full with family and friends. Well done Landmark Trust for... More 

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2013

We had a fantastic and memorable weekend at the house, our room and decor was prefect and had a great bath to relax and have a good soak in. Our friendly host cooked a fantastic breakfast in the open plan kitchen / dining room both mornings it was superb - couldn’t fault anything.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2012

a group of 12 of us stanyed here for a long weekend, it was great the house was fantastic its a bit like staying in a national trust house, the house was so warm it was november i thought it would be cold for being such a big house but not the case, its not the easiest place to find... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2009

We gathered to celebrate Jean Orr's 90th birthday and the guests ages ranged from minor sprogs to 97. Guests flew in from Australia, Canada and all parts of the UK. While a large number of us stayed at the house more joined us for meals or dropped in on the Sunday afternoon. The splendid surroundings of the dining room seats... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2008

A birthday weekend with friends in this fantastic house. Very grand, we know a lot more about Boswell and Johnson now. We couldn't believe that we could have somewhere like this all to ourselves. A perfect place for a celebration or family get-together. We booked a local piper to play for us on the sunday morning.

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Athens, Georgia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2006

My extended family traveled to Auchinleck Scotland from Georgia (USA) in June. We are descedents of James Boswell and it was an absoulutely delightful trip. The weather was fabulous and the Auchinleck House and grounds were more than we could ever have imagined. We intend to return.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2004

Wow, where do I start!The pure scottish air just made me flutter!It was an absolutely adorable site i would go back any day. Beautiful scenery, and it was just purely scrumptious, too good to eat!I recommend this to any other lonely, 94 year old with no friends. The spirits of the house kept me company, and will be kind to... More 

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