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“Very magically place”
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Ard Daraich
Ranked #2 of 2 Ardgour B&B and Inns
Glossop, United Kingdom
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“Very magically place”
Reviewed June 23, 2011

Mum & I's third night on our trip around Scotland - what a fantastic find. Anna kindly recommended somewhere to eat and booked us a table, and we were greeted warmly at Ard Daraich by Anna and friendly Kubrick their labrador. After unpacking in our beautiful room, we sat in the lounge by the roaring fire with a pot of tea & coffee and then took a tour of the garden and the loch with Kubrick in tow!! Lovely comfy bed, beautiful linen and feather pillows - bliss. Norrie cooked us a great breakfast and then even booked Mum a doctor's appointment. We left feeling thoroughly well looked after...and wanting to come back.

  • Stayed June 2011, traveled with family
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Salisbury, Dorset, England
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Reviewed June 16, 2011

We loved it here. The old house has a lovely "feel" and it has been beautifully restored to a very high standard. Everything is wonderful, the big sitting room with the very welcome log fire, tea and cakes, the comfortable bedroom, quality linens, a very comfy bed with a good mattress, delicious breakfasts using good quality produce, I could go on and on! On top of that you have the charming hosts with good conversation and fun! They are also very good at recommending local eateries for supper.
All excellent and highly recommended.

  • Stayed May 2011, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed June 3, 2011

Excellent service from the owners of Ard Daraich.
The rooms were of a good size and neat and tidy with en suite. The house has an "old farmhouse" feel to it with a fire in the lounge to warm yourself on in the evening, a large aga in the kitchen and chunky wooden dining room table to eat breakfast from.
The bed and duvet was amazing, I could have slept for a week, but there was a full English breakfast waiting for me.
Breakfast is very good as it has all the trimmings one would expect and tasted great. The eggs are from the owners own chickens!
There is a lot to do in the area and I wish we had stayed longer. We enjoyed a tour of the garden which is well worth a look. It has a number of very interesting plants and trees planted by the owner and his family over many years. The view from some areas of the upper garden is quite spectacular.
Well worth it and would definitely return.

  • Stayed May 2011, traveled as a couple
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Chester, United Kingdom
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Reviewed May 22, 2011

Ard Daraich is situated in a beautful area west of Fort William . Norrie and Anna MacLaren are wonderful hosts providing every comfort for your stay.We arrived in very wet weather and really appreciated the welcoming fire in the sitting room , a cosy room,comfortable bed and an excellent breakfast. The gardens are superb. The hosts are more than happy to provide advise about the area . The quickest way to Fort William is via the Corren Ferry but the area where they live has access to beautiful scenery, beaches and walking .

  • Stayed May 2011, traveled as a couple
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London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed March 22, 2011

Norrie and Anna (the hosts) are lovely and treat you fantastically well the second you step through the door. Breakfast is hearty and delicious, and rooms are spotless and have lots of character. Go for the private annex upstairs with adjacent bathroom, which features and amazing Victorian bath - great for a soak after a long day on the road! Location is remote but setting is beautiful and Norrie/Anna will be more than happy to point in the right direction in terms of places to go and things to see, not to mention local restaurants and pubs. This part of Scotland is beautiful and highly recommended. If you pass through Ardgour be sure to stay nowhere other than Ard Daraich! Would loved to have stayed there for one week, let alone one night. Faultless.

  • Stayed March 2011, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed July 7, 2010

Beautiful setting. Isolated. Norrie & Anna treated us like friends. Excellent food: local, eggs from their chickens, home-baked breads. Very large room, bath, and bathtub. Lots of help finding places we wanted to visit and suggestions of what all to see. Interesting conversations. Don't go if you want to be in the middle of things. Ft. William was a big disappointment. So happy we booked Ard Daraich or we would not have stayed in the area, and there is a lot to see there.

  • Stayed June 2010, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed January 24, 2010

My girlfriend suprised me with a birthday treat at this beautiful Scottish cottage. The hosts were very walm and welcoming and made our stay such an easy and relaxing one. The cottage is set in beutiful surroundings, perfect for picturesque walks and relaxing scenery.

The cottage itself was extremley well furnished with underfloor heating and a wood burner to keep out the cold weather in the evenings. The wood burner was a particular pleasure after a long day with long walks taking in the scenery Sky TV, dvd's and an abundance of literature was avaialble to keep you entertained if needed.

We particularly enjoyed the fresh eggs from the resident chickens and talking the owners pet dog for a walk and most importantly getting away from it all and completley relaxing

  • Stayed January 2010, traveled as a couple
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Property: Ard Daraich
Address: Sallachan | Ardgour, Near Fort William, Ardgour PH33 7AB, Scotland
Location: United Kingdom > Scotland > Scottish Highlands > Lochaber > Ardgour
Amenities:
Beach Beverage Selection Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking
Hotel Style:
Ranked #2 of 2 B&Bs / Inns in Ardgour
Number of rooms: 3
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Ard Daraich, the prefect place for a self catering holiday. Once the holiday home of cook and gardener, Constance Spry. Ard Daraich is now the home of Norrie & Anna Maclaren. We welcome you to our 8-acre Hill Garden with stunning views of Ben Nevis and Glen Coe. The shrub nursery has an interesting selection of trees and shrubs from all over the world. Situated on the shores of Loch Linnhe we are within easy reach of Fort William, Outdoor Capital of Britain. Ard Daraich also makes the perfect place from which to explore the West Coast of the Scottish Highlands, either as a walker, cyclist or by car. ... more   less 
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